KSGENWEB INTERNET GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY COPYRIGHT NOTICE: In keeping with the KSGenWeb policy of providing free information on the Internet, this data may be used by non-commercial entities, as long as this message remains on all copied materiel. These electronic pages cannot be reproduced in any format for profit or other gain. Copying of the files within by non-commercial individuals and libraries is encouraged. Any other use, including publication, storage in a retrieval system, or transmission by electronic, mechanical, or other means requires approval of the file's author.
The following transcription is from a 750 page book titled "Genealogical and Biographical Record of North-Eastern Kansas, dated 1900. These have been diligently transcribed and generously contributed by Penny R. Harrell, please give her a very big Thank You for her hard work!
John Henry Denton.
The subject of this sketch is a younger brother of Joseph Denton, a biographical sketch of whom appears in these pages, and was the third in the order of birth of the children of John and Mary A. (Pickwell) Denton, who were named as follows: Joseph; Rebecca, who is dead; John H.; Anna, the wife of Thomas Toyne, of Carroll, Iowa; Charles; Mary and Betsey, both of whom are dead; and William, who remains in England.
His parents both died in their native land, his father in 1897, aged eighty-eight years. Much information of interest concerning the early history of the Denton family will be found in the notice of George Denton, which has a place in this work.
John Denton grew up in the country, learning how to perform the labor of a shepherd and farmer. The circumstances of the family compelled him to engage early as a wage earner in the work to which he had been reared. He received fifty shillings for his first year's work and rose gradually in worth to his employer until he received seventeen pounds for his last year's service as a wage earner.
He remained in England until his twenty-seventh year and spent fourteen years of the time as a hired man. He sailed on the City of Brooklyn for New York, in 1870. He went from the eastern metropolis to Chicago and was employed in that city in Lill's brewery until the great Chicago fire of the following year destroyed that institution. He then went to Morrow county, Ohio, and lived there until 1875, cutting wood, digging ditches, farming and performing the functions of a man of all work.
He came to Doniphan county in the year last mentioned and rented land for a time and engaged in farming. When he finally purchased a home it was the one upon which he resides, not the largest, but one of the most attractive about Denton.
Mr. Denton's beginning in Doniphan county was on a small scale. He did not grasp for the large matters and consequently overreach himself, but was content to accumulate slowly but surely. He has devoted himself chiefly to the growing of grain and whatever he is and has gained resulted from his well directed personal effort and he is regarded as one of the safe men of his community, against whom no adverse criticism can be made.
He has gone about his own affairs with the greatest steadiness and regularity and has no interest in politics other than to see the best men chosen to public office. In national matters he allies himself with the Republican party, believing that the greatest good to our country has come under the administration of that party's policy.
Mr. Denton was married at Bardney, Lincolnshire, England, in
1870, to Eliza, a daughter of Jonathan Denton. Their children are: Betsey,
the wife of Benjamin Thayer; Maria, the wife of Charles Campian, of Willis;
Lillie, dead; Herbert, Arthur, Albert and Nellie.
Last update: Saturday, January 17, 2004 15:38:17
The Digital Library of the KSGenWeb is a non-commercial entity dedicated to free access to records of genealogical value. All documents contained herein may be freely copied for personal and library use, as long as the KSGenWeb Statement of Use remains attached. These records may not be published in any format, including electronic (web pages or CD's) and print, without prior written consent of the contributor. In order to insure continued free access, violators of this policy will be vigorously pursued.
We invite all contributions of transcribed records with genealogical value. This could range from wills and letters from your personal family records to indexes of your county's marriage records. There are many, many more examples, of course. Anything you have that you are willing to contribute will be gratefully accepted. For more information, contact Kenneth Thomas, KSGenWeb Digital Library Coordinator at email@example.com.
We also accept any non-copyrighted printed materials that you have access to and would like to see transcribed and placed on-line. If the material is copyrighted and you are the copyright holder, please include written permission for use by The KSGenWeb Digital Library. These may be mailed to Kenneth Thomas, 26 Circle Dr., Windsor, MO 65360-1610.
DIGITAL LIBRARY PAGE
KSGENWEB HOME PAGE
PAGE for KANSAS STATE LIBRARY
An Extra special thanks to Blue Skyways, Home page for Kansas State Library, for donating space for the many KSGenWeb pages.
Page Design, HTML Coding and Layout -
Copyrightę1998-2004 by Kenneth Thomas, All Rights Reserved.
The KSGenWeb Project logo Copyrightę1996-2004 by Tom & Carolyn Ward, All Rights Reserved.
For the limited use of the KSGenWeb Project. Permission is granted for use only on an Official KSGenWeb Project page.
The Official USGenWeb Project logo designed by Linda Cole.