Samuel Denny

                                              ┌── Thomas Denny
                                              │              
                          ┌── Daniel Denny ───┤
                          │    1694-1760      │
                          │                   └── Grace Cook
                          │                        1655-?    
Samuel Denny ─────────────┤
B: 1731                   │
D: 1817                   │
                          └── Rebecca Jones
                              c1700-1740 
M: Elizabeth Bass Henshaw

Samuel Denny     [ID 03107] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born May 20 1731.1  

He married Elizabeth Bass Henshaw, Sep 29 1757, Massachusetts.1,2,3,4,5,6  Elizabeth Bass Henshaw, daughter of Daniel Henshaw & Elizabeth Bass, was born Sep 27 1737, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.1,3,5,7  

Children:6

Daniel Denny; married Harriet J. Gardner.
William Denny; married Ruth Swan.
Joseph Addison Denny; married his first cousin Phebe Henshaw.
Elizabeth Denny; married 1782, Thomas Walter Ward (their son Andrew Henshaw Ward married his cousin Sarah Henshaw). 8

From Washburn's History of Leicester:1

"Samuel Denny held a prominent and leading place among the men of his day.  He was lieutenant-colonel of the regiment of minute-men which marched upon the Lexington alarm.  In Feb., 1776, he was elected colonel of the first regiment in the county of Worcester, and in Nov. was stationed with the army at Tarrytown.  He represented the town in the General Court in 1778, and was a member of the Convention which was called to act upon the ratification of the Constitution of the U. S. in Jan., 1788.  He lived upon Moose Hill in the north-west part of the town."

Samuel Denny died Sep 20 1817.1  


Sources

  1. "Denny Genealogy in England and America", Denny, C.C. Leicester, Massachusettes, 1866.
  2. Contribution from David G. White ().
  3. "History of the Henshaw Family", a handwritten manuscript identified as a copy of a letter written August 16, 1829 by Daniel Henshaw of Boston (probably #4588 to Joshua Henshaw Hayward of Boston (probably a son or grandson of Sarah Henshaw Hayward); part of the manuscript collection titled "Henshaw family Papers, 1757-1892" archived at the American Antiquarian Society, Manuscripts Department, 185 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA 01609-1634.
  4. "Massachusetts Marriages to 1800", pg. 60 (www.ancestry.com).
  5. Manuscripts relating to William Henshaw, archived at the American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, MA, including a handwritten family lineage.
  6. Lineage Books of the Charter Members of the National Society of the
    Daughters of the American Revolution (www.ancestry.com).
  7. Contribution from David G. White () citing:
    "Ancestry of the Henshaws", by Olive White Murry, Sept. 1, 1928;
    DAR application letter for Marion Warren.
  8. "Abridged Compendium", by Frederick Virkus.


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