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Larkin Milton Dendy
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Birth: Jun. 26, 1813
South Carolina, USA
Death: Dec. 20, 1876
Johnson County
Texas, USA

At what time Larkin Milton Dendy moved from South Carolina to Texas is unknown, but his name is found in the 1846 Texas Census. Marriage records show he married Sarah Elizabeth Box on 8 Dec 1849, and on the 1850 Federal Census Larkin and Sarah are shown to be living in Cherokee County, Texas.

When the 1860 Census was taken, the family remains in Cherokee County, Texas, but has grown to include Ophelia A Dendy, William M Dendy, and John T Dendy.

At the time of the 1870 Census (where the family is listed with the name "Dandy"), the family has moved to Johnson County, Texas, the following children have been added: Elizabeth Dendy, Mary F Dendy, Larkin Dendy, Arthur Dendy and Walter Dendy. Curiously, a child for whom a grave has been found, where she is buried along side her father, Larkin, is not listed in these census records, she being Sarah E Dendy. (She is probably Sarah Elizabeth Dendy.)

A descendant of the Dendy family tells the story of a tragic Christmas when both Larkin and Sarah took ill and died within days of each other. The story, as read in a Cleburne Times-Review newspaper article written by Matt Smith, states that "Cassie Parmer, Sarah Dendy's best friend, had planned to marry William Milton Dendy, Sarah's brother, just before Christmas. Instead, they postponed their wedding to January. Conditions being too rainy and muddy to reach Cleburne to purchase material for a burial dress, Parmer gave her wedding dress so that Sarah Dendy could be buried in white, as was the custom at the time."

The story in the Cleburne Times-Review newspaper is about finding the Graves of Larkin Milton Dendy & his daughter, Elizabeth. Up until then, the family didn't know where he was buried.

Larkin Milton Dendy was born on June 26, 1813 in Laurens, S.C.
His parents were: Thomas C. Dendy (May 2, 1775 - July 10, 1845 AL) who married Elizabeth Cason (b. Dec. 12, 1780) on Sept. 14, 1797.
Thomas C. Dendy's parents were William Dendy (born in Scotland & died in South Carolina). William married Clary Cargill.

Larkin Milton Dendy's siblings were:
(1)William C. Dendy born Nov. 14, 1801-Nov. 1859; m. Nancy Ann Williams
(2)James Hogan Dendy born Oct. 14, 1803
(3)John D. Dendy Aug 25, 1805 SC - Oct. 27,1892 Mississippi m. Mary McLean. John is on Find A Grave # 13020144
(4)Richard W. Dendy - Mar. 22, 1807 - July 12, 1835
(5)Nancy Claire Dendy born May 2, 1809 SC- 1883 Mississippi; m. Jan. 19, 1836 Henry John Jeffcoat; Nancy is on Find A Grave #23153147.
(6)Thomas P. Dendy - Jan. 31, 1811-1879; m. Dec. 27, 1836 Martha Ann Youngblood
(7)Elizabeth S. Dendy - Jan. 4, 1816-1883 in Alabama; m. Nov. 25, 1856 John Bradley
(8)Edmund Taylor Dendy - Dec. 23,1817-1904 in Mississippi; m. Nov. 26, 1846 Julia Rebecca Mothershead. Edmund is on Find A Grave #20997807
(9)Priscilla Dendy born Jan 6, 1821-June 10, 1862 in Alabama; m. April 12, 1836 to Ira J. Tucker. Priscilla is on Find A Grave #29258503.

Larkin married Sarah Elizabeth Box on Dec. 8, 1849. Sarah was born in 1834 in Blount County, Ala. Sarah was the daughter of William S. Box and Milena Palmer Box. William Box owned a lot of land in Cherokee County, Texas and gave each of his children land when they married. Sarah Elizabeth Box Dendy died before 1859.

Larkin Milton Dendy left Cherokee County around 1866 and moved to the newly formed Johnson County in Texas. Larkin Milton Dendy died Dec. 20, 1876 in Johnson County, Tx.
Larkin and Sarah Elizabeth Box Dendy had 3 living children:

(1) Ophelia Dendy b. October 20, 1850, Cherokee County, Tx. She married Charlie King in 1872. Ophelia and Charlie had 8 children. Ophelia died September 2, 1912. Ophelia was named after the name of a ship or boat that her father had sailed on to New Orleans after he left South Carolina. Find a grave #8301315

(2) a child born dead.

(3)William Milton Dendy, born Dec. 18,1854 in Cherokee County, married on Jan 18, 1877 Cassie Ann Parmer, daughter of William and Frances (Wood) Parmer.
Cassie's father, William Parmer, led a group of colonists to Austin, Texas.
William and Cassie Dendy had 8 children. William Milton Dendy died Feb. 8, 1916. Find a Grave Memorial #28082085

(4)John Thomas Dendy b. December 21, 1856, married Tennessee A. Ray Aug. 14, 1881. John Thomas and Tennessee had 10 children. John Thomas Dendy died December 29, 1941. Find A Grave #96645819

Sarah Elizabeth Box died before 1859 along with her fifth baby after the baby was born, according to a family history
by Stella Dendy Ragsdale, daughter of William Milton Dendy (1854-1916) and granddaughter of Larkin Milton Dendy (1813-1876).

After Sarah Elizabeth Box Dendy died, Larkin Milton Dendy married again to Margaret Edgar, daughter of A. Edgar and Jane Edgar, on Dec. 8, 1859 in Cherokee County, Texas. They had 5 children:
(1) Sarah Elizabeth Dendy (January 3, 1861 - December 29, 1876)
(2) Mary F. Dendy b. abt. 1861 or 1862, died after she was grown (grown then being around 15), never married.
(3) Larkin Alexander Alexander Dendy, (Oct. 7, 1865 - Jan. 5, 1925 Oklahoma), married Ella May Pipes (1869-1964) Feb. 13, 1892 in Cleburne, Johnson County Tx. He is buried in Jackson, Oklahoma Find a Grave #8775544. Larkin and Ella Mae had: Pearl Dendy Smith, Carl Bland Dendy, Leila Mae (Dendy) Hughes, Ina E Dendy, and Ora (Dendy) Harris.
(4) Arthur Young Dendy b. 1867, called Toll, died as a young man, never married.
(5) Walter Edgar Dendy, (1870-1943), lived to be an old man, but never married. Find a Grave #33059137

Some of the information on these children comes from "Our Heritage" by Stella Dendy Ragsdale,(October 18, 1888 Cisco, Texas - November 18, 1974 Cleburne, Texas), daughter of William Milton Dendy (1854-1916) and granddaughter of Larkin Milton Dendy (1813-1876). You can find Stella (Dendy) Ragsdale' story "My Heritage" on the internet.

Family links: 
  Ophelia A. Dendy King (1850 - 1912)*
  William Milton Dendy (1854 - 1916)*
  John Thomas Dendy (1856 - 1941)*
  Sarah Elizabeth Dendy (1861 - 1876)*
  Larkin Alexander Dendy (1865 - 1925)*
  Walter Edgar Dendy (1870 - 1943)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: At the very bottom of the grave stone is likely carved the name of the engravers: Jno. A. Bergins & Son
Dendy/Evans Family Cemetery
Johnson County
Texas, USA
Maintained by: Martha
Originally Created by: storm320
Record added: Sep 11, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 76365755
Larkin Milton Dendy
Added by: storm320
Larkin Milton Dendy
Added by: storm320
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- Martha
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