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George Denison

Male Abt 1653 - 1711  (~ 58 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  George Denison was born about 1653 in New London, New London, Connecticut; died on 27 Dec 1711 in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 16 Jul 1653, New London, New London, Connecticut

    George married Mercy Gorham about 1677 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts. Mercy (daughter of Capt. John Gorham and Desire Howland) was born on 20 Jan 1658 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died on 24 Sep 1725 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 2. Elizabeth Denison  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 11 Sep 1689 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut; died on 22 Nov 1749 in Charlestown, Washington, Rhode Island.


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Elizabeth Denison Descendancy chart to this point (1.George1) was born on 11 Sep 1689 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut; died on 22 Nov 1749 in Charlestown, Washington, Rhode Island.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 11 May 1690, Stonington, New London, Connecticut
    • Alternate death: 23 Nov 1749, Charlestown, Washington, Rhode Island

    Elizabeth married Christopher Champlin on 5 Dec 1705 in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island. Christopher (son of Christopher Champlin) was born on 26 Sep 1684 in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island; died on 23 Oct 1734 in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 3. Col. Joseph Champlin  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 4 Aug 1709 in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island; died on 20 Dec 1792 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut; was buried in Wequetequock Burial Ground, Stonington, New London, Connecticut.


Generation: 3

  1. 3.  Col. Joseph Champlin Descendancy chart to this point (2.Elizabeth2, 1.George1) was born on 4 Aug 1709 in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island; died on 20 Dec 1792 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut; was buried in Wequetequock Burial Ground, Stonington, New London, Connecticut.

    Notes:

    He commanded the militia that, in 1775, prevented the British ship Rose from landing at Stonington Point. His first wife was Rebecca Chesebrough.

    Joseph married Mary Noyes on 8 Feb 1753 in First Congregational Church, Stonington, New London, Connecticut. Mary (daughter of Deacon John Noyes and Mary Gallup) was born on 14 Aug 1725 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut; died in Dec 1808 in Windham, Windham, Connecticut; was buried in Windham Center Cemetery, Windham, Windham, Connecticut. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 4. Joseph Champlin  Descendancy chart to this point was born in 1762 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut.


Generation: 4

  1. 4.  Joseph Champlin Descendancy chart to this point (3.Joseph3, 2.Elizabeth2, 1.George1) was born in 1762 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island

    Notes:

    Joseph Champlin and Mercy Sisson were first cousins once removed, he being a grandson of John Noyes and Mary Gallup, and her being a great-granddaughter of the same couple.

    Joseph married Mercy Sisson in 1790. Mercy (daughter of William Sisson and Mercy Noyes) was born on 15 Apr 1771 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 5. William Sisson Champlin  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 17 Aug 1792 in West Green River, Vermont; died on 29 Jan 1861 in Lehi, Utah, Utah; was buried in Lehi, Utah, Utah.


Generation: 5

  1. 5.  William Sisson Champlin Descendancy chart to this point (4.Joseph4, 3.Joseph3, 2.Elizabeth2, 1.George1) was born on 17 Aug 1792 in West Green River, Vermont; died on 29 Jan 1861 in Lehi, Utah, Utah; was buried in Lehi, Utah, Utah.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 16 Apr 1794, West Green River, Vermont
    • Alternate birth: 16 Apr 1794, Shelburne, Chittenden, Vermont

    Notes:

    Note that no town called "West Green River" or "Green River" exists in New Hampshire. There is a river called the Green River in Vermont.

    Wikipedia page about the Haun's Mill massacre here.

    Posted to ancestry.com by "genealogy_man":

    1836. William Sisson CHAMPLIN (Mercy SISSON, William, William, Thomas, George, Richard) was born 16 Apr 1794 in Shelburne, Vermont. He died 29 Jan 1861 in Lehi, Utah, Utah.

    From Cheri Hardisty:

    William Sisson Champlin and his family joined the Mormon Church in the 1830's and migrated to Missouri. He was the son of Joseph Champlin of Westerly, Rhode Island, and Mercy Sisson of Stonington, CT.

