Anna Denton

1794–before 1894 (Age 100)
Jefferson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Anna

When Anna Denton was born in 1794, in Jefferson, Tennessee, United States, her father, George Denton, was 13 and her mother, Hester Layman, was 13. She married Richard Ball on 30 July 1817, in Garrard, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died before 1894, at the age of 99.

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Richard Ball
Anna Denton
Marriage: 30 July 1817
George Denton Ball

Spouse and Children

30 July 1817
Garrard, Kentucky, United States


Parents and Siblings





    Josiah H. Denton



    Lemeul Denton


+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 0

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1796 · Tennessee Becomes a State

Age 2

On June 1, 1796, Tennessee became the 16th state.
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 26

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

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’.

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

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Sources (1)

  • Kentucky County Marriages about Anny Denton and Richard Ball; Garrard, Kentucky

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