James DENTON was born in 1670 in Hempstead, NY. Died in 1723 in Hempstead, NY. James was from Herrick in the Township of Hempstead, Queens CO, Long Island. On January 1697 he made a deed for land at Herrick which he bought from Samuel Williams. There is, dated December 16, 1710, a deed of gift from his father, Samuel Denton, Sr.
At a town meeting on April 1, 1708, James was chosen to see that the "highways and fences be kept in good order, for the North side of town."
From James' Will: "In the name of God, Amen. I James Denton, of Herricks, in the town of Hempstead, in Queens County, being very ill of body. I leave to my wife, Jane, all of my moveable estate and household goods, 'and cattle and living creatures,' and use of my dwelling house, and one half of my barn and one half of all lands and meadows during her widowhood and after her death the whole is to go to my son James Denton. If he dies before he is of the age of twenty-one, then all my houses and lands are to go to Samuel Denton, son of my brother Samuel and to my brothers, Abraham and Jonas Denton. I make my wife and my son James and my brother-in-law, William, executors." Dated the 7th day of the 3rd month, 1713. Witnesses, Ezekiel Smith, Joseph Wood. Proved at Jamaica before Isaac Hicks, Judge, February 3, 1723.
"Queens County, February 3, 1723, there appeared before me, George Clarke, authorized by his excellence, James Denton, one of the executors, who being a known Quaker, was duly attested to the execution of said will by me."
He married Jane TITUS in 1695. Jane TITUS was born on 2 Feb 1670 in Westbury, NY.
They had the following children: