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Biography for William DUNLAP, Sr. and family who lived in Washington County PA at one time but who moved to Weathersfield Township, Trumbull County, Ohio

Searched and typed by Judith Florian

Background of migration into Ohio via The Connecticut Land Company 


Note:  If you download the entire biography of either volume, the book page numbers do not match the PDF page numbers, but the webmaster gives both numbers on each biography.

Weathersfield, Ohio


The DUNLAP     , of which William DUNLAP, Sr., was the first representative in Trumbull county, were among the earliest settlers here. William DUNLAP, Sr., emigrated from Washington county, Pennsylvania, to Poland township, then [to] Trumbull county, Ohio, about 1800. He afterwards purchased seven hundred acres of land in Weathersfield, and moved to that township about 1806. His sons settled around him on this tract. He had a family of six sons sons and four daughters. He died in Liberty township at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. CARLTON, at the age of about ninety-six. His son William married Rachel FRAZEE, of Poland, and lived on the farm, which is now occupied by the widow of the late Stephen DUNLAP, son of William, Jr. William and Rachel DUNLAP were the parents of nine children, of whom three are yet living, to-wit: Rachel (LEWIS) and Perry in Lordstown, and Chauncy in Vienna [Ohio]. Stephen DUNLAP was born November 30, 1813, in Weathersfield, on the farm, where he lived until his death December 18, 1881. He married in 1840 Hannah McMULLEN, of Brookfield, who was born in 1822.  Mrs. DUNLAP still resides on the old DUNLAP homestead. She has three children, as follows: George in Wisconsin, B. F. in New York city, and Emma at home.

Williams, 242 [PDF 339]

Source for Background: Tract No. 96 Annual Report of The Western Reserve Historical Society (Inc. 1867).  "The Connecticut Land Company and Accompanying Papers". October, 1916.  Parts I and II. Published Cleveland, Ohio: 1916   Sub-section:  Land Papers   Sub-section:  The Connecticut Land Company: A Study in the Beginnings of Colonization of the Western Reserve by Claude L. Shepard.

Sources for biographies: (book) History of Trumbull and Mahoning Counties: with illustrations and biographical sketches, Volume 1 (Google eBook; History Category) H.Z. Williams & Bros.  H. Z. Williams, 1882.

(book) History of Trumbull and Mahoning Counties: with illustrations and biographical sketches, Volume 2 (Google eBook; History Category ).  H. Z. Williams & Bros.  H.  Z. Williams, 1882.

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