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Denison Genealogy

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Bishop Denison (Denyson) b. 1513 Thorley, Hertsfordshire, England; m. Mrs. Denison b. 1517 Thorley

Child of Bishop and Mrs. Denison:

1. John b. 1530/1539 Bishops, Shortford, Hertfordshire, England; d. 12/4/ 1532 Married Agnes Wylie or Willie on 5/11/1561 St. James, Bishops, Shortford, Hertfordshire, England; she was born 1544/45 Thorley;

John Denison b. 1530/1539 married Agnes Wylie or Willie;

Children of John and Agnes Wylie Denison:

1. Agnes b. c. 1586 Bishops, Shortford, Hertfordshire, England 2. John b. 1565 Bishops; d. 12/4/1582 Bishops 3. Jane b. 1584 Bishops 4. Agnes b. 1586 Bishops; 5. Elizabeth b. 1569 6. William b. 2/3/1571 Bishops; d. 1/25/1653 Roxbury, Suffolk, MA. Old Eliot Street Cemetery 7. George 1582-1640 Bishops 8. Edward b. 1576 Bishop; d. 1670 Dublin, Ireland 9. Mary b. 1577 Bishops 10. Lucy 1567-1582 Bishops

William b. 2/3/1571; d. 1/25/1653; m. Margaret Chandler on 11/7/1603 BishopsName: William DENISON 1 Sex: M Birth: 1571 in Bishop's Stortford, County Hertfordshire, England Death: 25 JAN 1652/53 in Roxbury, Massachusetts 1 Emigration: 1631 in the ship "Lion" 1

Father: John DENISON b: ABT. 1530 in Bishop's Stortford, Herts, England Mother: Agnes WILLIE

Marriage 1 Margaret CHANDLER Married: 7 NOV 1603 in Stortford, Herts, England

Children Daniel DENISON b: 1612 in Bishop's Storford, County Hertforshire, England Edward DENISON b: 1614 in England George DENISON b: 10 DEC 1620 in Stortford, County Hertfordshire, England William DENISON John DENISON Sarah DENISON b: 7 OCT 1615 George DENISON

Children of William and Margaret Chandler Denison:

1. George 12/10/1620 Bishops; d. 10/23/1694 Hartford, CT

George Denison b. 12/10/1620 Bishops; d. 10/23/1694 Hartford, CT; m. Ann Borrodell in May, 1640 in Naseby, Northampton, England

Children of George and Ann Borrodell Denison:

1. John Borodell b. 6/14/1646 Roxbury, Mass; 11/26/1667 Stonington, New London, CT

John Borodell Denison b. 6/14/1646 Roxbury, Mass; m. Phoebe Long or Lay, b. 1/5/1651 Saybrook, CT; d. 9/27/1718 Stonington, New London, CT, on 11/26/1667 Name: John Borodell DENISON 1 Sex: M Birth: 14 JUN 1646 in Roxbury, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts 1 Death: 1698 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut

Father: George DENISON b: 10 DEC 1620 in Stortford, County Hertfordshire, England Mother: Anne BORODELL b: ABT. 1615 in England

Marriage 1 Phebe LAY b: 5 JAN 1650/51 in Saybrook, Middlesex County, Connecticut Married: 26 NOV 1667 in Saybrook, Middlesex County, Connecticut 1

Children Phebe DENISON John DENISON Robert DENISON William DENISON Daniel DENISON George DENISON b: 28 MAR 1671 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut; 1/22/1720 New London, CT Samuel DENISON Ann DENISON Sarah DENISON Phebe DENISON George Denison b. 3/28/1671 New London, CT; d. 1/22/1720 New London, CT; m. Mary Brewster Wetherall in 1693 in New London, CT; she was b. 10/7/1668 New London; d. 5/22/1711 New London. Name: George DENISON 1 Sex: M Birth: 28 MAR 1671 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut 1 Death: 26 JAN 1719/20 in New London, Mystic, Connecticut

Father: John Borodell DENISON b: 14 JUN 1646 in Roxbury, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts Mother: Phebe LAY b: 5 JAN 1650/51 in Saybrook, MIddlesex County, Connecticut

