Esther DENISON

Female 1715 - 1799  (~ 85 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Esther DENISON was born Between 06 Feb 1714 and 1715, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA (daughter of William DENISON and Mercy GALLUP); died 18 Mar 1799, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.

    Esther married Jonathan WHEELER 01 Mar 1731/2, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA. Jonathan (son of Richard WHEELER and Prudence PAYSON) was born 07 Feb 1707/8, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 08 Oct 1790, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Esther WHEELER was born 27 Dec 1732, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 12 May 1763, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    2. Prudence WHEELER was born 20 Dec 1734, Stonington, New London Co. Connecticut.
    3. Richard WHEELER was born 16 Jul 1739, Stonington, New London Co. Connecticut; died 7 Feb 1847.
    4. John WHEELER was born 06 Aug 1744, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 22 Jan 1795, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  William DENISON was born 24 Mar 1687, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA (son of Capt. William DENISON and Sarah STANTON); died 24 Feb 1724/5, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.

    William married Mercy GALLUP 10 May 1710, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA. Mercy (daughter of Benadam GALLUP and Hester PRENTICE) was born 16 Aug 1690; died Between 02 Mar 1723 and 1724, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Mercy GALLUP was born 16 Aug 1690 (daughter of Benadam GALLUP and Hester PRENTICE); died Between 02 Mar 1723 and 1724, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.

    Other Events:

    • Birth: Aug 1687, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA

    Children:
    1. Mercy DENISON was born 25 Jun 1711, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 09 Dec 1793.
    2. Sarah DENISON was born 02 Jul 1713, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    3. 1. Esther DENISON was born Between 06 Feb 1714 and 1715, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 18 Mar 1799, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    4. William DENISON was born 09 Dec 1716, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 07 Jul 1779.
    5. Hannah DENISON was born 17 Apr 1719, Stonington, New LondonCo., Connecticut; died 21 Mar 1720.
    6. Benadam DENISON was born 06 Feb 1720/1, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 1757.
    7. Jonathan DENISON was born 11 Feb 1722, Stonington, New LondonCo., Connecticut.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Capt. William DENISON was born 1655, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA (son of George DENISON and Ann BORRODELL); died 26 Mar 1714/5, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA.

    Other Events:

    • Death: 02 Mar 1714/5, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA

    William married Sarah STANTON May 1686, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA. Sarah (daughter of Thomas STANTON and Anna LORD) was born Abt 1656, Pawcatuck, New London Co., Connecticut; died 07 Aug 1713, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Sarah STANTON was born Abt 1656, Pawcatuck, New London Co., Connecticut (daughter of Thomas STANTON and Anna LORD); died 07 Aug 1713, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    Children:
    1. Sarah DENISON was born 14 Apr 1689, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; died Aug 1774.
    2. George DENISON was born 28 Feb 1691, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 19 Oct 1777, Denison Yark, Mystic, New London Co., Connecticut.
    3. 2. William DENISON was born 24 Mar 1687, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 24 Feb 1724/5, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.

  3. 6.  Benadam GALLUP was born Dec 1655, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA (son of John GALLUP and Hannah LAKE); died 02 Aug 1727, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; was buried , Whitehall Burying Ground, Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Military Service: Served in the colonial wars

    Benadam married Hester PRENTICE 1682, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA. Hester (daughter of John PRENTICE and Hester NICHOLS) was born 20 Jul 1660, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 17 May 1751, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Hester PRENTICE was born 20 Jul 1660, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA (daughter of John PRENTICE and Hester NICHOLS); died 17 May 1751, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.

    Other Events:

    • Birth: 20 Jul 1660, Roxbury, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts

    Children:
    1. Hannah GALLUP was born 22 May 1683, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 28 Aug 1754, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    2. Hester GALLUP was born 01 Nov 1685, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    3. 3. Mercy GALLUP was born 16 Aug 1690; died Between 02 Mar 1723 and 1724, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    4. Lieut Benadam GALLUP, II was born 18 Apr 1693, Groton, New London Co., Conn.; died 30 Sep 1755, Groton, New London Co., Conn.; was buried , Gallup Cemetery, Ledyard, Connecticut.
    5. Joseph GALLUP was born 27 Sep 1695, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 22 Dec 1760, Mystic, New London, Connecticut.
    6. Margaret GALLUP was born 11 May 1698, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 02 Mar 1761, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    7. Lucy GALLUP was born 12 Jul 1701, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 07 Jan 1793, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  George DENISON was born 1618, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England; was christened 10 Dec 1620 (son of William DENISON and Margaret CHANDLER); died 23 Oct 1694, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA; was buried 26 Oct 1694, Elm Grove Cemetery, Mystic, Conneticut.

