Daniel, I am descended from David Dennis b. abt 1805, Maryland. David probably was from the William Dennis family in Spenser Twp., Guernsey Co., Ohio, abt. 1810.William's place of birth is variously listed as Maryland or New Jersey, but his children were all born either in Maryland or in Ohio. I believe your Samuel Dennis is connected to that family, but I am not sure how. Do you have the names of Samuel's parents and/or siblings?