Our family line.
JOSIAH DENNIS was born 1813 in Tennessee and was a farmer. He married SARAH "Sally" WHITTENBERG who was born in 1817 in Illinois. Their children were:
NANCY DENNIS born 1836, Illinois.
GEORGE N. DENNIS born 1838, Illinois.
JEREMIAH THOMAS DENNIS (my great, great grandfather) born June 29,1840 in Springfield, Illinois.
HENRY L. DENNIS born 1846(?),Illinois.
JULIA E. DENNIS born 1849(?),Illinois.
JEREMIAH "Jerry" THOMAS DENNIS -born June 29, 1840 Springfield, Illinois.
-married ROSA (or Rose) GILBERT who died in 1863-64 in Michigan or Richview, Illinois. Dept. of Interior April 10, 1923: "soldier alleges a prior marriage and tht said wife died in Michigan in 1864."
-married SARAH "Sallie" ODELL (?) TUCKER (married name)age 18, by Justice of the Peace DIDAMUS LEWIS in Pulaski County (Littel Rock) Arkansas on March 25, 1866.
-Sarah's sister was LOUISIANNA TIMBERLAKE born in Missouri 1848.
-Sarah was married to JOHN TUCKER in 1864. He was a Confederate solider who was killed in Arkansas by "Bush Whackers," according to LOUSIANNA TIMBERLAKE. They had no children. Dept. of Interior (April 10, 1923): "alleges a prior husband (in GSA who was killed prior to 1866 and she files testimony of her sister to verify the allegation."
-Military records at age 23, Jeremiah was: "Height: 5'6", Hair: Dark, Eyes: Blue, Complexion: Dark, Occupation: Farmer:Native Illinois."
-Jeremiah and Sally Dennis children: GEORGE DENNIS, born September 17, 1868 ALLEN JOHN DENNIS, born October 13, 1874 (my great grandfather) CLYDE DENNIS, born August 24, 1880. ADDIE DENNIS, born October 16, 1883 OTTO DENNIS, born October 6, 1886
JEREMIAH DENNIS enlisted as a private in Company K 21st Regiment Iowa on August 7, 1862 in the Civil War.
-discharged disability: January 21, 1863 at Houston, Missouri.
-Reenlisted December 21,1863 "in the military service of Company B 62 Regmiment, Illinois Volunteers" and was "honorably discharged at Little Rock, Arkansas on the 6th Day of March, 1866."
-suffered the "loss of left hand and injury to my left knee."
"Two years ago my hand was injured in a cotton gin as a result of the injury, I have no use of the hand. It is my left hand. My knee was injured about seven months ago. I was laid up at about a month. It troubles me at times.
Upon examination we find the following objective conditions: Pulse rate: 80, respiration: 21, temperature 99, height 5 feet 8 inches, weight 129 pounds, age 51 years. General appearance healthy. The left hand has been cut in cotton gin. The index and middle fingers and thumb are atrophic. All joints of hand are auchylosed. Hand feels cold and clamy. The hand is of no use. Forearm of left side is atrophiced otherwise no disabilities exist. PS..There is a roughness under the left pathea and he claims at times there is a partial dislocation of same the ligaments seem relaxed. He is in our opinion entitled to a 17/18 rating for disability caused by injury to hand and injury to knee."....November 4, 1891.
-had an "Irreduciable Inguinal Hernia" on September 21 1921.
-died 4:20 a.m. Febuary 24, 1922 of Interstatial Nephritis (had it two years).
-buried with wife Sally at National Cemetary in San Antonio, Texas.
I believe his sister Nancy married a JAMES HATCHER. They were neighbors and when the Hatchers moved to Iowas James took Nancy with him as his wife. The 1860 Iowa census lists a Dennis male living with James and Nancy Dennis. This Dennis was Jeremiah. James and Nancy went to Nebraska about 1880- 85. I do have them on the 1885 state census for Dodge County, Nebraska. The HATCHERS, LOWES, DENNIS, FARMER and WHITTENBERGS in this census are related by intermarriage and children.
