Denton Family Collection, 1920-1991 | University Archives

By Marissa Posada, Daniel Lucio, Rachel Motes

Collection Overview

Title: Denton Family Collection, 1920-1991Add to your cart.
ID: 01/HM. 61
Extent: 14.0 Boxes
Arrangement: This collection is arranged around individuals and subjects with each box representing either an individual family member/researcher or the type of content contained within.
Date Acquired: 00/00/1994
Languages: English

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Abstract

This collection contains personal genealogical research concerning the Denton family. This research is primarily in the form of personal letters, photos, family trees, official and unofficial documents, and other sources as well.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Denton family has throughout the years compiled various sources ranging from photos to documents in order to preserve adequate genealogical knowledge. This is a collection of all the sources utilized for the genealogical research as well as a record of the pursuit of the genealogical research itself. In particular, this collection contains information regarding how the Denton family came to establish itself in the U.S. such as governmental and informal records, photos, letters, and family trees.

Administrative Information

Repository: University Archives
Access Restrictions: Selected items in this collection are restricted. Please contact the UNT Special Collections for more information.
Use Restrictions: Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Special Collections department. Copyright restrictions may apply.
Physical Access Note: Portions of this collection are stored off-site and require a minimum of 24 hours notice prior to use.  Boxes 1 - 11 and Box 14 are housed in the Research Collections Library.
Acquisition Source: UNT
Acquisition Method: This collection was a donation to the UNT Archives from the Denton family itself.
Finding Aid Revision History: Rachel Motes processed the accretion of [Box 14] to this collection on August 11, 2017.

Box and Folder Listing

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Box 1: Dwight Wilson DentonAdd to your cart.
 
Bar Code: 50094
Folder 1: Letters: William Derel Denton to Walter Bion Denton, 1935-1937Add to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Letters: William Derel Denton to Walter Bion Denton, 1938-1941Add to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Letters: James L. Adams Jr., 1937-1942Add to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Correspondence File (C), 1963-1966Add to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Correspondence File (D), 1963-1964Add to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Correspondence File (G), 1964Add to your cart.
 
Folder 7: Correspondence File (H), 1941-1966Add to your cart.
 
Folder 8: Correspondence File (L), 1964Add to your cart.
 
Folder 9: Correspondence File (R), 1964Add to your cart.
 
Folder 10: Correspondence File (S), 1963-1966Add to your cart.
 
Folder 11: Correspondence: Virginia, Maryland, National Archive, 1941-1958Add to your cart.
 
Folder 12: Rev. Benjamin Denton - Mary Sheppard, 1942-1963Add to your cart.
 
Folder 13: Benjamin Denton - Mary Sheppard, Simeon Denton, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photos
Folder 14: Benjamin Denton - Mary Sheppard, Mary Denton Brown, 1955-1960Add to your cart.
 
Folder 15: Benjamin Denton - Mary Sheppard, Mary Denton Brown, 1956-1962Add to your cart.
 
Folder 16: Benjamin Denton - Mary Sheppard, Mary Denton Brown, 1922, 1957Add to your cart.
 
Folder 17: Rev. Benjamin Denton - Mary Sheppard, Levi Denton, 1942-1966Add to your cart.
 
Folder 18: Benjamin Denton - Mary Sheppard, Levi Denton, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photos
Box 2: Dwight Wilson DentonAdd to your cart.
 
Bar Code: 50093
Folder 1: Benjamin Denton - Mary Sheppard Lines, Wesley G. Denton, 1936-1955Add to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Benjamin Denton - Mary Sheppard Lines, Wesley G. Denton, 1942-1964Add to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Benjamin Denton - Mary Sheppard, Wesley G. Denton, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photos
Folder 4: Benjamin Denton - Mary Sheppard Lines, Selah F. Denton, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Benjamin Denton - Mary Sheppard, Selah F. Denton, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photos
Folder 6: Benjamin Denton - Tabitha Jackson, Benjamin Denton Jr., 1954-1963Add to your cart.
 
