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5. Thomas E. DENNIS was born in 1815.

1840, 9th District. Same page as Miles, Andrew, and A. R. Dennis
Thos. G. Dennis 1m 5-10 [Henry], 1m 15-20 [James], 1m 20-30 [Thomas]. 1f -5 [Almeda], 1f 10-15 [Frances], 1f 30-40 [Catherine].

1850
1st Civil Dist, p.159; Household 4
Thomas E. Dennis age 35 [no place of birth given] with Katharine age 44 b. NC, James 21, Francis 19 [female], Henry T. 15, Almeda C. 10, Margaret 8, Fanney A. 5 [female], Polly A. 2.

1860 Census, Jackson Co TN, Dist 1, p.197, Hh 583
Thomas Denis, age 45, b. TN. Catherine age 45, b. TN
Fanny 18, Polley 14, and Frankey Gentry age 33, Weaver & Spinner - probably daughter Frances living back at home.


http://www.tngenweb.org/jackson/court_reels/court_reel_65.htm
Jackson Co TN Court Records, Loose Papers, abstracted
DENNIS, THOMAS et ux vs SUMMERS, MARGARET, et al Chancery 1856
INDENTURE: Between John Somers of Jackson Co. and Thomas Lock of same. John Somers for sum of $100 sells to Thomas Lock tract dividing Flynn's & Morrison's Creek, being 50 acres more or less. s/s John Somers
[NOTE: Next document has severe ink bleed-through and water-stain. Could read "Delay of payment for a while" - mlj].
DEED: I, John Somers of Jackson Co. sell to James Somers of Wilson Co. on 7 May 1830 for $175 paid, land where I live...
Grant No. 6936 to John Somers.
Grant No. 3944 to Luke Williams. s/s John Somers
Copies of three land grants:
No. 525, Luke Williams Tract dated 9 February 1825, 50 acres on Morrison's Creek.
No. 669, John Summers Senr, dated 3 Jany 1829, Morrison's Creek, bordered by land of John Summers Senr, bought of William Rutledge.
No. 2139, John Summers, assignee of Wm Rutledge, dated 3 May 1824, 100 acres on Morrison's Creek of Roaring River.
PETITION: Thomas Dennis & wife Catherine Dennis, formerly Catherine Summers [Very dark where creased here, two or three lines appear to be names. TSLA copy may be better - mlj].
John Summers departed life in Jackson Co., Tennessee, owning land on Morrison's Creek. Your petitioner shows said John Summers left your petitioner and the following grand children his only heirs at law:
Rebecca Summers
Ira T. Summers
Jane Summers
Almeda Summers
Marion Summers
Perry L. Summers, children of a deceased son. All minors, non residents of the state.
Also his wife Margaret Summers of Jackson Co., TN is entitled to dower. Thomas Dennis and Abraham Summers are administrators. Personal property is sufficient to pay debts. Asks land be sold for distribution.
REPORT OF SALE: Thomas E. Dennis, Catherine Dennis, Caleb Lemons, Elizabeth Lemons, Abraham Summers, Bethel Allen, Rebecca Allen vs
Margaret Summers, Rebecca Summers, Ira T. Summers, Jane Summers, Almeda Summers, Marion Summers and Perry L. Summers.
14 February 1857 [land description by trees]. Labin Loftis was high bidder.

Thomas E. DENNIS and Catherine SUMMERS were married. Catherine SUMMERS, daughter of John SUMMERS and Margaret [SUMMERS], was born in 1806 in North Carolina.

Thomas E. DENNIS and Catherine SUMMERS had the following children:

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James DENNIS was born in 1829 in Tennessee.

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Frances DENNIS was born in 1831 in Tennessee.

1860 Census, Jackson Co TN, Dist 1, p.197, Hh 583
Thomas Denis, age 45, b. TN. Catherine age 45, b. TN
Fanny 18, Polley 14, and Frankey Gentry age 33, Weaver & Spinner - probably daughter Frances

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Henry T. DENNIS was born in 1835 in Tennessee.

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Almeda C. DENNIS was born in 1840 in Tennessee.

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Margaret DENNIS was born in 1842 in Tennessee.

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Fanny A. DENNIS was born in 1845 in Tennessee.

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Polly A. DENNIS was born in 1848 in Tennessee.