Mr. H. Denton Dear Sir
Peters (?) Landing, Perry Co., Tenn Aug. 1, 1895
Yours of July 10 to hand contents in reply will say that I will endeavor to answer all questions and give you all the information that is in my power to do, in regard to the Denton families in my knowing.
As to myself and family, my grandfather's name was Ben Denton. He came from White Co. Tenn to Hickman Co. thence to Perry. He died somewhere about 50 years ago in Miss., I think Marshall Co. My father was born in White Co. Tenn. in 1801, his name was Sam Denton, and also my father's grandfather's name was Sam. My father left White Co. at 11 years old to Hickman Co. thence to Perry Co. in 1817 to Cedar Creek, was the first man to build a mill on Cedar Greek. He had 9 children, 4 boys, Abner, John, Ben, Isaac, daughters, Jane, Milley, Sallie, Mary. I have 3 sisters living. Milley married one David Bunch; he is now dead leaving widow, 2 children - Thomas and John Bunch. Sallie married John Bunch; he is dead, leaving widow and 7 children, 4 boys and 3 girls, Geo., Howard, Wm., Jim, Mary, Sarah, Martha. Mary married George Bunch; he still lives, has 7 children, 3 boys, Anderson, George, John, daughters, Sarah, Jane, Joshua, Alsey. Ben (the writer of this letter) born 1837 and now 59 years old, have 5 children living, one daughter Mary married W. B. Gulp. R.L. and John are my boys living.
There was another Sam Denton who lived and died on Cedar Creek, was a cousin to my grandfather and was older than my father. He married Eunice Conger, had 6 children, 2 boys and 4 girls, Tipton, Elijah, Betsey, Eunice, Sallie and Tempey.
I have heard my father speak of "Big Jerry and Little Jerry Denton". I had three uncles, father's brothers, Isaac, Jefferson, and Shipman, 2 aunts, Sallie and Rebecca. Aunt Sallie married John Bird, moved to Bell Co. Texas and was killed there by the Indians, was in command or bunch or soldiers in 1853. Rebecca married Ben Hensley, died in N.0. with yellow fever about 1830.
I do not remember any of the Moores except James Moore and Bettie Moore (Bettie was his wife's name). My father called her Aunt Bettie. She has grandchildren living on Cedar Creek, P.O. address is New E ___, Perry Co. Aunt Bettie Moore has a granddaughter living near Linden, Perry Co. married to a man by the name of Leghue Peavehausr.
There is also another Tom Denton living in this Co. His father was named Ben, P.O. at Linden, Tenn.
As to your Uncle Sam Denton, I have told you all I know in the above. I will here state who my father married, a Miss Argent Coleman; she was born in South Carolina. Hope to hear from you again and that I might get up other information that would likely be beneficial to you and that I might be able to learn something of the Denton family myself.
Ben F. Denton
(The above letter contributed by William D. Denton, Elizabethtown, N.Y.)
THE HUNT'S REALLY LIKED THE DENTON'S
From the family history of John Hunt Sr and his wife Mary (Overall) Hunt. Six of their children had married into the Denton family of James Denton and his wife Elizabeth Harper) Denton.
The first three marriages took place in Washington District, N.C. the next three in Bath and Fleming county, Kentucky.
William Bazel Hunt married 1st. Ann Denton 1786,Died 1787
William Bazel Hunt married 2nd. Sarah Denton 1788
John Tipton Hunt married Mary Denton 1787
Sarah Hunt married Abraham Denton 1793
Dradenna Hunt married Joseph Denton 1799
Deborah Hunt married Benjamin Denton 1800
Mary Hunt married William Denton 1799
The two families, Hunt and Denton had intermarried for the next three generations.
The families of John Hunt Sr, James Denton, and Col. John Tipton had moved from the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, to Washington District, North Carolina, about 1783. Col. John Tipton remained in Washington District, N.C. John Hunt Sr, and James Denton with all of their families moved in 1790 to Bourbon county, Kentucky, then to Bath county. The Denton's stayed in Bath county, while the Hunt's moved to Fleming county, living at Locust, Kentucky along the Licking River.
James Denton died in 1855 Bath county, Ky. Just three months short of being 100 years old.
(Trudy Hunt Smith
Descendant of William Bazel and Sarah Denton Hunt)
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Would like information on the ancestors and children of Amanda A. Denton, born Jan. 1833, probably in Ill., died Nov. 1913, Christian County, Ill., married 1850 to Albert Conel, of Ohio. (George Denton, Rt. 1, Box 371A, White Pine, Tn 37890)
Would like to know in which cemetery William FRAZIER and his wife Margaret Denton Frazier are buried. William died between July 7, 1881and November 1881. Margaret died on July 6, 1866. Both died in Jefferson County, Tenn. Bob Frazier, 2201 Euclid, Wiohita1 KS 67215
Benjamin Franklin DENTON came from Ireland in 1817 at age 4,. apparently settled in Meriwether Co., GA. His son Andrew Jackson DENTON was born there in 1840. Benjamin married Ersley MAZE and later a Sarah. He died in Mississippi in 1880. Does anyone have more particulars on this Denton? B.B. Denton1 1403 Yows St.. Borger, TX 79007
Searching for the parents or Benjamin DENTON, born 1740-45, died ca. 1820 in Henderson Co., KY, married Nov. 18, 17?2 in Granville, NC to Celia WIGGINS. Benjamin and Celia had 6 children, John, Samuel, Reuben, Polly, Frederick, and Elizabeth (2 are my direct line). Can
anyone help me? 1111 be happy to exchange information.Catherine Lee Quade, 18218-12 Paradise Mtn. Rd., Valley Center, CA 92082
The 1860 U.S. Census for Bradley County, Tennessee lists: C.C. DENTON, age 41, farmer, Elizabeth, age 51, John, age 4, Joseph, age 2, and Esther, age 4, all born in Term. This seems to be the same person as Cornelius Denton, who in 1850 was living in Jefferson County, Term. with his parents, Josiah and Catherine Sehorn Denton. Some members of this family group say Cornelius died in a Federal Prison during the Civil War, but the National Archives in Washington, DC have no confirming records. Would like to hear from the descendants of Cornelius or have information on him and his family. Denton M. Starr, Rt. 1 Box 375, Stilwell, OK 74960
David Richard DENTON, born ca. 1825 in Kentucky, was in Texas by 1859/60. He married Amanda DEFORE(?), born Ca. 1842 in Arkansas. His rather was Sterling Spurgess Denton. Who was his mother? Also looking for information on Amanda's family. David and 11Mandy" had 10 children: Darcus, married Trove PO~VERS; Samuel Richard, married Mary Ann ROBERTS; John, married Mary; Sarah Jane, married George Washington KILLAM; Charlie; Sterling; Frank; Martha; Jack, and Pink. Any information appreciated. Christine B. Cole, 4923 Biddle Rd., Central Point, OR 97502
Need parents or Edward DENTON, born about 1790, South Carolina, married Catherine Blasingem. Ruth Wynn. Rt. 1 Box 540, Iluka, MS 58852
Fannie E. DENTON married Wilson Monroe TUCKER; they were in Maury County, TN on the 1860 Census. Who were the parents of Fannie and of Wilson Monroe? Was his father Noah TUCKER? On the 1860 Census, Fannie had a son, Thomas J., age 8 months. Wish to correspond with descendants or this couple. Virginia H. Barnes, 145 N. Alabama Ave.. Jackson, MS 59209
I'm trying to rind the marriage records or my great-grandparents, Harden or Harding DENTON and Amanda Melvina GLENN, the daughter or Singleton C. Glenn and Rachel Norris, who were married Aug. 10, 1847 in White County, Tenn. Harden and Amanda's first child, Donnie Mae Denton, born Aug. 2, 1880 at Quebec, Tenn., was my grandmother. Anyone have this information?
