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Abraham John Denton, Jr.

Also Known As: "Abraham John"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Hempstead, Nassau County, Province of New York
Death: Died in Dunmore County, Province of Virginia
Place of Burial: Tom's Brook Cemetery, Tom's Brook, Shenandoah County, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Abraham Denton, Sr.; Abraham Denton, Sr.; Martha Denton and Martha Denton
Husband of Mary Sarah Denton and Mary Denton
Father of Abraham John Denton, III; Isaac Denton; Isaac Denton, Sr.; Samuel Denton; James Denton and 2 others
Brother of Martha Halstead

Occupation: Captain, Captain in French & Indian War in the Provincial Army in 1766
Managed by: Private User
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About Capt. Abraham Denton, Jr.

Captain Abraham Denton, 1700-1774

was a Captain in the Provincial Army of 1766.

See this website for Dentons who served in the armed forces:

http://www.dentongenealogy.org/Theyserved.htm -------------------- Capt. Abraham Denton

1700 - 1774

Title Capt.

Birth 1700 Hempstead, NY

Gender Male

Died 1774 Shenandoah Co., VA

Buried Tom's Brook Plantation, Shenandoah CO, VA

Person ID I096 Barnes

Last Modified 14 Aug 2010


Father Abraham Denton, b. Abt 1668, Hempstead, LI. NY , d. 1729, Orange Co., NY

Mother Martha Thorne, b. 1679, Woodstock, VA , d. 1730, Orange Co., NY

Married 1699 Orange Co., NY

Family ID F185 Group Sheet


Family Mary O'Dell, b. 1702, Woodstock, VA , d. 1779, Shenandoah Co., VA

Married 1725 Orange Co., NY

Children

	1. Samuel Denton,   b. 1734, Orange Co., NY ,   d. 1811, Pendleton District, SC 

Family ID F028 Group Sheet


Notes

Capt. Abraham II DENTON was born in 1700 in Hemstead, NY. Baptized on 12

Aug 1774. Died in 1774 in Shenandoah CO, VA. His will was presented

August 12, 1774. He died and is buried at Tom's Brook Plantation in

Shenandoah CO, VA. Abraham was a

Captain in the French and Indian War in the Provincial Army of 1766.

Abraham, according to sources in Orange CO, NY, had some problems with

local law and soon after left the county for a new home in the Shenandoah

County of Virginia. This was

in 1729 or 1730. Thus started the move westward, for his sons each moved

in different directions into the frontier. From The Tennessee Valley

Historical Review: "Abraham Denton, Junior, became involved with the law

in New York in about 1729-30.

He, along with some close relatives, left that state and headed for

Virginia, crossing the eastern part of Pennsylvania and the northwestern

part of Maryland. In the Valley of Virginia, then Orange County (later

Augusta County) and the upper

Virginia Valley, (Frederick, later Dunmore, and still later Shenandoah

County) we find Abraham and his family. Also about the same time, Jonas

Denton and others had reached the Virginia country. Samuel, Robert, James

and John Denton begin to

appear in the same general locality. The deeds in Frederick County

clearly prove that the Dentons were there as early as 1755 and became

prominent citizens." Abraham left a deed dated August 12, 1774 which was

signed by Mary Denton Little.

Dorothy Clock (Clark) Elizabeth Smith and Mary Pareson (Pearson) made

their marks. He married Mary O'DELL in 1725 in Orange CO, NY. Mary O'DELL

was born in 1702 in Woodstock, VA.Abraham's will was written August 12,

1774 and probated September

27, 1774 in Shenandoah CO, VA. Died in 1779 in Shenandoah, VA. Will book

A, page 200, Woodstock Shenandoah CO, VA pgs. 228-229. Administration and

inventory of estate and apportionment. Heirs: Elizabeth Smith, Hannah

Smith and Daridea Clock

(Clark). These were probably Mary's sisters who took care of her in her

old age as her children had already moved on by the time her husband died.

[denton.GED]

Capt. Abraham II DENTON was born in 1700 in Hemstead, NY. Baptized on 12

Aug 1774. Died in 1774 in Shenandoah CO, VA. His will was presented

August 12, 1774. He died and is buried at Tom's Brook Plantation in

Shenandoah CO, VA. Abraham was a Captain in the French and Indian War in

the Provincial Army of 1766.

