Third Generation


29. Benjamin F. DENNIS was born on 22 July 1839 in Tennessee.10 He died on 3 April 1916 at the age of 76 in Webster County, Missouri.

Said to have married Margaret Anne Smith, 7 Apr 1864 and (2) Martha Caldonia Ferrell, 25 Dec 1877.

1870 Census, Taylor Twp, Greene Co MO. P. O. Springfield. Hh 75
Benjamin Dennis, age 33, Farmer, b. TN. Margrett, age 26, b. MO
John age 5, Clara age 3, William age 2, and George age 2 months, b. March.

1880 Census, Washington Twp, Greene Co MO. p.86C, Hh 2-110
B. F. Dennis, age 41, b. TN as were both his parents.
Martha C. age 18, wife. b. TN, parents b. VA.
John C. age 15, son. Clara age 13, daughter. William A. age 12, son. George F. age 10, son. Cora A. age 1, daughter.

1900 Census, Washington Twp, Greene Co MO. ED 58, Hh 135
Benjamin F. Dennis, b. Jul 1840, age 59. Married 22 years.
Margaret A., wife, b. Apr 1861, age 39. Has had 5 children, all living. b. TN, parents b. VA [Seems to have given the 1st wife's name although the details fit Martha.....]
Corrie A., daughter, b. Dec 1879, age 20. Married 2 years, 1 child living.
Henry, son, b. Oct 1881, age 18.
Grover C., son, b. May 1886, age 14.
Shirley B., son, b. Aug 1887, age 12.
Elmer B., son, b. Apr 1891, age 9
Mollie Sooter, servant, b. Mar 1881, age 19. b. AR.

Find A Grave Memorial# 17347067
Passed away at the age of 76 years, 8 months, and 11 days due to dyspepsia and Lagrippe. He was a farmer. Son of William Dennis (b. Tenn) and unknown Chaffin ( b. Tenn).

Benjamin F. DENNIS and Margaret Anne SMITH were married on 7 April 1864. Margaret Anne SMITH was born on 13 April 1843 in Tennessee. She died on 18 September 1877 at the age of 34. She was buried in Palmetto Cemetery, Greene County, Missouri.35

Benjamin F. DENNIS and Margaret Anne SMITH had the following children:

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John Ewing DENNIS36 was born on 17 May 1865 in Greene County, Missouri. He died on 23 July 1938 at the age of 73 in Springfield, Greene County, Missouri. He was buried in Palmetto Cemetery, Greene County, Missouri.

Married Martha Tennesse Bodenhamer (1867-1952)

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Clara Belle DENNIS37 was born on 27 August 1867 in Greene County, Missouri. She died on 5 March 1927 at the age of 59 in Webster County, Missouri. She was buried in Palmetto Cemetery, Greene County, Missouri.

Married William Douglas Ferrell (1861-1938)

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William Albert DENNIS38 was born on 12 January 1868 in Greene County, Missouri. He died on 29 March 1958 at the age of 90 in Springfield, Greene County, Missouri. He was buried in Palmetto Cemetery, Greene County, Missouri.

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George DENNIS was born in March 1870 in Greene County, Missouri.

Benjamin F. DENNIS and Martha Caldonia FERRELL were married on 25 December 1877. Martha Caldonia FERRELL39 was born on 29 January 1861 in Tennessee. She died on 28 October 1930 at the age of 69. She was buried in Palmetto Cemetery, Greene County, Missouri.

Benjamin F. DENNIS and Martha Caldonia FERRELL had the following children:

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Cora A. DENNIS was born in December 1879 in Greene County, Missouri.

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Henry DENNIS was born in October 1881 in Greene County, Missouri.

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Grover C. DENNIS was born in May 1886 in Greene County, Missouri.

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Shirley V. DENNIS40 was born in August 1887 in Greene County, Missouri. He died on 22 March 1905 at the age of 17. He was buried in Palmetto Cemetery, Greene County, Missouri.

His grave marker states he was born 1886, but it seems to have been 1887 from the 1900 census. If the census was in error, there was also a mistake in the birth year of his older brother.

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Elmer B. DENNIS was born in April 1891 in Greene County, Missouri.