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108. Miles Pinkney DENNIS was born on 25 November 1848 in Jackson County, Tennessee.34,35,36,38 He died on 12 April 1907 at the age of 58 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas.38

Census indicated Miles was born in 1846. His dates are from family Bible records.

1880 Census. Prec 4, Dallas Co, TX, Hh 378
M. P. Dennis, 31, railroad laborer, b. TN, parents b. TN
Elisabeth, 26, wife, b. MS, parents b. MS
James W., 11, son, b. Texas as were all the boys
John P. 9, son
Joseph H. 7, son
Chas. 4, son
Albert Lee, age 3 months, born in March Note: [This child was Walter Lee]
Henry Smith, age 13, ward, b. Bavaria

I did not find Miles in 1900; Elizabeth with three of their children living in Dallas Co and said she was "married". I have not found a marriage record for the suggested 2nd marriage.

Miles Pinkney DENNIS and Mary Elizabeth NELSON were married on 12 February 1866.38 Mary Elizabeth NELSON was born on 14 March 1853 in Mississippi.38 She died on 6 August 1923 at the age of 70 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas.38

1900 Census. Prec 4, Dallas Co, TX ED 136, Hh 83
Elizabeth Dennis, b. Mar 1853, married 30 years, 7 children - 6 are living, b. MS, Farmer
Joseph H., son, b. May 1873, age 27, b. Texas
Alta, dau, b. Aug 1885, age 14, b. TX
Walter L., son, b. May 1881, b. TX

Texas Death Certificate #22320. Mrs. Elizabeth Dennis of Pleasant Mound, Dallas Co, TX, died 6 Aug 1923. She had ovarian cancer. The informant was W. L. Dennis of Dallas (her youngest son). Her birth was given as 14 Mar 1850; she was born in Mississippi. Her father was William Nelson, mother's name unknown.

She is buried Pleasant Mound Cemetery, Dallas County, TX, as is her son Walter Lee and daughter Alta.

Miles Pinkney DENNIS and Mary Elizabeth NELSON had the following children:

196

i.

James W. DENNIS was born in 1869 in Texas.

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ii.

John Pinkney DENNIS was born on 31 January 1871 in Texas. He died on 1 September 1939 at the age of 68 in Mesquite, Dallas County, Texas.

Texas Death Certificate #41414. Lists parents as Pinkney Dennis and Elizabeth Nelson. Mrs. Lela Dennis of Mesquite was the informant and she is listed as his wife. He died of congestion of the lungs on 1 Sep 1939. John was born 31 Jan 1871, Sherman, TX. His occupations was that of car repairer for the Texas & Pacific Railway.

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iii.

Joseph W. DENNIS was born in 1873 in Texas.

199

iv.

Charles DENNIS was born in 1876 in Texas.

200

v.

Walter Lee DENNIS was born on 10 April 1880 in Dallas County, Texas. He died on 4 December 1938 at the age of 58 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas.

Texas Death Certificate #54441. Walter Lee Dennis died at home, 6343 Richmond, Dallas, TX on 4 Dec, 1938. He died of coronary occlusion (heart attack). There was an Inquest. Walter was born 10 April, 1880. His wife was Annie Dora Dennis and she was the informant. He had worked as a truck driver for a Wrecking Co. Parents are listed as M. P. Dennis and Elizabeth Nelson. Buried Pleasant Mound Cemetery, Dallas Co.

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Alta Corine DENNIS was born on 2 August 1885 in Dallas County, Texas. She died on 2 November 1966 at the age of 81 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas.

Texas Death Certificate #71899. Alta Corine Moore died 2 Nov 1966; she was 81. She was born 2 Aug 1885, Dallas Co, TX and was married at the time of her death. Jim Ponder was the informant, no relationship stated. She died of a heart attack at home, 8113 Scyene Road, Dallas, where she had lived for 25 years. Parents are listed as Miles Pinkney Dennis and Elizabeth Nelson.

Alta is buried Pleasant Mound Cemetery, Dallas Co. FindAGrave.com lists her husband as William Marion Moore, b. 9 Jan 1882, d. 29 Mar 1970 - he is buried there as well.
A daughter was Lola Mabel who married Jess Marlin Ponder and they are also buried at Pleasant Mound.

Miles Pinkney DENNIS and Louisa C. WOODY were married on 27 October 1897 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas.38 Louisa C. WOODY was born (date unknown).