Thomas Dell1

b. 22 February 1665/66, d. 15 August 1750
Father*Thomas Dell1,2
Mother*Elizabeth __?__1,2
Birth*22 February 1665/66Thomas Dell was born in Upton, Buckinghamshire, England, on 22 February 1665/66.1,3
Marriage*22 July 1691He married Mary Eldershaw, daughter of Edward Eldershaw and Mary __?__, on 22 July 1691 at Reading, Berkshire, England.4,5
Residence*After their marriage and before immigrating to America, Mary and Thomas Dell lived in Reading.1
Religion*27 December 1708Thomas and Mary were Quakers, and on 27 December 1708 they brought a certificate to the Chester Monthly Meeting and settled in the township of Ridley, Chester County, Pennsylvania. Thomas took an active part in meeting affairs, and Mary served as clerk for a considerable time.6
Residence9 February 1709Mary and Thomas Dell lived with their children in Ridley, Chester County, on property Thomas had bought by a deed dated 9 February 1709 from John Faucit for £375. The purchase included a dwelling house with outbuildings with two tracts or parcels of land totaling 260 aces. One of these tracts, being 200 acres, was the remainder of Thomas Nossiter's land, of which John Sharples bought the other half, and this had been sold to Walter Faucit, the father of John, in 1684.2
Land Transfer*13 April 1731Thomas Dell Sr. and his wife Mary gave, by deed dated 13 April 1731, two tracts of land in Ridley to their son Thomas Dell Jr.. Together, the two parcels contained 157 acres, being part of the 260 acres Thomas Sr. had purchased in 1709.2
Will*31 October 1749Thomas Dell Sr. prepared his will in Ridley dated 31 October 1749. In the will, he bequeathed his dwelling house and outbuildings with the land around them, where he lived, and about 108 acres to his wife, during her life, after which his grandsons, Thomas Swayne and Samuel Swayne, were to have the use of them for 25 years, and at the expiration of that term, they were to be divided between the two daughters, Sarah Dell and Mary Dell, of his son Thomas, deceased.2,7
Death*15 August 1750He died on 15 August 1750, probably at Ridley, at age 84.8,9

Family

Mary Eldershaw b. c 1670, d. 11 Nov 1751
Children1.Mary Dell1 b. 31 Jul 1695, d. a 1720
2.Elizabeth Dell+1 b. 1 Aug 1697, d. 1743
3.Sarah Dell1 b. 11 Aug 1699, d. 27 Sep 1714
4.Thomas Dell Jr.+1 b. 29 Nov 1701, d. 1748
5.Edward Dell1 b. 24 Apr 1704, d. 20 Jul 1704

Citations

  1. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Louis H. Everts, 1881), Dell, page 518. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.
  2. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, descended from John and Jane Sharples, settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682 : together with some account of the English ancestry of the family, including the results of researches by Henry Fishwick, and the late Joseph Lemuel Chester, and a full report of the bi-centennial reunion of 1882, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. John Sharples (d.1685) married Jane Moor and, as Quakers, the family emigrated in 1682 from England to Chester County, Pennsylvania. Descendants (spelling the surname Sharpless) and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and elsewhere. Includes ancestry in England to the 1200s A.D. Includes index. (Washington DC: Photoduplication Service, 1968 ( a microreproduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , pages 158-160. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.
  3. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 158-160, the date written as "12 mo. 22, 1665-6" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was February, not December.
  4. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Dell, page 518, the date written as "5, 22, 1691" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was July, not May.
  5. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 158-160, the date written as "5 mo. 22, 1691" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was July, not May.
  6. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Dell, page 518, the date written as "10, 27, 1708" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was December, not October.
  7. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 189-190.
  8. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Dell, page 518, the date written as "6, 15, 1750" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was August, not June.
  9. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 158-160, the date written as "6 mo. 15, 1750" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was August, not June.

Thomas Dell1

Marriage*He married Elizabeth __?__ in England.1,2
Residence*Elizabeth and Thomas Dell lived in Upton, Buckinghamshire, England.1,2

Family

Elizabeth __?__
Child1.Thomas Dell+1,2 b. 22 Feb 1665/66, d. 15 Aug 1750

Citations

  1. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Louis H. Everts, 1881), Dell, page 518. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.
  2. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, descended from John and Jane Sharples, settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682 : together with some account of the English ancestry of the family, including the results of researches by Henry Fishwick, and the late Joseph Lemuel Chester, and a full report of the bi-centennial reunion of 1882, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. John Sharples (d.1685) married Jane Moor and, as Quakers, the family emigrated in 1682 from England to Chester County, Pennsylvania. Descendants (spelling the surname Sharpless) and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and elsewhere. Includes ancestry in England to the 1200s A.D. Includes index. (Washington DC: Photoduplication Service, 1968 ( a microreproduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , pages 158-160. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.

Thomas Dell1

b. 1837
Father*John Dell1 b. 1817
Mother*Mary __?__1 b. 1817
Birth*1837Thomas Dell was born about 1837 in Buckinghamshire, England.1
(Son) Census England 18511851Thomas was enumerated on the 1851 census in the household of his parents on Oak Road, West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England. He was 14 years old and worked at the forgre.1

Citations

  1. [S768] 1851 England Census, online at www.ancestry.co.uk, household of John and Mary Bell, West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England, citing Class: HO107; Piece: 2025; Folio: 302; Page: 5; GSU roll: 87431. Hereinafter cited as 1851 England Census.

Thomas Dell Jr.1

b. 29 November 1701, d. 1748
Father*Thomas Dell1 b. 22 Feb 1665/66, d. 15 Aug 1750
Mother*Mary Eldershaw1 b. c 1670, d. 11 Nov 1751
Birth*29 November 1701Thomas Dell Jr. was born on 29 November 1701, probably in Reading, Berkshire, England.2,3
Marriage*17 October 1728He married Rachel Sharpless of Providence Township, daughter of James Sharpless and Mary Lewis, on either 07 or 17 October 1728 at the Providence Meeting, Providence, Chester County, Pennsylvania.4,5,6,7,8
Religion*Rachel and Thomas Dell Jr. were Quakers.9,10
Residence*Rachel and Thomas Dell Jr. lived in Ridley, Chester County.11
Land Transfer*13 April 1731Thomas Dell Jr. received by deed dated 13 April 1731 two tracts of land in Ridley from his parents. Together, the two parcels contained 157 acres, being part of the 260 acres his father had purchased in 1709.11
(Husband) Deathcirca 1738Thomas became a widower when Rachel (Sharpless) Dell died circa 1738 at about age 30.11
Death*1748He died intestate in 1748 and letters of administration were granted on 02 May 1748 to his brother-in-law Joseph Garrett.11
Inventory*5 May 1748An inventory of his estate taken on 5 May 1748 was valued at £193 : 0 : 3, and by proceedings in the Orphans' Court it was determined that, in addition to his property in Ridley, he was also possessed of a dwelling house with outbuildings and 265 acres in Fallowfield township.11
Estate*In the division of his estate, the lands in Ridley, later Nether Providence, consisting of 157 acres in two contiguous tracts, were awarded to his older daughter Sarah Weaver, and the land in Fallowfield township, 265 acres, to his younger daughter Mary Pennell, who paid £20 to her sister Sarah to make them equal.12

Family

Rachel Sharpless b. 9 Jul 1708, d. c 1738
Children1.Abraham Dell11
2.Sarah Dell+4,13 b. 1731, d. 1814
3.Mary Dell1 b. 16 Sep 1734, d. 5 Oct 1801
4.Lydia Dell11

