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