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Elisha DUNHAM

Elisha DUNHAM

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  • Name Elisha DUNHAM 
    Born August 1692  Plymouth, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Elisha DOWNHAM Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1620-1850 Vital Records (incl. Bible, Cemetery, Church and SSDI)
      BIRTH : 1692
      LOCATION : Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
      VOLUME : Plymouth - V1
      PAGE : 2
      TEXT : Elisha born in Aug. 1692 [of Eliazur Downham & Bathsheba his wife]
      FATHER : Eliazur Downham
      MOTHER : Bathsheba Downham
      [p 4]
      The children of Eliazur Downham & Bathshaba his wife
      1 Eliazur borth the 15th day of Jan 1682
      2 Nathannell born the 20th day of March 1685
      3 Mercy born the 10th day of Dec 1686
      4 Israil born Oct 1789 [plainly a mistake for 1689]
      5 Elisha born in Aug 1692
      6 Josiah born June 1794 [plainly a mistake for 1694]
      7 Barshua born April 26 1696
      8 Suzannah born in June 1698
      9 Joshua born April first 1701
      Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1621-1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016).
      https://www.americanancestors.org/DB190/i/14012/2/253509545
    Gender Male 
    Residence 23 Mar 1717  Gloucester, Essex, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 16 Jul 1723  [Gloucester, Essex, MA] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 15 Sep 1724  Norton, Bristol, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 20 Nov 1725  Norton, Bristol, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 21 Mar 1727  Norton, Bristol, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 8 Aug 1733  Falmouth, York, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 31 Jan 1735  Falmouth, York, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Elisha DUNHAM Maine: Early Wills and Deeds, 1640-1760 Court, Land and Probate Records
      DEED : 1640 - 1760
      LOCATION : York, Maine, United States
      VOLUME : 17
      PAGE : 50
      Citation
      Maine: Early Wills and Deeds, 1640-1760. CD-ROM. Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2006. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009.)
      https://www.americanancestors.org/DB84/i/7511/50/22206505
      James Dunesen husbandman Falmouth
      Danile Low Kittery [Daniel Low? m Mary Ingersoll s John Low m Elizabeth Howland]
      120 pounds
      land in Falmouth 60 acres
      adjoining on Elisha Dunham's land on the one side
      John Bayley on the other side
      running in lengthways southeast & northwest as may appear by the Proprietors grant
      30 January 1734/5
      James Dunasan [His mark]
      Deborah Dunasan [Her mark]
      Wit: Jeremiah Moulton, Daniel Moulton
      Received 8 February 1734
    Occupation 10 Mar 1735 
    Surveyor of Lumber, Falmouth 
    • https://archive.org/details/falmouth-maine-town-records-book-2-1728-1773/
      Falmouth, Maine, Town Records, Book 2, 1728-1773
      Topics Falmouth Maine, Town Records, Maine, Genealogy, Vital Records, British Colonial America, Back Cove, Massachusetts History, Maine History, Portland Maine
      p 112
      Falmouth March the Tenth 1734/5
      ...
      Voted Joseph Cobb Elisha Dunham Ebenezer Hamm Junr Surveyors of Lumber
    Residence 10 Feb 1736  [Falmouth, York, ME] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Elisha DENHAM Maine: Early Wills and Deeds, 1640-1760 Court, Land and Probate Records
      DEED : 1640 - 1760
      LOCATION : York, Maine, United States
      VOLUME : 18
      PAGE : 55
      Citation
      Maine: Early Wills and Deeds, 1640-1760. CD-ROM. Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2006. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009.)
      https://www.americanancestors.org/DB84/i/7509/54/22204587
      Zebulon Trickey yeoman Falmouth
      Samuel Small yeoman Scarborough
      40 pounds
      land in Scarborough
      10 February 1735/6
      Zebulon Trickey
      Wit: Elisha Denham, Edmund Mountfort
    Residence 11 Feb 1736  [Falmouth, York, ME] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Elisha DONHAM Maine: Early Wills and Deeds, 1640-1760 Court, Land and Probate Records
      DEED : 1640 - 1760
      LOCATION : York, Maine, United States
      VOLUME : 18
      PAGE : 141
      Citation
      Maine: Early Wills and Deeds, 1640-1760. CD-ROM. Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2006. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009.)
      https://www.americanancestors.org/DB84/i/7509/141/7822951
      Samuel Small yeoman Scarborough [Samuel Small m Elizabeth Heard s Francis Small m Elizabeth Leighton?]
      Zebulon Trickey gentleman Falmouth [Zebulon Trickey m Eleanor Libby s William Trickey m Mary Andrews]
      14 pounds
      land in Scarborough
      11 February 1735/6
      Samuel Small
      Wit: Elisha Donham, Edmund Mountfort
    Residence 14 Sep 1736  [Falmouth, York, ME] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Elisha DONHAM Maine: Early Wills and Deeds, 1640-1760 Court, Land and Probate Records
      DEED : 1640 - 1760
      LOCATION : York, Maine, United States
      VOLUME : 18
      PAGE : 344
      Citation
      Maine: Early Wills and Deeds, 1640-1760. CD-ROM. Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2006. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009.)
      https://www.americanancestors.org/DB84/i/7509/344/7845126
      Elisha Donham cordwainer Falmouth
      Jacob Graffam joyner Falmouth [Jacob Graffam m Mary Moody s Caleb Grafton m Rebecca Hinkson]
      50 pounds
      land in Falmouth with house and fence enclosing
      1 full acres
      described
      14 September 1736
      Elisha Donham
      Wit: John Miller, Edmund Mountfort
    • Elisha DONHAM Maine: Early Wills and Deeds, 1640-1760 Court, Land and Probate Records
      DEED : 1640 - 1760
      LOCATION : York, Maine, United States
      VOLUME : 18
      PAGE : 346
      Citation
      Maine: Early Wills and Deeds, 1640-1760. CD-ROM. Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2006. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009.)
      https://www.americanancestors.org/DB84/i/7509/346/7843241
      Joshua Graffam joyner Falmouth
      John Miller taylor Falmouth
      100 pounds
      land in Falmouth with house and fence enclosing
      the same house and land that I this day purchased of Elisha Dunham of Falmouth
      1 full acre
      described
      14 September 1736
      Jacob Graffam
      Wit: Elisha Donham, Edmund Mountfort
    Occupation 15 Mar 1737 
    Surveyor of Hemp & Flax, Falmouth 
    • https://archive.org/details/falmouth-maine-town-records-book-2-1728-1773/
      Falmouth, Maine, Town Records, Book 2, 1728-1773
      Topics Falmouth Maine, Town Records, Maine, Genealogy, Vital Records, British Colonial America, Back Cove, Massachusetts History, Maine History, Portland Maine
      p 120
      At a Legal Annual Meeting held March the 15th 1736/7 the following persons were chosen to serve as Town Officers for the year ensuing vizt.
      ...
      Voted
      Joshua Woodberry & Elisha Dunham Surveyors of Hemp & Flax
    Residence 17 Nov 1737  Falmouth, York, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Court
    Residence 12 Mar 1738  Scarborough, York, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Court Records
    Occupation 14 Mar 1738 
    Surveyor of Hemp & Flax, Falmouth 
    • https://archive.org/details/falmouth-maine-town-records-book-2-1728-1773/
      Falmouth, Maine, Town Records, Book 2, 1728-1773
      Topics Falmouth Maine, Town Records, Maine, Genealogy, Vital Records, British Colonial America, Back Cove, Massachusetts History, Maine History, Portland Maine
      p 123
      At a Legall Annual Meeting held in the First Parrish in Falmouth March the 14th 1737/8
      ...
      Voted Messrs Elisha Dunham & Christopher Mitchell be Surveyors of Hemp & Flax
    Residence April 1738  Falmouth, York, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Dunham, Elisha
      in the Maine Court Records, 1696-1854
      Name: Dunham, Elisha
      Plaintiff/Defendant: DEF
      Residence: Falmouth
      Court: York Court of Common Pleas
      Date: Apr 1738
      Cause: DEBT
      Location: 71-60
      VolumeandPage: 11-137-5229-YORK
      Ancestry.com. Maine Court Records, 1696-1854 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2003.

