Col Josiah Dunham

Col Josiah Dunham

Birth
Columbia, Tolland County, Connecticut, USA
Death 10 May 1844 (aged 75)
Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 99754115 · View Source
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Vermont Secretary of State. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1789, and resided in Hanover New Hampshire. He became publisher of the "Dartmouth Sentinel" newspaper and served as Preceptor of Moor's Charity School, an educational institution affiliated with Dartmouth College. Dunham later served in the United States Army, and attained the rank of Captain before receiving his discharge in 1808. He then resided in Windsor, Vermont and became active in politics as a Federalist, and for several years published a Federalist
newspaper, "The Washingtonian". From 1813 to 1815 he served as Vermont's Secretary of State. During the War of 1812, Dunham was a Colonel in the Vermont Militia, and served as aide-de-camp to Governor Martin Chittenden. Dunham was Principal of the Windsor Female Seminary from 1816 to 1821, when he moved to Kentucky, where he founded another school for girls, the Lafayette Female Academy. Dunham was a popular speech maker, and many of the addresses he delivered for Washington's Birthday celebrations and other events were published as pamphlets.


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  • Created by: nk
  • Added: 28 Oct 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 99754115
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Col Josiah Dunham (7 Apr 1769–10 May 1844), Find A Grave Memorial no. 99754115, citing Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by nk (contributor 47218626) .