01/HM. 61 Guide to the Denton Family Collection Denton Family Collection Finding Aid Authors: Marissa Posada, Daniel Lucio and Rachel Motes.

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Guide to the Denton Family Collection 1820/1991 University of North Texas Special Collections Overview of the Collection Denton Family Collection 1820-1991 01/HM. 61 14.00 English University of North Texas Special Collections
University of North Texas, Willis Library 1155 Union Circle # 305190 Denton, TX, URL: https://library.unt.edu/special-collections/
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.
Administrative Information Acquisition Information:

This collection was a donation to the UNT Archives from the Denton family itself.

Conditions Governing Use:

Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Special Collections department. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Conditions Governing Access:

Selected items in this collection are restricted. Please contact the UNT Special Collections for more information.

Preferred Citation:

Denton Family Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections

Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:

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.

Arrangement of Materials:

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.

Scope and Contents

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.

Detailed List of Contents id67560 1 Dwight Wilson Denton 50094 id67571 1 1 Letters: William Derel Denton to Walter Bion Denton 1935-1937 id67572 1 2 Letters: William Derel Denton to Walter Bion Denton 1938-1941 id67573 1 3 Letters: James L. Adams Jr. 1937-1942 id67574 1 4 Correspondence File (C) 1963-1966 id67575 1 5 Correspondence File (D) 1963-1964 id67576 1 6 Correspondence File (G) 1964 id67577 1 7 Correspondence File (H) 1941-1966 id67578 1 8 Correspondence File (L) 1964 id67579 1 9 Correspondence File (R) 1964 id67580 1 10 Correspondence File (S) 1963-1966 id67581 1 11 Correspondence: Virginia, Maryland, National Archive 1941-1958 id67582 1 12 Rev. Benjamin Denton - Mary Sheppard 1942-1963 id67583 1 13 Benjamin Denton - Mary Sheppard, Simeon Denton undated Scope and Contents

Photos

id67584 1 14 Benjamin Denton - Mary Sheppard, Mary Denton Brown 1955-1960 id67585 1 15 Benjamin Denton - Mary Sheppard, Mary Denton Brown 1956-1962 id67586 1 16 Benjamin Denton - Mary Sheppard, Mary Denton Brown 1922, 1957 id67587 1 17 Rev. Benjamin Denton - Mary Sheppard, Levi Denton 1942-1966 id67588 1 18 Benjamin Denton - Mary Sheppard, Levi Denton undated Scope and Contents

Photos

id67561 2 Dwight Wilson Denton 50093 id67715 2 1 Benjamin Denton - Mary Sheppard Lines, Wesley G. Denton 1936-1955 id67716 2 2 Benjamin Denton - Mary Sheppard Lines, Wesley G. Denton 1942-1964 id67717 2 3 Benjamin Denton - Mary Sheppard, Wesley G. Denton undated Scope and Contents

Photos

id67718 2 4 Benjamin Denton - Mary Sheppard Lines, Selah F. Denton undated id67719 2 5 Benjamin Denton - Mary Sheppard, Selah F. Denton undated Scope and Contents

Photos

id67720 2 6 Benjamin Denton - Tabitha Jackson, Benjamin Denton Jr. 1954-1963 id67721 2 7 Benjamin Denton - Tabitha Jackson, Benjamin Denton Jr. 1940-1963 id67722 2 8 Benjamin Denton - Tabitha Jackson, Benjamin Denton Jr. undated Scope and Contents

Photos

id67723 2 9 Benjamin Denton - Tabitha Jackson Lines, Lorenzo Denton 1902, 1941-1964 id67724 2 10 Benjamin Denton - Tabitha Jackson, Lorenzo Denton undated Scope and Contents

Photos

id67725 2 11 Benjamin Denton - Tabitha Jackson Lines, Susan Denton Rice 1952-1965 id67726 2 12 Benjamin Denton - Tabitha Jackson, Susan Denton Rice 1957-1966 id67727 2 13 Benjamin Denton - Tabitha Jackson, Susan Denton Rice undated Scope and Contents

Photos

id67728 2 14 Benjamin Denton - Tabitha Jackson Lines, Margaret Ellen Denton Hutchens 1954-1961 id67729 2 15 Benjamin Denton - Tabitha Jackson, Margaret Ellen Denton Hutchens undated Scope and Contents

Photos

id67730 2 16 Benjamin Denton - Tabitha Jackson Lines, Tabitha Denton Rice 1962-1966 id67731 2 17 Benjamin Denton - Tabitha Jackson, Tabitha Denton Rice undated Scope and Contents