      Maine Court Record: Elisha Dunham
      Name: Elisha Dunham
      Residence: Falmouth
      Cause of Action: Debt
      Plantiff, Defendant or Deponent: Defendant
      Court: York Court of Common Pleas
      Session: April 1738
      Volume & Page: 11-137-5229-YORK
      Reference Code: 71-60
      Other parties: Henry Wheeler (plaintiff)
    Occupation 23 May 1739 
    Cordwainer 
    Residence 23 May 1739  Scarborough, York, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 3 Mar 1740  Scarborough, York, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Land in Falmouth

      https://archive.org/details/lineageoftalbotf00talb/page/44/mode/2up
      Lineage of the Talbot family from Le Sire Talebot 1066 to and including Peter Talbot of Dorchester, and Roger Talbot of Boston, Massachusetts
      by Talbot, Archie Lee, 1846- [from old catalog]
      Publication date 1914
      p 47
      Lineage of the Talbot family from Le Sire Talebot 1066 to and including Peter Talbot of Dorchester, and Roger Talbot of Boston, Massachusetts.

      He must have been a resident of North Yarmouth as early as 1740, since he conveyed two house lots on the southerly side of Middle Street, Falmouth, on March 3, 1740, to Elisha Dunham, of Scarborough, styling himself "Robert Bayley of North Yarmouth." (York County Deeds, Book 23, p. 69).
    Residence 3 Mar 1740  Cordwainer Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 12 Oct 1741  [Falmouth, York, ME] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Maine: Early Wills and Deeds, 1640-1760 Court, Land and Probate Records
      PROBATE RECORD : 1640 - 1760
      LOCATION : York, Maine, United States
      VOLUME : Wills
      PAGE : 273
      Citation
      Maine: Early Wills and Deeds, 1640-1760. CD-ROM. Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2006. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009.)
      https://www.americanancestors.org/DB84/i/12362/272/24163289
      Probate Office 5 244
      Will of Martha Millet r Falmouth widow
      12 November 1734
      Probated 13 October 1741. Inventory returned 12 October 1741 at 392 0 0 by Elisha Donham, Joshua Brackett and John Miller, appraisers

      Thomas Millet m Martha Ingersoll
      from Gloucester to Falmouth in 1724. See Sprague's Journal of Maine History.
      7 Children
      John, Morris, Thomas, Bathsheba, Elizabeth, Mary, Sarah, Martha, and another daughter m John Curtis
      Martha Millet m Robert Bayley
      John Millet m Bethia Bennet Carver
      Morris Millet m Jemima Hodgkins
      Sarah Millet m Jedediah Hodgkins
      Bathsheba Millet m Zachariah Brazier
      Thomas Millet
      daughter m John Curtis

      [Joshua Brackett m Mary Haines]
      [John Millet? s Thomas Millet]
    Occupation 11 May 1742 
    Cordwainer 
    Residence 11 May 1742  Falmouth, York, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 11 Jan 1743  [Falmouth, York, ME] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Elisha DUNHAM Maine: Early Wills and Deeds, 1640-1760 Court, Land and Probate Records
      PROBATE RECORD : 1640 - 1760
      LOCATION : York, Maine, United States
      VOLUME : Wills
      PAGE : 298
      Citation
      Maine: Early Wills and Deeds, 1640-1760. CD-ROM. Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2006. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009.)
      https://www.americanancestors.org/DB84/i/12362/297/24163314
      Probate Office 6 82
      Will of Phineas Jones trader Falmouth 1 November 1743
      Probate 29 November 1742. Inventory returned 11 January 1743/4 by...Debts due the estate by Elisha Dunham...
      [Phineas Jones m Anne Hodge m Nathaniel Jones m Mary Cooke]
    Occupation 27 Aug 1743 
    Cordwainer 
    Residence 27 Aug 1743  Falmouth, York, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 9 Apr 1746 
    Cordwainer 
    Residence 9 Apr 1746  Boston, Suffolk, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 5 Aug 1747  [Boston, Suffolk, MA] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Marriage Elisha
    Residence 23 Sep 1752  [Falmouth, York, ME] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • int Bathsheba
    Origin January 1762  Cordwainer Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence [1729]  Middleton, Essex, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Middleton, NH was not granted until 1749 and incorporated until 1778
    Residence January 1762  Chelsea, Suffolk, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Name Lady Mary PERKINS
      Court Record 1762
      Location Kittery, York, Maine, United States
      Original Text
      Role: Plaintiff or Defendant Plaintiff
      Case Number 1762Jan193
      Number of Documents 3
      Case Type Debt
      Date Entered 9/29/1761 12:00:00 AM
      Date Decided 1/1/1762 12:00:00 AM
      Filed By Prat
      Opposing Party Elisha DONHAM
      Opposing Party's Residence Chelsea
      Opposing Party's Occupation Cordwainer
      Volume Name 1762
      Page 830
      Suffolk County, MA: Index to Court of Common Pleas Cases, 1756-1776. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2013.) From records compiled by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court's division of Archives and Records Preservation, and held by the Massachusetts Archives.
      https://www.americanancestors.org/DB491/rd/19999/830/422897749

