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Peter Dunkin
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Birth: Jun. 8, 1792
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jun. 11, 1863
Carroll County
Indiana, USA

Carrollton township was organized by the county commissioners in 1835, and Elisha W. Lake was appointed inspector of elections. The first election was held on the first Monday in April, 1835, at the house of E. W. Lake, and George Fouts was elected Justice of the Peace. The first settlements were made in 1832. The Michigan Road runs through this township. The Rev. John P. Hay was the minister of the Cumberland Presbyterian church, the first to hold religious services in this township. In 1836 the first shcool house was erected on the land of George Young. Saw-mills were built in 1835, and the first grist-mill was erected in 1848. The villages in this township are Wheeling, Sharon and Carrollton, located on the Michigan road.
Among the first settlers were George Trapp, Johsnson Kirkpatrick, George fouts, Benjamin Kirkpatrick, Martin Wagoner, Francis McCain, Peter Duncan, Samuel Ayers, John Garrison, John Shively, Abner Shanks, Jacob Shively, William Martin, Charles Martin, Jacob Cline, Jeremiah Trent, E. W. Lake, Andrew Hunter, Uriah Blue and others.

1838 - School in cabin on his farm, Section 11, Carroll Co., IN

1st wife: m 29 Oct 1815 Mary Martin b ~1795 Dayton, OH, d bef 1823 Franklin Co., IN

Children with Mary Martin

1. Elizabeth DUNKIN b: 18 JUL 1816 d 16 Nov 1842 Carroll Co., IN
James R LENNON b 26 Jul 1811 Miami Co, IN d 9 Apr 1849 Carroll Co., IN

2. William DUNKIN b: 5 DEC 1817 in Franklin Co, IN

3. John DUNKIN b: 23 JUL 1819 in Franklin Co, IN

4. Benjamin Martin DUNKIN b: 23 NOV 1820 Franklin Co, IN d 12 Aug 1895 Carroll Co.IN
m 28 Aug 1848 Cass Co., IN
Eliz Peyton b 29 Mar 1829 KY

5. Sarah Jane DUNKIN b: 8 APR 1822

Children with Rebecca Ewing:

1. George Washington DUNKIN b: 4 APR 1825
2. Richard Thomas DUNKIN b: 30 SEP 1827 IN
3. Sylvenus (or Sylvenice) DUNKIN b: 12 FEB 1830 IN
4. John Ewing DUNKIN b: 4 APR 1832 IN
5. Catherine DUNKIN b: 26 JUN 1834 IN


Deed dated 1832: "Heirs of John Dunkin to Peter Popence, Elizabeth Popence, Cynthia Ann Popence & James/Jane Popence Jr. ("James" and "Jane" each written once in text), Sec 20 & 26, T 2 R6 /s/ Elizabeth (X) Dunkin widow of John; William Dunkin & his wife Hannah Dunkin; Peter Dunkin & his wife Rebecca Dunkin...
Family links: 
  John Dunkin (1762 - 1821)
  Elizabeth Sunderland Dunkin (1768 - 1843)
  Rebecca Ewing Dunkin (1793 - 1870)
  William Dunkin (1788 - 1870)*
  Peter Dunkin (1792 - 1863)
  Richard Dunkin (1795 - 1870)*
  Benjamin Dunkin (1799 - 1877)*
  Michael Dunkin (1801 - 1821)*
  Joshua Dunkin (1805 - 1859)*
*Calculated relationship
Beech Grove Cemetery
Carroll County
Indiana, USA
Created by: Bonnie Schermer
Record added: Feb 06, 2012
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Peter Dunkin
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Peter Dunkin
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 Added: Jun. 17, 2015

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