William Denston
(Abt 1670-1726/1727)
Elizabeth (?)
(Abt 1670-After 1732)
John Denston
(Abt 1693-1765/1766)
Margaret (?)
(Abt 1699-After 1766)
Philip Denston
(Abt 1732-1778/1789)


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1. Sarah (?)

Philip Denston 1

  • Born: Abt 1732, Somerset Co., MD
  • Marriage (1): Sarah (?)
  • Died: 1778-1789, Worcester Co., MD


Philip Denston's aunt, Elizabeth Denston, evidently remained unmarried throughout her life and was recipient of land when she has "Maidens Choice" surveyed for her in 1732, she received the patent for 50 acres in 1737. The land gets deeded to Sarah Denston (Elizabeth's great niece and Philip's first cousin) sometime before 1759 as Robert Morrison and his wife Sarah sell it to Abraham Adams on Dec 7 1759. Adams and his wife Sarah, in turn, sell it to Philip Denston on Aug 19 1761.

In 1766, Philip Denston, has "Maidens Choice" resurveyed for him, this was stated as land that was originally patented to Elizabeth Denston for 50 acres in 1737. Philip gets vacancy land added to extend the size of the tract all along modern day Dividing Creek and to include 332 acres. On it, in 1766, improvements listed include: 10 ac cultivated land, 320 panels of old fence, 10 apple trees, a very old log house 10x12 ("much out of repair"). He receives the patent on Sep 29 1769.

Philip married Sarah (?).


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

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