      Name Elisha DONHAM
      Court Record 1762
      Location
      Original Text
      Role: Plaintiff or Defendant Defendant
      Case Number 1762Jan193
      Number of Documents 3
      Case Type Debt
      Date Entered 9/29/1761 12:00:00 AM
      Date Decided 1/1/1762 12:00:00 AM
      Filed By Prat
      Opposing Party Lady Mary PEPPERRELL
      Opposing Party's Residence Kittery, ME
      Opposing Party's Occupation Widow
      Volume Name 1762
      Page 199
      Suffolk County, MA: Index to Court of Common Pleas Cases, 1756-1776. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2013.) From records compiled by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court's division of Archives and Records Preservation, and held by the Massachusetts Archives.
      https://www.americanancestors.org/DB491/rd/19999/199/422897750
    Residence 7 Mar 1765  Chelsea, Suffolk, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • https://books.google.com/books/about/A_Documentary_History_of_Chelsea.html?id=ic01AAAAIAAJ
      A documentary history of Chelsea : including the Boston precincts of Winnisimmet, Rumney Marsh, and Pullen Point, 1624-1824
      Author: Chamberlain, Mellen, Date of Publication: 1908
      Subjects: Chamberlain, Mellen, 1821-1900., Chelsea (Mass.) -- History., Massachusetts -- Suffolk County --...
      635 330

      p 330
      March 7 1765 Mr Elisha Donham ?4 5 4 for his wife's keeping school at Winnisimmet in 1764 [Selectmen's Records Volume 1 Page 59]
    Died Aft 1765 
    Person ID I52942  4 February 2018
    Last Modified 17 Mar 2021 

    Father Eleazer DUNHAM,   b. C 1659?,   d. Aft 24 SEPT 1713 
    Mother Bathsheba WHISTON 
    Married C 1782 
    Family ID F16451  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary BABSON,   b. C 1693,   d. [1746-1748] 
    _MARI 23 Mar 1717  Gloucester, Essex, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Mary Babson
      in the Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988
      Name: Mary Babson
      Event Type: Marriage
      Marriage Date: 23 Mar 1717
      Marriage Place: Gloucester, Massachusetts
      Spouse Name: Elisha Donham
      Ancestry.com. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
      p 2
      Publishments in Gloucester
      1717 A purpose of Marriage betwixt Elisha Donham and Mary Babson both of this Town Entered March 23 1717
      p 3
      Marriages in Gloucester
      Elisha Donham and Mary Babson both of this Town were married April 16 1717 by the Revd Mr John White Pastor of the Church in Gloster
    Married 16 Apr 1717  Gloucester, Essex, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Jonathan DUNHAM,   b. 11 Dec 1717, Gloucester, Essex, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. David DUNHAM,   b. 26 Sep 1719, Glocuester, Essex, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Elisha DUNHAM,   b. 30 Jul 1721, Gloucester, Essex, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. [1753-1755], [Falmouth, Cumberland, ME] Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Solomon DUNHAM,   b. 16 Jul 1723, Gloucester, Essex, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1801?, CT? Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Elijah DUNHAM,   b. [1729], Middleton, Essex, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. BY 1 Feb 1813
     6. Bathsheba DUNHAM,   b. Bef 1732,   d. Aft 1752  (Age > 22 years)
     7. Ann,   b. Bef 1720? C 1707?
     8. Eunice,   b. Bef C 1745,   d. 29 Jan 1830, St George, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 85 years)
    Family ID F16448  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth THOMAS,   b. C 1716?,   d. [1748-1754] 
    _MARI 16 Jan 1748  Boston, Suffolk, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Elisha Donham
      in the Massachusetts, U.S., Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988
      Name: Elisha Donham
      Event Type: Marriage
      Marriage Date: 16 Jan 1747
      Marriage Place: Boston, Massachusetts
      Spouse Name: Eliza Robinson
      Ancestry.com. Massachusetts, U.S., Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
      publication
      both of Boston
    Married 27 Jan 1748  [Trinity Church] Boston, Suffolk, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Elisha Donham
      in the Massachusetts, U.S., Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988
      Name: Elisha Donham
      Event Type: Marriage
      Marriage Date: 27 Jan 1747
      Marriage Place: Boston, Massachusetts
      Spouse Name: Elisabeth Robinson
      Ancestry.com. Massachusetts, U.S., Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
      1747/8
    Family ID F20129  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Anne ALLEN,   b. 28 Jul 1700,   d. Aft 1764  (Age > 65 years) 
    Married 7 Feb 1754  Trinity Church, Boston, Suffolk, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Elisha Dunham
      in the Massachusetts, U.S., Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988
      Name: Elisha Dunham
      Event Type: Marriage
      Marriage Date: 7 Feb 1754
      Marriage Place: Boston, Massachusetts
      Spouse Name: Anne Allen
      Ancestry.com. Massachusetts, U.S., Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
      From the Record of Trinity Church
      Revd William Hooper

      https://books.google.com/books?id=cz8OAAAAIAAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false
      A Volume of Records Relating to the Early History of Boston, Volume 30
      Municipal Printing Office, 1903 - Boston (Mass.)
      p 393
      1754
      ...
      Elisha Dunham & Anne Allen 7 February 1754 [Int reads "Donham" "Ann"]
    Family ID F20125  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Notes on Elijah and Elisha Dunham
    Notes on Elijah and Elisha Dunham

  • Notes 
    • Notes on Elijah and Elisha Dunham.

      Elijah Dunham m Mary Babson.
      It is well understood that the Elisha Dunham who married Mary Babson was the son of Eleazer Dunham m Bathsheba Whiston, born August 1692 at Plymouth. He was resident of Gloucester at the time of his marriage in 1717. The family later lived at Norton for several years before moving to Falmouth, Maine. They remained in Falmouth, for the most part, until at least 1743, with a couple year sojourn in Scarborough. A 1746 deed puts him last at Boston. His wherabouts after this time is uncertain, as is how long he lived.

      While living at Falmouth, Elisha served as one of the town's Surveyors of Hemp & Flax. His main occupation, however, was as a cordwainer. Every deed discovered indicates this profession. Keeping this in mind, we find mention of an Elisha Dunham in the Suffolk County Court of Common Pleas records in January 1762. He was the defendant in a case of unpaid debt, resident at Chelsea, and occupation given as cordwainer. The town records for Chelsea mention an Elisha Dunham, whose wife in 1765 was keeping one of the school houses.

      Occam's Razor would have us keep these Elisha Dunham cordwainers to be the same individual. But we might find it unusual that a woman in her 70s would be keeping a school house in 1765. Another question that arises is how many cordwainer Elisha Dunhams there could be living in the period. If his son Elishsa had taken up his father's work, this might be Jr, but we believe him to be dead by this time.

      Remedies to this situation are:
      1. It is not the same Elisah Dunham m Mary Babson, but another who also practiced as a cordwainer.
      2. It is the same Elisha Dunham, but one who had remarried, possibly a much younger woman.
      3. Old Mary Babson could have kept a schoolhouse.

