Laminda P(ermelia) Moore

Female 1842 - 1876  (34 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Laminda P(ermelia) Moore was born 15 Feb 1842, (White County) Tennessee (daughter of Indimian Benjamin Moore and Nancy Templeton); died 30 Nov 1876, (White County) Tennessee.

    Notes:

    From: Gerald Boyd
    To: SchoolStuff@Worldnet.att.net
    Subject: Moore's
    Date: Wednesday, March 11, 1998 5:02 PM

    Dear David,

    ...Most of the families on the Boyd side are from Tennessee. Another Moore ancestor on his Mother's side of the family from Mississippi, Pontotoc Co.

    A lady from White Co., wrote that Laminda' first husband Alexander Kerr probably died in the war leaving her with the two boys, Alexander and Cicero. They appear with William Marion and Laminda (Boid) on the 1870 White Co. TN. census.

    After her death in 1876, William Marion brought his children to Montague Co., TX. He has married Melvina who has three children. We have been told that she was a Thompson. I cannot find a record of their marriage here or in surrounding counties. Her children were all born in Tennesee, which makes me wonder if he didn't bring her with him. Relatives say that he married her after he got here. The Kerr children were not listed with him in 1880. Of course, they were old enough to be on their own. There are Kerrs in this county, living in the area where William Marion first settled, but I have not had time to check for an Alexander or Cicero on the census records.

    Just a line to let you know we received this beautiful packet and are proud to have it.

    Thank you,
    Billie Boyd

    Until next week!

    Laminda married Alexander Winkfield Kerr 13 Jul 1860, White County, Tennessee. Alexander (son of Levi Jarvis Kerr and Catherine Hill) was born 1839, (White County, Tennessee); died (1861-1865). [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Alexander Winkfield Kerr, Jr. was born 1861, (White County) Tennessee; died Texas.
    2. Cicero Kerr was born 1863, (White County) Tennessee; died Texas.

    Laminda — William Marion Boyd. William (son of Hugh M. Boyd and Matilda Cannnon) was born 27 Sep 1840, (White County) Tennessee; died 23 Jan 1917, Montague County, Texas; was buried Hardy Cemetery, Montague County, Texas. [Group Sheet]

    Notes:

    Married:
    (Not listed in Warren,White or DeKalb Co.,TN)

    Children:
    1. Lydia Lou Boyd was born 25 Jan 1870, (White County) Tennessee.
    2. Robert Tillman A. Boyd was born 22 Dec 1871, (White County) Tennessee; died 0___ 1955, Lubbock County, Texas.
    3. Indimian Benjamin Boyd was born 28 Jun 1874, (White County) Tennessee; died 23 Sep 1904, Montague County, Texas; was buried Hardy Cemetery,Montague Co.,TX.
    4. Hugh Lawson Carrick "Uncle Carrick" Boyd was born 1877, (White County) Tennessee.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Indimian Benjamin Moore was born 0___ 1807, (White County) Tennessee (son of Samuel Alexander Moore, Sr. and Nancy Mourning Denton); died 10 Dec 1859, (White County) Tennessee; was buried Moore Cove Cemetery, White County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: farmer/$3500

    Indimian married Nancy Templeton (C. 1825), (White County) Tennessee. Nancy (daughter of John Templeton, Jr. and Nancy Hawkins) was born 15 Sep 1810, Hiawassee, Warren County, Tennessee; died 12 Oct 1854. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Nancy Templeton was born 15 Sep 1810, Hiawassee, Warren County, Tennessee (daughter of John Templeton, Jr. and Nancy Hawkins); died 12 Oct 1854.
    Children:
    1. Hugh Lawson Carrick Moore was born 29 Nov 1831, (White County) Tennessee; died 25 Mar 1926, White County, Tennessee; was buried Moore Cove Cemetery, White County, Tennessee.
    2. Mary Ann Moore was born 4 Jul 1835, (White County) Tennessee; died 29 Jan 1917, White County, Tennessee; was buried Moore Cove Cemetery, White County, Tennessee.
    3. Edward Gleason Moore was born 31 Aug 1836, (White County) Tennessee; died 19 Aug 1873, Sparta, White County, Tennessee.
    4. Malinda Elizabeth Moore was born 21 Apr 1839, (White County) Tennessee; died 19 Aug 1864.
    5. 1. Laminda P(ermelia) Moore was born 15 Feb 1842, (White County) Tennessee; died 30 Nov 1876, (White County) Tennessee.
    6. Samuel A(lexander) Moore, Sr. was born 24 Dec 1844, (White County) Tennessee; died 18 Jul 1921, White County, Tennessee; was buried Mount Pisgah Cemetery, White County, Tennessee.
    7. Lydia Templeton Moore was born 25 Dec 1846, (White County) Tennessee; died 1 Aug 1938, (White County) Tennessee; was buried Moore Cove Cemetery, White County, Tennessee.
    8. Nancy Moore was born 5 Apr 1848, (White County) Tennessee; died 0___ 1853, (White County) Tennessee; was buried Moore Cove Cemetery, White County, Tennessee.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Samuel Alexander Moore, Sr. was born 8 Oct 1762, (Orange County) North Carolina (son of Jesse Alexander Moore and Denta LNU); died 1 Dec 1845, (White County) Tennessee; was buried Moore Cove Cemetery, White County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Alt Birth: 0___ 1770
    • Alt Death: 1850, Van Buren County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.northcarolina.counties.orange/167


    Subject: Moores' in Orange Co., N.C.
    Author: dallas girl; wlwagoner@earthlink.net
    Date: Thursday, April 27, 2000
    Classification: queries
    Surnames: Moore, Alexander

    Darlene,

    I see that you have a Moore line in Orange Co. ; I do too!

    The tradition is that my third greatgrandfather, Jesse Alexander Moore ( Scots-Irish b ca. 1745 N.C, and died ca. 1820 White Co., TN) was living with a Cherokee family in Orange Co., N.C. and married their daughter, Denta. They and their son, Samuel A. Moore (b 8 Oct., 1762 N.C d 1Dec.,1845 White Co., TN) migrated to White Co., TN

    Do you know anything about my Moores'--possibly Alexanders', too?

    Please tell me about your Moores' in case I run across anything which may help you.

    Thank you so much Darlene! Nancy

    end of note



    Probably had a daughter, Nancy, who married Joel Smith, 20 Nov 1823, White Co.,TN

    May have had sons, Edward G. & William...DAH

    After referencing Edith Whitely's opus, it appears that other unlisted children married into the Abraham DENTON family...DAH

    Samuel married Nancy Mourning Denton (~ 1796). Nancy (daughter of Abraham Denton, III and Mourning Hogg) was born 0___ 1776, Greene County, Tennessee; died 27 Dec 1866, White County, Tennessee; was buried Dodson Cemetery, Van Buren County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Nancy Mourning Denton was born 0___ 1776, Greene County, Tennessee (daughter of Abraham Denton, III and Mourning Hogg); died 27 Dec 1866, White County, Tennessee; was buried Dodson Cemetery, Van Buren County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: (wife)
    • Alt Birth: 0___ 1770, Greene County, Tennessee
    • Alt Death: 0___ 1855, White County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    Given dower of his land, 3 Feb 1851.

    Children:
    1. Denton Moore was born 31 Aug 1797, White County, Tennessee; died 21 Jun 1873, Jackson County, Tennessee.
    2. Samuel Alexander "Alex" Moore, Jr. was born 1 Dec 1800; died 10 Oct 1857, White County, Tennessee; was buried Moore Cove Cemetery, White County, Tennessee.
    3. Mary "Polly" Moore was born 1803, White County, Tennessee; died 0Nov 1866, Walling, White County, Tennessee; was buried William Reed Sparkman Cemetery, Quebeck, White County, Tennessee.
    4. Nancy Jane Moore was born 31 May 1803, White County, Tennessee; died 28 May 1881, Palestine, Anderson County, Texas; was buried Goodwin Killion Burial Site, Palestine, Anderson County, Texas.
    5. Samuel Ottison Moore was born 1805, (White County) Tennessee; died 0Nov 1879, (White County) Tennessee.
    6. 2. Indimian Benjamin Moore was born 0___ 1807, (White County) Tennessee; died 10 Dec 1859, (White County) Tennessee; was buried Moore Cove Cemetery, White County, Tennessee.
    7. Orpha "Orphie" Moore was born 1809, (White County) Tennessee; died 1879, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    8. Madison Lee "Matt" Moore was born 22 Jun 1811, (White County) Tennessee; died 18 Feb 1865, Walling, White County, Tennessee; was buried Moore Cove Cemetery, White County, Tennessee.

  3. 6.  John Templeton, Jr. was born 0___ 1760, Rowan County, North Carolina; died 10 Mar 1820, White County, Tennessee; was buried Templeton Cemetery,Quebeck,White Co.,TN.

    Other Events:

    • Military: Revolutionary War Patriot

    Notes:

    Revolutionary Patriot...Richard Russell

    From: William Wagoner [wlwagoner@earthlink.net]
    Sent: Wednesday, March 19, 2003 12:50 PM
    To: David Hennessee
    Subject: Re: John Templeton

    Hi David!!
    I am so THRILLED to hear from you!! I take it that you saw my query on the White County link at http://www.tngenweb.org/white/> !!!
    Well, for so long I have seen references to the Revolutionary War service of John Templeton and the family story is that he and his father, John, Sr. participated in that battle. The story goes that John, Sr. carried the flag and that John, Jr. was the fifer. When John, Sr. was killed, John, Jr. picked up the flag and continued to carry it. I even know of a newly found descendant who has joined the Sons of the American Revolution on John, Jr.'s service and he says that this John fought in the Battle of Kings Mountain. The HIstory of White County, also, refers to John, Jr. as being a Revolutionary War vet and that he came to White County to claim his land due to him because of that service. The National Park Service has no record of his service in that battle. I would sure like to either prove or disprove the family story--in other words, correct the history.
    David, this information DOES give me places to research and I am so grateful to you!
    I take it that you descend from one of the children of John Templeton and Nancy Hawkins?? I descend from Nancy Templeton, their daughter, who married Indemion Moore.
    I have recently discovered more descendants of the children of John and Nancy Templeton and am having a great time!!
    THANK YOU SO MUCH, DAVID!!
    If I can be of any help, please advise. Any information which I discover will be sent to you!
    Take care!
    Nancy Wagoner



    Subject: John TEMPLETON
    Date:
    Wed, 19 Mar 2003 07:50:08 -0500
    From:
    "Church & School Depot"
    To:





    Hello Nancy. Cannot provide a copy of the land grant you request, however, am attaching a registry for John. Please note sources as they may additional leads for your request. Good Luck. David Hennessee

    John married Nancy Hawkins (North Carolina). Nancy (daughter of Benjamin Hawkins and Mary "Molly" Taylor) was born 0___ 1783, (North Carolina); died Abt 1831; was buried Templeton Cemetery,Quebeck,White Co.,TN. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Nancy Hawkins was born 0___ 1783, (North Carolina) (daughter of Benjamin Hawkins and Mary "Molly" Taylor); died Abt 1831; was buried Templeton Cemetery,Quebeck,White Co.,TN.
    Children:
    1. Greenville "Green" Templeton was born 0___ 1804, Cabarrus County, North Carolina; died 0___ 1854, Van Buren County, Tennessee.
    2. Mary "Polly" Templeton was born 0Oct 1807, North Carolina; died 11 Aug 1890, White County, Tennessee; was buried Moore Cove Cemetery, White County, Tennessee.
    3. 3. Nancy Templeton was born 15 Sep 1810, Hiawassee, Warren County, Tennessee; died 12 Oct 1854.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Jesse Alexander Moore was born ~ 1748, Hillsborough, Orange County, North Carolina; died ~ 1820, White County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Military: Revolutionary War Patriot

    Notes:

    Posted By: Sherri
    Email:
    Subject: Re: James Moore b1765 Va-d? Perry Co. Tn
    Post Date: February 28, 2001 at 12:11:48
    Message URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/moore/messages/13560.html
    Forum: Moore Family Genealogy Forum
    Forum URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/moore/


    Dana,

    These siblings for my James Moore are only:

    Andrew Moore b. bef 1760 d. ? Ga
    Thomas Moore b. 1762 d. 1840 White Co. Tn
    He was a Rev war veteran
    Samuel A. Moore b. 1763 d. 16 Sept 1850 Van Buren Co.TN m. Nancy Mourning Denton

    I got this info from somewhere on web I can't remember where. There is a close relationship with the Denton family with these Moores. Sorry I don't know anything more on this Thomas.

    Sherri

    end of note




    Jesse was born 1750, possible in Hillsborough, Orange Co., NC and died about 1820 in Tennessee. His mother and father were Elizabeth and Arthur. Information that I have found says he married a Cherokee Indian by the name of "Denta", last name unknown. I have conflicting birthdates for her, but most information lists her born 1730 in NC, making her 20 years Jesse's senior. Another source says she was born circa 1750.

    Their son, Samuel Alexander Moore, b. 1770 in either NC or White Co. TN., married Nancy Mourning Denton (b. 1776 in TN), in White Co., TN. in 1797.

    Their daughter, Nancy(?) Jane Moore b. 1803 in TN., married my GGGgrandfather, John Anderson Killion.

    If anyone has more information concerning who 'Denta' is, I would appreciate your sharing.

    Sue Ann Holcomb.

    end of commentary

    Jesse married Denta LNU (North Carolina). Denta was born (CIRCA 1750), (Hillsborough, Orange County, North Carolina); died (White County, Tennessee). [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Denta LNU was born (CIRCA 1750), (Hillsborough, Orange County, North Carolina); died (White County, Tennessee).

    Notes:

    There is family lore is that she was a full-blooded Cherokee..Richard Russell

    Sandra Moore identifies her as "Denta"...DAH

    Posted By: Nancy
    Email: wlwagoner@earthlink.net
    Subject: Jesse Alexander Moore -mar to Denta, Cherokee - NC>TN
    Post Date: August 10, 2009 at 10:55:11
    Message URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/moore/messages/28890.html
    Forum: Moore Family Genealogy Forum
    Forum URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/moore/


    Jesse Alexander MOORE (Scots-Irish b ca. 1745 d ca. 1820) married Denta (Cherokee) and their son , Samuel A. Moore, was born 8 Oct., 1762 in Orange Co., TN. Later, the entire family migrated to White Co., TN

    The tradition is that Jesse A. Moore was living with Denta's family in Hillsborough, Orange Co., NC.

    If anyone knows of these people and/or could suggest any type of research in the Orange County area --genealogical, Native American, or history of Orange County which could help, I would appreciate your help.

    Thank you!





    Children:
    1. Andrew Moore was born Bef 1760; died Georgia.
    2. 4. Samuel Alexander Moore, Sr. was born 8 Oct 1762, (Orange County) North Carolina; died 1 Dec 1845, (White County) Tennessee; was buried Moore Cove Cemetery, White County, Tennessee.
    3. James Moore was born 1765, Commonwealth of Virginia; died Aft 1850, Perry County, Tennessee; was buried Moore Cemetery, Perry County, Tennessee.

  3. 10.  Abraham Denton, III was born 1726, Orange County, New York (son of Abraham Denton, II and Mary O'Dell); died 1828, Perry County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Abraham John Denton, III
    • Military: Revolutionary War Patriot
    • Alt Birth: 1738

    Notes:

    28 Jan 2013

    Comments (Abraham Denton, III b. 0___ 1726 Orange Co.,NY d. 0___ 1828 Obion Co.,TN,intestate): In my research, I have found that the person(S) who perpetrated the mistake that Abraham Denton 111 died in Obion county were indeed mistaken.

    He was very elderly when he appears in 1820 census of Perry county and on the petition to form Perry county.

    He moved there after selling his farm in white County in 1817. I have read the records that Edith Whitley used and they omit Perry County and make the claim of Obion. This needs to be changed . Researchers have scoured Obion for some trace to no avail. It was formed later than Perry ,as well.

    norma Drake
    wwjj@blomand.net

    end of comment

    http://thor.genserv.net/sub/mb5a/note_27.htm#13

    Note: SOURCE NOTES:
    SOURCE NOTES:

    He appears to have remained in Shenandoah County, Virginia until the death of his father.

    It is the opinion of David S. Templin (author/source of this information) that this Abraham married Mourning Hogg in Shenandoah (then Dunsmore Co) County, Virginia, possibly about 1757.

    Abraham Denton had moved to Wataga settlement by 1775, andthe family was forced back into Virginia by the Cherokees invasionduring the summer of 1776.

    Abraham Denton was active in the affairs of Washington and Greene Counties.

    This Abraham seems to have disappeared from East Tennessee by the time Tennessee became a state. It is said that he appears in White County, Tennessee about 1809 and in Perry County in 1821. He is said to have died in Obion County,Tennessee.

    19 Feb 2007; http://www.dentongenealogy.org/abraham.htm

    1738-1828

    Abraham DENTON III was born in 1738 in Orange CO, NY. Died in 1828 in Obion CO, TN. From "The Denton Family" by David H. Templin, printed in the Smokey Mountain Historical Newsletter, Spring 1983: "Abraham Denton moved to the Watauga settlements by 1775, and the family was forced back into Virginia by the Cherokee invasion during the summer of 1776. Abraham was active in the affairs of Washington and Greene Counties. Abraham apparently was living in the section of Washington County which was formed into Greene County. August 23, 1784, Abraham was a delegate from Greene County to the convention held in Jonesboro and which led to the formation of the State of Franklin. Abraham was one of five grantees to 150 acres lying in the Fork of Big Pigeon and French Broad River. This grant was issued by North Carolina June 11, 1788. The land is located in what is now Cocke County, Tennessee. The first church established in what is now Cocke County, Tennessee was the Big Pigeon Baptist Church. Among the charter members is found Mourning Denton. Abraham seems to have disappeared from East Tennessee by the time Tennessee became a state. It is said that he appears in White County, Tennessee about 1809 and in Perry county in 1821. In her book, Edythe Whitely lists the children of Abraham and Mourning Denton. The list seems to have been prepared from letters and other papers collected from John S. Denton. One letter cited in her book was from Holland Denton, grandson of Abraham and Mourning."

    Abraham apparently fought with the North Carolina line in the Revolutionary War after he moved to the Yadkin river region.

    Abraham's movements: 1766 in NC; 1774 in Rowan CO, NC; 1783 in Burke CO, NC then to Washington CO, TN (Sinking Creek); 1809 to 1821 in White CO, TN and later to Hickman and Perry COs, TN.

    He married Elizabeth who died.

    They had the following children:

    John DENTON
    Elizabeth "Bettie" DENTON


    He also married Mourning HOGG in 1766. Mourning HOGG was born in 1750. She died in Monroe Co., TN.

    They had the following children:

    Rev. Isaac DENTON
    Sarah "Sally" DENTON
    Nancy M. DENTON
    Samuel DENTON
    Abraham DENTON IV
    Jeremiah "Big Jerry" DENTON
    Margaret "Peggy" DENTON
    Elijah DENTON
    Agnes DENTON
    Martha DENTON

    end of profile

    Hi Jim. I would like to add to your message on the movements of Abraham DENTON III. It indicates that perhaps he was in Smith Co TN on 1 Jan 1801 since he signed a petition while living there until White Co., TN was formed. Thanks to Rich EDWARDS who sent me copies of the petitions (1-1-1801) signed by the settlers of SMITH County TENNESSEE living on OBED River in opposition of a new county to be formed. Looking at the first signed petition Jacob SHIPMON signed the petition and so did Moses SHIPMAN , Abraham SHIPMAN and George SAILING husband of Sarah Jane KUYKENDAL SHIPMAN.

    These SHIPMANs were living is the same vicinity and are considered to be of the same family. No DENTONs on this petition.

    Another copy of the same petition with slight differences in some of the wording is signed by the residents of Smith County. No SHIPMANs nor DENTONs signed on this petition.

    Another copy of the same petition dtd 1-1-1801 was signed by 104 of Smith County TN residents including in order the following:

    #5 Abrem DENTEN
    #10 Samuel DENTEN
    #11 John DANTON
    #12 Jeremiah DANTON
    #14 Elijah DANTON
    #15 Abraham DENTON SR
    #16 Samuel DENTON SR
    #17 Benjamin DENTON (Married to a Jane SHIPMAN)*
    #18 Jacob SHIPMAN (Married to a Nancy DENTON)*
    * Numbers (#) & Notations were added by me
    Source---Tenn. State Archives Legislative Petitions 1799-1801 Roll 1
    Ansearchin' News Fall 1992

    Jim I also have reasons to believe that the Samuel DENTON SR between Abraham Denton SR and Benjamin DENTON above is the father of Benjamin DENTON that is also later found on the 1812 WHite Co TN Tax List. Both Sam and Ben are on the 1820 Perry Co TN Census. So evidently the thoughts that Samuel DENTON died in 1811 in SC is either incorrect or else there is another Samuel DENTON who is the brother of Abraham DENTON. It was stated by Ben F DENTON a grandson of Benjamin DENTON who died in Marshall CO MS in a letter that his Grandfather Ben was a cousin of Samuel DENTON the son of Abraham DENTON that Died in Obion Co., TN.
    All three were on the 1820 Perry Co TN Census.

    It has been written that 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.

    And it appears both Abraham and Samuel traveled on into Smith Co TN in 1801 with other families including a Jacob SHIPMAN that was married to Samuel`s daughter Nancy Denton.

    Joe

    end of report

    “Abraham Denton moved to the Watauga settlements by 1775, and the family was forced back into Virginia by the Cherokee invasion during the summer of 1776. Abraham was active in the affairs of Washington and Greene Counties. Abraham apparently was living in the section of Washington County which was formed into Greene County. August 23, 1784, Abraham was a delegate from Greene County to the convention held in Jonesboro and which led to the formation of the State of Franklin. Abraham was one of five grantees to 150 acres lying in the Fork of Big Pigeon and French Broad River. This grant was issued by North Carolina June 11, 1788. The land is located in what is now Cocke County, Tennessee. The first church established in what is now Cocke County, Tennessee was the Big Pigeon Baptist Church. Among the charter members is found Mourning Denton. Abraham seems to have disappeared from East Tennessee by the time Tennessee became a state. It is said that he appears in White County, Tennessee about 1809 and in Perry County in 1821. In her book, Edythe Whitely lists the children of Abraham and Mourning Denton. The list seems to have been prepared from letters and other papers collected from John S.[avage] Denton. One letter cited in her book was from Holland Denton, grandson of Abraham and Mourning.”

    SOURCE: Templin, David H., “The Denton Family,” Smoky Mountain Historical Newsletter, Vol. IX, #1, 5 pages, Spring 1983.

    Abraham's movements:
    1766 in NC
    1774 in Rowan CO, NC
    1783 in Burke CO, NC then to Washington CO, TN (Sinking Creek)
    1809 to 1821 in White CO, TN
    and later to Hickman and Perry COs, TN.

    SOURCE: Skipper Steely, compiled by Cecile Denton Roden, "The Journey Across America: The Texas Dentons, 1630-1931", ©1985 by Cecile Denton Roden, (Paris, TX, By the Author:1985).

    “Some of the leaders, reflecting that congress might decline to accept the territory ceded, and remembering that the constitution of North Carolina had made provisions for a future state within her limits on the western side of the Alleghanies, conceived the idea of forming a new state at once and forstalling the carrying out of the cessation programme,

    “It was proposed that each captain’s company elect two representatives to asssemble and deliberate on conditions. Davidson county took no part in the proceedings.....Those from Greene county were: Daniel Kennedy, Alexander Outlaw, Joseph Gist, Samuel Weir, Asahel Rawlings, Joseph Bullard, John Managhan, John Murphy, David Campbell, Archibald Stone, Abraham Denton, Charles Robinson, and Elisha Baker.

    “The representatives met at Jonesboro August 23, 1874, and organized by selecting John Sevier president and Landon Carter secretary.”

    SOURCE: Hale, Will T. & Merritt, Dixon L., "A History of Tennessee and Tennesseans : The Leaders and Representative Men in Commerce, Industry and Modern Activities", Vol. I, Chapter XI, “A State Within a State,” pp. 131-132, Reel/Fiche Number: Genealogy and local history; LH13711, (Online: ProQuest Company, 1999-2003), library card database, [Original published Hale, Will T. A & Merritt, Dixon L., History of Tennessee and Tennesseans : The Leaders and Representative Men in Commerce, Industry and Modern Activities, (Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co., 1913)], , accessed 26 Sep 2003.

    end of report

    Abraham DENTON III was born in 1738 in Orange CO, NY. Died in 1828 in Obion CO, TN. From "The Denton Family" by David H. Templin, printed in the Smokey Mountain Historical Newsletter, Spring 1983:

    "Abraham Denton moved to the Watauga settlements by 1775, and the family was forced back into Virginia by the Cherokee invasion during the summer of 1776. Abraham was active in the affairs of Washington and Greene Counties. Abraham apparently was living in the section of Washington County which was formed into Greene County. August 23, 1784, Abraham was a delegate from Greene County to the convention held in Jonesboro and which led to the formation of the State of Franklin.

    Abraham was one of five grantees to 150 acres lying in the Fork of Big Pigeon and French Broad River. This grant was issued by North Carolina June 11, 1788. The land is located in what is now Cocke County, Tennessee.

    The first church established in what is now Cocke County, Tennessee was the Big Pigeon Baptist Church. Among the charter members is found Mourning Denton. Abraham seems to have disappeared from East Tennessee by the time Tennessee became a state. It is said that he appears in White County, Tennessee about 1809 and in Perry county in 1821. In her book, Edythe Whitely lists the children of Abraham and Mourning Denton. The list seems to have been prepared from letters and other papers collected from John S. Denton. One letter cited in her book was from Holland Denton, grandson of Abraham and Mourning."

    Abraham apparently fought with the North Carolina line in the Revolutionary War after he moved to the Yadkin river region.

    Abraham's movements: 1766 in NC; 1774 in Rowan CO, NC; 1783 in Burke CO, NC then to Washington Co, TN (Sinking Creek); 1809 to 1821 in White Co, TN and later to Hickman and Perry Cos, TN.

    He married Elizabeth who died. They had the following children:

    John DENTON Elizabeth "Bettie" DENTON

    He also married Mourning HOGG in 1766. Mourning HOGG was born in 1750. She died in Monroe CO, TN.