    Other Events:

    • AFN: 89C7-VG
    • Birth: 10 Oct 1620, Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire, England
    • Baptism: 10 Dec 1620, Bishop's Stortford, Herts, England
    • Fact: 1643, Went to England and fought in the Parliamentary Army
    • Fact: 02 Jul 1644, Wounded and captured - Battle of Marston
    • Emigration: 1651
    • Residence: 1654, Stonington, Conn.
    • Will Proved: Jun 1695

    Notes:

    "After his wife's death, Bridget, George wen to England, served under Cromwell in the army of the Parliment, won distintion, was wounded at Naseby, was nursed at the house of John Borodell, by his daughter Ann- whom he married and returned to Roxbury, and finally settled at Stonington, Conn."

    "George and Ann were both remarkable for magnificent personal appearance, and for force of mind and character. She was always called "Lady Ann." They held foremost place in Stonington. He has been described as "the Miles Standish of the settlement," but he was a greater and more brilliant soldier than Miles Standish. He had no equal in any of the colonies, for conducting a war against the Indians, excepting, perhaps, Captain John Mason."

    Excerpt from "Rev. John Eliot's Record of Church Members, Roxbury, Mass.": This winter we had a gracious p'vidence of God befell two brothers Edward & George Dennison, who had been proude incendiarys of some trobls among us, and full of distemp', and disaffection. but the Lord left them to open and shamefull drundennesse at Boston: espec'.edward. We did so greatly humble them both yet though George (being a membr) was excomvnicated, yet in a short time was taken in againe. And Edward humbling himselfe so effectually yet he was also speedyly received in to the Church, this is the tryvmph of grace, to magnify grace by sinne.

    Excerpt from "Direct Descendants of Capt. George Denison": George's bro, Gen Danl Denison wrote in 1672 "My two brothers, Edward and George had all the Estate of my father left between athem, being both marryed long before my father's death; my Brother George buried his first Wife in the year 1643, went into England was a souldier ther above a year, was at the Battle of York, or Marton Moore, where he did good service, was after ward taken Prisoner, but got free and having maried a second Wife he returned to New England the year before our Mother died, and not long after ward removed himelf to New Ldon near whereunto at Stonington he now liveth, having 3 sons John, William, and George, 4 or 5 daughters......3 daughters are married to Stanton, Palmer and Cheesebrook all living at present in the same town."
    He served as Deputy to the Conn Gen Court from New London Sept 1653, May 1654 and Feb 1657, and from Stonington Oct 1671, Oct 1674, May 1678, Oct 1682, May and Oct 1683, May, July and Oct 1684, May and Oct 1685, May 1686, May 1687, Sept 1689, May Sept and Oct 1693, and May 1694. When 1st mentioned in "Conn Col Recds" he is called "Captain," based upon his service and commission in England. He served on the War Comm for New London in 1653 when war threatened with Dutch. Although 56 he served as capt in King Philip's War 1676 in command of New London County troops and second in command of the Conn Army under Maj Robert Treat. He was ap'pted Provost Marshal May 1677. He was Capt of volunteer troops against the enemy Sept 1689.

    George married Ann BORRODELL 1645, Naseby, Northamton, England. Ann (daughter of Sir John BORRODELL and Anne BROUGHTON) was born Abt 1615, England; died 26 Sep 1712, Stonington, New London, Connecticut; was buried , Elm Grove Cemetery, Mystic, New London, Conn.. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Ann BORRODELL was born Abt 1615, England (daughter of Sir John BORRODELL and Anne BROUGHTON); died 26 Sep 1712, Stonington, New London, Connecticut; was buried , Elm Grove Cemetery, Mystic, New London, Conn..

    Other Events:

    • Birth: Between 17 Mar 1615 and 1616, Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire, England
    • Death: 06 Sep 1712

    Children:
    1. John Borodell DENISON was born 14 Jun 1646, Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died 26 Apr 1698, Stonington, New London, Connecticut.
    2. Ann DENISON was born 20 May 1649, Roxbury, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts; died 17 Nov 1706, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; was buried , Wequetequock Cemetery, Stonington, New London, Ct.
    3. Borodell DENISON was born 1651, New London, Connecticut; died 11 Jan 1702, Stonington,New London, Connecticut.
    4. George DENISON was born 1653; died 27 Dec 1711, Westerly, Washington Co., Rhode Island.
    5. 4. Capt. William DENISON was born 1655, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 26 Mar 1714/5, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    6. Margaret DENISON was born 1657, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 05 May 1741, Barrington, Mass., (now Rhode Island).
    7. Mercy DENISON was born 1659, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; died Between 10 Mar 1670 and 1671, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.

