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Richard G. Denton

M, b. June, 1891
Last Edited=June 16, 2011
Relationship
3rd cousin 2 times removed of Raymond Talbott Denton
     Richard was born in June, 1891 in Kentucky, USA. He was the son of Richard J. Denton and Anna Laura Glenn.
     Richard was listed as a son living with Richard J. Denton on the 1900 Census, on June 1, 1900 in Household No. 12, Robards, Henderson Co., Kentucky, USA.1 Richard (age 18) was listed as a son living with Richard J. Denton on the 1910 Census, on April 15, 1910 in Household No. 1, District No. 4, Daviess Co., Kentucky, USA.2

Citations

  1. [S558] Ancestry.com, 1900 Henderson County Kentucky Federal Census (n.p.: Ancestry.com). Hereinafter cited as 1900 Henderson Co., KY Federal Census.
  2. [S163] Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.

Richard G. Denton

M, b. November, 1891
Last Edited=December 18, 2013
Relationship
4th cousin 3 times removed of Raymond Talbott Denton
     Richard was born in November, 1891 in Tennessee, USA. He was the son of Martin Denton and Orminda (?). Richard was married to Mattie Docia (?) circa 1921.
     Richard (age 8) was listed as a son living with Martin Denton on the 1900 Census, on June 1, 1900 in Household No. 5, White Co., Tennessee, USA.1 Richard (age 18) was listed as a son living with Martin Denton on the 1910 Census, on April 15, 1910 in Household No. 133, White Co., Tennessee, USA.1 Richard (age 28) was listed as a son living with Martin Denton on the 1920 Census, on January 1, 1920 in Household No. 72, White Co., Tennessee, USA.1 Richard G. Denton and Mattie Docia (?) appeared on the census of April 1, 1930 in Household No. 135, Cotter, Baxter Co., Arkansas, USA. He resided with Mattie in White Co., Tennessee, USA, on April 1, 1935.1 Richard G. Denton was employed as a Farmer as of April 1, 1940 in White Co., Tennessee, USA.1 Richard (age 48) was listed as the head of a family with his wife Mattie on the 1940 Census, on April 1, 1940 in Household No. 100, White Co., Tennessee, USA.1

Children of Richard G. Denton and Mattie Docia (?)

  • Lloyd M. Denton b. c 1923
  • Clata R. Denton b. c 1928
  • Martin Denton b. c 1931

Citations

  1. [S1103] U. S. Federal Census at Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as U. S. Census Ancestry.com.

Rev. Richard Denton II

M, b. April 5, 1603, d. 1663
Last Edited=March 17, 2012
Relationship
9th great-grandfather of Raymond Talbott Denton
     Richard was born on Saturday, April 5, 1603 in Yorkshire Co., England. He was the son of Sir Richard Denton Sr. and Susan Sibella. He was christened Saturday, April 19, 1603 in Halifax, Yorkshire Co., England. Richard, age 20, was married to Helen Windbank, age 33, daughter of Sir Thomas Windbank and Lady Frances Dymoke, Thursday, November 16, 1623 in Southwark Savior, London, Surrey, England.1 Richard died in 1663 in Essex Co., England, at age 59 years.
     His tombstone bears the following inscription in Latin: "Here lies the dust of Richard Denton. O'er his low peaceful grave bends the perennial cypress, fit emblem of his unfading fame. On earth his bright example, religious light, shown forth o'er multitudes. In heaven his pure rob'd spirit shines like an effulgent star." A graduate of Cambridge in 1623, and acknowledged by many as the founder of Presbyterianism in America, Rev. Richard Denton came to New England in 1635. Before coming he was a preacher in Halifax England.

From England, the Cambridge University listing for Richard Denton says: "Sizar of St. Catherine's Easter, 1621, b. 1603 in Yorks, B.A. 1622-3, priest 8 June 1623. Deacon at Peterborough 9 March 1622-3. Curate of Coleys Chapel, Halifax, for some years." ("Sizar" is defined as an undergraduate student.)

From New England Genealogical Reg. 11/241: Rev. Richard Denton came to American from the Parish of Owram, North England on the ship "James." He lived in Wethersfield and Stamford, Connecticut. The J.S. Denton papers show baptismal records of Nathaniel and Timothy sons of Rev. Richard Denton "in Parish Church of Bolton, England."

Rev. Richard worked first with the famous preacher, Cotton Mather. Rev. Mather speaks of Rev. Denton in his early memoirs: "Rev. Denton was a highly religious man with strong Presbyterian beliefs. He was a small man with only one eye, but in the pulpit he could sway a congregation like he was nine feet tall."

In his book, "The History of the Clergy in the Middle Colonies" author Weiss makes reference to the religious conflict of early Connecticut which resulted in Rev. Richard Denton moving on to Hempstead, Long Island, NY in 1644. He settled there in the midst of a large Dutch colony. However, there were also many English settlers living in the area without benefit of religious guidance. With these scattered members for a beginning, Rev. Denton established the first Presbyterian Church in America. This church was so successful that soon the Dutch neighbors were attending services there. History shows some controversy developed when Rev. Denton began to baptize some of the younger children of the Dutch who did not agree with all the Presbyterian beliefs.

The history of Hempstead, Long Island makes many references to the Dentons and their marriages and big families. The men were active in the local militias fighting the Indians and they developed excellent military experience that prepared them for officer commissions when they moved on to the Virginia frontier.

