TENNISON/ DENNIS Samuel b. 1766 Amherst Co, Virginia d. Aft 1803 Floyd Co, Kentucky: The Dennis-Tennison Family


Male 1766 - Aft 1803  (38 years)

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  • Name TENNISON/ DENNIS Samuel 
    Title 1766 
    Prefix [JS-SM] 
    Born 1766  Amherst Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1803  Floyd Co, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4674  Dennis/Tennison Families | John Sims, son of Henry Tennison
    Last Modified 4 Jan 2021 

    DNA Tests  Test Type=Y-DNA Living
    Test Type=Y-DNA Living

    Father TENNISON/DENNIS John Sims -> [JS]    (B: ca 1725    Maryland)    (D: ca 1791    Amherst Co, VA) 
    Mother TENNISON (Mnu) Ann -> [JSx]    (B: ca 1725    Unk)    (D: ca 1780    Unk) 
    Married bef. 1750 
    Family ID F4450  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family TENNISON (Yocum) Mary -> [JS-SMx]    (B: 5 Jan 1774    Bedford Co, VA)    (D: 28 Sep 1831    Ezel, Morgan Co, KY) 
    Married 18 Feb 1788  Mercer Co, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    +1. DENNIS /Tennison Samuel Yocum[JS-SM.1]B: 28 Feb 1789Morgan Co, KY D: 1846Ezel, Morgan Co, KY
     2. MCCLURE (Tennison) Margaret[JS-SM.2]B: 1790Mercer Co, KY
    +3. DENNIS Mathias Green[JS-SM.3]B: 1798Floyd Co, KY D: 1860Morgan Co, KY
    +4. DENNIS John Yocum[JS-SM.4]B: 28 Feb 1801Mercer Co, KY D: 12 Jan 1879Salt Lick, Bath Co, KY
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2020 
    Family ID F18  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • For many years, the family researchers of Jesse Dennis [b. 1803], searched the lines of a Samuel Dennis in KY. The following line-known as the Samuel Sr. and Samuel Jr., line:
      William Dennis b. 30 Mar. 1714 Cornwall, ENG.
      son- Samuel G. Dennis, Sr. b. 1735 -1829 VA. USA; d. 1820 Morgan Co., KY
      1. Mary Ann Dennis b. 1755 Halifax, VA;
      2. Samuel G. Dennis, Jr. b. 4 Jun. 1757 Amherst Co., VA.; d. 23 Sept. 1820 Franklin Co., KY.
      Our Dennis DNA project has proven the above line not valid as ancestral line of our Jesse Dennis. The Morgan Church records show the following data on a Samuel G Dennis: born 1757 VA; Died 1820 Franklin County KY. The marriage date matches the date of our Samuel's marriage to Mary Yoakum.
      Given what we know about this Samuel Dennis, Jr.s' history, and what DNA evidence has provided, it would seem that this is not possible. If we must assume a Samuel is in our Ancestry, this Samuel born 1766, son of John Sims Dennis is a more accurate selection. We do not know and at this time cannot prove that this Samuel is in fact the father of Jesse Dennis but do know that DNA says the descendants of Jesse belong in to the Dennis /Tennison line.