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Rev Thomas Dungan
Birth: Feb. 13, 1635
Greater London, England
Death: Feb. 1, 1688
Bucks County
Pennsylvania, USA

Rev. Thomas Dungan, soldier, legislator, pioneer, became the first Baptist minister in the Province of Pennsylvania, having been born in London, and came with his mother about 1637.

Thomas Dungan was the youngest son of Frances Latham and William Dungan. His father died, and his mother came to America with her second husband Jeremy Clarke and her four young children.

As early as 1655 he was living at Newport, Rhode Island, where he was Sergeant of the Newport Militia 1676. He acquired 240 acres at Shrewsbury, New Jersey, about the year 1670. In 1678 and again in 1681 he was elected to the Rhode Island Assembly. His half brother, Walter Clarke was then Deputy Governor of Rhode Island.

In 1682 he sold his estate of 100 acres in East Greenwich, Rhode Island and his Newport homestead of 50 acres and having completed his education for the ministry, he shortly removed to Pennsylvania and settled at Cold Spring, Bucks County, where he founded a Baptist Church in 1684, the first of its denomination in Pennsylvania, and continued pastor until his death in 1687.

He married at Newport on or about 1663 Elizabeth Weaver, daughter of Sergeant Clement Weaver.

His Will, probated February 29, 1688, is one of the earliest on record in Bucks County.

(Article on Dungan Family Excerpts and A History of the Baptists, A Reformed Reader)

To this union were born: William Weaver Dungan, Elizabeth Dungan West, John Dungan, Clement Dungan, Rebecca Dungan Doyle Griffith, Thomas Dungan, Jeremiah Dungan, Mary Dungan Richards and Sarah Dungan Carrell Fitroy.

5th Great-granddaughter: Louise Ethel Smith Powell 
 
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 Parents:
  William Dungan (1606 - 1636)
  Frances Latham Dungan Clarke (1609 - 1677)
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Weaver Dungan (1645 - 1697)
 
 Children:
  William Dungan (1664 - 1713)*
  Rebecca Dungan Doyle (1670 - 1722)*
 
 Siblings:
  Barbara Dungan Barker (1628 - 1677)*
  Thomas Dungan (1635 - 1688)
  Mary Clarke Stanton (1640 - 1711)**
  Jeremiah Clarke (1643 - 1729)**
  Latham Clarke (1645 - 1719)**
  Weston Clarke (1648 - 1730)**
  James Clarke (1649 - 1736)**
  Sarah Clarke Pinner Carr (1651 - 1706)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Cold Springs Church Cemetery
Bucks County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: Rhonda
Record added: Jul 31, 2007
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Rev Thomas Dungan
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To my 12th great-grandfather, Thomas Dungan. I am proud to see that you led a Christian life, and spread the gospel.
-Anonymous
 Added: Mar. 10, 2014
Dear Grandfather,I am your 8th great grand daughter. I am proud to know you shared the life of Christ and left your family a legacy of faith. Also, you had the courage to be called a patriot in the provinces.
- Carol Ann McPheeters
 Added: Dec. 27, 2013

- chevydelray55
 Added: Dec. 11, 2013
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