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Joseph  Dennis  Jr.

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Joseph Dennis
1740 - 1820


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Joseph Dennis Jr.
1765 - 2/1814
Joseph Dennis, Jr., was born about 1765 somewhere in North Carolina and died on an unknown day in February 1814 in Putnam County, Georgia. Actual date of birth is unknown. He lived to be about 49 years old.

Joseph married Eleanor _________.
Charles A. (7/8/1787)
Joseph (1789)
William Matthias(1794)
Simeon (2/12/1800)
Census1/1/1790 SC (Orangeburg County) 25 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our Joseph Dennis.  Name: Joseph Denis- four males - (Under 16), two males - (16 and over), three females 
Census1/1/1794 GA (Hancock County) 29 yrs old 
Name: Joseph Dennis, County: Hancock, Year: 1794, District: SANFORD, Page: 46, Georgia Tax Index - 1789-1799 
Other6/27/1807 Phoenix GA (Putnam County) 42 yrs old 
Joseph and Eleanor Dennis were members of the Crooked Creek Primitive Baptist Church -according to the church minutes.  
Military8/1/1812 Watkinsville GA (Clark County) 47 yrs old 
John Dennis, Joseph Dennis and Matthias Dennis -served under W.E. Alexander's Battalion Riflemen Georgia Militia. The militia was formed in Watkinsville, Clark County, Georgia  
Military1/1/1813 GA  48 yrs old 
Name: Joseph Dennis, Company: ALEXANDER'S BATT'N RIFLEMEN, Georgia Militia., Rank - Induction: CORPORAL, Rank - Discharge: SERGEANT, Roll Box: 56, Microfilm Publication: M602 
Other1/22/1814 GA (Putnam County) 49 yrs old 
Case Number# 49 D - Will of Joseph Dennis Jr. - Charles A. and Mathias Dennis executors

In the name of God amen. Joseph Dennis of the county of Putnam and state of Georgia being of sound and perfect mind, memory. (blessed be God) do this 22nd day of January one thousand eight hundred and fifteen , make and publish this my last will and testament. In manners following that is to say.
First I give and bequeath unto my sons Matthias and Simeon Dennis two hundred two and a half acres of land in the county of Putnam where I now live. viz lot no. 429, to be equally divided between them according to rate and value, My wife Ellendor Dennis to keep possessions of the homes that I now occupy during her life time together with all my personal estate and at her decease to dispose of my personal property as she may think proper one form the part of the product of my plantation. And I do here by make and ordain my trusty sons Charles A. and Matthias Dennis executors of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I the said Joseph Dennis have to this my last will and testament set my hand and affected my seal the day and year above written.
Benjamin Simmons, Philip Ballard, Stephen Parker

Joseph Dennis (seal)  
Graveyard/Tombstone2/1/1814 Phoenix GA (Putnam County) 49 yrs old 
Joseph Dennis - Crooked Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery 
Other5/2/1814 GA (Putnam County) 49 yrs old 
Book A, page 43 - Charles A. Dennis and Anthony Holloway are the executors of Joseph Dennis' estate. - Georgia Wills and Probate records, Administrators Bonds (1809 -1814)  
Other1/1/1817 Captain William Evans's GA (Putnam County) 3 yrs after death 
Name: Mathias Dennis as executor of Joseph Dennis Des., Year: 1817, District: Captain William Evans's Place: Putnam, Georgia, Number of Poles: 2, Land of Quality: _____, 2nd Quality: 73, 3rd Quality: 73, County: Putnam, Water: Camp Brook, To Whom Granted: Tidd, To Whom Joiner: Roper,(next line) Number of Poles: 2, Land of Quality: _____, 2nd Quality: 50, 3rd Quality: 50 1/2, County: Putnam, Water: Camp Brook, To Whom Granted: Tidd,To Whom Joiner: Wooley. Georgia property tax digests 1817  