Abraham, according to sources in Orange CO, NY, had some problems with

local law and soon after left the county for a new home in the Shenandoah

County of Virginia. This was in 1729 or 1730. Thus started the move

westward, for his sons each moved in different directions into the

frontier.

From The Tennessee Valley Historical Review: "Abraham Denton, Junior,

became involved with the law in New York in about 1729-30. He, along with

some close relatives, left that state and headed for Virginia, crossing

the eastern part of Pennsylvania and the northwestern part of Maryland.

In the Valley of Virginia, then Orange County (later Augusta County) and

the upper Virginia Valley, (Frederick, later Dunmore, and still later

Shenandoah County) we find Abraham and his family. Also about the same

time, Jonas Denton and others had reached the Virginia country. Samuel,

Robert, James and John Denton begin to appear in the same general

locality. The deeds in Frederick County clearly prove that the Dentons

were there as early as 1755 and became prominent citizens."

Abraham left a deed dated August 12, 1774 which was signed by Mary Denton

Little. Dorothy Clock (Clark) Elizabeth Smith and Mary Pareson (Pearson)

made their marks.

He married Mary O'DELL in 1725 in Orange CO, NY. Mary O'DELL was born in 1702 in Woodstock, VA.Abraham's will was written August 12, 1774 and probated September 27, 1774 in Shenandoah CO, VA. Died in 1779 in Shenandoah, VA. Will book A, page 200, Woodstock Shenandoah CO, VA pgs. 228-229. Administration and inventory of estate and apportionment. Heirs: Elizabeth Smith, Hannah Smith and Daridea Clock (Clark). These were probably Mary's sisters who took care of her in her old age as her children had already moved on by the time her husband died.

[Denton.ged]

"Abraham, according to sources in Orange CO, NY, had some problems with local law and soon after left the county for a new home in the Shenandoah County of Virginia. This was in 1729 or 1730. Thus started the move westward, for his sons each moved in different directions into the frontier."

Abraham's will was written August 12, 1774 and probated September 27, 1774 in Shenandoah CO, VA.

From The Tennessee Valley Historical Review: "Abraham Denton, Junior, became involved with the law in New York in about 1729-30. He, along with some close relatives, left that state and headed for Virginia, crossing the eastern part of Pennsylvania and the northwestern part of Maryland. In the Valley of Virginia, then Orange County (later Augusta County) and the upper Virginia Valley, (Frederick, later Dunmore, and still later Shenandoah County) we find Abraham and his family. Also about the same time, Jonas Denton and others had reached the Virginia country.

Samuel, Robert, James and John Denton begin to appear in the same general locality. The deeds in Frederick County clearly prove that the Dentons were there as early as 1755 and became prominent citizens."

Abraham left a deed dated August 12, 1774 which was signed by Mary Denton Little. Dorothy Clock (Clark) Elizabeth Smith and Mary Pareson (Pearson)

made their marks. By this information, Mary Little was still living in 1774 and had enough education to sign her name.

Abraham was a Captain in the French and Indian War in the Provincial Army of 1766.

As the older generation died off, the younger ones became less rooted in the old lands and soon started departing for the southwest.

His will was presented August 12, 1774. He died at the Tom's Brook Plantation in Shenandoah CO, VA.

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Capt. Abraham Denton, Jr.'s Timeline

1700
1700
Hempstead, Nassau County, Province of New York
1725
1725
Age 25
ORANGE, NEW YORK, (ROCKLAND)
1726
1726
Age 26
Orange, New York, USA
1729
February 14, 1729
Age 29
Orange Co, NY
1733
1733
Age 33
Shenandoah, Virginia, USA
1734
1734
Age 34
Orange Co., New York, British Colony
1735
1735
Age 35
Orange County, New York, United States
1736
July 22, 1736
Age 36
Shenandoah, Virginia
1737
1737
Age 37
Page County, Province of Virginia
1774
August 12, 1774
Age 74
Dunmore County, Province of Virginia