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Jesse Dennis 2nd married Margaret Ann Barton and they moved from a farm near Roy's Station in Wantage, NJ to Sadsbury Township near Evansburg (Conneaut Lake), PA in 1834. He died May 24, 1877 at the age of 85 years, 7 months. His wife Margaret died Sept. 20, 1854, aged 57 years and 4 months.

 
Obituary for Jesse Dennis 2nd
From Meadville Journal May 31, 1877

Death of an old citizen, May 24 - Jessie Dennis died at his residence in Sadsbury Township in the 87th year of his age. His remains were buried Sat, in the cemetery near Evansburg. (This is the abandoned Barber Cemetery, where Jesse, his wife Margaret, and daughter Margaret are all buried) The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Wick of Evansburg, a large concourse of citizens being in attendance to pay the last tribute of respect to a departed friend. The grandparents of Mr. Dennis were Quakers. They came to this country with Wm. Penn and settled in Quakertown near Philadelphia. Jesse Dennis, the father of the deceased, removed from Quakertown to Sussex Co., N.J. where he lived during the Revolutionary War. His family consisted of six boys, of which the deceased was next to the youngest. He removed to this county in 1834 and has since that time lived on the farm where he died."


Jesse's gravestone, Barber Cemetery
Conneaut Lake, PA

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Martha Dennis Williams McQuiston
  (Daughter of Jesse Dennis 2nd and Widow of Ezra Williams and Murdock McQuiston)

Obituary
  From Meadville Evening Republican

  Thursday, January 31, 1901

Martha's Gravestone
Lakeview Cemetery, Conneaut Lake, PA


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 

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Alternate Genealogy for Dennis Line

Apparently there were two Joseph Dennises who lived around the same time. One was the son of Jonathan Dennis and Rachel Moore, while the other was the son of John Dennis, Jr. and Rachel Hull. Some sources say that our Joseph Dennis I was the son of John Dennis, Jr. and Rachel Hull, as shown below. Either way, the Dennis line goes back to the original Robert Dennis of Yarmouth, MA.

1  ROBERT DENNIS      d: 1697 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co, NJ
.  +Mary  
.  2  Charles Dennis  
.  2  JOHN DENNIS b: Bef.1643 in Yarmouth, MA d:May 08,1689 in Woodbridge, NJ
....  +Sarah Bloomfield    m: December 18, 1668
....  3  JOHN DENNIS, JR.  b: September 09, 1669    d: Abt. 1702
.......  +Rachel Hull  b: July 09, 1676  m: April 08, 1694
.......  4  Eunice Dennis  b: December 29, 1694
.......  4  JOSEPH DENNIS I  b: May 08, 1697 d: Abt.1770 in Sussex Co.,NJ
..........  5  Ezekial Dennis  
..........  5  John Dennis  
..........  5  Nathaniel Dennis  
..........  5  [1] JOSEPH DENNIS II  b: Abt. 1725 in Bucks Co, PA
..............    d: 1787 in Wantage, Sussex Co, NJ
.............  +[2] Hannah Lewis  b: February 05, 1729/30 in Richland Tp, Bucks Co, PA
.................  m: May 20, 1752 in Bucks Co, PA  d: 1799 in Greenwich?, Cumberland Co, NJ
.............  6  [3] Anne Dennis  
.............  6  [4] Ezekiel Dennis  
.............  6  [5] Hannah Dennis  
.............  6  [6] Joseph Dennis  
.............  6  [7] Lewis Dennis  
.............  6  [8] Sarah Dennis  
.............  6  [9] JESSE DENNIS  b: January 30, 1755 in Quakertown, Bucks Co, PA 
......................   d: September 27, 1802 in Wantage, Sussex Co, NJ
................  +[10] Ann Schooley  
.............  *2nd Wife of [9] Jesse Dennis:  
................  +[11] Martha McCoy  b: May 07, 1760 in Wantage?, Sussex Co, NJ
....................... m: May 16, 1787 in Quaker Ceremony in Sussex Co, NJ
......................  d: January 21, 1849 in Sussex Co., NJ
................  7  [12] John Dennis  
................  7  [13] Joseph Dennis  
................  7  [14] Louis Dennis  
................  7  [15] Nathaniel Dennis  
................  7  [16] JESSE DENNIS II  b: October 18, 1791 in Wantage, Sussex Co, NJ
.........................    d: May 24, 1877 in Conneaut Lake,Sadsbury Tsp, Crawford Co, PA
...................  +[17] Margaret Ann Barton  b: in Branchville?, NJ    d: in Crawford Co, PA
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Jonathan Dennis married Rachel Moores, daughter of Samuel Moores and Mary Illsley.
 

from THE PIONEERS OF MASSACHUSETTS

ILLSLEY,  William, shoemaker, ae. 26, came In the Confidence April 11, 1638. Settled at Newbury; propr., juryman. One of the witnesses to the will of John Cheney 5 (4) 1666. Wife Barbara. Ch. Mary, (m. Samuel  Moore,) Elisha, John b. 11 Sept. 1641, William b. 23 Feb. 1647, Joseph b. 3 Oct. 1649, Isaac b. 23 June, 1652, Sara b. 8 Aug. 1655, (m. Samuel Hale,) a son b. and d. 1658. He d. July 22, 1681; will dated Feb. 26, 1679, prob. July 28, 1681, beq. to wife Barbary, sons John, Joseph, Isaac, Elisha and William; to Samuel Moores, husband of Mary, and Samuel Hale, husband of Sarah I.; to  the wife and ch. of son John.