Biography of John L. Dunster
Madison County, NY Biographies





Dunster, John L., was born near Wood Church, England, March 2, 1846, and was the fifth of a family of eight children of Charles and Ann Dunster. The family came to America in 1849 and settled in Camden, and thence removed to Augusta in two or three years. Still later they came to Madison and from the latter town removed to Cayuga county. From 1859 to 1864 John L. Dunster lived chiefly in Clinton. but in September, 1864, he enlisted in Co. C., 1st N. Y. Light Artillery, and served until the general muster out in 1865. He then came to Madison, worked on a farm a few years and then opened a market in the village. In January, 1897, he started a grocery business and has built up an extensive trade The Dunster building was erected in 1894. In politics Mr. Dunster is a firm Republican, but is almost wholly without political aspirations. For more than thirty years he has been a member of the M. E. Church, holding the offices of trustee and steward. On October 15, 1867, Mr. Dunster married Anna, adopted daughter of James House. Four children have been born to them: Sarah (wife of Herbert Stowell), James H., Harry and Gertrude.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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