Rodney DENNIS (RIN: 284), son of Samuel DENNIS and Alice WHITING , was born 20 June 1834 in Jasper, Steuben Co., NY. He died 16 May 1883 in Hornell, Steuben Co., NY. Frances Minerva BENNETT (RIN: 292) was born 10 February 1842 in Harpersfield, NY. She died 20 March 1901 in York, PA.

Children of Rodney DENNIS and Frances Minerva BENNETT are:
1. Elizabeth Minerva DENNIS (RIN: 305), b. 30 August 1867
2. Helen Louise DENNIS (RIN: 306), b. 21 April 1869 See Jefferson Goodwyn STRAWINSKI & Helen Louise DENNIS
3. Mary Bennett DENNIS (RIN: 307), b. 21 April 1872 See John Doddridge PUGH & Mary Bennett DENNIS
4. Evelyn Hakes DENNIS (RIN: 308), b. 30 July 1877 See Victor Emile THEBAUD & Evelyn Hakes DENNIS
5. Harry Whiting DENNIS (RIN: 309), b. 18 March 1879 See Harry Whiting DENNIS & Flora Langs PIERCE OR Harry Whiting DENNIS & Helen Ames NEFF

Other Marriages/Unions for Rodney DENNIS:
See Rodney DENNIS & Brunette PERRY

Notes for Rodney DENNIS:

LWD, p. 77,123-126. Bur. Hope Cem. Attended Troupsburg Acad., grad.
Univ. 1856.
Taught school alternate terms during college. Grad. Union College
Taught for 2 years at Tuskegee, AL, at Brownwood Inst., nr La
Grange, GA.
Returned by boat with "$ 331 and 1/2" in his pocket. Wife Brunette
Perry was
student at Alfred Univ., class of 1858. Apptd. school commissioner
of District
No. 3 in 1860, held position while in Jasper. Apptd Depy. Intern. Rev.
Collector, served several years. Mother cared for son after
Brunette died.
Read law at Hornellsville in office of Harlow Hakes, grad. Albany
Law School in
1864. Drafted for Civil War, but failed physical because of foot
injury. Lived
in Hornellsville after m. to Frances Bennett, niece of Harlow Hakes.
Justice of
Peace 1869, President of Village. member Board of Trustees, member
of school
board. One of founders of Hornell Library Assoc., first village
library in W.
NY. 1874 - law firm of Dennis and Santee, later Dennis and Hanson.
deteriorated by unknown disease. Quote from article written at time
of death.

Bennett (1987), p. 91 - Graduated from Union College, Schenectady,
NY in 1856.

Notes for Frances Minerva BENNETT:

LWD, p. 77. Dau Phineas Bennet (1806-1892) and Minerva Hakes
(1816-1899).Taught school in Hornell while residing with uncle, Judge Harlo
Hakes (mother's brother).

!Birth: LWD, p. 77; Bennett (1987), p. 90-91.

!Marriage:Bennett (1987), p. 91

!Death:LWD, p. 77, Bennett (1987), p. 91.

Bennett (1987), p. 91 - Francis left with 5 ch. on death of husband
Rodney Dennis in 1883. Eldest, Eliz., was 16. 2 ch. graduated from
Cornell, and Frances moved to Ithaca during part of this time, ran a boarding
house for students. All ch. b. in Hornell.

Notes for Elizabeth Minerva DENNIS:

LWD, p. 123. Grad. Hornell Free Acad. 1883, school teacher for more
than 67

!Birth:LWD, p. 123; Bennett (1987), p. 91 - gives 31 Aug 1866.

!Death: ditto

Bennett (1987), p. 92 - d. at home of sister Evelyn in G. Rapids, MI.
Self-educated, innovative, courageous, well organized. Highly
teacher and educ. leader. Did not marry, was second mother to 3
nephews, Robt,
Harold, and Paul Thebaud.

The most recent update of information contained on this page was on: 20 January 2002