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On July 15, 2006 Sue Montgomery passed away.

This site was her labor of love for years.

This site will be kept active and is dedicated to the memory of Sue Montgomery.

CONTACT DARCY ... Sue' s Daughter

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"Let us read and recollect and impress upon our souls the views and ends of our more immediate forefathers, in exchanging their native country for a dreary, inhospitable wilderness . . . Recollect their amazing fortitude, their bitter sufferings -- the hunger, the nakedness, the cold, which they patiently endured -- the severe labors of clearing their grounds, building their houses, raising their provisions, amidst dangers from wild beasts and savage men, before they had time or money or materials for commerce.  Recollect the civil and religious principles and hopes and expectations which constantly supported and carried them through all hardships with patience and resignation.

 Let us recollect it was liberty, the hope of liberty, for themselves and us and ours, which conquered all discouragements, dangers, and trials

John Adams

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It is with great appreciation that I acknowledge the dozens of Denton and allied family members who have shared their personal family information so generously. The information contained in these pages is the result of the work of many people over the span of many decades, which, along with my own research, I have compiled over the last several years. It is on-going and we are open to and welcome all additions and/or corrections.   What you will find here are about 20 generations of descendants of Rev. Richard Denton who came to America in 1635.  Other Denton lines represented here include the family of David and Rachel Scholl Denton.

Somewhat unique in family histories, what you will find below
are stories of people who are mostly related to each other by blood and so also to many of us Denton researchers. 
If you are a Denton descendant, you are most likely reading here about your own family. 


Sue Montgomery

If you have Denton or related family,
we invite you to join the Denton list
(instructions at bottom of page) and
submit your questions to the list. 

This site is dedicated with
loving appreciation to
my Grandmother,

Margaret Linda Denton Brummett

and to my Mother,

Nona Mae Brummett Montgomery

Sue Montgomery

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Gram, Mom and me in April 1946.

Civil War Poetry from Mom's Childhood

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God Bless the Republic and those whose sacrifice
has given and maintained our freedom!

1725 to 2005
Dentons and Related Families in the Military

Admiral and Senator Jeremiah Denton

Major General Frank Marion Denton
Army of the United States

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"I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I --
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference."
Robert Frost

Some Denton Biographies and Wills
Includes list of Dentons currently on the DAR Patriot List

Alpha Index of Surnames

List of Each Surname in Database

Downloadable Gedcom Files

Letters of Genealogist, Dwight W. Denton (1956-1957)

The Oldest Burial Ground in Hempstead
from the New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, 1923
With our thanks to Bob Cassidy

18th Century Letters from Dentons and Related Families

1986 Denton Dispatch Vol. 1, No.1
Denton Dispatch Vol. 1, No. 2
Denton Dispatch Vol. 1, No. 3
Denton Dispatch Vol. 1, No. 4
1987 Denton Dispatch Vol. 2, No. 1
Denton Dispatch Vol. 2, No. 2

Obituaries of This and Other Times 
We invite you to send along obituaries from your family to add to this page.

Dentons Buried in Sevier CO, TN
With thanks to Robert Palmer

Denton Cemetery Pictures

Page 2 Denton Cemetery Pictures

My Two Lines of Brummetts

My Montgomerys

Early Photos of My Scott CO, IN Montgomerys

Research In Progress

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Complete text of the 1670 book

A Brief Description of New York
by Daniel Denton (1626-1703)

Richard Gildersleeve
from "A Biographical By-Path Through New England History" 1893
Compatriot of Rev. Richard Denton, his daughter married John Rock Smith

Image of 1643 Deed for the Purchase of Hempstead,
Long Island from the Indians.

including a 1630 Dutch map of New Netherlands.

The Smiths of Nassau - John Smith, Rock by Martha Bockee Flint, 1899
and The Origin of the Name "Rock Smith"
Many of us share the same ancestor, John Rock Smith, whose daughter
Mary married Samuel Denton in 1656 in Hempstead, Long Island, NY.

  The Denton Coat of Arms 
and History of the Name Denton

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Our Loyalist Dentons - Descendants of Joseph (1752-1835)
Great Thanks to Rev. David Chisling

An article about Edward and Catherine Blasingame Denton
Thanks, Mary!