      * * *
      Elisha Dunham m Sarah Gray s Elisha Dunham m Mary Babson
      There is little to suggest that Elisha Dunhan, a son of Elisha Dunham we know to have been born in 1721, lived to adulthood. In Boston we find a marriage record for an Elisha Dunhan, then of Boston, to Sarah Gray in 1747, around the same time that Elisha Dunahm m Mary Babson had left Falmouth to reside in Boston. Sarah Dunham married Clement Jordan in Falmouth in 1755, Elisha having died some time between 1753 and 1755.

      It has been suggested that Sarah Gray was a later wife of Elisha Sr, but there is some evidence that there were two living Elishas at the time of the 1747 marriage. Although there is nothing explicit to say that Elisha m Sarah Gray was the son of Elisha Sr. We find a deed from 1753 granting Elisha Dunham mariner of New Casco two lots in North Yarmouth. Later, there are probate advertisements and a deed of disposal of one of these lots by the administrator of the estate. We suspect that this Elisha Dunham mariner is the same who appears in court records in Boston in 1748, 1749 and 1750 as Elisha Dunham mariner.

      We find it unlikely a cordwainer would take up seafaring in 50s after a life of shoemaking, so Elisha Dunham the mariner is probably a younger man, and his connection to Boston and Falmouth suggest he may be related to Elisha Sr, and probably his son.

      * * *
      Bathsheba Dunham m William Heskew
      Another connection between these Dunhams and Boston and Falmouth is Bathsheba Dunham. In 1752, Bathsheba Dunham's intention to marry William Heskew was filed at Falmouth. No marriage record has been found in Falmouth or elsewhere. Both parties were said to be of Falmouth at the time of the filing, but we find no trace of them there later. However, we find a William Heskew (a singular name) in court records in Boston in 1755 and 1760. A suit was brought by a David Dunham, who may be the brother of Elisha m Mary Babson. We are probably correct to conclude that these William Heskews are the same man, and that he lived both at Falmouth and Boston. It is not so clear who Bathsheba Dunham was.

      One Bathsheba Dunham of this time and age was d Joshua Dunham m Sarah Pratt, born in 1732, and would have certainly been of marrying age in 1752. There is no reason to find her in Falmouth, and it appears she married Abraham Hicks in 1751 and died in 1756.

      It is possible to guess that Bathsheba m William Heskew was another child of Elisha m Mary Babson. If so, her presence in Falmouth in 1752 might suggest the family had again gone to Falmouth.

      * * *
      Elijah Dunham in the French and Indian War
      The surviving muster rolls from the French and Indian War of the 1750s and early 1760 name a single Elisha Dunham. There is little information aid in his identification, but the roll ws dated in Boston in 1749 for service during 1748. This may be Elisha Dunham m Sarah Gray.

      There are several more muster rolls naming an Elijah Dunham. During periods of 1755 to 1760, Elijah served as a centinel at the newly erected fort at Pearsontown, also called Hobbstown, and now known as Standish. We are fortunate to find some further biographical information on the last roll, which stated that while his residence was "Pearson Town" his birthplace was "Midleton" and that he was 31 years of age. This is unlikely to refer to Middletown, Connecticut, nor to Middleton, New Hampshire, the last town not settled until 1749. A search of records relating to Middleton, Massachusetts in Essex County did not uncover any trace of this Elijah, nor any other Dunham in that period when he was born.

      We are tempted to connect Elijah to the Dunhams in Falmouth, but the connection is unclear, although he would be the right age to be a son of Elisha Dunham m Mary Babson. That family, however, is not known to have been in Middletown, although Elijah and Mary were married in the same County. It must be noted that the last record we have of the Dunhams in Norton was in 1727, and the first in Falmouth was 1733. So it is possible the family lived there for a period.

      * * *
      Elijah Dunham of Deer Isle
      Elijah Dunham and his family appear out of nowhere on Deer Isle in 1766. In the following years, his family spread out to nearby locales, as well as to St Andrews, New Brunswick. There is little to suggest where they came from, apart from the 1800 census stating that they had lived at St Georges River before coming to Deer Isle. We know he had a wife Joan, and later one named Ruth, but we know nothing else of them. What few records we find for Elijah use the obligatory term yeoman to described his occupation.

      Elijah's timeline begins shortly after the soldier Elijah Dunham musters out. There is nothing to indicate Deer Isle Elijah did any military service, or that he lived anywhere near Standish. That the two men could be the same person is certainly consistent, and no contradictions have been found to date.

      Elijah's son Elijah (who named sons Elijah and Elisha) was married more than once. One record does not survive. Another was found on Deer Isle. His marriage to Joan Silloway occured in Newburyport, Massachusetts in 1798. There is a Dunham connection to Newburyport, although it was two decades before this.

      * * *
      Joshua Dunham m Sarah Pratt
      Joshua Dunham was a brother Elisha Dunham m Mary Babson. He married Sarah Pratt in Plymouth in 1723, and remained in that town for several years. It appears they removed from that place in the late 1730s, and were living at Plympton in 1738, when the couple sold their right in an estate that Sarah was an heir to. All their children, however, had their births registered at Plymouth, the last born in 1744. We find their children living at Plymouth, Weymouth, and Plympton at the times of their respective marriages. Levi appeared on a muster roll during the French and Indian War which gave his residence as Kingston.

      Joshua was called a shipwright in early deeds, and that occupation kept him near the shore. It appears that by the time he was in his 60s he had taken up sailmaking and had settled in Boston. His sons Joshua and Elisha were married in Boston in 1765 and 1767 respectively. Joshua Jr was called a sailmaker in the year 1760s, as he appeared on a couple of muster rolls. Joshua Sr died in 1765.

      Although Elisha died in Boston in 1803 (of smallpox) and was buried in Plymouth, he had lived at Newburyport and Worcester in the intervening years. Joshua Jr's fate is not known, but we also find him in Newburyport for a period.

      Newburyport was a central coastal town in that period, and all sorts of commerce and production drew people there. So it would not be unusual to find any person from the region there. It is a slim connection between these Dunhams there in the 1770s to Deer Isle Elijah Dunham's marriage there in 1798, but it should be noted.

      It is unknown when Joshua Dunham moved to Boston, but it was some time between the late 1730s and mid 1760s. Elisha Dunham m Mary Babson was in that town in the mid 1740s, but it is not known how long. His son Elisha was married there in 1747, which is in line when the family is supposed to have been there. It is possible they were there the same time as the Joshua Dunhams. And it appears that Elisha's daughter Bathsheba settled there in the late 1750s.