Marriage 1 Mary Wetherell HARRIS b: 7 OCT 1688

Children Grace DENISON Phebe DENISON Hannah DENISON Borrodil DENISON Wetherel DENISON Daniel DENISON b: 27 JUN 1703 in New London, Connecticut

Sources: Title: Ancestors and Descendants of Captain John James and Esther Denison of Preston, Connecticut compiled by Clara Paine Ohler, Lima, Ohio, 1912 Page: 159 ___________ Child of George and Mary Brewster Wetherall Denison:

1. Daniel b. 6/27/1703 New London; d. 2/2/1748 New London, CT

Daniel Denison b . 6/27/1703 New London; d. 2/2/1748 New London, CT; m. Rachel Starr on November 14, 1726 in New London, CT. Name: Daniel DENISON Sex: M Birth: 27 JUN 1703 in New London, Connecticut Death: 2 FEB 1747/48 in New London, Mystic, Connecticut

Father: George DENISON b: 28 MAR 1671 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut Mother: Mary Wetherell HARRIS b: 7 OCT 1688

Marriage 1 Rachal STARR b: 15 SEP 1705 Married: 1726

Children of Daniel and Rachel Starr Denison:

1. Daniel b. 12/16/1730 New London, CT; d. 3/17/1793 Stephentown, NY (Rensselaer County Cemetery Records list his dates as: 9/16/1730 – 3/15/1793); m. Catherine Avery on July 1, 1756; she was b. on 6/9/1737 in New London; d. 8/18/1825 in Stephentown, NY. 2. James b. 4/18/1746; d. 12/24/1778 in Stephentown, NY buried Denison Cemetery.; was a captain and died during the American Revolution

(1) 1 Daniel DENISON Jr. —————————————————————————————————————————— Birth: 16 Dec 1730, New London, New London County, CT Death: 15 Mar 1793, Stephentown, Rensselaer County, NY Burial: Mar 1793, Berlin, Rensselaer County, NY Bapt: 6 Dec 1730, First Church Of Christ, New London CT Father: Daniel DENISON (1703-1748) Mother: Rachel STARR (1705-1791)

Daniel Denison, Jr. (son of Daniel Denison, and great great great grandson of William Denison), born in New London, Conn., Dec.16, 1730; was married to Katherine Avery, July 1, 1756, who was a daughter of Col. Ebenezer Avery by his first wife. They settled in New London, where they lived until 1771, when they moved into the wilderness of New York, and settled in the town of Stephentown, Rensselaer County, east of Albany. He was one of the prominent men of the new settlement ; held some important positions conferred upon him by the partiality of the citizens of the new settlement. By an act of the Legislature he was appointed one of three commissioners to adjust disputes of boundaries between the settlers. We make this extract from a memorandum book which he kept, and now in the hands of his grandson, Jonathan Denison, of South Berlin, N.Y. : "June 1771, I moved into this county from New London, and brought with me nine children." He died in 1793, and his wife died in 1825, aged 88 years. They were both buried in the family burying-ground in Berlin. The homestead remained in the family upward of 90 years. They had thirteen children, as follows :

He was listed in the Stephentown, Rensselaer County, NY Tax Records for the years 1790, & 91.

Spouse: Catherine AVERY Birth: 9 Jun 1737, New London, New London County, CT Death: 18 Aug 1825, Stephentown, Rensselaer County, NY Burial: 1825, Berlin, Rensselaer County, NY Father: Col. Ebenezer AVERY (1704-1780) Mother: Lucy LATHAM Marr: 1 Jul 1756, Groton, New London County, CT

Children: Catherine (1757-1851) Daniel (1758-1832) Ebenezer (1760-) Jonathan (1761-) George (1763-1786) Griswold (1765-1826) Asenath (1766-1829) David (1769-) Latham (1771-1847) Child (1773-1773) Samuel (1774-1849) Elihu (1777-) Thomas (1779-)

