Biography of Gideon Dunham of Oakfield, NY





Gideon Dunham, one of Oakfield's pioneers, settled on 400 acres of land at what is now known as Dunham's Corners, on road 26, where he kept tavern for many years, and where he remained until he died, at the age of 85 years. He was a soldier in the Revolutionary war. His children were Solomon, Shubael, Sarah, Phebe, Lucy, Fanny, and Mary. Solomon married Catharine, daughter of Frederick Shutter, and his children were Chauncy, Gideon. Solomon, Henry, and Frederick. Chauncy resides in Oakfield, and his wife was Clarissa, daughter of Lyman Dean, of Churchville, N. Y., by whom he had three children: John L., Eveline, and Laura, who died in Chicago in 1879. Chauncy has been a successful live stock breeder and dealer in horses and cattle. His son John L., a resident of Oakfield and engaged in the jewelry business, married Ellen, daughter of Thomas J. Kennedy, of Oakfield, and his children are Burt L. and Frank R.



FROM:
Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890

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