From "Narratives of New Netherland, 1609-1664" a letter to the Classis of Amsterdam from Johannes Megapolensis and Samuel Drisius dated August 5, 1657: "At Hempstead, about seven leagues from here, there live some Independents. There are also many of our own church, and some Presbyterians. They have a Presbyterian preacher, Richard Denton, a pious, godly and learned man, who is in agreement with our church in everything. The Independents of the place listen attentively to his sermons; but when he began to baptize the children of parents who are not members of the church, they rushed out of the church." From another letter dated Oct. 22, 1659 the same writers continue: "Mr. Richard Denton, who is sound in faith, of a friendly disposition, and beloved by all, cannot be induced by us to remain, although we have earnestly tried to do this in various ways. He first went to Virginia to seek a situation, complaining of lack of salary, and that he was getting in debt, but he has returned thence. He is now fully resolved to go to old England, because of his wife who is sickly will not go without him, and there is need of their going there on account of a legacy of four hundred pounds sterling lately left by a deceased friend, and which they cannot obtain except by their personal presence."2 He emigrated from an unknown place 1630.2 He was found on a passenger list in 1630 in James. He was employed as a Reverend as of 1644 in Hempstead, Queens Co., New York, British Colony.3

Children of Rev. Richard Denton II and Helen Windbank

Citations

  1. [S163] Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  2. [S202] Edyth Whitley, Some of the Descendants of Rev. Richard Denton (McMinnville, Tennessee: Womack Printing Company, 1959), Page 6. Hereinafter cited as Some Descendants of Rev. Richard Denton.
  3. [S202] Edyth Whitley, Some of the Descendants of Rev. Richard Denton (McMinnville, Tennessee: Womack Printing Company, 1959), Page 7. Hereinafter cited as Some Descendants of Rev. Richard Denton.

Richard Denton III

M, b. 1630, d. October 28, 1658
Last Edited=March 17, 2012
Relationship
8th great-granduncle of Raymond Talbott Denton
     Richard was born in 1630 in Bolton, Yorks Co., England. He was the son of Rev. Richard Denton II and Helen Windbank. Richard was married to Ruth Tileston Saturday, November 10, 1657. Richard died on Monday, October 28, 1658 in Dorchester, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, British Colony, at age 28 years.
     Richard lived in Dorchester, MA and also left many descendants in Long Island, NY. His estate inventory, filed 6 Oct. 1659 by Abraham How and John Minotte, totaled 57 Pounds, all left to his widow.

Richard J. Denton

M, b. March 18, 1852, d. March 24, 1927
Last Edited=June 16, 2011
Relationship
2nd cousin 3 times removed of Raymond Talbott Denton
     Richard was born on Thursday, March 18, 1852 in Henderson Co., Kentucky, USA.1,2,3,4 He was the son of Rev. Andrew Jackson Denton and Margaret Spencer. Richard was married to Anna Laura Glenn circa 1878. Richard died on Thursday, March 24, 1927 in Henderson Co., Kentucky, USA, at age 75 years and 6 days.1,2,3 His body was interred after March 24, 1927 in Spencer Cemetery (Frog Island Road), Henderson Co., Kentucky, USA.1,2,3
     Richard (age 8) was listed as a household member living with Rev. Andrew Jackson Denton on the 1860 Census, on June 1, 1860 in Household No. 497, Henderson Co., Kentucky, USA.5 Richard (age 18) was listed as a household member living with Rev. Andrew Jackson Denton on the 1870 Census, on June 1, 1870 in Household No. 80, Tillotson District, Henderson Co., Kentucky, USA.6 Richard (age 48) was listed as the head of a family with his wife Anna (age 39) on the 1900 Census, on June 1, 1900 in Household No. 12, Robards, Henderson Co., Kentucky, USA.7 Richard (age 58) was listed as the head of a family with his wife Anna on the 1910 Census, on April 15, 1910 in Household No. 1, District No. 4, Daviess Co., Kentucky, USA.8

Children of Richard J. Denton and Anna Laura Glenn

Citations

  1. [S152] Henderson County Historical Society, compiler, Gone But Not Forgotten - 1982 (Henderson, Kentucky: Henderson County Historical Society, 1982), Page 272. Hereinafter cited as Gone But Not Forgotten - 1982.
  2. [S587] Henderson County Historical Society, compiler, Gone But Not Forgotten - Revised 1997 (Henderson, Kentucky: Henderson County Historical Society, Revised 1997), Page 265. Hereinafter cited as Gone But Not Forgotten - Rev. 1997.
  3. [S657] James L. Blue & Donald L. Hazelwood, Historical & Genealogical Records of Henderson County, Kentucky, Death Records 1911-1992 (Evansville, Indiana: Evansville Bindery, Inc., 1998), Page 199. Hereinafter cited as Henderson Co., KY Death Records 1911-1992.
  4. [S932] Linda Hicks Hallmark & Lisa Hallmark Pounders, compiler, 1852 - 1859 Henderson County Early Births (n.p.: n.pub., 1994), Page 1. Hereinafter cited as Henderson County Early Births 1852 - 1859.
  5. [S544] James L. Blue, 1860 Henderson County Kentucky Federal Census (Henderson, Henderson Co., Kentucky: Henderson County Genealogical and Historical Society). Hereinafter cited as 1860 Henderson Co., KY Federal Census.
  6. [S546] James L. Blue, 1870 Henderson County Kentucky Federal Census (Henderson, Henderson Co., Kentucky: Henderson County Genealogical and Historical Society). Hereinafter cited as 1870 Henderson Co., KY Federal Census.
  7. [S558] Ancestry.com, 1900 Henderson County Kentucky Federal Census (n.p.: Ancestry.com). Hereinafter cited as 1900 Henderson Co., KY Federal Census.
  8. [S163] Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.