Sarah Denton1

#1032, (say 1739 - September 1831)
Relationship3rd great-grandmother of Nelle Belle Bridges
Father*Robert Denton1 (1714 - 1778)
Mother*Jane Moon1 (s 1720 - c 1787)

Family

David Williams b. c 1734, d. 1800
Child 1. William D Williams+8,9 (1760 - 1846)
Had 10 sons and 1 dau.2 
Her married name was Williams.3 
Birth*say 1739She was born say 1739 at VirginiaG.1 
between 1755 and 1774Ten sons and one daughter between 1755 and 1774.4 
Marriage*27 November 1759She married David Williams on 27 November 1759 at VirginiaG.4,3 
26 November 1782In Jane Moon's will dated 26 November 1782 at Hampshire (now Hardy) Co., Virginia (now West Virginia)G, Sarah Denton was named as an heir, as Sarah Williams;
I Jane Denton of Hampshire County and Colony of Virginia...
First I will that my funeral Expenses and Just debts be Paid and discharged by my hereafter named Executor.
Item. I Give and bequeath to Eldest Son Jacob Denton my big bible and Big pot & the puter meashures and Big Chear.
Item. I Give and bequeath to my Daughter Margret Robinson one Negro Girl named Pol to her or her heirs and the bed Cloths one pan and Box iron and the Next begest pot and Spinning [cut-off]al and the oldest Chest and my Best Table.
Item. and my will is that my pewter that I am possest of at my deces Besides what is above mentioned to be Equally divied between my three Daughters that is to say Sarah Williams[,] Margred Robinson and Elizabeth Crow.
Item. I Give and bequeath my newest Chest to my Son Thoms Denton.
Item. my will and desire is that all my moveable Estate that I am possest of at my decees be sides what is all ready Mentioned to be Equally divided amongst my Sons and Daughters Jacob, John, Thomas Denton and Sarah Williams, Margret Robinson And Elizabeth Crow to them their heirs and Assigns forever.
Item. my will and Desire is that all the above legacys as the stand Stated to be to them their Heirs or Assigns forever.
To the true intent and performance thereof I do hereby Name and appoint my trusty friend Stephen Ruddell to be my Executor of this my last and [sic] testament hereby revoking all forms wills Legacys and Donations ratifying and confirming this to be my last will and Testament and all others to be Void and of none efect [sic] in witness therof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this twenty Sixth day of November in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven hundred & Eighty two ~ 1782.

Signed Sealed and Delivered Jane [her mark] Denton
In the Presents of us.
George Kittner, Samuel Sonrey

[some formatting added by VWH for clarity].5 
Death*September 1831She died in September 1831 at KentuckyG; (Denton Genealogy has 1788 in KY; other source has 1831 in SC.)6,7 
ChartsAncestors of Nelle Belle Bridges

Citations

  1. [S2076] West Virginia, Hardy Co. Wills 1786-1970, online FamilySearch.org, Vol. 1, pp. 6-7, "Will of Jane Denton", q.v.; and West Virginia Hampshire Co. Wills, Vol. 1, "Will of Robert Denton", q.v. Jane gives the married names of "my three Daughters" (Sarah, Margaret and Elizabeth, in that order), while Robert's will gives the names of the three sons-in-law. Robert's will also names the birth order of three sons, Jacob, John and Thomas; Jane's will also names three sons - Jacob, John and Thomas, in that order. The order of daugter/son is not known from these documents.
  2. [S236] Brant and Fuller, History of Vanderburgh County Indiana from the earliest times to the present (Madison, WI: Brant and Fuller, 1889), p. 618.
  3. [S2077] Walter C Krumm, "Descendants of the Rev. Richard Denton", The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vols. 120-122 (1989-1991): Vol. 122, pp. 217-219.
  4. [S236] Brant and Fuller, History of Vanderburgh County (BF), pp. 617-19, entry for Rachel H. Purdue: "Daniel Williams, a native of Wales, immigrated to the United States before the revolutionary war, and made his home in Virginia. Here he was married to a Miss Denton. They raised a family of eleven children, ten sons and one daughter."
  5. [S2076] West Virginia, Hardy Co. Wills 1786-1970, online FamilySearch.org, Vol. 1, pp. 6-7, Film 816672, imgs. 7-8/242. Will of Jane Denton (handwritten transcript).
  6. [S828] Denton Genealogy, online www.dentongenealogy.org, Sarah Denton, dau. of Robert Denton and Jane Moon, b. Hampshire Co. VA 1745, d. KY 1788; marr. David Williams, child Ezekiel.
  7. [S232] Wintz-Muller, Bitter-Relleke, Miller-Stanton, Davenport-Wathen, Sharon Miller Sheridan (SSheridan5638), owner, online Ancestry.com, d. Sep 1831, SC.
  8. [S236] Brant and Fuller, History of Vanderburgh County (BF), pp. 617-19, entry for Rachel H. Purdue: "Daniel Williams, a native of Wales, immigrated to the United States before the revolutionary war, and made his home in Virginia. Here he was married to a Miss Denton. They raised a family of eleven children, ten sons and one daughter. One of these sons, William D., was born March 30, 1760."
  9. [S235] Opal B. Phillips and Carrie S. Hart, They Came to Warrick Co., In.: the Revolutionary War soldiers and patriots buried in Warrick County, Indiana and some of their descendents (Warrick Co., Indiana: Captain Joseph Warrick Chapter, D.A.R., 1976), p. 694, giving the name Denton to the mother of William.