Alexander S. Denton

Male1830–before 1870

Brief Life History 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 3 daughters. He lived in Barren, Kentucky, United States in 1860. He died before 1870.

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Alexander S. Denton
Elizabeth Huffman
Marriage: 24 July 1854
Malissa Denton
John Denton
Laura Bertha Denton
Minnie Denton

Sources (10)

  • Alexr S Denton, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Alexander S. Denton, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Alexander Denton in entry for Malisa Denton, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 July 1854Barren, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (4)

    World Events (6)

    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.


    Age 16

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

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

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

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