William Dunshee1

M, b. before 1756, d. circa 1810

Last Edited28 Aug 2009

Birth*William Dunshee was born before 1756.2,3 
Marriage*He married Elenor (?) before 1790.3 
Note*William Dunshee was NOT on 1793 Tax list for Richhill Twp, Washington Co (at time), but Green Co. not formed until 1794? 
Residence* In 1798 William Dunshee M at Richhill Twp., Greene Co., PA; owned 100 acres with a 18' by 16' cabin.4 
Census*He appeared on the census of 1800 at Richhill Twp., Greene Co., PA; with two females of age to be Elenor and Mary.3 
Occupation*He was a farmer, owning 100 acres on Wheeling Creek. Deed Transfer (land purchase) Green Co., PA 14 Apr 1801: purchased 200 acres with John Burk (bounded to Williams west, on north by Ezekiel Barnett, on east by Hugh Williams, and later by William Craig (to south?), stated as being on Wheeling Creek; Farmer (owned 100 acres on Wheeling Creek) on 14 April 1801 at Wheeling Creek, Greene Co., PA.1 
Death*He died circa 1810 at Richhill Twp., Greene Co., PA; Deed Transfer Green Co., PA from widow Elenor on 22 Apr 1811: note also that 1810 census did not show any male, even though listing William as head of house.1 

Family

Elenor (?) b. between 1766 and 1774
Marriage*He married Elenor (?) before 1790.3 
Child

Citations:

  1. [S168] Greene Co., PA Deed Transfer, Vol. 2B, p. 317-319 & Vol 1 p. 521-522.
  2. [S203] 1810 U.S. Census of Richhill Twp., Green Co., PA, Washington, DC.
  3. [S647] 1800 U.S. Census of Richhill Twp., Green Co., Pennsylvania, Washington, DC, film page 0097.
  4. [S629] Washington, DC 1 Oct 1798 Green County, PA Tax Records, p. 116 or 219.

William Dunshee

M, b. 30 July 1793, d. 2 October 1871

FatherThomas Dunshee1 b. 1758, d. 29 Nov 1846
MotherHannah Smith1 b. 29 Aug 1763, d. 16 Feb 1821
William Dunshee|b. 30 Jul 1793\nd. 2 Oct 1871|p248.htm#i609|Thomas Dunshee|b. 1758\nd. 29 Nov 1846|p241.htm#i520|Hannah Smith|b. 29 Aug 1763\nd. 16 Feb 1821|p475.htm#i521|Thomas Dunshee|b. b 1733\nd. c 1790|p242.htm#i848|Elizabeth Moore|b. b 1735|p404.htm#i849|John Smith|b. c 1715|p476.htm#i1480|Mary Harkness||p306.htm#i1481|

Last Edited29 Aug 2009

Birth*William Dunshee was born on 30 July 1793 at Peterborough, Hillsborough Co., NH.2,3,1 
He was the son of Thomas Dunshee and Hannah Smith.1 
Marriage*William Dunshee married Almeda Turner on 20 November 1815 at Bristol, Addison Co., VT.4,5,6 
OccupationWilliam Dunshee was manufacturer in 1820 at Sangerfield Twp, Oneida Co., NY.7 
Census*He appeared on the census of 1820 at Sangerfield Twp., Oneida Co., NY; one male and one female aged 26-46 (William & Almeda); one male under age 10 (William E.); and one female aged 16-25 (???).7 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 1830 at Bristol, Addison Co., VT, with a household that included one male aged 30-40 (William), one female aged 30-40 (Almeda), one male under age 5 ( Charles C.), and one male age 10-15 (William E.). Unidentified was one female aged 5-10, another female aged 20-30 and a male aged 15-20.8 
Occupation*He was a carpenter and joiner in 1850 at Bristol, Addison Co., VT.5 
CensusHe and Almeda Turner appeared on the census of 5 August 1850 at Bristol, Addison Co., VT; William Dunshee, age 57; Almeda, age 56; Charles C., age 25; Thomas, age 16; Augusta, age 13.9 
Census*William Dunshee and Almeda Turner appeared on the census of 2 July 1860 at Bristol, Addison Co., VT; William Dunshee, age 66; Almeda, age 65; Charles, age 34;Irving, age 26; Lucy Smead (servant), age 24.10 
Death*William Dunshee died on 2 October 1871 at Bristol, Addison Co., VT, at age 78.4,1 
Burial*He was buried at Greenwood Cemetery, Bristol, Addison Co., VT.2 
Story*Who was the female, aged 16-25, enumerated with the family in 1820?7 

