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John Denison (1716 - 1808)

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John Denison
Born in Stonington, New London, Connecticutmap
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Husband of — married about in Stonington, Connecticutmap
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Died in Stonington, New London, Connecticutmap
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"John Denison, s. Daniell, b. Oct. 21, 1716" at Stonington, New London, Connecticut.[1]

"May 12, 1717, John, son of Daniel Denison" was baptized at the First Congregational Church in Stonington.[2]

There is no record in Stonington or in Groton, showing a marriage between John and Abigail.Watt-266 15:37, 2 April 2014 (EDT)

There is no record of the death of a John Denision at Stonington in 1808.Watt-266 15:42, 2 April 2014 (EDT)

"John Denison, (Daniel, John, George) b. Oct. 21, 1716, was married, about 1738, to Abigail Avery, dau. of the 2nd John Avery of Groton, Conn. They lived in Stonington and had these ten children:

  • Abigail, b. in 1740; m. Zebulon Elliot.
  • Desire, b. 1742; d. unmarried, aged 8., Dec. 2, 1824.
  • Avery, b. 1744; d. young.
  • Anna, b. 1746; twice married.
  • Lucy, b. 1748; d. unmarried, aged 04, May 1, 1812.
  • Mary, b. 1750; m. Stephen Avery; no child; d. Feb. 27, 1816.
  • Sarah, b. May 2, 1752; m. John Baldwin.
  • Nathan, b. 1754; m. Betsey Conklin.
  • Julia, b. 1758; m. Pierre LaRoche.
  • Andrew, b. Dec. 3, 1761; m. Sally Williams."[3]


Source: #S-1450862356
Page: Ancestry Family Trees


  1. #S86 Stonington VRs, Page 79
  2. #S87 Page 212
  3. #S88 Page 125
  • Source S-86 Connecticut Vital Records to 1870 (Online Database:, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011.) From original typescripts, Lucius Barnes Barbour Collection, 1928. (Subscription required.)
  • Source S-87 Stonington, CT: First Congregational Church Records, 1674-1874. (Online Database., New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008), Originally published as: History of the First Congregational Church, Stonington, Conn., 1674-1874 with the Report of the Bi-centennial Proceedings, June 3, 1874. Richard A. Wheeler, T. A. David and Co., Norwich, CT, 1875. (Subscription required.)
  • Source S-1450862356 Title: Public Member Trees Repository: #R-195 Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006.Original data - Family trees submitted by Ancestry members.Original data: Family trees submitted by Ancestry members.
  • History of Stonington etc. (Wheeler, 1900), p. 204, no. 83

  • The Groton Avery Clan (Avery & Avery, 1912), p. 206, no. 176

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