Ebenezer Dunton

7 April 1785–25 February 1874 (Age 88)
Sturbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Ebenezer

When Ebenezer Dunton was born on 7 April 1785, in Sturbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Jesse Dunton, was 48 and his mother, Mary Davis, was 40. He married Melinda Badger on 3 January 1811. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Ellicott, Chautauqua, New York, United States for about 35 years and New York, United States in 1870. He died on 25 February 1874, in Chautauqua, Chautauqua, New York, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Ellicott, Chautauqua, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ebenezer Dunton
Melinda Badger
Marriage: 3 January 1811
Amarilla Dunton
Albert Dunton
Alfred J Dunton
Almond Dunton

Spouse and Children

3 January 1811


    Amarilla Dunton



    Alfred J Dunton


    Almond Dunton


Parents and Siblings



    Jemima Dunten



    Sarah "Sally" Dunton


    Jesse Dunton Jr.


    William Dunten


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 1

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

Age 12

Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.

Age 27

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called Dunton. Most (for example those in Bedfordshire, Essex, Leicestershire, Norfolk, and Warwickshire) are named from Old English dūn ‘hill’ ( see Down 1) + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. One in Buckinghamshire probably has as its first element the Old English personal name Dudda ( see Dodd ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ebenezer Dunton, "New York State Census, 1855"
  • Ebenezer Dunton, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Ebenezer Dunton, "United States Census, 1830"

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