I am wondering about any information that may pertain to my 2G’grandfather, Philip Denning (sometimes spelled Denin).Born County Cavan, Ireland about 1843.Arrived supposedly through Castle Garden, NY on July 11, 1864.The family rumor has it that he arrived in U.S. with perhaps three other siblings, one of them being a “Kate”.They stayed in NY and Philip moved on west.He married Sarah Elizabeth Butcher in Iowa.In 1898 he was “kicked by a horse and died immediately”.From the librarian of County Cavan:There was a William Denning (“Dinniney” in the 1821 census, however) that he thinks could be the father of Philip.He listed the following references and I quote:
Tithe Applotment Boo – Crosserlough Parish. 1828 Townland – Drumrora William Denning had a total 7 acres 2 roods 30 perches with a total of approx. 60p Tithe payable to the Church of Ireland.
Griffith’s Valuation 1856/7 – Crosserlough Parish. Townland – Drumrora William Denning had approx. 9 acres with a total valuation of 11 pounds
1821 Census for County Cavan – Parish of Crosserlough – Townland Drumrora. A search here revealted one William Dinniney.I assume this is Denning.The enumerator’s handwriting is not very clear and allowing for his being unfamiliar with the names I think it is safe to conclude that one is on the right track.Perhaps you are familiar with the family Christian names and can either prove or disprove my assumption. NAME AGE OCCUPATION ACRES RELATION William Dinniney 32 Farmer 4 Rose Dinniney 24 Spinner Wife Catherine 1 year (?) Margaret Smith 14 Houseservant
Just wondering if you had come across this William Denning/Denin/Dinniney.Thanks, Becky Graham