Saturday, April 17, 2010

Surname Saturday - Dunton

Today I will outline eight generations of my Dunton line. 

Prudence Dunton, my 3rd great-grandmother, was born September 19, 1806 in Westport, Lincoln, Maine.  She married Norton Phillips Parsons on December 20, 1825 in Edgecomb, Lincoln, Maine.  They had seven children - George, Eliza, Ozais, Stephen, Westbrook, Merrill and Norton.  Prudence's  husband Norton died before the 1860 census, leaving her a widow at a fairly young age.  She is found in the 1870 and 1880 census' with her son Norton.  Prudence died January 2, 1894 in Palermo, Waldo, Maine.

Stephen Dunton was born January 6, 1782 in Westport, Lincoln, Maine.  He was a farmer.  He married Dorothy Knight on November 30, 1803 in Edgecomb, Lincoln, Maine.  They had eight children - Prudence, Lucy, Eliza Ann, Stephen, Merrill, Lydia, Caroline and Susan. Stephen died February 16, 1873 in Westport.

Samuel Dunton was born 1745 in Westport, Lincoln, Maine.  He married Lydia Crosby November 17, 1768 in Woolwich, Lincoln, Maine.  They had eight children - Samuel, Eunice, Joseph, Lydia, Susanna, Stephen, Abner and Simon.  Samuel died in Westport.

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.

John Dunton was born December 28, 1686 in Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts.  He was a wheelwright.  He married Sarah Jeffords on February 9, 1715 in Reading.  He had five known children - Timothy, Samuel, John, Anna and Sheubal.  He died in Reading.

John Dunton was born May 14, 1665 in Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts.  He was married to Ruth in 1686.  They had nine children - John, Samuel, Ruth, Elizabeth, Thomas, Joseph, Mary, Sarah and Hepzibeth.  John died in 1721.

Samuel Dunton was born about 1627 in England.  He is first mentioned in Lynn, Massachusetts.  He was a wheelwright and was named on the list of proprietors at Reading, Massachusetts in 1644.  He married (H)Anna Felch.  They had nine children - Samuel, Hannah, Nathaniel, Elizabeth, Sarah, Mary, Ruth, John and Thomas.  Samuel fought in King Phillip's War.  Samuel died November 7, 1683 in Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

Robert Dunton was born about 1597 in England.  He immigrated about 1639 to Lynn, Massachusetts with son Samuel.

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