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Abraham Denton, III

Birth1728
 
Reside1766
 
Reside1774
 
Reside1783
 
Reside1809
 
Death1827
 
Aged: 99 years
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.
ChildrenFirst NameBirth DtDeath DtBirth PlaceSpouses
1+

Sarah "Sally" 

1771  NC, Caswell Co William Hayden Kendall 
2+

Elizabeth "Bettie" 

17721850  TN, Perry Co James Moore 
3+

Nancy Mourning 

17761885  TN, Greene Co Samuel Alexander Moore Jr. 
4+

Samuel 

11 JUL 17761 JUN 1850  TN, Perry Co, Cedar Creek Eunice "Una" Conger 
5+

Abraham 

17781859  TN, Obion Co Mary "polly" Moore 
6+

Jeremiah "Big Jerry" 

abt 17797 SEP 1847  TN, White Co, Quebeck Elizabeth Griggs 
7+

Elijah 

20 DEC 178225 OCT 1870  NC Sally Huff, Mary "Polly" Sparkman 
8+

Agnes 

17851850  TN, White Co Garrett Moore 
9+

Martha 

1787  TN, White Co Cornelius Clancy 
10+

Margaret "Peggy" 

179025 OCT 1859  TN, White Co Jesse Moore 
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Sources
  1. Website: Ancestry.com;
    Source from: Ray Gurganus
  1. Website: Sharen Neal; db ID: mjr6387;
    Source from: Ray Gurganus
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