Dec. 22, 1889 Arbacoochee Cleburne County Alabama, USA
4th child of William and Catherine (Phillips) Denson. He married Juliann Jones in Walton County GA on 13 October 1838, to which there were nine children born to this union (see family links below). He enlisted to fight the Indians in 1837 for three months, after which he was married to Juliann Jones. About 1844, he and his family moved from Georgia to Arbacoochee, in present day Cleburne County AL. He settled on some land where gold was occasionally found (gold was first discovered in that part of Alabama in 1830) and he spent time searching for gold as well as some limited farming and preaching in the Methodist faith. During the Civil War, he joined the Alabama Home Guards. In 1886, he applied for a pension for his service in the Indian War but he died before the claim could be processed.
NOTE: His grave marker at Center Point United Methodist Church Cemetery in Lawrence County, Tennessee is a cenotaph, as he was actually buried on his land near Arbacoochee in Cleburne County, Alabama. His birth year in incorrect, it should read 1819 versus 1822. In 1960 several of his grandsons went to Cleburne County and located his original gravestone on his property but it had been run over by logging trucks and broken into three pieces and was unrepairable. Don't know when the Center Point marker was installed.
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It is a shame that the family grave plot was destroyed for money by greedy loggers who would rather run over the graves than respectfully go around it. Some of the other graves were probably marked by tombstones too and there is no excuse for desecrating ...(Read more) -
Shaton Jackson Added: Jul. 25, 2015