    They had the following children:

    Rev. Isaac DENTON
    Sarah "Sally" DENTON
    Nancy M. DENTON
    Samuel DENTON
    Abraham DENTON IV
    Jeremiah "Big Jerry" DENTON
    Margaret "Peggy" DENTON
    Elijah DENTON
    Agnes DENTON
    Martha DENTON

    end of report

    Comments (Abraham Denton, III b. 0___ 1726 Orange Co.,NY d. 0___ 1828 Obion Co.,TN,intestate): In my research, I have found that the person(S) who perpetrated the mistake that Abraham Denton 111 died in Obion county were indeed mistaken. He was very elderly when he appears in 1820 census of Perry county and on the petition to form Perry county. He moved there after selling his farm in white County in 1817. I have read the records that Edith Whitley used and they omit Perry County and make the claim of Obion. This needs to be changed . Researchers have scoured Obion for some trace to no avail. It was formed later than Perry,as well.

    norma Drake
    wwjj@blomand.net

    end of comment

    Died:
    , intestate

    Abraham married Mourning Hogg 0___ 1766, Caswell County, North Carolina. Mourning (daughter of Gideon Hogg, Sr. and Judith (Pittman)) was born 0___ 1752, (New Kent County) Virginia, British Colonies of America; died Aft 1790, Monroe County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  4. 11.  Mourning Hogg was born 0___ 1752, (New Kent County) Virginia, British Colonies of America (daughter of Gideon Hogg, Sr. and Judith (Pittman)); died Aft 1790, Monroe County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Alt Birth: ~1740, Caswell County, North Carolina

    Children:
    1. Elizabeth (Anne) "Bettie" Denton was born 1766, North Carolina; died Aft 1850, Perry County, Tennessee; was buried Moore Cemetery, Perry County, Tennessee.
    2. 5. Nancy Mourning Denton was born 0___ 1776, Greene County, Tennessee; died 27 Dec 1866, White County, Tennessee; was buried Dodson Cemetery, Van Buren County, Tennessee.
    3. Jeremiah "Big Jerry" Denton was born 0___ 1779, (Watauga District, Tennessee); died 0Sep 1847, White County, Tennessee; was buried Old Jericho Cemetery, Quebeck, White County, Tennessee.
    4. Elijah Denton was born 20 Dec 1782; died 25 Oct 1870, White County, Tennessee.
    5. Agnes Denton was born 0___ 1785; died 0___ 1850, White County, Tennessee.
    6. Samuel Denton was born 11 Jul 1766; died ~1860.

  5. 14.  Benjamin Hawkins was born 0___ 1757; died 0___ 1827, McMinn County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Military: Revolutionary War Patriot

    Notes:

    Posted By: Linda Hawkins Wilson
    Email: janew@tvn.net
    Subject: Re: Parents of Benjamin Hawkins of Virginia
    Post Date: January 25, 2003 at 12:39:42
    Message URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/hawkins/messages/6823.html
    Forum: Hawkins Family Genealogy Forum
    Forum URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/hawkins/


    I agree with the person who said there were too many Benjamin and John Hawkinses. My g-g-g-grandfather was a John Hawkins, b. @1790 in VA. His parents were Benjamin and Mary Hawkins. Benjamin died in 1827. I've even found another Benjamin who died in 1827, but had a different wife and different children. My Benjamins children were John, Joseph, James, Benjamin, Jr., Raleigh, Sally, who married Daniel Newman, Mary(Polly), Blanche, who married John Campbell, and Nancy who married John Templeton. They lived in VA, NC (maybe Stokes Co.) and McMinn Co., TN. John and Raleigh moved on to Dekalb Co., AL.



    http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?templeton::hawkins::4281.html


    I have a Hawkins family that came from NC and Stokes Co. NC is one of the places I strongly suspect as where they came from. My g-g-g-g-grandfather was Benjamin Hawkins, Sr., married to Mary. I don't know exactly when he was born, but he died 1827 in McMinn Co., TN. Before that, they lived in White Co., TN, before that NC. Their children were Joseph, James, Benjamin, Jr., William, John, Raleigh, Polly, Sallie, who m. Daniel Newman, Blanche, m. John Campbell, Nancy m. John Templeton. I found a lot of land records in Stokes Co., which many of these names, and one researcher told me he found a marriage record between Daniel Newman and Sallie or Sarah Hawkins there, but he didn't give me any details. Do these names look familiar to you?



    Military:
    1st Regiment, Virginia Calvary, Light Dragoons, Continental Troops

    Benjamin married Mary "Molly" Taylor 1 Oct 1778, Henry, Virginia. Mary was born 6 May 1759, Cumberland, Cumberland County, Virginia; died 0___ 1848, Riceville, McMinn County, Tennessee; was buried Spring Creek Methodist Church Cemetery, Riceville, McMinn Co., TN. [Group Sheet]


  6. 15.  Mary "Molly" Taylor was born 6 May 1759, Cumberland, Cumberland County, Virginia; died 0___ 1848, Riceville, McMinn County, Tennessee; was buried Spring Creek Methodist Church Cemetery, Riceville, McMinn Co., TN.

    Notes:

    Mary Molly Taylor Hawkins is the wife (Possibility exists she might be the second wife.) of Benjamin Hawkins. Her parents were William Taylor and Sarah Scruggs from Henrico, Virginia. She and Benjamin were married on 1 October 1778 at Henry, Virginia. She later moved out West with her husband sometime in the early 1820s to McMinn County, Tennessee.

    The marriage resulted in many children to include my great, great, great, great grandmother Sarah Ann Sally Hawkins Tully. Their descendants are numerous and span the world.

    Children:
    1. 7. Nancy Hawkins was born 0___ 1783, (North Carolina); died Abt 1831; was buried Templeton Cemetery,Quebeck,White Co.,TN.


Generation: 5

  1. 20.  Abraham Denton, II was born 0___ 1700, Hempstead, Nassau County, New York (son of Abraham Denton, Sr. and Martha Thorne); died 0___ 1774, Shenandoah County, Commonwealth of Virginia; was buried Commonwealth of Virginia.

    Other Events:

    • Will: 12 Aug 1774, Shenandoah County, Commonwealth of Virginia
    • Probate: 27 Sep 1774, Shenandoah County, Commonwealth of Virginia

    Notes:

    http://www.geocities.com/ladybug58/denton/wills_and_deeds.htm

    WILLS and DEEDS

    ( Most of this information was from Sue Montgomery COOK , and research performed by myself, and from other sources )

    1 ) Captain Abraham DENTON-m-Mary O'DELL, left a DEED dated August 12, 1774 which was signed by Mary Denton LITTLE . Dorothy CLOCK (CLARK) Elizabeth SMITH and Mary PARESON (PEARSON) made their marks.

    Abraham's will was written August 12, 1774 and probated September 27, 1774 in Shenandoah Co, VA . Died in 1779 in Shenandoah, VA . Will book A, page 200, Woodstock, Shenandoah Co, VA, pgs. 228-229 . Administration and inventory of estate and apportionment . Heirs : Elizabeth SMITH, Hannah SMITH and Daridea CLOCK ( CLARK ). ( These were probably Mary's sisters who took care of her in her old age as her children had already moved on by the time her husband died ) .

    2 ) From the copies of the deed book in " Kinfolks of Granville Co, NC, 1765-1826 " by Zae Hargett GWYNN : Benjamin DENTON and wife, Celia DENTON, and their children, John DENTON, Rueben DENTON, and Polly BECKHAM, wife of John BECKHAM, sold land willed to said Celia DENTON for her lifetime by Thomas WIGGINS and then to go to her children, Frederick DENTON, Samuel DENTON, and Elizabeth DENTON were also children of Benjamin and Celia DENTON. Frederick WIGGINS also signed this deed .

    From the 1803-1806 Court minutes of Granville Co, NC : "DEED from Benjamin, Celia, John, Rueben DENTON, John BECKHAM, Frederick WIGGINS and Polly BECKHAM to Stephen SNEED, 197 acres and Celia DENTON relinquished her dower right in said land ".

    Benjamin DENTON is listed in the tax records for Granville Co, NC, in 1784 and 1786, no Township listed.

    3 ) Abraham DENTON, Sr. had purchased land from Richard VOLENTINE of Hempstead, L I., on March 3, 1700. The Orange Co, NY records show, " Abraham DENTON, Senr., of Precinct of Haverstraw to son Abraham DENTON, land . Delivered in presence of Jonas DENTON and John DENTON, January 10, 1729-30 .

    4 ) From JAMES DENTON'S 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 movable 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 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 the Jamaica before Issac HICKS, Judge, February 3, 1723.




    18 Feb 2007; http://www.dentongenealogy.org/capt.htm

    1700-1774

    Capt. Abraham II DENTON was born in 1700 in Hemstead, NY. Baptized on 12 Aug 1774. Died in 1774 in Shenandoah CO, VA. His will was presented August 12, 1774. He died and is buried at Tom's Brook Plantation in Shenandoah CO, VA (photo of present Tom's Brook below).

    .

    Abraham was a Captain in the French and Indian War in the Provincial Army of 1766.

    Abraham, according to sources in Orange CO, NY, had some problems with local law and soon after left the county for a new home in the Shenandoah County of Virginia. This was in 1729 or 1730. Thus started the move westward, for his sons each moved in different directions into the frontier.

    From The Tennessee Valley Historical Review: "Abraham Denton, Junior, became involved with the law in New York in about 1729-30. He, along with some close relatives, left that state and headed for Virginia, crossing the eastern part of Pennsylvania and the northwestern part of Maryland. In the Valley of Virginia, then Orange County (later Augusta County) and the upper Virginia Valley, (Frederick, later Dunmore, and still later Shenandoah County) we find Abraham and his family. Also about the same time, Jonas Denton and others had reached the Virginia country. Samuel, Robert, James and John Denton begin to appear in the same general locality. The deeds in Frederick County clearly prove that the Dentons were there as early as 1755 and became prominent citizens."

    Abraham left a deed dated August 12, 1774 which was signed by Mary Denton Little. Dorothy Clock (Clark) Elizabeth Smith and Mary Pareson (Pearson) made their marks.

    He married Mary O'DELL in 1725 in Orange CO, NY. Mary O'DELL was born in 1702 in Woodstock, VA.Abraham's will was written August 12, 1774 and probated September 27, 1774 in Shenandoah CO, VA. Died in 1779 in Shenandoah, VA. Will book A, page 200, Woodstock Shenandoah CO, VA pgs. 228-229. Administration and inventory of estate and apportionment. Heirs: Elizabeth Smith, Hannah Smith and Daridea Clock (Clark). These were probably Mary's sisters who took care of her in her old age as her children had already moved on by the time her husband died.

    They had the following children:

    Joseph DENTON
    Isaac DENTON Sr.
    Samuel DENTON
    James DENTON
    Martha "Mary" DENTON
    Abraham DENTON III

    Buried:
    at Tom's Brook Plantation...

    Abraham married Mary O'Dell 0___ 1725, Orange County, New York. Mary (daughter of Samuel O'Dell and Patience LNU) was born 0___ 1704, Westchester County, New York; died 0___ 1779, Shenandoah County, Commonwealth of Virginia. [Group Sheet]


  2. 21.  Mary O'Dell was born 0___ 1704, Westchester County, New York (daughter of Samuel O'Dell and Patience LNU); died 0___ 1779, Shenandoah County, Commonwealth of Virginia.

    Notes:

    http://www.dentongenealogy.org/html/dat59.html#17 reports that Mary was born
    in 1704, Westchester,NY...DAH

    Children:
    1. Joseph Denton was born 0___ 1725, (Hempstead, Nassau County, New York); died CIRCA 1800, Clinton County, Kentucky.
    2. 10. Abraham Denton, III was born 1726, Orange County, New York; died 1828, Perry County, Tennessee.
    3. Samuel Denton was born 0___ 1734, Orange County, New York; died 0___ 1811, Pendleton, Anderson County, South Carolina.
    4. James Denton was born 0___ 1735, Rockland County, New York; died 0___ 1834, Fleming County, Kentucky.
    5. Martha "Mary" Denton was born 0___ 1736, Woodstock, Shenandoah County, Virginia; died 0___ 1794, Washington County, Tennessee.

  3. 22.  Gideon Hogg, Sr. was born ~ 1720, Hanover County Virginia, British Colonies of America (son of William Hogg, I and Rachel Cooper); died 17 Jan 1793, Caswell County, North Carolina.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Gideon Hoge
    • Also Known As: Gideon Hogh
    • Military: Revolutionary War Patriot
    • Residence: 0___ 1737, Goochland County, Virginia
    • Residence: 0___ 1748, Goochland County, Virginia
    • Residence: 0___ 1786, Orange County, North Carolina
    • Will: 7 Nov 1790, Caswell County, North Carolina
    • Alt Death: 0Apr 1793, Caswell County, North Carolina
    • Probate: 0Apr 1793, Caswell County, North Carolina
    • Alt Death: 17 Jul 1793, Caswell County, North Carolina

    Notes:

    Biography

    Revolutionary War Pension Records Hogh, Gideon Veteran Surname: Hogh, Veteran Given Name: Gideon State: North Carolina, Service: N.C. Pension No.: S. 38846 Additional Names Appearing in This Document: Thos Heckman, Wm Hugeh, William Hill, Wm Hill, Gideon Hogg Pierce's Register: Hogg, Gideon ........ 73.30 Also lists Andrew, Richard, Samuel, Thomas & William LDS Roster of Soldiers from NC, pg 134: Hogg, Gideon, Pt, in Coleman's Co. enlisted 1 Jan '82 Roster of Soldiers from North Carolina in the American Revolution, pg 11

    90757, Hogg, Gideon
    Will proven April 1793 Court Records "An Abstract of North Carolina Wills" "Caswell County, North Carolina Will Books, 1777 - 1814, book C pg 42" Will dated Nov 7 1790 lists wife Judith; sons Andrew, John, William, Gideon; daughters Ann Denton, Mourning Denton, Elizabeth Thomas, Agness Hogg, Judith Gibson, Rebeccah Shelton, Mary Yates. Exec: wife and son Andrew. Wit: Michael Cloe, Nicholas Cloe, Henry Baldwin

    No more info is currently available. Can you add to this biography?

    Sources

    DAR Certificate # 90757

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    As recorded in Book "C", p. 26, Caswell County Probate;

    Last Will & Testament

    "In the name of God Amen, Whereas I Gideon Hogg of Caswell County and State of North Carolina being in a weakly state of body but of perfect mind and memory and calling to mind that all men must die do make and constitute this my last Will and Testament in the manner following.

    Item: I give and bequeath unto my Dearly Beloved wife Judith Hogg all my estate both real & personal during her life and alll and everything that I now possess after my debts are paid and after her death to revolve to my son Andrew Hogg and his heirs.

    Item: I give and bequeath unto my son John Hogg one shilling currency.

    Item: I give and bequeath unto my son William Hogg one shilling currency.

    Item: I give and bequeath unto my daughter Ann Denton one shilling currency.

    Item: I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mourning Denton on shilling currency.

    Item: I do give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth Thomas one shilling currency.

    Item: I do give and bequeath unto my daughter Agness Hogg one shilling currency.

    Item: I do give and bequeath to my son Gideon Hogg one shilling currency.

    Item: I give and bequeath to my daughter Judith Gibson one shilling currency.

    Item: I give and bequeath to my daughter Rebecca Shelton one shilling currency.

    Item: I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Yates one shilling currency.

    And I do appoint my dearly beloved wife Judith Hogg Executrix and my son Andrew Hogg Executor of this my last Will and Testament.

    In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand I seal & acknowledged the same to be my last Will and Testament this seventh day of November one thousand seven hundred and ninety.


    Signed, Sealed and Published
    in presence of us Gideon Hogg Seal

    Michael Cloe

    Michael Cloe

    Henry Baldwin


    16 May 2007

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    From: Mary Jefferson
    Subject: [HOGG] Gideon HOGG
    Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2004 21:49:51 -0900


    I have William Hogg and Rachel Cooper as the parents of Gideon...however I have no proof.

    Mary in Juneau

    more...

    From: "Catherine Monticue"
    Subject: Re: [HOGG] Fw: Gideon Hogg, NC *LOUISE
    Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2006 13:40:26 -0600
    References: <42e.6716a66.32385c8b@aol.com>


    PS. I also descend from the YATES line as well.

    Cat in Denver
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: LOUISEHBOSS@aol.com
    To: hogg@rootsweb.com
    Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2006 12:55 PM
    Subject: Re: [HOGG] Fw: Gideon Hogg, NC *LOUISE


    The expert on Gideon Hogg is Lavelle Cox Hogg of Portales, New Mexico......this is her line and she has years of research behind her.

    Helen, have you researched your JOHNSON line?

    The data I have on Gideon Hogg is as follows:
    *I have more data, but I will need to search for it's binder.


    *Gideon Hogg was in Goochland Co., VA as early as 1737. In 1748, he was a witness to the Will of Robert Burton in Goochland Co., VA.

    Gideon Hogg [B-@1720 *no location;D-17 Jul 1793 Caswell Co., NC -- Will proved 1793 Caswell Co., NC *Book C page 26] married Judith ------ *the maiden name of Pittman has not been proven.

    From 1737 to 1770 Gideon Hogg had land entries in VA; on 6 Dec 1761, he had 135 acres in Orange Co., NC.....in 1793, he had 400 acres on the branches of Rutledge Creek beginning where his mill path and Jonathan Yates path forks.

    Children of Gideon Hogg and Judith:

    1- John Hogg [B@1745 *presume VA]

    2-William Hogg [B-@1747 *presume VA] married @1768 Naomi/Omey Gibson *presume NC *there is data that he M2- 1808 -- Nancy Gray

    3- Elizabeth Hogg [*no date] married -------Thomas

    4- Agnes Hogg [*no data]

    5- Ann Hogg [B-@1751 *presume VA] married Joseph Denton

    6- Mourning Hogg [B-@1752 *presume VA] married Abraham Denton

    7- Gideon Hogg, JR [B-@1755 *presume VA] married Mary ----

    8- Judith Hogg (*also listed as India Judith) [B-1759 *presume NC; D- Jan 1845 Christian Co., KY] married 8 Jun 1779 Caswell Co., NC -- John Gibson

    9- Rebecca Hogg [B-@1760 *presume NC] married 1788 *presume Caswell Co., NC -- William Shelton, JR --*1803 moved to KY

    10- Andrew Hogg [B-1762 Caswell Co., NC; D- 19 Jul 1838 Casey Co., KY] married 24 Mar 1785 -- Alley Murray

    11- Mary Hogg [B-1765 Caswell Co., NC: D- after 1850 Consway Co., ARK] -- married William Yates, JR

    The Will of Walter Gibson [signed 15 Oct 1787; probated 26 Nov 1791 Wilkes Co., GA] lists his wife as Judith:
    Son/
    Executor = Sylvanus Gibson
    Daughters= Mary [Gibson] Hogan
    Patsy [Gibson] Davis
    Elizabeth [Gibson] Hogan
    Son-in-law/Executor = Griffin Hogan
    Witnesses to the Will = STEPHEN JOHNSON
    THOMAS JOHNSON
    WILLIAM JOHNSON

    Hope this was helpful --

    Posted By: Nathan M. LORANCE
    Email:
    Subject: Children of Gideon HOGG.
    Post Date: August 28, 2002 at 01:56:36
    Message URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/hogg/messages/1545.html
    Forum: Hogg Family Genealogy Forum
    Forum URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/hogg/

    He named his wife and children in this order with notes by me in these [ ]...
    wife: Judith HOGG [died after APR.1793]
    son: John HOGG
    son: William HOGG [he is listed on the 1777 Caswell,N.C. Taxlist]
    dau.: Elizabeth HOGG
    son: Thomas HOGG
    dau.: Agnes HOGG
    son: Gideon HOGG(Jr.)[he is listed on the 1777,1784,& 1786 Caswell,N.C. Taxlist & he is listed as a Pvt.,10th Regiment,Coleman's Company,N.C. Continental Line for 12 months *dated 1 JAN.1782*]
    dau.: Ann DENTON [she married Joseph DENTON]
    dau.: Mourning DENTON [she married Abraham DENTON]
    dau.: Judith(Jr.) GIBSON
    dau.: Rebecca SHELTON [she married Bryan SHELTON]
    dau.: Mary YATES

    The 1786 Caswell Co.,N.C. Census (Caswell District) has the following with notes by me in these [ ]...
    HOGG,Gideon (# of white males aged 21-60)=0
    ............(# of white males aged 0-21 & 60-up)=1 [he belongs to the 60-up age group makeing him born before 1726]
    ............(# of white females of all ages)=5 [this includes wife Judith & dau's. Elizabeth & Agnes,but unknown who the other 2 girls are?]
    ............(# of blacks aged 12-50)=0
    ............(# of blacks aged 0-12 & 50-up)=0

    23 Nov 2007

    Following link offers possible ancestry for Gideon. Researcher not named:

    http://mywebpage.netscape.com/inggo714/Hogg.htm#c101

    http://216.36.105.133/DAR_Research/search_adb/default.cfm

    HOGG, GIDEON Ancestor #: A132655 Service: VIRGINIA Rank: PATRIOTIC SERVICE Birth: (CIRCA) 1720 Death: (ANTE) 7-17-1793 CABBIN BRANCH CASWELL CO NORTH CAROLINA Service Source: ABERCROMBIE & SLATTEN, VA REV PUB CLAIMS, VOL 3, P 761Service Description: 1) GAVE SUPPLIES FOR CONT LINE

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    Alternate antecedents for Gideon: http://www.wikitree.com/treewidget/Hogg-331/9

    *

    More info...

    December 13, 2015:

    Contacted Judith Painter-McGregor and asked for documention that proves Gideon is a child of John Hoge, Sr. [http://thehennesseefamily.com/getperson.php?personID=I44867&tree=hennessee] and Gwentholyn Davis. I have diconnected his link until I receive confirmation.

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    David --

    I had a moment, so I started into my "digging" into the Hogg data.......

    In 2011 -- a DNA test matched Gideon with the JOHN HOGG of New Kent, Virginia (more on that later)

    One source for Gideon comes from the Heritage of Caswell Co, North Carolina (1985) by Janine D. Whitlow, Ed. Hunter Publishing Company, Winston Salem, NC

    There was a DNA project for the Hogg's -- http:/hdhdata.org/hoggdna/families.html -- I don't know if that site is still there

    Do you have the Will of Gideon Hogg? If not I do -- it is in Book C page 26 Caswell County, NC -- it was proved in 1793 in open Court by the Oath of Henry Baldwin........his son Andrew (although not mentioned in the Will) is listed as my son Andrew to be Executor (along with Gideon's wife Judith)

    It was a handwritten Will -- on the 7th Nov 1790 in the presence of Richard Cloe; Nicholas Cloe; and Henry Baldwin

    It also appears, Gideon was married prior to his marriage to Judith --

    More later --

    Louise

    Louise Boss
    louisehboss@aol.com

    -----Original Message-----
    From: info >
    To: 'Louise Boss' >
    Sent: Tue, Dec 15, 2015 7:43 am
    Subject: RE: Gideon Hogg, Sr.
    Hello Louise.

    I'll look forward to post holidays when you have to “dig”. I'd also like to know your DENTON pedigree, here's mine;



    BTW, that “twinkle” was in my father's eye in 1942…

    Thanks for your help,


    David Alden Hennessee
    626 Biscayne Drive
    West Palm Beach, FL 33401

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    From: Louise Boss []
    Sent: Monday, December 14, 2015 9:57 PM
    To: info@classroomfurniture.com
    Subject: Re: Gideon Hogg, Sr.

    David --

    Don't get too excited -- I am going to have to "dig" to find my Hogg material -- it's been over 20 years since I have worked on the lines --

    I started work on them in the 1960's -- no computer's -- just library work....I'm sure this was before you were a tinkle in your parents eyes (ha)

    I do recognize the names -- I think we have the Denton lines in common.... If I recall (and it's doubtful), I "think" the HOGG lines originated in Virginia -- then spread out to the South Carolina and Georgia areas.

    I like what you have done for your presentation --

    The reason I was documenting the Hogg lines was due to my Grandfather's sister (Aneta Boss) who married a Hogg -- it took me 15 years to find the William Hogg who was her son -- but find him I did -- we had constant contact until he passed -- I am still in contact with his daughters.

    I know -- too much information -- sorry about that.

    I don't know if the Hogg Society is still in existence -- but you might google it to check -- the original starters of the Society have passed -- but I would bet one of the daughter's has continued it....and have probably put in on line (just a thought)......it originated out of Texas back in the 60's.

    Keep in touch -- I will try to get to "that stuff" once the New Year has passed and I can "dig".......

    Hang in there -
    Louise
    Louise Boss
    louisehboss@aol.com

    -----Original Message-----
    From: info >
    To: 'Louise Boss' >
    Sent: Mon, Dec 14, 2015 2:54 pm
    Subject: RE: Gideon Hogg, Sr.
    Delighted to hear that you do have a source citation! Please do send it to me when things have settled down for you. BTW, here is my HOGG line:



    Merry Christmas


    David Alden Hennessee
    626 Biscayne Drive
    West Palm Beach, FL 33401

    800.327.3380 (8-11 Am EST)
    561.352.1052 Cell
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    866.746.3813 Fax
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    From: Louise Boss []
    Sent: Monday, December 14, 2015 3:05 PM
    To: info@classroomfurniture.com
    Subject: Re: Gideon Hogg, Sr.

    David --

    Actually, the answer to your question is yes

    From your last name, I am presuming you might be connected to Nancy Ann Hensley in some way -- Is this correct? Are you also connected to a PAYNE line?

    My e-mail address is listed below --

    It's the Holiday Season --- so "things" are a bit busy at the moment -- I will need to "dig" for my Hogg material -- it has been years since I have worked on "the little darlings"......

    Keep in touch -- perhaps I may be of help?

    Louise

    Louise Boss
    louisehboss@aol.com

    -----Original Message-----
    From: info >
    To: LOUISEHBOSS >
    Sent: Mon, Dec 14, 2015 5:21 am
    Subject: Gideon Hogg, Sr.
    Hello Louise,

    Has anyone found his antecedents? I've read several entries citing different fathers, however, no one attaches sour citations.

    Thanks for your time…


    Call me if you like,

    David Alden Hennessee
    626 Biscayne Drive
    West Palm Beach, FL 33401

    800.327.3380 (8-11 Am EST)
    561.352.1052 Cell
    561.832.6612 Home
    866.746.3813 Fax
    www.TheHennesseeFamily.com

    *




    and ...

    Gideon may have had a marriage prior to his marriage to Judith --

    The 1786 State Census for North Carolina shows him as being OVER 60 -- which would put his birth as early as 1720 -- *Some Hogg researchers have his birth 1712-1715

    Gideon Hogg was in Goochland, VA as early as 1737. In 1748, he was a witness to the Will of ROBERT BURTON (1687-30 Mar 1748) in Goochland. *Robert Burton married Priscella Farrars (daughter of William Farrars and Priscella Baugh)

    In the 1786 Orange Co, NC Census which listed Gideon Hogg, also listed PRISCELLA BURTON; NOEL BURTON -- *In 1748 -- Gideon Hogg had a number of Burton's and Farrars around him on the Tax list.

