Joseph Dunham (c.1636 - 1703)

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Birthplace: Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
Death: Died in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
Managed by: Thomas Shirley
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About Joseph Dunham

Alternate birth date: Nov. 18, 1637.

Admitted a Freeman on June 1, 1658. On June 7, 1665 granted 30 acres at Major's Purchase (Middleboro, MA.). He had 8 children between his two wives. Joseph was among those dismissed from the Plymouth Church to the new Plympton Church due to boundary line changes.

Sources

  • Savage, J. 'Genealogical Dictionary....' vol. III, p. 244.
  • Allen, J.K. 'George Morton of Plymouth Colony & Some of his Descendants', p. 11.
  • Records from the Plymouth Colony
  • Info from Isaac Watson Dunham

Marriages

  1. Nov. 18, 1657, Mercy, daughter of Nathaniel and Lydia (Cooper) Morton. She died Feb. 19, 1667 in Plymouth.
  2. Aug. 20, 1669, Hester Wormall, of Rowley, daughter of Joseph Rowley, who lived in Rowley, where the first child was born in 1642. In 1649 she moved to Boston and later to Scituate.

Records

Jonathan Dunham, brother of Joseph, deeded to him for twenty-five pounds land near that bought of Churchill, which his father John had owned. This was sold to Joseph on June 3, 1780. (sic)

Joseph made his will March, 1703, and left one-third of rents and household goods to Esther, his wife. He died at Plymouth. His will was probated June 16, 1703. He bequeathed to children and wife.

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Joseph Dunham's Timeline

1636
November 18, 1636
Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
1657
November 18, 1657
Age 21
Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
1659
1659
Age 22
Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
1659
Age 22
Plymouth, Plymouth, MA, USA
1662
July 25, 1662
Age 25
Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
1662
Age 25
1664
1664
Age 27
Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts
1665
1665
Age 28
Wrentham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA
1669
August 20, 1669
Age 32
Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
1673
1673
Age 36