Photos

id67732 2 18 Benjamin Denton - Tabitha Jackson Lines, Milton, John, and Jackson Denton 1954 id67733 2 19 Benjamin Denton, Isaac Denton "Girl" Denton, Phillip Denton undated id67734 2 20 Benjamin Denton's Account & Notebook 1821-1863
id67562 3 Dwight Wilson Denton 50092 id67937 3 1 Phillip Dorsey Denton - Catherine Peterson-Smith Lines, Phillip Dorsey Denton 1966, undated id67938 3 2 Phillip Dorsey Denton - Catherine Peterson Smith Lines, John Hiett & Peterson-Smith Line 1763, 1814, 1942-1951 id67939 3 3 Phillip Dorsey Denton - Catherine P. Smith undated Scope and Contents

Photos

id67940 3 4 Philip Dorsey Denton, Catherine Peterson-Smith, and Their Descendants, Harvey Wesley Denton undated id67941 3 5 Philip Dorsey Denton - Catherine P. Smith, Harvey W. Denton undated Scope and Contents

Photos

id67942 3 6 Philip Dorsey Denton - Catherine Peterson-Smith Lines, Harvey Wesley Denton, Sophia G. Denton Cochran 1941-1966 id67943 3 7 Philip Dorsey Denton - Catherine Peterson-Smith Lines, Sophia G. Denton Cochan Wright, Emanda J. Denton, Philip Franklin Denton - 1st Marriage 1942-1957 id67944 3 8 Philip Dorsey Denton - Catherine P. Smith, Sophia G. Denton undated Scope and Contents

Photos

id67945 3 9 Philip Dorsey Denton - Catherine Peterson-Smith Lines, Philip Franklin Denton - 2nd Marriage 1942-1955 id67946 3 10 Philip Dorsey Denton - Catherine Peterson-Smith, Philip Franklin Denton undated Scope and Contents

Photos

id67947 3 11 Philip Dorsey Denton - Catherine Peterson-Smith, Matthias Denton undated Scope and Contents

Photos

id67948 3 12 Philip Dorsey Denton (Samuel line - entered - Extra) undated id67949 3 13 Philip Dorsey Denton - Catherine Peterson-Smith Lines, Receipts & Records 1847-1908 id67950 3 14 Philip Dorsey Denton - Catherine Peterson-Smith Lines undated Scope and Contents

Photo of Ferne Denton

id67951 3 15 Denton Newspaper Clippings 1961 id67952 3 16 Unknown Photographs undated
id67563 4 Dwight Wilson Denton 50091 id67974 4 1 James & Johnathan Denton, Philip Dorsey Denton 1964-1965 Scope and Contents

(Sellman and Robinson)

id67975 4 2 Jonathan & Hiram Denton undated Scope and Contents

Kentucky

id67976 4 3 Rev. Richard Denton undated Scope and Contents

Mostly S. E. Virginia Dentons

id67977 4 4 Rev. Richard Denton - Nathaniel and Daniel undated id67978 4 5 "Some Decendants of Rev. Richard Denton" 1959 id67979 4 6 John Sauage Denton Notes by D.W.  & L.G. Denton October 2 & 3, 1961 Scope and Contents

Copied at Franklin, Tennessee.

id67980 4 7 Jonathan and Susan Denton 1966 Scope and Contents

Illinois.

id67981 4 8 Marion G. Denton 1943-1964 id67982 4 9 William P. Denton & Melinda Jones undated id67983 4 10 Rev. Richard Denton Line - Jonas & Jane Denton 1965-1966 id67984 4 11 William Denton 1969 id67985 4 12 William Denton undated Scope and Contents

Photos

id67986 4 13 Kyle Correspondence 1960 id67987 4 14 Kyle & Walters undated Scope and Contents

Photo

id67988 4 15 Clarence & Belle Kessler undated Scope and Contents

Photos

id67564 5 Dwight Wilson Denton 50090 id68004 5 1 Indiana Brown's undated id68005 5 2 Mrs. Martha W. Robertson - Mrs. Audrey N Sanson 1957-1958 Scope and Contents

836 Shawnee Ave. Lafayette, Ind. 1208 Ball St. Lafayette, Ind.

id68006 5 3 Carroll M. Miller 1965-1966 Scope and Contents

Eugene, Oregon

id68007 5 4 Mrs. Maulder, Robert Barnes 1966 id68008 5 5 Denton - Buck 1964 id68009 5 6 Cook - Cornwell 1958-1959 Scope and Contents

