The posting below was put on the Dennis Family Forum Page some time ago. I did a "copy and paste" so it is exactly as posted. I have tried to find out where I can locate a copy of the records below but have had no luck in getting the answer from the person who posted it. If anyone has any idea where I can get a copy or where it is located, please let me know. The Susan Dennis Shaw at the bottom is my great grandmother. ********************************************* From the Genealogical Records of the Shaw Family FHCH#8240 "Elias and Mathilda Walters Dennis about the time that James and Catherine Riley Shaw migrated to Ohio another family, a near neighbor of the Shaw family in Fauquier Co.,Virginia; the family of Elias Dennis first came to Perry Co.,Ohio and then in 1834 to hocking Co.,ohio where they settled in Green Twp." Elias Dennis b. abt. 1800 m.Feb. 22,1822 with consent of Allie Walters in Fauquier Co. Va to Mathilda Walters b. 1802 d. Oct. 29,1883 1. Benjamin D. b. August 15,1823 Culperr co.,Va. d.August 9, 1905 S. Bloomingville OH m. Nancy King the daughter of George W. and Mary Jane King in Hocking co.,Ohio September18,1845. Lavinia b. abt. 1846 Hester (Ester) b. abt. 1848 John b. 1848 Benjamin,Jr. b, 1854 Edward b. 1863 Susan b. 1857 m. John Pierce Shaw Benjamin m. Sarah Walton after Nancy died in 1869. Mathilda b. 1871 Elias J. b. 1873 Margaretta E. b. 1875 Frances b. 1877 2. Elias ,Jr. b. Feb. 23, 1823 Perry co.,Ohio m. June 6, 1858 Mary Mathilda Poling b. 1840 d. 1901 daughter of Abraham and Elizabeth Busby Poling Alice A. b. 1861 David b. 1862 Barbara b. 1864 Vance b. 1866 Cynthia b. 1868 George b. 1870 Jacob b.1872 Demona b. 1874 Henry A. b. 1879 James H. b. 1883 Mary C. 3.Eleanor m. David Canfield March 17,1842 lived in Middleford Ohio 4. John W. b. 1831 never married lived in Violet Twp. Fairfield co.,Ohio 5.Sarah b. 1836 m. Philip Stoneburner lived in Logan Ohio 6.Susan b. 1838 m. James Westenhaver May 8, 1856 7. William M. b. 1826 m. Prudence Smith in Hocking Co.,Ohio Feb. 1, 1849 and moved to Arkansas.
The parents of Mathilda Walters Dennis were born in England and came to Va. before the Rev. War."
In my own research I've been trying to prove --so far not successful that Elias Dennis was the brother of Isaac Dennis who settled in Belmont co.,Ohio and Absolom Dennis who settled in Monroe Co. ,ohio. I can prove the link between Isaac and Absolom but not to Elias, except that the name Elias Jan appears in our family tree. Now I'm not sure that Mathilda's name above is WATERS or WALTERS. In the 1850 census of Belmont Co. there are some Dennis children living in the household of a Jacob Waters who came from Va. I don't know who the parents of these children were but it seems very likely they are related to the other Dennis's in the area; Lewis and Isaac.
I also have more information about Susan Dennis who married John Pierce Shaw in Hocking Co.,Ohio 3-16-1876. She is buried in Beery Cemetery between Bloomingville and Laurelville Ohio. If you think this is your Susan, I would be glad to share everything I have on this line.