Samuel DENTON was born in 1734 in Orange CO, NY. Died in 1811 in Pendleton Dictrict, SC. Samuel was a Revolutionary War Soldier in the NC Continental Line and received bounty land in White CO, TN. Until proper dates are learned, it is uncertain which children belong to which mother.
By 1769 both Abraham III and Samuel had joined a wagon train from the Shenandoah Valley to Lord Granville's land sale in North Carolina. This wagon train was made up of the then current younger generation of the Plumleys, Weavers, Moores, Hoggs, Dentons, etc. These, the growing-up children of the original immigrants to the Virginia frontier were marrying and developing families of their own and hungered for land of their own. They could not afford the local land and family holdings were not large enough to divide among all of the children. When Lord Granville began to advertise his land for sale, it was a new frontier to these young families. Tax lists and early censuses show that Samuel settled in what is now Granville CO while Abraham III settled in Caswell CO. Each chose to settle near where their wives' relatives bought land -- the Moores around Samuel and the Hoggs around Abraham III's family.
He married Elizabeth SEAMAN.
He also married Margaret MOORE. Margaret MOORE, died in Granville CO, NC.
They had the following children: