17/08/2022

10C4 – Andrew Russell Denton (1839-1863)

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Andrew was born in Jefferson County, Tennessee. In the Civil War he enlisted in the 43rd Tennessee Infantry at Knoxville, where he worked his way up to becoming first sergeant.

He was part of a unit that attacked a Yankee position. The attack was successful but he was among twenty-seven injured. Hit between the legs, he survived for four days but eventually died from blood poisoning. His only child was born four months after his death.

Andrew R Denton from ‘The Denton Despatch’

Looking at this picture one can’t help but wonder if he was the result of some of the reported Denton inter-breeding with local Indian groups.

Note on shorthand acronyms being used in the DFB:
GGF1 / GGM1 – means first great-grandfather /mother;
GU11 / GA11 – means eleventh great-uncle / great-aunt;
1C3 – means first cousin three times removed

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