George "The Builder" Denison

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George Denison, lll

Birthdate: (38)
Birthplace: Stonington, New London, CT
Death: Died in Westerly, Washington Co., RI
Immediate Family:

Son of Captain George Denison and Mercy Denison
Husband of Sarah Denison and Joanna Denison
Father of Joseph Denison; Mary Denison and Sarah Kinney
Brother of Joseph Denison; Mercy Dunbar; Samuel Denison; Elizabeth Champlin; Desire Williams and 2 others

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About George "The Builder" Denison

George Denison III, son of George Denison Jr. and Mercy Gorham, was born before 07 May 1699, married first, September 28, 1721, to Sarah Minor, daughter of Dr. Joseph and Sarah (Tracy) Minor. She died September 27, 1724, in the 24th year of her age. [1]

He was married second, May 10, 1727, to Joanna Hinckley, daughter of Samuel and Martha (Lathrop) Hinckley. [1]

In the early 1700’s the “grat haus” which Captain George had built on his “palisades” burned to the ground. In 1717, his grandson, known to the family as George the Builder, built the house we see today just west of the original site. It is known as Pequotsepos Manor; however, we assume that it acquired this name much later, possibly from Annie Gates or when it became a museum. That house stands today as a tribute to one of Connecticut’s first families.

On the land his grandfather was granted in 1654 and near where his "grate hous" had stood, in 1717 George Denison built Pequotsepos Manor for his bride, Lucy Gallup. Today, each room in the Manor House is furnished with Denison heirlooms, and each room represents one of five distinct periods in American history.

    • 1. A record of the descendants of Capt. George Denison, of Stonington, Connecticut, with notices of his father and brothers, and some account of other Denisons who settled in America in the colony times (Part II: Descendants of George Denison, of Westerly, R. I., second son of Capt. George), database,,(Provo, Utah: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005), extracted from John D. Baldwin, book of the same name, (Worcester, Massachusetts: Tyler & Seagrave, 1881), page 225-6.
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George "The Builder" Denison's Timeline

Stonington, New London, CT
May 7, 1699
Age 1
January 26, 1722
Age 24
Stonington, New London, CT
September 1724
Age 26
Age 35
New London,Connecticut
January 16, 1736
Age 38
Westerly, Washington Co., RI