Selected Families and Individuals


Nathaniel DENSON [Parents] 1, 2 was born on 15 Mar 1811 2, 3 in Alabama 2. Nathaniel married Virginia A. DAVIS 1, 4 on 1 May 1838 1 in Rankin Co., Mississippi 1.

Virginia A. DAVIS [Parents] 1, 2 was born about 1825 3 in Tennessee 3. Virginia married Nathaniel DENSON 2, 3 on 1 May 1838 2 in Rankin Co., Mississippi 2.


Thomas Clinton DENSON [Parents] 1, 2 was born on 27 Mar 1802 1, 2 in Stewart Co., Tennessee 1, 2. Thomas married 1 Elizabeth DAVIS 3.

Thomas was counted in a census 1 in 1850 in White Twp., Ashley Co., Arkansas.

Excerpt from "History of Ashley County, Arkansas" by Y. W. Etheridge:
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Thomas C. Denson had a family of twelve, 260 acres of land and seven slaves. Four of the members of his family were apparently hired men, Jvnes C. Riley, age 25, and Josiah M. Boyd, age 40, both from South Carolina, and John G. Neason from Ireland, and John D. Colborn from Pennsylvania. Soon after he arrived, he put up one of the early gins in the hill area of the county. Both he and Isaac were responsible and leading citizens in the early days of the county. Isaac's successors were Shadrach and Montgomery, Thomas C. left a name sake, Thomas, as his successor. All his other children were girls.
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Elizabeth DAVIS [Parents] 1 was born about 1816 2 in Tennessee 2. Elizabeth married 2 Thomas Clinton DENSON 2, 3.

They had the following children.

  M i
James DENSON 1 was born about 1837 1 in Mississippi 1.
  F ii
Mary DENSON 1 was born about 1839 1 in Mississippi 1.
  F iii
Elizabeth DENSON 1 was born about 1843 1 in Mississippi 1.
  F iv
Margaret DENSON 1 was born about 1845 1 in Arkansas 1.
  M v
Thomas DENSON 1 was born about 1848 1 in Arkansas 1.

Nathaniel DENSON 1 was born about 1770 2 in North Carolina 2. He died before 1 Aug 1838 2 in Rankin Co., Mississippi 2. He was buried in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery, Rankin Co., Mississippi 2. Nathaniel married Charity COLSON 2 about 1790 2 in Anson Co., North Carolina 2.

From Eleanor Colson GEDCOM file, updated 28 Jun 2004:
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Moved to Tennessee about 1796, probably settling at Dover in Stewart County.  By 1807, had moved to Washington Co, Mississippi Territory (became Washington Co, AL in 1817).
Members of Hurricane Baptist Church in Washington Co, AL
1828 - Nathaniel and several of his adult children moved to Rankin Co, MS. West side of Pearl River at a place they called Mt. Pisgah
His son William, founded the Baptist Church of Jesus at Mt. Pisgah in 1831. Eight of nine charter memebers were Densons.
Charity's death is recorded on the 1860 mortality schedule for Ashley County, Arkansas

He was a lay preacher
Instumental in establishing churches as he moved into new areas

SOURCES:
"The Ancestors of Charles Denson"
"The Denson Family", by Lois Nix
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Charity COLSON 1 was born about 1773 1 in Anson Co., North Carolina 1. She died in Mar 1860 1 in Ashley Co., Arkansas 1. Charity married Nathaniel DENSON 2 about 1790 1 in Anson Co., North Carolina 1.

They had the following children.

  M i Isaac DENSON was born on 11 Jun 1793. He died on 2 Nov 1875.
  M ii Thomas Clinton DENSON was born on 27 Mar 1802.
  M iii Nathaniel DENSON was born on 15 Mar 1811.
  M iv Madison J. DENSON was born on 10 Apr 1815. He died about 1861.

Isaac DENSON [Parents] 1 was born on 11 Jun 1793 1, 2 in North Carolina 1, 2. He died on 2 Nov 1875 2 in Lampasas Co., Texas 2. He was buried in Sparks Cemetery, Lampasas Co., Texas 2. Isaac married 3 Cassandra GRAYSON 2, 3 on 13 Feb 1818 2 in Wayne Co., Mississippi 2.

