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Pvt William Garland Denton
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Birth: Jun. 21, 1846
Death: Nov. 3, 1884
Goochland County
Virginia, USA

William Garland Denton was born to William Joseph and Mary Denton. He married Henrietta Frances Davis on December 19, 1871 in Goochland County, Virginia. Children born to this union: Mary Elizabeth, William Lemuel, James Ashton, Thomas Melvin, Ira Allen and Andrew Garland. William died 3 Nov 1884 in Lickinghole, Goochland County, Virginia.

William Garland Denton died of typhoid pneumonia. (This information statement derived from the Library of Virginia, where Henrietta applied for a pension.)
(information above supplied by Dottie Meadows)

William Garland Denton enlisted as a private in Courtney's Henrico Artillery (Va. Lt. Arty.), C.S.A. on March 11, 1863 at the age of 17. On July 13, 1863, William's parents applied for William's discharge claiming that he was under age and that he had not obtained their permission to enlist. The parent's request for his discharge was denied by W. M. Taylor, Adjutant of Gen. Lee on the grounds that William has served less than the required six months required to receive the bounty and due to the fact that the bounty had already been paid to him. William is shown as Absent Without Leave on March 20, 1864 through December 27, 1864 for which his pay was forfeited for that time. He was shown as AWOL again on February 23, 1865.

(Note:) The cemetery is located in the area of West Creek now occupied by the Virginia Farm Bureau Headquarters. Information on this cemetery and Pvt. Denton from Gary Denton - Attorney in Ashland, Virginia who walked the area prior to the construction of the Farm Bureau building, found the cemetery and states that the cemetery is now either in the woods behind the Farm Bureau building or under the asphalt in the parking lot. There are no tombstones in this cemetery - if the cemetery still exists - only depressions showing the graves. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Henrietta Frances Denton (1853 - 1928)*
 
 Children:
  Mary Elizabeth Denton Lowry (1872 - 1961)*
  William Lemuel Denton (1874 - 1961)*
  James Ashton Denton (1877 - 1949)*
  Thomas Melvin Denton (1879 - 1922)*
  Ira Allen Denton (1881 - 1958)*
  Andrew Garland Denton (1883 - 1963)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Denton Family Cemetery
Huguenot Hills
Goochland County
Virginia, USA
 
Created by: Thomas Daniels
Record added: Apr 15, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35903036
 

Rest In Peace.
- vets2search
 Added: Apr. 15, 2009
 
 
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