Citations

  1. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Louis H. Everts, 1881), Dell, page 518. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.
  2. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Dell, page 518, the date written as "9, 29, 1701" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was November, not September.
  3. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, descended from John and Jane Sharples, settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682 : together with some account of the English ancestry of the family, including the results of researches by Henry Fishwick, and the late Joseph Lemuel Chester, and a full report of the bi-centennial reunion of 1882, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. John Sharples (d.1685) married Jane Moor and, as Quakers, the family emigrated in 1682 from England to Chester County, Pennsylvania. Descendants (spelling the surname Sharpless) and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and elsewhere. Includes ancestry in England to the 1200s A.D. Includes index. (Washington DC: Photoduplication Service, 1968 ( a microreproduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , pages 158-160, the date written as "9 mo. 29, 1701" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was November, not September. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.
  4. [S44] Roy Henry Heaton, (Miles City, Montana). "Heaton Family Pedigree Chart - Eleven Generations", prepared by hand in 1941. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, some of the information and the dates, particularly, in this pedigree chart often prove to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented was a good place for us to start, and has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. Hereinafter cited as "Heaton Family Pedigree Chart - 1941."
  5. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Dell, page 518, the date written as "8, 7, 1728" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was October, not August.
  6. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 158-160, the date written as "8 mo. 17, 1728" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was October, not August.
  7. [S1414] John W. Jordan, Encyclopedia of Pennsylvania Biography, downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (New York, New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1921), Weaver-Dell, page 222, noting the date of their marriage as August 17, 1728. Hereinafter cited as Encyclopedia of Pennsylvania Biography.
  8. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Sharpless, pages 722-724.
  9. [S1414] John W. Jordan, Encyclopedia of Pennsylvania Biography, Weaver-Dell, page 222, noting the date of their marriage as 17 August 1728.
  10. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Dell, page 518, noting the date of their marriage as 7 August 1728.
  11. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 158-160.
  12. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 229-230.
  13. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Weaver, pages 759-760.

Jacob Delp1

Marriage*He married Elizabeth Snyder, daughter of John Snyder and Hannah Catherine Jacoby.1

Family

Elizabeth Snyder b. 13 Apr 1824

Citations

  1. [S2089] Henry Sylvester Jacoby, The Jacoby family genealogy : a record of the descendants of the pioneer, Peter Jacoby, of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Lancaster, Pennsylvania: Lancaster Press, 1930), Chapter VIII. The Fourth Generation, #115. Hannah Catherine Jacoby, pages 196-197. Hereinafter cited as The Jacoby family genealogy : a record of the descendants of the pioneer, Peter Jacoby, of Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Lola May Demorest1

b. 1907
Birth*1907Lola May Demorest was born about 1907 in Michigan.2
Marriage*18 September 1923She married Marion Sharlow on 18 September 1923 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan.1,2

Family

Marion Sharlow b. 1902
Child1.Robert Dale Sharlow1 b. 30 Nov 1924, d. 11 Aug 1978

Citations

  1. [S2090] Michigan, U.S., Marriage Records, 1867-1952, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Helen D Acker of Jackson, Michigan, age 24, born in Ashtabula County, Ohio, parents Charles Carroll and Helen Burns, married Robert Dale Sharlow of Michigan Center, Michigan, age 22, born in Wayne County, Michigan, parents Marion Sharlow and Lola May Demorest, married on 27 November 1947 in Jackson, Jackson, Michigan, USA, record# , citing Michigan, U.S., Marriage Records, 1867-1952, Michigan Department of Community Health, Division of Vital Records and Health Statistics, Lansing, MI, USA, Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952, Film# 100, "Jackson (1946-1949)". Hereinafter cited as Michigan, U.S., Marriage Records, 1867-1952.
  2. [S2090] Michigan, U.S., Marriage Records, 1867-1952, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Marion C Sharlow of Detroit, Michigan, age 21, born in Michigan, parents Joseph Sharlow and Mary Jones, and Lola M Demorest of Detroit, Michigan, age 16, born in Michigan, parents Elmer Demorest and Anna Shanteau, married on 18 September 1923 in Detroit, Michigan, USA, record# 255558, citing Michigan, U.S., Marriage Records, 1867-1952, Michigan Department of Community Health, Division of Vital Records and Health Statistics, Lansing, MI, USA, Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952, Film# 172, "1923 Wayne."

Larry R. DeMoss1

b. 1950
Father*Ray Lee DeMoss1 b. 1926, d. 18 Aug 1989
Mother*Mary Lou Hodge1 b. 13 Nov 1928, d. 27 Dec 2021
Birth*1950Larry R. DeMoss was born about 1950.1
(Son) Residence1961Larry DeMoss, age 10, was listed with his parents and sister in the Kansas City and County Census for 1961 at 2619 Oak Grove, Shawnee, Wyandotte County, Kansas.1

Citations

  1. [S2319] Kansas, U.S., City and County Census Records, 1919-1961, online at www.ancestry.com, listing in 1961 for Ray L. DeMoss, age 34, Mary L. DeMoss, age 32, Larry DeMoss, age 10, and Rita Demoss, age 9, address 2619 Oak Grove, Shawnee, Wyandotte County. Hereinafter cited as Kansas, U.S., City and County Census Records, 1919-1961.

Ray Lee DeMoss1

b. 1926, d. 18 August 1989
Birth*1926Ray Lee DeMoss was born about 1926 in Pleasanton, Linn County, Kansas.1,2
Marriage*He married Mary Lou Hodge.3,1,2
Residence*1961Ray L. DeMoss, age 43, and Mary L. DeMoss, age 32, were listed with their two children, Larry, age 10, and Rita, age 9, in the Kansas City and County Census for 1961 at 2619 Oak Grove, Shawnee, Wyandotte County, Kansas.4
Death*18 August 1989He died on 18 August 1989 at his home in Shawnee, Johnson County, Kansas, at age 631,2
Burial* and was buried in Johnson County Chapel and Memorial Gardens, Overland Park, Johnson County, Kansas.1

Family

Mary Lou Hodge b. 13 Nov 1928, d. 27 Dec 2021
Children1.Larry R. DeMoss4 b. 1950
2.Rita E. DeMoss1 b. 29 Jan 1952

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Ray Lee Demoss, Memorial# 188272384. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S2325] Ray Lee DeMoss 1989 Obituary, online at Historical Newspapers from 1700s-2000s, at www.newspapers.com, The Kansas City Times, (Kansas City, Missouri), Monday, 21 August 1989, page 3, Ray Lee DeMoss, age 63, Shawnee, died 18 August 1989 at his home, born Pleasanton, Kansas, resident of Kansas City area 40 years, retired maintenance man for Shawnee Mission School District, Seventh Day Adventist Church, Navy veteran of WWII, survivors include wife Mary DeMoss, son Larry R. DeMoss of Lenexa, daughter Rita E. Miller, mother Ethyl DeMoss and two brothers, Bill and Jack, all of Kansas City, Kansas, and sister Louise Berry of Sunrise Beach, Missouri, burial in Johnson County Memorial Gardens. Hereinafter cited as Ray Lee DeMoss 1989 Obituary.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary Lou (Hodge) DeMoss, Memorial# 235450367.
  4. [S2319] Kansas, U.S., City and County Census Records, 1919-1961, online at www.ancestry.com, listing in 1961 for Ray L. DeMoss, age 34, Mary L. DeMoss, age 32, Larry DeMoss, age 10, and Rita Demoss, age 9, address 2619 Oak Grove, Shawnee, Wyandotte County. Hereinafter cited as Kansas, U.S., City and County Census Records, 1919-1961.

