John Denison (John Dennison) was born 4 JUN 1793, the son of Andrew Denison (3 DEC 1761 - 25 MAR 1813) probably in Stonington, CT.
John Denison, after being discharged from the army in the war of 1813, came to Albany county from Stonington, Conn., and settled in the town of Knox.
John Denison moved to Schoharie county near Cobleskill, went into the wool-carding and cloth-dressing business, and raised a family of six children. In 1831 he returned to Knox.
Marriage & Children
John Denison in 1818 married Mary Chesebro ( - 1841), the daughter of Elijah Chesebro and Thankful Williams. Their children were:
- Gilbert W. Denison
- Julia A. Denison
- Mary J. Denison
- Charles M. Denison
- Eli Denison
- Andrew Denison
Mary died in 1841. John Denison died in 1854.
Denison, Edward M. — John Denison, after being discharged from the army in the war of 1813, came to Albany county from Stonington, Conn., and settled in the town of Knox. In 1818 he married Mary Chesebro, moved to Schoharie county near Cobleskill, went into the wool-carding and cloth-dressing business, and raised a family of six children: Gilbert W., Julia A., Mary J., Charles M., Eli and Andrew. In 1831 he returned to Knox and went on a farm; in 1841 his wife died, and his death occurred in 1854. In 1843 Gilbert W. Denison came to Watervliet to work at gardening; in 1847 he married Sarah Swan; then had no children; in 1869 he bought a farm near Newtonville; he died in 1895, and his wife in 1896. Julia never married, but lived with her father, Gilbert, and died in 1892. Mary J. married Petet Chickman and died in 1875, leaving a family of four children. Charles M. went west in 1844, returned in 1858, married Sarah M. Chesebro in 1864, bought a farm in the town of Guilderland; had three children: L. Augusta, Edward M. and William C. : in 1880 he sold his farm, moved to Newtonville to work his brother's farm ; in 1885 he bought a farm adjoining his brother's on the east and went into the milk business. Edward M. lived with his uncle until the latter's death, and then bought the farm ; in 1885 he married Miss Ida, daughter of Sylvester Pitts of Colonie; by her he has four children. L. Augusta and William C. are with their father. In October, 1896, William C. married Jessie Furgurson. Eli served in the war of the Rebellion, was taken prisoner and died on Belle Island. Andrew is still in Knox engaged in farming.
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