John Dennis was born in Ovid, N.Y. August 29, 1810. He was educated at the Ovid Academy, and was converted while a student in the institution; was licensed t preach in 1832, and, after having filled a charge under the presiding elder, was admitted on trial in the Genesee Conference in 1835. He has received forty-four consecutive appointment, many of them being of the most important character, in Buffalo, Rochester, Geneva, and Lima, and was also presiding elder of the Rochester district for eight years. He was a member of the General Conference of 1848, 1852, and 1856. For a number of years he was treasurer of Genesee College. In 1871 he received the degree of D.D. His present residence (1877) is Brockport.
The above was printed in The Encyclopedia of Methodism, Embracing Sketches of its Rise, Progress, and Present Condition, with Biographical Notices and Numerous Illustrations. Edited By Matthew Simpson, D.D. L.L.D. one of the Bishops of the Methodist Episcopal Church;Philadelphia:Everts & Stewart 1878.