      Thus we have a veritable, albeit thin, connection between the Dunhams of Falmouth, those in Boston, and those on Deer Isle. There is no mention of an Elijah Dunham in the Plymouth records, which would have named him as a child of Joshua in that period. In fact, with children born in 1727, 1729 and January 1732, there is little room for another son. Many of the Deer Isle early settlers had come from Falmouth, and there are few Dunhams on that coast anyway. So another simple conclusion is that Elijah is indeed a son of Elisha; that the family was in Middleton for a short period before moving to Falmouth; that Elijah was the same who served at Pearsontown during the French and Indian War; and that Elijah resettled on Deer Isle shortly thereafter.

      * * *
      Loose Ends

      Apart for the several questions about the Dunhams of Falmouth, Deer Isle and Boston, there are other loose ends that need to be mentioned, if not tied up. Firstly, there are numerous Dunham marriages in Boston between 1730 and 1760. Nearly all, expect the couple mentioned above, cannot be connected to any family, or traced beyond their wedding. At least one couple were described as "free negroes." If this were the case of any of the other pairs, it would explain the failure of traditional records to record them.

      There were two other Elisha Dunham marriages in that period: one to Elizabeth Robinson in 1748 and the other to Anne Allen in 1754. No records that refer to these couples were found in Essex County, Suffolk County, Plymouth County or York County. Who were they? Where either of these Elishas (or both) one of the Elisha, or the Elijah, discussed above? As it turns out, if Elisha Sr married three times, several questions can be answered.

      In 1747, Elisha Dunham was a witness to a deed of Edward Robinson mariner of Boston conferring power of attornery. This Edward Robinson was probably the connection to the Elizabeth Robinson who married Elisha in 1748. Edward had no known sister called Elizabeth, but he had several brothers, including a Timothy who married Elizabeth Thomas in 1732. Timothy died in 1744, leaving his widow Elizabeth as the administratrix of his estate. It is likely this Elizabeth that Elisha married in 1748. Thus his wife Mary had died some time between 1746 and 1748.

      It appears that Elisha outlived his second wife as well, for in 1754 he married Anne Allen. This was most likely the Anne Allen who sold her share of a pew in the meeting house (apparently in Boston) in 1750. What is most interesting about the Anne Allen in this deed is that her occupation was indicated to be schoolmistress. So with this pairing, we can have the Elisha Dunham cordwainer who wife kept the school in Chelsea in 1764.

      Unfortunately, there are no later records discovered of Elisha Dunham, or any of his wives. So we are left with little more to conclude whether these hypotheses that we have developed can be further supported or not.
    • Cumberland County Deeds: through 1800
      Essex County Probate: Nil
      Essex County Registry Books: Nil -1799
      Falmouth Assessment 1760: Nil Dunham
      Readex: Nil
      Suffolk County Probate: Nil
      Census 1790: Nil
      Suffolk County Inferior Court 1730-1800: Checked
      Suffolk County Superior Court 1730-1800: Checked
      York County Inferiour Court 1730-1800: Checked
      Essex County Inferior/Common Pleas -1800: Nil
      Essex County General Sessions -1800: Nil
      Middleton Tax Lists 1729-1733: Nil

      Is Mary m David Eastman a daughter?
    • York County Court Records

      Maine Court Record: Elisha Dunham
      Name: Elisha Dunham
      Residence: Scarboro
      Cause of Action: Debt
      Plantiff, Defendant or Deponent: Plaintiff
      Court: York Court of Common Pleas
      Session: April 1739
      Volume & Page: 11-288-5487-YORK
      Reference Code: 76-27
      Other parties: William Knight (defendant)
      [238/627]

      Maine Court Record: Elisha Dunham
      Name: Elisha Dunham
      Residence: Scarboro
      Cause of Action: Debt
      Plantiff, Defendant or Deponent: Plaintiff
      Court: York Court of Common Pleas
      Session: April 1739
      Volume & Page: 11-289-5488-YORK
      Reference Code: 76-28
      Other parties: John Owen (defendant)

      Maine Court Record: Elisha Dunham
      Name: Elisha Dunham
      Residence: Scarboro
      Cause of Action:
      Plantiff, Defendant or Deponent: Plaintiff
      Court: York Court of Common Pleas
      Session: April 1739
      Volume & Page: 11-289-5489-YORK
      Other parties: Nathaniel Knight (defendant)

      Maine Court Record: Elisha Dunham
      Name: Elisha Dunham
      Residence: Scarboro
      Cause of Action: Debt
      Plantiff, Defendant or Deponent: Plaintiff
      Court: York Court of Common Pleas
      Session: Nov. 1739
      Volume & Page: 11-39-5729-YORK
      Reference Code: 79-4
      Other parties: Nathaniel Knight (defendant)

      https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/1923498?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Maine, York County, Court of Common Pleas records, 1695-1838
      Authors: Maine. Court of Common Pleas (York County)
      Court of Common Pleas case files, Box 78, Apr 1739 (cont)
      Granite Mountain Record Vault
      United States & Canada Digital
      5734874
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/005734874?cat=1923498
      [238/627]
      ...We Command you to Attach the Goods or Estate of William Knights of falmouth in our County aforsd Husbandman alles Dict Willim Knights
      ...
      Elisha Donham Late of Falmouth aforesd Cordwainer now of Scarborough and County aforsd Cordwainer in a place of the Case for that whereas the Deft at falmouth aforesdon the fifteenth day of January AD 1734/5 by his Promseary note of that
      date in Court to be Produced proma to pay to the Plt the Sum of Eight pounds in money by the last day of apeael then ext in Sewing the date of Said note for Value Recorded yet the Deft hath not paid the Same though often there to Requested but Still Unjustly Refuses to do it.
      ...12 March 1738

      [249/627]
      ...John Owen
      ...Note
      ...
      12 March 1738

      Court of Common Pleas case files, Box 81, Nov 1739
      Granite Mountain Record Vault
      United States & Canada Digital
      5734877
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/005734877?cat=1923498
      [79/595]

