Excuse me Bari, old chap, your mother’s skirts appear to be missing. There is nothing left to hide behind!
Originally posted on Sleep with two eyes open & never close the third.:
“There are two known DUNHAM lines of early colonial ancestry. One line descends from Deacon John Dunham of Plymouth, Massachusetts (ca 1630). Another line descends from Richard Singletary (born 1599 England, died 1687 Haverhill, Massachusetts). Richard Singletary’s eldest son, Jonathan Singletary, for some unclear reason, changed his name to “Jonathan Dunham alias Singletary.” This change came about when he moved his family from Massachusetts to Woodbridge, Middlesex County, New Jersey about 1674. He became one of the early founders of that community. He and his children signed their names as “alias Singletary” in a known deed record. Thus all DUNHAMs (and its variants of DONHAM, DUNNAM, etc.) who descend from Jonathan are actually SINGlETARYs according to genetic link and only DUNHAM by surname. Jonathan is the only son of Richard Singletary who took the surname DUNHAM. All of Richard’s other children continued to bear the surname of SINGLETARY, as do…
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