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Click on any of the News, Events, or Discoveries buttons above to see historical things that happened during Joseph Dennis's life. These are only some of the major events that affected the life and times of Joseph, his family, and friends. For example, Joseph is 1 years old when Britain passes the Stamp Act taxing all colonial newspapers, advertisements, leases, licenses, pamphlets, and legal documents. Later the same year, Britain repeals the Stamp Act in Britain -- but it continues to be enforced on colonists in North America
8 1773 Debts the Creeks and Cherokee owe to Georgians are assumed by the state in payment for the land. This includes a small portion of North Georgia.
17 1782 The British evacuate Savannah on in July.
19 1784 Franklin and Washington Counties are formed.
20 1785 Burbon County formed.
21 1786 Greene County was created the same year Oglethorpe dies.
23 1788 Bourbon County Act rescinded.
24 1789 December 21 - Governor Telfair signs first Yazoo Act selling 20,000,000 acres of and for $207,000 or about one cent per acre to. The Yazoo Companies attempted to pay in worthless paper money and Georgia refuses to transfer the land. The Virginia Yazoo, headed by Patrick Henry, even had the unmitigated gall to attempt to pay in worthless Georgia paper money. The South Carolina Yazoo Company sues Georgia in the U.S. Supreme Court to compel delivery but the suit fails when Georgia is able to obtain ratification of the eleventh amendment to the U.S. Constitution on February 7, 1795.
25 1790 Alexander McGillivray, a mixed-blood of the Upper Creek Nation cedes the Altamaha lands to the Oconee. This treaty -- Treaty of New York -- is signed by President George Washington.
25 1790 Columbia and Elbert Counties are created.
28 1793 Hancock, Bryan, McIntosh, Montgomery, Oglethorpe and Warren Counties formed. This same year, the Fugitive Slave Act is passed.
29 1794 General Clarke surrenders ending the Oconee War.
30 1795 Governor Mathews signs the Second Yazoo Act selling somewhere between 35,000,000 and 50,000,000 acres of land for $500,000.
36 1801 Clarke and Tatnall Counties formed.
37 1802 Georgia formally cedes western claims for its southern boundary at the 31st parallel -- which will become a border between,GA, FL and AL. GA's western border reaches to the Mississippi River.
38 1803 Between 1803 and 1811 a horse trail is established connecting Milledgeville, Georgia to Fort Stoddert, American outpost north of Mobile. This is expanded into a road and called The Federal Road by 1811.
42 1807 December 10 - Jasper, Jones, Laurens, Morgan, Putnam, and Telfair Counties formed.
43 1808 Pulaski County created.
44 1809 Twiggs County formed.
46 1811 Madison County created.
46 1811 Tecumseh visits the Creek Indians living in what will become Georgia and Alabama to try to persuade them to join his fight against the flood of white settlers. Some towns join forces with Tecumseh and become known as "Red Sticks".
47 1812 The Creek tribes in southern Alabama and Georgia find themselves under increasing pressure from white settlers. Led by Chief Weatherford, they accepted an alliance with Tecumseh and are nicknamed "Red Sticks".
47 1812 Emanual County formed.
48 1813 During 1813-14, Muskogee-speaking Creeks leave GA and move into areas in Northern FL in response to the Creek Civil War (also known as the Red-sticks War).
4 1769 The first steam engine is invented by Watt
12 1777 The concept of chemical compounds is conceived by Lavoisier
18 1783 The hot air balloon is invented by Michel and Montgolfier and the first people in modern history fly at an altitude of 1800 m.
20 1785 The power loom was invented by Cartwright to produce cloth.
28 1793 The cotton gin was invented by Whitney.
34 1799 The Rosetta Stone was discovered
35 1800 The first battery was invented by Volta
42 1807 The first steamboat was invented by Fulton
49 1814 The first locomotive engine was created by Stephenson
10 1775 NEWS HEADLINES: On April 18th, Paul Revere makes his famous ride proclaiming "The British are Coming" and the American Revolution War begins. Britain hires 29,000 German mercenaries to handle conflict in North America.
11 1776 NEWS HEADLINES: July 4th, American Revolution War ends and the United States of America is officially created.
35 1800 NEWS HEADLINES: Seat of U.S. government moves from Philadelphia to Washington DC
46 1811 NEWS HEADLINES: Tecumseh's emerging Indian Confederacy is defeated at the Battle of Tippecanoe in Ohio. Afterwards, Tecumseh and his brother travel from their Shawnee homes in the north to recruit and unify the southern Indians.
47 1812 NEWS HEADLINES: War of 1812 begins and will continue for until 1814. Some call it the Second War of Independence because the US fights Great Britain to a stalemate, Americas independence was assured.
2 1767 Tryon Palace is build in New Bern, NC, and becomes the capitol building for the North Carolina colonist.
