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Sarah (Hollander) Denman (abt. 1623 - 1682)

Sarah Denman formerly Hollander
Born about in Englandmap [uncertain]
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 1643 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 59 in Long Island, Province of New Yorkmap
Profile last modified | Created 29 Jul 2009
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Sarah (Hollander) Denman was a New Netherland settler.
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Wife of John Denman — married 1643


Died in Long Island, New York

Research Notes

Sarah Stoughton is generally thought to have survived childhood in England and emigrated to Massachusetts Bay with her parents and younger siblings. However, in view of the history of the Stoughtons it is highly unlikely that she was this Sarah Hollander who apparently married John Denman in Long Island, New Netherlands and had a family there. Better parents are needed for Hollander-1. She should be detached from Thomas Stoughton and Margaret Barrett Stoughton, who are not her parents. -- Halsey Bullen

Earlier versions of the profile said she was born in 1620 in "Southampton, Livingston, New York, USA" or about 1623 in South Hampton, Long Island, NY. It is not credible that an English girl was born that early on Long Island, and even less credible that she was born in Livingston County in western New York. I removed those "facts" from the text section and left England as her birthplace in the data fields. I also am removing Ancestry Family Trees. Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: from the list of sources. Her unsourced profile in that Ancestry Tree apparently is where most of the profile errors came from. Smith-62120 20:42, 18 December 2022 (UTC)



  • WikiTree profile Hollander-54 created through the import of FISCUS Family Tree.ged on Jun 6, 2011 by Liisa Small.

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In the DENMAN family history, the sketch of John says his wife was "a Hollander". Notice that he may have married in New Amsterdam, since he settled in Newtown. I think Hollander refers to his wife's nativity rather than her name.

If my memory serves me, the Long Island Historical Society had an index to the early land records of Newtown and I believe there is a clue there as to the identity of John DENMAN's wife. It has been many years since I went there.

posted by W. Hampshire
It's very credible that the "surname" Hollander comes from the misinterpretation of that statement about her origins.

Have you been able to get back to the Historical Society to check the records? If Sarah received land from her family, the land records could be a great clue.

posted by Ellen Smith
Regrettably I have not. My first trip was probably 40 years ago, and more exploratory than serious. I found that index card file, as with all great discoveries, just before closing time. No chance to get any copies, and well before call phone cameras came into existence. But I do recall finding not only "Sarah" as John's wife, but a suggestion that her maiden name may have been Davis, but that is not Dutch, so I don't know. I would never commit that without some further evidence.
posted by W. Hampshire
The Stoughton parents came in with a profile merge several years ago. John Denman's mother was a Stoughton, which may explain how that name got attached to his wife as this woman's parents' name.

The best source I've found to elucidate the basis for this profile is at

That source indicates that John Denman married, apparently in New England (one online tree says they married in Dorchester, Mass.), and his wife's name is unknown. It says that they had three children: John born 1643, married Mary Gano; Philip married and removed to Derby, Conn.; and William died unmarried on Long Island.

I think that's plenty of basis to remove her parents. She probably should be LNAB Unknown, but I'm not interested in doing more research at the moment.

PS - The 1913 book about the Denman family also indicates her as "name not on record":

posted by Ellen Smith
If her maiden name was Hollander, why is she daughter of a Stoughton?

Where is the source for the identity of the wife of John Denman?

posted by Jillaine Smith
Hollander-54 and Hollander-1 appear to represent the same person because: they were in an unmerged match & the New Netherland Settlers Approval System ( now has them marked "Green" (NNS Category) and "Orange" (Merge Pending), indicating that the two are ready to be merged. Thanks!
posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett

Rejected matches › Sarah Barbara Hollander