      * * *
      York Count Court of Common Pleas

      https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/1911177?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Maine, York County, record of the courts, 1636-1852
      Authors: Maine. Court of Common Pleas (York County)
      Record of the courts, Court of Common Pleas, v. 11, 1737-1769
      Granite Mountain Record Vault
      United States & Canada Digital
      4711891
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/004711891?cat=1911177
      [10/498]
      Anno Regni Regis Georgii Secundi Magna Britannia Francia et Hibernia &c un decimo
      At His Majesty's Inferiour Court of Common Pleas held at York within & for the County of York on the first Tuesday of July being the fifth Day of Said Month Annoque Domi 1737
      ...
      [146/498]
      p 137
      Henry Wheeler of Falmouth in the County of York aforesd Esqr Plt Vs Elisha Dunham of Falmouth in Said County Cordaimer Deft In a Plea of Deby For that the Deft at Falmouth aforesd on or about the Seventeenth Day of November 1737, being indebted to the Plt in the Sum of One Hundred & Sixty eight pounds Currant Money of New England by his Bond of that Date did bind himself his Heirs &c to pay the said Dum to the Plt on Demand notwithstanding the Deft neglects & refuses to pay the Same. The Deft being called by not appearing, It's therefor Considered by the Court that the aforesd Henry Wheeler Shall recover against the Said Elisha Dunham the Sum of Eighty four pounds Nine Shilling & three pence Money Damage It being all that appears justly due to the Plt by the Condition of the Said Bond for principal & Interest of the Same and Case of Court taxed at Four pounds Seventeen Shillings
      Execution issued May 16 1738
      [297/498]
      p 288
      Elisha Dunham of Scarborough in Said County Cordwainer Plt sc William Knights of Falmouth in Said County Husbandman Deft in a plea of the Case (as per the Writ is set forth) The Deft altho solemnly called to come into Court did not appear but made default. It's therefor consider'd by the Court that the said Elisha Dunham Shall Recover against the Said William Knights the Sum of Eight pounds money Damage and the Sum of four pounds and Eleven Shillings Cost of Suit The Deft after Judgment appeared, in Court by his Attorney and appealed and gave bond to Prosecute the Same as follows Vizt Charles Frost Esqr attorney to the Deft as principal became bound by way of Recognizance to the said Elisha in the Sum of Ten pounds Tobias Leighton & Abraham Tyler as Sureties in five pounds each on condition that the said William Shall prosecute his appeal with Effect at the next Superiour Court of Judicature to be held in the County of York.

      [298/498]
      p 288
      Elisha Donham of Scarborough in the County of York Cordwainer Plt Vs John Owen of Falmouth in said County Joyner Deft in a plea of the case for that whereas the Deft on the Twenty ninth day of September AD 1738 being Indebted to the Plt the Sum of five pounds Seventeen Shillings & Six pence promist to pay the Same on demand as pr the Defts note of that date yet tho' often Requested, he neglects and Refuses to pay the Same, the Deft being called and not appearing It's Therefore Consider'd by the Court that the said Elisha Donham Shall Recover agains the said John Owen the Sum of five pounds and Ten Shillings Money Damage it being all that Remains Justly Due to the Plt as pr the Said note on file & Indorsement thereon, and Cost of Court. The Deft after Judgment appeared in Court by his Attorney and appealed & gave bond to prosecute the same as follows Vizt Noah Emery attorney to the Deft as pricipal became bound by way of Recognizance to the said Elisha Dunham in the Sum of Ten pounds, JOhn Carlile and Abraham Tyler as Sureties in five pounds each on condition that the said John Owens Shall Prosecute his appearl, with Effect at the next Superiour Court of Judicature to be held in the County of York.

      [298/498]
      p 289
      Elisha Donham of Scarborough in Said County Cordwainer Plt Vs Nathaniel Knight of Falmouth in Said County Gent Deft in a plea of the Case both parties appearing they consent to Leave this cause and all other causes and matters in Differance between said partied to a Refferance accordingly the Plt made Choice of Edward Milliken & the Deft of Going Willson, and the Court appoint Isaac Ilsley who are to hear & Determine this & all other causes and Matters in Differance between the aforesd Parties and to Make Report of their Doings therein, to this Court so soon as may be and the Report of Them or any two of them being so made and Judgment of said Court Entred therein, is to be final and conclusive between said Parties & Execution to Issue out accordingly the courtsman to appoint time & place for hearing said parties [149]

      Record of the courts, Court of Common Pleas, v. 12, 1739-1743
      Granite Mountain Record Vault
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      [10/562]
      York Ss Anno Regni Regis Georgis Secundi Magnie Britanniae Francie & Hibernie &c Decimo Tertis
      At His Majesty's Inferiour Court of Common Pleas held at York with and for the County of York on the first Tuesday of July being the Third day of Said Month annoque Domini 1739
      ...
      [48/562]
      p 39
      Elisha Donham of Scarborough in said Count Cordwainer Plat Vs Nathanl Knight of Falmouth in said County Gentleman Deft In a Plea of the Case both partied appearing they consent to Leave this caues & all other Causes and matters in Dispute betweem Said Parties to the Determination of Isaac Ilsley Gowin Willson & Edward Milliken Who made Report in Manner following Vizt Having fully heard both Parties on the Premises & duly Weighed & considered the Pleas & allegations on both Sides to humbly Report thereon as follows to Wit That the Deft do Pay to the Plat on Shilling money Damage & Cost of Courts & also the Costs & Charges of us the Subscribers In attending on the said affair as follows Vizt to 4 Days attendance of Each of us at 10/?6 To our Expenses on the Said affairs 60/6d ? 0 6 Being nine Pounds & Six Pence Its Therefore Considered by the Court that the aforesaid Report be accepted & that Each Party be held thereto and that the Said Elisha Dunham shall have his Execution against the Said Nathal Knight for the Sum of one Shilling money Damage and the Sum of five Pounds thirty Shillings for Cost of Cort Execution Issued Feby 1st 1739
    • The Dunham Genealogy Research Association compiled information about this family.

      http://www.dunham-singletary.org/mw/index.php/DJD-252-Elisha-4

      ELISHA 4 DUNHAM (Eleazer 3 Joseph 2 John 1) born in Plymouth, Plymouth County, MA August 1692 [1], died after March 1740/1 when he was named on the support agreement for Bathsheba Dunham.[2] Elisha married in Gloucester 16 April 1717 MARY BABSON. [3]

      Elisha Dunham was in Gloucester until at least July of 1723, but he was of Norton on 15 September 1724 [Bristol Co. LR 19:83] when he purchased land from Uriah Leonard.

      ...Uriah Leonard of Dorchester, Suffolk Co., Bloomer, for ?157 paid by Elisha Dunham of Norton, Cordwainer,...land in Norton at a place called Winnacanuit...on east side of the highway ...50 acre division formerly William Witherells, and 8 acres adjoining to it at the northerly side...proprietors records of old township of Taunton...together with dwelling house within the bounds of that township now called Norton...
      Witness: Jeremiah Bassett -- Uriah Leonard -- Abigail Leonard
      He was also of Norton on 31 March 1727 [Bristol Co. LR 21:145] when he sold that property "where I now live" to Nathaniel Dunham of Plympton, husbandman. [This Nathaniel Dunham was Nathaniel 3 Joseph 2 John 1 Dunham. Nathaniel 3 was brother of Eleazer 3 and uncle of Elisha 4 Dunham.]

