Abel Dunning

12 July 1763–16 August 1841 (Age 78)
Pownal, Bennington, Vermont, United States

The Life of Abel

When Abel Dunning was born on 12 July 1763, in Pownal, Bennington, Vermont, United States, his father, Michael Dunning, was 32 and his mother, Abiah Kimberly, was 31. He married Maria Smith in January 1784, in Pittstown, Rensselaer, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in New York, United States in 1840. He registered for military service in 1831. He died on 16 August 1841, in Amsterdam, Montgomery, New York, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Abel Dunning
1763–1841
Maria Smith
1764–1844
Marriage: January 1784
Gerard Dunning
1785–1847
Clarissa Dunning
1788–1865
Polly Dunning
1792–1861
Henry W Dunning
1796–
Josiah Dunning
1798–1876

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
January 1784
Pittstown, Rensselaer, New York, United States
children

(5)

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

    Amos Dunning

    Male1750–1751Male

    Amos Dunning

    Male1752–1777Male

    Elizabeth Dunning

    Female1754–1805Female

    Male1755–1842Male

    Martin Dunning

    Male1757–1812Male

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1776

Age 13

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 13

New York is the 11th state.
1791 · Vermont Becomes 14th State

Age 28

On March 4, 1791, Vermont became the 14th state.

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)

  • Abel Dunning, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Abel Dunning, "United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783"
  • Abel Dunning, "United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783"

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