Miss Alta H. Kibler 711 West 22 St., Kearney, Nebraska

id68010 5 7 Geckler - Gickler 1958-1959, undated Scope and Contents

Mona Corbin East, Mrs. Charles M. East, Sr. 1741 E. Spring St. New Albany, Indiana

id68011 5 8 Meeks - Christy 1958 Scope and Contents

Mr. John R. Phipps 1516 Lafayette Ave. Mattoon, Illinois

id68012 5 9 George Bingaman - Barbs 1958 Scope and Contents

P.O. Box 247 Purell, Oklahoma

id68013 5 10 Sturgeon Line 1958 id68014 5 11 Teal Records & Tennessee Cousins 1962, undated Scope and Contents

Frankfort, Kentucky

id67565 6 Dwight Wilson Denton 50089 id68086 6 1 Arkansas, Missouri, Mississippi, Nebraska, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Census Records 1830-1860 id68087 6 2 Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Census Records 1850-1860 id68088 6 3 Connecticut Records undated id68089 6 4 Illinois Marriages 1824-1891 id68090 6 5 Indiana and Illinois Census Records 1820-1870 id68091 6 6 Indiana & Illinois Census Records undated id68092 6 7 Indiana & Illinois Dentons Records undated id68093 6 8 Indiana & Illinois Courthouse Records undated id68094 6 9 Indiana Marriages August 9, 1961, undated id68095 6 10 Kentucky Field Trips Courthouse Records 1962-1963 id68096 6 11 Kentucky Field Trips Courthouse Records 1962-1963 id68097 6 12 Dwight Wilson Denton Kentucky Courthouse Records by D.W. and L.G. Denton 1957, 1958, 1961 id68098 6 13 Dwight Wilson Denton Kentucky Courthouse Records by D.W. and L.G. Denton 1967,1958, 1961 id67566 7 Dwight Wilson Denton 50088 id81446 7 1 Dwight Wilson Denton Kentucky Land Grants undated id81452 7 2 Dwight Wilson Denton Kentucky Courthouse Records undated id81453 7 3 Dwight Wilson Denton Maryland Notes undated id81850 7 4 Dwight Wilson Denton Maryland and Virginia Wills and Marriages Photostats and Typed Copies undated id81851 7 5 Dwight Wilson Denton Tennessee Census Records 1820,1830,1840 id81853 7 6 Dwight Wilson Denton New York State Census 1790-1870 id81854 7 7 Dwight Wilson Denton New York Wills 1965 id81857 7 8 Dwight Wilson Denton Fairfield, Ohio Cemeteries Listed by Wagner undated id81859 7 9 Dwight Wilson Denton Fairfield County Cemeteries, Ohio undated id81860 7 10 Dwight Wilson Denton Tennessee Census Records 1850 id81861 7 11 Dwight Wilson Denton Tennessee Census Records 1860-1870 id81862 7 12 Dwight Wilson Denton Virginia Records undated id81863 7 13 Dwight Wilson Denton Census Records 1790,1800,1810,1820,1830,1840,1850,1860 id67567 8 Carolyn Miller 50087 id81866 8 1 Dawkins undated id81867 8 2 Miscellaneous Denton Correspondence undated id81868 8 3 George and Jennie 964-2967 undated id81869 8 4 Open 1965,1968 id81872 8 5 John Denton Carter undated id81873 8 6 William A. Denton 1826-1897 id81875 8 7 Immogene B. (Nee Hannen) Brown undated id81879 8 8 Mrs.Frank Harrington, Sweetwater, Tennessee 37874 undated id81881 8 9 Rev. Richard Denton circa 1603- circa 1663 id81882 8 10 Louis Wilson Denton undated id81883 8 11 Logan Family undated id81884 8 12 Logan and Stewarts Families undated id81885 8 13 Alexander undated id81886 8 14 Antill Etc-Belonging to Ampthill Bedfordshire undated id81887 8 15 Denton, Copy of Allman Letter 1938 id81889 8 16 Mrs. Smith Yucca Valley, Temp- Jason c. Page- Hillsboro, Kentucky, James Hunt - Muncie, Indiana undated id81890 8 17 Kentucky undated id81891 8 18 Denton Misc, Lloyd, Sally, Horning(Davey Nebr), Reg Dean(plus Spencer Tracey) undated id81899 8 19 ODell 1975 id81902 8 20 Randy Miller, Miller Genealogy undated id81905 8 21 Swem Index Sheets undated id81906 8 22 Hunts, Dentons 1967 id81908 8 23 Denton, Mrs. Little Simmons undated id81910 8 24 Hunt Archive Records undated id81912 8 25 Maggie Wagener, Denton-Hunt undated id67568 9 Carolyn Miller 50086 id81915 9 1 Miller-Master Copy Circa 1965 id81917 9 2 J.W. Denton-Family, Lancaster County, Nebraska, B-Ind 1838, D-Nebr 1878 Lancaster Co-Burial Jordan Cemetary undated id81918 9 3 News Items, Denton and Miller Et. Al undated id81922 9 4 Zerox Orig undated id81925 9 5 Notes of Booklet, Denton Research Notes 1960-1980 id81928 9 6 Nebraska State Historical Society, Library Materials undated id81929 9 7 The Dawkins and Stewart Families of Virginia and Kentucky 1968 id81935 9 8 Joseph Denton and Family undated id81937 9 9 Research Notes on Index Cards undated id81946 9 10 C.M. Miller- Denton Line undated id81948 9 11 Miller Family 1964,1980 id67569 10 Hazel Denton 50085 id81951 10 1 Jonathan Denton, Sr. and Descendants 1 undated id81955 10 2 Jonathan Denton, Sr. and Descendants 2 undated id81956 10 3 Jonathan Denton, Sr. and Descendants 3 undated id81959 10 4 Jonathan Denton, Sr. ansd Descendants 4 undated id67570 11 Lynn Denton,N.G. Denron,Sydney Yetive Denton Ramsey 50084 id81986 11 1 Denton Family, Lynn Denton undated id81988 11 2 N.G. Denton, John B. Denton 1989,1991 id81989 11 3 Sydney Yetive Denton Ramsey undated id129437 12 Photographs 706558 id135067 13 Dwight Wilson, Denton Scrapbook 706411 id180262 14 Denton Family – Unknown Accretion 642187

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.

id180263 14 1 Correspondence and Denton Family Genealogy Notes 1966

This folder originally had the title of “Box 1999: Dwight Wilson Denton Unmarked Folder (letters from Bertie)”.

id180264 14 2 Correspondence 1963 and 1966

This folder originally had the title of “Box 1999: Folder 10”.

Scope and Contents

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.

id180265 14 3 Correspondence 1955 – 1960

This folder originally had the title of “Box 1999: Folder 14”.

Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence from Mrs. Hite.

id180266 14 4 Correspondence with Denton Family Genealogy Notes September 9, 1966

This folder originally had the title of “Box 1999: Folder 17”.

Scope and Contents

Contains paper with family genealogy notes.

id180267 14 5 Correspondence 1957 – 1958

This folder originally had the title of “Box 2000: Folder 1”.

Scope and Contents

Contains two letters, one is from Grace, dated February 4, 1957, while the other one is from Stella, dated January 26, 1958.

id180268 14 6 Correspondence October 12, 1952

This folder originally had the title of “Box 2000: Folder 2”.

Scope and Contents

Contains one letter from Grace Denton.

id180269 14 7 Correspondence May 5, 1955

This folder originally had the title of “Box 2000: Folder 11”.

Scope and Contents

Contains one letter from Georgia.

id180270 14 8 Correspondence 1957 and 1961

This folder originally had the title of “Box 2000: Folder 12”.

Scope and Contents

Contains two letters from Georgia addressed to Dwight and Louise.

id180271 14 9 Correspondence August 17, 1954

This folder originally had the title of “Box 2000: Folder 14”.

id180272 14 10 A Memorial Record for the Friends & Relatives of Van M. Denton April 21, 1965 3 id180273 14 11 A Memorial Record for the Friends & Relatives of Claude Denton August 27, 1966 id180275 14 12 In Memory of Mrs. Mary J. (May) Shaver February 8, 1959 2 id180276 14 13 Denton Family Genealogy Notes August 30, 1941

This folder originally had the title of “Copy from Box 1”.

Scope and Contents

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.

id180281 14 14 Dwight Wilson Denton, John Savage Denton Notes by D.W. & L.G Denton

The title for this folder also originally contained, “(copied at Franklin Tennessee on October 2, 3, 1961)”.

Scope and Contents

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.

id180282 14 15 Dwight Wilson Denton, Rev. Benjamin Denton

The title for this folder also originally contained, “( (copy from Prof. Allan R. Taylor)”.

Scope and Contents

Contains newspaper clippings, notes, scanned documents, and a “History of Pine Grove, United Brethren Church” booklet.

id180283 14 16 Mrs. Mary J. (May) Shaver Newspaper Clipping Obituary id180284 14 17 Genealogy Notes from the Thomas & Margaret (Denton) Hutchens Bible 1825 – 1878 id180285 14 18 Scanned Marriage Record Notes 1840 – 1948