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From: Don Denny <>
Subject: Re: [DENNEY] Illinois Dennys 1790 - 1850
Date: Fri, 03 Sep 2010 21:48:01 -0500
On 9/2/2010 1:30 PM, Marvin Denny wrote:
> > From the 1850 census, it looks like to me that most were from New England by a
> wide margin. Ancestry.com, of course, makes it difficult to sort the data in
> any logical way so an exact count is hard to make. Wish there were some way to
> get them to simply display the search results in a spreadsheet so that we could
> sort them in ways that make sense.
> From: Barbara Denny George<>
> Sent: Wed, September 1, 2010 7:32:40 PM
> Subject: [DENNEY] Illinois Dennys 1790 - 1850
> Hi Researchers!
> The kids are back in school the weather SHOULD start getting cooler,
> so dig out the genealogy and let's see some action on this list.
> Let's get a discussion going on the Dennys we know that lived in
> Illinois between 1790 and 1850.
> First a little Illinois history.
> In the 1700's, there were some French settlements and a lot of Indian
> villages with some fur traders going back and forth. The Treaty of
> Paris in 1763 ceded the land to Britain who didn't do much with it.
> After the American Revolution the land was part of Virginia until it
> became the Northwest Territory in 1790 where no census was taken.
> It became it's own territory in 1809 and a state in 1818. When the
> Erie Canal opened in 1825 rapid growth took place. A great majority of
> these early pioneers were of English and Scotch-Irish decent who
> previously lived in KY, TN, the Carolinas and VA. They were young
> adults, newlyweds or couples in their late twenties and early
> thirties. Most of them were poor and depended on farming to survive.
> Here are some names I will throw out there to get us started.
> Harden Weatherford Denny b. 1826 Morgan, Illinois. Does anyone know
> his parents or siblings?
> Jacob B. Denny, b. KY, lived in Illinois, married 3 times:
> 1. Martha Jane Youngblood
> 2. Sarah Weatherford
> 3. Jane A. in Arkansas
> Does anyone know his children by any or all of these wives?
> Michael Denny b. 1800 lived in Orego Precinct, Ogle, IL in the 1840's
> married Elizabeth McCormick. Does anyone know more about them?
> Who are other Denney/Dennis/Dennehey/etc. who lived in IL between 1790
> and 1850.
John Denny, father of Arthur & David was the brother of my 5th
GGrandfather. They were the sons of David Denny.
less then $10 is a great read.
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