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Holland Denton

Birth6 NOV 1818
Death10 DEC 1896
Aged: 78.1 years
He was buried in "outside of Cookville". From "Some of the Descendents of Rev. Richard Denton" #42-48 Microcopy, Tennessee Confederate Service Records, roll, 182; information supplied by Walter Womack, McMinnville, TN as well as by granddaughter, Mrs. Frank Murrey, Franklin, TN: "SENATE, 32 General Assembly, 1857-59; representing Jackson, Macon and White Counties; HOUSE, 40th General Assembly, 1877-79; representing Putnam and White Counties; Democrat. Born in White County November 6, 1818; son of Jeremiah and Elizabeth (Griggs) Denton. Attended "common schools;" entered an academy in Jackson County, 1843; studied law, 1847, and admitted to bar. First married September 2, 1851, to Cynthia B. DeJournatt; she died May 4, 1852; no children. Second marriage January 6, 1860 to Mrs. Lucinda (Barnes) Whitson; daughter of John and Margaret Barnes and widow of John Whitson. One stepson, Jere Whitson. Children by second marriage -- Althea, Alice, John Savage, and Cynthia Denton. Taught school eighteen years; began practice of law in Jackson County 1856; after first legislative term, moved to Cookeville, Putnam County to continue law practice. While in Jackson County was made deputy clerk of circuit court, 1843. Appointed deputy sheriff 1845, elected sheriff 1846 and served two terms. In Confederate Army. Enlisted at Camp Trousdale, Sumner CO, June 9, 1861 and Company K, 16th Tennessee Infantry; commissioned 2nd lieutenant same day; released May 8, 1862, under conscript law, being forty-four years of age. Ruling elder in Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Died at Cookeville on December 10, 1896."
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