(2) 1.1 Catherine DENISON —————————————————————————————————————————— Birth: 24 Jul 1757, New London, New London County, CT Death: 9 Mar 1851, Stephentown, Rensselaer County, NY Burial: Denison Cemetery, Stephentown, Rensselaer County, NY

Spouse: Major James JONES Birth: 22 Jul 1754, Stonington, New London County, CT Death: 26 Jul 1803, Stephentown, Rensselaer County, NY Burial: Denison Cemetery, Stephentown, Rensselaer County, NY Father: Henry JONES (1730-) Mother: Eunice MINER (1729-)

He enlisted in June 1775, as a private in Captain John Visscher’s company for the defense of Albany County, New York, in March 1776, served as orderly sergeant in Captain Sandford’s company and was on the expedition to Crown Point and Ticonderoga, was commisssioned March 30, 1777, Ensign, Captain James Denison’s company, marched against General Burgoyne’s Army, was in the battle of Bennington and, after the surrender of General Burgoyne, returned home. He was commissioned April 1, 1778, ensign, Captain James Denison’s company, Colonel Killian Van Rensselaer’s New York regiment, and served against the Indians in the Mohawk Valley; he was commissioned March 4, 1780, 2nd Lieutenant, Captain Stephen Miles’ company, in that same regiment and served at Johnstown, New York, and other places as late as 1781.

He was listed in the Stephentown, Rensselaer County, NY Tax Records for the year 1791.

His widow was issued a pension of 66 dollars and 88 cents on 9 May 1845, claim W. 21468, at which time she resided in Berlin, NY.

He died of Smallpox.

Probate record: JONES, James died Intestate. Adm. Catharine Jones. Rec. 26 Sep 1803.

Marr: 28 May 1778, Stephentown (Little Hoosick), Rensselaer County, NY

Children: James H. (1779-1873) Catherine (1780-) Eunice (1782-1817) Daniel (1784-) Jerusha (1787-) William (1789-1861) Rachel (1792-) Avery (1794-1811) Elias (1797-1876) Clara (1799-)

(2) 1.2 Daniel DENISON —————————————————————————————————————————— Birth: 26 Sep 1758, New London, New London County, CT Death: 22 Jul 1832, Seneca County, NY

Probably the Daniel in Rensselaerville, Albany County, in the 1790 census, the ages match. He was listed in the Stephentown, Rensselaer County, NY Tax Records for the year 1789.

Spouse: Hannah JONES Birth: 4 Jul 1764, Stonington, New London County, CT Death: 14 Feb 1832, Seneca County, NY Father: Henry JONES (1730-) Mother: Eunice MINER (1729-) Marr: 8 May 1783, Stephentown, Rensselaer County, NY

Children: Daniel (Died as Child) (1785-1788) George (1786-1825) Hannah (Died as Child) (1788-1789) Avery (1790-) Eunice (1791-1849) Clarissa (1793-1842) Elias (1795-1847) Nancy (1797-) Daniel (1799-1812) Lorena (1802-1836) Hannah (1803-1822) Rhoda (1806-) Delina (1809-1827)

(2) 1.3 Ebenezer DENISON —————————————————————————————————————————— Birth: 26 Jan 1760, New London, New London County, CT

They lived in Berne, Albany County, NY. Probably the Ebenezer in Rensselaerville, Albany County, in the 1790 census. He was listed in the Stephentown, Rensselaer County, NY Tax Records for the year 1789.

Spouse: Elizabeth SPENCER Birth: 1766 Father: SPENCER

In 1837 she lived in Berne, Albany County, NY. Her brother Nicholas Spencer went into service with james Jones.

