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Thomas Denney of Washington County, Indiana

Journal by RogerG

Descendants of Thomas Denney


Generation No. 1

1. CAPTAIN/JUDGE THOMAS1 DENNEY (JAMESA DENNY, SIMONB) was born Abt. 1775 in Virginia, and died March 13, 1843 in Washington County, Indiana. He married MARY HATTABAUGH, daughter of JOHAN HATTABAUGH and MARY COINER. She was born Abt. 1780 in Pennsylvania, and died February 19, 1875 in Washington County, Indiana.

Notes for CAPTAIN/JUDGE THOMAS DENNEY:
From the History of Lawrence, Orange and Washington County, Indiana, 1884, Page 904:
"Joseph Denny, a native of Virginia, was born April 9, 1808, the second of nine children in the family of Thomas and Mary (Hattabaugh) Denny, the latter a native of Pennsylvania and the former of Virginia. During 1809 they came to Washington County, Indiana and settled in Monroe Township where they spent the remainder of their lives..."

From the Centennial History of Washington County Indiana, Pages 511-12: MONROE TOWNSHIP:

"The first post office was called, "Walnut Ridge", and the first postmaster was Thomas Denny... Among the earliest teachers are... and Joseph Denney. Mr. Joseph Denney probably taught more terms of school in this township than any other one man."

From the "History of Washington County, Indiana 1804 page 719, Thomas Denny was listed as a Justice of the Peace in 1816 and 1821.

Joseph Denny stated the following, quoted from page 643 of the "Centennial History of Washington County Indiana".

"Joseph Denny spoke as follows: "My father located on Walnut ridge in 1810. There were nine or ten families in that settlement and they built a fort near where Plattsberg now stands. I'll never forget the night after the Pigeon Roost Massacre. Word reached us that the redskins would attack the Hattabaugh Fort next. The women and children were all bundled up and taken down into the knobs where there were no Indian trails and would not likely be found. The men gathered at the fort and made all necessary preparations to give the savages a warm reception. There were fifteen men and boys stationed in the fort armed and ready to fight. Strict guard was maintained through the night, but no Indians came. They had crossed the Muscatatuck up east and soon were out of reach of their pursuers.
I was too young to handle a gun and was sent away with the women folks. We made beds as best we could out of leaves and trash, but the women slept very little, expecting every minute to hear the crack of rifles and the war whoop of the Indians as they stormed the fort. Next morning they came for us and we all went to our respective homes, but we had to keep about half the men in the settlement scouting about and doing guard duty while the rest tended the crops. That season we lost some horses by thieving bands of Indians. One of our horses that would not stand hitched, came back soon after he had been stolen with some paw-paw bark around his neck, which the Indians had attempted to tie him up with. Those were the times that made me always hate the Indian and I have never had any sympathy for them since."

"The Alarm and Pursuit" Pages 525-6:

