[Is this our Jonathan Dunham (alias Singletary)?
Jonathan Dunham (alias Singletary) had a brother, Amos Singletary.   ASH]

"Jonathan DUNNING (alias Singletary); ---At the first settlement of Killingworth Conn. (the part of the town now called Clinton), Jonathan Dunning drew the lot of land next to the parsonage. He had daughters born there in 1666 and 1668; was a soldier in an Indian war of 1676; and about 1682 is mentioned by Cotton Mather as one of a band of "Ranting Quakers" who pretended to perform miracles. In some of the records he is styled "Singletary" and the same man has apparently been traced in a family of Singletarys in Haverhill, Mass.. No connection seems to have been established between him and any of the later Dunning families in New England."

(Source: Internet, 28 Mar 2004, DUNHAM-DONHAM@rootsquest: Mimi at Claire A. Foster: Heritage Quest at Library: WHITTEMORE, Henry, Genealogical Guide to the Early Settlers of America, p. 2)

[Mimi's Note: "The Indian war mentioned above is most likely King Phillip's War, where I found a Jonathan Dunning in Turner's Company. .. more curious still is Soldiers in King Phillip's War, 1675-1677 by George Madison Badge lists Amos Singleterry as serving under Capt. Turner in 1676.]
[Audrey's Note: His name is found at this site: King Phillips War: Soldiers of the King Phillips War by George M. Bodge, Boston, 1906: "Sept 21,1675: Jonathan Dunning"]

[Internet, 28 Feb 2004, DUNHAM-DONHAM@rootsquest: Patricia Junkin states: "Between 1665 and 1670 I have no notes on Jonathan, but he was not in Killington, rather Woodbridge, [NJ] after 1670. The soldier data is most interesting."]

A Tidbit about King Phillip's War
Audrey (Shields) Hancock

When the English first settled in New England, they were helped by Massasoit, sachem of the Wampanoag Native American tribe. They had even made a treaty of friendship which lasted about 50 years. However, more and more Native American land was going to the these new inhabitants. Then as more settlers came the English wanted colonial control over the Native Americans. Not wishing to submit to colonialism by reliquishing their land, independence and way of life the Native Americans revolted, thus the King Phillip's War. Metacomet (aka Phillip), 2nd s/o Massasoit, then the successor of the sachem of Wampanoag, led his people in a revolt against the colonists in 1675, but by 1676, Metacomet (aka Phillip) was dead, and his head was paraded around Plymouth.

Another Accounting of King Phillip's War
Patricia Junkin
29 Feb 2004

"King Phillip's War [1675-6] began in the Plymouth Colony when the Indians were pressured to surrender more land. There was treachery on both sides and the flames of war spread not unlike the devastating forest fires of the West Coast. In the Spring of 1675, the Wampanoag Chief Metacom (King Phillip) attacked the settlers. Some communities were more devstated than others and the Maine settlements in particular peril. It was an exceptionally deadly conflict with the loss of one in ten soldiers on either side, according to some sources. At the outbreak of hostilities, companies of soldiers were drawn from settlements in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, but Jonathan was in New Jersey."

Patricia states, "To recap or re-phrase my post of yesterday. Jonathan Singletary alias Dunham was in Woodbridge, NJ by 1670. I have an accounting of him from that date and in 1672, 1673, 1674, 1675, 1679 in NEW JERSEY, not Connecticut."

"Observations: If Jonathan was a ranting Quaker as was mentioned in an earlier post, the characterization attributed to Cotton, I doubt Jonathan alias would have been a soldier. But as an Antinomian, might have been."


"I would be cautious about accepting this account, however, from 1665 until 1670, when the daughters, Ruth, Eunice and Esther were born, I cannot yet track his whereabouts. From a rootsweb discussion: Killingworth is near Clinton, CN and not terribly far from New Haven. Isaac Watson Dunham, thought that a Jonathan Dunham, son of Thomas was in Connecticut."


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  • King Phillip's War: Brief History of King Philip's War by George M. Bodge 1841 to 1914 Printed Privately at Boston, 1891
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  • [From reading some of the information in the above links, one discovers that Plymouth was a colony under stress and an area of strife between Native Americans and the colonists. Troops from Puritan Plymouth and the Connecticut colonies were involved in this war.  ASH]

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