Rita E. DeMoss1

b. 29 January 1952
Father*Ray Lee DeMoss2 b. 1926, d. 18 Aug 1989
Mother*Mary Lou Hodge3 b. 13 Nov 1928, d. 27 Dec 2021
Birth*29 January 1952Rita E. DeMoss was born on 29 January 1952.4
(Daughter) Residence1961Rita DeMoss, age 9, was listed with her parents and brother in the Kansas City and County Census for 1961 at 2619 Oak Grove, Shawnee, Wyandotte County, Kansas.5
Marriage*22 March 1973She married first, as his second wife, Michael L. Eddings, son of Earl J. Eddings and Velma L. Moore, shortly after their marriage license was issued in Johnson County, Missouri. They were both 21 years of age and the announcement of their license was published in The Kansas City Times newspaper on 22 March 1973.6
Divorce*31 May 1973Two months after their marriage, Rita Eddings was granted a divorce from Mike Eddings in Wyandotte County, Missouri, and the announcement was published in The Kansas City Times newspaper on 31 May 1973.7
Marriage*12 December 1975She married second Harley D. Dixon shortly after their marriage license was issued in Wyandotte County, Missouri. Harley was 32 years of age and Rita was age 23. The announcement of their license was published in The Kansas City Times newspaper on 12 December 1975.8
Divorce Filing*8 September 1976Rita E. Dixon filed for divorce against Harley D. Dixon in Wyandotte County, Missouri, and the announcement of her filing was published in The Kansas City Times newspaper on 8 September 1976.9
Marriage21 October 1981She married third, as his second wife, Charles Stanley Black, son of Richard T. Black and Opal Geneva Hulse, on 21 October 1981.1,10
Marriage-Probable*She probably had at least one more marriage we have not yet identified because, when her father died in 1989, her name was reported to be Rita E. Miller.11

Family 1

Michael L. Eddings b. 25 Jun 1951

Family 2

Harley D. Dixon b. 1943

Citations

  1. [S2160] Missouri, U.S., Jackson County Marriage Records, 1840-1985, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage license dated 12 October 1981 in Jackson County, Missouri of Charles S. Black of 9513 Fremont, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, born 30 September 1942, and Rita .E De Moss, also of 9513 Fremont, born on 29 January 1952, recorded in Jackson, Missouri, USA, citing Certificate# 1981K0068483. Hereinafter cited as Missouri, U.S., Jackson County Marriage Records, 1840-1985.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Ray Lee Demoss, Memorial# 188272384. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary Lou (Hodge) DeMoss, Memorial# 235450367.
  4. [S2160] Missouri, U.S., Jackson County Marriage Records, 1840-1985, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage license dated 12 October 1981 in Jackson County, Missouri of Charles S. Black of 9513 Fremont, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, born 30 September 1942, and Rita .E De Moss, also of 9513 Fremont, born on 29 January 1952, aged 39 years, recorded in Jackson, Missouri, USA, citing Certificate# 1981K0068483.
  5. [S2319] Kansas, U.S., City and County Census Records, 1919-1961, online at www.ancestry.com, listing in 1961 for Ray L. DeMoss, age 34, Mary L. DeMoss, age 32, Larry DeMoss, age 10, and Rita Demoss, age 9, address 2619 Oak Grove, Shawnee, Wyandotte County. Hereinafter cited as Kansas, U.S., City and County Census Records, 1919-1961.
  6. [S2327] Rita E. DeMoss and Michael L. Eddings 1973 Marriage, online at Historical Newspapers from 1700s-2000s, at www.newspapers.com, The Kansas City Times, (Kansas City, Missouri), Thursday, 22 March 1973, page 10, in Johnson County, marriage license issued to Michael L. Eddings, age 21, of 2835 N. 83rd, and Rita E. DeMoss, age 21, of 5630 Oliver. Hereinafter cited as Rita E. DeMoss and Michael L. Eddings 1973 Marriage.
  7. [S2326] Rita (DeMoss) Eddings 1973 Divorce from Mike Eddings, online at Historical Newspapers from 1700s-2000s, at www.newspapers.com, The Kansas City Times, (Kansas City, Missouri), Thursday, 31 May 1973, page 33, in Wyandotte County, divorce granted to Rita from Mike Eddings. Hereinafter cited as Rita (DeMoss) Eddings 1973 Divorce from Mike Eddings.
  8. [S2329] Rita E. (DeMoss) Eddings and Harley D. Dixon 1975 Marriage, online at Historical Newspapers from 1700s-2000s, at www.newspapers.com, The Kansas City Times, (Kansas City, Missouri), Friday, 12 December 1975, page 22, in Wyandotte County, marriage license issued to Harley D. Dixon, age 32, of 9120 W. 78th, and Rita E. Eddings, age 23, of 5630 Oliver. Hereinafter cited as Rita E. (DeMoss) Eddings and Harley D. Dixon 1975 Marriage.
  9. [S2330] Rita E. Dixon vs. Harley D. Dixon 1975 Divorce, online at Historical Newspapers from 1700s-2000s, at www.newspapers.com, The Kansas City Times, (Kansas City, Missouri), Wednesday, 8 September 1976, page 16, divorce filed in Wyandotte County, Rita E. Dixon against Harley D. Dixon. Hereinafter cited as Rita E. Dixon vs. Harley D. Dixon 1975 Divorce.
  10. [S2324] Web: Jackson County, Missouri, U.S., Marriage Records, 1826-2014, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Charles S. Black and Rita E. DE Moss in Jackson County, Missouri, USA, License# 1981K0068483, was registered on 21 October 1981. Hereinafter cited as Web: Jackson County, Missouri, U.S., Marriage Records, 1826-2014.
  11. [S2325] Ray Lee DeMoss 1989 Obituary, online at Historical Newspapers from 1700s-2000s, at www.newspapers.com, The Kansas City Times, (Kansas City, Missouri), Monday, 21 August 1989, page 3, Ray Lee DeMoss, age 63, Shawnee, died 18 August 1989 at his home, born Pleasanton, Kansas, resident of Kansas City area 40 years, retired maintenance man for Shawnee Mission School District, Seventh Day Adventist Church, Navy veteran of WWII, survivors include wife Mary DeMoss, son Larry R. DeMoss of Lenexa, daughter Rita E. Miller, mother Ethyl DeMoss and two brothers, Bill and Jack, all of Kansas City, Kansas, and sister Louise Berry of Sunrise Beach, Missouri, burial in Johnson County Memorial Gardens. Hereinafter cited as Ray Lee DeMoss 1989 Obituary.

John M. Dempsey1

b. 1831
Birth*1831John M. Dempsey was born in 1831.1
Marriage*He married Bridget Courtney, daughter of Owen Courtney and Catherine Connolly.1
(Husband) DeathJohn became a widower when Bridget (Courtney) Dempsey died at about 21 years of age.1

Family

Bridget Courtney b. Jan 1833

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Bridget Ann (Courtney) Dempsey, Memorial# 91906177, information created by Stan Courtney. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

______ Dempster1

ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath, Ireland and his Brothers
Marriage*He married Catherine Morris, daughter of ______ Morris and Elizabeth Welsh.1

Citations

  1. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, Samuel Gerrard of Clongill, County Meath, will dated 18 October 1749, probated 26 May 1750. Hereinafter cited as Betham Genealogical Abstracts.

James Denison1

Marriage*He married Hannah Day.1

Family

Hannah Day
Child1.Minerva Denison+1 b. 29 May 1823, d. 11 May 1856

Citations

  1. [S670] Prepared by Arthur Adams, "Memoirs of the Deceased Members of the New England Historic Genealogical Society", New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 113, page 229, (July 1959). Hereinafter cited as "Memoirs - Harry Emmett Bolton."

