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Wife of Nahum Dunham

Wife of Nahum Dunham

Posted: 1307492358000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Dunham, Beebe
I am trying to learn more about the first wife of Nahum Dunham, who was born on 11 September 1774 in Piscataway, New Jersey and died on 27 September 1832 in Jackson, New York. According to my notes, he married a "Lydia" in 1799/1800 and she died in 1804/5. They had two children, Jonathan and Lydia Dunham. His family Bible then lists another marriage to Anna Deming. Some sources suggest that Lydia's maiden name was, in fact, Beebe, as a history of Washington County indicated that Nahum Dunham lived close to a Beebe family. That said, I cannot find anything to validate or refute that theory. I would therefore greatly appreciate any tips or suggestions to help me solve this mystery.

Lydia BEEBE, first wf/o Nahum DUNHAM

Posted: 1309555821000
Classification: Query
Isaac Watson DUNHAM's Dunham Genealogy has Nahum DUNHAM, p. 286, #831: Nahum DUNHAM (11 Sep. 1774 - 27 Sep. 1832), m1. Lydia BEEBE & m2. [19 Dec. 1805, Cambridge, NY] Anna DEMING (23 Feb. 1783, Cambridge - 14 Nov. 1849). [Nahum & Anna are bu. Old White Ch. Cem., Cambridge, Washington, NY, per FindaGrave.]


Jonathan, b. 20 Dec. 1800
Lydia, b. 1805, Washington Co., NY, m. Jeptha BEEBE, who d. 21 July 1864, aged 61 y., 2 mo., bu. Rawson Cem., Cattaraugus, NY.

Samuel (23 Dec. 1809 - 5 Dec. 1849), m. 27 May 1841, Mary H. NORTON (24 Je. 1811 - 15 Aug. 1867), both bu. Woodlands Cem., Cambridge, Washington Co., NY
Russel [Old White Ch. Cem. has Russel N., who d. 19 July 1849.]
Anna Mary, d. 30 July 1845, bu. Old White Ch. Cem.

RootsWeb lists the father of Nahum as John, but it was definitely Jonathan DUNHAM, who m. 1 Mar. 1774, Baptist Church, Piscataway, NJ, Eunice DUNN. That Jonathan, b. 30 Oct. 1752, was son of Jonathan, b. 20 May 1721, who was son of Jonathan, b. 16 Aug. 1694.

Re: Wife of Nahum Dunham

Posted: 1377206306000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Dunham, Beebe
I found your ancestry 2011 message board posting wanting info on Lydia, 2nd wife of Nahum Dunham (1774-1832). You mentioned Nahum's Bible so I wonder if we've corresponded before since I own the Bible that names him, both wives Lydia & Anna & their children? Do you want a copy of the Bible pages? I have done some research on the mother Lydia, daughter Lydia, son Jonathan & will share what I have if you still need info. Have a lot on Nahum & 2nd wife Anna since they are my direct line ancestors. You can contact me through this message board if you want though I'd rather you write to me directly at
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