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Samuel Avery Dutton
Born in Lyndeborough, New Hampshire, June 13, 1824
Died in Abrams, Wisconsin, February 16, 1897
Buried at Brookside Cemetery, Oconto County, Wisconsin
Photo contributed by:  Mike Churchill

Lucinda "Mary" (nee ?) Dutton
wife of Samuel Avery Dutton
Born in Antrim, New Hampshire, October 21, 1831
Died in Abrams, Wisconsin, March 2, 1897
Buried at Brookside Cemetery, Oconto County, Wisconsin
Photo contributed by:  Mike Churchill

(Editor's note: Samuel and Lucinda Dutton were among the first pioneers in the Pensaukee area of Oconto County, having come from "Out East" as young adults, before 1860, and raising a family. This historic family page was researched by Gloria Olson and two wonderful late 1800's photos of Lucinda and Samuel have been added by Mike Churchill. Careful study of Lucinda's hands show a woman who had lived for many years with very painful and crippling Reumatoid Arthritis, which would have also affected all the joints in her back, neck and limbs. She would have needed assitance daily. Dressing, hair styling as well as travel to the studio and moving to pose would have been exhausting and painful, as seen on her face. Her pioneer courage was needed still. She died just two weeks after her husband from "shock and grief" according to her death certificate.)

First Generation

1. Samuel A.1 DUTTON was born in New Hampshire 1826. Samuel died 16 Feb. 1897 in Abrams, WI, at 70 years of age. Oconto VR., Vol. 3, pg 41. Buried Brookside cemetery.
Oconto County Reporter
February 19, 1897


Samuel A. Dutton died at his home in the town of Pensaukee on Tuesday, February 16, aged 72 years. He was a native of New Hampshire, but came west when a young man and for many years was a resident of Pensaukee. He was a prosperous farmer and highly respected. He is survived by an invalid wife and four sons. The internment took place on Thursday, in the cemetery at Brookside.

He married Lacinda "Mary" (?) DUTTON in New Hampshire, circa 1852. Lacinda was born in New Hampshire circa 1830. Lacinda died 2 Mar. 1897 in Abrams, WI, at 66 years of age. Oconto VR. Cause of death shock of grief. Buried at Brookside.

Samuel and his family were among the early settlers of West Pensaukee (Abrams) along with Johnathan S. Hale and Levi Sargent.

Samuel is enumerated on the 1860 census in town of Pensaukee. Samuel is 35, born New Hampshire as was his wife Lucinda age 29 and their children William age 7 and Charles age 4. He is enumerated on the 1870 census with 2 additional children Delbert age 9 and Edwin age 7. By the time of the 1880 census Samuel and all of the sons are enumerated with occupation of farmer and Delbert is enumerated as George D. age 19 and Edwin B. as age 17.

Samuel A. DUTTON and Lacinda "Mary" (?) DUTTON had the following children:
        2      i. William H.2 DUTTON was born 1853.
        3     ii. Charles F. DUTTON was born 10 Sept. 1856.
        4    iii. George Delbert DUTTON was born Pensaukee, Wisconsin 1861. Enumerated on the 1870 cencus as Delbert. He married Cora (?) DUTTON Oconto Co., WI., 15 June 1892. Marriage index.

                   George is enumerated on the 1900 census in the town of Pensaukee age 37 married for eight years to Cora who is age 30, born N.Y. Occupation farmer and they have had no children.

                   The 1910 town of Pensaukee census, shows George age 49, married for 17 years to Cora. He is still farming and they have had no children.
        5    iv. Edwin B. DUTTON was born 1863.

Second Generation

        2. William H.2 DUTTON (Samuel A.1) was born Greenfield, Hillsborough, New Hampshire 1853.

            He married twice. He married Dora BURGESS Oconto Co., WI., 18 Dec. 1884. Oconto VR. Married Maple Valley, M.E. church. by Pastor S. H. Conch. Witnesses; Delbert Dutton, Lilie McClure. Groom living in W. Pensaukee, occupation farmer.
Oconto County Reporter
Dec. 13, 1884.