Reverend John Denison1

b. 22 September 1665, d. 1688
Birth*22 September 1665Reverend John Denison was born in 22 September 1665 in Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1,2
Marriage*1684He married as her first husband Elizabeth Saltonstall of Ipswich, daughter of Honorable Nathaniel Saltonstall and Elizabeth Ward, by 1684.1
Death*1688He died in 1688 in Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).3,4

Family

Elizabeth Saltonstall b. 17 Sep 1668

Citations

  1. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1985 and 1992), page 215. Hereinafter cited as New England Marriages: Prior to 1700.
  2. [S1027] Communicated by Daniel Denison Slade M.D., "Autobiography of Major-General Daniel Denison"; a letter written by the Major-General to his grandchildren, John, Daniel and Martha Denison, to acquaint them with their predecessors and their descent from them. New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 46, pages 127-133 (April 1892): page 130. Hereinafter cited as "Autobiography of Daniel Denison."
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Ipswich Deaths, page 540, year noted as "1688?". Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  4. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700, page 215, lifespan noted as 1665-1669.

Lydia Denison1

b. 1 August 1731, d. July 1772
Father*Wetherell Denison1
Mother*Lydia More1
Birth*1 August 1731Lydia Denison was born on 1 August 1731 in New London, New London County, Connecticut.1
Marriage*31 December 1752She married as his second wife Daniel Whittemore, son of Daniel Whittemore and Mary Turell, on 31 December 1752 in New London.1
Death*July 1772She died in July 1772 in New London at age 40.1

Family

Daniel Whittemore b. 2 Feb 1716, d. Jan 1772

Citations

  1. [S966] Bradford Adams Whittemore and Edgar Whittemore, compilers, "The Whittemore Family in America", New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volumes 106, 107 and 108, (1952-1954): Volume 108, pages 22-24. Hereinafter cited as "Whittemore Family in America."

Mary Denison1

Marriage*22 November 1659Mary Denison married William Bolton on 22 November 1659 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1,2,3

Family

William Bolton d. 27 Mar 1697
Children1.Daughter Bolton2 b. 4 Oct 1660
2.William Bolton2 b. 27 May 1665, d. 30 Mar 1694
3.Ruth Bolton2 b. 1 Aug 1667
4.Stephen Bolton2 b. 3 Jan 1669
5.Elizabeth Bolton2 b. 23 May 1672, d. 17 Jun 1674
6.Elizabeth Bolton2 b. 8 Nov 1674
7.Sarah Bolton2 b. 5 Apr 1677, d. 10 Mar 1694
8.Hannah Bolton2 b. 18 Jul 1679, d. 16 Oct 1742
9.Joseph Bolton2 b. 8 Jul 1682

Citations

  1. [S490] Charles Knowles Bolton, The Boltons of Old and New England: with a genealogy of the descendants of William Bolton of Reading, Massachusetts, 1720 (Albany, New York: Joel Munsell's Sons, 1889), page xi. Hereinafter cited as Boltons of Old and New England.
  2. [S48] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850. CD-ROM (101 Newbury, Boston, Massachusetts: NEHGS), Births - Marriages - Deaths. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850.
  3. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1985 and 1992), page 81, with date noted as 22 Dec 1659. Hereinafter cited as New England Marriages: Prior to 1700.

Minerva Denison1

b. 29 May 1823, d. 11 May 1856
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Father*James Denison1
Mother*Hannah Day1
Birth*29 May 1823Minerva Denison was born on 29 May 1823.1
Marriage*6 May 1851She married Perez Bolton, son of Lemuel Bolton and Ruth Briggs, on 6 May 1851.1
Death*11 May 1856She died on 11 May 1856 at age 32.1

Family

Perez Bolton b. 4 May 1807, d. 28 Dec 1898
Child1.Emmett Bolton+1,2 b. 17 Feb 1854, d. 9 Mar 1933

Citations

  1. [S670] Prepared by Arthur Adams, "Memoirs of the Deceased Members of the New England Historic Genealogical Society", New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 113, page 229, (July 1959). Hereinafter cited as "Memoirs - Harry Emmett Bolton."
  2. [S402] Compiled by Jayne Pratt Lovelace, The Pratt Directory (Chandler, Arizona: Ancestor House, 1995), page 724. Hereinafter cited as The Pratt Directory.

Wetherell Denison1

Marriage*He married Lydia More.1

Family

Lydia More
Child1.Lydia Denison1 b. 1 Aug 1731, d. Jul 1772

Citations

  1. [S966] Bradford Adams Whittemore and Edgar Whittemore, compilers, "The Whittemore Family in America", New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volumes 106, 107 and 108, (1952-1954): Volume 108, pages 22-24. Hereinafter cited as "Whittemore Family in America."

Hortense Denney1

b. April 1836, d. 1911
Birth*April 1836Hortense Denney was probably born in April 1836 in Ohio.2,3
Name VariationShe was called Tinsey.4
Marriage*2 April 1854She married William Goodwin on 2 April 1854 in Auglaize County, Ohio.4,1
Census US 1900*14 June 1900Tinsey and William Goodwin were enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 14 June 1900 on Railroad Avenue, St. Marys, Auglaize County, Ohio. William was 71 years of age, worked as a day laborer, and had been unemployed for six months of the census year. Tinsey was 64 years of age. They owned their house free of mortgage, had been married for 47 years, and Tinsey had given birth to twelve children, six of whom were living. Residing with the couple in 1900, was their married daughter, Druzella, with her second husband, William Hitchen, and two children, Edward Houts and Charles R. Hitchen. Their daughter's husband, William, was 45 years of age, worked as a day laborer, and had been unemployed for five months of the census year. The Goodwin's daughter, Druzella, was 23 years of age. The younger couple had been married for less than a year, and Druzella had given birth to two children, both of whom were living and enumerated with them. Edward Houts, who was 3 years old and recorded as "Edwin", was Druzella's son from her first marriage, and Druzella and William's son, Charles Hitchen, was three months old. All of the adults in the Goodwin household were able to read and write.4
(Wife) Death1906Tinsey became a widow when William Goodwin died about 1906 at about age 78.5
Death*1911She died about 1911 at about age 753
Burial* and was buried in Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys, Auglaize County, Ohio.3

Family

William Goodwin b. Sep 1828, d. 1906
Child1.Druzella Goodwin+4 b. Jul 1876, d. 1954

Citations

  1. [S2043] Ohio, Compiled Marriage Index, 1803-1900, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of William Goodwin and Hortense Denney on 2 April 1854 in Auglaize County, Ohio. Hereinafter cited as Ohio, Compiled Marriage Index, 1803-1900.
  2. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William and Tinsey Goodwin, Year: 1900; Census Place: St Marys, Auglaize, Ohio; Roll: 1240; Page: 19; Enumeration District: 0042; FHL microfilm: 1241240, reporting Tinsey's date of birth as April 1836. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Tinsey Goodwin, Memorial# 235162809, reporting her year of birth as 1834. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  4. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William and Tinsey Goodwin, Year: 1900; Census Place: St Marys, Auglaize, Ohio; Roll: 1240; Page: 19; Enumeration District: 0042; FHL microfilm: 1241240.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, William Goodwin, Memorial# 235162819.

Abigail Dennie1

b. 10 April 1733, d. 31 October 1774
Father*John Dennie1 b. 7 Oct 1694, d. b 3 Feb 1747
Mother*Sarah Webb1 b. 30 Jan 1702/3, d. b 17 Feb 1749
Baptism*10 April 1733Abigail Dennie was baptized on 10 April 1733 at Church of Christ, Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut.1
(Daughter) Will25 December 1744Abigail was named in the will of her father John Dennie dated 25 December 1744. He bequeathed to his loving wife Sarah forever one third part of all his estate both real and personal whether in this province, the colony of Connecticut, or elsewhere at her own disposal, his three Negro servants together with all household stuff. His will directed that 500 pounds lawful money of the province be lodged with his executors to be put to interest and improved for any of his children who were under age at the time of his death. He bequeathed to his son Albert Dennie 25 pounds lawful money which, with what he had already received, was his full portion and share. All the remainder of his estate, whether real or personal, he gave to his four other sons: John, William, Thomas and Joseph, and to his five daughters Mary, Grizzel, Elizabeth, Sarah and Abigail to be equally divided among them.

