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Jonathan DENNIS's parents: Robert DENNIS (1605-1698) and Mary JACKSON (1613- )

Family of Jonathan DENNIS and Rachel MOORE

Husband: Jonathan DENNIS (1652-1720)
Wife: Rachel MOORE (1660?-aft1720)
Children: Elizabeth DENNIS (1678- )
Mary DENNIS (1682- )
Rachel DENNIS (1683- )
Jonathan DENNIS (1685-1715)
Joseph DENNIS (1687-1770)
Charles DENNIS (1689- )
Sarah DENNIS (1689- )
Hannah DENNIS (1691- )
Philip DENNIS (aft1699-1768)
Marriage 14 Mar 1677 Woodbridge, Middlesex, New Jersey, USA 1

Husband: Jonathan DENNIS

Name: Jonathan DENNIS 2,3
Sex: Male
Father: Robert DENNIS (1605-1698)
Mother: Mary JACKSON (1613- )
Birth 1652 Cohansey, Salem, New Jersey, USA 2
Death (1) Apr 1720 (age 67-68) Woodbridge, Middlesex, New Jersey, USA 4
Death (2) 31 May 1720 (age 67-68) Woodbridge, Middlesex, New Jersey, USA 2
Death (3) 31 May 1720 (age 67-68) 2

Wife: Rachel MOORE

Name: Rachel MOORE 1,5
Sex: Female
Father: Samuel MOORE (1630-1688)
Mother: Mary ILSLEY (1638?-1678)
Birth (1) 1660 (app) Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA 2,5
Birth (2) bef 1670
Death (1) aft 1720 (age 59-60) 2
Death (2) aft 1720 (age 59-60)

Child 1: Elizabeth DENNIS

Name: Elizabeth DENNIS 6
Sex: Female
Birth 8 Jan 1678 Woodbridge, Middlesex, New Jersey, USA 7

Child 2: Mary DENNIS

Name: Mary DENNIS 8
Sex: Female
Birth 7 Apr 1682 Woodbridge, Middlesex, New Jersey, USA 7

Child 3: Rachel DENNIS

Name: Rachel DENNIS 9
Sex: Female
Birth 30 Oct 1683 Woodbridge, Middlesex, New Jersey, USA 7

Child 4: Jonathan DENNIS

Name: Jonathan DENNIS 10,11
Sex: Male
Spouse: Sarah CLOWES ( - )
Birth 29 Jan 1685 Woodbridge, Middlesex, New Jersey, USA 12
Occupation Yeoman
Death 1715 (age 29-30) Cohansey, Salem, New Jersey, USA

Child 5: Joseph DENNIS

Name: Joseph DENNIS 13,14
Sex: Male
Birth 18 Feb 1687 Woodbridge, Middlesex, New Jersey, USA 12
Residence 25 May 1753 (age 66) MIddletown, Monmouth, New Jersey, USA 15
Death 1770 (age 82-83) Sussex Co., N.J. 16

Child 6: Charles DENNIS

Name: Charles DENNIS 17,18
Sex: Male
Spouse: Rebecca WALLING ( -aft1721)
Birth 4 Jan 1689

Child 7: Sarah DENNIS

Name: Sarah DENNIS 19
Sex: Female
Birth 4 Jan 1689

Child 8: Hannah DENNIS

Name: Hannah DENNIS 20
Sex: Female
Birth 26 Jan 1691 Woodbridge, Middlesex, New Jersey, USA 12

Child 9: Philip DENNIS

Name: Philip DENNIS 21
Sex: Male
Spouse: Lucy UNKNOWN ( - )
Birth aft 1699 22
Death May 1768 (age 68-69) Woodbridge, Middlesex, New Jersey, USA

Sources

1Patty Barthell Myers, "Ancestors and Descendants of Lewis Ross Freeman" (Name: 1995;). p. 653.
http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/u?/FH12,35923.
2Ancestry.com, "One World Tree (sm)" (Name: Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., n.d.;). Text From Source: Online publication - Ancestry.com. OneWorldTree [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc.
www.ancestry.com.
3Charles E. Stickney, "Jesse Dennis of Sussex County, N.J. and his descendants, ..." (1904 by Wantage Recorder Office in Sussex). p. 11.
Text From Source: Jonathan Dennis 1st of New Jersey.

