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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


B. B. W. DENNY, hardware merchant, was born four miles west of Waynesburg, October 29, 1852.  He is a son of M. W. and Jane (Luse) Denny, natives of Pennsylvania, and of English extraction.  His grandparents came from England to Ohio, then moved to Pennsylvania and were among the early settlers of Greene County.  Mr. Denny’s father, who died in 1875, was the owner of 800 acres of land, and was an extensive dealer in stock.  His family consisted of four children, B. B. W. being the second.  He was reared on a farm in Center and Jefferson townships, and received his education in Waynesburg College.  He has been engaged in farming and stock-growing, and, in partnership with his brother, owns a hardware store in Waynesburg.  He was united in marriage January 3, 1882, with Miss Alice, daughter of Samuel Melvin.


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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania
Samuel P. Bates
Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888

Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles
The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project –
Date of Transcription: 11 November 2008
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