|Birth: ||Jun. 25, 1823|
|Death: ||Mar. 25, 1910|
DENNIS, Isaac N. (1823-1910)~ Isaac N. Dennis, lawyer, legislator, planter, and Confederate soldier, was born in Alabama on June 25, 1823. He attended Richmond College in Dallas County, Alabama and studied law in Cambridge, Massachusetts, before being admitted to the bar at Cahaba, Alabama, in December 1850. He moved to Texas and on January 2, 1853, settled at Wharton, where he established a legal partnership with Judge George Quinan. In August 1855, he was elected to represent Wharton and Matagorda Counties in the Sixth Legislature; he was reelected in 1857 to serve in the Seventh and in 1859 to the Eight Legislature. Dennis served as chairman of the Committee on State Affairs and of the Committee on Engrossed Bills and was a prominent candidate for atorney general at the time of secession.
During the Civil War he served on the staff of Brig. Gen. Paul Octave Hebert and saw duty in Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana. At the end of the war he returned to Caney Creek in Texas and became a planter. A succession of poor crop years, however, forced him to return to the legal profession. In 1879, he was returned to the House of Representatives when Matagorda, Galvesoton, Brazoria, and Wharton Counties elected him to the Eighteenth Legislature. In that session he charied the Committee of Federal Relations.
On January 13, 1853, Dennis married Patience Louisiana Texas Horton, the daughter of former lieutenant governor Albert C. Horton; they had one child. She was born on September 21, 1836, and died on November 18, 1863. She is buried in the Horton Family Cemetery in Wharton, Texas. After her death, Dennis married Sadie Horton in 1865; she too is buried in the Horton Family Cemetery. After her death in 1869, he married Maggie Knox and they had five children. Maggie Dennis died in 1889 (other sources state 1886) and Isaac Dennis died March 25, 1910. He was a Baptist, Mason, Odd Fellow, and Democrat. He, along with his wife, children, and grandchildren are buried beside each other in the Wharton City Cemetery.
John Henry Hutchins Dennis (1873 - 1953)*
Mills Dennis (1874 - 1969)*
Wharton City Cemetery
Created by: Stephanie Sorensen
Record added: Jun 23, 2006
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