The happy event which made Mr. Will H. Dutton and Miss Dora Burgess, both of Abrams, man and wife, occurred at the residence of S. Dutton, Wednesday evening, December 10th, 1884, in the presence of a large number of invited guests and relatives of the happy couple. The presents received by Mr. and Mrs. Dutton were many and beautiful, and they start out on the matrimonial sea followed by the best wishes of a host of friends, and none more genuine and earnest then those from the Reporter.

            Dora was born in Michigan 19 Feb. 1837. Dora was the daughter of Elijah W. BURGESS and Harriet (?) BURGESS. Dora died 9 Apr. 1886 Oconto Co., WI., at 49 years of age. Buried Brookside Cemetery.

            He married Anna CHORAE? Oconto Co., WI., 21 Nov. 1899. Oconto VR. Wm. occuaption is milling. They were married at Abrams Methodist church, by Fletehn Robinson. Witnesses, Saumuel and Lucinda Dutton.

            Anna was born in Green Bay, WI. 1870. Anna was the daughter of Fred GNONET and Eva GNONET.
The Oconto County Reporter
August 9, 1895

"Will Dutton's house burned down one night last week, while the family were enjoying themselves at the rink."

            Not found on 1900 census. The 1910 census shows William age 54, born N.H. married first at age 20 residing in the east ward of the city of Oconto. His occupation is bus business, city. His wife Anna is age 40 married at age 20 and has had 6 children all living. Still residing in the household is Evelyn, age 17, born Michigan; Marina, age 15; Genevieve, 13, Fred, 11 and George age 9 all born WI. All children enumerated as Dutton, probably step-children. but parents place of birth indicated as New Hampshire for father and WI. for mother.

            Not found on 1920 census.

        William H. DUTTON and Dora BURGESS had the following child:

                        6     Dora3 DUTTON was born Pensaukee, Wisconsin Mar. 1886.

                                Enumerated on the 1900 and 1910 census living with her grandparents Elijah and Harriett Burgess, in town of Pensaukee. Dora L. Dutton is age 24, single, occupation nursing on the 1910 census and they were living on Old Town Rd. with grandfather's occupation farmer.

        William H. DUTTON and Anna CHORAE? had the following children:

                        7     ii. Marina DUTTON was born in Wisconsin 1885.
                        8    iii. Evelyn DUTTON was born in Michigan 1883.
                        9    iv. Genevieve DUTTON was born in Wisconsin 1887.
                      10     v. Fred DUTTON was born in Wisconsin 1889.
                      11    vi. George DUTTON was born in Wisconsin 1901.

       3. Charles F.2 DUTTON (Samuel A.') was born in New Hampshire 10 Sept. 1856. Charles died 24 Feb. 1897 in Abrams, WI, at 40 years of age. Oconto VR., Vol 3, pg 141. Buried Brookside Cemetery. Wife listed as Lina. Cause of death pneumonia. His place of birth is now indicated as Mass.
Oconto County Reporter
Apr. 4, 1897.


Charles F. Dutton died at his home near Abrams Wednesday, Feb. 24, aged 40 years. The cause of death was pneumonia. Three children survive their parent, the eldest a boy of 17 years. The father of the deceased, the late Samuel A. Dutton, died just eight days before his son.
He married Celina PORTER Oconto Co., WI., May 1880. Oconto VR., Civil ceremonth R. G. Murph & Lizze North wittnesses.
Oconto County Reporter
May 15, 1880

West Pensaukee

If rumor is true, Mr. Charles Dutton is now ready to report himself to the census enumerator as the head of a family. Miss Lina Porter having joined her Fortune to his, for life, and many a long and happy life be theirs, is my wish.

            Celina was born Wiscsonsin Aug. 1862. Also, found spelled Selina. Celina was the daughter of Milo PORTER and Catherine GARRIGAN.

