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Stephen Denny
« on: Monday 29 October 18 04:36 GMT (UK) »
In the 1850 US Census my ancestor Stephen Denny, wife Catherine are listed as born in 1812 in Canada. The oldest children Catherine 13, Mary 12, and Stephen 10 are also listed as born in Canada.
Descendents list parents birth as Canada French.
I cannot find them in any Canadian records.  Help sought. Wonder if Denny is anglicized spelling

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Re: Stephen Denny
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 27 January 19 08:28 GMT (UK) »
Michigan death certificates for Stephen and Catherine don't help they just gave Canada as place of birth.  :-\ Although it does say Stephens father was Stephen Denny Snr  :-\
No sign of a marriage for Stephen and Catherine.  A few anc trees who have the same problem not knowing parents names.

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Re: Stephen Denny
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 27 January 19 16:55 GMT (UK) »
Thank you for effort.  A couple descendents refer to themselves as canadian French so have followed that line of inquiry including variant spellings of Denny without success.  Search continues.

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Re: Stephen Denny
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 27 January 19 17:16 GMT (UK) »

I wondered about a French link, tried a variety of surname variations but sadly nothing came up  :-\
You never know someone might have some inspiration and find something.

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Re: Stephen Denny
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 19 February 19 13:37 GMT (UK) »
Have you considered that Denny might have a "dit" equivalent if they originated in Quebec.  If you google it you will come up with some variations that you can search under.  For example my husband's lineage includes the surname LaChappelle with Quebec origins but going far enough back the name to search is Langlois.  What further complicates dit names is sometimes the same surname shows as multiple dit choices and you have to figure out which line to follow.  There are a number of articles which explain this quite well.

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Re: Stephen Denny
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 21 February 19 22:06 GMT (UK) »
Till now unfamiliar with "dit".  Thank you for suggestion. It is a good indication of the complexity of the search ahead.