Samuel Denton, Andrew Jackson & the Battle of New Orleans
Thanks to Caleb Teffeteller

Winfield Kirkpatrick and George Kirkpatrick Denton
Father and Son Congressmen from Indiana

The Harper Brothers
Grandsons of Phoebe Denton & Founders of the Publishing Empire

The Diary of Sarah Foote's Move from Ohio
to the Wisconsin Territory in 1846

Descended from Nathaniel Foote of Wethersfield
Special Thanks to Don Denton

A Cousin by Marriage -- The Great Jim Thorpe
Designated America's Athlete of the Century by U.S. Congress!

Grace Francis Thorpe -- Daughter of Jim Thorpe 
Champion of Nuclear Free Native American Lands

David and Rachel Scholl Denton 
including their son's 'Encounter with the James Gang" 
by Marion Paris Marriott 

John T. Denton
Kansas State Senator
with appreciation to Charla Gatz Johnson

John Burnard Denton 
Lawyer, Preacher, Indian Fighter and Namesake of Denton, Texas
with thanks to Mike Cochran

Elmer Ephraim Ellsworth
First Hero of the Union Army

John Hamilton Chasteen Denton
A must-read story!

It was bound to happen!  A Denton Murder!
Denton Brothers Prosecuted by Abraham Lincoln, 1846
Thanks to Bill Rae

Noah and Solomon Denton
by William Baker

James Presley Denton
WPA Interview from Claudia Denton

Rev. Isaac Denton, Sr. 1776-1848

Rev. Isaac Denton, Jr. 1806-1893

John Denton of the Donner Party 
by Doris McDuffee Denton

Raynor Rock Smith
Thanks to Mac from Long Island Genealogy

Poetry of William Nicholas Denton (1864-1926) 

Jackson (TN) Newspaper Article
About Bennie Denton

Poetry of Roy Denton  

In Tribute to William Derel Denton
One of the great Denton Family researchers, Bill
passed away in October, 2000

McHeritage of the Dentons!
 Great story!

O Pioneers!
A fascinating true story of a very famous early pioneer

The 'Original' Lorenzo Dow
Circuit Riding Preacher 

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History and Pictures of Dentons in England
by Marion Paris Mariott 

Our Present-day Denton Family Pictures!

Denton 'PlacesReturn' Pictures  

  Old Denton Family Pictures 

Page Two of Old Denton Family Pictures 

Page Three of Old Denton Family Pictures

Page Four of Old Denton Family Pictures

   Page Five of Old Denton Family Pictures

Page Six of Old Denton Family Pictures

A few pictures of Dentons we cannot place
Do you know these Dentons?

Page Two of Unknown Dentons

Pictures of Six Generations of
Sue Montgomery's Family

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Letter from Robert Lee Denton About his Family
(Both of Bob's parents were Dentons)
Thanks to Tom Perry for sharing his cousin's letter.

Trek to Kentucky and a Trip to Grandma's
The overland journey of John H. Denton, Jr. (1887-1966)
by Stelle Denton Anthony

Stelle's Childhood Memories
by Stelle Denton Anthony

Trip to the 1934 World's Fair
From his father's diary
by Donald R. Denton

Memories of Trains
From the childhood of Lewis Denton

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Patry Denton
and her husband,

Larry Denton
Husband and Wife Artists

Ivan Denton
Ozark Master Woodcarver

and his brother:

Pedro Denton
"Boats of Alaska"

Sherman Foote Denton
Images from original
Chromolithographs painted for the
New York State Fish, Forest and Game Commission Report (circa 1895)

Charles Ewing
Owner of Ewing Fine Art Gallery in Cimarron, NM

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Awards received by our site

Earlier Awards received by our site

An Old-Time "Recipe" for Wash Day

The Census Taker -- A Poem

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We invite you to join the Denton Family E-mail Discussion List
at RootsWeb to further explore Denton and related family genealogy
and possibly even meet new cousins!  
Click here and type only the word 'subscribe' in the message area.

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Col. Charles Ervin Shelton, U.S.A.F.
Sue adopted a missing American hero.
Please stop by to learn about him.

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08 Jan 2010 15:35:48 -0800

© 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
This site was lovingly created by Sue Montgomery in celebration of family and is
now maintained by her daughter, Darcy Dunaway Cole with the help of webmaster, Roy Denton!

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