1850 Census of Washington County, Illinois:
NANCY J HATCHER 7 Female b-IL
ELLEN V HATCHER 5 Female b-IL
CHARLES R HATCHER 6 months Male b-IL
JOSIAH DENNIS 37 Male Farmer b-TN
SALLY W DENNIS 33 Female b-IL
NANCY A DENNIS 14 Female b-IL
GEORGE N DENNIS 12 Male b-IL
JEREMIAH T DENNIS 10 Male b-IL
HENRY L DENNIS 4 Male b-IL
JULIA E 1 Female b-IL
DAVID W WHITTENBERG 30 Male Farmer b-IL
MARY A WHITTENBERG 30 Female b-IL
HENRY W WHITTENBERG 8 Male b-IL
SARAH M WHITTENBERG 5 Female b-IL
GEORGE S WHITTENBERG 3 Male b-IL
NANCY J WHITTENBERG 7 months Female b-IL
SALLY DENNIS was born in Missouri on January 29, 1848.
-her father was born in Vermont, mother in Missouri.
-Jerry and Sally moved to Floresville, Texas from Arkansas in 1877.
-they also lived at 1332 San Fernando Street in San Antonio.
-after his death, Sally moved to 1702 Nogalitos Street, San Antonio.
-Sally lived at Hacienda, Uvalde County in March 1923. She was paid a widows pension of $30 per month, until July 30, 1928 at which time it was raised to $40.
-her Accrured Pension form Certificate #815663 was signed March 31, 1863 by A.C. DUNNE.
-she lived at 735 Main Street, South San Antonio, on November 8, 1940. This is according to a Change of Name or Address Notice, Veterans Administration on that date.
-died on October 19, 1942 in San Antonio.
Jerry and Sally son:
ALLEN JOHN DENNIS (my great grandfather) was born October 13, 1874 in Little Rock, Arkansas.
-died January 4, 1956 in San Antonio, Texas.
-was the father of JACK L.DENNIS (my grandfather), LESLIE "BILL" DENNIS, BURT, WILBUR, CALVIN, HAZEL, EMMETT and ODELL.
JACK L.DENNIS, Sr. was born September 6, 1906 in Houston, Texas.
-died 1975 in San Antonio, Texas.
-married to MILDRED AMANDA TOPPING (my grandmother)
-children: MILDRED "TOOTSIE" DENNIS married to MARVIN HENRY HEPWORTH, --children: LINDA, KAREN, MARVIN JR, ROGER, BARBIE, WALTER JACK L. DENNIS, JR., married to BERYL --children: JAMES EARL DENNIS, MICHAEL ALLEN DENNIS, DAVID BRYAN DENNIS second marriage to EVELYN --children: ANNIE MARIE DENNIS SANDERS, married to LLOYD SANDERS --children: RANDY, DENNIS, SUSIE LYDIA MAE DENNIS SANDERS, married to SHERMAN MILES SANDERS --children: CAROLYN, CYNTHIA GAYLE, PATTI WALTER ALLEN "CORKY" DENNIS(my father).
WALTER ALLEN DENNIS (my father) was born August 20, 1937 in San Antonio, Texas
-married GERALDINE (mother) December 23, 1954. -United States Air Force 1954-1958
-San Antonio Police Department officer and detective 1959-1979. -United States Marshall 1979-1980.
-United States Coast Guard Reserves.
-father of JACKIE ALLEN DENNIS (me) and BOBBI JEANNE DENNIS SHIPMAN
JACKIE ALLEN DENNIS (me)
-born December 5, 1955 in Symrna, Tennessee.
-married GLENDA FAY DOEBBLER June 17, 1977
-children JENNIFER LYNN DENNIS (January 17, 1981), MARK DANIEL DENNIS (May 13, 1982)
-divorced Glenda in summer of 1983.
-married SHERRY LEANNA OSBORNE (born Febuary 13, 1963) September 19, 1987.
-children JACK OSBORNE DENNIS (November 15,1995), BRADY MORGAN DENNIS (January 13, 1997)
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