Thomas DENISON

Male 1732 - 1818  (85 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Thomas DENISON was born 14 Nov 1732 (son of Daniel DENISON and Rachel STARR); died 19 Mar 1818.

    Other Events:

    • Birth: 04 Nov 1732, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA

    Thomas married Katherine STARR 17 Jan 1759. Katherine was born 11 Aug 1735, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 14 Mar 1817. [Group Sheet]


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Daniel DENISON was born 27 Jun 1703, New London, Connecticut (son of George DENISON and Mary WETHERELL); died 02 Feb 1748, New London, Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Baptism: 02 Jul 1703

    Daniel married Rachel STARR 14 Nov 1726, New London, Connecticut. Rachel (daughter of Thomas STARR and Mary MORGAN) was born 15 Sep 1705, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut; died 05 Feb 1791, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Rachel STARR was born 15 Sep 1705, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut (daughter of Thomas STARR and Mary MORGAN); died 05 Feb 1791, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.
    Children:
    1. Phebe DENISON was born 22 Jun 1741; died 28 Dec 1818.
    2. 1. Thomas DENISON was born 14 Nov 1732; died 19 Mar 1818.
    3. James DENISON was born 18 Apr 1746, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 24 Dec 1778, During the American Revolution.
    4. Daniel DENISON was born 16 Dec 1730, New London, New London Co., Conn.; died 17 Mar 1793.
    5. Hannah DENISON was born Between 02 Jan 1738 and 1739, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    6. Elizabeth DENISON was born 19 Nov 1748, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 01 Dec 1822.
    7. Ann DENISON was born 08 Sep 1743, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died Nov 1767.
    8. Samuel DENISON was born 09 Nov 1736, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 1767.
    9. Rachel DENISON was born 20 Sep 1734, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 06 May 1815, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    10. Mary DENISON was born 19 Aug 1728, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  George DENISON was born 28 Mar 1671, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA (son of John Borodell DENISON and Phebe LAY); died Between 20 Jan 1719 and 1720, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.

    Other Events:

    • Fact: Member of the Governor's Council
    • Military Service: Captain of the Train Band
    • Baptism: 14 Oct 1677, Stonington, New London, Connecticut
    • Education: 1693; Graduate of Harvard College
    • Death: 22 Jan 1720

    Notes:

    George was a graduate of Harvard College. A lawyer and "distinguished citizen of New London."

    George married Mary WETHERELL 1694, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA. Mary (daughter of Capt. Daniel WETHERELL and Grace BREWSTER) was born 07 Oct 1668, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 22 Aug 1711, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Mary WETHERELL was born 07 Oct 1668, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA (daughter of Capt. Daniel WETHERELL and Grace BREWSTER); died 22 Aug 1711, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA.

    Other Events:

    • Fact: Mary Brewster Wetherall
    • Baptism: 11 Jun 1671

    Notes:

    Mary married first Thomas Harris, son of Gabriel and Elizabeth Harris. He died at Barbadoux, June 9, 1691. His only child, Mary, "was regarded the richest heiress in the settlement."

    Children:
    1. Ann DENISON was born 11 Aug 1707, New London, New London Co,. Connecticut; died 01 Aug 1787, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    2. Grace DENISON was born Between 04 Mar 1694 and 1695, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 28 Nov 1748, New London, New London Co,. Connecticut; was buried , Cedar Grove Cemetery, New London, Conn..
    3. Wetherell DENISON was born 24 Aug 1705, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died Between 29 Jan 1749 and 1750, New London, Connecticut.
    4. Phebe DENISON was born Between 03 Mar 1696 and 1697, New London, Ct; died Aft 20 Nov 1761, Bozrah, New London, Connecticut.
    5. 2. Daniel DENISON was born 27 Jun 1703, New London, Connecticut; died 02 Feb 1748, New London, Connecticut.
    6. Borradell DENISON was born 17 May 1701, New London, Connecticut; died , New London, Connecticut.
    7. Sarah DENISON was born 20 Jun 1710, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 12 May 1797, New London, New London Co. Connecticut.
    8. Hannah DENISON was born Between 28 Mar 1698 and 1699, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 09 Apr 1782, Bozrah, New London, Connecticut, USA; was buried , Johnson Cemetery, Bozrah, Conn..