  3. 10.  Thomas STANTON was born 30 Jul 1616, Wolverton, Warwickshire, England; died 02 Dec 1677, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; was buried , Wequetequock Bruial Ground, Stonington, New London, Co., Connecticut.

    Notes:

    Name:
    Thomas Stanton, who became distinguished among the first planters of Stonington, Conn., was in early manhood in England designed and educated for a cadet, but not liking the profession of arms, and taking a deep interest in the religious principles of the migrating Puritans, he left his native land, embarking o board of the good ship 'Bonaventure,' in 1635, and landed in Virginia, but left there almost immediately for Boston, mingling with the native on the way, and rapidly acquired a knowledge of their language and customs. On arrival in Boston he was recognized by Winthrop and his associates as a valuable man, worthy of the most unlimited confidence, for the very next year he was selected by the Boston authorities to accompany Mr. Fenwick and Hugh Peters, as interpreter on a mission to Saybrook, Conn., to hold a conference with the Pequot Indians relative to the murder of Capt. Stone and Newton. After the close of the conference Mr. Stanton went up to Hartford, and there fixed his permanent abode in 1637. Mr. Stanton's accurate knowledge of the language and character of the Indians soon gave him prominence in the new settlements of Connecticut, for the very first year that he came to Hartford, the General Court gave him ten pounds for the service he had already done for the country, and declared that he should be a public officer, to attend the court upon all occasions, either general or particular, at the meetings of the magistrates, to interpret between them and the Indians, at a salary of ten pounds per annum. Mr. Stanton did not always agree with the policy of Capt. Mason and the court relative to the treatment of the Indians, and drew upon himself their displeasure; but being a man accustomed to speak his own mind and act upon his own convictions, maintained his position, though they discontinued his salary for two years, alleging long absence as the cause, and appointed Mr. Gilbert to take his place, but in 1648 they restored him to the place with its compensation. He became the intimate and special friend of Gov. Winthrop of Connecticut, acting as his interpreter in all of his intercourse with the Indians. it was while thus employed, in an interview with Ninigret in the Narragansett country that Mr. Stanton became acquainted with the Pawcatuck Valley, and selected it for his future residence. He was the first white man who joined Mr. William Chesebrough in his new settlement. He petitioned the General Court of Connecticut for liberty to erect a trading house there, which was granted in February, 1650. In the spring following he came to Pawcatuck and erected his trading house on the west bank of Pawcatuck river, in Stonington, in 1651, near a place ever since known as Pawcatuck Rock, for the reason that the deep water channel in the river touched the east side of said rock where vessels trading with him could easily receive and discharge their cargoes without any expense for the erection of a wharf. Mr. Stanton did not remove his family to Pawcatuck in Stonington until 1657, where he had previously erected a dwelling house...

    After the articles of confederation between the New England colonies had been established in 1643, among all of the distinguished interpreters of New England, Mr. Stanton was selected as interpreter general, to be consulted and relied upon in all emergencies. In this capacity and in their behalf he acted as interpreter, especially between the ministers employed by the commissioners of the United Colonies, acting as agents of the London Missionary Society, and the Indians, to whom they preached. He also aided the Rev. Abraham Pierson in the translation of his catechism into the Indian tongue, certifying to the same in his official capacity. After Mr. Stanton became an inhabitant of Pawcatuck in Stonington he took an active part in town affairs, he became prominent, and was elected to almost every position of public trust in the new settlement. In 1658, when Pawcatuck was included in the town of Southertown, under the jurisdiction of Massachusetts, he was appointed selectman and magistrate. After Pawcatuck was set off to the Connecticut Colony by the charter of 1662, Mr. Stanton was appointed magistrate and commissioner and re-appointed every year up to the time of his death. he was elected deputy or representative to the General Court of Connecticut in 1666 and re-elected every year up to 1675.

    Thomas married Anna LORD 1637, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA. Anna (daughter of Thomas LORD and Dorothy BIRD) was born Bef 18 Sep 1614, Towcester, England; was christened 18 Sep 1614; died 1688, Anquilla, Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. [Group Sheet]


  4. 11.  Anna LORD was born Bef 18 Sep 1614, Towcester, England; was christened 18 Sep 1614 (daughter of Thomas LORD and Dorothy BIRD); died 1688, Anquilla, Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Birth: Abt 1621

