Martha "Mary" DENTON was born in 1736 in Shenandoah CO, VA. Died in 1794 in Washington CO, TN. Martha married John Tipton and came with him to Washington CO, NC as his second wife. She had 9 children by her first marriage as did Col. Tipton by his first marriage. They added another to the total when they gave birth to Abraham in 1778.
She married Dr. James MOORE in 1751. Dr. James MOORE died in 1776 in VA.
They had the following children:
She also married Colonel John TIPTON on 22 Jul 1777 in VA. Colonel John TIPTON was born on 15 Aug 1730 in Baltimore, MD. Died in Aug 1813 in Washington CO, TN. From the Tennessee Valley Historical Review: "The Dentons were American patriots during the French & Indian War as well as the Revolutionary War and served their country well. Some of them served under the command of Colonel John Tipton in the Shenandoah country, and before the struggle for American Independence was over, followed Colonel Tipton into the Watauga settlement."
John was a justice of Dunmore CO, NY in 1772. He owned land at or near Toms Brook.
From: "A History of Shenandoah CO, VA" by John W. Wayland: "Col. John Tipton was Justice and Vestryman of Beckford Parish of Dunmore and Shenandoah; Shenandoah Captain in Dunmore's War; Revolutionary officer, County Lieutenant and Sheriff of Shenandoah; Representative of Dunmore in the Virginia Constitutional Convention of 1776 and in the Virginia House of Delegates, 1776-1777, Representative of Washington CO, NC (now TN) in the Jonesboro or Franklin conventions of 1784 and 1785; Representative in the NC Senate, Representative of Washington CO in the House of Representatives of the Territory of the U.S. South of the River Ohio; Representative of Washington CO in the Tennessee Constitutional Convention of 1796; Representative of Washington CO in the Tennessee Senate.
They had the following child: