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Benjamin Denny (b. Abt. 1781, d. Abt. 1855)Benjamin Denny (son of Samuel Denny and Elizabeth ?) was born Abt. 1781 in Amherst or Hanover County, Virginia ?440, and died Abt. 1855 in Nevada, Tipton County, Indiana.He married Agnes Ripley on July 17, 1808 in Wayne County, Kentucky441.
Notes for Benjamin Denny:
Benjamin sold his land in Wayne Co. KY in 1833 and moved to Monroe Co. IN.
He moved to Pipe Creek Twp. Madison Co. IN as one of the earliest settlers. By 1848 he bought land in the next county, Tipton Co. IN.In 1852 he laid out the town of Nevada.The Nevada Cemetery was located on the Denny farm.Benjamin died in 1855 and is thought to have been buried in the Nevada Cemetery.
1810 Wayne Co. KY census
1 male 10-16 -(stepson Lindsay Ballew b. 1805)
1 male 26-45-(Benjamin)
1 female under 10-(Mary b. 1809)
1 female 26-45 (Agnes Ripley Ballew Denny)
1820 Wayne Co. KY census
1 male under 10 (Samuel b 1815)
1 male 16-18 (Lindsay)
1 male 18-26 ?
2 males 26-45 (Benjamin and his brother Azariah)
3 females under 10 (Luranna, unnamed daughter, unnamed daughter?)
1 female 10-16 (Mary)
1 female 16-26 ?
1 female 16-45 (Agnes)
1830 Wayne Co. KY census
1 male 15-20 (Samuel)
2 males 40-50 (Benjamin and his brother Azariah)
1 female under 5 ?
2 females 10-15 (one is Sarah)
1 female 10-20 (Luranna)
1 female 40-50 (Agnes)
1840 Madison Co. IN. census
1 male 20-30 (Samuel)
2 males 50-60 (Benjamin and his brother Azariah)
1 female 10-15 ?
1 female 15-20 (Sarah)
1 female 50-60 (Agnes)
1850 Tipton Co. IN census
Benjamin Denny , age 69
Azariah Denny age 68
Agnes Age 68
Samuel age 35
yes Elizabeth is Lurana's sister , Elizabeth was frist married to James Barrow I have a copy of the divorce paper for Elizabeth and David and found then in the Indiana State Marriage Index through 1850 they were married in Tipton Co.,IN on 8-1-1856 and divorce 7-22-1879 it states that David had abandoned her 8 years ago and she didn't know where he lived. My Great Aunt said that when he was married to Lurana that he would get her w/child and then leave to live with the Indians then come back long enough to get her that way again so he proably ownly married Elizabeth so she could take care of the kids. if you want to send me your address I will send you a copy of divorce and i can send you a paper copy of a picture I have of Daivd.
More About Benjamin Denny:
Burial: Unknown, Nevada Cemetery, Tipton Co. IN.
More About Benjamin Denny and Agnes Ripley:
Marriage: July 17, 1808, Wayne County, Kentucky.441
Children of Benjamin Denny and Agnes Ripley are:
- +Sarah Denny, b. February 21, 1822, Wayne County, Kentucky442, d. November 08, 1868, Randolph County, Indiana443.