Jemima Dunham

6 May 1795–1866 (Age 70)
Penns Neck, West Windsor Township, Mercer, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Jemima

When Jemima Dunham was born on 6 May 1795, her father, Jacob Dunham, was 37 and her mother, Sarah Outgelt, was 27. She married Peter Stults on 1 February 1819, in Middlesex, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in South Brunswick Township, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States in 1850 and Middlesex, New Jersey, United States in 1860. She died in 1866, at the age of 71, and was buried in Penns Neck, West Windsor Township, Mercer, New Jersey, United States.

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Peter Stults
Jemima Dunham
Marriage: 1 February 1819
William N Stults
Margaret A Stults

Spouse and Children

1 February 1819
Middlesex, New Jersey, United States


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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 5

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Age 9

Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr had been political enemies with intense personal differences for quite some time. Burr accused Hamilton of publicly disparaging his character during the elections of 1800 and 1804. On the morning of July 11, the two politicians went to Weehawken, New Jersey to resolve the disputes with an official duel. Both men were armed with a pistol. Hamilton missed, but Burr's shot fatally wounded Hamilton, who would die by the following day. The duel custom had been outlawed in New York by 1804, resulting in Burr fleeing the state due to an arrest warrant. He would later be accused of treason, but ultimately be acquitted.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 24

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

English (chiefly Norfolk): habitational name from any of several places called Dunham, of which one is in Norfolk. Most are named from Old English dūn ‘hill’ + hām ‘homestead’. A place in Lincolnshire now known as Dunholme appears in Domesday Book as Duneham and this too may be a source of the surname; here the first element is probably the Old English personal name Dunna.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jemima Stults in household of William N Stults, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Jemima Stults in household of Peter Stults, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jemimah Dunham, "New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956"

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