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Michael Dunning

Birthplace: Newtown, CT, United States
Death: circa February 28, 1810 (71-87)
Pownal, Bennington, Vermont.
Immediate Family:

Son of Sgt. Benjamin Dunning and Elizabeth Dunning
Husband of Abiah Dunning
Father of Amos Dunning; Betty Dafoe; Josiah D. Dunning; Abel Dunning; John Dunning and 3 others
Brother of David Dunning; Sarah Hawley; Abel Dunning; John Dunning; Amos Dunning and 1 other
Half brother of Mary Dunning; Capt. Benjamin Dunning and Hannah Gregory

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About Michael Dunning

A Patriot of the American Revolution for VERMONT with the rank of LIEUTENANT. DAR Ancestor # A035054

Michael moved to Pownal, Vt, 1762, two years after the first settlement of the town; had a 2nd wife; was a leading man in Pownal where he became town clerk and selectman and is often mentioned in the town records; was the father of Josiah, the Revolutionary soldier.

His headstone reads: "Honest and Industrious in life, a friend to the poor, a patriot of 1776"

Many of his descendants became prominent in public life.

SOURCE: The Dunning Family in America pg. 2

From Vermont Revolutionary Rolls: Michael Dunning served as Corporal in the Pownal Alarm Company of Capt. Benjamin Bates as marched to Castleton in the alarm in October 1781. Another reference states that Michael Dunning was appointed Commissioner of Sequestration, Oct 30, 1777.

The Vermont Revolutionary Rolls by Goodrich, Page 831, states Michael served as a Lt. In the Green Mountain Boys and was at Quebec in 1776 as a part of 'Major Brown's Detachment', which was a part of 'General Arnold's Regiment.'

Source: Files of June Head

Rec'd 7/12/2008

. Michael DUNNING-61242 (Elizabeth MINER , John , John ) was born on 30 Jul 1730 in Newton, Fairfield, Connecticut. He died on 28 Feb 1810 in Pownal, Bennington, Vermont.

Michael married (MRIN:19045) Abiah KIMBERLY-64787 on 19 Jul 1750 in Newton, Fairfield, Connecticut. Abiah was born on 13 Aug 1731 in Newton, Fairfield, Connecticut. She died in 1757 in Newton, Fairfield, Connecticut.


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Michael Dunning's Timeline

July 30, 1730
Newtown, CT, United States
October 7, 1755
Newtown, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
Newtown, Fairfield, Conneticut
July 1763
Pownal, Bennington County, Vermont, United States
March 28, 1765
Pownal, New Hampshire Grants
Pownal, Bennington, Vt.