    The Sissons settled in Independence, Missouri, and were driven out of that area along with the other Mormons. They subsequently located themselves in Clay County Missouri until the Mormons were driven out of there, and then located in Caldwell County, Missouri. Caldwell County was set up at that time by the government, as a county specifically for the Mormons to live in, in order to avoid further conflicts. However, there were some of the old settlers who remained in the county, and they were not happy to have the Mormons as neighbors. You see, Missouri was a slave state, and the Mormons were opposed to slavery. So the aim of the old settlers was to expel the Mormons from the state to ensure the state remained pro-slavery.

    William Sisson and his family lived at a place called Haun's Mill. It was a Mormon settlement, but not a very large one. The largest Mormon settlement in Caldwell County was Far West which had about 5,000 residents. The Mormons were aware of the rising hostilities against them, and as a result, the Prophet Joseph Smith counseled those at Haun's Mill to come to Far West for safety. It was October 30th, 1838. William and his family were concerned about having food to last them through the winter at Far West, and so in preparation to go there, they were digging up carrots that day. As they did so, the mob rode in on horseback, and a massacre ensued. A couple of days after the massacre, the Governor of Missouri, Governor Boggs, issued his famous "extermination order" which resulted in the Mormons fleeing to Illinois for safety. The extermination order called for the Mormons to be driven from the state, or exterminated if necessary. (After Joseph Smith was murdered in Illinois, Brigham Young took the reins of leadership of the church, and in 1847, the Mormons began their famous pioneer trek to Salt Lake City, an area which was not desirable to others, in hopes that at last they would be able to live in peace.)

    When the mob arrived at Haun's Mill, the women and children fled into the woods for safety, and the men ran into the blacksmith shop, and attempted to defend the settlement from that position. The blacksmith shop, however, was made of hewn logs, and there were cracks (the crack width being about 2") between the logs. The Mob came right up to the blacksmith shop and poked the barrels of their rifles through those cracks and opened fire on those inside. William Sisson Champlin was inside. And when the massacre was over, there were only two survivors from inside the blacksmith shop.

    William was a smart man. When he saw what was happening, he laid down on the floor, and as his comrades fell to the ground, dead, he pulled their bodies over the top of his own, and pretended he was dead. When the mob rushed into the blacksmith shop after opening fire, they saw that William had new boots on his feet, and they wanted those boots. He allowed them to take the boots, all the while pretending he was dead, and as a result, he lived, and for the rest of his days, he was known as "Old Possum". His wife and children who had fled into the woods also survived.

    William married Mary RING "Polly", daughter of Reuben RING and Anna, on 28 Mar 1816 in Hartland, Windsor, Vermont. They had the following children:

    3724 F i
    Sarah CHAMPLIN.
    3725 M ii
    William Jefferson CHAMPLIN was born 1820.
    3726 M iii
    Joseph Albert CHAMPLIN was born 1825.
    3727 M iv
    Alonzo CHAMPLIN was born 1827.
    3728 F v
    Angelina Avilda CHAMPLIN was born 8 Jan 1828 in Hartland, Vinson, Vermont.
    + 3729 F vi
    Mary Jane CHAMPLIN was born 20 May 1830 and died 1 Nov 1906.
    3730 F vii
    Margaret Emma CHAMPLIN was born about 1833.

    William married Mary Ring on 28 Mar 1816 in Hartland, Windsor, Vermont. Mary (daughter of Reuben French Ring and Nancy Reed) was born in 1794 in Old Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts; died on 3 Apr 1871 in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 6. Angelina Avilda Champlin  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 8 Jan 1820 in Hartland, Windsor, Vermont; died on 7 Jan 1893 in Colonia, Juarez, Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, Mexico; was buried in New Colonia Juarez Cemetery, Colonia Juarez, Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, Mexico.


