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Philip Denman (abt. 1704 - 1779)

Philip Denman
Born about in Westfield, Essex, New Jerseymap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died at about age 75 in Springfield, New Jersey, United Statesmap
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PHILIP DENMAN, son of John Denman and Mary Gano , was born in 1704 at Newtown on Long Island, New York, as were all the children of John and Mary. [1][2] [3]

Philip married (1) Sarah Crane, daughter of John Crane and Esther Williams.

He settled near his brother, Thomas Denman, in Springfield, Essex County, New Jersey. [4]

Will of: Denman, Philip, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex Co., New Jersey, dated 1778 September 15

Son, Joseph, £5.
Grandson, Jacob Denman, land that begins at a red oak that was formerly John Swaim's corner, and from thence down the fence, east 3 chains, from thence towards Cornelius Swaim's orchard, 3 chains wide to the road, from thence 3 chains to the corner of said Jacob Denman's land.
Son, Philip, the rest of my homestead, that I bought of Jonathan Hampton and Henry Berry.
Grandson, Major Denman, the son of Jacob, deceased, £50, when Major is 10 years of age. Daughter, Mary Pierson, £6.
Grandson, Joseph Denman, son of Joseph, 50 acres of land, joining along the mountain, and land of my son Joseph; and my son Joseph, to have the use of it, till said grandson is of age; but if my grandson die under age, then the land to go to his brothers, Samuel, William and Philip, when 21.
Grandsons: Mathias, Samuel, Joseph, William and Philip Denman, rest of above tract of land. Son, Samuel, £31 that he owes me.
Son, Philip, is to give to Hannah, 10 bushels of corn, and 15 of buckwheat, and she is to have the use of the east room, and apples for summer use in her family, as long as she remains Jacob Denman's widow.
Daughter, Abigail Woodruff, a bed, etc.
My eldest daughter, Mary Pierson, rest of beds, etc.
Sons, Joseph and Mathias, my apparel.
Executors—brother, Thomas Denman, and my friend, Samuel Brooks.
Witnesses—John Denman, Cornelius Swain, Jacob Swain.
Will Proved: 10 April 1780. Lib 21 p. 204.[5] Meehan-411 26 Dec 2019.

Children of Philip Denman and (1) Sarah Crane:

1. Joseph Denman (b 1735 - 21 Oct 1819) married about 1756 his cousin (1) Catherine Townley, daughter of Effingham Townley and Rebecca Crane, the sister of Sarah Crane, Joseph's mother. The Townley ancestors came from England in 1683. and were connected with Sir George Carteret. Colonial Secretary of New Jersey. Joseph and (1) Catherine had eight children. a. Child Denman died young. b. Child Denman died young. c. Matthias Denman (b 27 Feb 1760 NJ - d 8 Sep 1838 in Licking Co., OH at 78y); married circa 1781 to Rhoda Elston d. Catherine Nancy Denman married circa 1777 to Stephen Badgley. e. Samuel Denman f. Joseph Denman (b 1767) married 1788 to Sarah Willis. Joseph Denman died on August 1, 1845 at Miami County, Ohio at 78y. g. Sarah Denman married Abram Miller and they had three children. h. William Denman married Phebe Woodruff and had seven children. (1) David, born in 1792; (2) Joseph Denman, in 1794; (3) Aaron C. Denman in 1796; (4) Elizabeth Denman in 1798; (5) Jennie Denman 1800; (6) Luther Denman 1804; (7) William Parsill Denman1806.

After the death of Catherine in 1774, Joseph married again. Joseph married in 1778 to (2) Sarah Woodruff, the sister of his brother Philip's second wife, Abigail Woodruff. Sarah (Woodruff) Denman died in about ten months leaving no child. After her death, Joseph married to (3) unknown widow, there were no children by this third wife. Joseph married (4) Sarah Woolley, sister of Col. Abram Woolley. Joseph and (4) Sarah had no children.

2. Mary Denman (circa 1735 - ????) married 22 Oct 1758 in New Jersey to 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 descendants still living. a. Abigail Mary Pierson married a Scotchman, William Drennan, and they had a daughter. (1) Mary Drennan (b 1814) married Lowell Fletcher of Boston, MA. They had nine children. Lowell and Mary moved to Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio with their entire family. Lowell Fletcher died in 1832.

3. Jacob Denman (1739-1777) married Hannah Hoel on 25 May 1773.
a. Major Denman

4. Abigail Denman (circa 1749-after 1778) married 4 June 1869 in Elizabethtown, Union Co., NJ to Nehemiah Woodruff.

5. Philip / Phillip Denman (1749-10 January 1825 Union Co., NJ) married 1771 to (1) Sarah Brookfield; married 5 Dec 1781 to (2) Abigail Woodruff.

6. Mathias Denman (13 Feb 1751-24 Jan 1841 Union Co., NJ; married 15 Dec 1770 NJ to Phebe Baldwin; married 1805 to Abigail Woodruff;

7. William Denman (1752-1819); married circa 1767 at Hanover, Morris Co., NJ to Prudence Bedford. William at Morrow, Ohio is buried there in the Wayne Baptist Cemetery,

8. Samuel Denman (1753-1782) married 9 Dec 1777 to Elizabeth Acan. Samuel Denman died at Litchfield, Litchfield Co., CT.


  1. The Denman Family
  2. Stonehouse and Related Families [1]
  3. Harris, Mrs. Harriet N., "Denman Family History: From the Earliest Authentic Records Down to the Present Time." The Glendale News, 1913 [2]
  4. Harris, Mrs. Harriet N., "Denman Family History: From the Earliest Authentic Records Down to the Present Time." The Glendale News, 1913 [3]
  5. Calendar of NJ Wills [4]


  • WikiTree profile Denman-57 created through the import of Godfrey non-living.ged on Jun 14, 2011 by Jim Godfrey.

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Denman-57 and Denman-9 appear to represent the same person because: Same name, dates and parents
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Denman-26 and Denman-9 appear to represent the same person because: Same name and parents.
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