Hi! Looking for Information on an early descendant of Georgia - possible parentage, and/or linkage to his potential participation in War of 1812, or more. His name is Daniel Dennis (born 1797) was married in Wrightsborough, GA in 1818 to Mary L "Polly" Slade (not sure where 'L Polly' came from - is on various Ancestry trees) Estimates of Birth are 1797, is in connection to Warren, GA - Sumter GA. Their children are as follows:
My ancestor is that of Charles Westbrook, records indicate that he may have married a Mary McDuffie, or McDuffey - or Charles simply didn't know the parentage of his mother's line when she passed. Or it may have been in error, one of the towns that Warren, GA changed into was McDuffie, GA. Charles was born as one of the last children that is given for the two individuals, in a family Bible record someone listed on one of the Ancestry websites, it gives names/dates of children, deaths, and of Daniel and Mary - so I do not believe him to have remarried.
Other Dennis lines in the area, that I am not sure if they are connected or not are that of John Dennis, Jacob Dennis, Isaac Dennis, and Abraham Dennis. These were individuals who received land grants in GA around the same time. I am not sure if they are in connection with those that migrated to areas near Warren, GA - that are associated with John Maddock and Rachel Dennis / Quakers in Wrightsborough Township. It is said that the town was created in reference to quakers but they allowed other people as well. There is one other Daniel Dennis that appears on Census records around that time, but he does not appear to be old enough to be his parent. May be a sibling's child or something of the like.. I'm not sure.
I am not an avid genealogist, I have been working on this and stuck for many years off/on and in memory of my late grandfather who just recently passed and I have gotten back into it, it is something I have really set my mind into solving. The battle of kettle creek is said to have occurred near "Dennis Mill" ; I cannot find much about them otherwise; but have seen that Elijah Clarke and others may have met there for meetings in reference to the "hornet's nest".
Any information on parentage/ and or war participation would be fantastic. I am stuck, and therefore any help and/or advice is greatly appreciated. It is something that my grandfather always wished to know, but in the time of his research records were much more limited. My access to what files they do have is unfortunately limited, and they are very old having very limited tech knowledge to pass on anything that may be of use in solving.
Two sources: Early Warren CO marriages - http://files.usgwarchives.net/ga/warren/vitals/marriages/marriages1800.txt This lists a "daniel denniss" with nancy breed, among others - https://www.thenandchange.org/Genealogy/Reunion_Database/ps01/ps01_126.html Daniel Dennis and Mary Slade. I think Priscilla Dennis is born around the same time as he / Daniel Dennis being born 1797. Priscilla Married Robert Armstrong just a few years before he.
A document on the Hancock County, Georgia USGenWeb archive lists Dennis family marriages in Hancock County during the period 1805-1860:
Dennis Marriages in Hancock Co., Ga. , 1805-1860, from various sources:
Dennis, Daniel & Mary Slade Nov 29, 1818
Isaac, Jr. & Sally Whittington Mar 6, 1806
Jesse & Elizabeth Amerson Nov 4, 1852
John & Margaret (Marguerite) Dennis Dec 9, 1814
William & Sally Thompson Aug 1, 1814
William & Martha Burgamy Nov 1858
Dennis & Betheny Thomas Dudley Feb 16, 1837
Elizabeth & Abel Barnes Nov 26, 1817
Leah & William Roach Aug 7, 1816
Malinda & Dudley Simmons Sept 15, 1825
Margaret & John Dennis Dec 9, 1814
Martha & Joseph Logue Sept 3, 1850
Mary & F. Thomas Elsberry Dickens July 15, 1858
Matilda & Mitchell Worsham Aug 12, 1824
Nancy & Nathaniel Glytoe Feb 26, 1809
Polly & Britain Perry Nov 25, 1806
Sarah & George Ernest Jan 22, 1807
There were many land/county changes during this time, on top of early records being spotty in access. I would love to know absolutely anything people may uncover and would appreciate any help I can get. Thank you