Generation: 6

  1. 6.  Angelina Avilda ChamplinAngelina Avilda Champlin Descendancy chart to this point (5.William5, 4.Joseph4, 3.Joseph3, 2.Elizabeth2, 1.George1) was born on 8 Jan 1820 in Hartland, Windsor, Vermont; died on 7 Jan 1893 in Colonia, Juarez, Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, Mexico; was buried in New Colonia Juarez Cemetery, Colonia Juarez, Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, Mexico.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 1818, Vermont

    Angelina married Jonathan Taylor Packer on 4 Jan 1840 in Adams County, Illinois. Jonathan (son of Moses Packer and Eve Williams) was born on 26 Jul 1817 in Perry Township, Richland, Ohio; died on 29 Jan 1889 in Safford, Graham, Arizona; was buried in Safford Cemetery, Graham, Arizona. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 7. Alonzo Hamilton Packer  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 14 Apr 1841 in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois; died on 23 Mar 1917 in Safford, Graham, Arizona; was buried on 25 Mar 1917 in Safford Cemetery, Graham, Arizona.
    2. 8. William Jefferson Packer  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 26 Oct 1848 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah; died on 30 Sep 1905 in Safford, Graham, Arizona; was buried in Safford Cemetery, Graham, Arizona.


Generation: 7

  1. 7.  Alonzo Hamilton PackerAlonzo Hamilton Packer Descendancy chart to this point (6.Angelina6, 5.William5, 4.Joseph4, 3.Joseph3, 2.Elizabeth2, 1.George1) was born on 14 Apr 1841 in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois; died on 23 Mar 1917 in Safford, Graham, Arizona; was buried on 25 Mar 1917 in Safford Cemetery, Graham, Arizona.

    Notes:

    Posted to findagrave.com by "Sunflower Lady", 7/11/2011:

    "[The] Pioneer Band from Safford, Graham, Arizona played at many community events. It was organized in the early 1880's. Alonzo Packer, the bass drum player, who died Friday, March 23, 1917, was the first member of the band to die and his friend, James Fall Freestone, the second. Alonzo's daughter, Charlotte, married James's son, Leonard.

    "Alonzo and James lived close to each other. As Alonzo's life drew to a close it was hard to make him stay in bed. When he was urged to lie down and rest he would say, 'No, if I go to bed, I will never get up. When I give up to the bed, that is the end for me'.

    "Shortly before he died his old friend, James Freestone, came to see him. He had walked with the aid of his cane the distance of the 20 acre field that separated the two of them, to pay his respects to Alonzo. As he entered the room, he stood for a time looking down upon his friend in bed, then he said 'Well, Lonzo.' Alonzo replied, 'Well, James.' Two short words! That was the only exchange. That was all that needed to be said. A lifetime of meaning and emotion were packed within these few words. Ten days after Alonzo died James also died."

    Alonzo married Lydia Ann Parker on 6 Jul 1869 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. Lydia (daughter of Solomon Parker and Nancy Jane Welch) was born on 19 Nov 1847 in Ekfrid, Middlesex, Ontario; died on 8 Oct 1918 in Safford, Graham, Arizona; was buried on 10 Oct 1918 in Safford Cemetery, Graham, Arizona. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 9. Clara Mabel Packer  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 26 Jun 1878 in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah; died on 30 Dec 1929 in Gilbert, Maricopa, Arizona; was buried on 1 Jan 1930 in Mesa City Cemetery, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.

  2. 8.  William Jefferson Packer Descendancy chart to this point (6.Angelina6, 5.William5, 4.Joseph4, 3.Joseph3, 2.Elizabeth2, 1.George1) was born on 26 Oct 1848 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah; died on 30 Sep 1905 in Safford, Graham, Arizona; was buried in Safford Cemetery, Graham, Arizona.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1849, Utah
    • Alternate birth: Abt 1850, Utah

    Family/Spouse: Mary Ann Aldred. Mary was born on 3 Nov 1853 in England; died on 20 Feb 1907 in Safford, Graham, Arizona; was buried in Safford Cemetery, Graham, Arizona. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 10. Maud Packer  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 3 Oct 1876 in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah; died on 10 Apr 1959 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona; was buried in Mesa City Cemetery, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.


Generation: 8

  1. 9.  Clara Mabel PackerClara Mabel Packer Descendancy chart to this point (7.Alonzo7, 6.Angelina6, 5.William5, 4.Joseph4, 3.Joseph3, 2.Elizabeth2, 1.George1) was born on 26 Jun 1878 in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah; died on 30 Dec 1929 in Gilbert, Maricopa, Arizona; was buried on 1 Jan 1930 in Mesa City Cemetery, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.

    Notes:

    Died of injuries sustained in a car accident.

