Andrew Jackson Dennis

Andrew Jackson Dennis

Birth
Overton County, Tennessee, USA
Death 14 Apr 1901 (aged 68)
Farmers Branch, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Burial Farmers Branch, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 7585316 · View Source
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ANDREW J. DENNIS was born in Overton county, Tennessee, ,February 17, 1833. He was reared on a farm, received a liberal education, and for a time was engaged in teaching. His life occupation, however, has been farming.

James Dennis, his father, was a native of North Carolina. He died in Tennessee at the age of fifty-two years. His wife passed away in 1875, aged seventy-eight. She was before her marriage Miss Parmina Gunnells, and her mother, whose maiden name was Bennefield, came to this country from Europe. By a previous marriage James Dennis had six children, and by Permina he has seven. The names of the last family are as follows: Nancy C., married W. M. Roberts, a native of Tennessee, who came from Kentucky to Texas in 1878; Catherine S., who married James Conner and lives in Clay county, Tennessee; George W., who was married and lived in Tennessee, went through the war and after returning home was shot and killed in his own house; Andrew J., the subject of our sketch; Thomas J., who came to Texas in 1886; is now a resident of Dallas county; Daniel P., who was married and lived in Texas, died January, 1886; and Sarah J., whose first husband, Franklin Elder of Tennessee, was killed in the war, and who subsequently moved to Illinois and there married Silas Follis, came in 1868 with Mr. Follis to Texas, and is now living in Denton county.

Andrew J. Dennis came with one of his half-brothers to Texas, arriving in Dallas county in December, 1854. He had only a small amount of money then and was at first employed as a farm hand, working in that way five years. At the end of that time he bought 110 acres of land, the farm on which he now lives. He has since added to his original purchase and now has a fine farm, well improved with good buildings, etc. Previous to the war his crops were wheat, oats and corn, and he also raised stock. Since then he has given his attention to the raising of cotton. He has never made a total failure of crops. He now keeps only such stock as are needed for his own use on the farm.

Mr. Dennis was married to Miss Sarah Webb. Her father, I. B. Webb, a native of Tennessee, came to Texas in 1844, settled in Dallas county and took a headright of 640 acres of land. He died in 1880, at the age of seventy-eight years. His wife, the mother of Mrs. Dennis, was before her marriage Miss Mary Hughes. Her death occurred in 1887. Her father, William Hughes, was a native of North Carolina. Mr. and Mrs. Dennis have been blessed with nine children, viz.; Margaret L., wife of W. H. Demere, lives in Dallas county; James I., at home; L. W. married and settled in life; and Z. H., George N., Charles W., Anna F., J. Sutton and Mary Hughes, at home.

During the late war Mr. Dennis was the Confederate County Assessor of this county serving as such from 1861 to 1865. He was at one time a member of the Farmers' Alliance, but withdrew. He and his family are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas, Chicago; The Lewis Publishing Company, 1892, pg 962

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  • Created by: Edward L. Williams
  • Added: 16 Jun 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7585316
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Andrew Jackson Dennis (17 Feb 1833–14 Apr 1901), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7585316, citing Webb Chapel Cemetery, Farmers Branch, Dallas County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Edward L. Williams (contributor 27400751) .