Priscilla Denison

19 August 1754–24 September 1842 (Age 88)
Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Priscilla

When Priscilla Denison was born on 19 August 1754, in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States, her father, Dr. William Denison, was 27 and her mother, Priscilla Fellows, was 23. She married William Dixon on 10 September 1772. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 24 September 1842, in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Dixon
Priscilla Denison
Marriage: 10 September 1772
Nathan Fellows Dixon
Priscilla Dixon
William Denison Dixon
George Dixon
Samuel D. Dixon

Spouse and Children

10 September 1772
Westerly, Washington, R.I.




    William Denison Dixon


    George Dixon


    Samuel D. Dixon


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 22

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 22

Rhode Island was first to declare its independence from Britain on May 4, 1776.
1780 · French Occupy Newport

Age 26

During 1780 to 1781, over 12,000 French troops occupy Newport, Rhode Island.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from the personal name Dennis .2 Possibly an Americanized form of cognates in other languages, for example Russian Denisov, from Denis, or Ukrainian Denysevich, from Denys.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Priscilla Denison, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Priscilla Denison, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Priscilla Denison in entry for William Dixson, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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