Marr: 1784, Stephentown, Rensselaer County, NY

Children: Katherine (1786-) Ebenezer A. (1788-) Hannah (1790-) Polly (1792-) William (1795-) Alma (1797-) Orpha (1799-) Avery (1802-)

(2) 1.4 Jonathan DENISON —————————————————————————————————————————— Birth: 17 May 1761, New London, New London County, CT; d. Sept. 9, 1833 Stephentown, NY

Spouse: Sarah "Sally" GREEN (Caleb, Benjamin, John, Benjamin, John) b. Jan. 12, 1770 Marr: 15 Jan 1789, Berlin, Rensselaer County, NY

Children: 1. Erie Nov. 10, 1807-Oct. 21, 1808 2. David b. Dec. 22, 1809 m. #1 Abigail Maxon and #2 Rebecca Sheldon daughter of Augustus. 3. Jonathan Jr. b. Dec. 22, 1809; m. Alzina Allen 4. James b. Oct. 19, 1789; m. Esther Greene 5. Gortham N. b. 4/19/1806 6. Benjamin G. b. 10/30/1793 d. in Greenbush, NY 7. Polly b. Nov. 14, 1798; m. Holden Sweet, son of Samuel


(2) 1.5 George DENISON —————————————————————————————————————————— Birth: 12 Apr 1763, New London, New London County, CT Death: 16 Mar 1786, Stephentown, Rensselaer County, NY

(2) 1.6 Griswold DENISON —————————————————————————————————————————— Birth: Aug. 21, 1765, New London, New London County, CT or Stephentown Death: 20 Mar 1826, Stephentown, Rensselaer County, NY

His will, dated 21 June 1825, was probated 7 April 1826, Rensselaer Co., NY Will Book 7, page 374. Named were his wife Rhoda, son George T., Dau. Rebecca wife of Emerson Hull, grand-ch. Alson & Julia Hull. James Jones and James H. Jones were witnesses.

Spouse: Rhoda TIFFT Birth: 18 Aug 1777, Stephentown, Rensselaer County, NY Death: 22 Mar 1869, Stephentown, Rensselaer County, NY Father: George TIFFT (1754-1813) Mother: Rebecca BROWN (1756-1813) Marr: 1793, Stephentown, Rensselaer County, NY

Children: 1. Alson June 21, 1803 - Aug. 16, 1807; buried Denison Cemetery, Stephentown

2. George T. March 17, 1795 Stephentown; d. Feb. 8, 1874; m. Nancy Niles on July 11, 1819 in Berlin, NY; she was daughter of Eliphalet Niles and Rebecca Greene

2. Rebecca m. Emerson Hull

(2) 1.7 Asenath DENISON —————————————————————————————————————————— Birth: 24 Feb 1766/7, New London, New London County, CT Death: 20 Sep 1829

Spouse: Roger JONES Birth: 3 Dec 1756, Stonington, New London County, CT Death: Apr 1808, Berne, Albany County, NY Father: Henry JONES (1730-) Mother: Eunice MINER (1729-)

1800 U. S. Census of Bern, Albany County, NY, page 149. On 7 July 1806 he bought 6 acres, part of lot seven in Scipio, Cayuga County, NY, recorded in deed book G, page 289, from LDS film 0851932. On 29 April 1809 he sold 50 acres, part of lot fifty in Sempronius, Cayuga County, NY. Recorded in deed book J, page 350, from LDS film 0851934. His wife Anne was named. Their residence was said to be Scipio, Cayuga County, NY. According to this, the bible record of his death date may be incorrect, unless this is a different Roger Jones. In 1820 he was in Scipio, Cayuga County, NY, according to the U. S. Census, page 103.

Marr: ca 1788

Children: Eliphalet (1791-1858) Asenath Denison Latham Sally Drusilla Katherine Avery Alanson William Alva Nancy

(2) 1.8 David DENISON —————————————————————————————————————————— Birth: 19 Mar 1769, New London, New London County, CT

Spouse: Polly JONES Marr: 1794

(2) 1.9 Latham DENISON —————————————————————————————————————————— Birth: 8 Mar 1771, New London, New London County, CT Death: 3 Oct 1847, Floyd, Oneida County, NY

In 1800 he moved into the wilderness in the town of Floyd, Oneida County, NY, where he continued to reside until his death in 1847.