    From 1737 to 1770 -- Gideon had land entries in VIRGINIA -- in 1793 -- he had 400 acres on the branches of Rutledge Creek beginning where his Mill path and JOHN YATES path forks...

    More research has been done since this list was made back in 2011 -- but this is the list I found so I am passing it on:

    Children of Gideon Hogg and Judith: *bare data

    1- John Hogg (B-@1745 VA)
    2- William Hogg (B-@1747 VA) -- married 1768 Naomi Gibson -- *there is data he M2- Nancy Gray
    3- Elizabeth Hogg (no data) -- married --- Thomas
    4- Agnes Hogg (no data)
    5- Ann Hogg (B-@1751 VA) -- married Joseph Denton
    6-Mourning Hogg (B-@1752 VA) -- married Abraham Denton
    7- Gideon Hogg (B-@1755 VA) -- married Mary ----
    8- Judith Hogg (*also listed as India Judith) (B-1759 NC;D-1845 KY) -- married John Gibson
    9- Rebecca Hogg (B-1760 NC) -- married William Shelton, JR *1803 moved to KY
    10- Andrew Hogg (B-1762 NC;D-19 Jul 1838 KY) -- married Alley Murray *Executor on Gideon's Will
    11- Mary Hogg (B-1765 NC; D- after 1850 ARK) -- married William Yates, JR

    *Note: this is old material -- many of the @'s have now been filled in and proved --

    The DAR accepted Gideon Hogg SR for Patriotic Service...he is shown in the Revolutionary Claims -- Vol III page 761
    Andrew Hogg was also accepted by the DAR

    You might contact your local DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) to see what they have on file. There is normally a Chapter close by that can be of help.

    More in next e-mail -- hope this was helpful -- you probably already had this -- but just in case I sent it....

    Louise

    Louise Boss
    louisehboss@aol.com

    *

    More...

    December 15, 2015:

    Interesting websites...

    "The Hogg Surname Centre" ...

    http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hogg/#Gedcom

    http://www.angelfire.com/bc/emhogg/index2.html

    "Hogg Family Genealogical Society" ... https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/642030

    *

    Birth:
    The DNA results show Gideon to be descended from JOHN HOGG (SR) -- the immigrant of 1657 --

    Military:
    DAR Certificate # 90757

    Gideon married Judith (Pittman) ~ 1744, (Hanover County Virginia, British Colonies of America). Judith was born 1726, Caswell County, North Carolina; died Aft Apr 1793, (Caswell County, North Carolina). [Group Sheet]


  4. 23.  Judith (Pittman) was born 1726, Caswell County, North Carolina; died Aft Apr 1793, (Caswell County, North Carolina).

    Other Events:

    • Alt Birth: Bef 1726, (Virginia)
    • Death: 17 Jul 1793, Caswell County, North Carolina

    Notes:

    Letter dated, 9 Jul 1996, from Ardis Dashiell, S. 22414 Arnold Road, Fairfield, WA 99012;

    "As you will noted I have added a question mark to the surname for Judith (Pitman). I have advice from several sources that Pitman was probably her name but have no "proof" so must add the question...Recently received a letter from another descendant of Gideon Hogg who was quite thrilled to see the Pitman name as her husband, a descendant of Gideon and Judith carries a middle name of Pitman and no one knew where it had come from. Just another clue but it all helps."
    _____

    23 Nov 2007

    http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?hogg::pittman::1614.html

    Note references to "Hogg Swamp". Maybe corroborating data for Judith's ancestry...DAH

    Re: Nathan and Newit Pittman
    Posted by: Bev Williamson Date: May 09, 2001 at 10:01:45
    In Reply to: Nathan and Newit Pittman by GPurvis of 2914


    This is the current information in the PITTMAN DATA BANK:

    1. NATHAN4 PITMAN (THOMAS3, THOMAS2, CAPT. THOMAS1) was born ca 1740 in NC, and died Bet. 1799 & 1805 in Robeson Co NC. He married CATHERINE / CHARLOTTE UNKNOWN. She died Bef. 1799 in Robeson Co NC.

    Notes for NATHAN PITMAN:
    PITTMAN DATA BANK Family Member:
    .0070 GUTHRIE James O., RR 1, Lumberton NC 28358; (1994).
    .0176 PITMAN William, P.O. Box 153, Ruleville MS 38771 (1990).
    .0503 GIBSON Patricia Wood, 2252 Maple Ave, Buena Vista VA 24416-2302; kegibson@cfw.com (1998).
    .2223 TOLLAR Loudene Kirk; Ludiekt@swbell.net (2000).
    .2243 LEE Everett Davis, Lynn Haven, FL 32444; linehound@aol.com (2000).

    3 Oct. 1768: John Ward of Halifax Co. to Robert Ward of same, ¹45 Virginia, 133a. part of 20 Apr. 1745 David Ward patent jng. Beaverdam [Swamp], Middleton, Bryants Branch. John Ward, Elizabeth Ward. Wit: David (x) Ward, Nathan Pitman, Isom Pitman.

    "In the Bladen C., N.C. records of deeds (pre-Robeson Co.), the first Pitman to take up land appears to have been Thomas Pitman in 1768. He is listed as being from Halifax Co., N.C. Shortly thereafter, Isham Pitman also bought land and is listed as being from Halifax C. It seems that the lands that these men relinquished in Halifax C. upon moving to Bladen Co. were the lands originally held by Thomas Pitman (III) before his death and before Halifax Co. was created from Edgecombe Co. Isham was a witness to Thomas' purchase Lott was a witness to Isham's purchase. We know that Thomas and Lott were sons of Thomas from his will and it seems that several others were taking up land at or about the same time, in the same vicinity (present south Robeson Co., near Fairmont, N.C.). On Oct. 23, 1782, Nathan, Isham, & Newitt all bought practically adjoining properties which, on the surface, would indicate some relationship. On Nov. 11 & 12, 1779, Lott, Joel, Newitt, and Hardy all took up practically adjoining lands on Hogg Swamp which, again, would indicate some type of relationship. From local records, we know that Isham Pitman was born in 1728 and died in 1825 and I am assuming that the others were in the same neighborhood of age considering when they died ... Nathan, 1804, Newitt, 1787, Lott, 1790. From this scantiest of information, the conclusion has been drawn that these persons were brothers and all descended from the Edgecombe Co. family. If you are able to find absolute lineage, I, along with many others, will be most happy." James Guthrie, Lumberton, N.C., 1984

    LWT:

    In the name of God Amen, I Nathan Pitman of the state of North Carolina and the county of Robeson being weak of body but of perfect sound mind and memory do make and ordain this my last will and testament in the manner and form following, viz:

    First I give, bequeath and devise to my son Sampson Pitman one hundred and ninety nine acres of land whereon he now lives.

    Second I give, bequeath and devise to my sons Levi and Noel Pitman four hundred acres of land whereon I now live and also two acres including the grist mill and saw mill.

    Third it is my will and desire that all my personal estate be equally divided between all my sons and daughters hereafter named (to wit) Nathan Pitman, Newit Pitman, James Pitman, Robert Pitman, Jesse Pitman, Samuel Pitman, Temperance Pitman, and Elizabeth Pitman and I do appoint my sons Levi Pitman and Noel Pitman executors to this my last will and testament, in witness whereof I set my hand and seal this 17 April 1799.

    Signed, sealed, published and disclosed Nathan (X) Pitman in the presence of J. Barnes and Samuel Thompson.

    James Calvin PITMAN Sr., Rt 1 Box 227, Tylertown MS 39667, a descendant of Nathan PITMAN was the author of the book DESCENDANTS OF CAPTAIN THOMAS PITMAN, and the host of the Nationwide PITMAN REUNION held annually in Tylertown, Mississippi. J.C. died in April of 2000.

    Children of NATHAN PITMAN and CATHERINE UNKNOWN are:
    i. NATHAN5 PITMAN, b. 12 June 1763, Robeson Co NC; d. 3 December 1843, Choctaw Co MS; m. ELIZABETH ETHERIDGE, Bef. 1 April 1799; b. Aft. 1765, Norfolk, VA; d. Bet. 1840 & 1850, Choctaw Co MS.

    Notes for NATHAN PITMAN:
    references:
    Descendants of Captain Thomas Pittman, Sr., by James Calvin "J.C." Pittman, Sr., published privately, 1989; used with permission. The Nathan Pittman, Jr., family is outlined on page 22.
    Notes of Miss Sallie PITTMAN, dau of Henry B. & Nancy HOLMES PITTMAN, written 15 Feb 1914, Kilmichael, MS. Jeanette Pittman Whitsett acquired a copy of these notes from Rev. B. Dolphis Hardin of Kilmichael, Miss., in Nov. 1986.
    Abstracts of Deeds of Marion / Walthall Co. MS, 1812 - 1840, page 182.
    The Bond Family and Southren Kin - Allied Families Jacob, Cooper, Flowers, Mann, Kent, Hill, Pittman, Townsend, by Marjorie Bond Zetty and Lesbia Word Roberts, pages 88-89, 93-97.
    Backtracking Through Burned Counties, p 113.
    Robeson County Register, Vol.II, No.2, p 74, "Robeson County Connections with Marion County, Mississippi," by Patricia N. Edwards.
    The Nerren-Wilson Genealogy, by LaBelle H. RATLEDGE, with notes by .0176 William PITTMAN, 1990.
    The McMinn Family in America, by Virginia Thompson Brittain.
    Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, 1760 - 1800, by Fred A. Olds, GPC Baltimore MD, (1925) 1983.

    DAR Lineage, Application for Membership of Maude PITTMAN FREEMAN, 1545 1/2 Amherst Avenue, Los Angeles, Calif., 90025, 21 Nov 1974; #595016 (April 12, 1975).
    Nathan Pittman, Sr., Patriot: "Furnished supplies to the North Carolina Militia in the Wilmington District. Claim allowed and passed by the Board of Auditors for the District of Wilmington set up to determine validity of claims for a group of North Carolina counties which included old Bladen County among the group. Claims allowed from 7-16-1783 (included) to 3-19-1784 for supplies furnished during that period. (31 pieces of data returned) Revolutionary Army Accounts, Vol. 5, page 59, Folio 4, from State of North Carolina, Department of Art, Culture and History, Office of Archives and History, Raleigh, North Carolina.

    Notes:

    Married:
    Gideon may have had a marriage prior to his marriage to Judith --

    Children:
    1. John Hogg was born 0___ 1745, (New Kent County) Virginia, British Colonies of America.
    2. William Hogg was born 1747-1750, (New Kent County) Virginia, British Colonies of America; died 0___ 1810, Barren County, Kentucky.
    3. Anne Hogg was born ~ 1751, (New Kent County) Virginia, British Colonies of America; died (Stockton Valley, Kentucky).
    4. 11. Mourning Hogg was born 0___ 1752, (New Kent County) Virginia, British Colonies of America; died Aft 1790, Monroe County, Tennessee.
    5. Gideon Hogg, Jr. was born 0___ 1755, (New Kent County) Virginia, British Colonies of America; died (Franklin County, Tennessee).
    6. Judith Hogg was born 0___ 1759, (Caswell County) North Carolina; died 30 Jan 1845, Christian County, Kentucky.
    7. Agnes Hogg
    8. Rebecca Hogg was born 0___ 1760, (Caswell County) North Carolina.
    9. Andrew Hogg was born ~ 1762, (Caswell County) North Carolina; died 29 Aug 1838, Casey County, Kentucky.
    10. Mary Hogg was born 0___ 1765, (Caswell County) North Carolina; died After 1850, Arkansas.


Generation: 6

  1. 40.  Abraham Denton, Sr. was born 0___ 1668, Hempstead, Nassau County, New York (son of Samuel Denton and Mary Rock Smith); died 0___ 1729, Haverstraw, Orange County, New York.

    Notes:

    http://www.dentongenealogy.org/abesr.htm

    1668-1729

    Abraham DENTON Sr was born in 1668 in Hempstead, LI. Died in 1729 in Orange CO, NY. Buried in Orange CO, NY. Abraham was a private in Captain Cornelius Haring's company from Orange CO, NY during 1715. He had purchased land from Richard Volentine of Hempstead on March 3, 1700.

    The Orange CO, NY records show, "Abraham Denton, Senr., of the Precinct of Haverstraw to son Abraham Denton, land. Delivered in the presence of Jonas Denton and John Denton, January 10, 1729-30."

    He married Martha THORNE in 1699 in Orange CO, NY. Martha THORNE was born in 1679 in Woodstock, VA. Died in 1730 in Orange CO, NY.

    They had the following children:

    *Abraham II DENTON Capt.
    Martha DENTON was born in 1701 in Hempstead, LI, NY.

    [new.ged]

    Abraham DENTON Sr was born in 1668 in Hempstead, LI. Died in 1729 in Orange CO, NY. Buried in Orange CO, NY. Abraham was a in Captain Cornelius Haring's company from Orange CO, NY during 1715. He had
    purchased land from Richard Volentine of Hempstead on March 3, 1700.
    The Orange CO, NY records show, "Abraham Denton, Senr., of the Precinct of Haverstraw to son Abraham Denton, land. Delivered in the presence of Jonas Denton and John Denton,
    January 10, 1729-30."
    He married Martha THORNE in 1699 in Orange CO, NY. Martha THORNE was born in 1679 in Woodstock, VA. Died in 1730 in Orange CO, NY.
    [denton.GED]

    Abraham DENTON Sr was born in 1668 in Hempstead, LI. Died in 1729 in Orange CO, NY. Buried in Orange CO, NY. Abraham was a in Captain Cornelius Haring's company from Orange CO, NY during 1715.
    He had purchased land from Richard Volentine of Hempstead on March 3, 1700.

    The Orange CO, NY records show, "Abraham Denton, Senr., of the Precinct
    of Haverstraw to son Abraham Denton, land. Delivered in the presence of
    Jonas Denton and John Denton, January 10, 1729-30."

    He married Martha THORNE in 1699 in Orange CO, NY. Martha THORNE was born
    in 1679 in Woodstock, VA. Died in 1730 in Orange CO, NY.

    [Denton.ged]

    Abraham was a in Captain Cornelius Haring's company from
    Orange
    CO, NY during 1715. He had purchased land from Richard Volentine of
    Hempstead on March 3, 1700.

    The Orange CO, NY records show, "Abraham Denton, Senr., of the
    Precinct
    of Haverstraw to son Abraham Denton, land. Delivered in the presence
    of
    Jonas Denton and John Denton, January 10, 1729-30."
    [new.GED]

    [new.ged]

    Abraham DENTON Sr was born in 1668 in Hempstead, LI. Died in 1729 in
    Orange CO, NY. Buried in Orange CO, NY. Abraham was a in Captain
    Cornelius Haring's company from Orange CO, NY during 1715. He had
    purchased land from Richard
    Volentine of Hempstead on March 3, 1700. The Orange CO, NY records show,
    "Abraham Denton, Senr., of the Precinct of Haverstraw to son Abraham
    Denton, land. Delivered in the presence of Jonas Denton and John Denton,
    January 10, 1729-30." He
    married Martha THORNE in 1699 in Orange CO, NY. Martha THORNE was born in
    1679 in Woodstock, VA. Died in 1730 in Orange CO, NY.
    [denton.GED]

    Abraham DENTON Sr was born in 1668 in Hempstead, LI. Died in 1729 in
    Orange CO, NY. Buried in Orange CO, NY. Abraham was a in Captain
    Cornelius Haring's company from Orange CO, NY during 1715. He had
    purchased land from Richard Volentine of Hempstead on March 3, 1700.

    The Orange CO, NY records show, "Abraham Denton, Senr., of the Precinct
    of Haverstraw to son Abraham Denton, land. Delivered in the presence of
    Jonas Denton and John Denton, January 10, 1729-30."

    He married Martha THORNE in 1699 in Orange CO, NY. Martha THORNE was born
    in 1679 in Woodstock, VA. Died in 1730 in Orange CO, NY.

    [Denton.ged]

    Abraham was a in Captain Cornelius Haring's company from
    Orange
    CO, NY during 1715. He had purchased land from Richard Volentine of
    Hempstead on March 3, 1700.

    The Orange CO, NY records show, "Abraham Denton, Senr., of the
    Precinct
    of Haverstraw to son Abraham Denton, land. Delivered in the presence
    of
    Jonas Denton and John Denton, January 10, 1729-30."

    Birth:
    Map & History of Hempstead,NY ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hempstead,_New_York

    Abraham married Martha Thorne 0___ 1699, Orange County, New York. Martha (daughter of William Thorne, Jr. and Winnifred Linington) was born 0___ 1679, Woodstock, Middlesex County, Virginia; died 0___ 1730, Orange County, New York. [Group Sheet]


  2. 41.  Martha Thorne was born 0___ 1679, Woodstock, Middlesex County, Virginia (daughter of William Thorne, Jr. and Winnifred Linington); died 0___ 1730, Orange County, New York.
    Children:
    1. 20. Abraham Denton, II was born 0___ 1700, Hempstead, Nassau County, New York; died 0___ 1774, Shenandoah County, Commonwealth of Virginia; was buried Commonwealth of Virginia.

  3. 42.  Samuel O'Dell was born 0___ 1670, Westchester County, New York (son of William O'Dell and Sarah Vowels); died 0___ 1720, (Westchester County, New York).

    Samuel married Patience LNU 0___ 1689, (Westchester County, New York). Patience was born 0___ 1670, (Westchester County, New York). [Group Sheet]


  4. 43.  Patience LNU was born 0___ 1670, (Westchester County, New York).
    Children:
    1. 21. Mary O'Dell was born 0___ 1704, Westchester County, New York; died 0___ 1779, Shenandoah County, Commonwealth of Virginia.

  5. 44.  William Hogg, I was born 1662-1683, New Kent County, Virginia (son of John Hogg, I, The Immigrant and Mary LNU); died 19 Nov 1749, Hanover County, Colony of Virginia.

    Other Events:

    • Residence: Saint Pauls Parish, New Kent County. Virginia
    • Also Known As: William of Hanover County

    Notes:

    William "of Hanover County" Hogg I

    Born about 1675 in New Kent County, Virginia
    Son of John Hogg I and [mother unknown]
    Brother of John Hogg II

    Husband of Rachael (Cooper) Hogg — married [date unknown] [location unknown]

    Descendants descendants

    Father of Milburn Hogg I, John Hogg III, Gideon Hogg and William Hogg III
    Died about 1749 in Hanover County, Virginia

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    lived in Saint Paul's Parish, New Kent County, Virginia and Hanover County, Virginia

    William — Rachel Cooper. Rachel was born ~5 Dec 1680, (Virginia). [Group Sheet]


  6. 45.  Rachel Cooper was born ~5 Dec 1680, (Virginia).

    Notes:

    Rachael Hogg formerly Cooper
    Born about 5 Dec 1680 in United States
    Daughter of William Steven Cooper and [mother unknown]
    [sibling(s) unknown]
    Wife of William Hogg I — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
    Descendants descendants
    Mother of Gideon Hogg
    Died [date unknown] in United States
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    Biography

    Sources

    https://familysearch.org/tree/person/LC5M-6MN/details?spouse=LVYB-3CV

    Children:
    1. 22. Gideon Hogg, Sr. was born ~ 1720, Hanover County Virginia, British Colonies of America; died 17 Jan 1793, Caswell County, North Carolina.
    2. Elizabeth Ann Hogg was born 0___ 1742, Shenandoah County, British Colony of Virginia; died 0___ 1770, Obion County, Tennessee.
    3. Milbourn Hogg
    4. John Hogg
    5. William Hogg


Generation: 7

  1. 80.  Samuel Denton was born 0___ 1631, Halifax, Yorkshire, England; was christened 29 May 1631, Coley Chapel, Halifax, Yorkshire, England (son of Richard Denton, III, The Immigrant and unnamed spouse); died 20 Mar 1713, Hempstead, Nassau County, New York.

    Other Events:

    • Residence: 0___ 1665, Hempstead, Nassau County, New York
    • Probate: 20 Mar 1713, Hempstead, Nassau County, New York

    Notes:

    Samuel Denton 1631-1713


    Samuel DENTON was born in 1631 in Halifax, Yorkshire, England. Christened on 29 May 1631 in Coley Chapel, Halifax, England. Died on 20 Mar 1713 in Hempstead, Long Island, NY.

    Samuel was listed on the 1673 Dutch Census at Hempstead, NY and owned property in Hempstead from 1662 and lived in the area most of his life. Transactions in 1703 show that he owned slaves. In 1685, he was reported to be owning 240 acres of land.

    The 1698 Census at Hempstead, NY lists six of his nine children.

    "New York Surrogate 8-305: Adm. Samuel Denton, late of Hempstead, intestate March 20, 1713 to his sons Samuel and Jonas." Papers filed with the clerk in Court of Appeals, Albany, NY named a daughter, "Hannah, wife of Thomas Treadwell," also spelled Tredwell.

    From the "Tennessee Valley Historical Review:" Hempstead town records show that Samuel Denton and others took up land, 50 acres each, on the same terms as the first proprietors. In 1663, jointly with Thomas Rushmour, Samuel Denton obtained all rights and privileges upon Matthew Garrison's Neck and at Mattinacock, from Jeremy Wood of Hempstead.

    On April 18, 1665, John Smith of Hempstead sold to "my son-in-law Samuel Denton" certain lands. In 1698 he was called Samuel Denton, Senior. A deed of gifts from Samuel Denton of Hempstead, Yeoman, in consideration of "paternal love and affection I have and do bear toward my well-beloved son James Denton of Hempstead, Yeoman" to land within the township of Hempstead.

    December 16, 1710.

    The date of Samuel's inventory was March 15, 1713 and was taken by Obediah Volintine and James Serion. "March 10, 1713, Hempstead. Mary Denton ye widdow and Relict of Samuel Denton, late of Hempstead in Queens County, doth for divers good causes and consideration hereunto moving, refuses to administer upon the estate of her deceased husband, Samuel Denton." So the administration was granted to Samuel and Jonas Denton, sons of said deceased. The records pertaining to the administration of the estate clearly show receipts from the children calling each by name. Therefore we have a definite list of the children of Samuel and Mary Smith Denton.

    From Genelogical Data from Inventories of NY Estates 1666-1825 by Kenneth Scott and James Owne. "Denton, Samuel of Hempstead, Queens Co., yeoman - Renunciation (20 March 1713/4) of Mary Denton of her right to administer the estate of her dec'd husband in favor of his sons, Samuel and Jonas Denton.

    Her renunciation was witnessed by Jacob Smith and John Sprague. Inventory (15 March 1713/4) taken and appraised by Obadiah Volentine and James Searing, by order of Col. John. Jackson, J.P.

    The chief item was a negro boy and girl (90 Pounds) and a Negro man listed as 'worth nothing.' Account of Samuel and Jonas Denton, administrators, records the following payments to heirs of the dec'd.:

    to Mary Denton (Widow of the dec'd.)

    to Peter Smith (Son of Mary Ellison, dec'd who was a daughter of the intestate),

    to Joseph Robinson and Jane his wife (who was a daughter of the dec'd.,

    to Jonathan Seaman and Elizabeth his wife (a daughter of the intestate),

    to Abraham Denton (son of the intestate, to James Denton (son of the intestate),

    to Thomas Beadwell and Hannah his wife (a daughter of the intestate),

    to Robert Mitchell and Phoebe his wife (a daughter of the intestate),

    to Ezekiel Smith and Martha his wife (a daughter of the intestate) and

    to Jonas Denton (a son of the intestate)."

    He married Mary Rock SMITH in 1654 in Hempstead, Long Island, NY.

    Mary Rock SMITH was born on 20 Jul 1630 in Dorchester, Suffolk, MA. Died on 15 Mar 1713 in after in Hempstead, Queens, NY.

    They had the following children:

    Samuel II DENTON
    Jonas DENTON
    Benjamin DENTON was born in 1660
    Mary Ellison DENTON
    Jane DENTON
    *Abraham DENTON Sr.
    James DENTON
    Phoebe DENTON
    Hannah DENTON
    Martha DENTON
    Elizabeth DENTON

    Birth:
    Map & History of Halifax ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halifax,_West_Yorkshire

    Christened:
    Map & Photo of Coley Church ... http://www.coleychurch.co.uk/contacts.php

    Died:
    Map & History of Hempstead,NY ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hempstead,_New_York

    Samuel married Mary Rock Smith 0___ 1654, Hempstead, Nassau County, New York. Mary (daughter of John "Rock" Smith, Sr. and Martha Strickland) was born 20 Jul 1630, Toxteth, Lancashire, England; died 15 Mar 1713, Hempstead, Nassau County, New York. [Group Sheet]


  2. 81.  Mary Rock Smith was born 20 Jul 1630, Toxteth, Lancashire, England (daughter of John "Rock" Smith, Sr. and Martha Strickland); died 15 Mar 1713, Hempstead, Nassau County, New York.

    Notes:

    Married:
    Map & History of Hempstead,NY ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hempstead,_New_York

    Children:
    1. 40. Abraham Denton, Sr. was born 0___ 1668, Hempstead, Nassau County, New York; died 0___ 1729, Haverstraw, Orange County, New York.
    2. Jonas Denton was born 0___ 1677, Hempstead, Nassau County, New York; died 0___ 1717.
    3. Phoebe Denton was born 0___ 1679, Hempstead, Nassau County, New York; died 0___ 1728.

  3. 82.  William Thorne, Jr. was born 7 Apr 1642, Dorsetshire, England (son of William Thorne, The Immigrant and Sarah Denton); died 0___ 1688, Flushing, Queens County, New York.

    Notes:

    http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Person:William_Thorne_%2824%29

    William Thorne probably of Essex, England was made freeman of on 2 Nay, 1638 and in that year had 30 & 10 acres of In 1645 he was of Flushing, Long Island. The original Patent granted by Governor Kieft on 19 Oct. 1645 naming him one of the 18 patentees.

    In 1646 he was granted a plantation in Gravesend. In one of the proprietors of Jamaica and probably resided there for a time.

    It is probable that William and Sarah Thorne, the immigrants, were buried in the grounds of Friends Meeting House at Flushing.

    They had at least 4 sons and one daughter:

    1. William married Winifred of Hempstead, who settled at Great Neck, of this family was probably Elizabeth Thorne who in 1696 married the first Richbell Mott.
    2. John born 1643; died in 1709; married Mary. of Flushing, had 7 children.
    3. Joseph married Mary Brown and had 1.2 children
    4. Samuel born 1.637; died 1732; of Flushing.
    5~ Susannah married John Lockerson.

