married to Catherine Townley
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On 11 Apr 2015 at 21:00 GMT Gail Smith wrote:
Philip Dexmax was born in 1704. at Newtown on Long Island, as were all the children of John Denman and ^Nlary Gano. and died at Springfield, N. J., in 1780. He married Sarah, daughter of John Crane and Esther Williams, and had a family of two daughters, — Mary and Abigail, and six sons, — Joseph, Jacob, William, Philip, :\Iathias and Samuel. Marx married Daniel Pierson and had a daughter, Abigail Mary, who married a Scotchman named William Drennan, and had a daughter Mary, born in 1814, who married Lowell Fletcher of Boston, and had nine children. This whole family moved to Cincinnati, where Mr. Drennan died in. 1832, and where there are some of their descen- dants still living. The other daughter, Abigjjil, married Xehe- miah Woodruff in 1769. We have no further record of her. The eldest son, Joseph, born in 1735, was married first to his cousin, Catherine Townley. the daughter of Etifingham Townley and Rebecca Crane, the sister of Sarah Crane, his mother. The Townley ancestors came from England in 1683. and were con- nected with Sir George Carteret. Colonial Secretary of New Jersey. After the death of his first wife, in 1774, Joseph was mar- ried in 1778 to Sarah Woodruff, the sister of his brother Philip's second wife, Abigail Woodruff". She died in about ten months. leaving no child. The third wife, a widow whose name is not on record, also left no family. The fourth wife, Sarah Woolley,
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sister of Col. Abram Woolley. died childless. The marriage of Joseph Denm.\n to his first wife. Catherine Townley. occurred in 1755 or 1756. when he was but twenty or twenty-one. They had SL family of eight children, two who soon died, and Alathias, born 1760. Xancy. Samuel. Joseph. Sarah and William. The records of some of these children are very incomplete. Mafhias was married in 1785 to Rhoda Elstone and had five children. Joseph married Sarah \\'illis in 1788. Sarah married Abram Miller and had three children. JVilliam, the youngest child of Joseph and Catherine, married Phebe Woodrufif and had seven children. — David, born in 1792; Joseph, in 1794; Aaron C. in 1796; Elizabeth, in 1798; Jennie, in 1800; Luther, in 1804; Wil- liam Parsill, in 1806.
Of these seven children of William Dexmax and Phebe Woodrufif, David, the eldest, married Rosetta Maibee ; Joseph married Abigail Miller, and died in 1871 ; Aaron C. was married in 1825 to his second cousin, Phebe. youngest daughter of Philip Denman and Abigail Woodrufif; Elizabeth married Benjamin Scudder. and died in 1874; Jennie died in infancy; Luther mar- ried Caroline Denman }^Ierrill and had nine daughters (see below) ; William Parsill married Louisa Littell. David Denman and Rosetta ]Maibee had a large family. Joseph Denman and Abigail Miller had thirteen children. Others had smaller families. http://www.archive.org/stream/denmanfamilyhist00harr/denmanfamilyhist00harr_djvu.txt http://www.stonehouse.ca/tree/p589.htm#i29428