Dunham Family Genealogy and Information
There is some confusion to the Dunhams. Older genealogies have the Dunhams
coming from Mass. with the Dorchester Colony. More modern research shows the
family seems to become affiliated with these separatists in South Carolina.
There are several spellings Donnom, Dunnam and Dunham.
John Dunham- [source Liberty County Land Deeds] was born 1750 in South Carolina
and moved to Georgia. Died 1816 in McIntosh. I believe he is buried at the
Midway Church- not sure. wife Sarah Clancy
Had William, Jane, Jacob Hendricks, Mary, Sarah, George Washington, Charles
and Ann Dunham children. All born in Liberty or McIntosh Counties.
Jacob Dunham [1774-1832] was know to be a lay preacher to the slaves up
and down the Georgia Coast. Yes, he was a slaveholder. He recorded to be
buried near Sunbury. He married Mary Baisden [1783-1864]. They produced
several children. Of interest is Sarah who married Joseph Baisden [cousin?]
and 2nd married Richard Wickham Gould.
Mary Dunham married Charles Simmons Trezevant.
The Trezevants were an allied family of the Gignilliats. There are several
marriages between these families. Apparently, the Gignilliats came shortly
after the Rev. War and the Trezevants some time in the early 19th century.
Margaret Gignilliat Trezevant's town house in Darien was burned with
the rest of the town in spite of a Union Colonel's attempt to post black troops
to protect a widows home. Another Union officer countermanded the order and
the home was looted.
Charles Trezevant's younger brother James P Trezevant ended up a hero of
the Texas Revolution. Was captured and escaped a massacre- one of only 8 surviviors.
Fought at the battle of San Jacinto. Lived in Mississippi and Louisiana and
practiced law. The youngest sibling was George Trezevant- he became a physician
There were many plantations over the years. Mentioned in a manuscript
by Charlotte Trezevant Gignilliat [sister to above James and Charles] are
the following plantation names. I would love to know more about these properties.
Charlotte was the wife of Norman Page Gignilliat- that's right another cousin
"The Ridge"- somewhere near Ridgeville
Arcdoch- in McIntosh- owned by Gignilliat Family
Windy Hill- I believe this was in Glynn County
Oak Grove- this was in McIntosh
There was another property near Woodville or the name was Woodville was
summer home as Windy Hill was unhealthy during the summer. It was primarily
a rice plantation- malaria.