Spouse: Eleanor TIFFT Birth: 13 Jan 1780, New London, CT Death: 18 May 1846, Floyd, Oneida County, NY Father: Col. George TEFFT Mother: Rebecca BROWN Marr: 20 Nov 1796, Stephentown, Rensselaer County, NY

Children: Rhoda (1804-1898)

(2) 1.10 Child DENISON —————————————————————————————————————————— Birth: 18 Aug 1773, Stephentown (Little Hoosick), Rensselaer County, NY Death: 18 Aug 1773, Stephentown, Rensselaer County, NY

(2) 1.11a Samuel DENISON* —————————————————————————————————————————— Birth: 24 Oct 1774, Stephentown (Little Hoosick), Rensselaer County, NY Death: 11 Dec 1849, Floyd, Oneida County, NY Burial: 1849, Floyd, Oneida County, NY

Spouse: Rhoda CRANDALL Death: 18 Feb 1817, Floyd, Oneida County, NY Burial: 1817, Floyd, Oneida County, NY Marr: 13 Jan 1802, Floyd, Oneida County, NY

Other spouses: Nancy BURLINGAME

(2) 1.11b Samuel DENISON* (See above) ——————————————————————————————————————————

Spouse: Nancy BURLINGAME Birth: 3 Mar 1798, Providence, Providence County, R. I. Death: aft 1884, Vernon Center, Oneida County, NY Marr: 28 Dec 1817, Floyd, Oneida County, NY

Other spouses: Rhoda CRANDALL

(2) 1.12 Elihu DENISON —————————————————————————————————————————— Birth: 14 Apr 1777, Stephentown (Little Hoosick), Albany County, NY

He was listed in the 1800 Census of Bern, Albany Co., NY, next to Roger Jones and Daniel Andrews.

Spouse: Thankful STEWART Marr: ca 1800

(2) 1.13 Thomas DENISON —————————————————————————————————————————— Birth: 5 May 1779, Stephentown (Little Hoosick), Rensselaer County, NY

They settled at Berne, Albany County, NY.

Spouse: Polly CRARY Marr: 23 Feb 1801 Miscellaneous Denison Information:

1880 Berlin, NY Census

Jonathan Denison 54y married Lumber Dealer Angeline 46 wife Fellows, Edgar D. 24 son in law jewelry Lillie E. 21 daughter

Catherine 59 widow Yorham N. (I believe this should be Gorham N.) 30 son widowed

David Denison 70 farmer Rebecca 68 wife

Henry E. 52 (d. Dec. 29, 1900 72y6m Buried Berlin Center Berlin Baptist Hannah (Godfrey) 50 wife

Jonathan, Jr. 70 retired farmer (son of Jonathan and Sarah Green) Alzmia (Allen) 70 wife

1855 Petersburgh Census

George Dennison 56 widower farmer Jay 19 child farmer

1860 Petersburgh

George 62 farmer Hannah M. 40 housewife Jay 23 farm laborer Franklin G. 2

Have been going thru the "Denison Genealogy" site on your website. Came across a couple of possible errors.

1. John Denison(born 1530) is shown as being born in "Shortford". Other Denisons are born in "Stortford". Could there be a typo?

2. George Denison's (born 1620) wife Anne's name is spelled with 2 r's (Borrodell). Her son's name is spelled John Borodell. According to Ancestors and Descendants of Captain John James and Esther Denison of Preston, Connecticut compiled by Clara Paine Ohler, Lima, Ohio, 1912 there is 1 r.

3. Rachal Starr (wife of Daniel, sr), (born 1705). Per the book William Brewster of the Mayflower and the Fifth Generation Descendants of his son Jonathan, Barbara Merrick, Gen. Soc. of Mayflower Descendants, 1999, Rachal Starr was born September 15, 1705 in Groton, Connecticut and died February 4, 1791in Groton, Connecticut. She is buried in Ledyard Cemetery, New London, Connecticut.

4. Daniel Denison, jr. (born 16 Dec 1730). According to your "Denison Genealogy" site, he was buried Berlin, NY. but according to your "Denison Cemetery" site, he was buried in the Denison Cemetery in Stephentown.

Thanks for a great site and best wishes,

Ron Hallberg Springfield, Illinois

ronh@motion.net

Sources:

  • Rensselaer County Cemetery Records
  • LDS Ancestral File
  • Floyd Smith (email unknown)