    Source: New York Genealogy and Biographical Record, vol. 19, page 153, from the article Adam and Ann Mott, Genealogy by Thomas C. Cornell, 1890.

    Retrieved from ""

    For more information re the Thorne Family, visit... http://webpages.charter.net/treinhardt/surnames/thorne/thorne.html

    William Thorne Jr., son of the patentee and himself a Remonstrance signer married Winifred ------- and had three sons, William (The third of that name), John and Richard. The baptismal records of the Dutch Church identify him as "Wilt Toorn". This branch of the family migrated to Madnan's Neck (Great Neck) and is readily distinguishable from the families of the other three sons of the patentee, John, Joseph and Samuel who all remained in Flushing or a longer period.

    William Jr. (the signer) is listed among the inhabitants of Hempstead in 1673, as a freeholder in 1685 and had already acquired substantial land there in 1683 as evidenced by a deed from Edmund Titus to "Will Thorne of Madnan's Neck" (Queens County Deeds Liber A, page 143). His three sons continued to add to the family's property at Great Neck. Their father, possibly in contemplation of death, deeded to his son Richard on February 24, 1698 "all and every parcel of land I have on said Great Neck together with all the housing (as above Liber A, page 165). Richard Thorne during the previous year had bought other property at Great Neck from Daniel Whitehead of Jamaica and Samuel Moore of Newtown (supra Liber B, page 77).

    William married Winnifred Linington 4 Sep 1662, (Hempstead, Nassau County, New York). Winnifred (daughter of Henry Linington and Catherine Ellison) was born Abt 1657, Hempstead, Nassau County, New York; died 0___ 1713, (Flushing) New York; was buried 20 Feb 1713, Grace Church Cemetery, Flushing, New York. [Group Sheet]


  4. 83.  Winnifred Linington was born Abt 1657, Hempstead, Nassau County, New York (daughter of Henry Linington and Catherine Ellison); died 0___ 1713, (Flushing) New York; was buried 20 Feb 1713, Grace Church Cemetery, Flushing, New York.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Winnifred Linnington

    Children:
    1. Richard Thorne was born 0___ 1675, Flushing, New York; died 28 Nov 1706, Hempstead, Nassau County, New York.
    2. 41. Martha Thorne was born 0___ 1679, Woodstock, Middlesex County, Virginia; died 0___ 1730, Orange County, New York.

  5. 84.  William O'Dell was born 14 Nov 1634, Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England (son of William O'Dell and Rebecca Brown); died 0___ 1697, Rye, Westchester County, New York.

    William married Sarah Vowels 0___ 1665, Rye, Westchester County, New York. Sarah (daughter of Richard Vowels and unnamed spouse) was born 0___ 1635, Rye, Westchester County, New York; died 0___ 1697, (Rye, Westchester County, New York). [Group Sheet]


  6. 85.  Sarah Vowels was born 0___ 1635, Rye, Westchester County, New York (daughter of Richard Vowels and unnamed spouse); died 0___ 1697, (Rye, Westchester County, New York).
    Children:
    1. 42. Samuel O'Dell was born 0___ 1670, Westchester County, New York; died 0___ 1720, (Westchester County, New York).

  7. 88.  John Hogg, I, The Immigrant was born Bef 1638, (United Kingdom); died Bef 1703, (New Kent County, Colony of Virginia).

    Other Events:

    • Immigration: 22 May 1657, New Kent County, Virginia
    • Possessions: 16 Mar 1663; New Kent County, Virginia Colony

    Notes:

    "The Hogg Surname Centre", website; http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hogg/

    "John Hogg Immigrant 1653", blog, http://johnhogg1653.blogspot.com/

    end of note

    The Descendants of John Hogg, I - http://hdhdata.org/roots/c4085.html

    Immigrated to New Kent County, Virginia Colony, circa 1657

    note no. 1

    The arrival of John Hogg in Virginia is documented in "Cavaliers and Pioneers", by Nell Marion Nugent, Vol.1, page 346, as follows:

    CAPT. LEONARD CHAMBERLAIN, 650 acs, New Kent Co., on branches of Arraciaco Sw., 22 May 1657, p.96, (142), 300 acs. by patend dated 27 Oct. 1653; 350 acs. for trans. of 7 pers:Mary Wooderd (?), Jno Lee, Jno. Martin, Jno Hooke, Rich. White, John Hogg, Tho. Maple.

    note no. 2

    A second entry in "Cavaliers and Pioneers", Vol. I, page 451, records a patent in the name of John Hogg: JOHN HOGG, 140 acs. New Kent Co., 16 Mar 1663, p. 179 (68), Upon Warrany branches, beg at cor. of Mr. Hopes land &c to Mr. Barnhouse &c. Renewal of patent dated 27 Aug 1659. The patent dated 27 Aug 1659 is not recorded in "Cavaliers and Pioneers".

    note no. 3

    Warrany Branches, sometimes called Warrany Creek, is in Blisland Parish, in the extreme Eastern part of New Kent Co. It provides the name for one of the churches of Blisland Parish, Warrany Church. The headwater of the creek is not far from the York River, but it flows south and in the 17th century it drained into the Chickahominy River. Today it is called Wahrani Swamp. It provides a course for a popular hiking trail, and it drains into the Diascund Creek Reservoir, a manmade lake that is part of the water system of the city of Newport News. On a 1930 USGS topo map, the headwater of the creek is at 37.486N and 76.856W. From there it flows as what appears to be a narrow stream to 37.453N and 76.872W where it broadens, presumably due to the water level of the lake. From that point it flows into the main part of the lake at 37.349N and 76.882W. It is said that Warrany Church was built on high ground near the head of Warrany Creek overlooking the York River.

    note no. 4

    There is a third entry in "Cavaliers and Pioneers", Vol. I, page 564, that refers to a John Hogg which might also be this John Hogg:

    FARDINANDO AUSTIN, 1500 acs. in Chas. Citty & James Citty Counties, 5 Jan 1664, p. 528 (646), On N. & S. side of the head of Moyses Run, boundind S. on Henry Cantrells land, now in possession of Mr. Horsmanden, S. on Mr. Hamlins land, Wly. on Queens Cr. run and Nly. on the head of Pease Hill Sw. 1200 acs. by patent 25 Feb. 1653 & 300 acs. for trans. of 6 pers: Jno. Roberts, Wm. Thomas, Evan Davis, Jno. Hogg, Wm. Frisell, Jno. Morecroft. note no. 5 The quit rent roll for 1703 for New Kent Co., published in "Virginia Mag. of Histy. & Biog.", Vol. 31, page 221, lists John Hogg Jr. with 260 acres, Mary Hogg with 140 acres, and William Hogg with 200 acres, all in the parishes of St. Peter's and St. Paul's in New Kent Co., VA.

    It seems that Mary Hogg is the widow of John Hogg the immigrant, since her land is the same number of acres as the land grant of 1659 (an unuasual tract size), and that John Hogg Jr. and William Hogg are sons of John Hogg.

    *






    More...

    John Hogg came to Virginia in 1657 as headright* to Capt. Leonard Chamberlain (C&P Vol. 1, p. 346, 451). He settled in New Kent Co. As a result of the DNA study, we have learned that line NC1720, descendants of Gideon Hogg of Caswell Co. NC, and line VA1790, descendants of Sampson Hogg of Virginia and Indiana, are part of this line. Consequently we have merged those trees into this tree. We are retaining the nomenclature NC1720 and VA1790 for consistancy and historical continuity.

    * A headright is a legal grant of land to settlers. Headrights are most notable for their role in the expansion of the thirteen British colonies in North America; the Virginia Company of London gave headrights to settlers, and the Plymouth Company followed suit. The headright system was used in several colonies, including Maryland, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Most headrights were for 1 to 1,000 acres (4.0 km2) of land, and were given to anyone willing to cross the Atlantic Ocean and help populate the colonies. Headrights were granted to anyone who would pay for the transportation costs of a laborer or indentured servant. These land grants consisted of 50 acres (200,000 m2) for someone newly moving to the area and 100 acres (0.40 km2) for people previously living in the area. By giving the land to the landowning masters the indentured servants had little or no chance to procure their own land. This kept many colonials poor and led to strife between the poor servants and wealthy landowners. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Headright

    minimal pedigrees of DNA donors in this line:

    1 John Hogg of New Kent Co. VA b. before 1638 d. before 1703
    2 William Hogg of St. Paul's Parish, New Kent/Hanover Co. VA b.1682-1683, New Kent Co. VA d.ca.1749
    3 Milbourn Hogg b.ca.1707, New Kent Co. VA d.ca.1764
    . 4 John Hogg b.ca.1739, Hanover Co. VA d.1814, Amherst Co. VA
    . . 5 Samuel Hogg/Hogue b.17_Aug_1767. Amherst Co. VA d.1853, Wayne Co. IN
    . . 6 Samuel Theodore Hogue b.14_Feb_1816, Amherst Co. VA d.15_Feb_1892, Montgomery MO
    . . 7 Milburn Norman Hogue b.31_Oct_1849, Centerville, Wayne Co. IN d.9_Jun_1936, Plainview, Hale Co. TX
    . . 8 Samuel Tilden Hogue b.18_Nov_1876, Pottsboro, Grayson Co. TX d.22_Dec_1960, Phoenix AZ
    . . . 9 Austin Donald Hogue b.26_Jan_1924, Dorchester, Grayson Co. TX d.24_Nov_2000, Phoenix AZ
    . . . 10 Project ID VA1657a: desc of John Hogg of New Kent Co. VA (Y-DNA and autosomal DNA)
    . . 8 Houston Homer Hogue b.29_Aug_1900, Basin Springs, Grayson Co. TX d.3_Jan_1963, Corvallis OR
    . . 9 Project ID ATF0025 (autosomal DNA)
    . 4 Milbourn Hogg of Albemarle Co. VA
    . 5. William Hogg of Albemarle Co. VA (Milbourn -> William not proved)
    . 6 Sampson Hogg b.1790-1800, Virginia (William -> Sampson not proved)
    . 7 James R. Hogg b.1812, Virginia (Sampson -> James R. not proved)
    . 8 Marion Hogg b.1832, Indiana
    . 9 James Robert Hogg b.Jan_1863, Jennings Co. Indiana, d. before 1920
    . 10 John Edmund Hogg b.14_Feb_1884, Poplar Bluff MO
    . 11 Project ID VA1790a: desc of Sampson Hogg b.1790-1800 VA (Y-DNA and autosomal DNA)
    3 Gideon Hogg Sr. b.1720, Hanover Co. VA d.Apr_1793, Caswell Co. NC
    . 4 William Hogg (Hogge) Sr. rev. war soldier b.1747-1750 d.1810, Barren Co. KY
    . . 5 Archellas Hogg b.ca.1774, North Carolina d.aft.1860, Benton Co. MO
    . . . 6 Gibson Hogg-Hogue b.ca.1816, Perry Co. KY d.10_Mar_1863, Helena AK, on the hospital boat NASHVILLE
    . . . 7 Archelius (Arches) Hogue b.27_Jul_1858, Miller Co. MO d.9_Oct_1931, New Hope, Bates Co. MO
    . . . 8 Alonzo Leonard Hogue b.30_Dec_1883, Brumley, Miller Co. MO d.28_May_1939, Butler, Bates Co. MO bu. Morris Cemetery, Nyhart, Bates Co. MO
    . . . 9 Glenard Paul Hogue b.18_Mar_1916, Brumley, Miller Co. MO d.28_Mar_2001, Salem UT
    . . . 10 Project ID ATD0060 (autosomal DNA)
    . . 5 Reuben William Hogg b.1775-1778, Virginia d.27_Jul_1839, Barren Co. KY
    . . . 6 William Hogg Sr. b.1801 d.1829
    . . . . 7 William Hogg Jr. b.1829 d.1924
    . . . . 8 Hon. John Wesley Hogg b.1864 d.1949
    . . . . 9 Clarence Undrel Hogg b.1894 d.1984
    . . . . 10 Raymond Hogg b.1917 d.2006
    . . . . 11 Living Hogg
    . . . . 12 Troy S. Hogg, PhD, Project ID NC1720a: desc of Gideon Hogg of Caswell Co. NC #1
    . . . 6 John Wisdom Hogg b.1815, Barren Co. KY d. ca.1851, Polk Co. MO
    . . . 7 William H. Hogg b.3_Mar_1843, Barren Co. KY d.31_May_1924, Polk Co. MO
    . . . 8 Robert Warner Hogg b.1_Mar_1871, Greene, Polk Co. MO d.29_May_1913, Granite, Greene Co. OK
    . . . 9 Leslie Earl Hogg b.1_Jun_1900, Missouri d.31_Oct_1978, Granite, Greene Co. OK
    . . . 10 Living Hogg b.6_Aug_1927, Oklahoma
    . . . 11 John Leslie Hogg b.18_Aug_1948, Granite, Greene Co. OK d. Texas
    . . . 12 Project ID NC1720b: desc of Gideon Hogg of Caswell Co. NC #2
    . . 5 Gibson Hogg-Hogue b.1780, Wilkes Co. NC d.1840, Conway Co. AR
    . . 6 E. G. Hogue b.1820, Tennessee d.1850-1860, Conway Co. AR
    . . 7 Charles Carroll Hogue b.1853, Arkansas d.1876, Arkansas
    . . 8 Thomas Benjamin Hogue b.1877, Faulkner Co. AR d._1951, Oklahoma City OK
    . . 9 Charles William Hogue b.1901, Magazine, Logan Co. AR d.1982, Tulsa OK
    . . 10 Charles Calvin Hogue b.1927, Oklahoma City OK d.2013
    . . 11 Project ID NC1720c: desc of Gideon Hogg of Caswell Co. NC #3
    . 4 Mourning Hogg (Monie) b.ca.1756 m.1766, Caswell Co. NC wife of Abraham Denton III d. Monroe Co. TN
    . . 5 Nancy Mourning Denton b.1776, Green Co. TN m.1797, White Co. TN wife of Samuel A. Moore Jr. d.27_Dec_1866, White Co. TN
    . . 6 Samuel Ottison Moore (Otto) b.1805-1807, White Co. TN
    . . 7 Tabitha Moore b.1828, White Co. TN wife of Samuel Clark Swindle d. after 1880, White Co. TN
    . . 8 James Monroe "Mon" Swindle b.10_Feb_1846, White Co. TN d.12_Mar_1904, White Co. TN
    . . 9 Vernia Elvira Seindell b.1_Jun_1894, Green Briar, White Co. TN wife of Perry G. Byars d.1_Apr_1985, McMinnville, Warren Co. TN
    . . 10 Robert Lucile Byars b.6_Dec_1918, Keltonburg, DeKalb Co. TN wife of Bertha Hennessee d.23_Mar_2008, McMinnville, Warren Co. TN
    . . 11 Project ID ATF0062 (autosomal DNA)
    . 4 Andrew Hogg-Hogue b.ca.1762 d.29_Aug_1838, Casey Co. KY
    . 5 John Hogue b.1792, Caswell Co. NC d.1860, Casey Co. KY
    . 6 Madison Henderson Hogue b.1813, Casey Co. KY d. after 1880, Casey Co. KY
    . . 7 William Madison Hogue b.20_Sep_1845, Casey Co. KY d.26_Jan_1936, Lincoln Co. KY
    . . 8 Luther Martin Hogue b.18_May_1878, Lincoln Co. KY d.1_May_1963, Lincoln Co. KY
    . . 9 Joseph Madison Hogue b.22_Sep_1926, Lincoln Co. KY d.29_Mar_1995, Hustonville, Lincoln Co. KY
    . . 10 Living Hogue
    . . 11 Project ID NC1720d: desc of Gideon Hogg of Caswell Co. NC #4; Project ID ATA0086 (autosomal DNA)
    . 6 James Harrison Hogue b.1816, Casey Co. KY d. after 1875, Casey Co. KY
    . 7 William Hogue b.1842, Casey Co. KY
    . 8 Gertrude Hogue b.3_May_1888, Junction City, Boyle Co. KY m.10_Jan_1914, Bloomfield, Greene Co. IN wife of Elihah E. Edington
    . 9 Edmond E. Edington b.12_May_1926, LInton, Greene Co. IN d.31_Mar_2000, Ocala, Marion Co. FL
    . 10 Project ID ATA0039 (autosomal DNA)
    3 Elizabeth Ann Hogg wife of Abraham Denton III d.1770
    4 John Denton b.17_Jun_1759, Dunsmore Co, VA d.5_Jul_1842, Monroe Co. TN
    5 Isaac Denton Sr. b.28_Feb_1794, Tennessee d.8_Feb_1883, Caloosa Co. GA
    6 Isaac Denton Jr. b.1830
    7 Martha Elizabeth Denton b.2_Npv_1861, Monroe Co. TN wife of Francis N. Eddleman d.20_Jul_1934, McKinney TX
    8 Isaac Francis Eddleman b.10_Oct_1900, Floyd, Hunt Co. TX d.15_Sep_1987, McKinney Tx
    9 Living Eddleman b. aft 1913 wife of Benjamin L. Hamilton
    10 Project ID ATF0050 (autosomal DNA)

    *

    More data: All Virginia

    William Hogg transported to Virginia, 30 Jan 1650 -- by John Armesbee *John Armesbee given grant of land in Northumberland County VA for the transport

    Andrew Hogg -- brought over by John Ashley and Mr. Hamper in 1653

    Thomas Hogg -- was one of 47 persons who in 1656 accompanied Southy Littleton to Northampton County, Virginia

    Robert Hogg -- one of nine persons brought over by Henry Vincent

    *John Hogg (SR)-- came to New Kent County in 1657 -- sponsored by Capt Leonard Chambeline

    *John Hogg (SR) on 27 Aug 1659 paid for the transportation of 3 persons -- given a land grant of 140 acres "upon Warrenty Branches, beginning at the corner of Mr. Hope's Land".....to Mr. Barnhouse's bountry". Patent renewed 16 Mar 1663.

    Quit Rent Rolls for 1704 -- Parish of St Peter's and St Paul's in New Kent, Virginia

    John Hogg (JR) -- 260 acres
    Mary Hogg -- 140 acres *this appears to be the original grant of 140 acres given to John Hogg (SR) in 1659
    William Hogg - 200 acres

    *Virginia Magazine of History and Biographies -- Vol 31 page 221

    *Comment: There is 41 years between the nenewal (1663) of the land grant of John Hogg (SR) and the grant to Mary Hogg in 1704 -- was Mary a wife? It may have been a Dower portion as the widow of John Hogg (SR)

    The DNA results show Gideon to be descended from JOHN HOGG (SR) -- the immigrant of 1657 --

    John (SR) had sons John (JR) and William -- there is evidence, he also had George Hogg -- who was involved in 4 lawsuits in 1685 in York County, Virginia.

    *George Hogg had established his home in Petsworth Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia by 1678 -- by 1685, he had removed to Ablingdon Parish in Virginia.

    The Register of Ablingdon Parish, Virginia list the following children for George Hogg:

    1- George Hogg (B-1710 VA) married 8 Aug 1730 -- Mary Caul
    2- Elizabeth Hogg (B- 1712 VA) married 27 Oct 1732 -- George Moore
    3- Son (unnamed ) (B-1714 VA) married 16 Jan 1738 -- Mary -----
    4- Richard Hogg (B-1717 VA;D1784) married 18 Feb 1758 -- Mary Austin
    5- Sarah Hogg (B- 27 Apr 1718 VA) married John Coke

    Gideon named his son's: John; William; Gideon; and Andrew.....the name of George did not appear (nor has it been used in the lines from him) ....but John and William were used.....

    The lines out of William Hoge and Barbara Hume have been eliminated through the DNA results taken from a descendant of Gideon Hogg and a descendant of John Hogg (SR) the immigrant.

    Will dig some more when I have time --

    Your thoughts?

    Louise

    Louise Boss
    louisehboss@aol.com

    end of record

    descendants of John Hogg of New Kent Co. VA

    more notes and comments

    1. Entries found in Nugent's "Cavaliers and Pioneers", Vol. 1

    John Hogg is mentioned as a headright in a land grant to Capt. Leonard Chamberlain in New Kent County in 1657. An abstract of this land grant can be found in Nell Marion Nugent's "Cavaliers and Pioneers", Volume 1, page 346. The abstract reads:

    CAPT. LEONARD CHAMBERLAIN 650 acs. New Kent Co., on branches of Arraciaco Sw., 22 May 1657, p. 96, (142). 300 acs. By patent dated 27 Oct. 1653; 350 acs. for trans. of 7 pers: Mary Wooderd (?), Jno, Lee, Jno. Martin, Jno. Hooke, Rich. White, John Hogg, Tho. Maple.

    Then, it seems, John Hogg received his own land grant in 1659. That grant is not in Nugent's book, but it is mentioned in 1663, when it is renewed. The abstract of the 1663 renewal of the 1659 grant is in "Cavaliers and Pioneers", Volume 1, page 451. It reads:

    JOHN HOGG 140 acs. New Kent Co., 16 Mar 1663, p. 179, (68). Upon Warrany Branches, beg. at cor. of Mr. Hopes land &c to Mr. Barnhouse &c. Renewal of patent dated 27 Aug. 1659.

    Finally, there is a third grant mentioned in "Cavaliers and Pioneers", Volume 1, page 564. The abstract of this third grant reads:

    FARDINANDO AUSTIN, 1500 acs. In Chas. Citty & James Citty Ciunties, 5 Jan 1664. P. 528 (646). On N. & S. side of the head of Moyses Run, bounding S. on Henry Cantrells land, now in possession of Mr. Horsemanden, S. on Mr. Hamlins land, Wly. on Queens Cr, Nly. on the head of Pease hill Sw. 1200 acs. by patent of 25 Feb. 1653 & 300 acs. for trans. of 6 pers. Jno. Roberts, Wm. Thomas, Evan Davis, Jno. Hogg, Wm. Frisell, Jno. Morecroft.

    It is not clear that this is the same John Hogg. but it is possible that he traveled from England to Virginia more than once and was counted as a headright for each passage.

    2. The Location of the John Hogg Land Grant

    Warrany Branches, sometimes called Warrany Creek, is in Blisland Parish, in the extreme Eastern part of New Kent County. It provided the name for one of the churches of Blisland Parish, Warrany Church. The headwater of the creek is not far from the York River, but it flows South and in the 17th century it drained into the Chickahomani River. Today it is called Wahrani Swamp, it provides the course for a popular hiking trail, and it drains into the Diascund Creek Reservoir, a manmade lake that is part of the water system of the city of Newport News. On a 1930 USGS topo map, the headwater of the creek is at 37.486N and 76.856W. From there it flows as what appears to be a narrow stream to 37.453N and 76.872W where it broadens, presumable due to the water level of the lake. From that point it flows into the main part of the lake at 37.439N and 76.882W. It is said that Warrany Church was built on high ground near the head of Warrany Creek overlooking the York River.

    3. The 1703 Quint Rent Roll

    The next available record of the Hogg's in New Kent County is the quit rent roll of 1703. It lists land owners John Hogg Junior with 260 acres, Mary Hogg with 140 acres, and William Hogg with 200 acres. I have not seen the original document, but Mrs. Ironmonger cites a transcription from "Virginia Mag. of Histy. & Biog.", Vol 31, p. 221, which, she reports, says that all are in the parish of St. Peter's and St. Paul's in New Kent County, Virginia. It seems that Mary Hogg is the widow of John Hogg the immigrant, since her land is the same number of acres as the land grant of 1659, and that John Hogg Jr. and William Hogg are sons of John Hogg. John Hogg Jr. and William Hogg have their own land at this time.

    4. Parish Records Extant

    New Kent County was formed in 1654 by separating it from York County. At that time, the county consisted of Blisland Parish in the Eastern part of the county and St. Peter's Parish in the remaining part of the county. In 1706, St. Paul's Parish was separated from St. Peter's Parish. St. Paul's Parish consisted of the Western half of New Kent County. Then in 1720, St. Paul's Parish was separated from New Kent County to form Hanover County. The parish records extant today are

    (1) The register of St. Peter's Parish, 1680-1787

    (2) The vestry book of St. Peter's Parish, 1682-1758

    (3) The vestry book of St. Paul's Parish, 1706-1786

    (4) The vestry book of Blisland Parish, 1721-1786
    Blisland Parish covered the territory between Schimino Creek and Ware Creek, St. Peter's Parish (after St. Paul's Parish was established) covered the territory between Ware Creek and line between the present day New Kent County and the present day Hanover County, and St. Paul's Parish covers all of the present day Hanover County.

    I have found no mention of any Hogg's in either the register of the vestry book of St. Peter's Parish. John Hogg Jr. is found in the Blisland Parish vestry book, indicating that he lived in the Eastern part of New Kent County. William Hogg is found in the St. Paul's vestry book, indicating that he lived in the Western part of New Kent County that became Hanover County.

    5. Entries in the Blisland Parish Vestry Book

    The Blisland Parish vestry book contains the following entries (page numbers are those of the printed transcript):

    p.34 15_Jun_1728, John Hogg, teller of tob.

    p.37 16_Jun_1729, John Hogg, continued as viewer and teller of tob.

    p.97 8_Oct_1746, Mr. William Hogg elected vestryman

    p.98 14_Oct_1747, Mr. William Hogg, vestryman

    p.101 14_Oct_1748, Mr. William Hogg, vestryman

    p.106 31_Oct_1749, to Mr. William Hogg for a barrel of corn for Richd.
    Gilmett

    p.108 18_Mar_1750, Mr. William Hogg, vestryman

    p.109 9_Oct_1750, Mr. William Hogg, vestryman

    p.112 6_Mar_1750, Mr. William Hogg, vestryman

    p.113 16_Oct_1751, Mr. William Hogg, church warden

    p.115 16_Oct_1751, to Mr. William Hogg his acco.

    p.118 3_Oct_1752, to Mr. William Hogg his acco.

    p.119 3_Oct_1752, Mr. William Hogg, church warden, Mr. Gill Armistead church
    warden in his stead

    p.120 9_Oct_1753, Mr. William Hogg, vestryman

    p.122 9_Oct_1753, to Mr. William Hogg for 350 ft of 1-1/2 inch plank for floor
    of Glebe

    p.124 22_Jun_1754, Mr. William Hogg, vestryman

    p.125 17_Oct_1754, Mr. William Hogg, vestryman

    p.128 2_Sep_1755, Mr. William Hogg, vestryman

    p.133 12_Oct_1756, Mr. William Hogg, vestryman

    p.137 6_Oct_1757, Mr. William Hogg, vestryman

    p.141 16_Oct_1758, Mr. William Hogg, vestryman

    p.154 19_Oct_1761, new vestrymen appointed in the stead of Mr. William Hogg
    dec. and others

    p.171 20_Oct_1766, to Mary Hogg for keeping Sarah Valentine for 3 mo.

    p.206 28_Apr_1777, to Capt. Richard Allen for Mrs. Mary Hogg maintaining a
    child of Thomas Smith
    From these records we conclude that John Hogg Jr., son of John Hogg the immigrant lived in Blisland Parish, died after 1729, and had a son, William, who was a prominent member of the community. William died between 1658 and 1661. Mary was probably William's widow.

