Rufus Benjamin Dunning

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

The Life 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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Family Time Line

Rufus Benjamin Dunning
1786–1841
Roxa FELLOWS
1793–1860
Marriage: 4 March 1811
Marcia Ann Dunning
1812–1818
George Dunning
1814–
Mary Dunning
1814–1895
Alucia Dunning
1817–1819
Hannah Dunning
1819–
Henry Dunning
1821–1839
Joseph Dunning
1823–
Benjamin Dunning
1825–1845
Jay C Dunning
1827–
Julia Dunning
1829–
Amos Dunning
1830–1911

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
4 March 1811
children

(11)

    Marcia Ann Dunning

    Female1812–1818Female

    George Dunning

    Male1814–Male

    Mary Dunning

    Female1814–1895Female

    Alucia Dunning

    Female1817–1819Female

    Hannah Dunning

    Female1819–Female

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

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

1 Scottish: habitational name from a place in Perthshire, recorded in 1200 as Dunine and later as Dunyn, from Gaelic dùnan, a diminutive of dùn ‘fort’.2 English: patronymic from Dunn .3 Irish: variant of Downing .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Rufus B in entry for Maria Ann Duning, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Rufus B Duning, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Rufus B. Dunning in entry for Joseph Dunning and Frances C. Corey, "Massachusetts, Springfield Vital Records, 1638-1887"

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