"The news of the killing spread very rapidly through the settlements and where forts were within reach the women and children were rushed in for safety. When they remained at home, every precaution possible was taken to bar doors and make ready to resist an attack if one should be made. The early settlers, as well as every member of the family, were always determined to sell their lives as dearly as possible in preference to being captured and in all probability die at the stake.
As soon as they could be gathered together, about forty armed men, under Col. Henry Dawalt, started in pursuit on the day of the killing. Ellisons, the Dennys, Houshes, Rices, Hattabaugh and others unknown were in the company, all on horseback. They started in pursuit of The Indians the morning after the killing. They reached the White River about ten o'clock and the stream was rising full and the current swift. They had no boats and rafts had to be constructed out of driftwood to carry them over. The logs and poles were bound together by grape vines and wythes. The day was far spent by the time they got across and all together again. The crossing was made about two miles below the forks. They soon struck a trail and pursued on as rapidly as possible. Andrew Housh was in the lead, as a sort of advanced guard, and coming in sight of the Indian camp which was about two miles below where they had crossed, he yelled back, "Here they are", which alarmed the Indians who had already prepared to break camp and, they fled precipitately. Some shots were fired at them, but none took effect that they knew of.
It being now about dusk, Colonel Dawalt stopped his troop at the camp over night, but early next morning was on the trail of the fleeing savages. They had several ponies and it was not difficult to follow them up. They kept on the trail for two days until they reached a stream called Bean Blossom in the neighborhood of Bloomington. It had been raining hard and the stream was overflowing its banks, so that a crossing under the circumstances would have been quite difficult. Colonel Dawalt consulted his men, and they concluded that it would be very hazardous for them to go much farther west as Indians in large numbers were known to be in that part of the country. Returning to the old Indian camp, they halted for a day to rest and recuperate themselves before re-crossing the river. Luckily, they found a couple of canoes on the river bank that had been used by the Indians which aided them very much in getting back to their home side of the river.
They were gone just a week. Reaching home, their families were brought back from the forts and hiding places and they set about their usual vocations. It was in the fall of this year that the Pigeon Roost Massacre occurred, and it was in the pursuit of those blood-thirsty demons that John Zink and Spurgeon were killed in Jackson County." (The Spurgeon said killed has not been identified, but he may have participated and not killed. I was thought to have been killed in Vietnam by some of the people of my hometown and Colonel William Spurgeon was said to have been killed also, and not. Possibly one of our Spurgin's participated and the story mixed up through the years. Roger G. Spurgeon 12/26/02.)

"Washington County Giants" pages 646-7-8.

In the early times, Washington County was celebrated far and wide as being the home of a race of giants and the wonderful feats of strength performed by some of these men are scarcely believable. There were a number of stalwarts who knew not how strong they were when under any kind of excitement or when their power was put to the test. Among the men who made up the class of giants that gave the county its reputation were Abram Stover, Thomas Denny, James Uppinghouse, James Lee, John Brough, William Cravens and others.
It was generally conceded that Stover possessed the greatest strength of them all and a number of incidents have been handed down relative to his gigantic strength. He was a man of commanding appearance, six feet high, with a huge frame and sturdy manhood. He never vaunted about the superiority of his muscular powers, was never quarrelsome, but stood up for his rights and was ever ready to meet an opponent on friendly terms, even if it came to a fist fight to settle the mooted question. In fact, none of the strong men of early days were prone to be quarrelsome. Had they been vicious and of a fighting disposition, they would have been the terror of the country. When a young man showed that he possessed extraordinary strength and prowess, he always had his champions and backers ready to pit him against any and all comers of like age and experience.
These lists were usually planned for muster days and 4th of July celebrations. A ring was formed in which the contestants met and woe be to the individual who dared to interfere any way in the contest other than to urge his favorite to supreme effort, or prompt him what to do. A public gathering of any kind was a very dull affair if there were not a number of fights, wrestles and foot races to give life to the occasion.
Thomas Denney was always considered a close second to Stover as a powerful man and many of his champions were ready to stake their money on him if a contest between the two men could be arranged. The two men were close friends and could not be induced to engage in a fist and skill contest publicly, but their partisans finally arranged for a "whisky barrel" contest during a public gathering at Salem. The test was to be the taking of a barrel of whisky by the chime, raising it up and drinking out of the bunghole. Judges were selected and a full barrel of whisky was rolled out in the street. It fell to Denney's lot to make the first test. After lifting the barrel which weighed about four hundred pounds, he slowly raised it up and took a drink out of the bung hole. Stover walked up leisurely, laid hold of the barrel, raised it up easily, took his drink and set it down without a jar. There was then some discussion about the decision, each side claiming the victory, but the judges after mature deliberation gave the wager to Stover because he had made a clean lift, while Denney had rolled the barrel part of the way up against his legs.
The test did not exactly satisfy Denney, so meeting Stover in Salem a short time after this test was made, he proposed that they go upstairs into an empty room on the corner of lot 9, north side of the square, and take a friendly set-to in order that the matter would be satisfactorily settled, no outsiders admitted. Stover readily consented and upstairs they went, laid off their coats and began their knock-down test. After sparring a bit, Stover planted one on his mauls squarely on the side of Denny's head and down he went. After taking a few breaths they went at it again when Stover watching his opportunity landed a heavy blow in Denny's face bringing a flow of blood and sending him staggering against the wall. The merchant below hearing something fall heavily upon the floor above, proceeded to investigate the matter. When he reached the room they were just turning for their coats when Denny remarked, "Where shall we go to take it". Often after that time their partisans would endeavor to get up a fight between them, but the response of each would be, "He is a mighty stout man and we prefer to be friends."

