|Lewis Denny was of French parentage, having been born in 1740 in French Territory, near present day Cahokia, Illinois.When he was 18 years of age, he along with his brother Martin and a French Officer, went to fight in the French and Indian war.At Fort Niagara, he and his brother were taken prisoner by the Mohawk Indians.He married a Mohawk woman and settled at Canaseraga.|
Lewis son John, kept a road tavern and built the first frame house in the village of Canaseraga, which in 1823 became the town of Sullivan.John married Dorothea Dachstaeder (later becoming Doxtator) who was the daughter of Captain Honyere Tewahangarahken, alias Doxtader.
John and "Dolly"'s son, Abraham married Catherine Nellis, daughter of John Nellis.Abraham led the first band of Seneca Indians to Kansas and Missouri, where, according to his daughter, Mrs Jacob Doxtator (Catharine),"so many sickened and died there".He came to Wisconsin and talked a few Oneidas, Stockbridge and Brothertown Indians to remove to Indian territory.On this trip he died on the Little Osage River.
All of his children had removed to Wisconsin, including my great, great grandmother, Mary Ann Denny.Her son, Syrenius married a Brothertown woman, Harriet Elizabeth.Her grandfather was William Johnson, a descendant of "Augh Quant Johnson Otherwise Cato, of the Mohegan Tribe of Indians A young man who came over to England with Mr. Mason in the beginning of the year 1736."Harriet's grandmother was Charlotte Skeesuck, a Narragansett Indian from Charlestown, Rhode Island.
|Descendants ofLEWIS DENNY|
Updated September 1, 2002