    6. Entries in the St. Paul's Parish Vestry Book

    The St. Paul's vestry book contains the folloeing entries (again, page numbers are those of the printed transcript):

    p.24 1_Jan_1707/8, William Hogg ordered to help build a horse bridge over
    Bever Dam Swamp

    p.57 8_Aug_1715, William Hogg ordered to help clear a road from Mr. John
    White's Mill to Polegreens Old Field

    p.219 24_Sep_1708/9, survey of lands, precinct no. 34: Christopher Clarke,
    Alex. McKenney, Thomas Bowles, and William Hogg

    p.221 17_Mar_1711/12, land of Christopher Clark, William Hogg, Alex. McKensy,
    John Martin, Thomas Johnson, and Thomas Bowles

    p.233 3_Apr_1716, survey of lands, precinct no.3: Thomas Johnson, William
    Hogg, Alex. McKensy, John Martin, and Thomas Bowles

    p.256 10_Aug_1719, survey of lands, precinct no. 3: Thomas Johnson, William
    Hogg, Christopher Clark, Alex. McKenzy, John Martin, and Thomas Bowles

    p.280 29_Oct_1731, survey of lands: Robert Allen, Thomas Bowles, William
    Bowles, William Henderson, John Hogg, Milbourn Hogg, Samuel Merideth,
    John Kersey, George Bell, David Bell, Robert Webb, John Cobbs, Capt.
    Winstons Quarter, and John Oliver

    p.298 11_Sep_1739, survey of lands: Robert Allen, Thomas Bowles, William
    Bowles, William Henderson, John Hogg, Milbourn Hogg, Samuel Merideth,
    John Kersey, George Bell, David Bell, Robert Webb, John Cobbs, Capt.
    Winstons Quarter,and John Oliver

    p.172 8_Aug_1743, John Hogg, 1 levy overcharge

    p.308 18_Sep_1743, survey of lands, precinct no. 18: Robert Allen, Thomas
    Bowles, William Bowles, William Henderson, John Hogg, William Hogg,
    Samuel Merideth, John Kersey, George Bell, David Bell, Robert Webb,
    John Cobbs, Capt. Winston's Quarter, John Oliver, Capt. Isaac Winston,
    and Mr. Samyel Merideth

    p.320 30_Sep_1751, survey of lands, precinct no. 17: Samuel Merideth, George
    Bell, Elisha Merideth, Valentine Bowles, Widdow Bowles, Robert Lee,
    John Hogg, William Hogg, Isaac Winston, and Benjamin Oliver

    p.329 15_Oct_1751, Ordered that Alex, Watson take care of Mary Hogg daughter
    of Sarah Hogg two years at three Hundred pounds Tob. a year and to be
    bound to him according to Law

    p.330 10_Nov_1752, To Esther Watson for keeping Mary Hogg 1 year

    p.333 20_Oct_1753, To Esther Watson for keeping Mary Hogg a Bastard Child 1
    year

    p.351 17_Nov_1755, survey of lands: Samuel Merideth, George Bell, Elisha
    Merideth, Samuel Merideth Jr., Thomas Bowles, Robert Lee, John Hogg,
    William Hogg, Isaac Winston, and Benjamin Oliver

    p.365 8_Nov_1757, To John Hogg for keeping Samuel Skinning

    p.370 20_Oct_1758, To John Hogg for burying Samuel Shinning 2 months

    p.372 19_Nov_1759, To John Hogg for his support

    p.387 19_Nov_1759, survey of lands: Samuel Merideth, George Bell, Elisha
    Merideth, Samuel Merideth Jr., Thomas Bowles, Robert Lee, John Hogg,
    William Hogg, Isaac Winston, Benjamin Oliver

    p.396 25_Nov_1760, To John Hogg for his support
    p.399 24_Nov_1761, To John Hogg, his support to be lodged as above
    p.404 24_Nov_1762, To John Hogg towards his support to be lodged in y Wardens
    hands

    p.423 30_Nov_1763, survey of lands: Samuel Merideth, George Bell, Elisha
    Merideth, Capt. Samuel Merideth, Thomas Bowles, Robert Lee, John Hogg,
    William Hogg, Isaac Winston, Benjamin Oliver

    p.432 21_Nov_1764, To John Hogg, his support to be lodged as above

    p.436 19_Nov_1765, To John Hogg, his support to be lodged as above

    p.441 29_Nov_1766, To John Hogg for his support

    p.461 30_Sep_1767, survey of lands: heirs of John Hogg

    p.461 30_Sep_1767, survey of lands: Samuel Merideth, George Bell, Anthony
    Winston, Thomas Bowles, Micajah Hogg, Benjamin Oliver, William Bailey,
    Col. Daniel Custis Orphans, Thomas Haden, David Whitlock, Benjamin
    Morris, and Benjamin Tyree

    p.451 28_Sep_1768, To Micajah Hogg for moving Anthony Kenty

    p.484 12_Nov_1771, survey of lands, precinct no. 9: John Starke Jr., Samuel
    Meredith, Hezekiah Bowels, John Ellis, William Macon Sr., William Macon
    Jr. Wyatt Starke, Thomas Railey, John Railey, John Melton's Orphans,
    John Austin, George Bell, Micajah Hogg, Barret White, and Nathan Bell

    p.483 12_Nov_1771, survey of lands, precinct no. 8: William Bailey, John
    Woody, Micajah Woody, Samuel Woody, Thomas Hooper, John Howard, Elias
    White, John Hogg, Thomas Hogg, Daniel Boaz dec., James Mertin, Joseph
    Tally, William Tally, Samuel White, David White, Henty Wade Jr.,
    William Whicker, William Kirby, George Meridith, James Boatwright, Joel
    Melton, John Kirby, and Milbourn Hogg

    p.484 12_Nov_1771, survey of lands: William Baley dec., John Woody, Micajah
    Woody, Samuel Wooddy, Thomas Hooper, John Howard, Elias White, John
    Hogg, Thomas Hogg, Daniel Booz dec., James Mertain, Joseph Tally,
    William Tally, Samuel White, David White, Henty Wade Jr., William
    Whicker, William Kirby, George Meridith, James Boatwright, Joel Melto,
    John Kirby, and Milborn Hogg

    p.552 12_Nov_1779, survey of lands, precinct no. 8: William Bailey, John
    Woody, Micajah Woody, Samuel Woody, Thomas Hooper, John Howard, Elias
    White, John Hogg, Thomas Hogg, Daniel Booz dec., James Martin, Joseph
    Talley, William Talley, Samuel White, David White, Henry Wade Jr.
    William Whicker, William Kirbey, George Meredith, James Boatright, Joel
    Melton, John Kirbey, and N. Seabrook

    p.553 12_Nov_1779, survey of lands, precindt no. 9: John Starke Jr., Samuel
    Meredith, Hezekiah Bowels, John Ellis, William Macon Sr., William Macon
    Jr. the land that was Wyatt Starke, Thomas Railey, John Railey, John
    Melton's Orphans, John Austin, George Bell, Micajah Hogg, Barret White,
    and Nathan Bell

    p.581 26_Jan_1784, survey of lands, precinct no. 8: Micajah Woody, Samuel
    Woody, John Howard, Elias White, John Hogg, Thomas Hogg, Daniel Booz
    dec., James Martin, Joseph Talley, William Talley, Samuel White, David
    White, Henry Wade Jr., William Whicker, William Kirbey, George
    Meredith, James Boatright, Joel Melton, John Kirbey, Nicholas Seabrook,
    and Isaac Burnett

    p.582 26_Jan_1784, survey of lands, precinet no. 9: John Starke Jr., Samuel
    Meredith, John Ellis dec., William Macon Jr. the land that was Wyatt
    Starke, Thomas Railey, John Railey, John Meltons Orphans, John Austin,
    George Bell, Micajah Hogg, Barret White dec., Nathan Bell, and Samuel
    Woody
    From these records we conclude that William Hogg, son of John Hogg the immigrant lived in St. Paul's Parish, in New Kent County until 1720, in Hanover County after 1720. William is not mentioned after 1719. The next generation of Hogg men in Hanover County, presumably sons of William, are Milbourn, mentioned in the records from 1730 to 1742, John, mentioned in the records from 1730 to 1760, and William, mentioned in the records from 1742 to 1762. These men are followed by yet another generation consisting of Micajiah, mentioned in the records from 1766 to 1784 and Thomas, mentioned in the records from 1771 to 1784.

    7. Other Sources

    In addition, there are scattered tax records. For Hanover County in 1790 the personal property tax list includes Micajiah Hogg, Mary Hogg, and Thomas Hogg Sr. and the land tax list includes Micajiah Hogg and Thomas Hogg. Then in 1799 the personal property tax list includes Micajiah Hogg and the estate of Thomas Hogg and the 1800 land tax list includes Frances Hogg and Thomas Hogg.

    Mrs. Ironmonger, page 419, cites a few additional references from the Swem Library:

    (1) William and Mary Quarterly, Series 1, Vol. 22, p.121, Micajah Hogg, 1787, Hanover County

    (2) William and Mary Quarterly, Series 1, Vol. 23, p. 30, Thomas Hogg, 1788, Hanover County

    (3) William and Mary Quarterly, Series 1, Vol. 23, p.125, Francis Hogg, 1791, Hanover County

    (4) William and Mary Quarterly, Series 1, Vol. 26, p. 262, Elizabeth Hogg, 1787, King William Co.

    (5) Calendar of Virginia State Papers, Vol. 2, p. 626, Richard Hogg, 1781, Richmond VA
    8. Out of Hanover County

    Two men from Hanover County moved west. John Hogg appears on the tax list of Amherst County in 1783 and Milbourne Hogg is recorded in a deed in Albemarle County in 1777. John Hogg of Amherst County had a large family including a son names Milbourne. In the 1770 deed, Milbourne Hogg of Albemarle County is referred to as being of Hanover County. These facts lead to the conclusion that Milbourne Hogg of Albemarle County and John Hogg of Amherst County were sons of Milbourn Hogg of Hanover County.

    Most of the descendants of John Hogg of Amherst County choose to spell the name Hogue. Many of them moved west from there and settling in Indiana and Missouri and beyond

    end of comment

    Immigration:
    John Hogg (SR)-- came to New Kent County in 1657 -- sponsored by Capt Leonard Chambeline

    Source: Cavaliers and Pioneers; Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants 1623 - 1666; Patent Book No. 4, page 346
    Capt. Leonard Chamberline 650 acs. New Kent Co., on branches of Arriaco Sw., 22 May 1657, page 96 (142). By patent dated 27 Oct. 1653 for trans. of seven pers; Mary Wooderd (?), Jno Lee, Jno. Martin, Jno. Hooke, Rich. White, John Hogg, Tho. Maple.

    Source: http://johnhogg1653.blogspot.com/

    Possessions:
    Source:Land Grants - film 029,314, pt. 15, New Kent Co., VA. Book 5, page 68.
    See also: Cavaliers and Pioneers; Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants 1623 - 1666; Patent Book No. 4.
    Mar. 16, 1663, John Hogg 140 acres upon warrany branches adjoining land of W. Hopes and W. Barnhouse. This land formerly grants to the said Hogg Aug. 27, 1659.

    Source: http://johnhogg1653.blogspot.com/

    John — Mary LNU. Mary died Aft 1703, (New Kent County, Colony of Virginia). [Group Sheet]


  8. 89.  Mary LNU died Aft 1703, (New Kent County, Colony of Virginia).
    Children:
    1. 44. William Hogg, I was born 1662-1683, New Kent County, Virginia; died 19 Nov 1749, Hanover County, Colony of Virginia.


Generation: 8

  1. 160.  Richard Denton, III, The Immigrant was born 3 Apr 1603, Warley Town, West Yorkshire, England; was christened 10 Apr 1603, Warley Town, West Yorkshire, England (son of Richard Denton, II, Knight and Susan Sibella); died 0___ 1663, West Hempstead, Essex, England; was buried (West Hempstead, Essex) England.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Curate of Coley Chapel, Halifax, Yorkshire, England, (1625-1635)
    • Occupation: Deacon at Peterborough, 1622-1623
    • Occupation: Presbyterian Minister of God, Christ's First Presbyterian Church of Hempstead, New York, 1635-1658
    • Occupation: Sizar of St. Catherine's, 1621-1624
    • Religion: Presbyterian
    • Graduation: 0___ 1623, Cambridge University, England
    • Immigration: ~1635, Southowram, Halifax, West Yorkshire, England
    • Immigration: ~1635, (Wethersfield) Connecticutt
    • Residence: 0___ 1640, Wethersfield, Connecticutt
    • Residence: 0___ 1644, Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut
    • Residence: 0___ 1644, Hempstead, Nassau County, New York

    Notes:

    About Rev. Richard Denton II

    Reverend Richard Denton was born on Saturday, 5 April 1603 at Yorkshire Co., England. He was christened Saturday, 19 April 1603 in Halifax, Yorkshire Co., England, emigrated to America between 1630 and 1635 [7] but returned to England [10], leaving his children behind, and died in Essex, England in 1663. [3, 4, 5]

    The first Presbyterian minister in Colonial America, [7] Rev. Denton came from the Parish of Owram, North England on the ship James c. 1633. [1, 5] The general opinion among members of the Denton family is that all of the Dentons in the United States are his descendants. [6]

    The famous preacher Cotton Mather wrote of him: "Rev. Denton was a highly religious man with strong Presbyterian beliefs. He was a small man with only one eye, but in the pulpit he could sway a congregation like he was nine feet tall." [2]
    His tombstone bears the following inscription in Latin: "Here lies the dust of Richard Denton. O'er his low peaceful grave bends the perennial cypress, fit emblem of his unfading fame. On earth his bright example, religious light, shown forth o'er multitudes. In heaven his pure rob'd spirit shines like an effulgent star." [4]

    Parents: Father: Richard DENTON b: ABT 1556 in Worley, Hertshire, England and Mother: Susan Sibilla b: ABT 1562 in St. Albans Abbey, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England.

    Marriage 1: Helen WINDEBANK b: 1 FEB 1596/97 in Hurst, Herlot, Berkshire, England on: 16 OCT 1611 (conflict data: 1621) in Marden Parish, Wiltshire, England. Died in England. ?

    Children:

    John DENTON b: 1618 in Yorkshire, England
    Sarah DENTON b: 1623 in Wiltshire, England
    Daniel DENTON b: 10 JUL 1626 in Coley Chap, Halifax, Yorkshire, England
    Timothy DENTON b: 23 JUL 1627 in christening in Parish Church of Bolton, England
    Nathaniel DENTON b: MAR 1627/28 in Turton, Bolton Priory, Lancaster, England c: 9 MAR 1628/29 in Parrish Church of Bolton, England
    Richard DENTON b: 1620 in Halifax, West Riding, Yorkshire, England
    Samuel DENTON
    Phebe DENTON b: 29 SEP 1634 in Stringston, Somersetshire, England
    John DENTON b: 1636 in Hempstead, Long Island, Queens, Nassau County, New York

    Weblinks:

    Denton Genealogy - Reverend Richard Denton
    The Denton Dispatch
    The Denton Family of Long Island
    Rev Richard Denton ll & Helen Wendlbank

    Biographical Summary:

    A graduate of Cambridge in 1623, and acknowledged by many as the founder of Presbyterianism in America, Rev. Richard Denton came to New England in 1635. [7] Before coming he was a preacher in Halifax England. [8]
    In his book, "The History of the Clergy in Middle Colonies" author Weiss makes reference to the religious conflict of early Connecticut which resulted in Rev. Richard Denton moving on to Hempstead, Long Island, New York in 1644. He settled there in the midst of a large Dutch colony. However, there were also many English settlers living in the area without benefit of religious guidance. With these scattered members for a church, Rev. Denton established the first Presbyterian Church in America. This church was so successful that soon the Dutch neighbors began attending services there. [9]

    History shows some controversery developed when Rev. Denton began to baptize some of the younger children of the Dutch who did not agree with all the Presbyterian beliefs.

    From "Narratives of New Netherland, 1609-1664" a letter to the Classis of Amsterdam from Johannes Megapolensis and Samuel Drisius dated August 5, 1657: 'At Hempstead, about seven leagues from here, there live some independents. There are also many of our own church, and some Presbyterians. They have a Presbyterian preacher, Richard Denton, a pious, godly and learned man, who is in agreement with our church in everything. The Independents of the place listen attentively to his sermons: but when he began to baptize the children of parents who are not members of the church, they rushed out of the church."

    The history of Hempstead, Long Island makes many references to the Dentons and their marriages and big families. The men were active in the local militias fighting the Indians and they developed excellent military experience that prepared them for officer commissions when they moved on to the Virginia frontier.

    From "Narratives of New Netherland, 1609-1664" a letter to the Classis of Amsterdam from Johannes Megapolensis and Samuel Drisius dated August 5, 1657: "At Hempstead, about seven leagues from here, there live some Independents. There are also many of our own church, and some Presbyterians. They have a Presbyterian preacher, Richard Denton, a pious, godly and learned man, who is in agreement with our church in everything. The Independents of the place listen attentively to his sermons; but when he began to baptize the children of parents who are not members of the church, they rushed out of the church."

    Genealogy Notes Rev Denton :

    The records on Rev. Richard Denton are very sketchy, and the authorities and genealogists do not always agree. However, George D.A. Combes, using notes prepared over a period of years by Wm. A.D. Eardeley, Esq, seems to have the most authentic version. According to Mr.. Combes, a full copy of the manuscript notes of Wm. A.D. Eardeley is in possession of the Queens Borough Public Library at Jamaica, New York.

    Many of the actual dates of birth, marriage or death are not actually ascertainable. When only the year date is given, the reader is to assume that the date is only a suggested probability. If the full date is given, it has been taken from some record believed authentic. If the date is given as before or after a certain year date, such date is fixed by deduction from some authentic document.

    The parents and ancestry of Rev. Richard cannot yet be identified with certainty, as there were several of that name located at Warley, in the Parish of Halifax, York, where he was born. It is possible to identify with reasonable certainty the baptism of Rev.. Richard, to identify his father, one of his sisters, and very definitely to identify the baptismal dates of five of his children.

    Venn gave Rev. Richard's birth date as 1603; in all probability this was taken from his College records at Cambridge. The only baptism date of a Richard at Halifax in that year was on April 10, 1603, the parent being listed as Richard Denton of Warley. There was also a baptism on Dec. 21, 1600 of Susan, a daughter of this same Richard of Warley.

    Venn also states that Rev. Richard received his B.A. from St. Catherine's College (or Catherine Hall), Cambridge University, England in 1622/3, was created a Deacon at Peterborough on March. 9, 1622/3, and made a priest on June 3, 1623. As this information was probably taken from College records, it should be authentic.

    (According to information on film #057, Latter Day Saints Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, Rev. Richard was born 1586 at Yorkshire, England, was 61 years old in 1647 at Hempstead, N.Y. (according to Long Island History), and was married in 1623/4.)

    Mr.. Combes states that Rev. Richard's marriage does not appear among those of the Dentons at Halifax, nor is it recorded at Bolton, Lancashire where two of his children were baptized. Probably he was married not long before he became minister at Turton, a small place about four miles north of Bolton. This would put the probable date of his marriage as between 1624 and 1626. The baptismal dates for five of his children are known, two at Bolton, Lancashire and three at Coley, Halifax, from 1627 to 1634. It is known that three of his children, Nathaniel, Samuel, and Daniel, came to the U.S., probably with their parents in 1635.

    There is no known record of the name of Rev. Richard's wife in this country, though he himself is frequently mentioned, so perhaps he was a widower by the time he came to America.

    Although he is referred to as the first minister at Hempstead, N.Y. in a deed at Stamford in 1650, in which he disposed of his property there, he refers to himself as of "Mashpeag" on Long Island. There are two documents at Albany, signed by him, dated from Mashpeag and Middleborough in l650-l. He is said to have preached to the English soldiers at the Fort in New Amsterdam, probably about the time of the Indian troubles in 1643-5.

    (According no Thompson's Long Island History, by 1650 the orders to attend church could not be enforced, and his wages had not been paid.)

    Rev. Richard was engaged to act as minister at Hempstead in 1658, from a contract on the Town records.

    The history of Hempstead, Long Island makes many references to the Dentons and their marriages and big families. The men were active in the local militias fighting the Indians and they developed excellent military experience that prepared them for officer commissions when they moved on to the Virginia frontier.

    Footnotes:

    [1] No ship record has been discovered. Conflict info: He was found on a passenger list in 1630 on the 'James.' / He emigrated from an unknown place 1630. with Governor Winthrop in the ship called 'Arabella'.


    [2] A comment on Rev. Richard is found in Cotton Mather's "Magnalia Christi" vol. 1, p. 398 ".... Among these clouds was our pious and learned Mr. Richard Denton of Yorkshire, who, having watered Halifax in England with his fruitful ministry, was then by a tempest tossed into New England, where first at Weathersfield and then at Stamford, his doctrine dropped as the rain, his speech distilled as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass. Though he were a little man, yet he had a great soul; his well-accomplished mind, in his lesser body, was as an Iliad in a nutshell. I think he was blind of an eye, yet he was not the least among the seers of Israel; he saw a very considerable portion or those things which eye hath not seen. He was far from cloudy in his conceptions and principles of divinity.


    [3] From another letter dated Oct 22, 1657 the same writers continue: "Mr. Richard Denton, who is sound in faith, of a friendly disposition, and beloved by all, cannot be induced by us to remain, although we have earnestly tried to do this in various ways. He first went to Virginia to seek a situation, complaining of lack of salary, and that he was getting in debt, but he has returned thence. He is now fully resolved to go to old England, because of his wife who is sickly will not go without him, and there is a need of their going there on account of a legacy of four hundred pounds sterling lately left by a deceased friend, and which they cannot obtain except by their personal presence."


    [4] About 1659, he is said to have returned to England, taking a church in Essex, at which place he died in 1662/3. Most authorities agree with this date and place. Thompson on says "On the tomb erected to his memory in that place is a Latin inscription... Venn's Cambridge Alumni also agrees, saying he died in 1662 at Hempstead, Essex. Yet, inquiry at that place shows no such tomb there, and it appears that Rev. Richard was not a rector or curate there in 1660 to 1663. However, Hempstead, Essex was strongly Puritan. In the hope that Rev. Richard had left a Will in England, a search was made for the period between 1660 and 1680. It was thought that perhaps the reason for Daniel Denton's trip to England in 1670 was to settle his father's estate, but the records apparently do not show it. It seems strange that historians have been so mistaken about the burial place of Rev. Richard Denton, but there is no stone memorial to him at Hempstead, Essex, England.


    [5] From New England Genealogical Reg. 11/241: Rev. Richard Denton came to American from the Parish of Owram, North England on the ship "James." He lived in Wethersfield and Stamford, Connecticut. The J.S. Denton papers show baptismal records of Nathaniel and Timothy sons of Rev. Richard Denton "in Parish Church of Bolton, England." Rev. Richard worked first with the famous preacher, Cotton Mather.


    [6] From an unnamed history of the Denton family: The general opinion among members of the Denton family is that all fo the Dentons in the United States are descendants of Rev. Richard Denton. Our research seems to substantiate this, for we have found only two instances where other Dentons lived in America and neithers of these left heirs named Denton. From New England Genealogical Register 11/241: Reverend Richard Denton came to America from the Parish of Owram, North England on the ship "James". (Note: Some say his ship was the "Arabella")


    [7] In 1630 the first Presbyterian minister reaches America: the Rev. Richard Denton settles in Wethersfield, Conn. More than You probably want to know about the Presbyterian Church in the USA


    [8] The Cambridge University listing for Richard Denton says: "Sizar of St. Catherine's Easter, 1621, b. 1603 in Yorks, B.A. 1622-3, priest 8 June 1623. Deacon at Peterborough 9 March 1622-3. Curate of Coleys Chapel, Halifax, for some years." ("Sizar" is defined as an undergraduate student.)


    [9] The plantation of Wethersfield, of which Mr. Denton was the leader, as well as the minister of the Church, was prosperous, and its numbers greatly increased. But, in 1641, another conflict for democratic rule caused some twenty-five families, led by Mr. Denton, to make another move. This brought them to Stamford, within the boundaries of the Colony of New Haven. Of the twenty-five families who came with Denton to Stamford, the names of eighteen are found later in the Hempstead list of 1647.


    Again at Stamford, Mr. Denton's uncompromising democracy, or Presbyterianism, came in conflict with the New Haven rules that none but church members should vote in town meetings.' In 1643, representatives were sent out to investigate the land and the conditions across the Sound, on Nassau Island, as it was then known, within the jurisdiction of the more liberal Dutch government. This resulted in their obtaining in the following year, from Governor Kieft, the patent for the town of Hempstead.

    The settlers promptly formed a central community, which was called the "Town Spot," and which developed into what is now the village of Hempstead. There they constructed a "Fort," and the meeting house was built within it. As was the custom in New England, this meeting house was built upon the town's "common land," at the public expense, and as authorized by vote in the town meeting. It was used not merely as a place of worship on Sundays, but was also the place for holding town meetings, and for conducting the business of the magistrates. The minister was chosen by the town vote, and his salary was fixed and raised by a rate assessed upon all the inhabitants. It was, doubtless, in this little first meeting house that the first legislative Assembly of the Province of New York was held in 1665, called together by Col. Nickol, after Charles II had granted this territory to his brother, the Duke of York. This Assembly was composed of delegates from New York, from Westchester and the towns of Long Island. The celebrated code, known as the "Duke's Laws," was enacted here.

    During the sixty years which constituted the first period of the history of Hempstead's Church, there were three ministers duly chosen and resident in the town. The first of these, the Rev. Richard Denton, who brought the people here, and exercised a large influence in the formative years of the settlement, remained with them until 1658, when he resigned. The last mention of Mr. Denton's name upon the Town books is on March 4, 1658, when a rate was made for the payment of his salary, at the rate of f174os. per quarter. Shortly afterwards he returned to England where he died in the year 1662. History of Christ's First Presbyterian Church of Hempstead, Long Island, New York 10] As no mention is made of his wife in his Connecticut years it is not clear when she died or where.