Thomas Denny was Captain of one of the eight companies of the Ninth Regiment of Territorial Militia organized by Col. John DePauw in Washington County. Hist. of Wash. Co. p. 707.

Children of THOMAS DENNEY and MARY HATTABAUGH are:
2. i. JUDGE GEORGE2 DENNEY, b. 1812, Washington County, Indiana; d. March 31, 1885, Washington County, Indiana.
ii. EDITH DENNEY, b. Abt. 1806, Washington County, Indiana; m. GEORGE H. DUNCAN.
3. iii. JOSEPH DENNEY, b. April 09, 1808, Shenandah Valley, Virginia; d. April 02, 1888, Washington County, Indiana.
iv. ELIZABETH DENNEY, b. 1823, Washington County, Indiana; m. ISAAC JUDY.
v. MARY ANN DENNEY, b. 1824, Washington County, Indiana; d. 1861, Washington County, Indiana; m. JEFFERSON BOTTS.

Notes for JEFFERSON BOTTS:
Corporal, Company E, 53rd, Indiana

vi. AMANDA DENNEY, b. 1832, Washington County, Indiana; m. JOHN ELLIOT.
vii. PALINA DENNEY, b. 1820, Washington County, Indiana.


Generation No. 2

2. JUDGE GEORGE2 DENNEY (THOMAS1, JAMESA DENNY, SIMONB) was born 1812 in Washington County, Indiana, and died March 31, 1885 in Washington County, Indiana. He married MARIAH LUMLEY June 28, 1836 in Washington County, Indiana, daughter of WILLIAM LUMLEY. She was born 1814, and died November 21, 1869 in Washington County, Indiana.

Notes for JUDGE GEORGE DENNEY:
In the "History of Washington County, Indiana 1804", page 720, George Denny was named as a Justice of the Peace in 1839 and 1845.

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Burial: Kossuth Cemetery

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Burial: Kossuth Cemetery

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Marriage: June 28, 1836, Washington County, Indiana

Children of GEORGE DENNEY and MARIAH LUMLEY are:
4. i. THOMAS OLIVER3 DENNEY, b. 1840, Washington County, Indiana; d. March 31, 1885, Washington County, Indiana.
ii. JULIETT DENNEY, b. 1837.
iii. SARAH E. DENNEY, b. 1843.
iv. WILLIAM S. DENNEY, b. 1848.
v. SUSAN M. DENNEY, b. 1853.
vi. GEORGE F. DENNEY, b. 1855.
vii. MARY A. DENNEY, b. 1859.

3. JOSEPH2 DENNEY (THOMAS1, JAMESA DENNY, SIMONB) was born April 09, 1808 in Shenandah Valley, Virginia, and died April 02, 1888 in Washington County, Indiana. He married SARAH MINERVA ELLIOT June 28, 1830 in Washington County, Indiana, daughter of WILLIAM ELLIOT and ELIZABETH FOX. She died July 06, 1880 in Washington County, Indiana.

Notes for JOSEPH DENNEY:
From "The History of Lawrence, Orange and Washington County, Indiana 1884, p.904:

Joseph Denny, a native of Virginia, was born April 9, 1808, the second of nine children in the family of Thomas and Mary (Hattabaugh) Denny, the latter a native of Pennsylvania and the former of Virginia. During 1809 they came to Washington County, Ind., and settled in Monroe Township, where they spent the remainder of their lives. He died March 13, 1843 and Mrs. Denny survived him until 1878. They lived in the fort at Kossuth during the war of 1812. Joseph Denny received a practical education, although raised amid the hardships of a pioneer life. He remained at home until his marriage, when he brought a part of the farm now owned by James F. Burcham. He now owns the old homestead farm. He was married June 28, 1830, to Minerva, a daughter of William and Elizabeth (Fox) Elliott. Ten children were born to them, seven of whom -- Thomas, Joseph, Jacob, James, Mary, Ellen and Edith, now Mrs. C. G. Chambers -- are living. Mrs. Denny died July 6, 1880.


