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This site is focused broadly on all descendants of John Denboe, an indentured servant who came to the Crown Colony of Maryland in about the year 1664. Also, it maintains a special emphasis on the descendants of John Denbow (1797-1862) and his brother Bazeleel (1795-1857), early pioneers in the hills of Southeastern Ohio, as well as the descendants of Jón Jónsson (1841-1934) of Dalasýsla, Iceland, who was an Icelandic immigrant to Canada and now has progeny throughout North America.

William J. Denbow

William J. Denbow

Male 1853 - 1926  (73 years)


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  • Name William J. Denbow  [1
    Born 1853  Monroe, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 9 Jul 1860  Summit Twp., Monroe, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 1900 
    1900 U.S. Census, Monroe Co, Wayne Twp. (William J. and Mary E. Denbow)
    1900 U.S. Census, Monroe Co, Wayne Twp. (William J. and Mary E. Denbow)
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    Record ID Number 1459 
    Died 10 Jul 1926 
    Siblings 5 Siblings 
    Person ID I1459  Hillbillies & Vikings
    Last Modified 1 Mar 2020 

    Father Bazzel Denbow,   b. 14 Jan 1819, Harford, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1896, Monroe, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Ruth Tanner,   b. 17 Mar 1822, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1899, Lewisville, Monroe, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 2 Jan 1845  Cadiz, Harrison, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Marriage license issued 31 December 1844 "on oath of groom." Rev. Elias Gatchel signed the document on 10 February 1845. This license is reproduced in Bazzel's Civil War pension file. The minister and/or copyist was not too careful with his spellings, as "Denbow" is spelled "Danbow" and "Tanner" is spelled "Tennor." Some researchers have thought that this was an alternate spelling of Ruth's last name; however, I've concluded that it's just sloppy spelling, though other members of her family spell Tanner is a variety of other ways.
    MC: Ruth Tanner-Bazzell Denbow (from court records)
    MC: Ruth Tanner-Bazzell Denbow (from court records)
    This marriage certificate spells Ruth's last name as "Tennor." The spelling of her last name varies a great deal, and it is sometimes seen as "Tennar" or "Tenner" as well.
    Tanner-Denbow Harrison County Marriages.png
    Tanner-Denbow Harrison County Marriages.png
    Documents
    1860 Census, Monroe, Summit (Bazzel Family)
    1860 Census, Monroe, Summit (Bazzel Family)
    Family ID F302  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Sarah Elizabeth Baker,   b. 1855,   d. 4 Jun 1879  (Age 24 years) 
    Married 25 Aug 1875 
    Age at Marriage He was 22 years and 8 months - She was 20 years and 8 months  
    Children 
     1. Carrie Denbow,   b. 14 Jul 1880, Monroe, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1945, Lewisville, Monroe, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     2. Walter J. Denbow,   b. 1885,   d. 8 Jun 1964  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 28 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F408  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary E. McGurk,   b. 25 Dec 1868,   d. 31 Jan 1928  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 14 Jun 1899  [1
    Age at Marriage He was 46 years and 6 months - She was 30 years and 6 months  
    Children 
     1. Ernest R. Denbow,   b. 27 Apr 1901,   d. 4 Oct 1964  (Age 63 years)
     2. Harry Denbow,   b. 1903,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 28 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F409  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    1880 U.S. Census, Monroe Co.,
    1880 U.S. Census, Monroe Co.,
    1900 U.S. Census, Monroe Co., Wayne Twp. (William J. & Mary E. Denbow).jpg
    1900 U.S. Census, Monroe Co., Wayne Twp. (William J. & Mary E. Denbow).jpg

  • Reference  Your Name Here. "William J. Denbow". Hillbillies & Vikings. https://jonandjohn.org/getperson.php?personID=I1459&tree=tree1 (accessed September 29, 2022).

  • Sources 
    1. [S41] attendees at reunion (Informant). Corrections entered on large family chart, or smaller clan charts at 1997 Reunion in Dover, Ohio; Interview Date: 1997; Informant Address: different address for each attendee.

    2. [S165] 1860 U.S. Federal Census (Bazzel Denbow & a little bit of John Jr. at bottom of page; Record Type: U.S. Census; Household: Bazzel Denbow (Bazil); Date: 1860; Record Info: Summit Township, Monroe County, Dwelling# 14, Family# 14; Film: Roll: M653_1012; Page: 1; Image: 6; Family History Library Film: 805012.

    3. [S39] A. W. McCormick & Sons, Pension Attorneys. Civil War Pension Record for Pvt. Bazzel Denbow, 78th OVI, Company 'K," and widow Ruth; he died after his pension application was filed but before it was approved.; Record Type: Photocopy; Name Of Person: Bazzel Denbow; Ruth Denbow (widow); Series: Civil War Pensions; File Number: 906.971 (Bazzel); 536.245 (Ruth). National Archives, Washington, D.C..


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