Family

Almeda Turner b. 6 July 1794, d. 11 January 1888
Marriage*He married Almeda Turner on 20 November 1815 at Bristol, Addison Co., VT.4,5,6 
Children

ChartsThomas Dunshee (b. before 1713)

Citations:

  1. [S364] Bristol, VT Vital Records: Vol 3, pg 231.
  2. [S196] Dunshee Cemetery Markers in Greenwood Cemetery, Bristol, Vermont, Karol & Carol Dunshee personal files, 3180 Branding Iron Ct., Milliken, Weld Co., CO.
  3. [S197] 1850 U.S. Census of Bristol, Addison Co., Vermont, Washington, DC, families 68, 90, 96, & 261, pp 324 & 332.
  4. [S194] William Dunshee, War of 1812 Pension Record.
  5. [S197] 1850 U.S. Census of Bristol, Addison Co., Vermont, Washington, DC, families 68, 90, 96, & 261, pp. 324 & 332.
  6. [S369] Hon. Harvey Munsill Esq., Munsill's History of Bristol, VT, p. 82.
  7. [S207] 1820 U.S. Census of Sangerfield Twp, Oneida Co., New York, unknown repository address, p. 309.
  8. [S670] 1830 U.S. Census of Bristol, Addison Co., VT, Washington, DC, p. 280 & 285, William Dunshy.
  9. [S197] 1850 U.S. Census of Bristol, Addison Co., Vermont, Washington, DC, families 68, 90, 96, & 261, family 96.
  10. [S978] July 1860 US Census of Bristol, Addison Co., Vermont, unknown repository address, p. 63, p. 66, p. 67, p. 89, p. 92.

William Dunshee

M, b. between 1775 and 1794

Last Edited1 Sep 2009

Birth*William Dunshee was born between 1775 and 1794.1 
Census*He appeared on the census of 1820 at Walpole, Cheshire Co., NH; 1 female age 10-16 (b. 1804-1810) and 1 female age 16-26 (b. 1794-1804).1 
Occupation*He was engaged in commerce. in 1820 at Walpole, Cheshire Co., NH.1 
Note*He and William Dunshee would be candidates to be the same person if the marriage was before 1821 in 1820.1 

Citations:

  1. [S206] , Chesire Co.1820 Census Walpole, Chesire.

William Dunshee

M, b. circa 1826

FatherWilliam Dunshee1 b. c 1794, d. 1867
MotherLorain Turner1 b. b 1800
William Dunshee|b. c 1826|p248.htm#i678|William Dunshee|b. c 1794\nd. 1867|p247.htm#i332|Lorain Turner|b. b 1800|p520.htm#i2382|||||||||||||

Last Edited11 Feb 2002

Note*William Dunshee and William T. Dunshee are possibly the same person. 
Birth*William Dunshee was born circa 1826 at OH.1 
He was the son of William Dunshee and Lorain Turner.1 
Occupation*William Dunshee was Shoemaker in 1850 at Bedford, Cuyahoga Co., OH.1 

ChartsWilliam (b. ca. 1794) & Lorain Turner Dunshee

Citations:

  1. [S233] 31 July 1850 Census Bedford Twp, Cuyahoga Co, OH, Washington, DC, family 1282.

William Dunshee1

M, b. April 1866

FatherFranklin N. Dunshee1 b. 21 Jul 1831, d. 4 Apr 1897
MotherLucretia C. Bryant1 b. Jun 1836, d. 9 Jan 1915
William Dunshee|b. Apr 1866|p248.htm#i1754|Franklin N. Dunshee|b. 21 Jul 1831\nd. 4 Apr 1897|p176.htm#i1755|Lucretia C. Bryant|b. Jun 1836\nd. 9 Jan 1915|p66.htm#i1756|Robert Dunshee|b. c 1798\nd. 21 Sep 1850|p229.htm#i617|Zilpha Pettibone|b. c 1797\nd. 16 Oct 1882|p431.htm#i618|||||||

Last Edited17 Feb 2002

BirthWilliam Dunshee was born in 1866 at NY.2 
Birth*He was born in April 1866 at PA.1,3 
He was the son of Franklin N. Dunshee and Lucretia C. Bryant.1 
Note*William Dunshee was evidently still single during the census of on 22 January 1920.1 
Residence*He lived on 22 January 1920 at with his twin sister, Nellie Manger, Sidney, Delaware Co., NY.1 
Occupation*He was a laborer on the highway on 22 January 1920 at Delaware Co., NY.1 