More About JOSEPH DENNEY:
Burial: Kossuth Cemetery

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Burial: Kossuth Cemetery

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Marriage: June 28, 1830, Washington County, Indiana

Children of JOSEPH DENNEY and SARAH ELLIOT are:
5. i. JOSEPH3 DENNEY, b. September 15, 1838, Washington County, Indiana; d. January 25, 1903, Washington County, Indiana.
6. ii. JACOB DENNEY, b. November 17, 1842, Washington County, Indiana; d. April 16, 1910.
iii. JAMES DENNEY, b. August 17, 1849, Washington County, Indiana; d. December 24, 1943; m. JEMIMA CATHERINE NICHOLSON; b. March 07, 1855, Washington County, Indiana; d. December 05, 1929.

More About JAMES DENNEY:
Burial: Kossuth Cemetery

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Burial: Kossuth Cemetery

iv. MARY DENNEY, b. October 09, 1840; d. April 28, 1914.
v. ELLEN DENNEY, b. September 27, 1845, Washington County, Indiana; d. May 07, 1919.
vi. EDITH DENNEY, b. 1847, Washington County, Indiana; d. 1908; m. CHARLES CHAMBERS; b. October 20, 1854; d. October 19, 1921.

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Burial: Kossuth Cemetery

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Burial: Kossuth Cemetery

vii. ELIZABETH DENNEY, b. November 18, 1836, Washington County, Indiana; d. June 27, 1875.


Generation No. 3

4. THOMAS OLIVER3 DENNEY (GEORGE2, THOMAS1, JAMESA DENNY, SIMONB) was born 1840 in Washington County, Indiana, and died March 31, 1885 in Washington County, Indiana. He married ANN MARIAH HATTABAUGH March 23, 1865 in Washington County, Indiana, daughter of GEORGE HATTABAUGH and SARAH BOLING. She was born November 18, 1846 in Washington County, Indiana, and died in Washington County, Indiana.

Notes for ANN MARIAH HATTABAUGH:
Ann Mariah Hattabaugh married Thomas Oliver Denny/ey and of this union six children were born. Thomas and Mariah were second cousins and their common progenitors were George and Mary (Coiner) Hattabaugh. Thomas O. Denny died of consumption. Ann Mariah died about the same time, also, of consumption. The children of Thomas and Mariah were raised by their grandparents George and Sarah Hattabaugh. My Grand mother, Sarah Lauena Denny Spurgeon, a child of Thomas and Mariah, passed this information down to her children and it was passed on to her grandchildren. Grandma also stated that she was descended from Pocahontas through her Grandmother Sarah (Bolling) Hattabaugh, though she didn't know the lineage. Lauena married William H. Spurgeon, also of Washington County, Indiana. Thomas and Ann Mariah were 2nd cousins with the common progenitors Johan George and Mary Coiner Hattabaugh.

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Marriage: March 23, 1865, Washington County, Indiana

Children of THOMAS DENNEY and ANN HATTABAUGH are:
i. SARAH LAUENA4 DENNEY, b. December 22, 1867, Salem, Indiana; d. December 15, 1957, Beaverville, Illinois; m. WILLIAM HARRISON SPURGEON, October 15, 1885, Salem, Indiana; b. January 12, 1863, Salem, Indiana; d. July 13, 1945, Rural DeMotte, Indiana.

Notes for SARAH LAUENA DENNEY:
Sarah Lauena Denny is a descendent of progenitors The Emperor Powhatan, George Hattabaugh and Thomas Denny. She was called Lou or Louie and most didn't know her first name was Sarah. Cousin Grace Lauena (Spurgeon) Woods corrected me on the proper spelling of her second name, since Grace Lauena was named after grandma. Lauena was not spelled right most of the time, even on her tombstone.

