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8. John DENNIS4,12 was born in 1829 in Tennessee.1

Listed as John "Davis" in 1850 Census in Dist 11; Miles "Davis" lived next door - he was actually Miles Dennis. Wife Elizabeth, son Pinkney age 1. In the divorce case in 1857 of Sarah & Miles Dennis, John & Anny Dennis are called to testify. There is no other John Dennis of any age in the 1850 census so I believe this is actually John Dennis. Richard is stated as eldest son of Miles. John Dennis is likely a nephew or cousin - he appears to be the son of Joshua Dennis.

In 1860, the enumerator confused the given names. John is listed with Joshua's age, wife and family while Joshua is the head of John's household. Found next door to each other in Distrist 12 of Jackson Co. [Sarah Dennis, widow of Miles, was also in District 12 - she was Hh 281]
Hh 308 "John" Dennis, age 55. Anne, age 50. John [probably John Harrison called Harrison in 1850] age 15. Samuel 14 and Logan age 12.
Hh 309 "Joshua" Dennis, age 30. Elizabeth age 31. Pinckney was age 10, Margaret 8, Newton 6, James 4, Sarah 2, and Cansaida age 3 months.

1870, Jackson Co TN, Dist 1, Gainsboro P.O. p.128, Hh 55
John Dennis, 40, b. TN. Elizabeth 40, b. TN. Pinckney 21, Margaritt 18, Newton 16, James 14, Sarah 12, Canzady 10, Samuel 6.

It appears that by 1880, Elizabeth had died and John had taken a young wife. Possibly only the baby was hers.
1880, Jackson Co TN, Dist 10, p.171, Hh 22
John Denis age 50, b. TN as were his parents. Jane, age 22, wife.
Samuel age 14, son. Tennessee age 9, dau. K. age 6, son. Maggie age 4, daughter. Delia age 1, daughter.

John DENNIS and Elizabeth [DENNIS] were married.1 Elizabeth [DENNIS] was born in 1829 in Tennessee.1

John DENNIS and Elizabeth [DENNIS] had the following children:

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Pinkney DENNIS was born in 1849 in Jackson County, Tennessee.1

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Margaret DENNIS was born in 1852 in Tennessee.

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Newton DENNIS was born in 1854 in Tennessee.

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James DENNIS was born in 1856 in Tennessee.

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Sarah DENNIS was born in 1858 in Tennessee.

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Cansaida DENNIS was born in 1860 in Tennessee.

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Samuel DENNIS was born in 1864 in Tennessee.