24 1789 The capitol of North Carolina moves from New Bern to Raleigh and North Carolina becomes the 12th state of the United States of America.
1 1766 Britain passes the Stamp Act taxing all colonial newspapers, advertisements, leases, licenses, pamphlets, and legal documents. Later the same year, Britain repeals the Stamp Act in Britain -- but it continues to be enforced on colonists in North America
8 1773 Angered by the tea tax of 1767 and the British East India Company's monopoly on tea trade, the independent New England colonial merchants dump the precious cargo overboard into the Boston harbor. This incident is called the Boston Tea Party.
9 1774 The First Continental Congress of fifty-five representatives (except from the colony of Georgia) meets in Philadelphia to discuss relations with Britain, the possibility of independence, and the hope of a peaceful solution. King George III scorns the thought of reconciliation and declares the colonies to be in a state of open rebellion.
10 1775 On April 18th, Paul Revere makes his famous ride proclaiming "The British are Coming" and the American Revolution War begins. Britain hires 29,000 German mercenaries to handle conflict in North America.
11 1776 July 4th, American Revolution War ends and the United States of America is officially created.
13 1778 Alliance between United States and France
22 1787 Constitution of the United States is signed
28 1793 Alexander McGillivray, the head of the Creek Indian Nation, dies. A restlessness begins to grow among the Indians in what is now Georgia, Alabama and Northern Florida as town chiefs via for the vacant leadership role.
29 1794 The United States establishes the Navy
33 1798 Mississippi Territory organized from Georgia's western land claims. It includes what will later become portions of Mississippi, Alabama and Northern Florida,
38 1803 Louisiana Purchase from France (who secured it from Spain) gives the US a huge new territory and the port of New Orleans.
39 1804 The Seminole warrior later known as Osceola is born near Tuskegee, AL.
40 1805 Federal Road project begins after the Creek Indians give the U.S. permission to develop a “horse path” through their nation that will provide better mail delivery between Washington City (DC) and New Orleans. Soon settlers are traveling and settling along this path to settle the southern frontier.
41 1806 Lewis and Clark Expedition, which began in 1804, ends. News of the rich lands to the west begins to spread.
46 1811 By 1811 the new "Federal Road" (which started as a horse path) is filled with a steady flow of white settlers into Creek Indian Territories. The Spanish begin to fan hostile sentiments among the Indians.
2 1767 Jesuits are forced out of Spanish America
14 1779 Spain declares war on England
15 1780 Josef II abolishes serfdom in Hungary; England declares war on Holland
18 1783 Peace established at Versailles between France, England, Spain and United States; Britain cedes all lands west to the Mississippi River
22 1787 Catherine the Great leads Russia into war with Turkey
23 1788 Russia begins war with Sweden
24 1789 French feudal system is abolished with the Declaration of Rights of Man. Outbreak of hostilities in France with the fall of the Bastille on July 14; Revolution in Austrian Netherlands declares independence as Belgium
27 1792 French Revolutionary Wars begin and the French royal family is imprisoned the following year
28 1793 Marie Antoinette is executed; Fugitive Slave Act passed; Roman Catholic faith is banned in France; France declares war on Britain and Holland.
30 1795 White Terror and bread riots in Paris
31 1796 Napoleon marries Josephine de Beauharnais
32 1797 Napoleon proclaims the Venetian Constitution, founds Ligurian Republic in Genoa

Eleanor Unknown (Dennis)
Born about 1778 and died about 1840
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The Children of Joseph Dennis Jr.

Charles Atkins Dennis
Born in Putnam County, Georgia on July 8, 1787 and died in China Grove, Pike County, Alabama on August 21, 1844. He was 57 years old.

Charles served in the War of 1812 at rank of 2nd Lieutenant, under Capt. Broadnax and Col Newnon with the Georgia Volunteers.
Charles married Eleanor Ester Maddox in Oct. 1805. They had ten childr...
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William Matthias Dennis
Born somewhere in North Carolina on January 13, 1794 and died in Rudden, Putnam County, Georgia on October 20, 1889. He was 95 years old.

He married Nancy Barnhart in 1816.
Abejah (abt. 1830)
Daniel J. (abt.1832)
Thomas E. (abt. 1834)
Martha Elizabeth (abt. 1836) -married William Cox...
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Simeon Dennis
Born somewhere in Georgia on February 12, 1800 and died in Columbia County, Arkansas on November 15, 1889. He was 89 years old.

He married Sarah Ballard (8/17/1800 - 11/25/1886)...
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