ChartsThomas Dunshee (b. before 1713)

Citations:

  1. [S345] 22 Jan 1920 - 2 Feb 1920 U.S. Census of Sidney, Delaware Co., New York, Washington, DC, E.D. 175, sheet 6, line 66 - sh, 7, ln 60.
  2. [S554] 26 Jun 1880 US Census of Sidney town, Delaware Co., New York, Washington, DC, Vol. 15, E.D. 79, sheet 25, dwelling 259.
  3. [S918] Delaware Co. NY USGenWeb transcription of the 1900 census of Sidney, NY, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~nydelawa/censid19.html

William Dunshee1

M, b. between 1774 and 1784

FatherPLACEHOLDER FATHER!!! Dunshee b. c 1730
William Dunshee|b. bt 1774 - 1784|p248.htm#i2861|PLACEHOLDER FATHER!!! Dunshee|b. c 1730|p226.htm#i3482||||||||||||||||

Last Edited24 Mar 2001

Birth*William Dunshee was born between 1774 and 1784.1 
He was the son of PLACEHOLDER FATHER!!! Dunshee
Marriage*William Dunshee married Unknown Female (?) before 1800.1 
Census*William Dunshee appeared on the census of 1800 at Plymouth Twp., Luzerne Co., PA; one male 16-26, one female under 10, and one female 16-26.1 

Family

Unknown Female (?) b. between 1774 and 1784
Child

Citations:

  1. [S648] 1800 U.S. Census of Plymouth Twp., Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania, Washington, DC, film page 0178.

William Dunshee1

M

FatherMarlin R. Dunshee1
MotherPhyllis O'Connell1
William Dunshee||p248.htm#i3532|Marlin R. Dunshee||p214.htm#i3527|Phyllis O'Connell||p419.htm#i3530|Rollin N. Dunshee|b. 17 Feb 1892\nd. Apr 1963|p233.htm#i2108|Bertha M. Keyes|b. 21 Mar 1908\nd. 19 Nov 1990|p344.htm#i2107|||||||

Last Edited14 Jul 2001

William Dunshee is the son of Marlin R. Dunshee and Phyllis O'Connell.1 

ChartsThomas Dunshee (b. before 1713)

Citations:

  1. [S834] Marlin R. Dunshee obituary, online.

William Dunshee1

M, b. circa 1794

Last Edited22 Feb 2005

Birth*William Dunshee was born circa 1794 at NH.1 
Marriage*He married Susan (?) after 1810.1 
Census*William Dunshee and Susan (?) appeared on the census of July 1870 at Bristol, Addison Co., NH; William Dunshee, age 76; Susan, age 75; in same dwelling as Charles Smith, age 31; and Ettie Dunshee, age 33.1 

Family

Susan (?) b. circa 1795

Citations:

  1. [S1388] Jul 1870 U.S. Census of Bristol, Addison Co., Vermont, unknown repository address, pp. 9, 33-34.

William Dunshee1

M, b. before 1782

Last Edited28 Aug 2009

Birth*William Dunshee was born before 1782.1 
Residence*He lived in 1798 at on 350 acres reputedly owned by William Anderson, Hanover Twp., Washington Co., PA.1 

Citations:

  1. [S1741] Washington, DC 1798 PA Taxes.

Captain William Dunshee

M, b. 22 August 1820, d. 5 March 1905

FatherAndrew T. Dunshee b. c 1797, d. 1871
MotherMargaret Short b. c 1798, d. 26 Feb 1871
Captain William Dunshee|b. 22 Aug 1820\nd. 5 Mar 1905|p248.htm#i139|Andrew T. Dunshee|b. c 1797\nd. 1871|p140.htm#i136|Margaret Short|b. c 1798\nd. 26 Feb 1871|p469.htm#i138|William Dunshee|b. b 1777|p247.htm#i121||||||||||

