DUNHAMS of Kentucky and Beyond
This is the ancestry of Dennis Dunham of Kentucky. Mind you, he wasn't born in Kentucky, but
spent the majority of his life in the Warren County area. If it wasn't for the help of Alice
Ramsey and Olema Hudspeth I would not know as much as I do about this family and we sincerely
hope you find what your looking for among these pages. Please feel free to Contact us, we'd
love to hear from you. Thank-you Brenda.
Dennis Dunham was born about 1750. According to a letter dated 1895 from a J. E Morris
(Ajramsay@aol.com sent the letter.) indicates that Dennis Dunham was born Jan 16th 1751
and that he married
Dolly Phillips, Dorothy/Dollie Phillips who was born May 27th 1747.
and Timothy. No further information on James, but Timothy lived near Dennis in Warren Co,
KY at the turn of the 19th century.
15 1991 pg 1 and I Quote
the Shenandoah Valley and through the Cumberland Gap to Kentucky in the 1780/1790 time. According
to The Wilderness Road to Kentucky by William A Pusey, by the spring of 1784 there were only 20,000
people in Kentucky. During 1784 30,000 Migrated to Kentucky by the Wilderness Road from Virginia
and North Carolina. The 1790 Census of Kentucky listed over 75,000
people living in Kentucky."
the time frame of the traveling that took place from Virginia to North Carolina. The next child Effie
is listed as to being born in
Kentucky in 1782.
firstname.lastname@example.org " I have circumstantial evidence that there was a Dennis Dunham/Donham? born
say 1738-9 in Woodbridge NJ. There MAY have been a son named Dennis, born to Mary Dunham of
Woodbridge, widow. She was named Adm'r. of the will of her father Jonathan Dennis, dated 2 Feb.
on page 172 the last paragraph.
private from Hartford County, Maryland. 1775
1901 which the SAR has, it gives the following: Dunham (Donham) Dennis served as a private from
Hartford County as a private in Capt. Anderson's Co.#3 Sept.23, 1775. Signer of "Association of
Freemen" in 1776
never seen proof that Dennis may have gone to VA. Some believe that Jonathan might have been born
in VA around 1781, but yet he said himself that he was born in GA. Effie born abt 1782 said she was
born in PA.
been a Dennis instead of Dimas? By 1791 we feel certain the Dennis Dunham who was on a Bourbon Co
KY Tax list is the Dennis who later is in Clark Co KY. Clark Co KY was created in 1792 from Bourbon
ON TO KENTUCKY