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Seaborn Ivy "Uncle Shell" Denson
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Birth: Mar. 8, 1882
Arbacoochee
Cleburne County
Alabama, USA
Death: May 12, 1964
Helicon (Winston County)
Winston County
Alabama, USA

3rd child and oldest son born to Seaborn McDaniel (S.M.) and Sidney S. (Burdette) Denson. He was a Church of God pastor at various locations in North Central Alabama and Southern Tennessee, as well as a farmer. He was born and raised in Cleburne County AL near Arbacoochee and only had about a 3rd grade education. He overcame that by teaching himself to read and write. He married Dovie Susannah Whitman on 17 April 1901 in Cleburne County AL and they moved to Louisiana (Monroe, Ouachita Parish) around 1903, living there until around 1906, whereupon they moved to to Winston County AL where Seaborn's parents had moved to a few years earlier, then returning back to Cleburne County a couple of years later. Around 1916 they moved back to Winston County AL. Sometime in the mid-1920s they moved to Lawrenceburg TN where Seaborn worked as a night watchman in a factory, moving back to Winston County AL about a year or two later. There were eight children born to this union whose memorial links are listed below. After his 1st wife died in March 1943, he married Eva (King) Ellis in 1944, who died in 2008 and is buried at Addison Church of God Cemetery in Addison (Winston County) AL. This union produced one son, Shearl Ivey (Sherrel Ivy) Denson, who died in 2006 and is also buried at the Addison Church of God Cemetery. Seaborn I. Denson actively sang Sacred Harp music throughout his life which was taught to him by his father, Seaborn M. Denson. He was affectionately called "Uncle Shell" by all who knew him. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Seaborn McDaniel Denson (1854 - 1936)
  Sidney Seward Burdette Denson (1853 - 1928)
 
 Spouses:
  Dovie Susannah Whitman Denson (1882 - 1943)*
  Eva Opal Evelyn King Denson (1908 - 2008)*
 
 Children:
  Marion Byrd Denson (1902 - 1930)*
  Gertrude Denson Kennedy (1904 - 1996)*
  Sidney Lovie Denson Parris (1907 - 1980)*
  Pern Iva Denson Kilgo (1909 - 2000)*
  Robbie Dovie Denson Bjornstad (1913 - 1994)*
  Benton Ellis Denson (1916 - 1954)*
  Lone Laniard Denson (1922 - 1979)*
  Howard Phillip Denson (1926 - 1996)*
  Shearl Ivey Denson (1945 - 2006)*
 
 Siblings:
  Ida Octavia Denson McCoy (1877 - 1952)*
  Iva Denson Blake (1879 - 1918)*
  Seaborn Ivy Denson (1882 - 1964)
  James Thomas Denson (1884 - 1952)*
  William Philpot Denson (1887 - 1949)*
  Sidney Whitfield Denson (1890 - 1964)*
  Robert E. Denson (1892 - 1983)*
  Evan E. Denson (1895 - 1933)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Ye must be born again. St John 3:7
 
Burial:
Pisgah Cemetery
Addison
Winston County
Alabama, USA
Plot: 2nd row, facing the road.
 
Created by: William Bjornstad
Record added: May 29, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37661345
Seaborn Ivy Uncle Shell Denson
Added by: William Bjornstad
 
Seaborn Ivy Uncle Shell Denson
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Seaborn Ivy Uncle Shell Denson
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- Cori Hoag
 Added: Jan. 25, 2014

- William Bjornstad
 Added: May. 23, 2011
Happy 130th birthday today, Papa!
- William Bjornstad
 Added: Mar. 8, 2012
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