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
Maria Smith
Marriage: January 1784
Gerard Dunning
Clarissa Dunning
Polly Dunning
Henry W Dunning
Josiah Dunning

Spouse and Children

January 1784
Pittstown, Rensselaer, New York, United States


Parents and Siblings



    Amos Dunning


    Amos Dunning


    Elizabeth Dunning



    Martin Dunning


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World Events (8)


Age 13

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

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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