- H. John Dennison, Sr.Abt 1751 - Bef 1824
- W. Martha Parris1777 - BEF 1822
m. 27 JUN 1811
Facts and Events
John Dennison was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Early Land Surveys in Augusta County:
- 6 November 1767- Page 102 - John Deniston, 125 acres, Mill Creek. Adjoining Shanklins. Mentioned Scotts Run and North River. ["Abstract of Land Grant Surveys of Augusta and Rockingham Counties, Virginia", Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 102].
- 1772, Daniel Dennison’s oldest son, John Dennison, purchased a tract on Dry River adjacent to that of his father. [From "Dennison Report", by John B. Robb].
- 1 December 1790 - Page 91 - John Deneston, 44 acres, Dry River. Adjoining Benga Rice, John Rice. December 1, 1790. ["Abstract of Land Grant Surveys of Augusta and Rockingham Counties, Virginia", Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 91].
Records of John Dennison in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- 6 December 1769 - Page 167 - Robert Shanklin, 1,000 acres, Between the North River of the Shenandoah and MiIll Creek, including 150 acres old patent granted to said Shanklin on the 12th of May 1759. Adjoining Deniston. ["Abstract of Land Grant Surveys of Augusta and Rockingham Counties, Virginia", Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 102].
- Page 201 - - 22nd August, 1794. - - John King's will - - To wife, Margaret, five daughters and two sons (Robert and John) are married; to sons, Samuel and James. Executors, sons-in-law James Lard (Laird), Jno. Denison. Teste: Jno. Gibson, Samusl Gibson, Catren Cloverfield. Proved, October Court, 1795, by all witneses.
- Vol. 2 - Marriage Bond - 1800--May 23, John Dennison, Jr., and Jno. Dennison, Sr., and James Henderson, sureties. John Dennison, Jr., and Hannah Henderson, daughter of said Jones Henderson.
- Page 395.--21st August, 1814. John Parris' will, in advanced age--To wife Hannah; to sons, Thomas and George (has heretofore given military lands in Ohio); daughter, Jane Hudson; daughter, Margaret Henderson; daughters, Hannah and Elizabeth Parris; other daughters have been provided for at marriage; daughters, Mary Hudson, Martha Dennison, Jane Hudson, Margaret Henderson, Hannah and Elizabeth Parris; testator's land in Stokes County, N. C., to be sold; to son, John; son, Alexander, to each grandchild named after testator, i. e., John, son of Thomas; John, son of George; John, son of Charles Hudson. Executors, son John and wife Hannah. Teste: Vincent Tapp, Robt. Henderson. Proved, 26th September, 1814. Executors qualify. (Note: Martha [Parris] was John's 2nd wife).
Information on John Dennison
From "Dennison Report", by John B. Robb:
No marriage record for John Dennison has been found, but we may say from the above that he came of age in the 1770s, and additional evidence to be considered below makes it probable that he was married about 1778—in the first year after the creation of Rockingham County when marriage returns were still probably spotty, and also before the Augusta County marriage records began. Despite the missing marriage record, John’s first marriage partner can be identified rather succinctly by two pieces of evidence. On 16 Feb 1793, John and Mary Denison sold 52a of land on the waters of Naked Creek adjacent to land owned by John King, and on 22 Aug 1794, John King of Augusta County, Virginia made his will naming son-in-law John Denison. In fact, the association between the Dennis[t]ons and John King may be traced at least as far back as the 1771 deed by which John Denison’s father, Daniel , bought into the 2 Dry River complex, which deed was witnessed by John King, and probably even farther back to the Dennis[t]ons’ first settlement about 1739 in Beverley Manor. [Source: http://www.johnbrobb.com/Content/DennisonReport.pdf]
John Dennison and his 1st wife, Mary King were "next-door neighbors" in Beverley Manor. John's father Daniel Dennison's patent (1739) was adjoining Mary King's grandfather's (Robert King) patent (1742).