      ...Elisha Dunham of Norton, Cordwainer...for ?180 paid by Nathaniel Dunham of Plimpton...a message or tract of land in Norton which is the farm whereon I now dwell, together with house which I purchased of Uriah Leonard...containing 50 acres, bounded westerly by road that leads towards Boston, south by path to great swamp which is by Nathaniel Witherell?s land, east by land of Jeremiah Witherell, north by land of Thomas Cobb..
      Witness: Joseph Davis -- Rachel Leonard
      Between April 1727 and August 1729 Elisha Dunham bought and sold several other parcels of land in Norton, [4] but by 8 August 1733 [Bristol Co. LR21:472] he was "of Falmouth in county of York" when he sold land in Norton to James Boldery of Norton.

      Elisha Dunham is of record on the probate files of York County when on 12 October 1741 he was one of the appraisers of the estate of Martha Millet of Falmouth, [5] and he is probably the Elisha Dunham included in a list of debts due to the estate of Phinehas Jones of Falmouth 4 November 1743.[6]

      It is likely that there were unrecorded children born to Elisha and Mary (Babson) Dunham in Norton during their residence there.

      Children of Elisha and Mary (Babson) Dunham:

      374. i. Jonathan 5 Dunham b. 11 December 1717, Gloucester VR 224
      375. ii. David 5 Dunham b. 26 September 1719, Gloucester VR 224
      376. iii. Elisha 5 Dunham b. 30 July 1721, Gloucester VR 224
      377. iv. Solomon 5 Dunham b. 16 July 1723, Gloucester VR 224
      possibly others
    • Thomas Millet d 1730 Casco Bay m Martha Ingersoll 1670-1741, daughter Hannah Millet m John Curtis, daughter Martha Millet m Robert Bayley

      Maine Wills -1760
      p 438
      Probate Office, 5, 244
      12 Noveber 1734
      Martha Millet widow Falmouth
      Last will and testament
      ...
      son Thomas Millet
      son in law Robert Baly
      son John Millet
      daughter Curtis
      late husband Thomas Millet
      son in law Robert Baly executor
      12 November 1734
      Marth Millet [Her mark]
      Wit: Samll Cobb, Daniel Jackson, William Bryent
      Probated 13 October 1741. Inventory returned 12 October 1741 at ?392 - - by Elisha Donham, Joshua Brackett, John Miller apparisers.
    • Land in Norton
      Grantors only

      https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/191284?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Bristol County (Mass.) deed records, v. 1-556, (1686-1900) and (1686-1956) index --, 1686-1956
      Authors: Bristol County (Massachusetts). Registrar's Office
      Deeds, vol. 16-17 1724-1729
      Family History Library
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      7442293
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      [284/553]
      Volume 17 Page 67
      Elisha Dunham cordwinder Norton
      Jeremiah Wetherel husbandman Taunton
      15 pounds
      land in Norton described
      20 November 1725
      Elisha Donham
      Mary Donham [Her mark]
      Wit: Rachel Leonard, Simeon Wethrell, Isaac Wethrel
      Received 14 June 1726

      https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/191284?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Bristol County (Mass.) deed records, v. 1-556, (1686-1900) and (1686-1956) index --, 1686-1956
      Authors: Bristol County (Massachusetts). Registrar's Office
      Deeds, vol. 21 1731-1735
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      465986
      7442199
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/007442199?cat=191284
      [302/133]
      Volume 21 Page 245
      Elisha Dunham cordwinder Norton
      Nathaniel Dunham husbandman Plimptone [Plimpton]
      180 pounds
      land in Norton described
      31 March 1727
      Elisha Dunham
      Wit: Joseph Daives, Rachel Leonard
      Received 11 July 1732

      https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/191284?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Bristol County (Mass.) deed records, v. 1-556, (1686-1900) and (1686-1956) index --, 1686-1956
      Authors: Bristol County (Massachusetts). Registrar's Office
      Deeds, vol. 36-37 1748-1750
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      465438
      7442194
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      [84/587]
      Volume 36 Page 154
      Elisha Dunham cordwainer Norton
      Nicholas Smith r Taunton
      180 pounds
      land in Norton described
      30 August 1729
      Elisha Dunham
      Mary Dunham [Her mark]
      Wit: William Leonard, Mary Wail
      Received 13 June 1743

      https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/191284?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Bristol County (Mass.) deed records, v. 1-556, (1686-1900) and (1686-1956) index --, 1686-1956
      Authors: Bristol County (Massachusetts). Registrar's Office
      Deeds, vol. 21 1731-1735
      Family History Library
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      Volume 21 Page 472
      Elisha Dunham cordwainer Falmouth
      James Boldery husbandman Norton
      60 pounds
      land in Norton described
      28 August 1733
      Elisha Donam
      Wit: John Burrough, Samuel Tyler Junr
      Received 15 September 1733
    • Land in Taunton
      Grantors only

      https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/191284?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Bristol County (Mass.) deed records, v. 1-556, (1686-1900) and (1686-1956) index --, 1686-1956
      Authors: Bristol County (Massachusetts). Registrar's Office
      Deeds, vol. 21 1731-1735
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      465986
      7442199
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      Volume 21 Page 214
      Elisha Donham cordwinder Norton
      John Smith r Taunton
      82 2 7
      land in Taunton
      5 June 1727
      Elisha Donham
      Wit: Ebenezer Woodward, Joseph Dodg
      Received 13 July 1731
    • This is probably Falmouth, MA

      Readex Newspaper Database University of Maine Folger Library

      Mortuary Notice page [3], iss. 30, vol. I
      Date January 4, 1779
      Source
      Independent Ledger (published as The Independent Ledger, and the American Advertiser)
      Place(s) of Publication Boston, Massachusetts
      ...
      List of the names of the persons taken alive off the wrek of the General Arnold Privateer cast away at Plymouth
      Plymouth Dec 31 1778
      ...
      - Dunham Falmouth

