Volume III Issue 3 March 1998 free

Bureau County Illinois Records
Compiled by Michael L. Dunton

The following information was transcribed from documentation that was obtained from the Bureau County Historical Society.  I will list the title of the source, the page, and the reference to a Dunton.

20 Years of Deaths 1858 - 1877 from Bureau County Illinois Newspapers, page 64, "Extracted from August 21, 1873, Fanny L., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Henry Dunton died August 16."

20 Years of Marriages 1858 - 1877 from Bureau County Illinois Newspapers, page 40,
Dunton, Betsey      Sweitzer, John     1874 Sep 8
Dunton, Eliza J.      Wells, Lucius A.  1874 Jan 31
Dunton, Henry        Parker, Mary E.  1867 Feb +
Dunton, Lorett        Hoffman, Jno J.   1872 Oct ??
Dunton, Wm. H.     Wells, Dora          1866 Dec +

Bureau County Men in the Civil War from Bureau County Illinois Newspapers 1861 - 1865, pages 2.6-7, "Extracted from July 25, 1861.  Following are the names of persons who have volunteered under Capt. Ferris, since his return from Cairo:   David M. Dunton.  Extracted from August 14, 1862.  Absent without leave:   Pvt. Henry H, Dunton, since May 1st 1862."

Gems of Yesteryears - The History of Dover, Illinois - 1833 - 1867, by Mildred L. Anderson, College Printing & Typing Co., Inc., 453 West Gilman Street, Madison, Wis., 53703, p. 196, "Soldiers Buried in Prairie Repose Cemetery 1859-1967, Civil War, Charles Dunton, born Jan. 1832, died Aug. 8, 1897, age 65 years."

The Voters and Tax-Payers of Bureau County, Illinois, H.F. Kerr & Co., 15 Lakeside Building, Chicago, 1877, page 186, "Dunton, A.H., Princeton, teamster, Rep."

History of Bureau County, Illinois, H.C. Bradley, editor, World Publishing Company, 1885, p. 189, paragraph 2, "The Greenville United Brethern Church is situated about one mile South of New Bedford and was organized in 1852 by Rev. Clifton.  Corporate members were Jacob Sells, Merrit Lathrop, Robert Gibson, Lucy McUne, and others.  Present membership about forty, and a   Sabbath-school of about thirty.  The church is a wooden structure and cost $1,100.  The principles of this church are anti-slavery, anti-rum, anti- tobacco, anti-secret society.  The names of the ministers since the first are:  Revs. Lugger, Starnes, Diltes, Boenwell, Lambert, Dunton, Brown, Bird, William Pope, J.H. Young, Chitty, Ezra Palmer, Bender, J. Lewis, Margeleth, Franc, and the present pastor."

On page 665, " William Stevenson, Neponset, was born July 28, 1817, in Hannibal, Oswego Co., N.Y.  His father, Wm. Stevenson, Sr., was born in 1794, in Washington County, N.Y., shortly after his parents landed in America.  He died March, 1883.  The grandparents of our subject, Samuel and Margaret (Jimmeson) Stevenson, were natives of Ireland, and as far as known their ancestors were protestants.  She was of Scotch descent.  They died in Washington County, N.Y.  The mother of our subject, Marilla Dunton, supposed to be of Puritan descent, was a native of  Dorset, Vt.   She died in 1850 in Hannibal, N.Y.  She was the mother of eight children, William, Nancy, George; Mary and Sarah are twins; Clarissa, Samuel and Mavilla.

The Honor Roll - An Appreciation of the Gallant Men of Bureau County, Illinois who served the Nation in its Hour of Need - 1917-1918-1919, pgs. 186-187, Dunton, Richard G., Corporal, 138th Inf., 30th Div., Born Jan. 14, 1898.  Son of Rev. and Mrs. A. L. Dunton.  Entered service March 26, 1917 at St. Louis, Mo.  Promoted July 23, 1918, to Corporal.  Battles:  Krutta, Cola De Schultz, Argonne Forest,   from Sept. 26 to Oct. 3, 1918; Argonne Forest from Oct. 12 to 19, 1918.  Home address, Tiskilwa, Indiantown Twp.

Source:  Bureau County Historical Society, 109 Park Avenue West, Princeton, Illinois  64356

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Remembered - Last night, February 21st, at 7:20pm, my father, Harlow Donald Dunton passed on. He was in his home in Cresskill, New Jersey surrounded by his loving family.  The following appeared in the New York Times death notice section on Feb. 23rd :

"Harlow Donald Dunton, M.D. of Cresskill, N.J. at home on February 21, 1998. Psychoanalyst and Professor of Child Psychiatry for the past 50 years at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. Beloved husband of Patricia (nee Hall). Devoted father of Craig C. of New Richland, MN, Timothy of Seattle, WA and Lese of  NYC. Father-in-law of Peggy of New Richland, MN and six  stepchildren. Dear brother of Russell of Wolcott, NY and Gary of Hamstead, NC. Loving grandfather of 18 grandchildren." 

Lese Dunton

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

I apologize for the short newsletters of late.  I really would like these space holders on the Internet to be of some value to you.  Time just seems to be a commodity that is in too short of a supply for me right now.  The scary part is that this is supposed to be my quiet time of the year!

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As I mentioned previously, "the farm life" has not been slow.  I started off on a consulting business venture that was becoming very time consuming.  Along with taking some pretty technically (and time) intensive classes, studying for certification tests, and holding down my full-time position, my family time was suffering.

As, you can probably guess from my past writings and my involvement in our family's history and genealogy, family is extremely important to me.

Needless to say, I have done some reprioritization and think that I am back on track.   I'll let you know in a month.


Mike Dunton - 3/4/98

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