Jonathan Dennis, son of Robert, 1st, married Rachel, danghter of Samuel Moore, of Woodbridge. Children: Elizabeth, b. Jan. 8th. 1678; Mary, b. April 7th, 1682: Rachel, b. Oct. 30th 1683; Jonathan 2d, b. Jan, 29, 1685-6: Joseph. b. Feb, 18th, 1687-8; Charles and Sarah, twins, b. Jan. 4th, 1689-90; Hannah, b, Jan. 26. 1691-2. He deeded away lands in Woodbridge Feb. 25th, 1684, hence was of age at that date.

His will (vol. 2. p. 160, Records in Trenton, dated Aug. 9th, 1719 (no date to probate, but he is alleged to have died in 1719), gives to "Rachel, my wife," "to my son, Philip, when be becomes 21 years of age." "If he dies without issue, then to go to my son, Charles." Gives sons, Samuel and Charles, 20s. each. From this it appears that he had two additional children Philip and Samuel to the list first above given.
4"New Jersey Archive". p. 134.
Text From Source: 1719 Aug. 9. Dennes, Jonathan, of Cohansey, Salem Co., yeoman; will of.
Wife Rachel. Sons Phillep, Charles and Samuel. Real and personal estate. Executors the wife and son Phillep. Witnesses Richard Brick, Rachel Craven, Peter Fitchrandolph.
Proved May 31, 1720.
Lib. 2, p. 160

1720 April 28. Inventory of the personal estate, 186.7; incl. 150 bushels of wheat 18.15; made by Thomas Craven and Enoch Moore.
5Edmund West, comp, "Family Data Collection - Births" (Name: Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2001;). Text From Source: Online publication - Edmund West, comp.. Family Data Collection - Births [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2001.
www.ancestry.com.
6Reverand Joseph Dally, "Woodbridge and Vicinity" (Name: A.E. Gordon; New Brunswick, N.J.; 1873;). p. 325.
Text From Source: Elizabeth Dennes Daughter to Jonathan Dennes and Rachel his wife Born ye 8th of January 1678.
7Ibid. p. 325.
8Ibid. p. 325.
Text From Source: Mary Dennes Daughter to Jonathan Dennes and rachel his wife Born ye 7th of April 1682.
9Ibid. p. 325.
Text From Source: Rachel Dennes Daughter to Jonathan Dennes and Rachel his wife Born ye 30th of Octr 1683.
10Patty Barthell Myers, "Ancestors and Descendants of Lewis Ross Freeman" (Name: 1995;). pp. 668-669.
Text From Source: 31. JONATHAN DENNIS (Rachel2 Moore, Samuel1). b. Woodbridge 29 Jan 1685/6 (VR); d. 1715; m. Sarah Clowes, who m/2 Richard Smith, who d. 1740. Sarah was d/o William Clowes of Alloways Creek, whose will made 6 Feb 1716/17, proved 13 Mar 1716/17, mentions daughter Sarah Dinnis, and grandchildren Rachel and Sarah Dinnis. Executor was daughter Mary with assistance of John Paine. Richard Smith was one of the witnesses. (N.J. Arch., 23:98.) Richard Smith was sole executor and principal heir of John Paine of Alloways Creek, Salem Co., whose will dated 20 Sept 1726, proved 18 Apr 1727, names Richard's daughters-in-law [step-daughters] Sarah and Rachel Dennis, both under 20. (N.J. Arch., 23:350.)

1715 July 27. Denis, Dennis, Jonathan, junior, of Cohansie, Salem Co., weaver; will of. Wife Sarah, sole heiress and executrix of real and personal estate, with legacies to daughters Rachel and Sarah. Witnesses - Noah Wheaten, Peter Fitchrandolph, Jane Fitzrandolph, John Roberts, and Rebeckah Denis. Proved 16 Aug 1715. Inventory of the personal estate, 235.19.4-1/4, incl. a negro woman 22.10, and "Dangerously dew to the Estate by accounts" 36.10; made 18 Aug 1715. (N.J. Arch., 23:133.)

