Samuel Dunham, of Plymouth

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Samuel Dunham, Sr.

Birthplace: Scrooby, North Hingham, Lancashire, England
Death: Died in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
Place of Burial: Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Deacon John Dunham and Abigail Anna Dunham
Husband of Nancy Dunham; Martha Dunham; Martha Dunham; Widow Sarah Watson Dunham and Mary Dunham
Father of Sarah King; NN Dunham and Samuel Dunham Jr.
Brother of Rev. Thomas Dunham; Abigail Atwood; Hannah Rickard; Persis Shaw; Rev John Dunham and 3 others
Half brother of Benajah Dunham; Humility Dunham and John Dunham, Jr.

Occupation: Town Officer, Planter
Managed by: Eric Michael ANDERSON
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About Samuel Dunham, of Plymouth

Immigration: circa 1629. Possibly arrived on the 2nd voyage of the 'Mayflower'. Admitted a freeman on June 7, 1648. Planter of New Plymouth. Samuel was the Representative from Plymouth in 1668 & Constable 1674. In 1675 was Surveyor of highways. Belonged to the Plymouth Colony Militia. One pastor described Samuel as a 'old drunkard' (how Christian of the pastor). Excommunicated from the church in 1681 due to his drinking. He was fined 5 shillings by the Plymouth court 'for being overtaken with drink'. In Nov. 1689 he was accused of taking the Lord's name in vain, having been heard to say, 'the curse of God is upon the head & pluck', with many other unsavory speeches partly by intemperance in drinking which sister Jackson testified against him before the elders to his face'. Accepted again to communion Sept. 8, 1690.

Sources: Records from the Plymouth Colony

             Info from Joann Yeager Gwinn
             Info from Isaac Watson Dunham
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Samuel Dunham, of Plymouth's Timeline

Scrooby, North Hingham, Lancashire, England
Age 20
Lancashire, England
June 29, 1649
Age 25
Leiden,South Holland,,Netherlands
June 29, 1649
Age 25
Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA
April 10, 1650
Age 26
Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts
December 29, 1651
Age 27
Age 29
Plymouth, Plymouth, MA, USA
May 19, 1659
Age 35
Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts
January 15, 1692
Age 68
Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
January 20, 1711
Age 87
Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA