Biography of James Dunton
Cook County, Il Biographies

JAMES DUNTON, farmer, was horn in Oswego, N. V., in 1822. son of Asa and Lois Dunton. He came to Cook County, Ill., with his parents, in 1836, locating at Deer Grove. in 1841 his father's family moved to Lemont and opened the stone quarry. They had a contract for furnishing cut stone for some of the fist brick buildings in Chicago. In 1837 he located the farm on which he now resides. but did not settle upon it until 1844. He was married in 1849 to Miss Esther M. Hawker, daughter of Charles and Fanny hawker. They have had eight children, seven of whom are now living - Mary E., Laura, Emma, Carrie (deceased), Robert J., Olive H.. W. Asa and Lois E. Mrs. Dunton died in 1879. He has heen engaged in farming since his first location on his farm, in 1844. During the last four years he has made a specialty of gardening, He has this year ten acres of cucumbers. His farm contains 160 acres of land, a part of which is within the village limits. He has a very fine residence, which is one of the best in the township.

History of Cook County, Illinois
From the earliest period to the present time.
BY: A. T. Andreas
A. T. Andreas, Publisher
Chicago 1884.


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