Posted By:Terry Sampson
Subject:Re: Jane Denton, Skinner Hutson's granddaughter???
Post Date:May 08, 2008 at 21:22:06
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Forum:Madison County, OH Genealogy Forum
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Hi Pat:

This is a P.S. for your records, if you're interested, and for the benefit of others who may stop by this forum in the future. Although I am certain that I am correct about this, until I find documentary prove of it I can only say that I have a theory about the identity of the three Denton kids that Sarah (nee Hutson) had by Jonathan Denton before his death in 1812 in Indiana.

(a) With absolute certainty, I know that James Denton, husband of Drusilla Peterson (md. 26 Jan 1832 in Clark Co., OH), was a long-time resident of Madison Co., Ohio, and was one of the three.

(b) With unproven confidence, I believe that Jane Denton, first and only wife of Joseph Stroup (md. 13 Dec 1837 in Madison Co., OH), was probably the eldest of the three. Lived in Madison Co., OH until Joseph moved the family to Pike Co., MO, in fall of 1852.

(c) With unproven confidence, I believe that Elizabeth Denton, first of George Peck's two wives (md. ca. 1834, d. d May 15,1850 at age 39yr 1mo 3da and buried in Kilgore plot), was the third and youngest of the three.

In 1850 Madison Co. census, George Peck, age 37, is in household of Gideon and Deborah (nee Kilgore) Peck. George married Elizabeth Kelso (also in the same household in 1850) 2 Oct 1850 in Madison Co., OH.

George Peck's children by Elizabeth Denton: Amanda, Henry, Elizabeth, Louisa, Vandalia, James C., and unconfirmed Pearl.

George Peck's children by Elizabeth Kelso: Emma Alice, George Reed, William Orlando, and Francis Elmer Peck.

History of Piatt County (Illinois):
Biographical sketch of George Peck, according to which he "was born in Virginia in 1811. When he was three years old his parents moved to Pickaway county, Ohio, and lived there until their death. He was married in Madison County, to Elizabeth Denton, and for eighteen years lived in that county. His wife died, leaving six children, four of whom are living. .... Mr. George Peck took for his second wife, Elizabeth Kelso, whom he married in Ohio in 1850. The next year he moved to Macon county, and in 1852 settled on his present homeplace in Piatt county."

For anyone who is interested, I have identified most, if not all known and theoretical grandchildren and some known and theoretical greatgrandchildren of Sarah Hutson by both husbands (Jonathan Denton and James Kilgore).

Mystery: Can't find record of George Peck and Elizabeth Denton's marriage.