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George Gwinnett Dennis
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Birth: Feb. 26, 1818
Mercer County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Mar. 25, 1883
Scott County
Iowa, USA

Obituary from Davenport Democrat March 28,1883: "Death of an Ex-Supervisor
One of the most prominent citizens of Princeton township died on Sunday morning last, at 8 o'clock--Mr. George D. Dennis. The deceased was born in Trenton, New Jersey, February 26, 1818, and so was in his sixty sixth year. He emigrated to Illinois when a young man, and in September, 1847, was married with Miss Adaline Dodge in Prophetstown, Ill. He settled in Princetown in 1856, and became one of the most enterprising citizens of the locality. He was elected to the most important offices of trust in the township, and a correspondent says, 'he was twice elected to the board of supervisors.' His wife survives him, with her son, J.L. Dennis. Mr. Dennis had been an invalid for some time previous to his death. His death is greatly regretted in Princeton."
From History of Whiteside County, Illinois by Charles Bent: "George Dennis came from Trenton, New Jersey, and settled in Lyndon township prior to 1840. It required moral courage and back-bone for a young man to leave all the social advantages of an old settled country and come to the far West, where he would be almost entirely deprived of the society of young people. Mr. Dennis, though fond of fun, was manly, and very much respected by all who knew him. He married Miss Dodge, a sister of Job Dodge--now of Peru, Illinois--and is now living at Princeton, Iowa." 
Family links: 
  Adaline Orvilla Dodge Dennis (1826 - 1894)
  Job Dodge Dennis (1848 - 1936)*
*Calculated relationship
Oak Ridge Cemetery
Scott County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Lot 22 block 5 number 75
Created by: Carol Fritsch
Record added: Mar 16, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 106815789
George Gwinnett Dennis
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