The biggest surprise in the will, published by researchers in 2002, was learning about Joseph, the fourth son of John Dennie. Joseph had not been mentioned in earlier research published in 1930-1932.

Mr. Dennie's will named his children in groups of men and then of women. The order of the naming by gender by their father in his will corresponds to the known dates from records in Fairfield Church. His will was not challenged in court.1
(Daughter) Guardianship17 February 1749Following their mother's death, William Dennie was appointed guardian on 17 February 1749 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), for Abigail and her two brothers, Thomas and Joseph, who were also still minors.2
(Daughter) Land Records The distribution of John Dennie's Connecticut real estate as bequeathed in his will of 1744 was not known to researchers until 2002 and presented many questions. He left his real estate in two parts: two-thirds of his Connecticut property directly to his nine named children, and one-third of all his estate forever "both real and personal whether in this province the colony of Connecticut or elsewhere" to his widow Sarah. This bequest created an estate in real property in Connecticut for Sarah (Webb) Dennie, his widow. Because Sarah died without leaving a will, it was left to the courts to identify and name Sarah's children and heirs.

Land records in Fairfield and in Ridgefield, both in Fairfield County, Connecticut, gave researchers information on the identity of Sarah's heirs. The land records also clarified John Dennie's two wives and clearly identified their two sets of children. Sarah (Webb) Dennie's children were named, and those of Mary (Edwards) Dennie were identified as the other children. Joseph Dennie appeared with Sarah's children as her heir, but not as her son.

The Dennie children all eventually, after they attained their majority, or for the girls, married, sold their Fairfield and Ridgefield real estate. Researchers noted in their report, as an aside, that the real estate was of small value compared to the other property they inherited from their father.

Determined researchers explained their strategy by stating that complete land research for a parcel of property required that deeds be located for all the land sales of the heirs of John Dennie, which they called "the two thirds of the property" and of the heirs of Sarah Dennie, or "the one third of the property". They believed these transactions would identify all the interested parties in the entire package of real estate under review. They knew they were looking for a minimum of two deeds: one for the nine children of John Dennie and one for the court determined heirs of John's widow, Sarah (Webb) Dennie. Unfortunately, they did not know the maximum number of deeds they were looking for, since each of the children could have sold separately, one at a time.

Extensive research of the Dennie family land records in both Fairfield and Ridgefield was said by the researchers to have been "revealing, surprising and astonishing." They took special note in the first two land sales in the grouping and the unity of eight of the heirs. Eight of the nine children named in John Dennie's will joined together to sell all their two thirds interest at one time in one transaction. The deed named each of the eight stating "which said [children] are eight of the children and heirs of John Dennie late... Whereas the same John Dennie by his last will and testament duly proved gave and bequeathed unto his said eight children and his other son Joseph two full third parts of all the real estate... nine acres in Fairfield..." The deed was dated 24 Jan 1758 and recorded 8 Jun 1762. All of the parties named except Joseph signed at one time.

The second deed they found recorded in Fairfield was the sale by the Sarah Dennie heirs, again excepting Joseph. Sarah's four children were named and described as "children and heirs of Sarah Dennie late of Boston deceased intestate... whereas Mr. John Dennie late... by his last will duly proved approved and allowed gave and bequeathed to his widow the said Sarah Dennie one full third part of all his real estate in fee simple... The same Sarah soon after dyed intestate leaving the said William Thomas Sarah and Abigail and one Joseph Dennie her children and heirs". The deed was dated and recorded on the same dates as the first deed, 24 Jan 1758 and 8 Jun 1758, respectively.

The researchers also noted that William Dennie had received a double portion as the eldest son of the intestate Sarah, not the eldest son of John, and sold both parts. Sarah's other three children each received and sold one part. Joseph Dennie had received one portion which he would sell separately, later. John Dennie's son John had received two portions of his father's estate, and each of his siblings had received one. All, except Joseph, sold in full in the first deed described.1
Death*31 October 1774Her death was reported in the Boston Evening-Post newspaper on 31 October 1774, at age 41, in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress). The notice stated her age as 42.3

Citations

  1. [S928] Robert W. Hull, "John Dennie of Fairfield, later of Boston, and his family: Mary (Edwards) Dennie and her children, Sarah (Webb) Dennie and her children, and John Dennie's other son, one Joseph Dennie", viewed and downloaded from www.americanancestors.org. The Connecticut Nutmegger, Volume 35, pages 434-440 (December 2002). Hereinafter cited as "John Dennie of Fairfield, later of Boston, and his family."
  2. [S932] Harold Milton Ellis Ph. D., "Joseph Dennie and His Circle: a Study in American Literature from 1792 to 1812", Bulletin of the University of Texas 40 (15 Jul 1915): Chapter I, pages 9-16. Hereinafter cited as "Joseph Dennie and His Circle."
  3. [S318] America's Historical Newspapers, accessed online at NEHGS www.americanancestors.org which links to "HistArchive" at http://infoweb.newsbank.com, Boston Evening-Post, published as The Boston Evening-Post, 31 Oct 1774, Issue 2040, page 2. Hereinafter cited as America's Historical Newspapers.

Albert Dennie1

d. before 13 May 1708
Nationality* The Dennie family was of Scottish origin, and Albert Dennie was the first member of his family to appear in America.2
Residence1684Albert was a resident of Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, as early as 1684 when he appeared with two other Scotchmen in a transaction concerning a grant of land.2
Land Records*13 November 1686Mr. Albert Dennie next appeared in the land records of Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, as having land received from Thomas Shervington as security for a note dated 13 November 1686. He was a man of means, and received the title "Mr." as an indication of his social standing.3
Arrest*1689Albert was arrested in 1689 on suspicion of murdering an Indian woman. He was represented by Mr. John Burr and, as there was nothing more to be heard of the matter, and he afterwards married the minister's daughter, the suspicion seems to have been ill founded.3
Marriage*He married Elizabeth Wakeman, daughter of Reverend Samuel Wakeman and Hannah Goodyear.1
Death*before 13 May 1708He died before 13 May 1708.3
Administration*7 June 1708Administration of his estate was granted on 13 May 1708 in New York and on 7 June 1708 Captain John Wakeman and Lieutenant Joseph Wakeman were named administrators. His two older children, John and Grizzel, chose their uncle, Lieutenant Joseph Wakeman, as their guardian, and he was also appointed guardian of the youngest child, James.3

Family

Elizabeth Wakeman
Children1.John Dennie+1,3 b. 7 Oct 1694, d. b 3 Feb 1747
2.Grizzel Dennie3 b. 28 Feb 1696/97, d. 10 Jun 1754
3.Margaret Dennie3 b. 30 Apr 1699, d. 1759
4.Annabel Dennie3 b. 30 Nov 1701, d. 1759
5.James Dennie+3 b. 14 Feb 1702/3, d. 1759

Citations

  1. [S928] Robert W. Hull, "John Dennie of Fairfield, later of Boston, and his family: Mary (Edwards) Dennie and her children, Sarah (Webb) Dennie and her children, and John Dennie's other son, one Joseph Dennie", viewed and downloaded from www.americanancestors.org. The Connecticut Nutmegger, Volume 35, pages 434-440 (December 2002). Hereinafter cited as "John Dennie of Fairfield, later of Boston, and his family."
  2. [S932] Harold Milton Ellis Ph. D., "Joseph Dennie and His Circle: a Study in American Literature from 1792 to 1812", Bulletin of the University of Texas 40 (15 Jul 1915): Chapter I, pages 9-16. Hereinafter cited as "Joseph Dennie and His Circle."
  3. [S930] Donald Lines Jacobus, compiler and editor, Families of Old Fairfield, Connecticut, online database viewed and downloaded from the New England Historic and Genealogical Society at www.AmericanAncestors.org. Originally published in 2 Volumes, New Haven, Connecticut, by The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Company, 1930-1932. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic and Genealogical Society, 2008), Volume I, page 182. Hereinafter cited as Families of Old Fairfield, Connecticut.