  3. 6.  Thomas STARR was born 27 Sep 1668, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut; was christened 11 Jun 1671 (son of Samuel STARR and Hannah BREWSTER).

    Thomas married Mary MORGAN 1 Jan 1695, Groton, Connecticut. Mary (daughter of James MORGAN and Mary VINE) was born 20 Mar 1670, New London, New London Co., Connecticut; died 14 Sep 1765, Stonington, Connecticut. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Mary MORGAN was born 20 Mar 1670, New London, New London Co., Connecticut (daughter of James MORGAN and Mary VINE); died 14 Sep 1765, Stonington, Connecticut.
    Children:
    1. 3. Rachel STARR was born 15 Sep 1705, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut; died 05 Feb 1791, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  John Borodell DENISON was born 14 Jun 1646, Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts (son of George DENISON and Ann BORODELL); died 26 Apr 1698, Stonington, New London, Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Baptism: 14 Jun 1646, Roxbury, Massachusetts
    • Military Service: Aug 1673; Ens. for New London Co Troop
    • Fact: Oct 1694, Dep for Stonington
    • Fact: Oct 1695, Dep for Stonington
    • Will: 26 Apr 1698
    • Will Proved: 10 Jun 1698

    John married Phebe LAY 26 Nov 1667, Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut. Phebe (daughter of Robert LAY and Sarah FENNER) was born 05 Jan 1650/51, Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut; died 28 Feb 1699, Stonington, New London, Connecticut; was buried , Elm Grove Cemetery, Mystic, New London, Connecticut. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Phebe LAY was born 05 Jan 1650/51, Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut (daughter of Robert LAY and Sarah FENNER); died 28 Feb 1699, Stonington, New London, Connecticut; was buried , Elm Grove Cemetery, Mystic, New London, Connecticut.
    Children:
    1. Phebe DENISON was born 1667; died , young.
    2. Daniel DENISON was born 28 Mar 1680, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; was christened 18 Jun 1680, Stonington, New London, Connecticut; died 13 Oct 1747.
    3. William DENISON was born 07 Apr 1677, Stonington, New London, Connecticut; was christened 14 Oct 1677, Stonington, New London, Connecticut; died Between 13 Feb 1731 and 1732, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    4. Sarah DENISON was born 29 Jul 1692, Stonington, New London, Connecticut; was christened 26 Mar 1693, Stonington, New London, Connecticut; died Aft 1721.
    5. John DENISON was born 01 Jan 1669, Stonington, New London, Connecticut; died Between 1699 and 1700, Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut; was buried , Mystic, New London Co., Connecticut.
    6. 4. George DENISON was born 28 Mar 1671, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died Between 20 Jan 1719 and 1720, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    7. Phebe DENISON was born 06 Apr 1690, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 30 Dec 1775, Stonington, New London, Connecticut.
    8. Robert DENISON was born 17 Sep 1673, Stonington, New London, Connecticut; died 1737, Montville, New London, Connecticut.
    9. Samuel DENISON was born 23 Feb 1683, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 12 May 1683, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    10. Anna DENISON was born 03 Oct 1684, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; died UNKNOWN.

  3. 10.  Capt. Daniel WETHERELLCapt. Daniel WETHERELL was born 29 Nov 1630, Maidstone, England (son of William WETHERELL and Mary FISHER); died 14 Apr 1719, New London, New London Co. Connecticut; was buried , Ancient Cemetery, New London, New London Co., Connecticut.

    Notes:

    From 1680 to 1710, he was more prominent in public affairs than any other inhabitant in the town. He was town clerk, moderator, justice, judge of the county court and judge of probate. No man in the country stood highter in point of talent and integrity.

