According to his death certificate, Charles Barney Dennis was born in Constantia, New York, in August of 1844, the son of Eben Dennis and Amanda Caldwell Dennis. A photocopy of a memoir of Charles Barney Dennis is on file at the library of the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center. The memoir states that Mr. Dennis was once the Postmaster of Sandusky, Ohio.
During the Civil War, Charles Barney Dennis served with Company B of the 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry. After the war, Mr. Dennis was associated with the Kelleys Island Lime and Transport Company, and later worked at a furniture factory in Findlay, Ohio. In the 1920's, Charles Barney Dennis was the treasurer of the Ohio Soldiers and Sailors Home.
At the Sandusky History web site, Charles B. Dennis is pictured with several other young men of Sandusky in 1861. See the description of the Charles Barney Dennis memoir at the Hayes Presidential Center to learn more about the personal life and military service of Mr. Dennis.
In volume 4 of the Firelands Pioneer, C. B. Dennis wrote a biographical sketch of his father, Eben J. Davis, who was an early settler of the Firelands. Mr. Dennis wrote about his father: "He was a good representative of the long line of noble pioneers that have made the Western Reserve what it is: almost a Paradise."
Charles Barney Dennis died on May 28, 1928. He is buried in Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery. A G.A.R. symbol has been placed beside the tombstone of C. B. Dennis.