Folder 7: Benjamin Denton - Tabitha Jackson, Benjamin Denton Jr., 1940-1963Add to your cart.
 
Folder 8: Benjamin Denton - Tabitha Jackson, Benjamin Denton Jr., undatedAdd to your cart.
Photos
Folder 9: Benjamin Denton - Tabitha Jackson Lines, Lorenzo Denton, 1902, 1941-1964Add to your cart.
 
Folder 10: Benjamin Denton - Tabitha Jackson, Lorenzo Denton, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photos
Folder 11: Benjamin Denton - Tabitha Jackson Lines, Susan Denton Rice, 1952-1965Add to your cart.
 
Folder 12: Benjamin Denton - Tabitha Jackson, Susan Denton Rice, 1957-1966Add to your cart.
 
Folder 13: Benjamin Denton - Tabitha Jackson, Susan Denton Rice, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photos
Folder 14: Benjamin Denton - Tabitha Jackson Lines, Margaret Ellen Denton Hutchens, 1954-1961Add to your cart.
 
Folder 15: Benjamin Denton - Tabitha Jackson, Margaret Ellen Denton Hutchens, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photos
Folder 16: Benjamin Denton - Tabitha Jackson Lines, Tabitha Denton Rice, 1962-1966Add to your cart.
 
Folder 17: Benjamin Denton - Tabitha Jackson, Tabitha Denton Rice, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photos
Folder 18: Benjamin Denton - Tabitha Jackson Lines,  Milton, John, and Jackson Denton, 1954Add to your cart.
 
Folder 19: Benjamin Denton, Isaac Denton "Girl" Denton, Phillip Denton, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 20: Benjamin Denton's Account & Notebook, 1821-1863Add to your cart.
 
Box 3: Dwight Wilson DentonAdd to your cart.
 
Bar Code: 50092
Folder 1: Phillip Dorsey Denton - Catherine Peterson-Smith Lines, Phillip Dorsey Denton, 1966, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Phillip Dorsey Denton - Catherine Peterson Smith Lines, John Hiett & Peterson-Smith Line, 1763, 1814, 1942-1951Add to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Phillip Dorsey Denton - Catherine P. Smith, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photos
Folder 4: Philip Dorsey Denton, Catherine Peterson-Smith, and Their Descendants, Harvey Wesley Denton, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Philip Dorsey Denton - Catherine P. Smith, Harvey W. Denton, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photos
Folder 6: Philip Dorsey Denton - Catherine Peterson-Smith Lines, Harvey Wesley Denton, Sophia G. Denton Cochran, 1941-1966Add to your cart.
 
Folder 7: Philip Dorsey Denton - Catherine Peterson-Smith Lines, Sophia G. Denton Cochan Wright, Emanda J. Denton, Philip Franklin Denton - 1st Marriage, 1942-1957Add to your cart.
 
Folder 8: Philip Dorsey Denton - Catherine P. Smith, Sophia G. Denton, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photos
Folder 9: Philip Dorsey Denton - Catherine Peterson-Smith Lines, Philip Franklin Denton - 2nd Marriage, 1942-1955Add to your cart.
 
Folder 10: Philip Dorsey Denton - Catherine Peterson-Smith, Philip Franklin Denton, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photos
Folder 11: Philip Dorsey Denton - Catherine Peterson-Smith, Matthias Denton, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photos
Folder 12: Philip Dorsey Denton (Samuel line - entered - Extra), undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 13: Philip Dorsey Denton - Catherine Peterson-Smith Lines, Receipts & Records, 1847-1908Add to your cart.
 
Folder 14: Philip Dorsey Denton - Catherine Peterson-Smith Lines, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photo of Ferne Denton
Folder 15: Denton Newspaper Clippings, 1961Add to your cart.
 
Folder 16: Unknown Photographs, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Box 4: Dwight Wilson DentonAdd to your cart.
 
Bar Code: 50091
Folder 1: James & Johnathan Denton, Philip Dorsey Denton, 1964-1965Add to your cart.
(Sellman and Robinson)
Folder 2: Jonathan & Hiram Denton, undatedAdd to your cart.
Kentucky
Folder 3: Rev. Richard Denton, undatedAdd to your cart.
Mostly S. E. Virginia Dentons
Folder 4: Rev. Richard Denton - Nathaniel and Daniel, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 5: "Some Decendants of Rev. Richard Denton", 1959Add to your cart.
 
Folder 6: John Sauage Denton Notes by D.W.  & L.G. Denton, October 2 & 3, 1961Add to your cart.
Copied at Franklin, Tennessee.
Folder 7: Jonathan and Susan Denton, 1966Add to your cart.
Illinois.
Folder 8: Marion G. Denton, 1943-1964Add to your cart.
 
Folder 9: William P. Denton & Melinda Jones, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 10: Rev. Richard Denton Line - Jonas & Jane Denton, 1965-1966Add to your cart.
 
Folder 11: William Denton, 1969Add to your cart.
 
Folder 12: William Denton, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photos
Folder 13: Kyle Correspondence, 1960Add to your cart.
 
Folder 14: Kyle & Walters, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photo
Folder 15: Clarence & Belle Kessler, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photos
Box 5: Dwight Wilson DentonAdd to your cart.
 
Bar Code: 50090
Folder 1: Indiana Brown's, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Mrs. Martha W. Robertson - Mrs. Audrey N Sanson, 1957-1958Add to your cart.

836 Shawnee Ave. Lafayette, Ind.

1208 Ball St. Lafayette, Ind.

Folder 3: Carroll M. Miller, 1965-1966Add to your cart.
Eugene, Oregon
Folder 4: Mrs. Maulder, Robert Barnes, 1966Add to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Denton - Buck, 1964Add to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Cook - Cornwell, 1958-1959Add to your cart.

Miss Alta H. Kibler

711 West 22 St.,

Kearney, Nebraska

Folder 7: Geckler - Gickler, 1958-1959, undatedAdd to your cart.

Mona Corbin East, Mrs. Charles M. East, Sr.

1741 E. Spring St.

New Albany, Indiana

Folder 8: Meeks - Christy, 1958Add to your cart.

Mr. John R. Phipps

1516 Lafayette Ave.

Mattoon, Illinois

Folder 9: George Bingaman - Barbs, 1958Add to your cart.

P.O. Box 247

Purell, Oklahoma

Folder 10: Sturgeon Line, 1958Add to your cart.
 
Folder 11: Teal Records & Tennessee Cousins, 1962, undatedAdd to your cart.
Frankfort, Kentucky
Box 6: Dwight Wilson DentonAdd to your cart.
 
Bar Code: 50089
Folder 1: Arkansas, Missouri, Mississippi, Nebraska, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Census Records, 1830-1860Add to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Census Records, 1850-1860Add to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Connecticut Records, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Illinois Marriages, 1824-1891Add to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Indiana and Illinois Census Records, 1820-1870Add to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Indiana & Illinois Census Records, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 7: Indiana & Illinois Dentons Records, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 8: Indiana & Illinois Courthouse Records, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 9: Indiana Marriages, August 9, 1961, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 10: Kentucky Field Trips Courthouse Records, 1962-1963Add to your cart.
 
Folder 11: Kentucky Field Trips Courthouse Records, 1962-1963Add to your cart.
 
Folder 12: Dwight Wilson Denton Kentucky Courthouse Records by D.W. and L.G. Denton, 1957, 1958, 1961Add to your cart.
 
Folder 13: Dwight Wilson Denton Kentucky Courthouse Records by D.W. and L.G. Denton, 1967,1958, 1961Add to your cart.
 
Box 7: Dwight Wilson DentonAdd to your cart.
 
Bar Code: 50088
Folder 1: Dwight Wilson Denton Kentucky Land Grants, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Dwight Wilson Denton Kentucky Courthouse Records, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Dwight Wilson Denton Maryland Notes, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Dwight Wilson Denton Maryland and Virginia Wills and Marriages Photostats and Typed Copies, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Dwight Wilson Denton Tennessee Census Records, 1820,1830,1840Add to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Dwight Wilson Denton New York State Census, 1790-1870Add to your cart.
 
Folder 7: Dwight Wilson Denton New York Wills, 1965Add to your cart.
 
Folder 8: Dwight Wilson Denton Fairfield, Ohio Cemeteries Listed by Wagner, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 9: Dwight Wilson Denton Fairfield County Cemeteries, Ohio, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 10: Dwight Wilson  Denton Tennessee Census Records, 1850Add to your cart.
 
Folder 11: Dwight Wilson Denton Tennessee Census Records, 1860-1870Add to your cart.
 
Folder 12: Dwight Wilson Denton Virginia Records, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 13: Dwight Wilson Denton Census Records, 1790,1800,1810,1820,1830,1840,1850,1860Add to your cart.
 
Box 8: Carolyn MillerAdd to your cart.
 
Bar Code: 50087
Folder 1: Dawkins, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Miscellaneous Denton Correspondence, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 3: George and Jennie 964-2967, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Open, 1965,1968Add to your cart.
 
Folder 5: John Denton Carter, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 6: William A. Denton, 1826-1897Add to your cart.
 
Folder 7: Immogene B. (Nee Hannen) Brown, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 8: Mrs.Frank Harrington, Sweetwater, Tennessee 37874, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 9: Rev. Richard Denton, circa 1603- circa 1663Add to your cart.
 
Folder 10: Louis Wilson Denton, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 11: Logan Family, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 12: Logan and Stewarts Families, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 13: Alexander, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 14: Antill Etc-Belonging to Ampthill Bedfordshire, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 15: Denton, Copy of Allman Letter, 1938Add to your cart.
 
Folder 16: Mrs. Smith Yucca Valley, Temp- Jason c. Page- Hillsboro, Kentucky, James Hunt - Muncie, Indiana, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 17: Kentucky, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 18: Denton Misc, Lloyd, Sally, Horning(Davey Nebr), Reg Dean(plus Spencer Tracey), undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 19: ODell, 1975Add to your cart.
 
Folder 20: Randy Miller, Miller Genealogy, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 21: Swem Index Sheets, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 22: Hunts, Dentons, 1967Add to your cart.
 
Folder 23: Denton, Mrs. Little Simmons, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 24: Hunt Archive Records, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 25: Maggie Wagener, Denton-Hunt, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Box 9: Carolyn MillerAdd to your cart.
 
Bar Code: 50086
Folder 1: Miller-Master Copy, Circa 1965Add to your cart.
 
Folder 2: J.W. Denton-Family, Lancaster County, Nebraska, B-Ind 1838, D-Nebr 1878 Lancaster Co-Burial Jordan Cemetary, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 3: News Items, Denton and Miller Et. Al, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Zerox Orig, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Notes of Booklet, Denton Research Notes, 1960-1980Add to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Nebraska State Historical Society, Library Materials, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 7: The Dawkins and Stewart Families of Virginia and Kentucky, 1968Add to your cart.
 
Folder 8: Joseph Denton and Family, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 9: Research Notes on Index Cards, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 10: C.M. Miller- Denton Line, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 11: Miller Family, 1964,1980Add to your cart.
 
Box 10: Hazel DentonAdd to your cart.
 
Bar Code: 50085
Folder 1: Jonathan Denton, Sr. and Descendants 1, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Jonathan Denton, Sr. and Descendants 2, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Jonathan Denton, Sr. and Descendants 3, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Jonathan Denton, Sr. ansd Descendants 4, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Box 11: Lynn Denton,N.G. Denron,Sydney Yetive Denton RamseyAdd to your cart.
 
Bar Code: 50084
Folder 1: Denton Family, Lynn Denton, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 2: N.G. Denton, John B. Denton, 1989,1991Add to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Sydney Yetive Denton Ramsey, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Box 12: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
 
Barcode: 706558
Box 13: Dwight Wilson, Denton ScrapbookAdd to your cart.
 