1740, Feb --. Smith, Richard, Esq., of Elsinborough, Salem Co.; will of. Sons -- John, the plantation (600 acres) called Amblebery that I live on, excepting what I shall hereafter dispose of; also 12 acres in Salem, Richard (not 21), the plantation (220 acres) that was formerly John Pain's, of Alloways Creek; also 150 acres of the plantation Ambleberry; and Merriman (not 21), the plantatIon (400 acres) that George Trenchard (lived of ?), deceased, situate in Alloways Creek. Daughters -- Mary, lot in Salem adjoining the house lot of Edward Test at Margate's lane (so-called); Grace, 4 acres in Salem, on the road to Alloways Creek Bridge, that Daniel Smith lives on. My daughters [step-daughters], Rachel and Sarah Dennis, shall share with the above named heirs in all the lands and profits due me from my right in Patomack, in the province of Virginia. Sons and above unmarried daughters shall share equally in the lands at Cohansey or elsewhere, depending between myself, John Wright and Clement Hall; also said daughters, Mary and Grace Smith, at 18 or marriage, to have 200. Negroes allotted. Executors -- sons, John and Richard, dau., Mary. Witnesses -- Andrew Gardiner, Jos. Clowes, Edmund Winder. Proved 11 Mar 1740. (N.J. Arch., 30:442.)

1740, March 11. Letters granted to John and Mary Smith (Quakers), Richard Smith being 13 years old (ibid.).

1740, 1 mo. (Mar.), 20 da. Inventory (1073.10.11.1.2) includes negroes. Sharper, 20; Franck, 40; Phillis, 30; Dick, 17; Dinah, 10; cattle and sheep, 104.16.
Appraisers -- Samuel Abbott, Thomas HIll (ibid.).
108 i Rachel Dennis, under 20 in 1726.
109 ii Sarah Dennis, under 20 in 1726.
http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/u?/FH12,35923.
11Reverand Joseph Dally, "Woodbridge and Vicinity" (Name: A.E. Gordon; New Brunswick, N.J.; 1873;). p. 326.
Text From Source: Jonathan Dennes Son to Jonathan Dennes and Rachel his wife Born ye 29th of January 1685.
12Ibid. p. 326.
13Patty Barthell Myers, "Ancestors and Descendants of Lewis Ross Freeman" (Name: 1995;). p. 669.
Text From Source: 33. JOSEPH DENNIS (Rachel2 Moore, Samuel1), b. Woodbridge 18 Feb 1687 (VR); removed to Bucks Co., Pa., and then returned to Sussex Co., N.J., where he d. 1770.

1767, Sept. 29. Dennis, Joseph, Sr., of Sussex Co., will of. Sons, Joseph and Ezekiel, all real and personal estate, and they are to pay the following legacies: To son, Nathaniel, 130; son, John, 2. Executors - sons, Joseph and Ezekiel.
Witnesses - Hugh Hagerty, Joseph Barton, Patrick Haggerty. Proved 7 Apr 1770. (N.J. Arch., 33:113.)
110 i Joseph Dennis.
111 ii Ezekiel Dennis.
112 iii Nathaniel Dennis.
iv John Dennis
http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/u?/FH12,35923.
14Reverand Joseph Dally, "Woodbridge and Vicinity" (Name: A.E. Gordon; New Brunswick, N.J.; 1873;). p. 326.
Text From Source: Joseph Dennes Son of Jonathan Dennes was born ye 18th day of February 1687.
15"New Jersey Archive". vol 19, p. 156.
Text From Source: To BE SOLD,

A Plantation in the Bounds of Middletown, East-New-Jersey, near the Water Side ; containing about 150 Acres of Land, 6 Acres of Salt Meadow, a new Dwelling-House 40 Foot long, with two Brick-Chimneys, three Fire-Places, a good Cellar under it, a small Orchard, a good old House, within Call of two Grist-Mills, and two Saw-Mills ; convenient for any Tradesman, and very suitable for a Merchant; to be sold reasonable : Whoever has a Mind for the same, may apply to Joseph Dennis, living on the Premisses, or James Alexander, in New-York, who will give a good Title.

The N. Y. Gazette Revived in the Weekly Post Boy, May 25, 1752.
16Patty Barthell Myers, "Ancestors and Descendants of Lewis Ross Freeman" (Name: 1995;). p. 669.
http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/u?/FH12,35923.
17Reverand Joseph Dally, "Woodbridge and Vicinity" (Name: A.E. Gordon; New Brunswick, N.J.; 1873;). p.326.
Text From Source: Charles Dennes and Sarah Dennes Son and Daughter to Jonathan Dennes and Rachel his wife Born ye 4th of January 1689.
18Patty Barthell Myers, "Ancestors and Descendants of Lewis Ross Freeman" (Name: 1995;). P. 669.
Text From Source: 33. CHARLES DENNIS (Rachel2 Moore, Samuel1), b. 4 Jan 1689/90 (twin); m/1 Rebecca Walling d. after 4 Apr 1721, d/o Jonathan; m/2 Priscilla (-----) (Cresse) Ludlam, wid/John Cresse and Anthony Ludlam. Charles was mentioned in his father's will.