    Name:
    Daniel Wetherell was born November 29, 1630, at Free Schoolhouse, in Maidstone, Kent County, England, coming to New England with his father when he was but about four years old. When he had arrived at manhood, or possibly before that, he took up residence in New London, Connecticut, where he showed himself to be possessed of superior executive abilities, combined with a trustworthy character, and that community proceeded to make use of him according.

    He served in one office after another, and often in more than one capacity. He was Town Clerk, Moderator, Justice, Assistant Judge of Probate, and Judge at the County Courts. One is led to wonder what New London would have done without him!! Miss Caulkins, the historian of that town, says, "No man in the country at that time stood higher in the point of talent and recognized integrity."

    Headstone Inscription:

    Here Lyeth The body
    of Capt. Daniel
    Wetherell Esq. Who
    Died April Ye 14th. 1719
    In The 89th Year of His Age

    Daniel married Grace BREWSTER 04 Aug 1659, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA. Grace (daughter of Jonathan BREWSTER and Lucretia OLDHAM) was born 01 Nov 1639, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died 22 Apr 1684, New London, Connecticut; was buried , Brewster Cemetery, Montville, New London Co., Connecticut. [Group Sheet]


  4. 11.  Grace BREWSTER was born 01 Nov 1639, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts (daughter of Jonathan BREWSTER and Lucretia OLDHAM); died 22 Apr 1684, New London, Connecticut; was buried , Brewster Cemetery, Montville, New London Co., Connecticut.

    Notes:

    Grace and Daniel also had 4 sons, who all died at birth.

    Children:
    1. Hannah WETHERELL was born 21 Mar 1659, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 16 Sep 1689, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    2. Mary WETHERELL was born Abt 1662; died 1662.
    3. Samuel WETHERELL died , young.
    4. Daniel WETHERELL was born 26 Jan 1670, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died , young.
    5. 5. Mary WETHERELL was born 07 Oct 1668, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 22 Aug 1711, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA.

  5. 12.  Samuel STARR was born Abt 1641, Duxbury or Yarmouth, Massachusetts; died 02 Feb 1687/88, New London, Connecticut; was buried , Colchester Burying Ground, Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut.

    Notes:

    Samuel was one of the early settlers of New London and a prominent man in the town, holding the honorable office of county marshall (high sheriff) from 1674 to his death. He lived on the Old Buttonwood corner.

    Samuel married Hannah BREWSTER 23 Dec 1664, New London, Connecticut. Hannah (daughter of Jonathan BREWSTER and Lucretia OLDHAM) was born 03 Nov 1641, Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts; died Dec 1711, Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts; was buried , Avery-Morgan Cemetery, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut. [Group Sheet]


  6. 13.  Hannah BREWSTER was born 03 Nov 1641, Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts (daughter of Jonathan BREWSTER and Lucretia OLDHAM); died Dec 1711, Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts; was buried , Avery-Morgan Cemetery, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Death: Aft 25 Nov 1691

    Notes:

    They had 4 children.

    Children:
    1. 6. Thomas STARR was born 27 Sep 1668, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut; was christened 11 Jun 1671.
    2. Jonathan STARR was born 23 Feb 1673/74, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut; died 6 Aug 1767; was buried , Starr Cemetery, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.

  7. 14.  James MORGAN was born 03 Mar 1643, Roxbury, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts (son of James MORGAN and Margery HILLS); died 08 Dec 1711, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut; was buried , Avery-Morgan Cemetery, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Birth: Between 03 Mar 1641 and 1642, Roxbury, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts

    Notes:

    Name:
    "History of James Morgan": Capt. James b. 3 Mch., 1644, so. of James, m. "Mary Vine of Old England," Nov. 1666, died 8 Dec 1711, age 68. His wife Mary died in 1689, of the "throat distemper," so called, a terrible epidemic which prevailed throughout the country that year, especially in the months of July and August, visiting nearly every family and carrying consternation and death in its trail. She was born in England in 1641, and was 48 years old when she died. After her death he married 2nd wife Hannah (?), born in 1640, who d. in 1711, aged 71, a few days only before his own death, but after the date of his will, in which he calls her his "dear and loving wife."