The last name, Denny, is in the Cherokee Rolls.

More About SARAH LAUENA DENNEY:
Burial: December 18, 1957, DeMotte Cemetery

Notes for WILLIAM HARRISON SPURGEON:
In 1865, when William was about 2 years old, his father died. Family tradition says that he died of milk poisoning. Later, in 1878, William's mother married Johnathan Winslow. William was about 15 years old when this happened. William stated in later life that he did not get along with his step-father. Johnathan wouldn't let him go any place, so he would throw the saddle and bridle over the horse, and walk it a ways from the barn, being sure to keep out of sight of his step-father. Then, he would tighten up the saddle and gear and ride away. I guess, this is how he got away from home to court his bride. After he and his sister Suze received their inheritance from their Grandfather, and when he was about 22 years old, Willliam married Sarah Lauena Denny, on October 15, 1885.
William and Lauena bought a farm down at the bottom of "Lick Skillet Hill" in Monroe Township. The house, barn and chicken house set high up on the side of a hill, and the lane to the house weaved in and out of a creek bed that ran on the south side of the property. While living here all their children were born, Hattie born1886, Ellis born 1889, Nellie died in infancy, Ada born 1895, John Murray born 1898, Azalia born 1901, Beulah born 1904 and Joseph born 1906. The good farm land was used for farming rather than put a building on it. I visited the farm in the early 1990's, and none of the buildings were left standing. All that was left of the place was an open well. I was snooping around, when I by chance met an old Gentleman, Mr. Roy Ewing, who was at least 90 years old. He knew my grandparents and kindly show me around the old farm, and told me where all the buildings were at in the years past. At the corner of William's property was the Delaney Presbyterian Church. The property on which it stood was donated by William before it was build on June, 2 1904. It was being used for farm storage but, when I looked inside I could see that when it was a church it must have been beautiful. The walls were of naturally finished wooden boards which were still elegant as I looked in. Pastors James Hogue and Floyd Shafer, who held services in the church for years must have been proud of the beautiful wooden interior. When we finished our tour of the farm in my truck, Mr. Ewing asked me where the family got off to. He said that he used to play with John Murray as a child. I told him the family move to DeMotte. He told me to come back any time as we parted and that he was glad to meet me. For me to meet someone who knew the family more than seventy years after the family moved away was just short of miraculous. I was indeed happy to meet him also.
About 1907, William moved his family to a farm southeast of DeMotte, Indiana, that was bought from Henry Wood. The sand and muck lands of the farm was part of the Blue Sea. This large sea, which stretched from Wolcott to the Kankakee River was actually a large swamp that was drained in the early 1900's when a deep channel was dredged, clearing the Kankakee River. According to family tradition, by 1909 all the family was homesick and they sold the farm and moved back to Vallonia, Indiana, not far from Salem. At Vallonia, they raised onions on their farm. Here, Lauena became one of the first woman telephone switchboard operators. A cousin told a story that while Lauena was operating the switchboard, she looked up and saw a small child driving up the lane in a horseless carriage. She exclaimed, "Look there, that child has no business driving at that age." A close look revealed that her son, Joseph was at the wheel, barely able to see where he was going.
In 1912, William bought the same 100 acres that he had bought and sold on the families first trek north. This was the last move for William and Lauena and they made their home at this farm for the remainder of their years. By the time William had grandchildren, he was driving a horse drawn school bus. Cousin Janet in her old age tells of how she loved to see "that old country Gentleman" come up the lane with his horses to take her to school. Cousin Lee stated that William had a set of Morgan work horses that he was very proud of. Lee said that the Morgans were bread bigger then and were smarter than most work horses. They pulled together rather than separately as many other breeds. Lee said that William won a lot of bets pulling his Morgans against other horses that were bigger.
