Capt. John Dimon

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John Dimon, Captain

Birthplace: Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut
Death: Died in Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut
Place of Burial: Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Capt. Moses Dimon and Jane Dimon
Husband of Elizabeth Hester Dimon
Father of Hester Frost and Daniel Dimond, Sr
Brother of Deacon Moses Dimon; Thomas Dimon; Ebenezer Dimon; David Dimon; Damaris Dimon and 2 others

Occupation: Farmer, militia captain
Managed by: Kim Young
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About Capt. John Dimon


John lived his early life in Fairfield. After coming of age his father gave him a house and property on the eastern slope of Mill Hill, lying in Fairfield township just north of the village of Fairfield on the road to Greenfield Hill. This ancient house remained in the John Dimon family for four generations, and although completely remodeled between 1850 and 1860, it still stands today (1983) on Bronson Road in Fairfield. John Dimon purchased and inherited other tracts of land in the Fairfield township, and he apparently made his living by farming then. Like his father MOSES, John served as an officer in the Fairfield militia. Town records refer to him as lieutenant of the Second Company in 1741, and by May of 1745 he had risen to the rank of captain.

He married Elizabeth Wheeler, daughter of John and Abigail (Burr) Wheeler. Both of her parents were descended from early Fairfield settlers. Her great-grandfather, Thomas Wheeler was the brother of EPHRAIM WHEELER. John and Elizabeth had nine children, all born at the family homestead on Mill Hill. John died at the family homestead May 4, 1764, and is buried at the Old Fairfield Burying Ground, near the grave of his father.

Elizabeth continued to live at the Dimon home on Mill Hill until her death on Feb. 8, 1786. She was buried beside her husband in the Old Fairfield Burying Ground.


  1. Dimon Genealogy - 4th Generation page 22. # 21 - son of # 9 Moses Dimon b 1672 & Jane Pickney.

A family historian calls him Captain John Dimond

  • Birth: 1700 17 Nov, Antrim, Antrim, Northern Ireland
  • Baptism, 1700 17 Nov
  • Marriage to Elizabeth Hester Wheeler, 1727 10 May Age: 26, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA
  • Death: 1764 4 May Age: 63, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA
  • Mill Hill
    • From Smart Matches 10/2015:

John Dimon MyHeritage Family Trees Birth: 1700 - Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut Colony Death: May 4 1764 - Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut Colony Parents: Moses Dimon, Jane Pitney Dimon (born Pinckney) Siblings: ...Moses Dimon, Thomas Dimon, Ebenezer Dimon, Abigail Hill (born Dimon), David Dimon, Damaris Bradley (born Dimon), Damaris Bradley (born Dimon) Partner: Elizabeth Dimon (born Wheeler) Partner: <Private> Dimon (born Sturges) Wife: Catherine Dimon (born Gilbert) Children: ...Frost (born Dimon), John Dimon, Thomas Dimon, Ann Hull (born Dimon), Grace Dimon, Elizabeth Hoyt (born Dimon), Abigail Dimon, Pinkney Dimon...

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Capt. John Dimon's Timeline

March 1700
Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut
May 11, 1728
Age 28
Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States
Age 49
May 4, 1764
Age 64
Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut
Age 63
Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States