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William Denman (1812 - 1901)

William Denman
Born in Sussex County, New Jersey, USAmap
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Husband of — married 15 Feb 1841 in Knox County, Ohio, USAmap
Husband of — married 22 Aug 1895 in Morrow, Ohio, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 89 in Chesterfield, Morrow County, Ohio, USAmap
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William Denman was a farmer who was born on July 27, 1912, in Sussex County, New Jersey, USA. His father, Jonathan Denman, was born in Morris Co., New Jersey. His mother, Elizabeth Butler, was born in the state of New York. They were married in Sussex Co., New Jersey, and there settled on 500 acres, which the father owned. They came to Knox County, Ohio about 1837 or 1838. The family were devout Baptists.

Their 7 children were named: Caroline, William, Electa, James B., Jonathan, John and Martha. Father Jonathan Denman had joined the Baptist church when he was but twelve years old, and his wife joined him when she was twenty-seven. William Denman remained with his parents until he married in February 1841, and thus endured the labors that fell to the lot of the pioneer farmer; he has missed but three harvests since he was sixteen years old, and made a full hand from that time.

William Tenman was married Feb. 15, 1841, to Sarah, daughter of William E. and Mary Larison Davidson. The couple set up housekeeping on a farm in Knox County, Ohio, and had a total of 13 children:

  1. Mary E DENMAN b: ABT 1842 in Knox Co., Ohio, USA
  2. Martha J DENMAN b: ABT 1844 in Knox Co., Ohio, USA
  3. Jonathan B DENMAN b: ABT 1845 in Knox Co., Ohio, USA
  4. Sylvester DENMAN b: ABT 1847 in Knox Co., Ohio, USA
  5. Clarissa Lucetta DENMAN b: ca. 1848 in Knox Co., Ohio, USA
  6. William Elliott DENMAN b: ABT NOV 1849 in Knox Co., Ohio
  7. Samantha DENMAN b: ABT 1851in Knox Co., Ohio, USA
  8. Cynthia Rose DENMAN b: ABT 1853 in Morrow Co., Ohio, USA
  9. Electra C. DENMAN b: ABT 1854 in Morrow Co., Ohio, USA
  10. Joel B DENMAN b: ABT 1856 in Morrow Co., Ohio, USA
  11. Phoebe DENMAN b: ABT 1858 in Morrow Co., Ohio, USA
  12. Sarah Belle DENMAN b: ABT 1860 in Morrow Co., Ohio, USA
  13. Ida M DENMAN b: ABT 1863 in Morrow Co., Ohio, USA

Sarah Ann (Davidson) Denman died on April 16, 1894, at her home in Morrow County, Ohio, USA. Her husband survived her passing. He died on their farm in Morrow, Ohio, on September 28, 1901. The couple are buried together at the Maple Grove Cemetery; Chesterville, Morrow Co, Ohio, USA. [1] [2]

According to an 1880 local history:[3]

"In 1850, Mr. Denman bought severity-five acres, a portion of his present farm of 240 of finely improved land, obtained entirely by his own labors. He had but $30 when he married, but by careful management he has accumulated a nice little fortune, and is classed among the well-to-do farmers of this township. He makes a specialty of fine sheep."
"He and his wife are members of the Baptist church at Chesterville; he has held the office of assessor for four years in Knox Co.; he cast his first vote for the Democratic party up to the time of the Douglas campaign, and since that time has been an active Republican."


  1. Find A Grave Memorial# 27186502 - Sarah Ann Davidson Denman
  2. Find A Grave Memorial# 27186655 - William Denman
  3. [History of Morrow County and Ohio," by O. L. Baskin & Co, Historical Publishers, Chicago, 1880, William Denman sketch, pg. 598.

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