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100. Richard H. DENNIS13,16,78 was born in 1831 in Tennessee.13,36 He died in 1904 at the age of 73 in Jackson County, Tennessee.

Richard H. Dennis, as next friend, presented the petition for his mother's desired divorce. She states that all the other children living at home are minor children: LeRoy, Miles, Gilbert, Elizabeth, Martha Jane, Sally Almira, & Merinda

Age given as 26 in 1857 "Answer" by Miles Dennis' lawyer. Richard was also named as eldest.

1860. Richard age 28 and Rhoda age 17. They are marked as having married within the year.

1870 Census. Jackson Co TN, Hh 15
Richard H. Dennis, age 38, farmer, b. TN
Rhoda A., 26.
James M. 8, Samantha 6. Mardy W. 4 [male - "Bardy"], Almina E., 3, Richard S. age 1.

1880 Census living in Jackson Co with nine of the children. Rhoda listed as "Ann".
Richard Dennis, age 48, Ann, wife, age 36.
James age 19, Belle 17, Bartlet 15, Emaline 13, Samuel 11, Wesley 8, Mary 6, Henry 5, and Fanie 2.

1900 Census. Jackson Co TN, Hh 106
Richard Dennis, b. May 1832, age 68, b. TN, parents b. NC, Farmer
Rhoda, wife, b. May 1842, age 58, b. TN, father, b. VA, mother b. GA

R. H. Dennis, Memorial #6024395 on FindAGrave. Brown Cemetery at New Salem, Jackson Co, TN. Born 1831, died 1904.

Richard H. DENNIS and Rhoda Ann THAXTON were married about 1859 in Jackson County, Tennessee.79 Rhoda Ann THAXTON80, daughter of James THAXTON and Cynthia BASSHAM, was born on 11 April 1842 in Tennessee.79 She died on 11 June 1923 at the age of 81 in Adairville, Logan County, Kentucky.79

Richard Jr's Death Certificate gave Rhoda's name as Rhoda Claxton.

1850 Census, Jackson Co TN, District 12, Hh 550
Cyntha Thaxton, age 35, b. TN
Flora 16, Meradith 15 [m], Blake 13, Rhoda 7, Delia 5, Uriah 2

Richard H. DENNIS and Rhoda Ann THAXTON had the following children:

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James M. DENNIS79 was born in 1861.78,79 He died before 1939 at the age of 78.79

Lived in Franklin KY. Married Eliza Jones 29 Dec 1878.

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Samantha "Belle" DENNIS78,79 was born in May 1863.79 She died on 11 January 1939 at the age of 75.79

Married 26 Dec 1878 to John O. Hopkins. Lived in Nashville TN.

Samantha was listed as Belle age 17 in 1880.

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Bartlett W. "Barty" DENNIS79 was born in 1865.78,79

The 1870 census has a male age 4 - names seems to be Mandy/Marty W. In 1880 there is a 15 year old son Bartlett/Martlett. Seems to be the same person.

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Almira Emaline DENNIS79 was born in 1867.78,79

A Mrs. M. F. "Mollie" Spurlock was listed as a surviving sibling on the death notices for both Samantha and Frank. This is the only female without a spouse, unless there was another daughter not listed here.
Marriage: Almira Dennis to M. F. Spurlock 9 Jan 1884, Jackson Co TN.

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Richard Samuel DENNIS.

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William Wesley DENNIS79,81 was born on 10 June 1872.78,79 He died on 27 May 1934 at the age of 61 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas.79 Buried with his wife at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Dallas TX.

Married Neoma Elizabeth Cook. Eleven children. This is the family of Peggy Sham.
In Jackson Co TN in 1900 with wife and children: Mary 6, Flora 5, Jas. T 4, Minnie Lee 2. They had been married 7 years.

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Henry DENNIS was born in 1875.78,79

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Fannie DENNIS79 was born in 1878.78,79

Fannie married S. S. Meadows and lived in Greenbrier, TN.

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Frank M. DENNIS was born about 1880.79

Not listed in 1880 census, but said to have died at age 49 in 1929 - probably born in last part of 1880. He died on 12 October 1929 at the age of 49.79

Married Mary Goolsby.

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Mary J. DENNIS78,82 was born on 8 June 1881.82 She died on 27 July 1955 at the age of 74.82

Buried in Logan Co KY, but she may have moved back to Nashville after the death of her husband. Rhoda, her mother, was said to be living with this daughter at the time of her death and said to be also buried in Adairville, but not listed in cemetery book.

Husband was James B. Allen. Found in Logan Co KY: Greenwood Cemetery, Adairville; Row 7, Section C: Allen, J. B. 10 Dec 1877 - 2 Feb 1924

There was a child listed as Mary in the 1880 census. Strangely enough she was marked as a "son". The name and sex is quite plain. She/he was 6 years old so born in 1874.

8 Jun 1881 was quoted as her birth from a descendant of this Dennis line.