Rufus Benjamin Dunning

1 October 1786–8 July 1841 (Age 54)
Canaan, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Rufus Benjamin

When Rufus Benjamin Dunning was born on 1 October 1786, in Canaan, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, Edmund Dunning, was 22 and his mother, Hannah Hawley, was 24. He married Roxa Fellows on 4 March 1811. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 8 July 1841, in his hometown, at the age of 54, and was buried in North Canaan, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States.

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Rufus Benjamin Dunning
Roxa Fellows
Marriage: 4 March 1811
Marcia Ann Dunning
George Dunning
Mary Dunning
Alucia Dunning
Hannah Dunning
Henry Dunning
Joseph Dunning
Benjamin Dunning
Jay C Dunning
Julia Dunning
Amos Dunning

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World Events (8)

1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.
Age 1
The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.
1788 · Connecticut Becomes the 5th State
Age 2
Connecticut became a state on January 9, 1788. In 1650, before it was a state, the boundary of Connecticut ran north from the westside of Greenwich Bay and the coast of the Pacific Ocean. During the 1600s, Westmoreland County was in Connecticut when the boundaries were changed Westmoreland County went to Pennsylvania.
1802 · Brass is Discovered
Age 16
"In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."

Name Meaning

(1997: 4012;2007: 7838; 2010: 10784)Scottish: habitational name from a place called Dunning in Lower Strathearn (Perthshire), recorded in 1200 as Dunine and later as Dunyn, from Gaelic dùnan, a diminutive of dùn ‘fort’.English: variant of Downing .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (15)

  • Rufus B. Duning in entry for Maria Ann Duning, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Rufus B. Dunning in entry for Joseph Dunning and Frances C. Corey, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Rufus in entry for Henry Dunning, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"

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