Last Edited6 Oct 2006

BirthCaptain William Dunshee was born on 20 August 1820 at Allegheny Co., PA.1 
Birth*He was born on 22 August 1820 at Allegheny Co., PA.2 
He was the son of Andrew T. Dunshee and Margaret Short
Marriage*Captain William Dunshee married Mary Ann Adams, daughter of Benjamin Adams, circa 1848. 
Census*Captain William Dunshee appeared on the census of September 1850 at Mifflin Twp., Allegheny Co., PA; William Dunshee, age 30; Mary A., age 28; Margaret, age 2; William A., age 2/12; Joseph Dunshee, age 25; Sarah J. Dunshee, age 19; Anne Glyst, age 15; and Washington Gray, age 21.3 
Occupation*He was a coal merchant, steamboat builder & Captain.2 
Census*He and Mary Ann Adams appeared on the census of 2 June 1870 at McKeesport, Allegheny Co., PA; William age 49, Mary age 39, Margaret age 21, William age 20, Johnston age 18, Louisa age 17, Marshall age 13, Virginia age 12, and Mary age 4.4 
CensusCaptain William Dunshee and Mary Ann Adams appeared on the census of 4 June 1880 at Ringgold, First Ward of McKeesport, Allegheny Co., PA; Mary age 42, William age 55, son William A age 28, son Marshall P. age 22, daughter Edith age 14, and Jane age 20 living next door to son Johnson F and next door to Williams sisters Margaret and Susan.5 
Story*According to Jordan's 1913 history of the Allegheny Valley, William Dunshee     :     until about 1875 was engaged in running and shipping coal to all the lower ports between Pittsburgh and New Orleans. He then retired from the coal business, but continued until within several years of his decease to operate the Marine ways adjacent to McKeesport. In early days coal was loaded in boats and floated, by use of sweps and steering oars, to the several markets along the Ohio and Monongahela rivers. Late in the fifties this method of transportation gave way to steamboats or towboats, as they are commonly called, and Captain Dunshee was one of the first advocates of the change. He was interested in the first steamboat built to transport coal "below," know as the "Erie," and in ten years the change was so complete that a floating coal-boat "below" was a rarity. He became interested in several towboats in his day, notably the "Robinson," the "Forman," the "Isaac Hammett," and the "Victor Wilson." The "Isaac Hammett" and "Victor Wilson" were called "twins," and had been built alike in all respects with a view of hitching both boats to the same lare tow, believing that in this way it could be better and more safely handled while conveying it down the river. It was not so great a success as was anticipated, and as it was found that better results could be obtained by leaving each of the towboats independent, this course was therfore adopted. During the early part of the civil war both boats were taken into the service of the United States government as dispatch boats and for towing mortar boats on the Mississippi river and other rivers thereto. The two boats, "Isaac Hammett" and "Victor Wilson," continued in the service until the close of the war, under the command of Commodore David Dixon Porter. They were several times under fire from the enemy, but escaped without being disabled. On several occasions they carried General Grant to and from points on the river. The "Victor Wilson" during the Red river expedition was under command of Captain Dunshee for a short time as a relief for the regular captain, Daniel Pollard. In 1856 Captain Dunshee built the first marine ways in the Monongahela river, near McKeesport. They were used for "docking boati" until the property was sold to the National Tube Works Company, when they moved "across" the river and again erected and operated until about 1895, at which time Captain Dunshee retired from active work.1 
Residence*Captain William Dunshee lived at 510 Ringgold St., McKeesport, Allegheny Co., PA.6 
Death*He died on 5 March 1905 at 510 Ringold St., McKeesport, Allegheny Co., PA, at age 84.7 
Burial*He was buried at McKeesport Versailles Cemetery. site 3128, Sec E, Lot 46, McKeesport, Allegheny Co., PA.8,9 

Family

Mary Ann Adams b. 1829, d. 23 April 1898
Marriage*He married Mary Ann Adams, daughter of Benjamin Adams, circa 1848. 
Children

ChartsUnknown Dunshee Father (b. before 1745)

Citations:

  1. [S472] John W. Jordan LL.D (Librarian of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania), History of the Allegheny Valley, p. 849-850 (copied from FHL film 1000540).
  2. [S43] John W. Jordan, History of Westmoreland Co, PA.
  3. [S52] 1850 U.S. Census of Mifflin Twp, Allegheny Co, PA, Washington, DC, p. 215, family 402.
  4. [S688] 2 Jun 1870 U.S. Census of McKeesport, Allegheny CO., PA, Washington, DC, pg. 512, family 118.
  5. [S1308] 04 Jun 1880 U.S. Census of First Ward of McKeesport, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania, unknown repository address, E.D. 40, p. 13 & 14.
  6. [S619] Pittsburgh Post Gazette, 07 Mar 1905, page 6, col. D.
  7. [S537] Capt. Wm. Dunshee probate Allegheny Co., PA will 104, vol. 82, page 215.
  8. [S47] Fischer, McKeesport Versailles Cemetery 1856-1971.
  9. [S1462] The McKeesport and Versailles Cemetery, online www.mckeesportcemetery.com/.
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