Barcode: 706411
Box 14: Denton Family – Unknown AccretionAdd to your cart.
 
Barcode: 642187
Note: Folders 1-9 in this Box were originally found within a box with a label that stated, “HM Denton Family Collection Boxes 1999-2005” while Folders 10-18 were originally found within a box with a label that stated, “Denton Family Dups”.  While the arrangement of these folders have been kept in their original order, their titles have been changed to better reflect their contents.
Folder 1: Correspondence and Denton Family Genealogy Notes, 1966Add to your cart.
 
Note: This folder originally had the title of “Box 1999: Dwight Wilson Denton Unmarked Folder (letters from Bertie)”.
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1963 and 1966Add to your cart.
Contains two letters, one is from Richard “Dick” Stracke, dated February 14, 1963, while the other letter is from M. Sisson (Tex), dated December 20, 1966.
Note: This folder originally had the title of “Box 1999: Folder 10”.
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1955 – 1960Add to your cart.
Contains correspondence from Mrs. Hite.
Note: This folder originally had the title of “Box 1999: Folder 14”.
Folder 4: Correspondence with Denton Family Genealogy Notes, September 9, 1966Add to your cart.
Contains paper with family genealogy notes.
Note: This folder originally had the title of “Box 1999: Folder 17”.
Folder 5: Correspondence, 1957 – 1958Add to your cart.
Contains two letters, one is from Grace, dated February 4, 1957, while the other one is from Stella, dated January 26, 1958.
Note: This folder originally had the title of “Box 2000: Folder 1”.
Folder 6: Correspondence, October 12, 1952Add to your cart.
Contains one letter from Grace Denton.
Note: This folder originally had the title of “Box 2000: Folder 2”.
Folder 7: Correspondence, May 5, 1955Add to your cart.
Contains one letter from Georgia.
Note: This folder originally had the title of “Box 2000: Folder 11”.
Folder 8: Correspondence, 1957 and 1961Add to your cart.
Contains two letters from Georgia addressed to Dwight and Louise.
Note: This folder originally had the title of “Box 2000: Folder 12”.
Folder 9: Correspondence, August 17, 1954Add to your cart.
 
Note: This folder originally had the title of “Box 2000: Folder 14”.
Folder 10: A Memorial Record for the Friends & Relatives of Van M. Denton, April 21, 1965Add to your cart.
 
Extent: 3
Folder 11: A Memorial Record for the Friends & Relatives of Claude Denton, August 27, 1966Add to your cart.
 
Folder 12: In Memory of Mrs. Mary J. (May) Shaver, February 8, 1959Add to your cart.
 
Extent: 2
Folder 13: Denton Family Genealogy Notes, August 30, 1941Add to your cart.
Contains Denton Family history notes on the Rev. Richard Denton line as well as the Rev. Douglas Austin Denton line from Margery Adams to her brother Jimmie.
Note: This folder originally had the title of “Copy from Box 1”.
Folder 14: Dwight Wilson Denton, John Savage Denton Notes by D.W. & L.G DentonAdd to your cart.
Contains an empty envelope, an Elkins Inter-Mountain Newspaper dated May 21, 1966, one notebook referenced as first part of the Whitley Womach booklet “Some descendants of Rev. Richard Denton”, and another notebook referenced as being part two of the Whitley’s Book.
Note: The title for this folder also originally contained, “(copied at Franklin Tennessee on October 2, 3, 1961)”.
Folder 15: Dwight Wilson Denton, Rev. Benjamin DentonAdd to your cart.
Contains newspaper clippings, notes, scanned documents, and a “History of Pine Grove, United Brethren Church” booklet.
Note: The title for this folder also originally contained, “( (copy from Prof. Allan R. Taylor)”.
Folder 16: Mrs. Mary J. (May) Shaver Newspaper Clipping ObituaryAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 17: Genealogy Notes from the Thomas & Margaret (Denton) Hutchens Bible, 1825 – 1878Add to your cart.
 
Folder 18: Scanned Marriage Record Notes, 1840 – 1948Add to your cart.
 

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