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Solomon Dunham

Male 1729 - 1790  (~ 61 years)


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  • Name Solomon Dunham 
    Born Feb 1729  Norton, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Alternate birth 18 Feb 1729  Norton, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Alternate death 1 Dec 1790  Norton, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 1 Dec 1790  Attleborough, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Buried Norton Common Cemetery, Norton, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I27558  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of AP
    Last Modified 2 May 2020 

    Family Sarah Hill,   b. 10 Oct 1739, of Attleborough, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 4 Nov 1756  Attleborough, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5
    Children 
    +1. Solomon Dunham,   b. 20 Aug 1760, Attleborough, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1843, Newport, Sullivan, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 2 May 2020 
    Family ID F16455  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Given in Isaac Watson Dunham's Dunham Genealogy (citation details below) as a son of Nathaniel Dunham and Elizabeth Pratt. Florence Barclay's "Notes on the Dunham Family of Plymouth, Mass.", The American Genealogist 30:143, 1954, shows that there were at least four Nathaniel Dunhams living at this time, and that the record is insufficient to properly distinguish them from one another, to say nothing of their alleged marriages and progeny.

      Isaac Watson Dunham's 1907 Dunham Genealogy was described in 1953 by Donald Lines Jacobus as "poorly arranged, poorly indexed, and containing many erroneous and impossible statements," which, if anything, is understating the case.

      Solomon Dunham and Sarah Hill's marriage is recorded in the Norton vital records, but noted to have happened "in Attleborough."

      The birth date of Solomon Dunham is listed in the published Norton vital records (citation details below) as "Feb. 29 [sic], 1729". This record is marked "G.R.2.", indicating that it came from a gravestone in the Norton Common Cemetery. Our genealogical software won't allow us to enter an impossible date, so we register it as merely February 1729. We are unsure of the basis on which Fred D. Clark (citation details below) gives his date of birth as 18 Feb 1729.

      His death date, 1 Dec 1790, is recorded in the published vital records (citation details below) of both Norton and Attleborough, towns which are adjacent to one another. The Attleborough record is noted as coming from a Bible in the possession of one Susan Dunham.

  • Sources 
    1. [S3432] Vital Records of Norton, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1906.

    2. [S4083] Vital Records of Attleborough, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849. Salem, Massachusetts: The Essex Institute, 1934.

    3. [S3900] Orion J. Wilcox and Emma Janette Fellows: Their Ancestors and Descendants by Fred D. Clark. Privately published, 2004.

    4. [S4083] Vital Records of Attleborough, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849. Salem, Massachusetts: The Essex Institute, 1934., "in his 62d y.".

    5. [S4083] Vital Records of Attleborough, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849. Salem, Massachusetts: The Essex Institute, 1934., place only.