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Anyone recognize Capt. George Denison? Or Beckwith, John, Christopher, or Samuel?
All used Denison with one "n" as far as I know...
Or the wives families? Pratt, Lay, Kelsey, Gorham?
I haven't looked yet, just being lazy..:)
Sorry about the cross-posting...my fingers got tired...lol
I have a George B. Dennison of Interlaken, father of Charles, Sylvester and Alfred. Alfred died at ~ 9yo falling out of a tree. Charles and Sylevester lived in Covert Township. They married the Mount sisters from NJ
George B.'s father we have as Beckwith Dennison of Connecticut who married Desire Wixon of Frederickstown, Dutchess, NY
Beckwith son of John Denison of Saybrook, Middlesex, Conn. married Lydia Pratt of the same...
John son of Christopher Denison of same, married Elizabeth Kelsey of Killingworth, Middlesex Conn.
Christopher son of Samuel Denison of Stonington, Conn. married Mary Lay of same...
Samuel son of George Denison Jr of same, married Mercy Gorham of unknown, dau of Capt. John Gorham born Benefield, Northamptonshire, England who was husband to Desire Howland, descendent of Howland's of Plymouth Colony.
George Jr son of Capt. George Denison Sr of Hartford, Conn. born in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England married 10 Bridgett Thompson of Preston Capes, Northants, England, 2) Ann Borodell of Mystic Conn.
George Sr son of William Denison of Roxbury, Mass. born in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England married widow Margaret Chandler Monck
William son of John Denison of Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England married Agnes unknown
William son of George Denison of Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England
That's as far as I've gotten...and only now in posting that do I realize the switch to one "n"!
Maybe something here might be of interest:
John, and stayed in the home of a well-to-do leather merchant, John BORODELL, where his daughter Ann Borodell nursed him. This led to his marriage to Ann, and his early return to Roxbury, chosen Captain, and was called, “a young soldier lately come out of the wars in England
The Captain’s land was a dozen miles east of New London in the heart of the old Pequot Indian country. Across the Mystic River from the charred ruins of the Pequot fort, over the hill skirting the east bank, a smaller stream tumbles down a ledge and winds through a broad meadow to the sea. The Indians called it Pequotsepos, the little river of the Pequots. This pleasant valley was George Denison’s land. Here, in 1654, on a rocky knoll overlooking the meadows, he built a rough lean-to of poles and thick slabs of bark, little better than a square, slant-roofed wigwam with a stone fireplace and chimney at one end. Forever cognizant of the possibility of Indian attacks, he surrounded this rude home with a stout stockade, enclosing a spring and a couple of acres of land.
Capt George Denison
Ooo...that is interesting... A slightly different story than the one I found, it sounds more like his first time here before he went back to England...and then supposedly returned with Ann who had refused to marry him the first time...
He supposedly married that Bridgett Thompson the first round, had two children, and then she died, reason unknown so far.... That's when he left the kids with his parents and went back...after Ann (in Dublin) I guess, and got sucked into Cromwells war...Apparently he was there for about 7 years...and afterward finally talked Ann into coming "to the wilderness" as she put it! LMAO
Seems the timeline of his movements need to be nailed down...I'm sure those books you linked to will help me on that account...;)
Forgot to add the following you can read the book online:
A record of the descendants of Capt. George Denison, of Stonington ...George Denison, of Stonington, Conn. With notices of his father and brothers, and some account of other Denisons who settled in America in the colony times ...
North Stonington Cemeteries 2
2 Denison Cemetery Directions: Northwest of Town Hall 5 3/4 miles Denison, Capt. William, died Feb. 13, 1730, age 54 Denison, Mary, wife of William, died Feb. 5, 1762, age 82 Denison, Capt. William,
If all this doesn't make you dizzy, nothing will.. and pleaseeee don't shoot the poster, yours truely lol :)
Holy crap! Those are all Denisons?!?!....Yow!
I had no idea...actually no one in our family had any idea!
My grandfather...who was a grandson of a Denison (which I've found spelled both ways at various times) never talked about any of his relatives and I'm beginning to think it's because they didn't know... The one thing they seemed to figure out was that the name was supposed to be spelled with the one "n".
They gave my mother the middle name Denison, with the one "n" and I remember him saying it was an important distinction...not sure why yet... but he seemed to think it was. Now, given that staement it would seem to indicate that he was aware of the Denisons in Connecticut... Perhaps they never located them?...Hmmm, little family mysteries...LOL
Thanks (I think...lol) for the links!
Gonna take a while to sort them all out...;)
Being a ancient history nut even moreso! I actually have a personal reason now to be interested in history that's not B.C.!...;) Like it had all come to life now...pretty cool.
here's something you might enjoy:
by Sam Sturgis, Digital Collections Administrator, and Ryan Woods, Director of Internet Technology
Connecticut Vital Records to 1870 (The Barbour Collection) Update
go to NEGHS and get a free acct, then ck out the
Connecticut Vital Records to 1870 (The Barbour Collection)
I came up with 615 Denison's
or see my Barbour collection post here for the link..under Ct..
Oh boy am I glad you posted here...I completely forgot about this thread!! rolleyes...
Okay....bookmarked!...:D As soon as I ...."solidify" what I've found about my Masten family (can you say Loyalists, no wonder I couldn't find anything on them!) I'll have to revisit this....
Funny too, I just created a free NEHGS account last week I believe it was!
They send me updates about once a month, listing whats new and Free and where, just thought this particular data base might help solidify some info for those who were in CT...glad to help, nothing like having it in black and white is there?