William Denston
(Abt 1670-1726/1727)
Elizabeth (?)
(Abt 1670-After 1732)
John Denston
(Abt 1693-1765/1766)
Margaret (?)
(Abt 1699-After 1766)
Isaac Denston


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1. Sarah Adams

Isaac Denston 2

  • Born: 1722-1723, Somerset Co., MD
  • Marriage (1): Sarah Adams on 12 Feb 1745 in MD 1
  • Died: 27 Aug 1771-31 Dec 1773, Worcester Co., MD 1


Isaac Denston's will was written in Worceter Co., MD on Aug 7 1771 and probated Dec 31 1773:
- To son William Denston, land in Somerset Co., "First Choice" containing 66 acres
- To daughter Rachel Denston, land in Somerset, "Misfortune" containing 35 acres
- To son Abraham Denston, land in Worcester "Second Choice" (50 acres) and "Hogg Quarter" in Somerset (35 1/2 acres)
- To wife Sarah Denston, land "Chance" on which I now live during her life
- To son Isaac Adams Denston, land "Chance" where I now live after Sarah's decease
- To daughter Margaret Johnson, one shilling
Witnesses: William Miles, Samuel Miles, Mathias Miles
COMPILER'S NOTES: "Hog Quarter" (32.5a surveyed for Isaac Denston in 1763) and "Second Choice" (50a surveyed for Isaac Denston in 1760) are located on Meadow Bridge Road which divides modern Somerset/Worcester Counties, they are north of the little bridge that crosses Dividing Creek. Old Friendship Church, built in 1866, lies on the "Second Choice" tract. Son Abraham Denston had this tract resurveyed and expanded in 1794 and named the tract "Friendship". The "Chance" tract where Isaac Denston lived was a 98 acre 1760 resurvey of "Denstons Chance" (surveyed for John Denston in 1734 for 50 acres). In 1783, Sarah Denston is shown to have 66 acres of it when the Maryland Tax Assessment took place. "First Choice" (66a surveyed for Isaac Denston in 1754) was a bit to the west of "Hog Quarter" fully in Somerset and had improvements listed in 1754 as a "log'd house 16x12, 20 peach tree sions, 300 panels of fence and 3 ac cultivated land." "Misfortune" (35a surveyed for Isaac Denston in 1763) abutted "First Choice" to its north.

Isaac married Sarah Adams on 12 Feb 1745 in MD.1 (Sarah Adams died after 1783 in Worcester Co., MD.)


1 Dryden Collection at Salisbury State University.

2 Correspondence from James L. Brown, 209 W. Mosher Street, Baltimore, MD 21217; dated April 30, 1997.

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