Biography of A. Dunkin
Madison County, Ohio Biographies





A. DUNKIN, farmer, and stock raiser, residence, London was born in the village of London, November 8, 1830. His father, David Dunkin, was a native of Pennsylvania, and came to Madison County, Ohio, about 1821). He located in London and engaged in the dry goods business. He was a pioneer merchant of the then small village, and his mercantile operations were very profitable. In after years, he was engaged in. loaning money. He was a Whig in politics, and later a Republican, and for many years was Coroner of the county. David Dunkin married Nancy Turner, a native of London. and daughter of William Turner. They were the parents of three children. our subject the only survivor. Mrs. Dunkin departed this life in 1835, and Mr. Dunkin afterward married Jeanette E. Chenoweth, a native of Bourbon County, Ky. Three children were born to this union, only one living - Mrs. R. B. Cowling. Mr. Dunkin died in July, 1862. Our subject was reared in London, and has resided there during life, the greater part of which he has been engaged in farming and stock raising. He owns a farm in Range Township of 1,500 acres, and one of 237 acres in Deer Creek Township. For eight or nine years he was proprietor and landlord of the Madison House, London. He is Republican in politics, and once served as a member of the Village Council. He was married, July 11, 1848, to Sarah. daughter of Simon Kenton, the latter of whom was a nephew of old Simon Kenton, the Kentucky pioneer hunter and trapper. Thirteen children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Dunkin, nine living - S. Kenton; Nannie, wife of B. H. Lewis, an attorney at law of London; William B., proprietor Madison House, London; Fannie, wife of S. D. Kumler, of London: McCloud. David Tod. Clara May, Nellie and Sarah. Mrs. Dunkin's father, Simon Kenton, was one of the largest stock dealers in Madison County. his principal operations extending from 1834 to 1844. He was a native of Kentucky. Mrs. Dunkin was born in 1832.

From:
History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: W. H. Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois
1883


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