    Author unknown -- the Relief Society president referred to is Clara Mabel Packer, and the "Lee Crandall" mentioned is her son Lee Alonzo Crandall:

    "Grandma Nichols was on the way to the temple for the wedding of her son Lee in the Mesa Temple, when the accident occurred at the corner of Main and Gilbert Road, which was way out in the desert. She was serving as a counselor in the ward Relief Society at the time and she and the Relief Society President were on the way to the temple for the wedding. The RS President was driving the car then they were hit and killed. The wedding had to be postponed until after the funeral. One of the older gentlemen in our ward who became a great friend of mine because he was always studying the gospel and knew the latest discoveries about the Book of Mormon, etc. His name was Lee Crandall, and he was always giving firesides etc. He was awesome. We shared books back and forth and one day we were talking family history and I related mine and he about fell out of his chair -- his mother was the Relief Society President that was driving the car when she and Grandma were hit and killed. Small world isn't it."

    According to an account of the life of Clara Packer written by her daughter Zelma (b. 1904), in papers of Paul Leslie Crandall now held by P & T Nielsen Hayden, the accident happened on 10 Oct 1929, and while Viola Nichols died in the hospital three hours after the accident, Clara "was seriously injured and never fully recovered, but was able to come to [the Gilbert Relief Society] meeting on Nov. 5, and did not miss a meeting until the end of the year. She presided for the last time on December 17, 1929."

    According to the same account, on 17 Jan 1928 Clara Packer succeeded Barbara Allen as president of the Gilbert Relief Society. Barbara Allen had herself been elected on 13 Jul 1927, but moved to Mesa in January 1928. We believe this Barbara Allen to be, in fact, Clara Packer's daughter-in-law, TNH's grandmother.

    Clara married Myron Marcellus Crandall on 22 Dec 1896 in Safford, Graham, Arizona. Myron (son of Hyrum Oscar Crandall and Harriet Guymon) was born on 2 Oct 1875 in Springville, Utah, Utah; died on 11 May 1951 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona; was buried in Mesa City Cemetery, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 11. Myron Hamilton Crandall  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 28 Nov 1897 in Safford, Graham, Arizona; died on 22 Nov 1962 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.
    2. 12. Floyd Oscar Crandall  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 18 Dec 1899 in Safford, Graham, Arizona; died on 4 Nov 1962 in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona.
    3. 13. Paul Leslie Crandall  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 28 Nov 1901 in Safford, Graham, Arizona; died on 26 Aug 1987 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona; was buried in Mesa City Cemetery, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.
    4. 14. Zelma Crandall  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1904 in Arizona.
    5. 15. Loise Crandall  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1906 in Arizona.
    6. 16. Loree Mary Crandall  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 6 Apr 1906 in Bisbee, Cochise, Arizona; died on 31 Dec 1978 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.
    7. 17. Louis Packer Crandall  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 7 Nov 1909 in Safford, Graham, Arizona; died on 11 Oct 1974 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.
    8. 18. Genevieve Crandall  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 13 Nov 1911 in Safford, Graham, Arizona; died on 15 Jul 1988 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.
    9. 19. Lee Alonzo Crandall  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1914 in Arizona.
    10. 20. James Clarence Crandall  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 31 Aug 1922 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona; died on 22 Sep 2002 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.

  2. 10.  Maud Packer Descendancy chart to this point (8.William7, 6.Angelina6, 5.William5, 4.Joseph4, 3.Joseph3, 2.Elizabeth2, 1.George1) was born on 3 Oct 1876 in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah; died on 10 Apr 1959 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona; was buried in Mesa City Cemetery, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1877, Utah
    • Alternate birth: Abt 1878, Utah

    Maud married Ira Nathaniel Kempton on 4 Jan 1898 in Safford, Graham, Arizona. Ira (son of Ira Taylor Kempton and Elvina Marie Olson) was born on 9 Apr 1874 in Millard County, Utah; died on 10 Nov 1942 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona; was buried in Mesa City Cemetery, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 21. Rita Mae Kempton  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 8 Sep 1902 in Safford, Graham, Arizona; died on 9 Mar 1993 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona; was buried in Mesa City Cemetery, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.