    Children:
    1. Thomas STANTON, Jr. was born Abt 1638, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA; died 11 Apr 1718, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    2. Capt. John STANTON was born 1641, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA; died 31 Oct 1713, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; was buried , His homestead farm, Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
    3. Mary STANTON was born 1643, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA; died 1683, Montville Center, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    4. Hannah Lord STANTON was born 1644, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA; died 17 Oct 1727, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    5. Joseph STANTON was born 1646, Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut; was christened 21 Mar 1646; died 21 Mar 1713/4, Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
    6. Daniel STANTON was born 1648, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA; died 1687, Barbadoes, West Indies.
    7. Dorothy STANTON was born 1651, Pequoit, New London Co., Connecticut; died 19 Jan 1742/3, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    8. Robert STANTON was born 1653, Pequoit, New London Co., Connecticut; died 24 Oct 1724, Pawcatuck, New London Co., Connecticut.
    9. 5. Sarah STANTON was born Abt 1656, Pawcatuck, New London Co., Connecticut; died 07 Aug 1713, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    10. Samuel STANTON was born Abt 1658, Pequoit, New London Co., Connecticut; died Between 30 Jan 1697 and 1698, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.

  5. 12.  John GALLUP was born Abt 1615, Mosterton, Dorset, England; died 19 Dec 1675, So. Kingston, Rhode Island.

    Notes:

    John died in the Swamp Fight of the Indian Wars at Narraganset, within the limits of South Kingston, Washington Co. Rhode Island.

    Name:
    John Gallup came to this country with his mother, two bothers and a sister, Joan, in the ship Griffin, arriving at Boston on the 4th day of Sept., 1633. He married Hannah Lake, daughter of John and Margaret lake, and sister of Elizabeth Read, who married John Winthrop, Jr., Governor of Connecticut. She also came to this country with her mother, in the ship Abigail, arriving Oct. 6, 1635, after a passage of ten weeks.
    He left Boston in 1640, and went to Taunton, then a part of Plymouth Colony, where he remained until 1651, when he removed with his family to New London, where he lived until 1654, when he came to what is now Stonington, then a part of New London, and settled upon a grant of land given him by that town in 1653, in recognition of the distinguished services of himself, and father in the Pequot war.
    He represented the town at the General Court in 1665, 1667. He was also an Indian interpreter. When King Philip's war broke out, although he was over sixty, age had not quenched his martial ardor, New London County having raised seventy men under Capt. John Mason of Norwich, and Capt. George Denison of Stonington. Capt. Gallup joined with them at the head of the Mohegans. These troops forming a junction with those of the other colonies, were engaged in the fearful swamp fight at Naragansett, Dec. 19, 1676, within the limits of the present town of South Kingston, R.I. In storming the fort he led his men bravely forward, and was one of the six captains who fell in his memorable fight, and was buried with his fallen comrades in one grave, near the battle ground. A complete victory was gained over the savage foe, but with great loss of life on both sides. The General Court afters made several grants of land to his widow and children, in consideration of the great loss they had sustained by his death and for his public services.

    John married Hannah LAKE Between 1642 and 1643, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA. Hannah (daughter of John LAKE and Margaret READ) was born 03 Jul 1620, Benfleet, England; died 19 Dec 1675, Ipswich, Essex Co., Massachsetts. [Group Sheet]


  6. 13.  Hannah LAKE was born 03 Jul 1620, Benfleet, England (daughter of John LAKE and Margaret READ); died 19 Dec 1675, Ipswich, Essex Co., Massachsetts.

    Other Events:

    • Name: Elizabeth Hannah Lake
    • Name: Hannah Lake

    Children:
    1. Hannah GALLUP was born 14 Sep 1644, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA; died Between 20 Jan 1723 and 1724, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    2. John GALLUP was born 14 Sep 1646, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA; died 14 Apr 1735, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    3. Esther GALLUP was born 24 Mar 1652/3, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA; died Aft 1717, Taunton, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts.
    4. 6. Benadam GALLUP was born Dec 1655, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 02 Aug 1727, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; was buried , Whitehall Burying Ground, Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
    5. Lieut William GALLUP was born 1658, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 15 May 1731, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    6. Christobel GALLUP was born Sep 1660, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 1708.
    7. Elizabeth GALLUP was born 08 Mar 1662/3, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 1726, Westerly, Washington Co., Rhode Island.
    8. Mary GALLUP was born 1665, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    9. Margaret GALLUP was born , Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.

  7. 14.  John PRENTICE was born , England (son of Valentine PRENTICE and Alice ?); died 1691.

    John — Hester NICHOLS. [Group Sheet]


  8. 15.  Hester NICHOLS
    Children:
    1. John PRENTIS was born 6 Aug 1652; died 21 Mar 1715.
    2. 7. Hester PRENTICE was born 20 Jul 1660, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 17 May 1751, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    3. Hannah PRENTICE was born Jun 1672; was christened 1672, New London, Connecticut.
    4. Elizabeth PRENTICE was born 06 Nov 1675, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 13 Dec 1770, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    5. Thomas PRENTIS was born 6 Nov 1675; died 5 Feb 1740/1.