Surname: Dunton

Genealogical and Family History of Vermont

Hiram Charlton took on the publication of the Genealogical and Family History of the State of Vermont for Lewis Publishing. In it, he enlisted the assistance of living residents of the state in providing biographical and genealogical details about their family, and then he published all 1104 family histories in two distinct volumes.

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Biographical Sketch of General Ezekiel Dunton

General Ezekiel Dunton, from Dorset, settled upon the farm now owned by Ezra Knowles, of New Haven. He held a commission as brigadier-general in the Vermont militia, and was at the battle of Plattsburgh. He served the town for many years as selectman, constable, representative and justice of the peace, and died here February 13, 1824, aged fifty-six years. He left two sons, Thaddeus, who went West, and Ezekiel K., who died September 20, 1837, aged thirty-four years. The latter was the father of Walter C. Dunton, ex-judge of the Supreme Court of Rutland, and William H. Dunton, also of...

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Biographical Sketch of William Dunton

William Dunton was born here in May, 1824, and for twenty years before the war worked at the manufacture of wooden-ware for N. & J. Howe. He enlisted in April, 1861, in the 2d N. H. Vols., and went South in defense of the Union. He followed the fortunes of his regiment through the peninsula campaign unscathed, until the second Bull Run battle, when he was struck in the left cheek by a gall which came out under his left eye, shattering his upper jaw and knocking out every tooth. He was left on the field for dead, where he remained for seven days, alone. The rebels came over the field and robbed him with the dead, but left him where he fell. With his jackknife, he cut away the fragment of his shattered jaw. He was finally picked up and removed to the hospital, and lived to reach his native town, where he now resides. His grandfather was James Dunton, who came here from Southboro, Mass., about ninety-four years ago, and his father was Abel Dunton, a farmer who was born in Troy, August 24, 1792. He married Ruth Phillips and had a family of eight children, five of whom are now living, and. died April 10,...

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Biography of William Dunton

William Dunton, a retired manufacturer of Newport, was born in Millbury, Worcester County, Mass., son of Moses and Zoa (Pierce) Dunton. His grandfather, who was a Revolutionary soldier, and lived for the greater part of his life in Sturbridge, Mass., carried on general farming. His son, Moses, a native of Sturbridge, settled in Millbury, Mass., where he lived for the greater part of his life. Moses was a blacksmith, and owned a small farm. He was a good, sturdy man, and a member and Deacon of the Congregational church for many years. In politics he was a Whig. He married Zoa Pierce, who was born in Millbury. Both lived to the advanced age of seventy-five years. Of their six children one died in infancy. The others were: Mary, Martha, Austin, William, and Silas. Mary is now deceased; Martha married a Mr. Dexter, and is at present living in Cambridge, Mass.; Austin resides in Millbury; Silas is also in Millbury, where he is engaged in business. William Dunton received his education in the public schools of Millbury and at Leicester. He remained in Millbury until he was twenty-two years of age, when he located in Amsterdam, N.Y., and engaged in the manufacture of scythes. He afterward went to Waterville, Me., and there followed the same business for one year, working out as a jobber. In 1842 he settled in Newport,...

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