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Samuel P. Denby
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Birth: May 22, 1847
Mississippi, USA
Death: May 30, 1923

Private, Company K, 21st (Spaight's) Regiment, Texas Infantry, CSA
Confederate Pension Application # 13065

Samuel Denby is listed with parents Sarah and William Denby in Newton County, TX, in 1850 and 1860. Samuel Perkins Denby married Mary Martha D. Sanders on November 5, 1869. Samuel P. Denby, 34, and wife Mary D., 34 (b. LA), are listed in Newton County, TX, in 1880 with children Samuel H., 9, Elizabeth, 8, William E., 6, Benjamin, 3, and Laura, born December 1879.

S. P. Denman married C. J. Wilburn on March 29, 1888. The 1900 census, Shelby Co, TX, lists Sam Denby, 53; his wife Cynthy, 53; daughter Lauren, 21; and son Webster, 15. Also in the household are stepsons Joe Wilburn, 24, and Tandy T. Wilburn, 22. Sam and Cynthy had been married 12 years. In 1920, widower S. P. Denby was living with his son D. W. Denby, 25, and his family. "Uncle Sam" Denby died at the home of his son, Webb Denby "on the morning of the 19th."


Obituary, The Champion, May 30, 1923, reprinted in Mildred Cariker Pinkston, Obituaries of Early Pioneers, Shelby County, Texas, Center: Center Printing Co., 1983, I:237

1850, 1860, 1880 censuses, Newton Co., TX
1900, 1920 censuses, Shelby Co., TX

Shelby County Marriage Records, 2:53 
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  Mary Martha Sanders Denby (1846 - 1884)
  Cynthia Jane Roberts Wilburn-Denby (1847 - 1908)*
  Samuel Henry Denby (1872 - 1936)*
  King C Denby (1882 - 1936)*
  Daniel Webster Denby (1884 - 1963)*
*Calculated relationship
Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Shelby County
Texas, USA
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Record added: Oct 08, 2008
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Samuel P. Denby
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Samuel P. Denby
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This is the great-grandfather of my husband. He was married to a Martha but we are still looking for more info on her.
- Theresa Denby-VA
 Added: May. 17, 2009

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