    Sources:

    Whitley, Edythe J. R. Some of the Descendants of Rev. Richard Denton. McMinnville, Tenn: Womack Print. Co, 1959. Print.find in a library

    Notes on sourcing:

    original "overview" data came from from - 22 Nov 98- Denton web site, which verifies and adds to information on Richard Denton already gathered from numerous sources over the past 20 years.
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    Jonah DENTON was born in 1677 in Hempstead, Nassau Co., NY. If interested in more generations, contact CalOwen@mediaone.net and I'll send you what you want Parents: Samuel DENTON and Mary Rock SMITH.
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    Jonas DENTON was born in 1658 in Hempstead, Nassau Co., NY. He died in 1717 in Frederick, Shenandoah Co., VA. Jonas, his family and cousin Jonathan Seaman moved west along an oldtrail fromNew York through Carlisle, PA, crossing the Potomac Rivernear where Peter Stephens ran a ferry. Later Robert Harper established Harper's Ferry there. From this point, the Dentons skirtedover to Winchester. Jonas bought 3,100 acres fromJoist Hite on March26, 1735. The other Dentons probably made their settlement official bypurchasing land from the Hites. The new home was near the Great Roadfrom the Carolinas to Philadelphia (now U.S. Highway 11), cut out bythe Indiansyears before.

    If interested in more generations, contact CalOwen@mediaone.net and I'll send you what you want Parents: Samuel DENTON and Mary Rock SMITH.
    Spouse: Jane SEAMAN. Jane SEAMAN and Jonas DENTON were married in 1695 in Hempstead, Nassau Co., NY. Children were: Robert DENTON.
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    Joseph DENTON was born in 1771 in ,Hardy,Virginia. He died in 1840 in ,Sullivan or Martin,Indiana. Parents: Jacob DENTON and Mary CLAYPOOLE.
    Spouse: Mary Polly JAMES. Mary Polly JAMES and Joseph DENTON were married in 1794 in ,Jefferson,Tennessee. Children were: Andrew B DENTON.
    Spouse: Charity "Catherine" BAILEY.
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    Margaret DENTON52 was born about 1402. She has Ancestral File Number 9HFV-1F. Parents: .
    Spouse: sir Richard COPLEY. Margaret DENTON and sir Richard COPLEY were married about 1419. Children were: Lionel COPLEY.
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    Margaret DENTON was born on 10 January 1589/90. If interested in more generations, contact CalOwen@mediaone.net and I'll send you what you want Parents: Richard DENTON Jr. and Susan J SIBELLA.
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    Margaret DENTON was born about 1607 in Tyne River,Kent,England. She has reference number LT9B-MW. Spouse: Francis WARDE.

    Margaret DENTON and Francis WARDE were married on 23 August 1627 in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England.
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    Martha DENTON was born in 1681 in Hempstead, Nassau Co., NY. If interested in more generations, contact CalOwen@mediaone.net and I'll send you what you want Parents: Samuel DENTON and Mary Rock SMITH.
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    Martha DENTON was born in 1706. Spouse: George JULIAN. Martha DENTON and George JULIAN were married in 1726. Children were: George JULIAN.
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    Mary DENTON was born on 12 January 1822 in ,Harrison,Indiana. Parents: David DENTON and Elizabeth GWIN.
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    Mary Smith DENTON was born in 1668 in Hempstead, Nassau Co., NY. If interested in more generations, contact CalOwen@mediaone.net and I'll send you what you want Parents: Samuel DENTON and Mary Rock SMITH.
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    Mrs. John 1345 DENTON15,16 was born about 1352. She died Deceased. Spouse: John DENTON. Mrs. John 1345 DENTON and John DENTON were married.16 Children were: Thomas DENTON.
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    Nathaniel DENTON was born on 9 May 1628 in Turton, Bolton Priory, Lancashire, England. He died on 18 October 1690 in Jamaica, Queens Co., NY. Nathaniel was the first Town Clerk of Jamaica, L.I., NY: "Records ofthe Town of Jamaica, Long Island, vol. I, Page 1. A Town Meeting head of ye Town ye 18th of February 1656. Daniel Denton chosen to write & enter all acts and orders of public concernment of ye Town and is to have a daie's work a man for ye said employment. It is voted & concluded by ye Town y whosoever shall fell any trees in yue highwaysshall take both top and body out of ye highway. It is further voted and agreed upon by ye Town y whosoever shall kill a wolfe within ye boundary of yeTown shall have feiveteen shillings for every woolf. Likewise it is agreed uponby ye Town that whereas they have the Little plains by purchase and patent within their limits to maintaintheir rights & privileges in ye said place from any such as shall goe to deprive y off it & soe to make use off it as they shall se cause.These taken out of ye ould towne book by me, Nathaniel Denton, Clerk."Nathaniel applied for land at Elizabethtown, NJ in 1664 but probably died at Jamaica. Nathaniel was baptized later in life on March 9,1682. If interested in more generations, contact CalOwen@mediaone.net and I'll send you what you want Parents: Richard DENTON III and Helen "Eleanor" WINDEBANK.Spouse: Sarah SMITH.
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    Phebe DENTON was born on 29 September 1634. If interested in more generations, contact CalOwen@mediaone.net and I'll send you what you want Parents: Richard DENTON III and Helen "Eleanor" WINDEBANK.
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    Phebe DENTON was born in 1745. Parents: Abraham DENTON and Mary ODELL. Spouse: William PLUMLEE. Children were: Isaac PLUMLEE.
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    Phoebe DENTON was born in 1634. If interested in more generations, contact CalOwen@mediaone.net and I'll send you what you want Parents: Richard DENTON III.
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    Phoebe DENTON was born in 1679 in Hempstead, Nassau Co., NY. If interested in more generations, contact CalOwen@mediaone.net and I'll send you what you want Parents: Samuel DENTON and Mary Rock SMITH.
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    Rebecca DENTON was born in 1827 in ,Harrison,Indiana. She died on 5 September 1883 in ,,Indiana. Parents: David DENTON and Elizabeth GWIN. Spouse: Barnett STALCUP. Rebecca DENTON and Barnett STALCUP were married on 28 June 1845 in ,Crawford, Indiana.
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    Rebecca DENTON was born on 17 December 1841. Parents: Allen DENTON and Hannah ANDERSON.
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    Rebecca DENTON was born about 1849 in Ark.. Spouse: James William OFFIELD. Children were: Harriet Louisa OFFIELD, Henry Lee OFFIELD, Charlie F. OFFIELD, Robert OFFIELD, Edna OFFIELD, James OFFIELD, Ira OFFIELD, Nancy Ann OFFIELD.
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    Rebecca A DENTON was born in 1822 in ,Orange, Indiana. Parents: Andrew B DENTON and Rebecca OSBORN.
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    Richard DENTON was born in 1517 in Halifax, Yorkshire, England. He died after 1561 in England. If interested in more generations, contact CalOwen@mediaone.net and I'll send you what you want Spouse: Gennett BANYSTER. Gennett BANYSTER and Richard DENTON were married on 10 September 1547 in Halifax, Yorkshire, England. Children were: John DENTON, Janet DENTON, Richard DENTON Jr., Samuelis DENTON.
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    Richard DENTON Jr. was born in 1557 in Worley, Yorkshire, England. He died on 8 December 1619 in Hertfordshire, England. Name Prefix: Sir Name Suffix: Jr. If interested in more generations, contact CalOwen@mediaone.net and I'll send you what you want Parents: Richard DENTON and Gennett BANYSTER. Spouse: Susan J SIBELLA. Susan J SIBELLA and Richard DENTON Jr. were married on 6 July 1581 in Halifax,Yorkshire,England. Children were: John DENTON, Thomas DENTON, Alice DENTON, Susan DENTON, Margaret DENTON, Richard DENTON III.
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    Richard DENTON III was born on 5 April 1603 in Halifax, Yorkshire, England. [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE:Unknown-Begin] [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE:Unknown-Begin] He died between 1662 and 1663 in Essex, England. He was in First Presbyterian Minister in US. Richard was in Presbyterian. Name Prefix: Rev. Name Suffix: III In 1623, Richard Denton was graduated from Cambridge University, andsettled in an established Church of England in Halifax, where heremained until 1630. While in Cambridge, Denton becameinterested inthe debate about church policy led by Cartwright. Denton did notleave the Church of England at the outset. However, his seven yearsin Halifax made it clear that he could no longer remain in the ordersof the Church of England. With followers from this church, Coley'sChapel in Halifax, Yorkshire, England, he started for New England inthe Puritan exodus of 1630-1640. They stopped first in Massachusetts,then moved to Weathersfield and Stamford. In 1643, a committee fromRev. Denton's settlement went to Long Island to spy out the land.They met with the Indian chiefs of Marsapeague, Mericock and Rockawayand received from them a conveyance of two-thirds of Great Plains, nowknown as Hempstead Plains. The above document is a 1740 copy of theagreement of November 18, 1643. Robert Fordham and John Carman arementioned in this document, as is MicahSmith. In 1644, Rev. RichardDenton led the migration from Stamford to Hempstead, Long Island, NY.November 13th, 1643. A graduate of Cambridge in 1623, andacknowledged by many as the founder of Presbyterianism in America,Rev. Richard Denton came to New England in 1635. Before coming he wasa preacher in Halifax England. From England, the CambridgeUniversity listing for Richard Denton says:"Sizar of St. Catherine'sEaster, 1621, b. 1603 in Yorks, B.A. 1622-3, priest 8June 1623.Deacon at Peterborough 9 March 1622-3. Curate of Coleys Chapel,Halifax, for some years." ("Sizar" is defined as an undergraduatestudent.) In hisbook, "The History of the Clergy in the Middle Colonies" authorWeiss makes reference to the religious conflict of early Connecticutwhich resulted in Rev. Richard Denton moving on to Hempstead, LongIsland, NY in 1644. He settled there inthe midst of a large Dutchcolony. However, there were also many English settlers living in thearea without benefit of religious guidance. With these scatteredmembers for a beginning, Rev. Denton established the firstPresbyterian Church in America. This church was so successful thatsoon the Dutch neighbors were attending services there. History showssome controversy developed when Rev. Dentonbegan to baptize some ofthe younger children of the Dutch who did not agree with all thePresbyterian beliefs. The history of Hempstead, Long Island makes many references to theDentons and their marriages and big families. The men were active inthe local militias fighting the Indians and they developed excellentmilitary experience that prepared them for officer commissions whenthey moved on to the Virginia frontier. From "Narratives of New Netherland, 1609-1664" a letter to the Classisof Amsterdam from Johannes Megapolensis and Samuel Drisius datedAugust 5, 1657: "At Hempstead, about seven leagues from here, therelive someIndependents. There are also many of our own church, andsome Presbyterians. They have a Presbyterian preacher, Richard Denton,a pious, godly and learned man,who is in agreement with our church ineverything. The Independents of the place listen attentively to hissermons; but when he began to baptize the children of parents who arenot members of the church, they rushed out of the church." Fromanother letter dated Oct. 22, 1659 the same writers continue: "Mr.Richard Denton, who is sound in faith, of a friendly disposition, andbeloved by all, cannotbe induced by us to remain, although we haveearnestly tried to do this in various ways. He first went to Virginiato seek a situation, complaining of lack of salary, and that he wasgetting in debt, but he has returned thence. He is now fully resolvedto go to old England, because of his wife who is sickly will not gowithout him, and there is need of their going there on account of alegacy of four hundred pounds sterling lately left by a decea Parents: Richard DENTON Jr. and Susan J SIBELLA.

    Presbyterian Heritage Center at Montreat

    The Rev. Richard Denton (1603 - 1662)

    The Rev. Richard Denton was one of the first Puritan/Presbyterian ministers in the country. He was born in Yorkshire, England, in 1603. He graduated at Cambridge University in early 1623, and was ordained a Deacon at Peterborough, March 9, 1622/3, and a Priest June 8, 1823. By the intolerant spirit of the times which led to the Act of Uniformity, he felt compelled to relinquish his charge, and to emigrate to America. This was before 1638. Mr. Denton first came to Watertown, Massachusetts. Then he moved on to Wethersfield and in 1641 his name appears among the early settlers of Stamford, Conn. In 1644 he is recorded as one of the original proprietors of Hempstead, Long Island. A part of his flock accompanied him from England and also settled with him as their pastor. Thus a Puritan/Presbyterian Church was established in Hempstead, Long Island in 1644. Rev. Denton had some disputes with his congregation about its failure to pay him his due, and was in Middleboro (Newtown) Long Island, 1650-54, and then journeyed to Virginia to find more lucrative employment. By 1657 he had returned to Hempstead and served the church until 1659, when he returned to England, and spent the latter part of his life in Essex, where he died in 1662. He had five children, four sons and one daughter.

    Before Rev. Denton left Hempstead the church was troubled with sharp contentions among the congregation between Independents and Presbyterians/Puritans. In 1657 Governor Stuyvesant visited Hempstead, and used his influence to persuade Rev. Denton to continue his ministry there, his own Church affinities inclining him to favor the Presbyterian form of government. But the troubles increasing, Rev. Denton left, and the Independents gained control and had a stated supply for a number of years. Then through these continued dissensions, the large increase of Quakerism, and the establishment of Episcopacy under the English rule, the Presbyterian Church gradually declined and passed out of sight as an organized body. The Rev. Mr. Jenney writes, September, 1729: "A few Presbyterians at Hempstead have an unordained preacher to officiate for them, whom they could not support were it not for the assistance which they receive from their brethren in the neighboring parish of Jamica."

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    Mildred Denton provides the following abstracts found while at the Guildhall Library, London, England. She does not cite the book titles.

    First book:

    "DENTON,RICHARD (1603-1663), divine, was born in 1603 in Yorkshire, and lived at Priestly Green. He took his B.A. degree at Catharine Hall, Cambridge, 1623. He became minister of the chapel of Coley, near Coley Hall, 'ancient seat of the tenure commonly called 'St. John of Jerusalem' (OLIVER HEYWOOD,iv.9).

    Here he remained about seven years when, finding the times hard, the bishops 'at their height' and the 'Book for Sports on the Sabbath-day' insupportable, he emigrated with a numerous family to New England. He settled at Wethersfield in 1640, but finding himself in disagreement with other ministers there on the subject of church discipline, he removed to Stamford in 1644, whence he departed not long after to Hempstead, Long Island, where he died in 1663 (SAVAGE, ii. 40).

    Cotton Mather, in his 'Magnalia', gives a high-flown description of his eloquence and powers of persuasion, which he contrasts with the smallness of his stature and the blindness of one of his eyes. 'His well-accomplished mind', says Mather, 'in his lesser body was an Iliad in a nutshell'. The same writer states that Denton wrote a system of divinity entitled 'Soliloquia Sacra', descriptive of the fourfold state, which does not seem to have been published.

    [Oliver Heywood's Autobiography,1885;Savage' Dict. of Settlers in New England; Mather's Magnalia, or Ecclesiastical Hist. of New England, B. iii. 95.] R.H."

    Second book:

    "DENTON,RICHARD. Matric. vicar from St. CATHARINE'S, Easter, 1621. B. 1603, in Yorkshire. B.A. 1623-4. Ord. deacon (Peterb.) Mar. 9, 1622-3; priest, July 8, 1623. C. of Coley Chapel, Halifax, for some years. Went to New England c.

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    1638. Preacher at Stamford, Conn.; and at Hempstead, Long Island, for 15 years. Returned to England, 1659. Said to have died at Hempstead, Essex, 1663. Author, 'Soliloquia Sacra'. [Fels 515; J.G.Bartlett;D.N.B.]"

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    Richard Denton 1603-1662

    A graduate of St. Catherines, Cambridge in 1623, Rev. Richard Denton came to New England circa 1635. Before coming he was a preacher in Halifax England. The Cambridge University listing for Richard Denton says: "Sizar of St. Catherine's Easter, 1621-23-24, priest 8 June 1623, Deacon at Peterborough 9 March 1622-3. Curate of Coley Chapel, Halifax, for some years." ("Sizar" is defined as an undergraduate student.)


    Coley's Chapel

    Images of Coley's Chaper in Halifax, Yorkshire, England ... http://bit.ly/1LRtIPF

    From New England Genealogical Reg. 11/241: Rev. Richard Denton came to America from the Parish of Owram, North England on the ship "James". (Note: No ship record has been discovered.) He lived in Wethersfield and Stamford, Connecticut. The J.S. Denton papers show baptismal records of Nathaniel and Timothy sons of Rev. Richard Denton "in Parish Church of Bolton, England."

    The famous preacher, Cotton Mather, born 1663, speaks of Rev. Denton in his early memoirs: "Rev. Denton was a highly religious man with strong Presbyterian beliefs. He was a small man with only one eye, but in the pulpit he could sway a congregation like he was nine feet tall."

    [Editor's Note] Cotton Mather (1663-1728) image and biography ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cotton_Mather

    From "Narratives of New Netherland, 1609-1664" a letter to the Classis of Amsterdam from Johannes Megapolensis and Samuel Drisius dated August 5,1657: "At Hempsted, about seven leagues from here, there live some Independents. There are also many of our own church, and some Presbyterians. They have a Presbyterian preacher, Richard Denton, a pious, godly and learned man, who is in agreement with our church in everything. The Independents of the place listen attentively to his sermons; but when he began to baptize the children of parents who are not members of the church, they rushed out of the church." From another letter dated Oct. 22, 1657 the same writers continue: "Mr. Richard Denton, who is sound in faith, of a friendly disposition, and beloved by all, cannot be induced by us to remain, although we have earnestly tried to do this in various ways. He first went to Virginia to seek a situation, complaining of lack of salary, and that he was getting in debt, but he has returned thence. He is now fully resolved to go to old England, because of his wife who is sickly will not go without him, and there is need of their going there on account of a legacy of four hundred pounds sterling lately left by a deceased friend, and which they cannot obtain except by their personal presence."

    The history of Hempstead, Long Island makes many references to the Dentons and their marriages and big families. The men were active in the local militias fighting the Indians and they developed excellent military experience that prepared them for officer commissions when they moved on to the Virginia frontier.

    He married and had the following children:

    Sarah DENTON
    Daniel DENTON
    Timothy DENTON
    Nathaniel DENTON
    Richard III DENTON
    Samuel DENTON
    John DENTON



    (For more documented information about Rev. Richard Denton and his family, please see the articles by Dr. Walter Krumm in the New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. 117, numbers 3 and 4.)

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    Click here for a pictorial review of Richard Denton's Yorkshire countryside and his church-associations; http://www.dentongenealogy.org/places.htm

    This site created by Sue Montgomery (1942-2006)... a devoted Denton researcher and author of the

    "Denton Family Genealogy" - http://www.dentongenealogy.org/index.htm

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    Sources cite his bithplace and christening place to be "Worley, Halifax, England", however further research suggests that its correct geographical name should read, "Warley Town, West Yorkshire, England". DAH

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    HISTORY AND VITAL RECORDS OF CHRIST'S FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF HEMPSTEAD, LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK.

    CONTRIBUTED BY JOHN DEAN FISH,

    The history of the Church of Christ in Hempstead may be said to have begun in the year 1644, when the charter or patent for the town was obtained from the Dutch Governor at New Amsterdam, William Kieft, granting to Robert Fordham, John Stickland, John Ogden, John Carman, John Lawrence and Jonas Wood, their associates and successors, full power and authority to build a town, with fortifications, with temples to exercise the reformed religion, to nominate magistrates, and establish courts. Many families who were already associated together in Church fellowship immediately commenced coming across the Sound from Stamford, Conn., and settled upon the newly granted territory.

    From this beginning in 1644, the history of the Church may be divided into three distinct stages or periods. The first period lasted from the settlement of the town until the year 1704, during which time the management of the Church's affairs was ordered upon the lines of the Congregational or Independent Churches of New England.

    The second stage of the Church's history commenced when in December, 1704, under authority of a law of the New York Provincial Assembly, passed in 1693 at the instigation of Governor Fletcher, constituting the towns of Hempstead and Oyster Bay as one parish, the new Governor, Lord Cornbury caused the Rev. John Thomas to be inducted over the parish, and put him in possession of the meeting house, the parsonage and the ministry lands. This was a period of sifting and separation, out of which grew two independent churches-the Presbyterian and the Church of England. This period terminated for the Presbyterians before 1722, when they had built for themselves a meeting house, and secured their own minister: and for the Episcopalians in 1734, when they likewise secured their own church building, and were organized under a charter from King George.

    The third period of Church history is not yet ended, but after living side by side for two centuries, the two Churches, Presbyterian and Episcopal, are now more active, prosperous and useful than ever before.

    There was, however, a preliminary period and a series of events greatly affecting the organization of the Church in Hempstead, which must not be ignored. The Rev. Richard Denton, its first pastor, was an Englishman who came from Halifax in Yorkshire in 163o. He had been educated in Cambridge University, where the principles of Presbyterianism had been instilled into his mind firmly and aggressively. For seven years thereafter he was the settled minister of Coley Chapel in Halifax. His inability to conform to the requirements of king and bishop drove him with thousands of other conscientious men to the shores of New England. At first he was settled at Watertown, Mass., as a teacher of the Church there.

    He was in Watertown in 1634. But, the firmness of his convictions-his democratic or Presbyterian opposition to the oligarchic rule of the New England Divines-again led him, in the year 1635, to depart from Watertown for the purpose of establishing a new settlement at Wethersfield in Connecticut. In this move he was joined by several of the Watertown planters. The names of six of the Watertown Church members are preserved in the Colonial records, four of whom are on the list of the Original Proprietors of Hempstead in 1647. The plantation of Wethersfield, of which Mr. Denton was the leader, as well as the minister of the Church, was prosperous, and its numbers greatly increased. But, in 1641, another conflict for democratic rule caused some twenty-five families, led by Mr. Denton, to make another move. This brought them to Stamford, within the boundaries of the Colony of New Haven. Of the twenty-five families who came with Denton to Stamford, the names of eighteen are found later in the Hempstead list of 1647.

    Again at Stamford, Mr. Denton's uncompromising democracy, or Presbyterianism, came in conflict with the New Haven rules that none but church members should vote in town meetings.' In 1643, representatives were sent out to investigate the land and the conditions across the Sound, on Nassau Island, as it was then known, within the jurisdiction of the more liberal Dutch government. This resulted in their obtaining in the following year, from Governor Kieft, the patent for the town of Hempstead.

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    Hey cuz,

    I was doing more digging on the Dentons as promised. Below is some stuff I found:

    I found this "story" (as ancestry calls them) posted by user RichardMarcDenton76:

    Source 1-1956-1957: Text has been extracted from a personal letter composed by Dwight W. Denton and is found on the Denton Family Genealogy Website.

    "You asked about the name of Denton. It is an English word and is a “place” name. Many other names are place names, a profession or their work name such as Carpenter, Miller, Shipman etc. Den means valley or vale and ton is Anglo-Saxon for town, hence Valley-Town-Denton.

    "The first records I've ever seen of Dentons coming to America, I found in the Virginia Land Company records in the Ohio State and Richmond, Va. Libraries. These two were Adam Denton, Merchant and his cousin Thomas Denton who came to Jamestown Va on the “goode ship Margarite” in 1619. I haven't been able to trace any Dentons after 1619 (descendants of these two) but I have their (Adam and Thos) lineage back for 20 generations to the eleventh Century. The name back there originated with one Baron of Benth Castle who named a son Denton after the place where they had Benth Castle. I dont know of any coming over from England between 1619 and 1630 but in the latter year, one Rev. Richard Denton and six sons came over from England on the good ship “Arabella” in company with John Winthrop, later governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony. Rev Rich. was b 1586 in England and returned there in 1659 where he died about 1662. He was a graduate of Cambridge University in 1623. He was a “settled” minister at Coley Chapel in Halifax in England. His six sons were John born 1618, Timothy born 7-23-1627, Richard
    baptised 1622, Nathaniel b. 3-9-1628, Daniel b. 7-10-1632, Samuel b. 5-29-1631, and Phebe b 9-20-1634. Daniel wrote and published the first “Historye of Newe Yorke”. I have seen and read this little booklet at Ohio State Library. Three of the above were born in America and the others were born in England.

    "All of his children stayed in America and most of the Dentons in America come from these six sons. They lived in N.Y., Conn., and Mass up until about 1700 then some of them came down thru the upper Shenandoah Valley in Va where they were living from at least 1710 thru the Revolutionaary War. After the War, Tenn. and Ky. were opened up and quite a few Dentons migrated to these two states as well as North Carolina."

    Source 2-1989: The following text has been extracted from The New York Genealogical And Biographical Record essay found in various volumes starting with January 1989, Vol. 120, Number 1, Page 10. The essay was written by Walter C. Krumm, Ph.D. and is titled,

    "Descendants of the Rev. Richard Denton."

    "When the Rev. Richard Denton sailed back to England in 1658, he must have felt discouraged; unable to live on his earnings on Long Island or to find better pay in Virginia, he and his wife were returning to England to receive a bequest of 400 [pounds] awaiting them there (Ecclesiastical Records, State of New York 1:411). Apparently he left in America little or no property for his sons to inherit, and he could expect never to see them again Yet the Presbyterian Church in America has regarded him as their first minister (Encyclopedia of the Presbyterian Church, ed. Alfred Nevin, 1884, p. 183-4), and his descendants number in the thousands.

    "It is possible to reconstruct much of Denton's immediate family from English records. As a subsidized university student he was almost certainly unmarried when he was graduated from Catharines's Hall, Cambridge in 1623/4. The next mention of him, found in the baptismal record of his son in July, 1627, identifies him, as "'preacher at Turton,'" a small chapelry in B olton Priory, Lancashire. This suggests that he married c. 1625 (no record has been found) and that his son was born a year or so later. St. Peter's Parish Church, Bolton, has only these two Denton entries (Lancashire Paris Register Society Publications 50:107, 114):

    Tymothie Denton, son of Mr. Denton, preacher at Turton baptised 23 July [1627].
    Nathaniell Denton of Turton, son of Mr. Denton 9 March, baptised [1628/9].

    Denton's predecessor at Turton, Gilbert Astley, was buried at Bolton on 27 Jan 1625/6 suggesting that his own term began there soon after.