Mrs. Bet Burks P.O. Box 575 Pottsboro, TN 75076
Need information on Isaac DENTON and wife Rebecca ETHERIDGE or Jackson County, Term. Who were his parents? Who were Isaac and Rebecca's children? Only sure of two, Telitha, was born Ca. 1805 and married John Cherry, and Noah, who was born Ca. 1811 and married Sarah. Possibly others were Hiram, Jeremiah, Elijah, and Anna. Will exchange information. Mrs. LaVonne Ketchum. 2901 Hiway 99 Biggs. CA 95917
Who were the parents of Jackson Denton, born Ca. 1817, married Mary M. "Polly" Flowers in 1845 in Burke County, NC? Donald Dale Jr. P.O. Box 1872 Wilson NC 27893
Would like information about grandfather, James M. (possibly Monroe) DENTON, born Dec. 16, 1847 in Tenn., died Sept. 6, 1919, buried in Crowell, Foard County, Texas, married Mattie A. Eubank, lived in Palo Pinto Co. TX probably in Denton and Parker Co., too. Supposedly a relative of John B. Denton. M. E. Lide, 5427 7th St. Lubbock, TX 79416
Would like to hear from descendants of John and Susan DENTON of Jefferson County, Tenn. John was born Ca. 1800, Susan Ca. 1810. Their children were Mary Elizabeth, who married Wm. Nathaniel CRAFT (my 2nd g-grandparents), Sarah, Charity, Nathaniel, never married - died during the Civil War, and John, believed to have gone to Texas. Be glad to share info. Sue F. Groves, Rt.4 Box 459, Franklin, KY 42134
Need information on the following people: Nancy DENTON married Jacob SHIPMAN, Perry County, Tenn. prior to 1850. Hardy HARRINGTON, born ca. 1816 in NC, married 1840 in Madison County, Tenn. to Elizabeth STRAIN, daughter of John Strain. Any information appreciated. Mrs. Jack Cravens, 2088 Satinwood1 Memphis, TN 58119
Sterling David DENTON, born May 8, 1864 in Vidor, Texas, married on Dec. 5, 1886 to Martha Bell HOLLOND, born Feb. 10, 1867, died Oct. 1 1896, 1896 in Belton, Texas; their children were John David Franklin, Amanda Louise, David Crockett, and Ethel Mae. Who were the parents of Sterling David? When and where did he die? Who were theparents of Martha Bell? Where was she born? Would like to hear from anyone who has information on these families. Beverly Denton Rt. 1 Box 48 Belle Plaines KS 67015
Desire information on the parents and siblings of Ruanna T.R. DENTON, born Jan. 15, 1818 in Tenn., died Jan.20, 1888 in Howell County, MO. She married Noah HOCKETT on Oct. 29, 1839 in Jefferson County, Tenn. Lola M. Walker, 3910 W. El Caminita Dr.1 Phoenix, AZ 85051
William DENTON and Abagail STODDARD were married Sept. 19, 1774 in Stockbridge, MA. William was in Revolutionary War, probably went with son William, Jr. to Essex County, NY about 1810-20. What is William's lineage? Abagail's? Mrs. A.J. O'Connor, 240 Chestnut St., #205, Long Beach, CA 90802
DENTON-McCARTY-O'DELL -ALLEN-MOORE-HOGG/HOUGH: William DENTON, born Jan. 6, 1845, Cocke County, TN, married Margaret Elizabeth McCARTY in 1869 in Lubec, Maine. Family tradition says William was a Union soldier stationed in Maine, transferred to Fla., discharged there, resettled in Cocke County, where he died in 1897. His parents were John Abraham DENTON and Margaret O'DELL; grandparents were Abraham DENTON and Nancy Shrewsbury ALLEN. Will share information and answer all correspondence. Beatrice Aker Roden, 1413 Swiss, Arlington, TX 76010
Is anyone working on AGNEW or LEE/LEA lines in connection with their Denton line? If so, I'd love to hear from you. Catherine Lee Quade, 18218-12 Paradise Mtn. Rd., Valley Center. CA 92082
Does anyone have knowledge of the History of Denton, Nebraska or of Denton, Tennessee? If so, contact the publishers of this paper. Does anyone have definite proof of the parents of Herom HUNT who was born in 1789 in Eastern Tennessee and married Nov. 27, 1807 to Nancy Hunt? Mrs. Ivan Wagner, 2002 N. Monroe. Enid, OK 73701
Does anyone have information on Daniel LAMON and brother Jacob LAYMAN,a Rev. War soldier born 1759 in Reading, Berks County, PA, in Culpepper County, VA before the War, in Sevier County TN in 1800? Wad Hester IAYMAN who married George DENTON their sister? Anyone. know anything about George DENTON who died in 1769 in Calvert County, MD? His will names children Thomas, John, Diannah, Margaret, Mary, and Eleanor. Mrs. Betty Palmisano 522 Parkview Circle, Taft CA 93268
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