Denniston, Daniel, was born February 3, 1758, and died February 3, 1824, aged sixty six years. Maj. Daniel Denniston
served in the Revolutionary war as major for seven years and died in New York city. He married Elizabeth Keinstead,
a Holland Dutch lady of rank, and a cousin to the queen of Holland. The marriage certificate of Elizabeth Keinstead,
widow of Maj. Daniel Denniston, is in the war department at Washington. She was born May 14, 1767, and died May
8, 1861, aged ninety four. She was the mother of fourteen children, of whom Mrs. Ellen Bush, of Geneva, was the
youngest. All are now deceased. Edward, the eleventh child, was born on Long Island, in 1800. When fourteen years
of age he came to Western New York, located near Geneva, and learned the carpenter's trade, which he pursued for
a number of years. He then purchased a farm on City Hill where he resided until his death, June 18, 1875. About
1826 he married Mary, daughter of Nicholas Jones, of Benton, and they had eight children, seven of whom are living.
The widow and mother still survives, aged eighty five years, and resides with her youngest son, Johnson J. Denniston,
in Penn Yan. Perry Denniston, the oldest son, born in Seneca, N. Y., September 15, 1831, was a successful farmer,
until he entered the mercantile business in Dresden, N. Y., in 1871, which he pursued until 1887. March 25, 1859,
Mr. Denniston married Anna M. Meek, daughter of Charles Meek, of Dresden. They are members of the Methodist Episcopal
Church, and are liberal contributors to its financial interests.
History of Yates County, N. Y.
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892
Yates County, NY
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