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Abraham Denton (b. Abt. 1700, d. Abt. 1774)Abraham Denton (son of Abraham Denton and Martha Thorne) was born Abt. 1700 in Hempstead, Long Island, New York, and died Abt. 1774 in Toms Brook, Shenandoah County, Virginia.He married Mary O'Dell on Abt. 1725 in Orange County, New York, daughter of Samuel O'Dell and Patience ?.
Notes for Abraham Denton:
1729-bought land from his father, Abraham Denton Sr. -Orange Co. NY deed.
1734-Abraham Denton, Jr. pleads quilty (not sure to what) in court of Orangetown, NY.He supposedly left Long Island because he was in trouble with the law and moved to VA.
From the TN Valley Historical Review: " Abraham Denton, Junior, became involved with the law in NY in about 1729-30.He, along with some close relatives, left that state and headed for VA, crossing the eastern part of PA and the northwestern part of MD.In the Valley of VA, then Orange Co.(later Augusta Co.) and the upper VA Valley (Frederick, later Dunmore, and still later Shenandoah) we find Abraham and his family.Also about the same time, Jonas Denton and others had reached the VA country.Samuel, Robert, James, and John denton begin to appear in the same general locality.The deeds in Frederick Co. prove that the Dentons were there as early as 1755 and became prominent citizens."
1750-owns land in Augusta Co. VA on branches of the Shenandoah and Toms Brook Rivers.
1765-Capt. in Am Revolution (too old?)
2 May 1768; Bk 12, p. 254-Between Abraham Denton of the county of Frederick to Abraham Denton, jun. his son...consideration of natural love and affection which he beareth unto said Abraham Denton, Jun....all that messuage or tenement of land on Tomsbrook containing 238 acres where the said Abraham Denton jun. now lives.Abraham Denton, recorded may 3, 1768
Will-Will Book A, p. 65.County of Dunmore and Colony of VA-12th day of August, 1774 In the name of God Amen, I Abraham Denton of the County of Dunmore and Colony of VA being very sick and weak in body but sound of mind and memory tahanks be to God calling to mind...and knowing it is appointed to all men to die do declare and ordain this last will and testament...first of all I give and recommend my soul into the ahdns of Almighty God that gave it and my body to the earth to be buried in decent Christian burial ...but at the General Resurrection I shall receive the same again.....
First leaving my loving kind and true wife, Mary Denton and William Reno executors ...I will and bequeath to my loving kind and true wife Mary Denton the lower part of my land and plantation during her lifetime beginning .....Also I give to my well beloved son Abraham Denton my wearing clothe, 2 pr boots, 2 coats, 2 vestcoats, and 1 pr of breatches, and as he has received his part of the land I give unto him 5 pounds current money of Va. to be paid to him out of my 2 daughters Phibe Plumby and Marthey Moore there parts of the moveable estate and the land after my wife Mary deceases the said track of land to be equally divided between them both that is to say to Phibee Plumby and Martha Moore and I do hereby utterly disavow revoke and disannul all and every other testaments wills and legacies ....Abraham Denton, Senr.
The will was probated Sept. 27th, 1774.Securities were Elijah O'Dell and John North.
James, Joseph, and Samuel weren't named in their father's will but they may have already received their inheritance.
Get copy of Wayland-History of Shenandoah Co. VA, p. 598.Does it say Abraham Denton, Jr. d. 1774 VA-left his widow Mary O'Dell Denton, sons Abraham III, Joseph, Samuel, and James, daughters Phebe and Martha ??
More About Abraham Denton and Mary O'Dell:
Marriage: Abt. 1725, Orange County, New York.
Children of Abraham Denton and Mary O'Dell are:
- +James Denton, b. Abt. 1735, Virginia, d. Abt. 1835, Bath County, Kentucky.