1. THOMAS DUNTON was born 26 May 1752 in Wrentham, Massachusetts. A veteran of the Revolutionary war, he settled first in Bennington, Vermont, whence he removed to the Town of Watertown in Jefferson County in the year 1800. Subsequently they came to Sandford Corners in the Town of Le Ray with his wife and family. His first six children were born in Massachusetts, the last two in Vermont. He died 26 May 1832 in the Town of LeRay, and he and his wife are buried, with some of their children, in the Sanford Corners Cemetery. He married 19 May 1773 JOANNA HOWARD, the widow Blair. She was born 1749 in the Province of Nova Scotia. She died in the Town of LeRay in 1826 and was buried in Sanford Corners Cemetery with her husband. Children, DUNTON: 2 i DANIEL DUNTON + 3 ii EBENEZER DUNTON married CLARISSA ADKINS 4 iii EPHRAIM HOWARD DUNTON 5 iv LUCY DUNTON 6 v PERSIS DUNTON 7 vi THOMAS DUNTON 8 vii AMOS DUNTON 9 viii JOANNA DUNTON 3. EBENEZER DUNTON, (son of THOMAS and JOANNA (HOWARD) DUNTON) born in Massachusetts, came to Jefferson County, where all their children were born. He was a brickmaker by trade, and was the pioneer in the brick making business in Jefferson County. He was first a Democrat, then a Republican when the party was formed. He was an Abolitionist, and favored temperance. He died 27 February 1858 and with his wife and son, JOHN GRIFFIN DUNTON, he is buried in the Sandford Corners Cemetery. He married 21 Aug 1800 CLARISSA ADKINS, the daughter of JOHN ADKINS of Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut. Children, DUNTON: 10 i AMOS MASON DUNTON married HARRIET HURLBURT 11 ii JOHN GRIFFIN DUNTON married PERSIS AUSTIN 12 iii ROBERT B. DUNTON married CYNTHIA PRICE 13 iv DANIEL DUNTON 14 v CAROLINE DUNTON married SILAS FAIRBANKS 15 vi THOMAS DUNTON married SALLY KINGSBURY, daughter of CLARK KINGSBURY 16 vii LOUISA DUNTON married (1) STEPHEN MIX; married (2) JOHN LAMPHEAR 17 viii MARCIA DUNTON married (1) GILBERT ALLEN; married (2) THOMAS BRITTINGHAM 18 ix WILLIAM DUNTON married DIANA WRIGHT.
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