With Notices of His Father and Brothers, and Some Account of Other Denisons who Settled in America in the Colony Times
This genealogy, originally published in 1881, records over 6,000 descendants of Captain George Denison, of Stonington, Connecticut. It is speculated that Capt. Denison was born in 1618 and that he arrived in Roxbury, Connecticut, with his mother, father and brothers in 1631. Upon the death of his first wife, Denison traveled to England to serve under Cromwell in the Army of the Parliament. He served with distinction but was wounded in battle and forced to retire from the field. While recuperating, he became acquainted with his nurse, Ann Borodell, whom he married and brought back to Connecticut, this time settling in Stonington. He is remembered in the region as a brilliant Indian-fighter (likened to a Scottish highlander for his boldness and ferocity in battle) as well as an honored public official. The bulk of the text follows the lines of Capt. Denison’s three sons: John, George and William, but includes a great deal of information on the families of his six daughters. An informative appendix provides a biographical and historical sketch of Capt. Denison and John Denison (including reprints of their wills), and a genealogy for Major General Daniel Denison. An informative appendix provides a biographical and historical sketch of Capt. Denison and John Denison and additional genealogies for Major General Daniel Denison, Daniel Denison, Robert Denison, George Dennison and a number of other families received by the compilers too late for inclusion in the main body of the text. The text is further enhanced by two indices of full names, one listing Denisons and the other hidden names. Also included is a facsimile of the Denison coat of arms.
John Denison Baldwin and William Clift
(1881, 1999), 2013, 5½x8½, paper, indices, 436 pp.