    His will is dated in Groton 25 June, 1708, and approved in the probate 22 Jan. 1712. In it he bequeaths to his "dear and loving wife Hannah Morgan," his "horse and chaise," barn, and orchard by it, and "the lower field this side of the cross fence which joineth south brook," to enjoy during her life. To his son James, his "field"; one half the barn and all his land at home, subject to the joint control and use of his widow, so long as she so remained. Also to James a lot "in the plain," near the salt marsh, "on the north side of the island." to his son William, "the land he has already a deed of," and 100 acres and one little island in Packanacock plain," that is, my sons Jas and Wm shall have equally." To his "four daughters, Mercy, (record of birth says Mary), Hannah, Elizabeth and Jerusha," all his cattle, horses and sheep, to be equally divided between them. to his "grandson James Morgan," his saddle bridle and short gun, and to his "grandson Wm Morgan" his musket.

    He was an active member and one of the two first deacons of the first church in Groton; was the principal magistrate, and transacted the chief part of the civil business around him, for many years. At the first town meeting held after the town was incorporated, in Dec. 1705, he was the moderator, and was chosen first townsman or selectman. he was moderator of nearly every town or society meeting until near his death in 1711, and after that for many years his place as moderator was supplied by his two sons Deacon James and Lieut. John, sometimes the one acting and sometimes the other. He was chosen captain of the first "train band" in Groton, in 1692, under an order of the Governor and Council, authorizing a military company to be formed there, and had been then two years a captain and commander of the "dragoon" force of New London county, under a special commission from the General Court.

    Like his father he was one of the Deputies to the General Court from New London from 1689 to 1700, and afterwards one of the first Deputies from the new town of Groton, in 1706; and for several years was a Commissioner to advise and direct the Pequot tribe of Indians in the management of their affairs.

    The military titles of these early days, even down to that of ensign, or sergeant, were esteemed as marks of high distinction, and from their peculiar importance, and the care and caution with which the officers were chosen, very justly so. These infant plantations were surrounded by hostile tribes of Indians, overwhelming in numbers; exposed constantly to the inroads of prowling bands, often irritated and always treacherous, and their very existence as well as peace and safety, depended much upon the personal character, the wise sagacity, prudent counsel and conduct, and the cool intrepidity of these chosen military guardians. Hence it was the early practice, when the leading officers of these "train bands" were to be chosen, to open the proceedings by solemn proclamation and prayer, and sometimes a special sermon for the occasion was prepared and preached to the company by their minister.

    Capt. James lived and died upon the old patriarchal homestead of his father James...

    James married Mary VINE Nov 1666, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA. Mary was born Bef 1641, England; died 08 Dec 1689, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut; was buried , Avery-Morgan Cemetery, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut. [Group Sheet]


  8. 15.  Mary VINE was born Bef 1641, England; died 08 Dec 1689, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut; was buried , Avery-Morgan Cemetery, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.
    Children:
    1. James MORGAN was born 6 Feb 1667, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 04 May 1748, Groten, New London Co., Connecticut; was buried , Avery-Morgan Cemetery, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.
    2. William MORGAN was born 04 Mar 1669, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 25 Dec 1750, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut; was buried , Avery-Morgan Cemetery, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.
    3. 7. Mary MORGAN was born 20 Mar 1670, New London, New London Co., Connecticut; died 14 Sep 1765, Stonington, Connecticut.
    4. Hannah MORGAN was born 08 Jun 1674, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 21 Apr 1727, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.
    5. Elizabeth MORGAN was born 9 Sep 1678, Groton, New London County, Connecticut; died 18 Sep 1763, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut; was buried , Starr Cemetery, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.
    6. Jerusha MORGAN was born 1682.