Name: Job Denning\Dinning
Given Name: Job
Birth: 1774 in PA Or KY
Death: Bef 26 Dec 1836 in Adams Co., OH
Note: Age 61 Yrs
Event: Fact 1
Fact 1 Buried Seaman's Cemetery
Change Date: 19 Sep 2013 at 09:53
1. From Adams Co.,OH GenWeb page: Job Dinning came to Adams co. territory in 1794 , and was appointed Captain of the Adams Co militia, in 1797.
2. From Denning GenForum (Interet) posted 3/5/1998 by Mary Jane Petersen:
Job had settled in Adams County by winter of 1795/96. I had found the surname of Dening listed as one of the families who held deeds in Mason Co. Kentucky in 1790. There was not much in the way of settlements in Ohio until after the Battle of Fallen Timbers(1795) when the "Indians" were finially defeated. Many people were poised and waiting in Kentucky for the lands in the Northwest territory to be made safe for settlers. Job married a Mary Elenore ? who was born in Penn. before 1794.
Military. 11 July 1797 Job was appointed Captain for Adams Co. of militia command by Col. Winthrop Sargent, (Terr. papers U.S.v.3,p.474) In November of 1797 Job Denning was granted a licence to keep a hotel in Manchester..(page 90 volume II of Thompsons Historical collections) Another reference on page 133 , is written Job Denning also operated a Tavern, same year. From Caldwells Adams co. Atlas on Tiffin TWP. "Another settlement was made in the neighborhood of Killenstown about 1800. Among the settlers was Job Denning.
From deed records late 1700's to 1812...First deed the last name is spelled Demming...Volume 1-2-3, p. 289. 23 October 1802, John Killen and his wife Rachel to Job Demming of Adams Co., for $ 215., in lots 1 ,6, and 9, also 4 out lots of 3 acres each, and half of out-lot 4, all in Killen's town on the waters of brush creek, part of a tract patented to Robert Rankin 28 October 1799.
Job Dinning was among the Associated Judges of the courts of Common pleas who certified in 1820 that the consolidated deed volume 1-2-3- had been accurately copied from the original deed records maintained in three small volumes labled A, B, and C, which were kept under territorial government.
In volume 5, p. 247, 13 March 1806 Trustees of West Union sell to Job Dinning for $13., in-lot #70. Volume 6, p. 264 Job and Mary Dinning were witnesses for a deed of McCutchin to Ellison. Also in Vol.6, p. 330, Job Dinning is again a witness and now a Justice of the Peace. He appears in various deeds in this capacity until at least 1812, when the published deeds abstracts end. In the last of the records a Daniel Dinning is the other witness..This traction in vol. 6,p. 658, Isaac and Leah Womsley to Jonathan Womsley.
John Thompson, a Revolutionary War Soldier states in 1833 that his neighbors include Judge Job Dining.
Probate of will of Job Dinning -- 29 December 1836 -- Daniel Dinning and William Henry Harrison Dinning, executors. Bond $800. George Sparks and Gabriel O. Darlington, security; settled. (Adams County, Ohio administrators and Executors Docket records)
Seaman Cemetery: Denning: Job; d 1836 age 61 years
3. From "Adams County, Ohio History", 1989, pg. 49:
Page School: The land for this school house in Tiffin Township deeded 24 September 1824. One of the Directors of the School District (No. 4) who signed the deed was Job Dinning.
4. From "Caldwell's Illustrated Historical Atlas of Adams County, Ohio, 1880" pg. 39:
Listing "out-lots": Thursday, May 17, 1804 the trustees met to sell at public sale lots of the new town of West Union. Among the purchasers was Job Dinning who bought Lot 70 for $9.00 and Lot 85 for $4.00.
Pg. 41: Regarding the hanging of David Beckett who was tried and convicted of killing his partner, John Lightfoot, in October 1807. It was the only case of capital punishment ever inflicted in Adams County after Beckett was tried and sentenced to hang December 8, 1808. Job Dinning was one of the jurors.
Pg. 42: Regarding the building of the Presbyterian Church in West Union. Job Dinning received the contract for hauling the stone from the quarry to the ground where they were to be used. He gave $4 in quarrying stone to help build the church.
Pg. 61: The first Court of Quarter Sessions met at Manchester in September 1797, soon after the organization of the county. Job Dinning was present at this meeting as "Crier".
5. Census Information:
*From "Early Ohio Tax Records" pg. 2, Adams County: listed is Job Dinning
*From 1808 tax list, Green Twp., Adams Co., OH, pg. 48: Job Dunning
*From 1810 tax list, mixed townships, Adams Co., OH, pg. 15: Job Dinning
*From 1812 Tax List, Tiffin Twp., Adams Co., OH: Job Denning
*From 1820 census, Tiffin Twp., Adams Co., OH, pg. 6:
Job Dinning, 2 m. under 10 (Harrison, 7 + Isaac, 10), 2 m. 10-15 (John, 15 & Albert, 14), 1 m. 16-18 (Job, Jr., 17), 2 m. 19-25 (Stephen, 19 + ?), 1 m. 45+ (Job, 46); 1 f. under 10 (Sarah, 9), 1 f. 19-25 (Polly, 24), 1 f. 45+ (Mary, 49) **Daniel Dinning is listed on same page (26-45)
*From 1830 census Tiffin Twp., Adams Co., OH, pg. :
Job Denning Sr.: 1 m. 15-20 (Harrison, 17), 3 m. 20-30 (John, 25, Isaac, 20, Albert, 24), 1 m. 50-60 (Job, 56); 1 f. 15-20 (Sarah, 19), 1 female 20-30 (Polly), 1 f. 50-60 (Mary, 59)
6. From "Federal Land Series, Federal Bounty Land Warrants of the American Revolution" Vol. 2, 1799-1835:
Pg. 156, #1200 21 Oct 1819 B/1/033
Registered by F.D. Fschiffley; Registered for: Henry Northrup; Location: Mil 7 9 2 28 Mil 7 9 2 17
*Based upon the following Army land warrant issued to:
Saraway, P., Pvt. No. 809 100 acres
Denning, J., Pvt. No. 745 100 acres
Vol. 4, Pt. 2. Grants in the Virginia Military District of Ohio:
Pg. 189: #S-13437 20 acres Adams Co. Green City & township
a. W - 4284 Daniel Disken (warrant & warantee)
b. Job Denning (patentee)
7. From "The Ohio Repository" newspaper (Canton, OH) dated 1 February 1821(microfilm image):
Listed as being elected judge for Adams Co., OH, along with Thomas Kirker, is Job Denning
8. E-mail from Mary Jane Peterson, February 2002, Re: siblings of William Harrison Denning:
Polly was blind and so were two other of their brothers , Albert and Job. Actually both Albert and Job were Deaf and Blind or Deaf and Dumb. I found this in researching them in the 1850-1860 census. I believe Albert went to Wasbash co. Indiana, and I am not sure if Job stayed in Brown Co. Ohio ( next co, over from Adams co.). William Harrison Denning went to Tuscola, Ill. in early 1850's and died there in 1898.