Person:Daniel Dennison (1)

Daniel Dennison, Sr.
b.Est 1688
d.Bef 1 Dec 1749 Augusta County, Virginia
  • HDaniel Dennison, Sr.Est 1688 - Bef 1749
  • WSarah UnknownBef 1700 -
m. Est 1717
  1. Ann DennisonEst 1718 -
  2. Daniel Dennison, Jr.Est 1720 -
Facts and Events
Name Daniel Dennison, Sr.
Alt Name Daniel Denniston
Alt Name Daniel Denison
Alt Name Daniel DeAusistone
Alt Name Daniel Denmston
Gender Male
Birth? Est 1688
Marriage Est 1717 to Sarah Unknown
Death? Bef 1 Dec 1749 Augusta County, Virginia

Daniel Dennison was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Daniel Dennison's land (Beverley Manor NE, 300 acres, 1739) as shown on the map meticulously drawn by J.R. Hildebrand, cartographer. This map is copyrighted©, used by permission of John Hildebrand, son of J.R. Hildebrand, April, 2009.

Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Orange County, Virginia Records:

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Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 135.--20th March, 1771. Daniel Denison (Danston) and Elizabeth ( ) to Joseph Bell. £220, 300 acres conveyed to Daniel Denison, deceased, by Beverley, 10th April, 1739, and devised to grantor, Daniel, by Daniel, deceased, on a branch of Lewis Creek, corner Petter Hog, Andrew Lewis' line. Delivered: Joseph Bell, December, 1777.

Will Abstract

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Page 211.--22d December, 1743. Daniel Denmston's will of Beverley Manor in Augusta County--Wife, Sarah; son, Daniel (unmarried); daughter, Ann Gilaspy and her children; son-in-law Patrick Gilaspy, grand-daughter, Sarah Gilaspy; granddaughter, Jean Gilaspy Executors, John Lewis and Ro. Poage. Teste: John Henderson. James Trlmble.

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Page 65.--18th February, 1743. John Lewis, of County Augusta, to James Robertson, £30 current money Virginia; 274 acres in Beverley Manor, part of 2,071 acres deeded to John by Wm. Beverley, 21st February, 1738, recorded in Orange; on Lewis Creek, Daniel Dcniston's line; James Trimble's line; John Craig's line. Witnesses, William Henderson, Wm. Johnstone, Thomas Lewis. Acknowledged in Orange County, 23d February, 1743. Acknowledged in Augusta by John Lewis, 15th April, 1746, and Margaret, his wife, released dower.
  • Page 41.-(undated, appears to be abt. August 1748) - Robert King to James Wallace and Wm. Wallace, Jr. Wm. Beverley, corner Robert Poag, Daniel Deniston, Catherine, wife of Robert. Part of 750 acres granted to Robert by Beverley, 25th March, 1742. Teste: David Stuart and Robert Patterson, 18th August, 1748.
  • Page 518.--28th February, 1749-50. Robert Poage to John Poage, 308 acres. William Beverley. Corner Lewis land. Wallace's land. Corner Daniel Dennison. Part of 773 acres conveyed to Robert by Beverley 28th April, 1739. Teste: William Jameson, Erwin Patterson.
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    "The Daniel Dennistons of Beverley Manor and Descendants", by John B. Robb.

    The first Daniel Denniston, the immigrant, was probably one of the first settlers of the huge Beverley Manor tract which constituted the first significant settlement of the upper Valley of Virginia. At any rate, we know that Daniel took up land adjacent to the first, and principal, settler of this area, Colonel John Lewis, purchasing his land from the proprietor, William Beverley, in 1739, only a year or so after Lewis himself. Lewis, though, is thought to have settled in this area as early as 1732, and it seems doubtful for several reasons that Denniston and his family were there that early.

    Children of DANIEL1 DENNISTON and SARAH —?—:
    The two children of Daniel1, Ann and Daniel2, could have been born some years earlier than I’ve hypothesized, but that would make son Daniel older even than the unlikely age of 67 when he sold his land and (probably) headed to the Kentucky frontier. All that we know for sure from the evidence is that Daniel was born before 1722, or he would not, presumably, have appeared on the 1742 AugustaCo militia list.[22] And unless he was born a good number of years before that, it is less than likely that his sister Ann, who was married with two children by 1743, would have been the younger of the two. Thus, I have guessed that Daniel was born about 1720, and Ann a couple of years before.
    This does not, though, explain, why their parents had only two children—assuming that Daniel1’s wife Sarah, really was their mother. Sarah may well have been a second wife, except that I note that Ann named her first child, Sarah, probably for her own real mother. Son Daniel2, on the other hand, named his first three daughters, Margaret, Ann, and Mary, and only got around to Sarah for his fourth daughter. So it’s possible that Daniel2 had a different mother, and was quite a bit older than his half-sister Ann. But this runs into my objection about his age when he removed to KY, and besides, Daniel2 seems to have ignored the Scotch-Irish onomastic pattern anyway, in naming his sons, so he may have done likewise for his daughters.
    2. i. ANN2, b. say 1718; m. Patrick Gillaspy; m. Andrew Paul.
    3. ii. DANIEL, b. say 1720; m. Elizabeth —?—.