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Re: James A Denning Sumner TN
Posted by: John Denning (ID *****3988) Date: August 04, 2012 at 16:48:01
In Reply to: James A Denning Sumner TN by LMD in Harlem of 1173

Your great grandmother is my 3rd cousin twice removed.
(In my file she is "Beninna")

You asked for the parents of:
James Allison Dinning, b. 30 Nov 1833, Tennessee, d. 27 Mar 1906
m. 28 Apr 1856
Martha A. L. V. Roney, b. Nov 1837, Tennessee, d. Abt. 1900

James is the son of:
James D. Dinning, b. 20 Aug 1815, Tennessee, d. 12 Jan 1860, Fountain Head, Sumner Co., Tennessee
m. 14 Mar 1836, Sumner Co., Tennessee [See record below]
Mary "Polly" Gambling Hollis, b. 31 Dec 1817, Tennessee, d. 24 Nov 1904, Fountain Head, Sumner Co., Tennessee

Dinning, James m. 14 Mar 1836 Hollis, Mary - Bondsmen: Grainger, John
Source: Sumner County Tennessee Mariages at
Source: Early Sumner County Marriage Records Through 1850

Children of James D. Dinning & Mary "Polly" Gambling Hollis
1. Martha Jane Dinning, b. 1832, Kentucky, d. Aft. 1880
m. 01 Feb 1853, Simpson Co., Kentucky
James Jesse Suttle, b. 1832, Sumner Co., Tennessee, d. Aft. 1880
- Four Children Listed -

2. James Allison Dinning, b. 30 Nov 1833, Tennessee, d. 27 Mar 1906
- See above for spouse & at the bottom for children -

3. Sarah Jane Dinning, b. 04 May 1837, Tennessee, d. 11 Aug 1908, Tennessee
m. 10 Nov 1852, Sumner Co., Tennessee
Elmore Hardy Cryer Sarver, b. 29 Jul 1827, Sumner Co., Tennessee, d. 17 Feb 1898, Sumner Co., Tennessee
- Six Children Listed -

John Ervin Dinning, (Lieutenant), b. 24 Dec 1839, Fountain Head, Sumner Co., Tennessee, d. 14 Jul 1864, Harrisburg, Mississippi
- Did not marry -

John Ervin Dinning
Source: Narrative of CSA Civil War Service - Vol 1, p 167

Company I, 2nd Tennessee Infantry - This company was recruited at Hartsville, Tennessee then Sumner now Trousdale County in April 1861. + Denning, John E. - Enlisted at Gallatin, Tennessee on April 25, 1861 for three years. Was hired as a substitute James Sanford. Sanford entered the service himself and Denning transferred to Company D, 7th Cavalry Battalion.

Muster Roll for Company D, 7th Cavalry Battalion - Later known officially as Company F, 22nd Cavalry Regiment
An * after the name denotes continued service after becoming Company F in the 22nd or 2nd Tennessee Cavalry. This company was organized at Fountain Head, Sumner County, Tennessee.

+ Alfred Jackson - 2nd Lieutenant.. In battle of Shiloh. Exposure on retreat from Shiloh caused paralysis. Laid in a blacksmith shop for three weeks with no medicaI care. Discharged at reorganization by Special Order No. 84 from General Beauregard. While this was being arranged he was transfered to Company I, 2nd Tennessee Infantry in place of John E. Denning, who was later killed at Harrisburg, Mississippi.

+ Denning, John E.* - Transfered from Company I, 2nd Tennessee Infantry March 30, 1862, in place of Alfred Jackson. Made 2nd Lieutenant, June 15, 1862. Killed at Harrisburg, Mississippi, July 13, 1864.

+ Sissom, James M. - Transfered to Company I, 2nd Tennessee Infantry in place of James R. Sanford, who had hired John E, Denning as substitute. Transfer was made March 30, 1862

Children of James Allison Dinning & Martha A. L. V. Roney:
1. Anetta Darotha Dinning, b. 17 Feb 1857
m. 26 Feb 1878
Anderson C. Beasley, b. 17 Aug 1844, d. 08 Jun 1908
- Six Children Listed -

2. Mary Alice Dinning, b. 13 Jan 1859, Sumner Co., Tennessee, d. 13 Feb 1930, Coleman, Coleman Co., Texas
m. 14 Dec 1876, Sumner Co., Tennessee
Franklin Henry Clay Groves, b. 30 MAr 1847, Portland, Sumner Co., Tennessee, d. 10 Feb 1931, Coleman, Coleman Co., Texas
- No Children Listed -

3. Thomas Fanny Dinning (Female) b. 1866, Tennessee
m. 29 Nov 1887
J. W. Braswell
- No Children Listed -

4. Ben Dolley Dinning (Female) b. 20 Apr 1869, Tennessee, d. 07 Mar 1870, Tennessee

5. Beninna Dinning, b. Mar 1872, Tennessee, d. Bef. 18 Aug 1947
m. 11 May 1898
James Allison Salmons, b. Nov 1869, Kentucky
- Four Children Listed -

Note: I have more info for any entry for which the word "Listed" is included.

Is "Beninna" really Bernina?

Hope this helps.
John Denning
Covington, Washington

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