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Jonathan Dutton


Jonathan Dutton

(A biographical sketch taken from One Hundred Years, The Delaware County National Bank Chester, PA 1814-1914)

Years in parentheses are years of service as a Director of The Bank of Delaware County and/or The Delaware County National Bank

Jonathan Dutton (1855-7, 1861-3), son of John and Ann (Pennell) Dutton, was born July 14,1812. He was a miller and conducted the old Dutton grist mills on Chester creek, Chester township, which in 1829, by a change in the township lines, was transferred to Middletown. Jonathan Dutton followed his father and grandfather in the ownership of the mill.

During the great flood of 1843, Jonathan was in the building, and so rapidly was the rise of water that he fled to the upper story, when, fearing that the structure was yielding, he leaped from the window and fortunately reached a place of safety just as the mill was swept away. It was rebuilt the following year. He died September 18, 1880, aged 68 years.

 

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