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Lieut Thomas Jefferson Denton, Sr

Lieut Thomas Jefferson Denton, Sr

Birth
Tennessee, USA
Death 20 Nov 1863 (aged 25–26)
Burial Fort Scott, Bourbon County, Kansas, USA
Plot 1, 0, 219
Memorial ID 575482 · View Source
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son of Isaac Denton and Mary Yowell

one son Thomas Jefferson Denton born 1 Jan 1864 Kansas died 1 Feb 1926 Kansas City, Jackson Co. Missouri informant on death certificate Fred Denton burial Stotesbury, MO

1860 Bourbon, Kansas Territory, Post Office: Barnesville
Mary Denton 48 SC
Sarah A Denton 28 Tn
John Denton 27 Tn
Sarah Denton 16 MO
Jefferson Denton 23 Tn
Isaac Denton 20 GA
Alfred Denton 13 GA

1880 Henry, Vernon, Missouri
Jefferson King Self M 38 Ohio
Amelia King Wife F 34 Illinois
Thomas Denton Stepson M 16 Kansas
William King Son M 13 Kansas
Aubrey King Son M 5 Missouri
Maud King Daughter F 2 Missouri
Alfred Denton Brother-in-law M 34 Tennessee

1900 Henry Township Stotesbury town, Vernon, Missouri
Thomas J Denton Head M 36 Kansas
Nana Denton Wife F 30 Missouri
Fred B Denton Son M 9 Missouri
Carl H Denton Son M 4 Missouri
James R Denton Son M 2 Missouri
Anbresy King Half-brother M 25 Missouri

1910 Henry, Vernon, Missouri,
Thomas J Denton Head M 46 Kansas
Nannie E Denton Wife F 40 Missouri
Fred B Denton Son M 19 Missouri
Caral H Denton Son M 13 Missouri
Roscoe J Denton Son M 12 Missouri
Thomas J Denton Jr. Son M 9 Missouri
Opal L Denton Daughter F 7 Missouri
Aubrey F King Brother-in-law M 36 Missouri

1920 Richland, Vernon, Missouri
Thomas J Denton Head M 56 Kansas
Nannie E Denton Wife F 49 Missouri
Fred B Denton Son M 28 Missouri
Carl H Denton Son M 23 Missouri
Roscoe J Denton Son M 21 Missouri
Thomas J Denton Son M 19 Missouri
Opal L Denton Daughter F 17 Missouri
Aubrey F King Brother M 45 Missouri

Name: Jefferson Denton
Side: Union
Regiment State/Origin: Kansas
Regiment Name: 6 Kansas Cavalry
Regiment Name Expanded: 6th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry
Company: L
Rank In: First Lieutenant
Died of small pox, Fort Scott, Kan., Nov. 20, 1863

William G. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas
BOURBON COUNTY, Part 2

About this time began what may be called the Denton difficulty. In the year 1856, a Pro-Slavery man named Hardwicke settled on the Little Osage, and later in the same year, Isaac and James Denton, father and son, and also Pro-slavery men, came to Bourbon County from the South. Hardwicke permitted James Denton to settle on a claim of his, upon the condition that in the spring that he should look up a claim for himself. When the time arrived for Denton to vacate the claim, he refused to do so, and referred his case to the "Squatter Court," which sustained him. Hardwicke's cabin was fired into, and himself and family forced to leave the claim; but he himself lurked around the country for some months. About the last of March, 1858, Isaac Denton and Hedrick were shot and killed. Davis' house was fired into and he wounded in the hand. Hardwicke and some of his friends were suspected of the crime and fled the country. He was subsequently arrested in Missouri, placed in irons and delivered to John Denton, another son of Isaac's, to be brought to Kansas for trial; but on the way Denton shot Hardwicke dead. Denton in his turn was shot and killed October 25, 1860, at the State Line Grocery, near Barnesville, by William Marchbanks in retaliation for the killing of Hardwicke.


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  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 25 Feb 2000
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