Albert Dennie1,2

b. 4 March 1716
Father*John Dennie3 b. 7 Oct 1694, d. b 3 Feb 1747
Mother*Mary Edwards3 b. 7 Jul 1695, d. 1722
Birth*4 March 1716Albert Dennie may have been born on 4 March 1716, the date provided for his brother John's baptism, in Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut. It should be noted here that the Joseph Dennie source provided no birth or baptismal date for Albert, the son he recorded as the first born, and provided the date of baptism for John Dennie as 4 Mar 1716 and placed him second in the birth order. Both Jacobus in his Families of Old Fairfield, and the Nutmegger source, who took their information from Jacobus, provided a baptismal date for John of 4 Nov 1716. They also thought Albert and John were the same person. This researcher will need to review the original records to determine our own conclusion. His age at death, recorded in the Old Cemeteries source, would make his birth year around 1721 and still the second son.1,4,3
Baptism4 November 1716Albert Dennie was baptized on 4 November 1716 in Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut. The Families of Old Fairfield publication in 1930-1932 stated that John and Mary's brother Albert's "name was apparently changed to John" but offers no evidence. The Nutmegger researchers in 2002, after seeing the will left by the Senior John Dennie, supported the theory, which this researcher does not believe is correct. After finding multiple pieces of evidence proving that Albert and John were both in Boston at the same time, and merchants like their father, we seriously question the previous conclusions. A second reading of Nutmegger's John Dennie of Fairfield, as it relates to John's will and subsequent land deeds of his heirs, appears to confirm our need to view the will itself and the land deeds, and to also search for land that may have been given to Albert before the will was written.3,4,1,5,2
Marriage*September 1737He married Abigail Colman, whose name was recorded as Abigail Turell, daughter of Reverend Benjamin Colman and Jane Clark, in September 1737 in Charlestown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). The Joseph Dennie source states that her marriage was "under circumstances distasteful to her family", provided the date he obtained from Turell's "Life and Character" source, and further stated that "either the Turell is a mistake or, as is not impossible, she married under an assumed name." The record in the Charlestown source recorded only that Abigail Turell married Albert Dennie in 1737.6,1,5
(Son) Will25 December 1744Albert Dennie was named in the will of his father John Dennie dated 25 December 1744. He bequeathed to his loving wife Sarah forever one third part of all his estate both real and personal whether in this province, the colony of Connecticut, or elsewhere at her own disposal, his three Negro servants together with all household stuff. His will directed that 500 pounds lawful money of the province be lodged with his executors to be put to interest and improved for any of his children who were under age at the time of his death. He bequeathed to his son Albert Dennie 25 pounds lawful money which, with what he had already received, was his full portion and share. All the remainder of his estate, whether real or personal, he gave to his four other sons: John, William, Thomas and Joseph, and to his five daughters Mary, Grizzel, Elizabeth, Sarah and Abigail to be equally divided among them.

The biggest surprise in the will, published by researchers in 2002, was learning about Joseph, the fourth son of John Dennie. Joseph had not been mentioned in earlier research published in 1930-1932.

Mr. Dennie's will named his children in groups of men and then of women. The order of the naming by gender by their father in his will corresponds to the known dates from records in Fairfield Church. His will was not challenged in court.3
(Son) Research OpinionMany researchers have found the will of John Dennie both interesting and revealing in its articles and language. It should be noted however that the Nutmegger researchers in 2002 came to the conclusion that sons Albert and John were the same person, stating that Albert, who was usually known as John, was also called John later in the will. This researcher in 2012 found additional evidence indicating that both an Albert Dennie and a John Dennie were sons of John Dennie Sr. Our research continues as we study land records and probate documents for a definitive conclusion.2,1,3
(1st Son) OccupationAlbert and his four brothers, John, William, Thomas and Joseph Dennie, all became merchants in Boston like their father John Dennie, dealing for the most part in West India commodities, such as molasses, sugar, rum and hemp.1
(Husband) Death17 May 1745Albert became a widower when Abigail Dennie died on 17 May 1745.5
(Son) Church Bells24 July 1745The names of John Dennie Sr. and his two older sons, Albert Dennie and John Dennie Jr., appeared on a petition signed by subscribers obtained in New England and presented on 24 July 1745 to Christ Church, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). The large group of subscribers was promising to contribute in a variety of amounts for the commission and payment of a ring of eight bells for the church's new brick tower. John Dennie Sr. pledged £5, John Dennie Jr. and Albert Dennie each pledged £10.2
(Son-in-Law) TrustThe will of the Reverend Benjamin Colman, Albert's father-in-law, dated 25 Mar 1745, informed his Executors and Trustees that, as a result of Articles of Indenture, or legal contract, agreed upon between himself and his son-in-law Albert Dennie, the natural father of his only branch and grandson, the boy's father had committed to Colman's care and ordering, all that concerned the education and support of his grandson John Dennie. Colman to do for him as a father for his child and empowering him to provide by will and testament as he was now doing. The will then committed 9-year-old John to the care and ordering of his worthy Trustees and Executors throughout his whole education in non age, requiring him to be respectful and subject to them as to his natural parent and guardian. The will directed that a Trust for his grandson be created. He ordered that the residue of his library be sold and the proceeds, together with his little silver plate and household goods, be added to the bonds, mortgages and monies he left, and that after the just payment of debts and legacies, the yearly income of the remaining personal estate, together with his house in Brattle Street, Boston, his only real property, be used to fund the Trust. He appointed his beloved nephew Benjamin Colman and honored friends Jacob Wendell Esq., John Phillips Esq. and Thomas Hancock as Executors of both his estate and the Trust, relying on their love and goodness to accept the appointment for the sake of his poor, helpless grandson, for his custodial and desired, both worldly and spiritual good. It described, in some detail and with conditions, his instructions on how his grandson was to be raised to manhood.

In order that they might achieve that end, Colman empowered his Executors and Trustees, according to their best judgment, to rent, demand and receive rent, defend his title and property, to let out monies upon bond and to demand, receive, sue for, and recover monies due upon bond or mortgage, to also make necessary repairs and defray every arising charge. Most especially, though, he entrusted them to care for the board, schooling and education of his beloved grandson; to bring him up to learning or to put him to trade or merchandise, as they shall judge most fitting and convenient. And adding that if his nephew Benjamin Colman, or other of his honored Executors could board him and see to his profitable and pious instruction, or take him as their apprentice, it would be his wish.

The will then committed John Dennie to the care and ordering of his worthy Trustees and Executors throughout his whole education in non age, requiring him to be respectful and subject to them as to his natural parent and guardian. If John should prove disrespectful, the will empowered his Trustees and Executors to withhold and deny to John, when he came of age, the £3,000 legacy bequeathed to him, and also to deny him from coming into possession of his dwelling house in Brattle Street. If John were to prove to be impolite or disrespectful, immoral or impious in the sober judgment and conscience of his Trustees and Executors, the will then ordered that his beloved nephew Benjamin Colman, who was also a Trustee, be put immediately into possession of Colman's house and land in Brattle Street, to remain unto him and the heirs of his body, and their heirs also lawfully begotten, forever. The will added that if John were to become or remain impolite or disrespectful, immoral or impious when he reached the age of 22 years, then the £3,000 bequeathed to him, together with all that should remain of his personal estate in the hands of his Executors and Trustees be equally divided among the surviving grandchildren, or their heirs, of his brother John Colman, If, on the other hand, his grandson John Dennie, by the Grace of God, for which he fervently prayed for him, prove himself a sober and virtuous youth, in a judgment of charity, with his parental blessing on him, he confirmed to him the £3,000 legacy at the age of 22 years, and with great pleasure he bequeathed to John his dwelling house and land in Brattle Street, to remain unto him and to the heirs of his body lawfully begotten, forever. However, if John were to die without heirs, then the house and land should remain with his nephew Benjamin Colman of Boston, merchant, and to his son Benjamin and the heirs of their bodies lawfully begotten, forever.