Will of Jonathan Walling of Bethel, Salem Co., N.J., yeoman, made 18 July 1719, proved 4 Apr 1721, names daughter Rebecah, "wife of Charles Dennis," who is one of the executors of that will. Other children of Jonathan Walling mentioned were John, Thomas, Elias, Mary, wife of Dan Bowfin, and Phebe. (N.J. Arch., 23:488.)

Charles Dennis was a witness to the will of his brother-in-law John Walling of Cohansey, Salem Co., N.J., and also took the inventory of the estate of John Walling. John's wiIl was made 1 Jun 1743, proved 25 Apr 1745. (N.J. Arch., 30:511).

1747, Jany, 9. Dennes, Charles, of Cape May, Cape May Co., gentleman; will of.
Wife, Priscilla. Sons-in-law [step-eons], John Cresse (minor) and Joseph Ludlam. Son, Charles Dennis, to have plantation at Cohansey, Salem County, at the upper end of the place called Beacken's Neck, joining land of Nehemiah Craven and land of Jonathan Stathern.
Executors -- brother, Phillip Dennis, and Charles Davis.
Witnesses -- Henry Young, John Mackey and Elizabeth Mackey.
Proved 16 May 1749. Letters granted to Philip Dennis in Cumberland Co.
Inventory, 136.13.9, made 15 May 1749 by Henry Young and Joseph Ludlam. (N.J. Arch., 30:140.)
114 i Charles Dennis.
http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/u?/FH12,35923.
19Reverand Joseph Dally, "Woodbridge and Vicinity" (Name: A.E. Gordon; New Brunswick, N.J.; 1873;). p. 326.
Text From Source: Charles Dennes and Sarah Dennes Son and Daughter to Jonathan Dennes and Rachel his wife Born ye 4th of January 1689.
20Ibid. p. 326.
Text From Source: Hannah Dennes Daughter of Jonathan Dennes and Rachel his wife Born December ye 21st 1698.
21Patty Barthell Myers, "Ancestors and Descendants of Lewis Ross Freeman" (Name: 1995;). p. 670.
Text From Source: 37. PHILIP DENNIS (Rachel2 Moore, Samuel 1), d. early 1768; m. Lucy ____. Philip was mentioned in his father's will and in 1749 was an executor of the will of his brother Charles. Lucy was probably d/o Joseph Bacon of Greenwich Twp., Cumberland Co., who d. interstate 1758 and whose inventory was made by Philip Dennis and Charles Davis.

On 22 Mar 1758 bond was given to his widow, Margaret Bacon, as administrix, with Philip Dennis and Charles Davis both of Greenwich Twp., fellowbondsmen. (N.J. Arch., 32:19.)

Will of Margaret Bacon of Greenwich Twp., Cumberland Co., made 21 Jan 1769, proved 21 Mar 1769, does not name daughter Lucy. She probably already had her share. Witnesses were Prudence Dennis, Sarah Dennis PPlhuimlipp EDnecnrnusist Inventory of
Margaret'ss estate made 20 Mar 1769 by Benjamin Tyler and Philip Dennis. (N.J. Arch., 33:23.)

1767, May 1. Dennis, Philip of Greenwich Twsp., Cumberland Co.; wIll of Wife, Lucy, a case of drawers that was left to her by her father, also her share of personal estate. Son, Philip, my plantation where I live, except what I give to my son, Jonathan. Son, Jonathan, the northeast corner of saId plantation. WIfe and two daughters, Prudence and Elizabeth Dennis, rest of personal. Daughter, Grace Bowen, 20. Daughter, Rachel Smith, 5. Executors - wife, and son, Philip. WItnesses - Ebeneezer Miller, Mark Reeve, John Sheppard. Proved 28 May 1768. Inventory, 295.19.10, made 25 May 1768. (N.J. Arch., 33:113-14.)
115 i Philip Dennis.
116 ii Jonathan Dennis.
117 iii Grace Dennis, m. ____ Bowen.
118 iv Rachel Dennis, m. ____Smith.
119 v Prudence Dennis.
120 vi Elizabeth Dennis.
http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/u?/FH12,35923.
22Charles E. Stickney, "Jesse Dennis of Sussex County, N.J. and his descendants, ..." (1904 by Wantage Recorder Office in Sussex). p. 11.

 

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