DUNWELL, Stephen A.


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WITTER, Deborah

DUNWELL, Stephen A. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

  • Born: 11 Feb 1762, Scotland
  • Marriage: WITTER, Deborah in 1780 in prob. New London County, Connecticut
  • Died: 21 Nov 1840, Solon, Cuyahoga County, Ohio at age 78

bullet  General Notes:

Some records indicate that Stephen was born in Rhode Island, others indicate that he was born in England. His son, Samuel, indicates on the 1880 US Census that Stephen was born in Scotland. This might be the most authoritative source yet found.

Stephen's middle name is probably Adison.


Stephen married Deborah WITTER, daughter of William WITTER Esquire and Elizabeth BISHOP-LATHRUP, in 1780 in prob. New London County, Connecticut. (Deborah WITTER was born on 19 Apr 1762 in Preston, New London, Connecticut 10 and died in 1842 in Solon, Cuyahoga County, Ohio.)



1 Collections of the Connecticut Historical Society Revolution Rolls and Lists, 1775-1783, Vol VIII (Hartford: Connecticut Historical Society, 1901, 1999.), page 74. Surety: 3. Name: Stephen Dunwell
Location: Preston
Page #: 74
Regiment: Seventh Regiment
Command: Swift, Heman Col.

2 1810 US Census (Phelps, Ontario County, New York). Repository: Ancestry. Surety: 4. Lists Stephen Dunwell Sr. (age 45+, b. bef. 1764), wife [Deborah Witter] (age 45+, b. bef. 1764), and children: 1 son (age 10-15, b. 1794-1799), 1 son (age <10, b. 1799-1810), 1 daughter (age 10-15, b. 1794-1799) and 1 daughter (age <10, b. 1799-1810), living in Phelps, New York. Living next door is their son, Stephen Dunwell Jr., and living nearby is the daughter Rebecca [Dunwell] Crary [wife of Erastus] and her family.

3 Daughters of the American Revolution Patriot Index (Provided on request from dar.org). Surety: 4. DUNWELL, Stephen
Birth: EN 11 Feb 1762
Service: CT
Rank: Pvt
Death: OH 21 Nov 1840
Patriot Pensioned: Yes
Widow Pensioned: No
Children Pensioned: No
Heirs Pensioned: No
Spouse: (1) Deborah Witter

4 The Official Roster of the Soldiers of the American Revolution Buried in the State of Ohio (Ancestry.com), p. 1121. Surety: 4. Dunwell, Stephen (Cuyahoga County)

Pvt 1777, Capt. Wm. Converse, Col Herman Swift Regt Conn State Tr. Pensioned in 1833. Was from Phelps, N.Y. served 3 yrs. Br 1762, R.I. Mar Deborah Witter, 1780. (d 1842). D Nov 21, 1840, Solon, O. Bur on a farm. Moved from Wayne Co. N.Y. to Solon, Cuyahoga Co. Ref: Pension Dept 2128. Natl No 81635, Vol 82, D.A.R. Lin. Fur infor Taylor Chap.

5 American Genealogical-Biographical Index (Ancestry.com). Surety: 4. Name: Stephen DUNWELL
Birth Date: 1762
Birthplace: Rhode Island
Volume: 47
Page Number: 121
Reference: Gen. Column of the " Boston Transcript". 1906-1941.( The greatest single source of material for gen. Data for the N.E. area and for the period 1600-1800. Completely indexed in the Index.): 8 Nov 1920, 8460

6 1840 US Census (Solon, Cuyahoga County, Ohio). Repository: Ancestry. Surety: 4

7 1820 US Census (Phelps, Ontario County, New York). Repository: Ancestry. Surety: 4. Lists Stephen Dunwell (age >45, b. bef. 1775), wife [Deborah Witter] (age >45, b. bef. 1775) and children: 2 sons (age 16-26, b. 1793-1804), 1 son (age 16-18, b. 1801-1803), and 1 daughter (age 16-26, b. 1793-1804), living in Phelps, New York.

8 1800 US Census (Washington, Berkshire County, Massachusetts). Repository: Ancestry. Surety: 4. Lists Stephen Dunwell (age 26-44, b. 1755-1774), wife [Deborah Witter] (age 26-44, b. 1755-1774) and children: 1 son (age 16-25, b. 1774-1783), 1 son (age 10-15, b. 1784-1790), 3 sons (age <10, b. 1790-1800), 2 daughters (age 10-15, b. 1784-1790) [one of whom is Rebecca] and 1 daughter (age <10, b. 1790-1800), living in Washington, Massachusetts. The family of daughter, Rebecca's, future husband, Erastus Crary, is also living in Berkshire County at this time.

9 1790 US Census (New London County, Connecticut). Repository: Ancestry. Surety: 4. Lists Stephen Dunwell (age >16, b. bef. 1773), wife [Deborah Witter], and children: 1 son (age <16, b. 1773-1790) [prob. Stephen Jr.] and 2 daughters (ages not given) [prob. Deborah and Rebecca, both born before 1790], living in New London County, Connecticut.

10 Barbour, Connecticut Town Marriage Records, Barbour Collection (Preston Vital Records Part I - 1687-1850), p. 254. Surety: 4. Deborah, d. [William & Elizabeth], b. Apr 19, 1762.

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