Biography of W. V. Dunham
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Dunham, W. V., was born in Dunham's Hollow, N. Y., October 24, 1835. He is a son of Harry, a son of Isaac Dunham, who settled at Dunham's Hollow, N. Y., in about 1790 and there lived and died; he kept hotel for many years, and reared a family of seven sons and two daughters. The father of W. V. was a farmer, he died in 1851; his wife was Lucy Vary: they had two sons and three daughters. W. V. was reared on a farm and educated in common schools; he followed farming until 1884; he came where he is now and bought the Knap grist mill; he has added a saw mill to it and is very successful. December 8, 1825, he married M. Eliza Lester, by whom he has had seven children: Ella, Henry, Mattie, Calvin. Jennie, Lena and Flora. Mr. Dunham has been commissioner of highways for six years, and also collector for one year. He is a member of Gratitude Lodge, F. & A. M.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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