Volume III Issue 2 February 1998 free

The Notley Dutton Family
Submitted by Lisa Duitman

[NOTE: The following article is a description of Lisa's Dutton lineage who moved from England to Maryland to Missouri. It is taken directly from the book "Pioneer Families of Missouri" by Bryan and Rose, pp. 255-256, published 1885 Information that has been added for clarity appears in parentheses--otherwise, everything is a direct quote.]

"Notley Dutton and wife, of England, settled in Maryland some time after Lord Baltimore began to colonize that state. Their son, Notley, Jr. was born and raised in Maryland. He had a son, named John H. (Note: this is John Harrison Dutton), who was born in 1790. Mr. Dutton died when his son was eleven years of age. And two years afterward his mother had him bound out to learn the ship carpenter's trade. He worked at that business fourteen years. In the meantime his mother (note: Eleanor Philpott Glover Dutton) had married a Mr. Elton (note: William Elton), whose father was a Quaker and came to America with William Penn. They had a son named Thomas T. Elton and in 1818, he and his half-brother John H. Dutton, in company with Philip Glover, started to Missouri. They traveled in a wagon to Wheeling, Virginia, (note: now W. Virginia) where they bought a flat boat, and loading their wagon and team into it, they floated down to Maysville, Kentucky, where they traded their flat-boat for a keel-boat, transferred their property to it, and proceeded to Louisville. There they sold their boat and came by land to Missouri. They located first in St. Charles County, where they rented land and lived two years. They then entered land on North Bear Creek, Montgomery County, and settled there.

Mr. Elton married Eleanor Glover and raised a large family of children. He subsequently removed to Grant County, Wisconsin, where he now resides. Mr. Dutton married Mary Bruin, of St. Charles County, whose father settled there in 1808. They had: John Harrison Jr., Eveline, Timothy Bruin, Eleanor, James M. and Elizabeth. The two latter lived to be grown, but died unmarried. John H., Jr. lives in Warren County. Eveline married J.B. Shelton of Montgomery County. Timothy B. Lives in Montgomery City. Eleanor married Edmond F. Adams. John H. Dutton Sr. and his wife were members of the Baptist church, of which he was a deacon for twenty years. He was justice of the peace for a long time, and judge of the county court for eighteen consecutive years, twelve years of which time he was the presiding justice. He was a man of fine business qualification, and was highly esteemed for his many excellent characteristics. He died the death of a Christian, June 9, 1853. His widow survived him thirteen years."

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Remembered - Jennie Vera (Prowant) Dunton of Mount Carmel Home in Kearney, Nebraska, passed away January 29, 1998.  Services were held on Tuesday, February 3 at O'Brien-Straatman Funeral Home in Kearney with the Rev. Ron Dunton officiating. Burial was at the Kearny cemetery.
        She was born Aug 12,1893, to Ephriam and Mary (Heckler) Prowant in Smith County, Kansas. On May 27,1914, she married Edwin Dunton (b11/29/1887, d12/29/1980 ) in Mankato, Kansas. The couple farmed six miles northeast of Smith Center, Kansas until they retired in 1972 and moved to Kearney, Nebraska. Her husband died in 1980.
        Survivors include her daughters, Cleta Morrison, Fremont, and Dorine Segard, Kearney; sons, E. Arlyn, Hayward, California, Dalyn, South Pasadena,California, and Myron, Tulsa, Oklahoma; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, a daughter, three brothers, and six sisters. (Submitted by her grandson, Doug Dunton)

"Life On The Farm"
Being a brief monthly accounting of the events from life on the Victor Hugo Dunton farmstead in Oregon

February is a short month, and this is a short newsletter.   I wanted to at least get something new up here. 

Thank you for those of you who have submitted articles and announcements.  It is very much appreciated to have content provided for inclusion.

If you have not visited The Homesite in a while, there have been quite a few minor updates.   One area that you should visit is The Library.   I try and keep this section fairly dynamic.  I do appreciate it when you let me know that a particular link is not working.

Life here on the old farm is in your basic Winter mode.   Although the weather has been very mild for us, albeit wet, we are thankful that it has not been as bad as it has been for our relatives all over the country.  Hang in there . . . Spring is just around the corner.

Mike Dunton - 2/4/98

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