Biography of John M. Denton
Howard County, IN Biographies





JOHN M. DENTON, son of David and Emeline Denton, was born in North Carolina March 21, 1847. He is of English German descent, and is a nephew of the celebrated geologist, William Denton, of Philadelphia. When he was three years of age his parents moved to Washington County, Ind., settled on a farm of eighty acres, and there died. At the age of ten, he removed to Orange County, and there he attended what school he could, during winter and worked at farming during the summer. In 1862, he came to Howard County and worked for Oliver Moulder until his enlistment, in 1864, in the Indiana Volunteer Infantry, serving under Gen. Thomas. Twelve months he served faithfully, and was mustered out at Louisville, Ky. Since his return, he has been chiefly engaged in the saw and planing mill business. In 1870, he married Miss Martha Stratton, who died in 1879, the mother of two boys and two girls. Mr. Denton is a Mason, an Odd Fellow, a member of the G. A. R., and of the Friends' Society.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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