Rev Levi Phillips Denson

Photo added by William Bjornstad

Rev Levi Phillips Denson

4th child of William and Catherine (Phillips) Denson. He married Juliann Jones in Walton County GA on 13 October 1838, to which there were nine children born to this union (see family links below). He enlisted to fight the Indians in 1837 for three months, after which he was married to Juliann Jones. About 1844, he and his family moved from Georgia to Arbacoochee, in present day Cleburne County AL. He settled on some land where gold was occasionally found (gold was first discovered in that part of Alabama in 1830) and he spent time searching for gold as well as some limited farming and preaching in the Methodist faith. During the Civil War, he joined the Alabama Home Guards. In 1886, he applied for a pension for his service in the Indian War but he died before the claim could be processed.

NOTE: His grave marker at Center Point United Methodist Church Cemetery in Lawrence County, Tennessee is a cenotaph, as he was actually buried on his land near Arbacoochee in Cleburne County, Alabama. His birth year in incorrect, it should read 1819 versus 1822. In 1960 several of his grandsons went to Cleburne County and located his original gravestone on his property but it had been run over by logging trucks and broken into three pieces and was unrepairable. Don't know when the Center Point marker was installed.


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  • Maintained by: William Bjornstad
  • Originally Created by: Paula McCarter
  • Added: 13 Sep 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15716428
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Levi Phillips Denson (6 May 1819–22 Dec 1889), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15716428, citing Center Point United Methodist Church Cemetery, Lawrence County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by William Bjornstad (contributor 47016546) .