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Direct Descendants

of Captain George Denison (1620 - 94)



1 GEORGE DENISON bpt Bishop's Stortford, Herts, England, Dec 10 1625; d Hartford

Oct 23 1694; m (1) Bridget Thompson bpt Preston Capes, Northants, England, Sept 11 1622, d Roxbury, Mass Aug 1643 dau John and Alice Freeman Thompson; m (2) in England ca 1645 Ann Borodell, d Stonington Sept 26 1712, ae 97 (g s Elm Grove)



George's bro Gen Daniel Denison wrote in 1672 "My two brothers, Edward and George had all the Estate of my father left between them, being both marryed long before my father's death; my brother George buried his first Wife in the year 1643, went into England was a soldier there above a year, was at the Battle of York, or Marston Moor, where he did good service, was afterward taken prisoner, but got free and having married a second Wife he returned to New England the year before our Mother died, and not long afterward removed himself to New Ldon near whereunto (viz) at Stonington he now liveth, having 3 sons John, William, and George, 4 or 5 daughters ... 3 Daughters are married to Stanton, Palmer and Cheesbrook (sic) all living present in the same town."



The tradition that George served in Cromwell's army is thus verified. The story is also told that he was wounded and was nursed at the home of John Borodell, a cordwainer (leather merchant) of Cork, by his daughter Ann whom he married for his second wife.



He served ss Deputy to the Conn Gen Court form New London Sept 1653, May 1654, and Feb 1657, and from Stonington Oct 1371, Oct 1674, May 1678, Oct 1682, May and Oct 1683, May, July, and Oct 1684, May and Oct 1685, May 1686, May 1687, Sept 1689, May, Sept, Oct 1693 and May 1694. When 1st mentioned in Conn Col Records he is called "Captain," based upon his service and commission in England. He served on the War Comm for New London in 1653 when war threatened with the Dutch. Although 56 he served as Capt in King Philip's War 1676 in command of the Conn Army under Maj Robert Treat. He was ap'pted Provost Marshal May 1677. He was Capt of volunteer troops against the enemy Sept 1689. (See Conn Col Recds Vol1 and biog. sketch in fore of this book.)



Children by 1st : born Roxbury:

2. Sarah bpt Mar 20 1641/2; d Dec 19 1701; m Thos Stanton, Jr

3. Hannah bpt May 21 1643; m (1) Nathl Cheesbrough; m (2) Jos Saxton

Children by 2nd m: first 2 b Roxbury, others New London or Stonington

4. John bpt June 16 1646; d 1698; m Phebe Lay

5. Ann bpt May 20 1649; d 1694; m Gershom Palmer

6. Borodell b ca 1651; d Jan 11 1702; m Sam'l Stanton

7. George b ca 1653; d Dec 1711; m Mercy Gorham







GEORGE DENISON (Geo) b ca 1653; d Westerly ca Dec 27 1711; m Mercy Gorham, b

Barnstable, Mass, Jan 20 1658; d Sept 24 1725; dau Capt John and Desire (Howland) Gorham, granddau John and Eliz (Tilley), Howland of Mayflower. His will in B & C Gen. He Dep in R I, 1717. Children:

51 Edward b 1678; d Dec 9 1726; m (1) Maercy ____; m (2) Anna (Denison) Minor #35

52 Joseph bpt Nov 14 1683; d Feb 18 1724/25; m Pru Monor

53 Mercy bpt Mar 1 1685; m Mordecai Dunbar

54 Samuel bpt sept 26 1686; d June 2 1724; m Mary (Lay) Minor

55 Desire bpt July 16 1688; d young

56 Elizabeth b Sept 11 1689; d Nov 22 1749; m Chris Champlin, Jr.

57 Desire bpt July 15 1688; d young

58 Thankful bpt Apr 1 1695; m Thomas Stanton

59 George bpt May 7 1699; d Jan 16 1736/37; m (1) Sarah Minor; m (2) Joanna Hinckley



SAMUEL DENISON (Geo-Geo) bpt Sept 26 1686; d Saybrook June 2 1724; m Mary

(Lay) Minor, b Oct 3, 1685, wid Chris Minor, dau Robt and Mary (Stanton) Lay. They first lived Stonington, but July 4 1716 bought a homestead Oyster River, Saybrook. She probably married (3) Westbrook Nov 20 1738 Chas Williams, who d ca Apr 1738. Children, first 4 b Stonington:

160 Sarah b Jan 16 1710; m (1) Wm Babcock; m (2) Stephen Chalker, Jr.

161 Samuel b Oct 5 1711; d Mar 10 1792; m (1) Abgl Conkling; m (2) Sybil Kirtland; m (3) Ann Pratt; m (4) Mrs Han Chapman

162 Mercy b ca 1713; d Mar 3 1797; m (1) Nathl Chapman; m (2) Gamaliel Kelsey

163 Elizabeth bpt June 6 1714; probably d young

164 Joanna b Dec 13 1715; m Moses Tyler

165 Mary (twin) b Jan 6 1718

166 George (twin) b Jan 6 1718; m Jemoma Psot

167 Christopher b ca 1720; m Eliz Kelsey

168 Stephen b Feb 8 1721/22; d young

169 Gideon c ca Dec 1723, d ae 6 mos, June 1724



MERCY DENISON (Sml-Geo-Geo) b 1713; d Westbrook Mar 5 1797; m (1) Feb 17

1736/37 Nathl Chapman b Oct 1714, son of Nathl and Eliz (Spencer) Chapman; m (2) Mar 23 1762 Gamaliel Kelsey, b Dec 5 1714, d 1793, son of Wm and Eliz (Sheather) Kelsey.

Children (CHAPMAN):

601 Mercy b Nov 23 1737; d Mar 27 1739

602 Mary b Sept 18 1739; d Oct 22 1739

603 Nathaniel b Sept 18 1740; d 1770; unmarr

604 Mercy b Dec 27 1742; m May 15 1763 Danl Lay

605 Titus b Sept 30 1744; d Talmadge, O, Oct 1808; m Sept 24 1767 Eliz Kelsey, his stepsister, b May 14 1746; dau Gamaliel and Mary (Gray) Kelsey.

606 Gideon b Dec 22 1746; d 1769; unmarr

607 Abisha b Nov 26 1748; d in Revolution 1778 on prison ship; m Sarah Hill. She m (2) Linus Bishop

608 Lebbeus b June 1 1751; d Sept 23 1751

609 Lebbeus b Nov 21 1752; d Westbrook Oct 16 1833; Ens and Lt in Revolution; m (1) Mar 1776 Sybil Kirtland, b Oct 1 1758, d Aug 14 1796; m (2) Feb 7 1797 Jemima Grinnel

610 Mary b Dec 21 1754; m Sept 3 1772 Wm Buckley. Had 14 chn





from "Ancestors and Descendants of Captain George Denison" by E. Glenn Denison, 1963

FHL film # 1320755

Transcribed by Patricia Craig Johnson, 10th great granddaughter of Captain George Denison