The "Great Depression" of the 1930's made hard times for most people in the United States. The farmers, however, were better off than most since they had a means to raise food. William and his family was, like most farmers of these bad times, mostly self sufficient. Lauena would raise turkeys and sell them every year to pay the taxes on the property.
World War II began in the late 1930's. William's youngest son, Joseph, joined the Army. Grandchildren Dale and Fred Schwanke joined the Air Force, while Doris Schwanke went in the Army and served with General Eisenhower's staff. Other of the family went, but I am ignorant of all who participated. On Doris' last leave home, William told her that he would not be around to see her again. His premonition proved true. In 1945, William became ill. Cousin John Spurgeon, a young lad at the time, was looking sad and down hearted being hurt and confused with what was going on with Grandpa. Grandpa noticed John's dilemma and reached down and patted John on the head saying, "Don't worry son, there ain't no Spurgeons died till he was at least eighty." After a pause he continued. "Unless someone shot him first."
William died shortly after at 3:33 P.M. July 13, 1945. His funeral was held at the Todd Funeral Home and he was buried in the DeMotte Cemetery. Many of the neighbors of Uncle John Muray heard of William's death and went to Murray's ripe wheat field and harvested it for him in this time of mourning. Aunt Ada thought very highly of their neighbor's consideration for their grief at this time.
Lauena remained on the farm until she was near death. She died at Beaverville, Illinois in a nursing home, one week before her ninetieth birthday. She too, was shown at the Todd Funeral Home and was buried in the DeMotte, Cemetery next to William. William and Lauena were members of the Methodist Church of DeMotte and took an active part in the community's church and welfare life. William was a deacon of the church. William and Lauena had 31 grandchildren.
Fred Schwanke (William Ferdinand), grandson of William and Lauena, a son of Ada and Earl Schwanke was born in 1918. He went to college at Indiana University and was a navigator on a bomber aircraft in WWII. After the war, he became a lawyer and set up practice in Monticello, Indiana. He married Imogene Snider and they had two children, Cheryl L. and Michael F. Fred and Imogene also had over a dozen foster children. After my father had died, Fred took a special interest in me. He became my father role model about the time I (Roger Spurgeon) became a teenager. He also insured that I knew the family on my father's side. He was a father and friend to me and I am deeply grateful to him and Imogene.
William and Lauena's children were: 1. Hattie 1886-1976 m. Harry Lusk, children Robert L., Grace E., Mildred, Glen Wm, Pauline, Harry C., and Eugene. 2. Ellis H. 1889-1968 m. first Rosa Hellen Snow, second Hulda Clark, children Kenneth R., Carl M., and Maurice R. 3.Nellie B. died in infancy. 4. Ada E. 1895-1972 m. Earl Schwanke, children Janet, Wm Ferdinand, Doris M., Marcella, Dale W., Earl Boyd, Bethel, Leland, Verlin (Gus), and Norma (died two years old). 5. John Murray 1898-1978 m. first Clara Terpstra second Ida (Terpstra) Schnelle, children first marriage Harry Bill, Grace Lauena, children second marriage John A., Clara Mae, Charles M., Jerry Joe and step-son James E. Schnelle. 6. Azalia M. 1901- m. Jay Pettet, child Eugene. 7. Beulah E. 1904-1970 m. first Millard Hart, second John Hissian children first marriage Shirley, Carol. 8. Joseph Thomas 1906-1961 m. first Edith Cox, second Ermil Maryla( Lilly) Spencer, children first marriage Paul Robert, Charles Roy, children second marriage Roger Glen and step-children Dallas D. Spencer, Essie K. Spencer and Calvin Duane Spencer.

