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Timothy Dunton

Also Known As: "Dutton"
Birthdate: (46)
Birthplace: Sudbury, Midlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Death: 1761 (45)
Westport, Lincoln County, Province of Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of John Dunton, Jr. and Sarah Dunton
Husband of Elizabeth Dunton
Father of Joseph Dunton; John M. Dunton; Samuel Dunton, Sr.; Elizabeth Grant; Sarah Knight and 4 others
Brother of Fred Dunton; Samuel Dunton; John Dunton; Anna Dunton and Sheubel Dunton

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About Timothy Dunton


'Timothy Dunton (1715 - 1805)

Timothy Dunton

Born 1715 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts

Son of John Dunton Jr and Sarah Jeffords

[sibling(s) unknown]

Husband of Elizabeth (Smith) Dunton — married 1737 [location unknown]

Father of Samuel Dunton Sr

Died 1805 in Westport, Lincoln, Maine

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Dunton-119 created 7 Nov 2013 | Last modified 11 Jun 2016


Timothy and his wife Elizabeth were on Westport Island (near Wiscassset),

by the 1740's.

As I understand the story, they had like 13 children.

Timothy Dunton

was born August 20, 1715 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

He was a seaman, fisherman and farmer.

He married Mary Elizabeth Smith on December 17, 1737

in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

Timothy was an early settler of Maine, going first to Woolwich

and then to "Jeremy Squam" Island, now Westport.

He was one of the signers of the petition to incorporate Wiscasset,

Maine. He had nine children - Joseph, John, Samuel, Elizabeth,

Sarah, Abner, Timothy, Daniel and Ruth.

He died after 1805 in Westport.

'Timothy Dunton

Birth: 20 AUG 1715, Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts

Death: AFT 1761, Westport, Lincoln, Maine

Father: John Dunton b: 28 DEC 1686 in Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts

Mother: Sarah Jefford b: 23 MAR 1692 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts

Married: 17 DEC 1737, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts

Spouse: Mary Elizabeth Smith b: 1718, Westport, Lincoln, Maine


  1. Joseph Dunton, b: 1738, Westport, Lincoln, ME; d. 1809 Newcastle, ME; m. Abigail GREENLEAF b: 1740
  2. John M. Dunton, b: 1738, Montsweag, Lincoln, ME; d. 10 OCT 1808, Westport; m. 6 SEP 1774, Georgetown, Lincoln, ME, Abigail HEAL; m. (2) 11 DEC 1760, Georgetown, Abigail WALKER, b. 1740, Berwick, York, ME
  3. Samuel Dunton, b: 1745, Westport, ME; m. 17 NOV 1768, Woolwich, ME, Lydia CROSBY b: Woolwich
  4. Elizabeth Dunton, b: 30 APR 1747, Woolwich, Sagadahoc, Maine, m. 11 APR 1768 Woolwich, Andrew GRANT
  5. Sarah Dunton b: 24 OCT 1749, Westport, ME; m. 27 NOV 1766 Woolwich, John KNIGHT b: 13 JUN 1743, Scarborough, Yorkshire, ME
  6. Abner Dunton, b: 1751, Westport, ME; d. 1787 OR 1788, Lincolnville, Lincoln, ME, m. 3 JAN 1775, Mary QUINN b. Georgetown, Lincoln, ME
  7. Timothy Dunton, b: 1752, Westport, ME; d. 22 MAR 1817, Boothbay, Lincoln, ME; m. 15 JAN 1805, Boothbay, Margaret PINKHAM b: 30 MAR 1781, Boothbay
  8. Daniel Dunton, b: 1755, Westport, ME; d. 22 MAR 1818 Westport; marr. 1) 10 NOV 1790, Edgecomb, Hannah FARNHAM b: 1 JUL 1760, Woolwich, ME; m. 2) 9 NOV 1777, Pownalborough, Lincoln, ME, Abigail SNELL b: 25 MAR 1758, Pownalborough; m. 3) 10 JUL 1801, Edgecomb, Susannah OLIVER b: 4 APR 1765, Georgetown, ME.
  9. Ruth Dunton, b: 17 SEP 1761 in Edgecomb, ME; d. 28 SEP 1794, Lincolnville; m. 10 MAR 1776 in Edgecomb, Isaac HEAL b: 14 MAR 1755, Georgetown ME.

Burial: John Dunton Cemetery

Note: "Westport Island was originally called Jeremisquam and was a part of Edgecomb. It came to be known as Westport, because it was the west port of Edgecomb." - Sources:

Robert Wylie Family History -

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Timothy Dunton's Timeline

August 20, 1715
Sudbury, Midlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Age 20
Westport, Lincoln County, Maine, United States
Age 22
Westport, Maine, United States
Age 29
Westport, Lincoln County, Maine, United States
April 30, 1747
Age 31
Woolwich, Sagadahoc, Maine, United States
October 24, 1749
Age 34
Westport, Lincoln County, Maine, United States
Age 35
Westport, Lincoln County, Maine, United States
Age 36
Westport, Lincoln, ME, USA
Age 39
Lincoln, ME, USA