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Benijah DUNN (1720-1781) and Sarah DUNHAM (1718-1799)
s/o John Joseph DUNN (1687-1748) and Hannah DRAKE (1681-1748)
d/o Edmund DUNHAM (1690-1748) and Dinah FITZRANDOLPH (1700-1780)
p/o Prudence DUNN (1744-1789)



13 Apr 1718 Sarah DUNHAM born at Piscataway, Middlesex, New Jersey; oldest child of Edmund and Dinah DUNHAM [North America Family Histories p270 (doc)]

13 Jun 1720 Benijah DUNN born at Piscataway, Middlesex County, New Jersey

abt 1739 son Edmund J DUNN born at Chester, Pennsylvania; died 1856 at Greene, PA

1741 dau Mary DUNN born at Piscataway, Middlesex, New Jersey

1744 dau Prudence DUNN born at Chester, Pennsylvania; married Isaac COOPER 1760 at Wrightsboro, McDuffie, Georgia; died 1789 at Wrightsboro, McDuffie, Georgia

29 Mar 1744 Benijah DUNN and Sarah DUNHAM married at Piscataway Middlesex County, New Jersey [Benajah DUNN (his mark) - from signature] and Jonathan DUNN of NewJersey, yeomen...[bound to]... Lewis MORRIS, Governor... 500 pounds...29 March 1744. ... Benajah DUNN...obtained license of marriage for himself and for Sarah DUNHAM of Piscataway, spinster... [w] Tho:s BARTOW, Sec'y [note: the right third of the 1st paragraph - where the name of the groom should appear - is missing from the document.] [consent] "I and my wife are willing... on account of marriage between Benajah DUNN and our daughter Sarah DUNHAM... [signed] Edmund – Dunham Piscataway, March 29, 1744] (one source says marriage at Chester, Pennsylvania] [New Jersey Marriage Records for Monmouth, NJ Film #0082937, lists Benijah, Sarah Dunham, and Edmund Dunham (doc)]

1745 son Zephaniah DUNN born at Piscataway, Middlesex, New Jersey; married Elizabeth _____ in 1766; died 1790 at Fayette City, Fayette, Pennsylvania

4 Jan 1749 dau Elizabeth DUNN born Chester, Pennsylvania; married Nathan GARRETT abt 1767 at PA
11 Feb 1757 son Rev Isaac DUNN born; died 1845; buried at Old Dunn Burial Ground (Girards Fort & Muddy Creek) Washington County (possibly Greene Co), Pennsylvania; married Mary BLACKWELL abt 1780 at Piscataway, Middlesex, New Jersey; died 20 Aug 1845 at Morgan, Greene, Pennsylvania, USA (one source says birth at Frederick, VA]

1758 Benijah DUNN listed in Piscataway, Middlesex, New Jersey Early Census Index

1761 son Samuel DUNN born at Piscataway, Middlesex, New Jersey; married Jane McINTYRE in 1799 at Washington, PA

1765 son Benijah DUNN born at Cumberland PA; married Sarah HARROD in KY

1773 Benijah DUNN listed on Tax and Exoneration Record for Springhill, Bedford, PA, Roll 315 (doc)]

1781 Morgan Twp, Washington, PA Tax and Exoneration Record (roll 339) lists Widow Dunn: 50 ac; 1 cow; total £42 (doc)

19 Feb 1781 Benijah DUNN died at Pennsylvania; buried at Old Dunn Burial Grounds, Girards Fort and Muddy Creek - Washington County (possibly Greene Co), Pennsylvania [Will written; names wife, "Grandson Zephaniahs oldest son Benajah", daughter Elizabeth as heirs witnesses Michail Mills, Benjamin Levi, Benjamin Davis Monangalia, Virginia]

1782 Morgan Twp, Washington, PA Tax and Exoneration Record (roll 340) lists Sarah Dunn: £1.12.4 (doc)

1783 Morgan Twp, Washington, PA Tax and Exoneration Record (roll 340) lists Widow Dunn: 100 ac - $40 value; 1 cow - $4 value; total £44.0 (doc)

1785 Morgan Twp, Washington, PA Tax and Exoneration Record (roll 340) lists Sarah Dunn: 100 ac -60 value; 1 cow - £3 value; £63 total (doc)

1786 Morgan Twp, Washington, PA Tax and Exoneration Record (roll 340) lists Sarah Dunn: £1.12.4 (doc)

1787 Morgan Twp, Washington, PA Tax and Exoneration Record (roll 341) lists Sarah Dunn: tax £ 0.2.6 (doc)

1787 Benijah DUNN Estate settled, Executors Levi Herrod, Joseph Mills

1788 Morgan Twp, Washington, PA Tax and Exoneration Record (roll 341) lists Sarah Dunn: 60 ac – value 25; 1 cow – value 2; total £27 (doc)

1790 U.S. Census Washington, PA p.170 lists Dunn, Benagey, 1 female [sic] [presumably Benajah Jr.'s wife Sarah] next line: Dunn, Sarah, 1 female [presumably Benajah Sr.'s widow] (doc)

1799 Sarah DUNHAM died at Piscataway, Middlesex, New Jersey; buried at Old Dunn Burial Grounds, Girards Fort and Muddy Creek - Washington County (possibly Greene Co) Pennsylvania [she survived her husband and continued to live on the Dunn Family Farm up until the year 1799]