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In our first series of quarterly "Headstone Photos of the Quarter" we highlight three photos containing a total of four headstones.  In our gallery above you can see general informatioin about these headstones, including their location and some basic information about who lies beneath them.

  1. Arad Richmond Dunham & Florence Adelaide Smart.  Arad was the son of Barnaba(s) Dunham and Sarah Shaw Richmond.  Florence Smart was the daughter of Hanson Smart and Harriet Irish.  Together, Arad and Florence had a total of 7 children.  Arad was in the Civil War and eventually earned the rank of Lieutenant.  Florence was abandoned as a child and was raised with the Henry & Anna Munro family in Lakeville, eventually she legally changed her last name to Munro out of a sign of gratitute and closeness to that family. 
  2. Harvey Dunham & Phebe Barrows.  Harvey was the son of Ebenezer Dunham and Priscilla Morton.  Phebe was the daughter of George Dunham and Esther Burgoyne (last name spelling varies).   Not much information has been collected on George and Esther Dunham (if you have any documented information, please contact us).  Harvey Dunham drowned in the Ohio River in 1870.
  3. Sarah Shaw (Richmond) (Dunham) Back was the daughter of William Richmond and Deborah Richmond.  She first married Barnaba(s) Dunham.  Barnaba(s) died at age 50 when they had 8 children, the oldest being 11 years old.  Sarah waited 2 years, then married George Back, who was a Civil War veteran and a Deacon at the local church.  Sarah and George Back had a child, but that child died before reaching 1 year of age.  Sarah outlived her first and second husband.
Friday, 01 December 2017 03:30

Keeping the Custom of Handmade Crafts

Personally created gifts are well worth the extra time and effort and are usually more meaningful to the recipient.  In a time-honored tradition of so many of our members, J. Wescott of New York has presented us with some photos of her latest handmade note cards that are made from stock paper, printed with vases and cups, then overlayed with real dried flowers and ferns.  The result is something more than a note card, but rather a treasured gift or keepsake that is both personal and beautiful. 

J. Wescott, aka "Noodles",  is a 9th great granddaughter of Deacon John Dunham

Monday, 21 August 2017 12:04

Farming the Land

The Dunham family have largely been land farmers throughout early American history.  While Deacon John Dunham was known to be an involved member of the Church, his occupation while in Holland and colonial New England was a textile weaver. 

Mr. Wayne Dunham of South Carver, Massachusetts, an 8th great-grandson of Deacon John Dunham.  Mr. Wayne Dunham is also a descendant of Mayflower Pilgrims John Alden and William Brewster.  In the year 2020, which is the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower Pilgrim's landing in Plymouth, Mr. Wayne Dunham will also be celebrating his family's 400th anniversary of residing in Massachusetts. 

Since 1973, Mr. Wayne Dunham has owned and operated "Wayne Dunham Cranberries, Inc."  in South Carver, Massachusetts where he has cultivated various types of the American or large-fruited cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon Ait.) to ensure this antioxidant rich berry's heartiness and flavor.  As a historical note, "When the first colonists arrived from Europe, they found it growing in peat bogs and marshes and quickly discovered its importance as a food source."1 

Mr.  Wayne Dunham is a Viet Nam veteran and member of the local VFW.

 

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Sources:

1.  http://www.apsnet.org/publications/apsnetfeatures/Pages/Cranberries.aspx

 

Tuesday, 28 February 2017 18:29

Cemetery Research and Support

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Cemetery Research and Support

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