Abraham Denton, III

Male 1726 - 1828  (~ 102 years)


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  • Name Abraham Denton 
    Suffix III 
    Born 0___ 1726  Orange County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Military Revolutionary War Patriot  [2
    Died 0___ 1828  Perry County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • , intestate
    Person ID I16671  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 14 Nov 2014 

    Father Abraham Denton, II,   b. 0___ 1700, Hempstead, Nassau County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1774, Shenandoah County, Commonwealth of Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Mother Mary O'Dell,   b. 0___ 1704, Westchester County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1779, Shenandoah County, Commonwealth of Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Married 0___ 1725  Orange County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F5771  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Elizabeth Ann Hogg,   b. 0___ 1742, Shenandoah County, British Colony of Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1770, Obion County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 28 years) 
    Married 0___ 1757  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Children 
     1. John Denton, Sr.,   b. 17 Jun 1759, Dunsmore, British Colony of Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1842, Monroe County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2017 
    Family ID F13776  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Mourning Hogg,   b. 0___ 1752, (New Kent County) Virginia, British Colonies of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Monroe County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 0___ 1766  Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6, 7
    Residence (Family) (CIRCA 1790)  SInking Creek, Washington County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Residence (Family) (CIRCA 1825)  Perry County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Residence (Family) 0___ 1766  North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Residence (Family) 0___ 1774  Rowan County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Residence (Family) 0___ 1783  Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Residence (Family) 0___ 1809  White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Residence (Family) 0___ 1821  White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth (Anne) "Bettie" Denton,   b. 0___ 1766, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1850, Perry County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 85 years)
     2. Nancy Mourning Denton,   b. 0___ 1770, Greene County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1855, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 85 years)
     3. Jeremiah "Big Jerry" Denton,   b. 0___ 1779, (Watauga District, Tennessee) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0Sep 1847, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years)
     4. Elijah Denton,   b. 20 Dec 1782,   d. 25 Oct 1870, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     5. Agnes Denton,   b. 0___ 1785,   d. 0___ 1850, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years)
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2017 
    Family ID F5772  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 0___ 1726 - Orange County, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 0___ 1757 - Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 0___ 1766 - Caswell County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence (Family) - 0___ 1766 - North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence (Family) - 0___ 1774 - Rowan County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence (Family) - 0___ 1783 - Burke County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence (Family) - 0___ 1809 - White County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence (Family) - 0___ 1821 - White County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 0___ 1828 - Perry County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence (Family) - (CIRCA 1790) - SInking Creek, Washington County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence (Family) - (CIRCA 1825) - Perry County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
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  • 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 [9]
    • 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
      [10]
    • 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
      [11]
    • “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)], <http:/?www.heritagequestonline.com/>, accessed 26 Sep 2003.
      [12]
    • 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
      [8]
    • 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 [9]

  • Sources 
    1. [S21625] "Some of the Descendants of Rev. Richard Denton", by Edythe Whitley,, p. 27 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S44836] http://www.dentongenealogy.org/biograph.htm.

    3. [S11371] "Some of the Descendants of Rev. Richard Denton", by Edythe Whitley,, p. 27 (Reliability: 3).

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    8. [S48432] http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=50682401.

    9. [S47598] Norma Drake | 28 Jan 2013 | wwjj@blomand.net.

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    12. [S47009] http://genforum.genealogy.com/denton/messages/2124.html.