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John Densmore (abt. 1749 - bef. 1850)

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John Densmore
Born about in Northern Irelandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married about in Newport, Hants Co.,
Descendants descendants
Died before [location unknown]
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Categories: Hants County, Nova Scotia.


John Densmore


His father was the original grantee at Newport N.S. from Tiverton, RI and Dartmouth, Mass. This John Densmore may have been the man of that name who in May 1776 was shown as John Densmore, tailor in Windsor N.S. who leased a farm from Michael Francklin of Halifax, N.S. The farm consisted of 24 acres and an island in the marsh lots of Windsor. The lease was to be based on the "Longest liver of John Densmore's daughter Elizabeth and his son William". This lease was transferred to Richard Nesbitt of Windsor, N.S. on April 3, 1778, (HCReg.BK.3/346). The traditional list of John Densmore's family does not include a daughter named Elizabeth nor a son William and for this reason there is the possibility that the man who leased the Francklin farm may have been a brother of James Densmore. John Densmore inherited under his father's will "that part of farm I purchased from Cornelius Potter with buildings - lies on south side of the road." (Research):HEN-30, DEN-1, HEN-53, MCL-1


James Dunsmore and Letitia Moore

Spouse and Children:

Lydia Mosher m. ABT 1765 Newport, Hants Co., N.S.
  1. John Densmore
  2. James Densmore
  3. Frank Densmore
  4. Mary Densmore
  5. Samuel Densmore
  6. Nicholas Densmore
  7. Jenny Densmore
  8. Olive Densmore
  9. Letitia Densmore
  10. Lydia Densmore
  11. Amy Densmore



  • [S117] Harvie.

[S82] Hennigar.

[S50] Rawdon/Douglas, John Victor Duncanson, p. 166 (Reliability: 3), 19 Apr 2013.

[S50] Rawdon/Douglas, John Victor Duncanson, Pg. 166, 251 (Reliability: 3), 22 Jan 2006.

[S105] Newport, Nova Scotia a Rhode Island Township, John V. Duncanson, (Mika Publishing Co., Belleville, Ont.: 1985 Reprinted: West Hants Historical Society: 2002), p. 321 (Reliability: 3), 24 Apr 2013.

[S61] Harvie/Harvey Family, Leland H. Harvie, (Sentinel Printing Ltd., Yarmouth, N.S.: 1984), p. 73 (Reliability: 3), 24 Apr 2013.

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On 8 Feb 2017 at 23:29 GMT Sally Stovall wrote:

Densmore-361 and Densmore-16 appear to represent the same person because: Same person after merge

On 27 Feb 2015 at 22:31 GMT J. (Pearson) Salsbery wrote:

Densmore-232 and Densmore-16 appear to represent the same person because: They are the same person.

On 19 Apr 2014 at 02:46 GMT Amy (Hubley) Hubley-Morris wrote:

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John is 16 degrees from Kevin Bacon, 15 degrees from Joseph Broussard, 20 degrees from Helmut Jungschaffer and 16 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II Windsor on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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