Henry Denison was born November 26, 1751 in Stonington, CT), the son of Daniel Denison ( - May 9, 1776) and Esther Wheeler (February 15, 1722 - March 31, 1814)  . His brothers and sisters were:
- Esther Denison (Oct. 11, 1743) married William Gardner.
- Daniel Denison (Dec. 9, 1745 - ) married Elizabeth Andros.
- Phebe Denison (Dec. 5, 1747 - ) thrice married (No. 169), Chesebrough family.
- Robert Denison (Dec. 12, 1749 - ) married Anna Chesebrough (No. 254).
- Isaac Denison (Dec. 20, 1751 - ) married Eunice Williams (No. 82).
- Hannah Denison (Feb. 13, 1755 - ) died young.
- Mary Denison (Nov. 6, 1757 - ), twice married: 1st, Jeremiah Holmes (No. 50); 2d, Jedediah Lee.
- Hannah Denison (Oct. 16, 1759 - ) married John Gallup (No. 134).
- Beebe Denison (Feb. 22, 1761 - ) twice married.
- Fredeick Denison (Sept. 21, 1762 - ) married Hannah Fish (No. 47), that family.
- Eunice Denison (May 18, 1764 - ) married Reuben Hatch.
- Ann B. or Nancy Denison (Oct. 2, 1769 - ) married John Wheeler (No. 367).
Department of the Interior Bureau of Pensions
Henry Denison or Dennison
Appointed: Apr 1775 7 months Pvt. under Lt. Elnathan Rosseter and Colonel Parsons in Conn.
Appointed: 1776 nine months? Sgt. under Captain Jonathan Brewster and Colonel Jedidiah Huntington in Conn.
Appointed: Apr 21, 1778 2 years 2 Lt. Under Captain Latham and Colonel Ledyar in Conn. 2 Lt under Captain Elisha Hinman and U. S. S. Hancock
July or Aug 1781 3 months Lieut. under Captain Carew and Colonel Samuel Canfield in Conn. 3 month Lieut. under Captain Richard Starr
Residence of soldier at enlistment: Stonington, Conn.
Date of application for pension: Sept. 18, 1832 His claim was allowed
Residence at date of application, Knox, Albany Co., N. Y.
Age at date of application, B. Nov. 15, 1753 in Stonington, Conn.
Remarks: He married at Groton, Conn. July 14, 1779 Mary Gallup B. Jan 31, 1759. He died Sept 20, 1835 and she was allowed pension of application executed Feb. 8, 1837 while a resident of Albany CO., N. Y. It is not stated that he was ever a Captain.
- Fold3. com in Pension papers.
Marriage & Children
Henry Denison married Mary Gallup in July 14, 1779 in Stonington, CT. Mary Gallup (January 31, 1759 - 1843) was the daughter of Col. Nathan Gallup ( - Jan 19, 1799) and Sarah Giddings. Their children were:
- Sarah Denison (December 9, 1780 - ) Unmarried
- Henry Denison (May 15, 1783 - ) married Deborah Pierce
- Mary Denison ((1785) died young.
- Daniel Denison (March 31, 1787 - ) was a physician
- Mary Denison (May 17, 1789 - ) married Amos Crary
- Gideon Denison (February 4, 1796 - ) unmarried
- Lois Denison (January 21, 1796 - ) married John Freeman
- Esther Denison (May 22, 1800 - ) married Anson Taylor
Henry Denison died September 20, 1835 in Knox, Albany County, NY. He was buried at High Point Cemetery. His wife, Mary, died on June 10, 1843 and is buried beside him.
Although mainly about his son, this article contains useful family information:
Howell, George Rogers, and Jonathan Tenney. Bi-centennial History of Albany History of the County of Albany, N.Y., from 1609 to 1886. New York: W.W. Munsell &, 1886. 885. Print. http://books.google.com
Among the earliest settlers in Knox were the Crarys and Denisons, who came from Connecticut in 1798. Thomas Crary was born in Connecticut, October 12, 1744. He married Mehetabel Mason, January 9, 1772. They had nine children— Thomas, born in 1775; Mary, born in 1777; Mason, born in 1779; Eunice, born in 1782; Cynthia, born in 1786; Amos, born in 1788; Andrew, born in 1790; Ephraim, born in 1793; and Jabez, born in 1796. Amos Crary married Mary Denison in 1811, and had six children, named as follows in the order of their birth: Denison, Susan, Thomas, Horace, Sarah Ann and Esther. Susan removed to Iowa and died there. Thomas died in infancy. Horace removed, when a young man, to Schoharie County, and thence, in 1883, to Chicago. Sarah Ann also lives in Chicago. Esther lives in Iowa. The only one representing the family in the town at the present time is Denison Crary, eldest child of Amos, who was born June 30, 1812.
Captain Henry Denison served the cause of the colonies in the Revolutionary war, and after coming to Knox was one of the most prominent early residents. He was one of the founders of the Old Knox Presbyterian Church, of which he was also a deacon for many years. He had seven children, named Henry, Daniel, Gideon, Mary, Sally, Lois and Esther. Henry removed to Pennsylvania and died there. Daniel became a physician, and lived and died in OnondagaCounty, which he represented twice in the Assembly. Gideon died in Knox, at the age of thirty-three. Mary married Amos Crary, and died in 1840, aged fifty-one. Sally died unmarried. Lois and Esther married, and died in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Wheeler, Albert Gallatin. The Genealogical and Encyclopedic History of the Wheeler Family in America. Boston, MA: American College of Genealogy, 1914. 307-308. Print.
HENRY DENISON, bom Nov. 26, 1761; d. 1836; m. 1778, Mary Gallup, who was b. Jan. 31, 1769; d. 1843.
Ch: 5. Mary D , b. May 17, 1789; m. Amos Crary. http://www.genealogy.com
Baldwin, John D., and William Clift. A Record of the Descendants of Capt. 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. Worcester.: Printed by Tyler & Seagrave, 1881. 164-165. Print. http://www.ancestry.com
- Wheeler, Richard Anson. History of the Town of Stonington, County of New London, Connecticut, from Its First Settlement in 1649 to 1900: with a Genealogical Register of Stonington Families. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub., 1977. Print.