History of Bucks County, Pa Volume 3 by William H. Davis
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Joseph DUNGAN, son of Thomas and Mary (DRAKE) DUNGAN, born 1710, died 1785 married Mary OHL, born 1710, died 1788, and had children: Thomas, Joshua, Sarah (wife of Benjamin CORSON, and Hannah, (wife of Benjamin MARPLE). Both Joseph and his wife are interred at Southampton churchyard.

Thomas DUNGAN, eldest son of Joseph and Mary (OHL) DUNGAN, was born in Warwick township, Bucks county, Pennsylvania, March 16, 1738, entered the University of Pennsylvania (then "College of Philadelphia," in 1762 and graduated in 1765. Was a tutor there 1764-66: professor of mathematics 1766-69: and Master of Arts 1767. On May 2, 1767, he was called to preach at the Southampton Baptist Church, but declined. In 1774, March 18th, he was chosen principal of the Germantown Academy. Soon after this date, however, he entered the continental army, and was commissioned paymaster of the Twelfth Regiment, Continental Line, April 29, 1777. Was transferred to Sixth Pennsylvania, and commissioned ensign June 2, 1778; made paymaster of Sixth Regiment, September 1, 1778; promoted to Lieutenant January 1, 1781, and transferred to Second Pennsylvania, January 1, 1783. General WASHINGTON in refering (sic) to the deplorable condition of the troops while suffering from smallpox in their winter quarters at Morristown, New Jersey, mentions the special efforts made by Paymaster DUNGAN to ameliorate their condition and his persistent importuning of Robert MORRIS, the financier of the Revolution, for money for necessary clothing and medicine. He served until the close of the war and then returned to the charge of the Germantown Academy, where he remained until about 1800. He died at Germantown, April 26, 1805, aged sixty-seven years, and is buried in Hood’s cemetery at that place. He married, May 19, 1793, at Neshaminy Presbyterian Church, his cousin Elizabeth DUNGAN, daughter of Jeremiah and Ann (WHITTON) DUNGAN, of Northampton township, Bucks county, and three children were born to them; Thomas, died in infancy; Elizabeth, who married George Taylor STUCKERT, and had one child Elizabeth, the wife of Dr. William Wilby BURNELL of Philadelphia; and another Thomas.

Another prominent descendant of Rev. Thomas DUNGAN was General Mahlon DUNGAN, born April 23, 1780, died December 8, 1848, seventh child of David and Sarah (NEWELL) DUNGAN, grandson of David and Rachel DUNGAN, and great-grandson of Jeremiah, fourth son of Rev. Thomas DUNGAN. He married, October 7, 1802, Phoebe ADDIS, daughter of John and Mary of Northampton, and lived for many years at "Lakeside," the ancestral home of Thomas YARDLEY, at Yardley, Pennsylvania, built in 1728. He was a prominent Democratic politician, and a Mason of high degree. He was elected in January 1824, brigadier-general of Bucks county militia and had command of the military escort that accompanied Marquis LAFAYETTE across Bucks county on his visit to America in 1824. In 1827 he was a candidate for the nomination for sheriff, and was defeated by General John DAVIS. He left three children, viz: John A., born August 11, 1803, married Amelia V. BAILEY, and left one son Mahlon, died 1849. Methodist minister at Yardley, and three daughters: Levi, born March 23,1805 died August 5, 1824, unmarried; and Mary Ann, died 1831, unmarried.

Test taken from page 208-209 of:

Davis, William W. H., A.M., History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania [New York-Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1905] Volume III

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