Alexander S. Denton

1830–Male
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Alexander S.

Alexander S. Denton was born in 1830, in Tennessee, United States. He married Elizabeth Huffman on 24 July 1854, in Barren, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter.

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Alexander S. Denton
1830–
Elizabeth Huffman
1830–
Marriage: 24 July 1854
Malissa Denton
1855–
John Denton
1859–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
24 July 1854
Barren, Kentucky, United States
children

(2)

    Malissa Denton

    Female1855–Female

    John Denton

    Male1859–Male

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 0

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 5

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.
1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 32

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: habitational name from any of the numerous places so called. The vast majority, including those in Cambridgeshire, Cumbria, Dumfries, County Durham, Kent, Lancashire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Northumberland, Oxfordshire, Sussex, and West Yorkshire, are named from Old English denu ‘valley’ ( see Dean 1) + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. An isolated example in Northamptonshire appears in Domesday Book as Dodintone ‘settlement associated with Dodda’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • A. Denton in entry for John Denton, "Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960"
  • Alexander Denton in entry for Malissa, "Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960"
  • Alexander Denton in entry for Malissa Denton, "Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960"

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