The will ordered his Executors and Trustees, within the year following his death, to make the tender of his house in Brattle Street to his beloved nephew Benjamin Colman for him to occupy and dwell in, instructing him to keep it in good repair until the day of his grandson John reaching the full age of 22 years. His nephew Benjamin was ordered to pay rent of no more than £70 per annum, and that he then surrender it up to John Dennie, or legal heir of his body, or rent it of him or his as may be agreeable to him and them.7
Research Notes*For a time it was believed that the Captain Albert Dennie who died in Portsmouth, New Hampshire in 1795 was the same Albert Dennie who was born in 1716 in Fairfield, Connecticut and was a merchant in Boston. Upon learning that Captain Albert was only 46 when he died, however, we know they were two different Alberts. We've not yet learned when "our" Albert, the Boston merchant, died, or the relationship between the two Alberts, and our research continues.8

Family

Abigail Colman b. 14 Jan 1714/15, d. 17 May 1745
Children1.John Dennie+9 b. 30 Dec 1738
2.Jane Dennie9 b. 6 Jun 1742
3.Child Dennie9

Citations

  1. [S932] Harold Milton Ellis Ph. D., "Joseph Dennie and His Circle: a Study in American Literature from 1792 to 1812", Bulletin of the University of Texas 40 (15 Jul 1915): Chapter I, pages 9-16. Hereinafter cited as "Joseph Dennie and His Circle."
  2. [S931] Arthur H. Nichols M.D., "Christ Church Bells, Boston Mass.", New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 58, page 67, (1904). The entire article spans multiple volumes and pages. Hereinafter cited as "Christ Church Bells - NEHGR."
  3. [S928] Robert W. Hull, "John Dennie of Fairfield, later of Boston, and his family: Mary (Edwards) Dennie and her children, Sarah (Webb) Dennie and her children, and John Dennie's other son, one Joseph Dennie", viewed and downloaded from www.americanancestors.org. The Connecticut Nutmegger, Volume 35, pages 434-440 (December 2002). Hereinafter cited as "John Dennie of Fairfield, later of Boston, and his family."
  4. [S930] Donald Lines Jacobus, compiler and editor, Families of Old Fairfield, Connecticut, online database viewed and downloaded from the New England Historic and Genealogical Society at www.AmericanAncestors.org. Originally published in 2 Volumes, New Haven, Connecticut, by The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Company, 1930-1932. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic and Genealogical Society, 2008), page 287. Hereinafter cited as Families of Old Fairfield, Connecticut.
  5. [S934] Ebenezer Turell, The Life and Character of the Reverend Benjamin Colman, D.D. Late Pastor of a Church in Boston, New England, who Deceased August 29th 1747, downloaded from the Open Library Project at www.openlibrary.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: printed and sold by Rogers and Fowle and by J. Edwards, 1749), Chapter IX, pages 207-223. Hereinafter cited as The Life and Character of the Reverend Benjamin Colman.
  6. [S933] Thomas Bellows Wyman, The Genealogies and Estates of Charlestown, in the County of Middlesex and Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1629-1818, downloaded from the Open Library Project at www.openlibrary.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: David Clapp and Son, 1879), Volume 2, K-Z, page 972. Hereinafter cited as Charlestown Genealogies and Estates, 1629-1818.
  7. [S510] Suffolk County (Massachusetts) Probate Records, 1636-1899. Microreproduction of original records in the Suffolk County courthouse on 439 reels. Dates listed are approximate only. Miscellaneous docket lists estates not appearing in files, appointments of officers, and other miscellaneous records. LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, Benjamin Colman 1747 probate packet# 8827, FHL Film# 493868. Hereinafter cited as Suffolk County Probate Records, 1636-1899.
  8. [S1056] Portsmouth, N.H.: Abstracts from Newspapers, 1776-1800, online at www.americanancestors.org, Oracle of the Day, 3 Oct 1775, page 3, column 4. Hereinafter cited as Portsmouth, New Hampshire Newspaper Abstracts.
  9. [S929] Brattle Square Church, The Manifesto Church, records of the Church in Brattle Square, Boston, with lists of communicants, baptisms, marriages, and funerals, 1699-1872, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Microreproduction of original published in Boston by The Benevolent Fraternity of Churches, 1902. (Salt Lake City, Utah: filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1968), page 161. Hereinafter cited as Brattle Square (Boston) Church records, 1699-1872.

Albert Dennie

d. 2 October 1795
Research Notes*For a time it was believed that the Captain Albert Dennie who died in Portsmouth, New Hampshire in 1795 was the same Albert Dennie who was born in 1716 in Fairfield, Connecticut and was a merchant in Boston. Upon learning that Captain Albert was only 46 when he died, however, we know they were two different Alberts. We've not yet learned when "our" Albert, the Boston merchant, died, or the relationship between the two Alberts, and our research continues.1
Residence*1776Albert Dennie appeared on the early Census Index for Barrington, Strafford County, New Hampshire, in 1776.2
Census US 1790*1790Albert Dennie appeared on the 1790 census in Barrington, Strafford County, New Hampshire. Albert, a free white male over the age of 16, and a free white female, were the only two people in his household.3
Death*2 October 1795He died on 2 October 1795 in Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, at age 46. A notice of Captain Albert Dennie's death appeared in the Oracle of the Day in Portsmouth the following day, stating his age and that he had been an innkeeper.1
Burial*He was buried in North Cemetery, Portsmouth.4
Obituary16 March 1796The death of Albert Dennie was reported in the Columbian Centinel newspaper in Boston on 16 March 1796. It stated he had died in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and was formerly from Boston.5

Citations

  1. [S1056] Portsmouth, N.H.: Abstracts from Newspapers, 1776-1800, online at www.americanancestors.org, Oracle of the Day, 3 Oct 1775, page 3, column 4. Hereinafter cited as Portsmouth, New Hampshire Newspaper Abstracts.
  2. [S964] New Hampshire Census, 1790-1890, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as New Hampshire 1776 Early Census Index.
  3. [S466] 1790 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Albert Dennie, Barrington, Strafford County, New Hampshire; Series: M637; Roll: 5; Page: 389 Image: 231; Family History Library Film: 0568145. Hereinafter cited as 1790 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S953] Arthur H. Locke, Portsmouth and Newcastle, New Hampshire Cemetery Inscriptions: abstracts from some two thousand of the oldest tombstones, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Portsmouth, New Hampshire: reprinted by Higginson Book Co., Salem Massachusetts in 2010; originally privately printed, 1907), page 14. Hereinafter cited as Portsmouth, New Hampshire Cemetery Inscriptions.
  5. [S318] America's Historical Newspapers, accessed online at NEHGS www.americanancestors.org which links to "HistArchive" at http://infoweb.newsbank.com, Columbian Centinel, Boston, Massachusetts, 16 Mar 1796, Volume XXV, Issue3, page 3. Hereinafter cited as America's Historical Newspapers.

Annabel Dennie1

b. 30 November 1701, d. 1759
Father*Albert Dennie1 d. b 13 May 1708
Mother*Elizabeth Wakeman1
Baptism*30 November 1701Annabel Dennie was baptized on 30 November 1701 in Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut.1
Death*1759 And died young.1

Citations

  1. [S930] Donald Lines Jacobus, compiler and editor, Families of Old Fairfield, Connecticut, online database viewed and downloaded from the New England Historic and Genealogical Society at www.AmericanAncestors.org. Originally published in 2 Volumes, New Haven, Connecticut, by The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Company, 1930-1932. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic and Genealogical Society, 2008), Volume I, page 182. Hereinafter cited as Families of Old Fairfield, Connecticut.