Cassandra GRAYSON 1, 2 was born about 1800 1 in Kentucky 1. Cassandra married 1 Isaac DENSON 3 on 13 Feb 1818 2 in Wayne Co., Mississippi 2.

They had the following children.

  M i Albert G. DENSON died in 1847.
  M ii
Shadrach DENSON 1 was born about 1833 1 in Mississippi 1.
  M iii
Montgomery DENSON 1 was born about 1838 1 in Mississippi 1.

Albert G. DENSON [Parents] 1, 2 was born in Alabama 1. He died in 1847 1 in Arkansas 1. Albert married Emily C. ELY 1, 2, 3 on 21 Nov 1838 2 in Rankin Co., Mississippi 2.

Emily C. ELY [Parents] 1, 2, 3 was born about 1812 3 in North Carolina 1, 3. Emily married Albert G. DENSON 1, 2 on 21 Nov 1838 2 in Rankin Co., Mississippi 2.

Emily was counted in a census 3 in 1850 in White Twp., Ashley Co., Arkansas.

Other marriages:
BOLDY, Paul Hamilton

They had the following children.

  M i
Norfleet E. DENSON 1 was born about 1839 1 in Mississippi 2. He died in 1866 1.
  M ii Nicholas C. DENSON was born on 13 May 1841. He died after Aug 1926.
  F iii
Cassandra DENSON 1 was born about 1843 1 in Mississippi 1.
  F iv
Emily DENSON 1 was born about 1845 1 in Mississippi 1.
  M v Rufus Luther DENSON was born on 23 Aug 1846. He died on 24 Dec 1928.

Josiah ELY 1 was born in North Carolina 1.

He had the following children.

  F i Emily C. ELY was born about 1812.

Rufus Luther DENSON [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2 was born on 23 Aug 1846 1, 3, 4 in Ashley Co., Arkansas 1, 3. He died on 24 Dec 1928 4. He was buried in Norris Hill Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas 4. Rufus married Mattie E. UNKNOWN about Apr 1872 1.

Mattie E. UNKNOWN 1, 2 was born on 15 Feb 1852 1 in Georgia 2. She died on 16 Oct 1923 1. She was buried in Norris Hill Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas 1. Mattie married Rufus Luther DENSON 3, 4 about Apr 1872 3.

They had the following children.

  M i
Albert Claud DENSON 1, 2 was born about 1874 2 in Arkansas 2.
  M ii Elmer Ely DENSON was born on 5 Feb 1877. He died on 24 Dec 1965.
  F iii
Ruth J. DENSON 1 was born about 1879 2 in Arkansas 2.
  M iv Living.
  F v Living.
  M vi Living.

Elmer Ely DENSON [Parents] 1, 2 was born on 5 Feb 1877 2. He died on 24 Dec 1965 2. He was buried in Zion United Methodist Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas 2. Elmer married Unknown UNKNOWN.

Unknown UNKNOWN was born about 1879 1. She died in Dec 1965 1. Unknown married Elmer Ely DENSON 2, 3.


Paul Hamilton BOLDY 1. Paul married Emily C. ELY 2, 3, 4 on 19 Feb 1851 1 in Ashley Co., Arkansas 1.

Emily C. ELY [Parents] 1, 2, 3 was born about 1812 3 in North Carolina 1, 3. Emily married Paul Hamilton BOLDY 4 on 19 Feb 1851 4 in Ashley Co., Arkansas 4.

Emily was counted in a census 3 in 1850 in White Twp., Ashley Co., Arkansas.

Other marriages:
DENSON, Albert G.


Nicholas C. DENSON [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2 was born on 13 May 1841 1 in Rankin Co., Mississippi 1. He died after Aug 1926 1. Nicholas married Rebecca UNKNOWN.

Nicholas was counted in a census 3 in 1880 in Pennington, Bradley Co., Arkansas.

Rebecca UNKNOWN 1 was born about 1845 1 in Alabama 1. Rebecca married Nicholas C. DENSON 2, 3.

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