      * * *

      Boston, January 7, 1779 page [3], iss. CXXXVII
      Date January 7, 1779
      Source
      Continental Journal, and Weekly Advertiser (published as THE CONTINENTAL JOURNAL, AND WEEKLY ADVERTISER.)
      Place(s) of Publication Boston, Massachusetts.
      ...
      The following is a List of the Persons taken off the Wreck of the General Arnold that survived the Ship Wreck, viz...
      - Dunham of Falmouth
      ...
    • York County Land

      https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/123968?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Deeds, 1642-1904; index to deeds, 1647-1905
      Authors: York County (Maine). Register of Deeds

      https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/123968?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Deeds, 1642-1904; index to deeds, 1647-1905
      Authors: York County (Maine). Register of Deeds
      Deeds, v. 18 - 19 1736-1741
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      12649
      8297473
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      [558/597]
      Volume 19 Page 354
      Elisha Dunham cordwainer Scarborough
      Henry Dyer carpenter Falmouth
      78 pounds
      land in Scarborough described
      23 May 1739
      Elisha Donham
      Wit: ? Sawyer, Eliz Dearing
      Received 11 October 1740

      https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/123968?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Deeds, 1642-1904; index to deeds, 1647-1905
      Authors: York County (Maine). Register of Deeds
      Deeds, v. 22 - 23 1738-1743
      Family History Library
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      Volume 23 Page 69
      Robert Bayley yeoman North Yarmouth
      Elisha Donham cordwainer Scaroborough
      161 pounds
      land in Falmouth granted to Benjamin Blaxton described
      3 March 1740
      Robt Bayley
      Wit: Edward Sawyer, John Miller
      Received 7 July 1742

      https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/123968?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Deeds, 1642-1904; index to deeds, 1647-1905
      Authors: York County (Maine). Register of Deeds
      Deeds, v. 24 - 25 1742-1746
      Family History Library
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      Volume 25 Page 198
      Phinehas Jones trader Falmouth
      Elisha Dunham cordwainer Falmouth
      38 17 6
      lying on the neck where the town now stands
      described
      27 August 1743
      Phinehas Jones
      Anne Jones
      Wit: Saml Lunt, Nic? Hodge
      Received 1 April 1746

      https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/123968?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Deeds, 1642-1904; index to deeds, 1647-1905
      Authors: York County (Maine). Register of Deeds
      Deeds, v. 26 - 27 1746-1750
      Family History Library
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      Volume 26 Page 13
      Elisha Dunham cordwainer Boston
      Joseph Cates cabinet maker Falmouth
      63 17 -
      lot of land on the neck where the town now stands
      [apparently the same from Jones]
      And Mary the Wife of the sd Elisha is taken of her free consent & Relinquishment of her Dory & Power Thirds
      9 April 1746
      Elisha Donham
      Wit: John Bayley, Joseph Bayley
      Received 4 September 1746

      https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/123968?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Deeds, 1642-1904; index to deeds, 1647-1905
      Authors: York County (Maine). Register of Deeds
      Deeds, v. 26 - 27 1746-1750
      Family History Library
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      Volume 26 Page 158
      Elisha Dunham cordwainer Falmouth
      John Trott laborer Falmouth
      38 15 -
      land in Falmouth
      ranted by the Town of Falmouth to Robert Bayley and Benjamin Blackston
      described
      11 May 1742
      Elisha Donham
      Mary Donham [Her mark]
      Wit: Joshua Moody, Joseph Emerson
      Received 10 June 1747
    • Suffolk County Court Files

      https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/240378?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Suffolk County (Mass.) court files, 1629-1797
      Authors: Massachusetts. County Court (Suffolk County)
      Court files v. 334 cases 51528-51757 1740
      Family History Library
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      914614
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      File 51735
      Elisha Dunham cordwainer Scarborough
      recovered judgment against
      John Owen joyner Falmouth
      ...
      12 September 1739
    • Suffolk County Registry Books Other Names Index

      https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/190554?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Records of deeds, 1639-1885; indexes to deeds, 1639-1920
      Authors: Suffolk County (Massachusetts). Register of Deeds
      Deeds v. 81-82 1752-1753
      Family History Library
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      Volume 82 Page 67
      Sarah Gee widow, Samuel Grant merchant, Thomas Tyler gentleman, Joshua Gee physician all r Boston
      executors of the last will and testament of Joshua Gee late of Boston clerk deceased
      Benjamin Brown shipjoyner & William Beer housewright both of Boston
      133 6 8
      land in Boston described
      1 December 1750
      Sarah Gee
      Saml Grant
      Thomas Tyler
      Joshua Gee
      Wit: Elisha Donham, Joseph Gardner
      Rcd 4 May 1753

      Joshua Gee b 29 June 1698 bapt 3 July 1698 d 1748 m1 Sarah Rogers m2 Anna Appleton m3 1739 Sarah Gardner [d Samuel Gardner m Elizabeth Goodwin]
      daughter Mary Gee m Nathaniel Allen s Joseph Allen m Mary Coit
      Does not appear to be related to Joseph Allen m Ann Wilmot
      Benjamin Brown b 1703 s William Brown m Ann Frost?
      William Beers m Anna Brown d William Brown m Ann Frost?

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      https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/190554?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Records of deeds, 1639-1885; indexes to deeds, 1639-1920
      Authors: Suffolk County (Massachusetts). Register of Deeds
      Deeds v. 79-80 1750-1752
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      494590
      7442657
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      Volume 80 Page 66
      Ann Allen schoolmistress Concord, Nathaniel Nevers barber Springfield, NH and wife Mary
      James Noble Esqr Boston
      20 pounds
      share of a lot of land sold by Thomas Brattle to our father & grandfather Joseph Allen in company with Thomas Clarke, John Mice, Thomas Banister, Thomas Cooper, Benjamin Walker, Benjamin Davis, Timothy Clark, Stephen Minot, William Keen, Richard Draper, William Harris, Abraham Blish, Zachariah Tuthil, Thomas Palmer, John Colman, James Meers, Joseph Allen, Elkanah Pembrook, John Kilbey, Addington Davenport
      as deed 10 January 1698 may appear, the one and twentieth part of said lot as pr said deed and the pew in said meeting house standing on said lot of land which belonged to our said father and grandfather Joseph Allen which pew is situate in said meeting house whereof the Reverend Samuel Cooper is Pastor at present in Boston and is the third Pew eastward of the great door joyning Coolo Wendells Pew and so all and singular the one and twentieth part of said land and the pew and the whole right as proprietor in said house and land we the said Ann Allen, Nathaniel Nevers and Mary Never to Ccovenant for ourselves our heirs and assigns to and with James Noble his heirs...
      which pew has a whole window thereto belonging and the said Ann Allen and Nathan Never and Mary Nevers his wife do covenant with James Noble to put him in the peaceable and quiet possession of the abovedemised and granted premises...
      Boston 25 October 1750
      Ann Allen
      Nathan Nevers
      Mary Nevers
      Wit: Elizabeth Waldron Junr, Arthur Noble Junr
      Received 7 September 1751

      Deeds v. 19-21 1698-1704
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      Volume 19 Page 376
      Thomas Brattle
      ...Joseph Allen shopkeeper...
      a certain piece of land, being parcel of that which was lately the Close of me said Brattle & common so called & known, being scituate near the Town Dock so called in Boston aforesd & is butted & bounded southerly by the highway leading from the said Dock to Brattles Street, where it measures nearest 107'
      westerly by said Brattle Street 107'
      northerly by the land of Andrew Marriner 97'
      eastwardly by land of Edward Brattle 120'
      10 January 1698
      Thos Brattle
      Wit: Benja Eliott, Edwd Turfrey
      Received and recorded 28 May 1700