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From: "Richard Denney" <>
Subject: [DENNEY] Query
Date: Thu, 9 Sep 2010 09:37:38 -0400
I received the below query & am unable to help ths lady. If anyone on this list could help her, please connect directly to her I don't think she is subscribed here
Hello Mr. Denney,
My name is Marilyn Denny Thomas and I am a descendant of the NC Wilkes/Surry Dennys. This has been the hardest of all my lines to research as I have not been able to link my gg-grandfather, Elbert Denny, to any of the Dennys who immigrated into NC from PA or VA. My father was born in Banner Elk, NC.
This is what I do know:
1. Elbert Denny was born in 1824 in Iredell County and died in 1896 in Ashe County. (In one US Census, Elbert is listed as having been born in Tennessee). Seems as if he roamed from Iredell to Surry to Ashe and perhaps to TN and back!)
2. He married Lucy A. Madison in 1847 in Surry County
James Washington (my great grandfather)
If you have any information that would help, I would greatly appreciate it.
Also, I'd like to share a theory with you. In reading about the Dennys in PA/DE in the 17th and 18th centuries, I have often come across the surname, Fulton, in connection with the Dennys. Interestingly, my grandfather was named James Fulton Denny and was called, Fulton. I saw that you have Feltons in your family. I'm wondering if at some point, it was the same name and that even generations later, the ties between the two families was strong.
Marilyn Denny Thomas
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