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From: "Bernie Moore-Knowles" <>
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD] Denton and Scott - Sharon and Jean
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2009 07:37:59 -0800
Sharon, as Jean knows - I am a Denton descendant, also.
Beth of this List was able to find Greene Co., Missouri marriage records for
Tipton and Jonathan Denton to Eliza and Jane Scott; sisters - in the 1830s.
I descend from these lines. I am assuming that Tipton and Jonathan are
brothers - however, I find know no birth family for them - so, it is just an
assumption on my part.
By the early 1840s, the two Denton families were in Arkansas and want to say
that it was the 1850 census that they were in enumerated in Izard County.
Both Dentons were deceased by the 1860 census and the households are headed
by their widows. Jane Scott Denton, had by 1860 remarried to an Elijah
Smith and he too was deceased by 1860.
Each of the Dentons had three children that I know of. Two sons and a
daughter for each. All of the Denton sons died in the Civil War and their
was one I believe of Tipton's that lived through the War - only to die
So, you can see how difficult it has been to research the Denton line that I
descend from because of the absence of male descendants and the only two
females. One of the daughter's I have found - the other I have not.
Soooo, quite frankly - I don't know a thing about Reuben Denton. I would
love to hear more about his migration routes - so, as to maybe put our two
It was YEARS ago that I found Jean Cuevas online through a Denton post. And
it is because of that dear lady that I have been involved with the Izard
County research list.
The Dentons are a great, great mystery to me and may be that we can help
What do you think, Jean? Who is her Reuben Denton?
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, February 16, 2009 6:18 AM
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD] Denton Family
> Hi Jean,
> Yes, this is my line.
> BUT, there is a mistake in this line.
> Hoping someone in Izard county can confirm for me.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jean M Cuevas <>
> Sent: Sun, 15 Feb 2009 9:07 am
> Subject: Re: [ARIZARD] Denton Family
> Hi Sharon,
> Is this your Reuben's family?
> Descendants of John Denton, son of Abraham
> 1 John Denton, son of Abraham b: June 17, 1759 in
> Dunsmore or
> Shenandoah County, VA d: July 02, 1842 in Monroe County, TN
> .. +Mary Moore b: February 27, 1766 m: 1782
> ... 2 Elizabeth Denton
> ... 2 John Denton, Jr.
> ... 2 Phebe Denton b: February 15, 1783
> ... 2 Sarah Denton b: February 01, 1786
> ... 2 Reuben Denton b: January 22, 1788
> ... 2 Matthew Denton b: May 21, 1790
> ... 2 Abigail Denton b: March 01, 1792
> ... 2 Isaac Denton b: 1794
> ... 2 Polly Denton b: 1794
> ... 2 Abraham Denton b: January 22, 1798 d: 1864 in Cocke
> ....... +Nancy Shrewsbury Allen b: September 05, 1804
> ........ 3 Elizabeth Denton b: December 12, 1820
> ........ 3 John Denton, son of Abraham b: August 09, 1822
> d: 1880
> ............ +Margaret O'Dell b: 1825
> ............. 4 William Denton b: 1844
> ............. 4 Nancy Denton b: 1845
> ............. 4 Margaret Denton b: 1846
> ............. 4 Abraham Denton b: 1848
> ............. 4 Elizabeth Denton b: 1849
> ............. 4 Sarah Denton b: 1849
> ............. 4 Mary Denton b: 1851
> ............. 4 John Denton, son of John b: 1853
> ............. 4 Minerva Denton b: 1854
> ............. 4 Martha Denton b: 1
> ............. 4 Isaac Denton b: 1858
> ........ 3 Tipton Denton b: August 27, 1824
> ........ 3 Mary Ann Denton b: August 19, 1826
> ........ 3 James Allen Denton b: November 22, 1828
> ........ 3 Millie Denton b: September 26, 1830
> ........ 3 Abraham B. Denton b: December 10, 1832
> ........ 3 Nancy Denton b: March 21, 1835
> ........ 3 William Anderson Denton b: November 12, 1837
> ........ 3 Isaac J. Denton b: May 25, 1840
> ........ 3 Amanda "Mancy" Denton b: August 28, 1842
> ........ 3 Sarah Denton b: October 10, 1845
> ... 2 William Denton b: 1800
> ... 2 Anna Denton b: 1804
> ... 2 Rebecca Denton b: 1808
> From The Smokey Mountain Historical Society Newsletter:
> "John DENTON: Patriot - Pioneer" by David W TEMPLIN
> "John DENTON was born 17 June 1759 in Dunsmore Co, VA. He was a
> son of
> Abraham DENTON and Mourning HOGG. About 1775, John DENTON moved with his
> family to the Watauga settlements, where he resided during the period of
> the Revolution. He moved a short distance south to the Nolichucky
> settlements about 1780, and then into what is now Cocke Co, TN about 1791.
> . . .
> In 1782, John DENTON married Mary MOORE, a daughter of James MOORE
> Martha DENTON, who was the second wife of Col John TIPTON. John DENTON
> appears to have remained in the Nolichucky settlements until about 1790
> when moved [to] what later became Cocke Co. He obtained two grants from
> the state of TN for land on Cosby Creek. About 1812-1815 he moved to
> Overton Co, TN where he lived until about 1820-1825 when he moved to
> Co,TN, perhaps to land which he had fir
> st seen while on the Indian
> campaigns in 1776 and 1780. Little is known of the later life of John
> DENTON. He died 5 July 1842, in Monroe Co, and may be buried in Hopewell
> Cemetery. He was granted a pension for his service during the Revolution
> as was his widow Mary in 1849."
> I am a DENTON descendant, as well, but not from this branch. Mine is
> Rev. Ozias DENTON, born 1799, Cumberland County, TN, died Lawrence County,
> Jean Cuevas
> At 08:24 PM 2/14/2009, you wrote:
>>I am a DENTON descendant and search for Ruben Denton. He left TN with
>>& 3 kids. He purchased land in Arkansas but he dies before the 1860
>>Wife is left with kids and I think one daughter had babies that lived with
>>her soon there after.
>>1850 Arkansas Census Rueben is 62 yrs old with Mary 49, Joseph 14,
>>12, Elizabeth 9.
>>1860 Rueben is not accounted for--suspect he died
>>Does anyone know this family?
> Jean Mayfield Cuevas
> Marietta, GA
> <>< Born once, die twice - Born twice, die once.
> John 3:16
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