Biography of Henry E. Denison
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Denison, Henry E., was born in Stephentown in 1828. He is a son of George T. Denison, born in Stephentowia in 1795, one of two children (George T. and Rebecca, wife of Dr. Emerson Hull of Berlin), born to Griswold Denison, who was a successful farmer, and acquired a large property; he died in 1826 from the effects of a wound received by burglars who entered his house at night, and were later imprisoned for life; he always lived in North Stephentown. George T. was a farmer in Stephentowia, but moved to Berlin in 1838 where he owned a large tract of land and was very prominent; he was colonel of a company of State militia in which he took great pride and interest; he served as justice for many years and "was member of assembly, and was loved and respected by all who knew him; his wife was Nancy Niles, born in Berlin and daughter of Deacon Eliphalet Niles. Their children were Parley N., Porter G., and Henry E. He died in 1874 and his wife in 1853. When fourteen years of age Henry E, began to clerk in a store, and when twenty three purchased the stock of his employer and conducted the business for five years, when he retired to attend to other business. He now owns the homestead of five acres which belonged to his grandmother, Rhoda Tiff, the wife of Griswold Denison, who was a remarkable business woman. Mr. Denison has officiated as justice of the peace, inspector, and justice of sessions. He is a member of Troy Lodge No. 13, F. & A. M and a member of the Berlin Chess Club, and has been a musician from boyhood. December 8, 1850, he married Hannah M. Godfrey, born in Berlin, daughter of Josiah and Sarah (Burnell) Godfrey; they have one son, Frederick P., a well known and successful musician of Albany.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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