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Richard Dana

Male Bef 1617 - 1690  (> 72 years)


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  • Name Richard Dana  [1, 2
    Born Bef 31 Oct 1617  [3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Baptised 31 Oct 1617  Collegiate Church of Manchester, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Died 2 Apr 1690  Little Cambridge, now Brighton, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Person ID I33862  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of AP, Ancestor of DGH
    Last Modified 9 Nov 2021 

    Father Robert Dawney,   b. Bef 16 Jun 1571,   d. Bef 24 May 1644  (Age < 72 years) 
    Family ID F19948  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anne Bullard,   b. Abt 1627,   d. 15 Jul 1711, Little Cambridge, now Brighton, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years) 
    Married Between 1647 and 1648  [3, 5, 6
    Children 
    +1. Hannah Dana,   b. 8 Jul 1651, Little Cambridge, now Brighton, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Elizabeth Dana,   b. 20 Feb 1662, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 9 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F19947  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • He was the patriarch of the Boston Brahmin Dana family, although his own life and origins were modest. He was not, as long supposed, descended from Huguenot refugees. He died of injuries sustained from a fall from a high place in his barn. Among the direct descendants listed on his Wikipedia page are:

      Charles A. Dana (philanthropist) (1881–1975): businessman, politician, philanthropist, founder of the Dana Foundation and Dana Holding Corporation

      Charles Anderson Dana (1819–1897): journalist, author, assistant Secretary of War (1864-1866)

      Charles Loomis Dana (1852–1935): neurologist at Cornell Medical College

      Charles R. Dana (1802–1868): Mormon leader and politician

      Charles S. Dana (1862–1939): Speaker of the Vermont House of Representatives

      Daniel Dana (1771–1859): president of Dartmouth College

      Edmund Trowbridge Dana (1818–1869): jurist

      Edward Salisbury Dana (1849–1935): mineralogist, physicist

      Francis Dana (1743–1811): member of the Continental Congress, signer of the Articles of Confederation

      Henry Dana (1820-1852): established the Native Police Corps of the Port Phillip District (later Victoria )

      James Dana (clergyman) (1735–1812): pastor of the First Church in New Haven

      James Dana (mayor) (1811–1890): mayor of Charlestown, Massachusetts

      James Dwight Dana (1813–1895): geologist, mineralogist, zoologist, volcanologist

      John Cotton Dana (1856–1929): librarian and museum director

      John W. Dana (1808–1867): Governor of Maine

      Joseph Dana (1742–1827): clergyman

      Judah Dana (1772–1845): US Senator

      Lowell Dana (1891–1937): college football coach

      Napoleon J.T. Dana (1822–1905): American general during the Civil War and the Mexican–American War

      Olive E. Dana (1859–?): author

      Paul Dana (journalist) (1852–1930): journalist

      Richard Dana (lawyer) (1699–1772): colonial Boston politician, a founder of the Sons of Liberty

      Richard Henry Dana, Sr. (1787–1879): lawyer, poet, critic

      Richard Henry Dana, Jr. (1815–1882): lawyer, politician, author (Two Years Before the Mast)

      Richard Henry Dana III (1851–1931): lawyer, civil service reformer, husband of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's daughter

      Samuel Dana (1767–1835): US Representative

      Samuel Dana (clergyman) (1739–1798): clergyman, judge, politician

      Samuel Luther Dana (1795–1868): chemist

      Samuel W. Dana (1760–1830): US Senator and US Representative

      Charles Dana Gibson (1867–1944): graphic artist, created the "Gibson Girl"

      Samuel Dana Bell (1798–1868): politician and judge

      Samuel Newell Bell (1829–1889): US Representative

      William Dana Ewart (1851-1908): Inventor of the Link Belt and founder of the Link-Belt Construction Equipment Company

  • Sources 
    1. [S4814] John Plummer, "The Martyn Wives of Robert and John Bullard." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 146:279, 1992.

    2. [S6107] Descendants of Richard Woodward, New England, 1589-1982 by Norma Slater Woodward. Baltimore: Gateway Press, 1982.

    3. [S5373] Some of the Ancestors of the Reverend John Selby Frame and His Wife Clara Winchester Dana by Julia Locke Frame Bunce. Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1948.

    4. [S5410] The Dana Family in America by Elizabeth Ellery Dana. Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1956.

    5. [S4814] John Plummer, "The Martyn Wives of Robert and John Bullard." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 146:279, 1992., says "ca. 1648".

    6. [S5410] The Dana Family in America by Elizabeth Ellery Dana. Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1956., "about 1648".