    "The next baptisms show that by 1631 the family had moved to Coley Chapel in Halifax Parish, Yorkshire, 25 miles east of Bolton (records compiled and anglicized by the West Yorkshire Archive Service):
    Samuel, son of Richard Denton, Minister of Coley, 29 May, 1631.
    Daniel, son of Richard Denton, Curate of Coley, 10 July 1632.
    Phoebe, dau. of Richard Denton, minister of Coley, 30 Nov. 1634

    Christening usually took place within a few weeks after birth unless sickness postponed it or fear of imminent death hastened it. Tymothie and Phoebe are never heard from again, suggesting that they died young, or if Phoebe survived childhood, she may have married in an unrecorded ceremony in the New World. Between 1635 and 1640 the Dentons arrived in America although a record of their crossing is lacking; birth records of additional children, if any, have not survived. Later records in America do show that when the parents returned to England in 1658, three, possibly four, sons remained behind: Nathaniel, Samuel, Daniel, and maybe Richard, Jr., 1 in that order."

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    To further confuse the death place, I found this: https://archive.org/stream/historycolonyne02lambgoog#page/n214/mode/2up/search/Denton However, it is well known that these local books do get some things wrong, so for now, I am still going with the Cambridge Alumni book's death place.

    This book also backs up his return to England: https://archive.org/stream/ldpd_6199845_000#page/n145/mode/2up/search/Denton

    To save these entire books in PDF format, and

    There are lots of Denton mentions in this book: You can scroll down to choose your format. I find it easiest to do a search with the Denton Surname.

    A lot of Denton mentions in this book as well: . Note that on page 52, it is talking about Samuel Denton's meadow and Epenetus Platt's meadow being by each other. Epenetus Platt is my 10th Great Grand Uncle. This case is interesting. It starts on Page 50. Peter Titus is suing Jonas Platt over land rights. You will have to copy and paste this link. For some reason it isn't posting as a URL.

    Lots of Denton references here. There is a court action involving Samuel Denton in here.

    Lots of Dentons mentioned. Another lawsuit case involving Samuel here too. A few mentions of Richard. I happened to see a mention of John Rock Smith too, so you may want to check all these books for him as well.

    This one mostly seems to mention Samuel's land and Isaac Denton. The same with this one:

    Various Dentons mentioned in here.

    Various Dentons here as well.

    Mentions of Richard and his sons.

    This one you will definitely find interesting. It has Wills of the Smith family, including your Smith family. The Dentons and the Smiths seem to be very closely tied in together.

    This book is a genealogy book relating to an allied family. Appendix B talks about Richard and family. This is the only book I have seen that mentions the 1586 birth year. It tells where that birth year came from. However, those records are not official. Interesting nevertheless. It also has the paragraph Cotton Mather wrote about Richard.

    This book has quite a bit about Richard.

    Has stuff about Richard

    This book says;

    " Wethersfield, the oldest town in Connecticut, received from Watertown its first considerable emigration in 1634. Pyquaug, its Indian name, was changed in 1635 to Watertown, and later to Wethersfield. . . . May 29, 1635, the following Watertown men went to Wethersfield : Rev. Richard Denton, Robert Reynolds, John Strickland, Jonas Weede, Rev. John Sherman, Robert Coe, and Andrew Ward."

    Andrew Ward is also my ancestor on my dad's side!

    A few small mentions of Richard and Benjamin Denton

    This books talks about the relocations of Richard. It also mentions my ancestor Peter Prudden (who I was talking about the other day)

    This book is not actually able to be seen but I wanted to make you aware of it. It says it is available through the Internet Archive Lending Library. It is about your ancestor Rock Smith. It mentions Richard Denton according to the American Genealogical-Biographical Index

    Mentions Richard

    This is a copy of a book about Richard Denton that was published in McMinnville! Can you believe that lol. It has a lot of the same stuff we have seen elsewhere, including errors but nice nevertheless.

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    I found this event on ancestry.com:

    · Bequest
    1631 Age: 28
    Coley Chapel, Halifax Parish, Yorkshire, Kingdom of England
    "...a Thomas Whitley of Sinderhills bequeathed to "'Mr. Denton,'" then preacher at Chapel of Coley, forty shillings..."

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    The entires below comes from Ancestry.com records:

    Colonial and Revolutionary Families of Pennsylvania, Volumes I-III; Mrs. Robert Bruce Ricketts

    William Champion Reynolds was married, at Plymouth, Luzerne county, Pennsylvania, June 19, 1832, by the Reverend Nicholas Murray, D. D., pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Wilkes-Barre, to Jane Holberton Smith, born at Plymouth, April 3, 1812, third child of John and Frances (Holberton) Smith, of Plymouth, granddaughter of Lieutenant Abraham and Sarah (French) Smith, of Derby, New Haven county, Connecticut; great-granddaughter of Robert and Judith Smith, and great-granddaughter of Ebenezer Smith of Jamaica, Long Island, who died there, October, 1717, and his wife Clemont Denton, daughter of Samuel and Mary Denton and great-granddaughter of the Rev. Richard Denton, who graduated from the University of Cambridge in 1623, and emigrated to Wethersfield, Connecticut, prior to 1640, and settled at Hempstead, Long Island, in 1646.
    Connecticut Puritan Settlers, 1633-1845

    Appendix, Containing Additions and Corrections.

    Denton, Rev. Richard, was from Yorkshire, in England, and had preached at Halifax before he left his native country. After his arrival in New England, he preached for a time as an unsettled minister, at Wethersfield. At this time seven members constituted the church there, among whom a severe contest had arisen. The division was three and four, and it became necessary to make peace in the church--that one party or the other should remove. After some controversy, who should remove, the four members consented to yield to the minority, viz. Matthew Mitchell, Thurston Rayner, Andrew Ward and Robert Coe, when they united with Mr. Denton and others in purchasing the town of Stamford, in 1640. Mr. Denton soon organized his church, and remained in Stamford until '43 or '44, when he removed with a part of his church to Hempsted, L. I. He appears to have been a pioneer in the settlement of many towns. Rev. Cotton Mather says of him, "he was small in stature, and blind with one eye--but was an Iliad in a nut-shell." He was educated at Catherine Hall, in England, in 1623.

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    Regarding the supposed Richard Denton and Susan Sibella marriage. I cannot find any record of this. However, I did find a marriage record for a Richard Denton and Susan Denton on 12 March 1589 in Halifax, Yorkshire. In fact, on Family Search, I searched the whole UK for only people with the surname (or a variant of it) Sibella. The only thing that came up was 44 people with the surname of Sybill (or a variation of that),none of which married a Denton.

    There was a marriage for a Richard Denton and Sibbell Veevers but it was on 27 Nov 1603 in Royston, Yorkshire, so that puts it too late to be the parents of Rev. Richard and the location is not correct.

    There was a marriage record for a Richard Denton and Sibella Denton on 19 July 1585. It took place in Ellend, Yorkshire at St. Mary's church. It isn't the right location but it isn't far at all from Halifax. I found this record on Ancestry.com

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    From the records I have seen, it looks as if there were at least a few Richards born in the same time frame. I don't think we will be able to definitely sort them out without wills. I have converted the files into PDF and attached them as well.

    In the file named "Richard Denton Appoints Attorney", I merged 3 pages together since it was from the same book. A very interesting note about that is that the man he is taking action against (Robert Lockwood) is also my ancestor (through his son Jonathan who is also mentioned)! Robert Lockwood and his wife Susannah Norman are my 11th great grandparents. You will see it mentions that she remarries Jeffery Ferris.. well he is also my 11th great grandfather! Jonathan Lockwood (son of Robert and Susannah), married Jeffery's daughter, Mary. This must be how Jonathan and Mary Ferris ... because they were step-siblings, which is kind of creepy but anywho lol. I just though it was interesting to see all these ancestors of mine tangled up together.

    Well I hope you enjoy what I have found. I have worked the entire day since we got off the phone. now I must go start dinner. Let me know what you think.

    Love, Stef

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    The Presbyterian Page More than You probably want to know about the Presbyterian Church in the USA

    The Presbyterian Church is a Church based on the example of the early Church described in the Book of Acts.

    Presbuteros, the Greek word meaning elder, is used 72 times in the New Testament. It provided the name for the Presbyterian family of churches, which includes the Reformed churches of the world. Both Presbyterian and Reformed are synonymous with churches of the Calvinist tradition.

    The church is governed by Elders chosen by God through the voice of the congregation. Together with the pastor, the Elders oversee the Spirital needs of the Church.

    Some Presbyterian Churches also have Deacons who oversee the charity and material needs of the Church.

    Presbyterian Church History

    The earliest Christian church consisted of Jews in the first century who had known Jesus and heard his teachings. It gradually grew and spread from the Middle East to other parts of the world, though not without controversy and hardship among its supporters.

    During the 4th century, after more than 300 years of persecution under various Roman emperors, the church became established as a political as well as a spiritual power under the Emperor Constantine.

    Theological and political disagreements, however, served to widen the rift between members of the eastern (Greek-speaking) and western (Latin-speaking) branches of the church. Eventually the western portions of Europe, came under the religious and political authority of the Roman Catholic Church. Eastern Europe and parts of Asia came under the authority of the Eastern Orthodox Church.

    In western Europe, the authority of the Roman Catholic Church remained largely unquestioned until the Renaissance in the 15th century. The invention of the printing press in Germany around 1440 made it possible for common people to have access to printed materials including the Bible. This, in turn, enabled many to discover religious thinkers who had begun to question the authority of the Roman Catholic Church. One such figure, Martin Luther, a German priest and professor, started the movement known as the Protestant Reformation when he posted a list of 95 grievances against the Roman Catholic Church on a church door in Wittenburg, Germany in 1517.

    Some 20 years later, a French/Swiss theologian, John Calvin, further refined the reformers' new way of thinking about the nature of God and God's relationship with humanity in what came to be known as Reformed theology.
    John Knox, a Scotsman who studied with Calvin in Geneva, Switzerland, took Calvin's teachings back to Scotland. Other Reformed communities developed in England, Holland and France. The Presbyterian church traces its ancestry back primarily to Scotland and England.

    Presbyterians have featured prominently in United States history. The Rev. Francis Mackemie, who arrived in the U.S. from Ireland in 1683, helped to organize the first American Presbytery at Philadelphia in 1706.

    One of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, the Rev. John Witherspoon, was a Presbyterian minister. The Rev. William Tennent founded a ministerial "log college" in New Jersey that evolved into Princeton University. Other Presbyterian ministers, such as the Rev. Jonathan Edwards and the Rev. Gilbert Tennent, were driving forces in the so-called "Great Awakening," a revivalist movement in the early 18th century.

    The Presbyterian church in the United States has split and parts have reunited several times. Currently the largest group is the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), which has its national offices in Louisville, Kentucky. It was formed in 1983 as a result of reunion between the Presbyterian Church in the U.S. (PCUS), the so-called "southern branch," and the United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. (UPCUSA), the so-called "northern branch."

    Other Presbyterian churches in the United States include: the Presbyterian Church in America, the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church.

    Some Interesting Dates in the Church's History

    In 1562 French Huguenots, first Protestants in America, arrive in Florida and South Carolina.
    In 1629 Presbyterian puritan colony arrives at Massachusetts Bay.


    Additonal Commentary:

    In 1630 the first Presbyterian minister reaches America: the Rev. RICHARD DENTON settles in Wethersfield, Conn.

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    Additonal Commentary:

    it is not clearly cited where "Peterborough" was located, however, Peterborough Cathedral is an excellent candidate as it is located near the University of Cambridge. Click on this link to view its images, location & history ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peterborough_Cathedral

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    Additonal Commentary:

    Curate: a member of the clergy engaged as assistant to a vicar, rector, or parish priest.

    Images of Coley's Chaper in Halifax, Yorkshire, England ... http://bit.ly/1LRtIPF

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    "Commentary on Our Founding Fathers"

    William Bradford (c.1590 - 1657) was an English Separatist leader who grew up in Yorkshire, and later moved to Leiden, Holland, and helped found the Plymouth Colony.

    He was a signatory to the Mayflower Compact while aboard the Mayflower in 1620. He served as Plymouth Colony Governor five times covering about thirty years between 1621 and 1657.

    "Of Plymouth Plantation", Written over a period of years by William Bradford, the leader of the Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts, Of Plymouth Plantation is regarded as the most authoritative account of the Pilgrims and the early years of the Colony they founded. Written between 1630 and 1651, the journal describes the story of the Pilgrims from 1608, when they settled in the Dutch Republic on the European mainland through the 1620 Mayflower voyage to the New World, until the year 1647. The book ends with a list, written in 1651, of Mayflower passengers and what happened to them.

    It is thrilling to think that these ancestors, Reverend Richard Denton and Reverend William Walton, probably fellowed with William Bradford, and all of whom shared in the formation of our infant Nation. They, in turn, strove with ecclesiastical luminaries and other noted Puritan-Calvinists, i.e., Increase Mather...DAH

    Increase Mather (June 21, 1639 O.S. - August 23, 1723 O.S.) was a major figure in the early history of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and Province of Massachusetts Bay (now the Commonwealth of Massachusetts). He was a Puritan minister who was involved with the government of the colony, the administration of Harvard College, and most notoriously, the Salem witch trials. He was the son of Richard Mather, and the father of Cotton Mather, both influential Puritan ministers.

    Click here to view more history for Increase Mather and the "Calvin Movement" ... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Increase_Mather

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    Denton Family History

    Rev. Richard Denton, III and Helen Windebank(disproven)

    Denton was a crucial element in the early development of religious pluralism in colonial America and in American Presbyterianism, specifically. I thought some of you might benefit from his story.

    Richard Denton was born in Warley, West Yorkshire, England to a father of the same name and an unknown mother. He was baptized April 10, 1603 at the parish church in nearby Halifax.

    Denton matriculated from St. Catherine’s College, Cambridge. He was ordained a Deacon in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire on March 9, 1623 and a Priest on June 8, 1623. He first became pastor in Turton, Lancashire and later Curate of Coley Chapel in Halifax, West Yorkshire.

    It is not known exactly when or why Denton split from the Church of England to profess and preach Reformed theology, but it was at a time of much religious upheaval. It may have had something to do with the “Book of Sports” controversy. The “Great Migration” of the Puritans to New England had been underway for several years when Richard Denton and his young sons led a large group of Presbyterians to Massachusetts circa 1635, possibly on the ship “James.”

    He first preached at Watertown, Mass., later removing to Weathersfield, Connecticut and even later to Stamford in 1641, probably due to friction with local Puritans. This friction may have been political, rather than religious, in nature.

    As early as 1644, Denton relocated his congregation to Hempstead, Long Island, situating themselves under Dutch rule and law. All inhabitants were allowed to vote in New Netherland, and the Denton congregation made it a requirement to do so; they were likely barred from voting in Puritan territory. However, this was not the end of Denton’s interactions with his own people, for he is said to have preached to English soldiers at the military fort in New Amsterdam during the Indian wars.

    Denton was well received in New Netherland, as evidenced by two letters sent to Holland by Johannes Megapolensis and Samuel Drisius, the former being the leader of the Dutch Reformed Church in New Netherland and the latter being a pastor who could minister in French as well as Dutch.

    These letters also inform us that the Puritan Independents in Hempstead attended Denton’s services, but left his church when he baptized children of parents who were not members. Nonetheless, he was respected by prominent Congregationalists – notably, Cotton Mather – for his theological treatise “Soliloquia Sacra.”

    From an unnamed history of the Denton family: The general opinion among members of the Denton family is that all fo the Dentons in the United States are descendants of Rev. Richard Denton. Our research seems to substantiate this, for we have found only two instances where other Dentons lived in America and neithers of these left heirs named Denton. From New England Genealogical Register 11/241: Reverend Richard Denton came to America from the Parish of Owram, North England on the ship “James”. (Note: Some say his ship was the “Arabella”)

    In 1630 the first Presbyterian minister reaches America: the Rev. Richard Denton settles in Wethersfield, Conn.More than You probably want to know about the Presbyterian Church in the USA

    The Cambridge University listing for Richard Denton says: “Sizar of St. Catherine’s Easter, 1621, b. 1603 in Yorks, B.A. 1622-3, priest 8 June 1623. Deacon at Peterborough 9 March 1622-3. Curate of Coleys Chapel, Halifax, for some years.” (“Sizar” is defined as an undergraduate student.)

    The plantation of Wethersfield, of which Mr. Denton was the leader, as well as the minister of the Church, was prosperous, and its numbers greatly increased. But, in 1641, another conflict for democratic rule caused some twenty-five families, led by Mr. Denton, to make another move. This brought them to Stamford, within the boundaries of the Colony of New Haven. Of the twenty-five families who came with Denton to Stamford, the names of eighteen are found later in the Hempstead list of 1647.

    Again at Stamford, Mr. Denton’s uncompromising democracy, or Presbyterianism, came in conflict with the New Haven rules that none but church members should vote in town meetings.’ In 1643, representatives were sent out to investigate the land and the conditions across the Sound, on Nassau Island, as it was then known, within the jurisdiction of the more liberal Dutch government. This resulted in their obtaining in the following year, from Governor Kieft, the patent for the town of Hempstead.

    The settlers promptly formed a central community, which was called the “Town Spot,” and which developed into what is now the village of Hempstead. There they constructed a “Fort,” and the meeting house was built within it. As was the custom in New England, this meeting house was built upon the town’s “common land,” at the public expense, and as authorized by vote in the town meeting. It was used not merely as a place of worship on Sundays, but was also the place for holding town meetings, and for conducting the business of the magistrates. The minister was chosen by the town vote, and his salary was fixed and raised by a rate assessed upon all the inhabitants. It was, doubtless, in this little first meeting house that the first legislative Assembly of the Province of New York was held in 1665, called together by Col. Nickol, after Charles II had granted this territory to his brother, the Duke of York. This Assembly was composed of delegates from New York, from Westchester and the towns of Long Island. The celebrated code, known as the “Duke’s Laws,” was enacted here.

    During the sixty years which constituted the first period of the history of Hempstead’s Church, there were three ministers duly chosen and resident in the town. The first of these, the Rev. Richard Denton, who brought the people here, and exercised a large influence in the formative years of the settlement, remained with them until 1658, when he resigned. The last mention of Mr. Denton’s name upon the Town books is on March 4, 1658, when a rate was made for the payment of his salary, at the rate of f174os. per quarter. Shortly afterwards he returned to England where he died in the year 1662. History of Christ’s First Presbyterian Church of Hempstead, Long Island, New York

    An account from Richard Denton, Oroville, CA:

    I have read that all the Dentons in the USA (c. 32,000) are descendants of Rev. Richard Denton of Hempstead, Long Island, New York. He came to this country in 1635, disagreed with those in power in Boston & migrated to Conneacticut, then to Long Island (which was then Dutch) in the early 1640s. He had 11 or so children, all who remained in this country & had many sons. He & his wife went back to England during the Civil War and died there. His wife was Helen Windlbank. Her sister, Mildred, was the great-great-grandmother of George Washington; her father was bearer of the signet ring for Queen Elizabeth I. Her mother’s last name was Dymoke & was a direct descent of Henry Hot-Spur Percy, Earl (famous in Shakespeare’s plays) & his wife, Isabella, who was a great-granddaughter of King Edward III of England. Nothing remarkable as half of England is descended from him. My line of Dentons stem from Abraham the Younger (his great-grandfather) who, after conflict with the authorities in New York, moved with some of his Denton cousins to the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia in the second quarter of the 1700s, then the frontier. From there, his descendants & descendants of his cousins who migrated with him to the frontier spread out through the Carolinas, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee & Kentucky, and all points west. Although I have no proof I would assume more Dentons spread into the West through the Hudson-Mohawk Valley and into the Old Northwest Territories (Ohio, Indiana, etc.). I am a great-grandson of a great-grandson of Joseph (one of Abraham’s sons), and most of them lived in Kentucky. Joseph served for a short time in the Continental Army, but left (deserted?) so he could protect his family against Indian raids — they were in the Carolina frontier. But they not only fought the Indians, they also bred with them. A number of Dentons (I have no idea how many) inter-bred with the great Native American tribes in the South — the Cherokee, Creek, Chickasaw, Choctaw, so if you come from these regions with ancestors going back that far, there’s a good chance you have Native American blood. Rev. Richard Denton is one of the key Colonial colonists (I’ve heard there are only 40)who are responsible for being an ancestor of most of the Old Stock White Americans (those who came to this country before the Revolution), and probably a great percentage of African Americans. One other point, the Rev. Richard Denton was a prolific writer (although I don’t think much survives) and is credited as being the founder of Presbyterianism in this country. And one more thing. Listen to the old people in your family. They might know more than you think they do. When my father was alive he told me his grandfather fought for the union in the Civil war, but I thought sure, you were in Kentucky, all your people considered themselves Southern. Later I found out he was correct. He said his great-greatgrandfather was a preacher who lived to be 105. This is true – Rev. Isaac (1765-1870) and that his first ancestor was a preacher who settled in New England, but I was sure it was Virginia, All he said was true. He knew all this from his forefathers. Neither of his parents knew how to read or write, nor (I think) his grandparents, and he only had a 3rd grade education. A lot of family lore is truer than you would believe.

    Despite flourishing in Hempstead, Rev. Denton became dissatisfied with his salary and departed Long Island for Virginia in 1657 “seeking remedy.” Gov. Stuyvesant himself had appealed to Denton to stay in New Netherland, to no avail. Apparently no remedy was found in Virginia, for in 1658 he was again contracted to minister at Hempstead, the same place he had left one year earlier. This return to normalcy, however, would be short lived for Richard and his wife returned to England in 1659 to settle a deceased friend’s estate and collect a legacy of 400 Pounds Sterling.

    Richard Denton died in Essex, England in 1663. The church he founded and pastored in Long Island – Christ’s First Presbyterian – still exists at 353 Fulton Ave.

    His tombstone bears the following inscription in Latin: “Here lies the dust of Richard Denton. O’er his low peaceful grave bends the perennial cypress, fit emblem of his unfading fame. On earth his bright example, religious light, shown forth o’er multitudes. In heaven his pure rob’d spirit shines like an effulgent star.” [4]

    The history of Hempstead, Long Island makes many references to the Dentons and their marriages and big families. The men were active in the local militias fighting the Indians and they developed excellent military experience that prepared them for officer commissions when they moved on to the Virginia frontier.

    Church of Christ, Hempstead, NY

    http://longislandgenealogy.com/firstPresHempstead/July1922.htm

    Children

    Sarah DENTON b: 1623 in Bolton, Yorkshire, England
    Daniel DENTON b: 1626 in Halifax, Yorkshire Co., England c: 10 JUL 1632 in Halifax, Yorkshire Co., England
    Timothy DENTON b: 23 JUL 1627 in Halifax, Yorkshire Co., England c: in Parrish Church of Bolton, Lancashire Co., England
    Samuel DENTON b: 29 MAY 1631 in Halifax, Yorkshire Co., England c: AFT 1631 in Coley Chapel, Halifax Co., England
    Nathaniel DENTON b: 9 MAY 1628 in Bolton, Lancashire, England c: 9 MAR 1628 in Parrish Church of Bolton, England
    Phebe DENTON b: 29 SEP 1634 in England
    John DENTON b: 1636
    Richard DENTON b: 1620 in Bolton, Yorks, England

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    3 Comments to “Rev. Richard Denton, III and Helen Windebank”

    Brenda Ozog
    June 14, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    Do you have any sources that she is the sister of Mildred GGG Grandmother of George Washington
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    jfdenton
    June 14, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    Adventurers of Purse and Person 1607-1624/5. 4th Edition (Published by Order of First Families of Virginia, 1987).

    The excerpt writes: Mildred Windebank , daughter of Thomas & Frances (Dymoke) Windebank , b. 21 Jul 1585, Hiene Hill, Berkshire, England;

    It further describes her marriage to Robert Reade and their first son, George Reade Esquire, he’s described as the namesake of the former president.
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    Brenda Ozog
    June 14, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    Thank you. I’m trying to submit to the Lady Godiva Society under her name.

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    Birth:
    Map & History of Halifax ... http://bit.ly/1BDCn3e

    Christened:
    Map & History of Halifax ... http://bit.ly/1BDCn3e

    Occupation:
    it is not clearly cited where "Peterborough" was located, however, Peterborough Cathedral is an excellent candidate as it is located near the University of Cambridge. Click on this link to view its images, location & history ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peterborough_Cathedral

    Occupation:
    "Sizar" is defined as an undergraduate student.

    View Images & History of St. Catharine's College ... http://www.caths.cam.ac.uk/home/?m=page&id=1

    Occupation:
    Curate: a member of the clergy engaged as assistant to a vicar, rector, or parish priest.

    Images of Coley's Chaper in Halifax, Yorkshire, England ... http://bit.ly/1LRtIPF

    Occupation:
    founding pastor and 1662 of the First Prebyterian Church in Jamaica, Queens, New York City, New York which still stands today ... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Presbyterian_Church_in_Jamaica

    Religion:
    was firstly of the Church of England and evolved to become a Protestant of Presbyterianism...

    Graduation:
    He took his B.A. degree at St. Catharine's College (Hall), Cambridge, 1623.

    View Images & History of St. Catharine's College ... http://www.caths.cam.ac.uk/home/?m=page&id=1

    View Images & History of the University of Cambridge ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Cambridge

    Immigration:
    Owram, South, a township of England, West Riding of Yorkshire, 9 miles S. E. from Halifax. Population 3615. (http://bit.ly/1DtbEIb)

    Immigration:
    The town's motto is "Ye Most Auncient Towne in Connecticut". Click this link to view Wetherfield's History ... http://bit.ly/1KDhTZR

    Buried:
    His tombstone bears the following inscription in Latin:

    "Here lies the dust of Richard Denton. O'er his low peaceful grave bends the perennial cypress, fit emblem of his unfading fame. On earth his bright example, religious light, shown forth o'er multitudes. In heaven his pure rob'd spirit shines like an effulgent star."

    Richard married unnamed spouse 1623-1626, (Yorkshire) England. unnamed was born (Yorkshire) England; died (Yorkshire, England). [Group Sheet]


  2. 161.  unnamed spouse was born (Yorkshire) England; died (Yorkshire, England).

    Notes:

    Rev. Richard Denton's wife could not have been Helen Windebank.

    Stefani Hennessee initiates the controversy of whom Reverend Richard Denton married;

    "I have been working on the Dentons all day pretty much. I don't think you are going to like me after I tell you this (lol)....

    Rev. Richard Denton's wife could not have been Helen Windebank. The Richard Denton who married Helen Windebank did so on 16 Nov 1612 (I saw you had it as 16 Nov 1617). Our Richard was born in April of 1603.

    I have the birth record for him and the marriage record for the other Richard and Helen. So, that leaves the question of WHO was Richard's wife? Unfortunately, I don't think we will know. There are a few possibilities based on my search on familysearch. See the results here:



    This pages cites several Richard DENTONs, however, there is not any WINDEBANK cited...

