Lydia Dennis

16 March 1824–29 October 1896 (Age 72)
Merit, Hunt, Texas, United States

The Life of Lydia

When Lydia Dennis was born on 16 March 1824, her father, Owen Corn Dennis, was 25 and her mother, Deborah Delane Green, was 18. She married Robert McCamey Harrison on 15 March 1846, in Polk, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Polk, Tennessee, United States for about 10 years. She died on 29 October 1896, in Merit, Hunt, Texas, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Merit, Hunt, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert McCamey Harrison
Lydia Dennis
Marriage: 15 March 1846
Elizabeth Harrison
Noah Harrison
Deborah W. Harrison
Martha Harrison
Margaret E. Harrison
John Henry Harrison
Isaac Harrison
Robert McCamey Harrison

Spouse and Children

15 March 1846
Polk, Tennessee, United States


    Elizabeth Harrison


    Noah Harrison


    Deborah W. Harrison


    Martha Harrison


    Margaret E. Harrison


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Deborah Delane Green




    Mary Dennis



    Elisha Dennis


    Martha Dennis


    Robert Dennis


+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 1

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 11

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.

Age 22

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the medieval personal name Den(n)is (Latin Dionysius, Greek Dionysios ‘(follower) of Dionysos’, an eastern god introduced to the classical pantheon at a relatively late date and bearing a name of probably Semitic origin). The name was borne by various early saints, including St Denis, the martyred 3rd-century bishop of Paris who became the patron of France; the popularity of the name in England from the 12th century onwards seems to have been largely due to French influence. The feminine form Dionysia (in the vernacular likewise Den(n)is) is also found, and some examples of the surname may represent a metronymic form.2 English: variant of Dench.3 Irish (mainly Dublin and Cork): of the same origin as 1 and 2, sometimes an alternative form to Donohue but more often to MacDonough , since the personal name Donnchadh was Anglicized as Donough or Denis.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lydia Harrison in household of Robert M Harrison, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Lydia Harrison in household of Robert Harrison, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Lydia Cennis in entry for Isaac Harrison, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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