William is connected to his Joseph Spurgin's family set by various court proceedings, settlement of Grandfather's estate and by 1840 through the 1880 census', and by his death certificate.

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Burial: July 16, 1945, DeMotte Cemetery

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Marriage: October 15, 1885, Salem, Indiana

ii. BENJAMIN JACKSON DENNEY, b. December 25, 1865, Washington County, Indiana; d. February 13, 1947, Washington County, Indiana; m. EMMA JAMISON, December 09, 1896, Washington County, Indiana; b. December 31, 1872, Washington County, Indiana; d. October 11, 1968, William's Convalescent Center.

Notes for BENJAMIN JACKSON DENNEY:
OBITUARY SALEM DEMOCRAT, February 19,1947:

Benjamin J. Denney, 81 years of age, died Thursday, Feb. 13 at his home on State Road 135 north of Salem, after a lingering illness and five years of blindness. Sept. 30, 1946 he suffered a broken hip.
Son of Thomas O. and Maria Hattabough Denney, he was born Dec. 25, 1865 in Washington County, Indiana, where he spent the greater part of his life.
Most of his mature years were devoted to farming.
His marriage to Miss Emma Jamison took place Dec. 9, 1896.
He was a member of the Methodist church. Friendly, thoughtful and kind hearted, he won for himself numerous friends.
The funeral was held at 11 o'clock Sunday morning at the Dawalt Funeral Home by the Rev. Carnet Lewis pastor of the Campbellsburg Methodist Church. Interment was in Crown Hill cemetery, Salem. The survivors are the widow; two sisters Mrs. Hallie Waller, Mrs. Louie Spurgeon, DeMotte; one brother George Denney, DeMotte and several nieces and nephews.
The pallbearers, nephews of Mr. and Mrs. Denney were: James H. Johnson, Scottsburg, J. M. Spurgeon, Monon, Joseph Spurgeon, DeMotte, Charles Jamison, Indianapolis, Ralph Jamison, Bedford and Roy Jamison, Monon, Ind.

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Burial: Crown Hill Cemetery, Salem, Indiana

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Burial: October 14, 1968, Crown Hill Cemetery, Salem, Indiana

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Marriage: December 09, 1896, Washington County, Indiana

iii. MARY FLORENCE DENNEY, b. December 23, 1871, Washington County, Indiana; d. March 19, 1906, Washington County, Indiana; m. GEORGE E. COKER, December 05, 1889, Washington County, Indiana.

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Burial: Kossuth Cemetery

Notes for GEORGE E. COKER:
7 CHILDREN

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Marriage: December 05, 1889, Washington County, Indiana

iv. CARRIE ALICE DENNEY, b. November 11, 1874, Washington County, Indiana; d. October 17, 1896, Washington County, Indiana; m. SAMUEL PEUGH, May 12, 1892, Washington County, Indiana; b. April 09, 1869, Washington County, Indiana; d. April 22, 1897, Washington County, Indiana.

Notes for CARRIE ALICE DENNEY:
1 SON AND 1 DAUGHTER

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Burial: Plattsburg, Monroe Twp, Washington County, Indiana

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Marriage: May 12, 1892, Washington County, Indiana

v. GEORGE W. DENNEY, b. December 13, 1876, Washington County, Indiana; d. February 06, 1966, Jasper County Indiana.

Notes for GEORGE W. DENNEY:
Never married.

vi. HALEY ANNIA DENNEY, b. July 18, 1872, Washington County, Indiana; d. April 16, 1957, Jasper County, Indiana; m. (1) NOBLE WALLER; m. (2) JACOB WESTON, January 05, 1888, Washington County, Indiana.

Notes for HALEY ANNIA DENNEY:
1 DAUGHTER

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Burial: Plattsburg, Monroe Twp, Washington County, Indiana

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Marriage: January 05, 1888, Washington County, Indiana

5. JOSEPH3 DENNEY (JOSEPH2, THOMAS1, JAMESA DENNY, SIMONB) was born September 15, 1838 in Washington County, Indiana, and died January 25, 1903 in Washington County, Indiana. He married JOSEPHINE ROBERTSON, daughter of ALEXANDER ROBERTSON and CORNELIA LUMLEY. She was born October 15, 1838, and died March 20, 1912.