            On the 1900 census Selma age 37, born Aug. 1862, Wisconsin, widow. Had 3 children all living. Living with her are daughter Grace age 11 born May 1889 and her mother Kate Porter, age 69, born Feb. 1831 in Ireland, widow. There is also an Edna M. age 15, born May 1855, in WI. as where the parents, working as a servant in the home of Joseph Churchill. Selma (Celina) is enumerated as a day laborer.

            Charles F. DUTTON and Celina PORTER had the following children:

                        12     i. son3 DUTTON was born in Oconto County, Wisconsin 1880. Father's obit from Oconto County Reporter.
                        13    ii. Edna M. DUTTON was born Oconto Co., WI. 22 May 1885. Birth index.
Oconto County Reporter,
June 13, 1885.
A beautiful 9-pound girl arrived at Charley Dutton's last week, much to the joy of the family.
                        14   iii. Grace DUTTON was born in Wisconsin 18 May 1889. Oconto birth index.

       5. Edwin B.2 DUTTON (Samuel A.1) was born Pensaukee, Wisconsin 1863.

            He married Mary S. (?) DUTTON prior to 1929.

            On the 1898 plat map Edward is located in Section 35, owning the SW 1/4 of NW 1/4 in Township 26 Range 20, part of the town of Pensaukee.

            I was not able to locate Edward on the 1900 census. Edward B. located on the 1910 census enumerated in the town of Pensaukee, Edward is age 47, married for 23 years to (?) , age 43 and they have one child Wesley E., age 23. Living on Old Town Line Rd. occupation farmer.

            Enumerated in 1920, he indicates born WI., of New Hampshire parents, living in Abrams, WI. Edward is 56, Mary age 50 and living with them is Wesley age 30 married to Rose age 28.

            In 1930 still living in Abrams with Edward age 67, occupation farmer Mary S. age 63. Son, Wesley E., is age 40 married at 24 to Rose H., who was 23 and now 39. They have one son Earl B. age 3 years 11 mo. They were enumerated on Apr. 11. Wesley's occupation is farm laborer.

            Edwin B. DUTTON and Mary S. (?) DUTTON had the following child:

                        15     i. Wesley3 DUTTON was born 1890.

Third Generation

        15. Wesley3 DUTTON (Edwin B.2, Samuel A.') was born in Wisconsin 1890.

            He married Rose H. BOLDT. Rose was born 20 Feb. 1890. Parents from brother's obit. Rose was the daughter of August BOLDT and Minnie BOLDT.

            Rose died 15 Feb. 1974 Oconto Co., WI., at 83 years of age. Oconto VR., Vol. 32 pg. 215. Informant, son, Earl Dutton, Rt. 2, Little Suamico. Buried Fort Howard Cemetery, Green Bay. Death certificate shows father as Herman.
Wesley is enumerated living with his parents in 1910 thru 1930, along with his family.
The Oconto County Reporter
25 Nov. 1909.
Abrams- Wesley Dutton returned from Valparaiso, Ind., Tuesday where he has been attending school. Wesley and wife Rose ran Dutton's Bar in Oak Orchard for a number of years.
            Wesley DUTTON and Rose H. BOLDT had the following child:

                        16     i. Earl B.4 DUTTON was born Oconto Co., WI. June 1926.

                            The following clip was found among miscellaneous newspaper clippings.
1942 Oconto Falls - Leading roles in the Oconto Falls High School annual play will be taken this year by Miss Kay Coppens and Miss Dorothy Luth. The three-act comedy, "Miss Jimmy," will be presented at the school auditorium at 8 pm Wednesday night. Other members of the cast are Lorraine Tisch, Margaret Kadlec, LaVern Trudell, Harlen Loberger, Ruth Patzer, Earl Dutton and Done Budde. Miss Mary Sensiba is the director.

The Oconto Falls Herald,
Thursday, April 29, 1948

Abrams news
Earl Dutton, who is attending the University of Wisconsin, returned to Madison after spending his spring vacation with his parents Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Dutton.

Gloria Olson November 8, 2005