William W. Denton|
The inscription on the stone states that he died at age 52 years, 7 mos, 25
days, indicating his birthdate as Feb 24, the Denton genealogy gives his day
of birth as June 5. He was either born in Va or Harrodsburg, Ky, died
Curtis, Menard Co., Illinois. When settlers first came to Harrodsburg in
1775 and 1776, this area was part of Virginia. Old-timers may have preferred
to say, even later, that they were born in Virginia, when it may have already
become a county in Kentucky. Mercer county was formed in 1785 from Lincoln
County, Kentucky.) In the 1880 census, Menard County, Ill, three sons of
William Denton state the palce of birth of their father as Virginia.
William W Denton m. at Stanford, Lincoln Co., Kentucky (or in Va) on Mar 28,
1815 to Mary Cogil. He buried at Rose Hill Cemetery with his wife Mary
Cogil. He was a PVT 2 Regt Ky Militia "War of 1812" and has a marker to
state that. A lot of his children are buried in the same cemetery.
Submitted by Bette Jo Lawson