    There are books that mention not knowing the identity of his wife as well. I have found there is also some confusion as to where he died exactly. I found a record from the Cambridge Alumni book on Ancestry.com though that mentions him returning to England and dying in Hempstead, Essex, England.

    Many of the genealogy books indicate this as well. So, for now , I am just going to go with the Cambridge version of events in my tree. Also, there is no proof of a daughter Sarah. If we had definitive proof for her, we could narrow down the approximate marriage year."

    Editor's conclusion(s):

    There does not appear any confirming records of Helen's antecedents. Many researchers have assigned her to the familty of Thomas Windebank {1548-1607), however, there is no mention of Helen in Thomas' will or other pertinent records, i.e.;

    "The Peerage", http://thepeerage.com/p17616.htm#i176159

    "Tudor Place", http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/Bios/ThomasWindebank.htm

    end of comment

    From: GlennsFlowerShop@aol.com
    Subject: Re: [DENTON] Presidential Genealogist
    Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2007 19:21:09 EST


    Glenn, do you know anything about Presidential Genealogist? I've never heard of it.

    Barbara, As much as i know about this is just something i heard once on the History channel. When a President is elected, there is a group of people who do the Presidents genealogy. Apparently they do this on each President if it is not already done, Also i read once that many of our presidents are related in some distant way.

    This is totally off subject, but i was also watching the History channel on a program about King Henry VIII. His nursery was run by Elizabeth Denton. They know this for sure because she signed requisitions for supplies for the nursery as head nurse. Curious huh?

    Since Rev . Richard was supposedly marrying Lady Helen one can only wonder if after Henry VIII died and Charles ! took over, maybe Dentons fell from grace with the Royals and came to America for religious freedom. Of course , this is purely conjecture, but i have had this conversation with someone back a few years ago who wholeheartedly believed it. We DO know that Lady Mildred Windebank was a "Lady" , since she was descended through the royal line from King Edward II eleven generations earlier.

    The copy I have states that Lady Mildred Windebank was born August 12, 1584. Haines Hill Manor, Hurst Parish, Herlot ,Berkshire England. She came to America and married Robert Reade and are George Washingtons 6th generation Grandparents.

    It also states that one of her sisters was Lady Mildred Windebank, Born February 01,1596/97. Haines Hill Manor, Hurst Parish, Herlot, Berkshire, England. She Married Rev. Richard Denton.

    Also many Presidents are "cousins" of English Royalty.

    Didn't mean to open up this whole can of worms since NONE of this information is my personal research, but it is fun to talk about it. Maybe someone has something they can add..

    Glenn

    end of comment

    Notes:

    Married:
    Many genealogies report Richard's wife as "Helen Windebank". This is erroneous as his wife's name has not been cited in any known record - this is a case where multiple researchers have copied and reported the same misinformation, thus perpetuating the error and all the while not bothering to verify any source citation. This is nothing new as one sees this research-error over and over again...

    There is a marriage record for Richard Denton & Helen Windebanke, however, the wedding date was in November 16, 1612 which is highly unlikely as this Richard Denton was born in 1603.

    .. Combes states that Rev. Richard's marriage does not appear among those of the Dentons at Halifax, nor is it recorded at Bolton, Lancashire where two of his children were baptized. Probably he was married not long before he became minister at Turton, a small place about four miles north of Bolton. This would put the probable date of his marriage as between 1624 and 1626. The baptismal dates for five of his children are known, two at Bolton, Lancashire and three at Coley, Halifax, from 1627 to 1634. It is known that three of his children, Nathaniel, Samuel, and Daniel, came to the U.S., probably with their parents in 1635.

    Children:
    1. Sarah Denton was born 0___ 1623, Bolton le Sands, Lancashire, England.
    2. Daniel Denton, An Immigrant was born 0___ 1626, (Halifax, Yorkshire) England; died 0___ 1701.
    3. Nathaniel Denton was born 1627-1628, Turton, Bolton, Lancashire, England; was christened 9 Mar 1629, Bolton, Lancashire, England; died 18 Oct 1690, Jamaica, Queens County, New York; was buried Prospect Cemetery, Jamaica, Queens County, New York.
    4. 80. Samuel Denton was born 0___ 1631, Halifax, Yorkshire, England; was christened 29 May 1631, Coley Chapel, Halifax, Yorkshire, England; died 20 Mar 1713, Hempstead, Nassau County, New York.

  3. 162.  John "Rock" Smith, Sr. was born Abt 1615, Lancashire, England (son of John Smith and Isabella LNU); died 0Oct 1706, Merrick, Hempstead, Nassau County, New York.

    Other Events:

    • Will: 10 May 1695, (Hempstead, Nassau County, New York)

    Notes:

    There is no agreement regarding John's marriage...

    According to the New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, vol.30, p.203, John Rock Smith's wife was a daughter of Lt. John Strickland. Some have taken that to mean Martha Strickland. The Treadwell Genealogy says his wife was Hannah Murry (c1621-c1661). Long Island Genealogies says she was possibly named Mary, who died between 1660 and 1665, after which John married Sara. Another source claims Elizabeth Gildersleeve (b.1624), daughter of Richard Gildersleeve and Jo Anna Appleton. another claims Elizabeth Wood, daughter of Jeremiah Wood (b.1618) and the same Elizabeth Gildersleeve. In short, there is no agreement as to the identity of John Rock Smith's wife. But she does NOT appear to have been Gildersleeve nor Wood. Lists of children vary, too.

    John "Rock" Smith was born around 1615, as evidenced by his deposition in 1675 when he said he was 60 years old. He died at Merrick, Hempstead, Long Island, in 1706; his will, written 10 May 1695, was proven 3 April 1706. There were several Smith families on Long Island, originally unrelated, that were given the distinctions of "Rock," "Bull," "Nan," "Weight," "Tangier," "Blue," and "Arthur," which continued intermittently for at least four generations. Some were given for reasons we know, such as the blue coat that John "Blue" Smith wore. The reason for "Rock" has been speculated, possibly from a fireplace carved from a rock in a previous house in New England, or from a brief stay in Roxbury, but more likely from land he owned near the area on Long Island called Rockaway.

    . . A John Smith (b.1575) came to Massachusetts Bay in 1630 with John Winthrop, aboard the Arabella, with his wife Isabel (1578-1638). [The Manifest of the Arabella lists only Mr & Mrs Smith] He settled in Watertown, MA, and was made a Freeman there in 1631. Discontent there, John Smith Sr and John Smith Jr (of unknown relation to John and Isabel) were with the group who moved from Waterford to Wethersfield, CT in 1635. Dissentions there led 28 of them to move to Stamford in 1641. By the end of 1642, John Sr, John Jr, and Henry Smith lived in Stamford.

    They were part of a group, under the leadership of Rev. Richard Denton, who left Stamford in 1644 to start a new community in Manetos, New Netherland, soon known as Hempstead, Long Island. Upon arrival, John Jr bought land at the extreme westerly part of Hungry Harbor near Rockaway (perhaps another possible source for his nickname) and eventually accumulated land at Little Neck and the main farm at Merrick in Hempstead. John Rock Smith of Hempstead deposed in 1675, at age 60, that he remembered the marking of the line between Stamford and Greenwich in 1641, making him the most probable candidate for John Smith, Jr, of Stamford, not related to John Smith, Sr, although John Jr's daughter apparently married John Sr's grandson John Nan Smith.

    16 May 2007

    http://www.antonymaitland.com/hptext/hp0280.txt

    Check out monument...

    http://longislandgenealogy.com/MonumentArticle.html


    JOHN ROCK SMITH

    The following is from "The John Rock Smith Family", by Valentine W. Smith, Jamaica, L.l., 1937: from Bunker's Long Island Genealogies: and from "The Descendants of Edward Tredwell", by William A. Robbins, New York, 1911.

    John Smith's birth date is not known, but it must have been about 1615, as in a deposition he made in 1675, he gave his age as sixty. He died at Merrick, Hempstead, L.I. in 1706: his will was dated May 10/1695, proved April 3/1706. In the same deposition he stated that he got his name "Rock" as a distinction from other Smiths. No reason can be traced for this designation except for a legend that he built a house in New England, with a fire place carved out of a rock inside his house. This designation was used intermittently in the family for four generations. Valentine W. Smith states that there were six distinct Smith families on Long Island, namely, the Weight Smiths, the Rock Smiths, the Blue Smiths, the Tangier Smiths, the Bull Rider Smiths, and the Arthur Smiths. Charles J. Werner gives the following reasons for these designations:-

    The Weight Smiths possessed the only set of scales and weights:

    the Blue Smith's ancestor always wore a blue coat on every possible occasion of which he was exceedingly proud:

    the Tangier Smiths were descended from Colonel William Smith, Mayor of Tangier, Africa, then a British Colony where he resided before coming to America: Arthur Smith was one of the original proprietors of Brookhaven, L.I.

    All of these Smiths were originally unrelated.

    There were two John Smiths originally in Hempstead, known as senior and junior, and it is not known whether they were father and son or not. The first mention of John Rock Smith is in Huntington's History of Stamford, who states that John Jr, and his father John Sr, together with Henry Smith, came to Stamford from Wethersfield, Conn., in the spring of 1640.

    In that year, a company of dissatisfied and restless men in Wethersfield were anxious to end the contentions and feuds which for four or five years had rendered their home in this colony of Connecticut, including the towns of Windsor and Hartford, comfortless and unprofitable. The reasons for that distracted condition among a band of men who had left England, not six years before, to seek a quiet and peaceful home for themselves, may never be fully known. So decided the Church committee from Watertown, Mass,, who had been sent out into the wilderness, to look after the brethren who had so recently emigrated from their company. So decided also, that princely pioneer among the worthies of that age, the Reverend John Davenport, who had gone up from New Haven to see if fraternal counsel would not restore harmony to that distracted community. They finally decided to remove to Stamford: 28 of them came to Stamford in the summer of 1641. At the end of 1642, both John Smith senior and junior and Henry Smith were residents of Stamford. They were under the leadership of Richard Denton, who had been a minister at Halifax, Yorkshire, England. The colony, not liking the overshadowing influence of the New Haven jurisdiction, found a leader in Richard Denton, and in 1644, he removed with them to attempt a new settlement at Manetos, New Netherlands, now Hempstead, under the Dutch government. Denton returned to England in 1659 where he died in 1662, aged 76 years.

    On arrival at Hempstead, John junior bought land in the extreme westerly part of Hungry Marbor,near Rockaway. He must have been an astute real estate operator for he left properties of many acres at Rockaway, Hempstead, and Little Neck. His farm at Merrick extended from the Merriok or Meadowbrook river on the west, to Cedar Swamp on the east.

    According to the New York Genealogical & Biographical Record, Vol 30, p 203, John Rock Smith's wife was a daughter of Lieutenant John

    Subject 280 P2 (265)

    Strickland, one of Saltonstall's party of emigrants, and one of the first settlers of Hempstead in 1657. The Tredwell Genealogy says his wife's name was Hannah Murry,

    Issue:

    1. John Smith. He was dead by May 20/1690. He had sons Timothy and Richard, and presumably daughter Sarah (who married William Pine) and Mary.

    2. Joseph Smith. Bunker says he was married and had a son Joseph.

    3. Jonathan Smith. Born before 1650, will dated March 6/1724. He married in 1671, Grace Mott, born about 1653, daughter of Adam an his first wife Jane (Hewlett) Mott, see subject 282, page 3. See subject 140 for issue and further particulars.

    4. Mary Smith. She married in 1661, Samuel Denton, born 1632-4, son of the Reverend Richard Denton who owned 240 acres of land in Hempstead.

    Issue:-

    2/1. Samuel Denton, born 1665, will dated February 14/1717, proved May 27/1719 in which he left everything to his wife Abigail. He married, 1st, in 1686, a Mr. Smith: 2nd, Abigail (Barlow) Roeland. He had Joseph, Mary, Deborah, Jemima and Anne, all under age in 1717.

    2/2. Mary Denton, born 1668. She married, 1st, in 1684, Peter Smith: 2nd, Jonathan Nostrand.

    2/3. James Denton, born 1670, will dated March 7/1713, proved February 3/1723. He married in 1723, Jane Titus, born 1670, daughter of Edmond and Martha (Washburn) Titus and had two children.

    2/4. Hannah Denton, born 1673, died August 17/1748. She married in 1695, Capt Thomas Tredwell, born 1670, died 1722, and had Timothy, Elizabeth Halstead, Charity, Hannah Sands, Thomas Star Tredwell, and John.

    2/5. Abraham Denton, born 1675.

    2/6. Jonas Denton, born 1677. he married in 1690, Jane Seaman probably daughter of Jonathan and Jane (---) Seaman.

    2/7. Phebe Denton, born 1679, died 1728. She married, 1st, in 1699, Richard Thorne: 2nd, Robert Mitchell. Issue:- (by her first husband Richard Thorne)

    3/1. Phebe Thorne, born 1701. She married on May 7/1725, Micah Smith, born 1704, died May 1747, son of Isaac and Elizabeth (Underhill) Smith. They bad five children.

    2/8. Martha Denton, born 1681. She married in 1717, Jonah Halstead, born 1692, died 1762, son of Timothy and Abigail (Carman) Halstead, and had eight children.

    2/9. Elizabeth Denton, born 1684. She married in 1709, Jonathan Seaman, who died in 1748, son of Jonathan and Jane (---) Seaman. In 1712 they removed to Kikiat, N.J., and had eleven children.

    John married Martha Strickland (Hempstead, Nassau County, New York). Martha (daughter of John Strickland and unnamed spouse) was born Abt 1615. [Group Sheet]


  4. 163.  Martha Strickland was born Abt 1615 (daughter of John Strickland and unnamed spouse).
    Children:
    1. 81. Mary Rock Smith was born 20 Jul 1630, Toxteth, Lancashire, England; died 15 Mar 1713, Hempstead, Nassau County, New York.

  5. 164.  William Thorne, The Immigrant was born 31 Jul 1617, Gunby, Lincolnshire, England (son of John Thorne, Gentleman and Constance (Brown) (Dudley?)); died 1657-1654, Jamaica, Queens County, New York; was buried Flushing, Queens County, New York.

    Notes:

    12 Dec 2011 http://thorn.pair.com/williamthorne1/d48.htm

    Searched the internet and found a terrific website for "William Thorne" which was rife with information and genealogical data. I was excited because this "William" and our "William" shared the same birth dates and immigration details to the "New World". Alas, within the author's notes I found:

    "It is generally believed he came from Dorsetshire, however, there is no evidence to support that. There was another William Thorne, who for a short time, became embroiled in a legal matter in New York. In a statement to the court, this William Thorne declared that he was from Dorset in old England. This William has been proven to be another Thorne. The info regarding our William Thorne and Dorset must stem from this instance. While there are those who feel he may have arrived aboard the English ship THE CONFIDENCE. In fact, there is no William Thorne of record on any ship arriving in Boston during the years of 1635-1638. Many of these early English arrivals travelled under false names as they were fleeing the evils of Charles I and his Star Court. While other ships were limited to a set number of passengers per family. In cases of the latter they would travel with friends or family under their family names."

    Still not sure this is the same person as the author does cite common descendants such as, "Denton Thorne", and other DENTON persons...DAH

    http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Person:William_Thorne_%2824%29 cites his death in Jamaica,Queens County,New York...DAH

    *

    more...

    About William Thorne, of Lincolnshire

    SPECULATIVE LINCOLNSHIRE TIES

    In Gunby, Candleshoe, Lincolnshire, England there was a family named THORNE. This family was resident here for at least four generations (which is as far as the records permit). They were there at the same time as the Marbury's were in Alford.

    GENTLEMAN JOHN THORNE OF GUNBY, CANDLESHOE, LINCOLNSHIRE. ENGLAND:

    John Thorne (Gentleman), born 1562-1582 buried 12 June 1621.

    John was married to Constance, buried 2 Sep 1617. Their children were:

    Cavendish, baptized 25 July 1610 buried 10 June 1611.

    John, baptized 3 July 1614 no further record.

    William, baptized 31 July 1617 no further record.

    Susannah, baptized 4 October 1608 no further record.

    As both parents were deceased by 1621, they would have been placed with friends or relatives, presumably in the area.

    Gentleman John Thorne's father was FRANCIS THORNE; he was buried in Gunby on 7 October 1601.

    Gentleman John Thorne's mother was JANE CAVENDISH; she was buried in Gunby on 3 September 1608.

    Francis Thorne had brothers named Richard & Nicholas; their parent's names are unknown and each of the 2 brothers had offspring!!

    I have a feeling that this is our William Thorne, be forewarned that there is no clear evidence linking them to us, but the odds look fairly good.

    The John Thorne listed above may well be the John Thorne, who left his small estate to Ann Pallgrave. Ann had come to Boston with her stepfather John Youngs. Youngs led a party to New Southold on Long Island and ONE of his colonists was Ensign JOHN BOOTH. Southold is in adjacent Suffolk county to Lincolnshire.

    Further Long Island Genealogies speculate that the Francis Thorne, who was in Rye for a short time and went back to Greenwich, Connecticut may well have been another son that went unrecorded of our William Thorne, the Immigrant. This Francis Thorne died in Greenwich, Connecticut 22 Dec 1690, after having lived in both Massachusetts and Rye, Westchester County, New York. He, too, had a flair for religious controversy, but he was in favor of infant baptism.

    *

    William married Sarah Denton 0___ 1639, Halifax, Yorkshire, England. Sarah (daughter of Richard Denton, III, The Immigrant and unnamed spouse) was born 0___ 1623, Bolton le Sands, Lancashire, England. [Group Sheet]


  6. 165.  Sarah Denton was born 0___ 1623, Bolton le Sands, Lancashire, England (daughter of Richard Denton, III, The Immigrant and unnamed spouse).

    Notes:

    Birth:
    Map & History of Bolton-le-Sands ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bolton-le-Sands

    Children:
    1. 82. William Thorne, Jr. was born 7 Apr 1642, Dorsetshire, England; died 0___ 1688, Flushing, Queens County, New York.

  7. 166.  Henry Linington was born 0___ 1620; died 0___ 1692, Hempstead, Nassau County, New York.

    Notes:

    Records of Henry Linington
    1658-, May 7-At a Court holden at Hempstead, Robert Jackson and William Smith, plaintiffs in an action of abuse and misdemeanor committed by Henry Linington, defendant. In the same Court, July 6, Peter Cornelissen sues Henry Linington in an action of accounts.-1659, June 5, James Pine contra Henry Linington in an action of defamation.
    1658, July 6.-At a Court holden at Hempstead. Whereas, Henry Linington, besides other evil practices unto the disturbance of Christian order and peace, and to the violation of the laws, to the great dishonor of God and to the evil example of the nations under which we live, hath solicited Deborah Sturgis; Be it therefore ordered that he shall forthwith be committed to the Marshal's custody (who is hereby authorized to apprehend him and in sure and safe manner to keep him in ward, until he shall give sufficient security in recognizance in the value of 500 guilders for his good behavior, in default thereof he is to be sent unto Manhattans, and within 3months he is to be banished out of the town's limits.) His bondsmen were his father and brother-in-law, Lawrence and John Ellison. To defend them harmless he bound himself, his chattel and estate, both moveable and unmoveable to stand in caution and be security.
    1659.-At a Court held May 1.- Whereas Lawrence Ellison hath entered into recognizance that Henry Linington should submit to the sentence of this Court pronounced against him, viz., to depart the town, and mean time to be of good behavior, and now supplicates to have his bond cancelled, this Court doth order that the recognizance shall stand in force until the sentence of the Court shall be performed. At a Court holden by a general town meeting, September 3, 1659, at the house of Mr. Richard Gildersleeve, magistrate, upon the supplication of Henry Linington, it was granted that his banishment should be remitted, and he was then restored again, upon promise of reformation, unto the liberties belonging to an inhabitant. Teste John James, Clerk. Rec. A., 57.

    Henry married Catherine Ellison 0___ 1655, Hempstead, Nassau County, New York. Catherine (daughter of Lawrence Ellison, Jr. and Mary Rishton) was born 19 Dec 1623, Blackburn, Lancashire, England; was christened 29 Dec 1623, St. Mary's Parish Church, Blackburn, Lancashire, England; died 10 Jun 1691, Hempstead, Nassau County, New York. [Group Sheet]


  8. 167.  Catherine Ellison was born 19 Dec 1623, Blackburn, Lancashire, England; was christened 29 Dec 1623, St. Mary's Parish Church, Blackburn, Lancashire, England (daughter of Lawrence Ellison, Jr. and Mary Rishton); died 10 Jun 1691, Hempstead, Nassau County, New York.

    Notes:

    Catherine Ellison Linington's antecedents... http://www.ourfamilyhistories.org/ahnentafel.php?personID=I149536&tree=00&parentset=0&generations=5

    Birth:
    Map & History of Blackburn ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackburn

    Christened:
    History & Photo of Blackburn Cathedral ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackburn#Cathedral

    Children:
    1. 83. Winnifred Linington was born Abt 1657, Hempstead, Nassau County, New York; died 0___ 1713, (Flushing) New York; was buried 20 Feb 1713, Grace Church Cemetery, Flushing, New York.

  9. 168.  William O'Dell was born 24 Feb 1601/02, Bedfordshire, England (son of John O'Dell and Susan Nichols); died 6 Jun 1676, Fairfield County, Connecticut.

    William married Rebecca Brown (Connecticut). Rebecca was born 0___ 1606, (England); died 0___ 1674, Connecticut. [Group Sheet]


  10. 169.  Rebecca Brown was born 0___ 1606, (England); died 0___ 1674, Connecticut.
    Children:
    1. 84. William O'Dell was born 14 Nov 1634, Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England; died 0___ 1697, Rye, Westchester County, New York.

  11. 170.  Richard Vowels was born (CIRCA 1615).

    Notes:

    Posted By: Shirley Waters Edillon
    Email: gedillon@worldnet.att.net
    Subject: Early ODELLS Connected
    Post Date: January 17, 1999 at 10:50:49
    Message URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/odell/messages/256.html
    Forum: Odell Family Genealogy Forum
    Forum URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/odell/


    I found this information in a book, and thought that I might share it with other Odell researchers. I would appreciate any additions or corrections, especially on my line which came to the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia (later to Tennessee).
    My line:
    William Odell-d.1676 CT Immig.1639 to MA
    WIFE?

    William Odell II-MA, CT, to NY
    married Sarah Vowells

    Samuel Odell d1780 and Elizabeth d1790
    MAIDEN NAME? MARRIAGE DATE?

    James Odell 1738-1806 & Elizabeth (Plumley?)

    Jeremiah Odell b1782 and Mary "Polly" Menefee
    Died? Where? (probably east TN)

    ...also Jeremiah's brother John who married Nancy Yates in Culpeper Co.,VA)


    "The O’DELLS of the United States trace back to a common ancestor, William O’Dell of Concord, Massachusetts Bay Colony, their Puritan father who settled there in 1639. He came from the family seat in ____fordshire, England, with a group of Puritan friends under the leadership of Reverend Peter Bukeley and Reverend John Jones. Theirs was the first inland settlement in Massachusetts. They purchased their land from the Indians, dealing with the ruler, Squaw Sachem.

    In 1644, William O’Dell, with his sons, William II and John and his son-in-law Samuel Morehouse, removed to Fairfield, Connecticut where he died in 1676. (Will on record)

    The sons of John were Samuel and John Jr., who married Temperance Dickinson, Daughter of the first President of Princeton University. They became the parents of Reverend Jonathan O’Dell. The family originally belonged to the Church of England , but later they joined other churches.
    William II established his family on Long Island Sound, in what is now Westchester County, New York. He was known as one of the proprietors of Tye, a company organized to purchase lands from Indians, to live on the lands and to dispose of them as a group. So successful was the venture that the company was increased from twelve to eighteen proprietors and two other purchases made, "Lame Will" and "White Plains." The final distribution of ths project was not made to the O’Dell heirs until 1720. William married Sarah, daughter of Richard Vowels (1635-1697). Their children were: John, Samuel, Jonathan, Isaac, Stephen, Sarah, who married John Archer , and Mary who married Matthew Valentine, from whom it is thought the Cocke County Valentines descend.

    His eldest son, John O’Dell, received one-half of his father’s property and his sons and grandsons settled along the Hudson River in Philipse Manor. They rendered valuable aid to General George Washington in his New York Campaign during the Revolutionary War, and from his son John descends Governor Benjamin O’Dell of New York.

    The other half of William O’Dell’s property was deeded to the younger sons. The southern O’Dells are related to Samuel, Isaac, and Stephen O’Dell. The Maine family descends from Reginald O’Dell; the Maryland Family, From Thomas.

    In 1730, the third generation of the New York O’Dells became attracted to the Shenandoah Valley by land grants. Samuel O’Dell settled South Branch, Shenandoah River, in 1744, and died in 1780; Caleb O’Dell settled Passage Creek and Powell’s Fort in 1765, and died in 1798; John O’Dell settled North Branch, Shenandoah River in 1776.

    Samuel O’Dell and his wife Elizabeth appear on the records in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia as having settled on the Lord Fairfax tract of land on Passage Creek near Powell’s Fort, the old Dunmore County in 1753, but previously Augusta County, and later Frederick County and during the Revolution changed to Shenandoah. Samuel was one of the first justices of Frederick County, when it was taken off Augusta County in 1719, and Captain of Militia in the French and Indian War under Lieutenant Colonel Lord Fairfax and Major John Hite, son of Joist Hite. He lived below Riverton among the McKays, Jobs, Whitsons on the south bank of the Shenandoah River, and died in Shenandoah County in 1780, leaving his property to his wife and three sons; James, Samuel, and Jonathan. Their children were: Jeremiah, who married Leah Taylor, daughter of William Taylor and Leah McKay Taylor; Jonathan, who married Rachel McKay (or Whitson) and removed to Blount County, Tennessee; Benjamin, who married Mary Weaver, daughter of John George Weaver; Samuel, who married Elizabeth Job; James, who married Elizabeth Plumley, who died in Shenandoah County, 1807, leaving a will - their children were James, Abraham, Samuel, Jeremiah, John, Isaac, Jemima and Elizabeth; Rachel, who married Abraham McKay and moved to Cocke County, Tennessee; a daughter who married Alexander Mathes; Elizabeth, who married William David, son of John Davis."

    I hope that this information will help someone. And I would greatly appreciate any additions or corrections.

    Shirley Edillon
    Roanoke, VA






    Richard — unnamed spouse. [Group Sheet]


  12. 171.  unnamed spouse
    Children:
    1. 85. Sarah Vowels was born 0___ 1635, Rye, Westchester County, New York; died 0___ 1697, (Rye, Westchester County, New York).