Jonathan Dunham, of Martha's Vineyard

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Jonathan Dunham

Birthplace: Falmouth,Barnstable,Massachusetts
Death: Died in Edgartown,Dukes,Massachusetts,Massachusets
Immediate Family:

Son of Rev. Jonathan Dunham and Mary Dunham
Husband of Rebecca Dunham and Esther Dunham
Father of Gideon Dunham; Capt. Jonathan Dunham; Hezekiah Dunham and Cornelius Dunham
Brother of Hannah Pease; Eleazer Dunham; Gershom Dunham; Daniel Dunham and Samuel Dunham

Occupation: Husbandman
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About Jonathan Dunham, of Martha's Vineyard

Family of Jonathan Dunham (8) & Mary Cobb

19. Jonathan Dunham (Jonathan3, Jonathan2, Richard1). Born in 1661 in Falmouth, Barnstable, Masachusetts. Jonathan died in Edgartown, Dukes, Massachusetts, in 1745; he was 84.  on 13 Feb 1745/46.  in Mar 1745/46.  on 24 Dec 1747. Occupation: Husbandman, Corporal Of The Town (Edgartown) Militia (1691).

Jonathan first married Unknown.

They had the following children:

  • 37 i. Rebecca (1682-)
  • 38 ii. Jonathan (1684-1744)
  • 39 iii. Gideon (1686-1762)
  • 40 iv. Hezekiah (~1690-1738)

In 1691 when Jonathan was 30, he second married Esther Norton, daughter of Nicholas Norton (1610-1676) & Elizabeth Unknown, in Massachusetts. Born abt 1662 in Edgartown, Dukes, Massachusetts. Buried bef 1724 in Massachusetts.  on 8 Apr 1724. Inventory made by her son Samuel Huxford.

They had the following children:

  • 41 i. Cornelius (~1693-<1737)
  • 42 ii. Esther
  • 43 iii. Ruth (1710-)


"10 (3:153/4) #41 b. abt 1661; res. Falmouth, rem. Edgartown abt 1690, husbandman. Little is known of him during his residence in either town except thathe was Corporal of the Town Milita in 1691. He m. twice, but the name of his first wife is unknown. His second wife was Mrs. Esther Norton #10 Huxford, wid. of Samuel of Edgartown whom he m. abt 1691. She was b. abt 1666 and d. bef 1724. Inv. of her estate was made 8 Apr 1724 by her son Samuel Huxford. Jonathan Dunham d. abt 1745 and admin. of his estate was granted 13 Feb 1745-6; inventory of his property was made next month but division of the estate did not occur until 24 Dec 1747. He had the following named children ...."


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Jonathan Dunham, of Martha's Vineyard's Timeline

Age 23
Falmouth, Barnstable , Massachusetts
March 6, 1686
Age 25
Age 29
Age 30
Dukes, Massachusetts, United States
Age 30
Dukes, Massachusetts, United States
Age 38
February 28, 1745
Age 84