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Burial: Kossuth Cemetery

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Burial: Kossuth Cemetery

Children of JOSEPH DENNEY and JOSEPHINE ROBERTSON are:
i. CAPTOLIS4 DENNEY, b. August 22, 1860, Washington County, Indiana; d. August 29, 1860, Washington County, Indiana.
ii. OSCAR DENNEY, b. August 23, 1863, Washington County, Indiana; d. March 14, 1864, Washington County, Indiana.
iii. JOSEPH ALEXANDER DENNEY, b. August 05, 1875, Washington County, Indiana; d. April 28, 1952; m. MARY JACKSON; b. January 31, 1878; d. October 15, 1942.

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Burial: Kossuth Cemetery

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Burial: Kossuth Cemetery

6. JACOB3 DENNEY (JOSEPH2, THOMAS1, JAMESA DENNY, SIMONB) was born November 17, 1842 in Washington County, Indiana, and died April 16, 1910. He married HINDAGA G. CALLAWAY, daughter of NOBLE CALLAWAY and MARTHA NICHOLSON. She was born February 21, 1851 in Washington County, Indiana, and died April 24, 1909.

Notes for JACOB DENNEY:
From the "History of Washington County, Indiana, 1804" pages 904, 905:

Jacob Denney, a son of above (Joseph Denny), was born November 17, 1842. He received a good practical education; remained at home working on the farm until twenty-eight years of age. He then rented a farm in Jackson County for two years, after which he managed the Dr. T. M. Tuckers's farm for four years. In 1877, he bought the farm of 160 acres upon which he still resides. He was married January 7, 1871, to Hindaga Callaway, a daughter of Noble and Catharine (Nicholson) Callaway. They have had six children, four of whom -- Reese M., Thomas M., Ammie B. and Hindaga are living.

More About JACOB DENNEY:
Burial: Puegh Cemetery

More About HINDAGA G. CALLAWAY:
Burial: Puegh Cemetery

Children of JACOB DENNEY and HINDAGA CALLAWAY are:
i. REESE M.4 DENNEY.
ii. THOMAS M. DENNEY.
iii. AMMIE B. DENNEY.
iv. HINDAGA DENNEY.

Surnames: DENNEY
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by geneworker on 2012-11-12 18:55:39

Hi Roger. My line is through Johann Michael Hettenbach and his second wife, Anna Maria Dahl whom he married immediately after the death of his first wife in childbirth with twin sons. Our George Hattabaugh was born in Montgomery Co., PA and eventually lived in Cumberland Co. where he met Mary Koiner. Johann Michael arrived in Philadelphia in 1752 with Johan George Hettenbach, possibly his brother. Earlier, in 1749, a Jacob Hattenbach arrived and eventually settled in Delaware. His grandson Jacob ended up in Washington Co., IN. with our George. When Mary's family left PA. to take up land in Augusta Co., VA., the Hattabaughs (with various name spellings in old records) moved with them. The Hattabaugh family along with some others from Augusta Co. moved to Indiana about 1809. My lineage is: Johan Georg Hettenbach/Hattabaugh and Mary Koiner/Coiner/Kainath and their son Michael & Jane Stalker, to two of their children, my Mom's line is through Jonathan Lee & Elizabeth Walker to Newton George & Josephine Fleenor to Talmadge Hattabaugh & Lottie Agnes Roney to my mom, Ruthie Mae Hattabaugh. My Dad's lineage is from Michael and Jane Stalker's daughter Paulina who married Ira Blackwood -- that Blackwood line resulted in my grandmother Goldia Lola Blackwood who married Charley Fleenor, my Dad's parents.

I visited Augusta County, VA back in 2004 and viewed Denny gravestones and some books with references to the Denney family there. Your ancestors, Thomas Denny/Denney and Elizabeth Hattabaugh accompanied George and Mary and the rest of the family when they left Augusta County for the trek to Indiana. On the way, they stopped off in Kentucky to see Jacob Hattabaugh, the grandson of the Jacob Hattabaugh we believe was the brother of Johann Michael Hettenbach who was our George's father. Jacob moved to Indiana with them and married a widow who was of the Spears and Logan clans. Contact me at www.fleenorhattabaugh families.com to join our family research website. Our members upload research and share our findings, so there are hundreds of photos and thousands of pages of documentation on the clan. You can email me directly at geneworkers@yahoo.com
Janice

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