Benjamin Colman Dennie1

b. 12 May 1765
Father*John Dennie1 b. 30 Dec 1738
Mother*Elizabeth Jackson1 b. 21 Oct 1731, d. 23 Nov 1811
Baptism*12 May 1765Benjamin Colman Dennie was baptized on 12 May 1765 at Brattle Street Church, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2

Citations

  1. [S533] Brattle Street Church (Boston), Church records, baptisms, marriages, administrations, 1699-1804. Includes Index. FHL Film" 837129, Item# 3 (Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1970), page 182. Hereinafter cited as Brattle Street Church Records (Boston) 1699-1804.
  2. [S929] Brattle Square Church, The Manifesto Church, records of the Church in Brattle Square, Boston, with lists of communicants, baptisms, marriages, and funerals, 1699-1872, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Microreproduction of original published in Boston by The Benevolent Fraternity of Churches, 1902. (Salt Lake City, Utah: filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1968), page 182. Hereinafter cited as Brattle Square (Boston) Church records, 1699-1872.

Caroline Dennie1

b. 5 August 1791, d. 20 March 1875
Father*Thomas Dennie2 b. 12 Oct 1756, d. 2 Aug 1842
Mother*Sarah Bryant b. c 1761, d. 18 Jul 1827
Birth*5 August 1791Caroline Dennie was born on 5 August 1791 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts,3
Baptism7 August 1791 and was baptized on 7 August 1791 at West Church, Boston.1,3
Death*20 March 1875She died at age "83 years 7 months 15 days, of senile dyspepsia" on 20 March 1875 at 58 Chestnut Street, Boston.3

Citations

  1. [S950] Compiled records, "Records of the West Church, Boston, Massachusetts, Baptisms 1737-1854", New England Historical and Genealogical Register; Volumes 91 and 92, (1937-1938): Volume 92, page 121. Hereinafter cited as "Records of the West Church, Boston."
  2. [S318] America's Historical Newspapers, accessed online at NEHGS www.americanancestors.org which links to "HistArchive" at http://infoweb.newsbank.com, Boston Price-Current, published as The Boston Current and Marine Intelligencer, 28 Dec 1797, Volume III, Issue 33, page 3. Hereinafter cited as America's Historical Newspapers.
  3. [S954] John J. Dennie and Helen Schatvet Ullmann CG FASG, "The Bible of Thomas Dennie of Boston, Massachusetts", MASSOG. Includes thoroughly researched, and written, informative footnotes. Volume 31, No. 2, pages 53-57 (Summer 2007). Hereinafter cited as "Thomas Dennie of Boston Bible."

Charles Tracy Dennie1

b. 27 November 1817, d. 15 January 1841
Father*James Dennie2 b. 12 Feb 1785, d. 11 May 1857
Mother*Eliza Tweedy Martin2 b. c 1790, d. 10 May 1856
Birth*27 November 1817Charles Tracy Dennie was born on 27 November 1817 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts,1,3
Baptism23 February 1818 and was baptized in private, owing to peculiar circumstances, on 23 February 1818 by the minister of West Church, Boston.1
Death*15 January 1841He died at sea on 15 January 1841 at age 23.3

Citations

  1. [S950] Compiled records, "Records of the West Church, Boston, Massachusetts, Baptisms 1737-1854", New England Historical and Genealogical Register; Volumes 91 and 92, (1937-1938): Volume 92, page 349. Hereinafter cited as "Records of the West Church, Boston."
  2. [S950] Compiled records, "Records of the West Church, Boston", Volume 92, page 343.
  3. [S954] John J. Dennie and Helen Schatvet Ullmann CG FASG, "The Bible of Thomas Dennie of Boston, Massachusetts", MASSOG. Includes thoroughly researched, and written, informative footnotes. Volume 31, No. 2, pages 53-57 (Summer 2007). Hereinafter cited as "Thomas Dennie of Boston Bible."

Charlotte Sullivan Dennie1

b. 17 May 1863
Father*Edward Martin Dennie1 b. 25 Jun 1828, d. 25 Feb 1904
Mother*Julia Elizabeth Sullivan1 b. 1829, d. 6 Mar 1867
Baptism*17 May 1863Charlotte Sullivan Dennie was baptized on 17 May 1863 at First Church, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.1

Citations

  1. [S954] John J. Dennie and Helen Schatvet Ullmann CG FASG, "The Bible of Thomas Dennie of Boston, Massachusetts", MASSOG. Includes thoroughly researched, and written, informative footnotes. Volume 31, No. 2, pages 53-57 (Summer 2007). Hereinafter cited as "Thomas Dennie of Boston Bible."

Child Dennie1

b. 28 July 1792
Mother*Elizabeth "Betsy" Dennie1 b. 18 Jun 1769, d. 19 Feb 1846
Birth*28 July 1792A child of Elizabeth Dennie was born on 28 July 1792 in the Almshouse, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. This child's mother, Elizabeth Dennie, had given birth in the Boston Almshouse 2 to 3 years earlier with her first known illegitimate child.1

Citations

  1. [S534] Eric Nellis and Anne Decker Cecere, editors, The eighteenth-century records of the Boston overseers of the poor (Boston, Massachusetts: Colonial Society of Massachusetts, 2007), Almshouse Admissions, October 1, 1778 - August 30, 1795, page 474. Hereinafter cited as Boston overseers of the poor.

Child Dennie1

b. between 4 August 1789 and 26 April 1790
Mother*Elizabeth "Betsy" Dennie1 b. 18 Jun 1769, d. 19 Feb 1846
Birth*between 4 August 1789 and 26 April 1790The first known illegitimate child of Elizabeth Dennie was born between 4 August 1789 and 26 April 1790 in the Almshouse, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. The child's name was not provided and the father was not identified2
Almshouse*26 April 1790 She and her child were discharged on 26 April 1790. The name of the child was not provided and the father was not identified.2

Citations

  1. [S534] Eric Nellis and Anne Decker Cecere, editors, The eighteenth-century records of the Boston overseers of the poor (Boston, Massachusetts: Colonial Society of Massachusetts, 2007), Almshouse Admissions, October 1, 1778 - August 30, 1795, page 474. Hereinafter cited as Boston overseers of the poor.
  2. [S534] Eric Nellis and Anne Decker Cecere, Boston overseers of the poor, Almshouse Admissions, October 1, 1778 - August 30, 1795, page 433.

Child Dennie1

Father*Albert Dennie2 b. 4 Mar 1716
Mother*Abigail Colman2 b. 14 Jan 1714/15, d. 17 May 1745
Birth*There was a third child born to Abigail Dennie1
Death* who did not survive his mother, however no sex or age at death was identified.1

Citations

  1. [S934] Ebenezer Turell, The Life and Character of the Reverend Benjamin Colman, D.D. Late Pastor of a Church in Boston, New England, who Deceased August 29th 1747, downloaded from the Open Library Project at www.openlibrary.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: printed and sold by Rogers and Fowle and by J. Edwards, 1749), Chapter IX, pages 207-223. Hereinafter cited as The Life and Character of the Reverend Benjamin Colman.
  2. [S929] Brattle Square Church, The Manifesto Church, records of the Church in Brattle Square, Boston, with lists of communicants, baptisms, marriages, and funerals, 1699-1872, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Microreproduction of original published in Boston by The Benevolent Fraternity of Churches, 1902. (Salt Lake City, Utah: filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1968), page 161. Hereinafter cited as Brattle Square (Boston) Church records, 1699-1872.