Biography of Milton L. Denison
Madison County, NY Biographies





Denison, Milton L., p. o. Peterboro, was born in Oneida county, N. Y., October 18, 1844, a son of George T., son of Latham M., son of Daniel Denison, who came from Scotland and settled in Roxbury, Mass. The family trace their ancestry to William Denison, who came from England about 1631. Latham M. and brother, Samuel Denison, came to Oneida in 1800, being among the first settlers and there lived and died. Latham M. was a farmer; his wife was Eleanor Tifft; he died in 1847 and his wife in 1846. George T. Denison was born in Oneida county, January 23, 1812, and educated in the common schools. He was a contractor and builder, also an extensive farmer in Oneida county. In politics he was a Republican, and was supervisor of Lee, Oneida county. His wife, Arabell Davis, was born in Holland Patent, N. Y., a daughter of Barney Davis, one of the first settlers of Oneida county. M. L. Denison was educated in the common schools and Delta High School and Cazenovia Seminary. In 1863 he enlisted in Capt. Mann's Independent Company of Cavalry and served one year and nine months. At the close of the war he came to Smithfield and married Helen Berry, daughter of Hiram Berry; they have three children: George M., a farmer on the farm of his father; William H. and Mabel L. George M. married Julia Bennett; William H. married Anna Moon, and Mabel L. married Robert C Avery of Perryville. She died in April, 1894, leaving two children: Clark M. and Rubie M. In 1879 Mr. Denison engaged in the selling of musical instruments and sewing machines, in which he has been very successful. In politics he is a Republican, but not an aspirant to office. He is a member of the Smithfield Lodge No. 120, I. O. O. F.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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