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DENISON, Daniel, soldier, born in England in 1613" died in Ipswich, Massachusetts, 20 September 1682. He came to New England about 1631, removed from Cambridge to Ipswich in 1635 and was a military leader there. He was a commissioner to treat with the French commander D'Aulny at Penobscot, in 1646 and 1653, and was subsequently major general of the colonial forces for ten years. He represented Ipswich several years in the general court, was speaker of the house in 1649 and in 1651'2, secretary of the colony in 1653, justice of the quarterly court in 1658, commissioner of the united colonies in 1655'62, and assistant in 1653'82. He was appointed commander-in-chief of Massachusetts's troops in 1675, but was prevented by illness from taking the field in the Indian war of that year. General Denison's daughter married President Rogers, of Harvard. He published "Henieon, or Salve for New England's Sore" (1684).
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