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Family of Nancy Dickson WALKER (2) & Robert Robinson DENNISON

6. Chesley M. DENNISON. Born in Jul 1833 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 41, Chesley M. died in Henderson County, Tennessee on 11 Mar 1875. Buried in Mar 1875 in Union Church Cemetery, Lone Elm, Henderson County, Tennessee.

Chesley M. married Mary JOHNSON, daughter of Love JOHNSON & Mary ?. Born in 1837. At the age of 85, Mary died on 16 Jun 1922. Buried in Jun 1922 in Union Church Cemetery, Lone Elm, Henderson County, Tennessee. Alias/AKA: "Polly".

They had the following children:
i. Rebecca N. Born on 27 May 1858. At the age of 96, Rebecca N died in Newbern, Dyer County, Tennessee on 6 Dec 1954. Buried in Dec 1954 in Union Church Cemetery, Chesterfield, Henderson County, Tennessee.

Rebecca Dennison never married.

28 ii. Henry Sherman (1866-1934)
iii. Phillip R.

iv. William Dovie.

v. Patrick G.

vi. Rother E.


7. William Presley DENNISON. Born on 11 Jul 1836 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 72, William Presley died in Henderson County, Tennessee on 17 May 1909. Buried in May 1909 in Union Church Cemetery, Lone Elm, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in 20th District, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1870. Alias/AKA: "Presley".

In 1856 when William Presley was 19, he married Sarah JOHNSON, daughter of Love JOHNSON & Mary ?. Born on 10 Jul 1840. Buried in Union Church Cemetery, Lone Elm, Henderson County, Tennessee. Alias/AKA: "Sallie".

They had the following children:
i. Infant. Born on 25 Jan 1857. Infant died on 25 Jan 1857. Buried in Jan 1857 in Union Church Cemetery, Chesterfield, Henderson County, Tennessee.

29 ii. Alexander Washington (1859-1941)
iii. James Presley. Alias/AKA: "Jim".

iv. Oliver Honest.

v. Lincoln G. Alias/AKA: "Link".


8. Washington H DENNISON. Born in 1837 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 69, Washington H died in 8th District, Henderson County, Tennessee on 30 Nov 1906. Buried in Nov 1906 in Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in 20th District, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1870. Alias/AKA: "Wesley".

On 7 Apr 1863 when Washington H was 26, he married Martha Jane FULLER, daughter of James Hill FULLER Senior (1823-1892) & Eleanor McCALL (1824-1874). Born on 10 Jul 1847 in Lone Elm, Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 84, Martha Jane died in Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee on 24 May 1932. Buried in May 1932 in Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in District 16, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1850.

They had the following children:
i. Adelaide. Born on 27 Sep 1864. Adelaide died on 14 Oct 1864.

30 ii. James Robert (1866-1955)
31 iii. Phillip Henry (1868-1943)
iv. Delia Elizabeth. Born on 29 Oct 1870. At the age of 27, Delia Elizabeth died in Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee on 7 Oct 1898. Buried in Oct 1898 in Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee.

Delia Elizabeth married John W PEYTON, son of George PEYTON & Mary ?. Resided in Shawnee, Oklahoma in 1924.

John W Peyton and Delia Elizabeth Dennison had no children.

32 v. Nancy Ellender (1874-1935)
vi. William Patrick. Born on 13 Apr 1876. At the age of 73, William Patrick died in Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee on 29 May 1949. Buried in May 1949 in Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1943. Occupation: Farmer.

William Patrick married Victoria GIBSON, daughter of Green B. GIBSON (1829-1926) & Satirayan BISHOP (1847-1900). Born in 1882. At the age of 89, Victoria died in 1971. Buried in 1971 in Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee.

vii. Washington Hill. Born on 5 Jan 1878. At the age of 77, Washington Hill died on 20 May 1955. Buried on 20 May 1955 in Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1943. Alias/AKA: "Watt".

Autobiography: Washington Hill Denison was born in Henderson County on a farm 10 miles northwest of Lexington, January 5, 1878, the son of W. W. and Martha Fuller Denison.

He attended the country schools of the County and took the course prescribed in the old Southern Normal University at Huntingdon, Tennessee, receiving the B. A. Degree from this institution in the classes of 1900 and 1901.

For a number of years he taught school in Henderson County, and other sections of West Tennessee. He was admitted to the bar in the summer of 1903, taking the first examination held by the State Board of Law Examiners at Jackson in June 1903.

He began the active practice of law at Lexington in January 1907, and at the same time performed the duties of County Superintendent of Schools of the County, though he had practiced law at Decaturville for a few months prior thereto. He served for a period of ten years as County Superintendent in connection with his law practice, and retired voluntarily at the end of that period, not being a candidate to succeed himself at the January term, 1917.

He formed a partnership for the practice of law with Hon. E. W. Essary in 1915 and this relationship lasted until 1929, with the exception of the time spent on the Chancery Bench and the Court of Civil Appeals.

He was appointed Chancellor by Governor A. A. Taylor in June, 1921, to succeed Chancellor J. W. Ross, when Ross became Federal Judge where he served until the regular August election in 1922, when he was defeated by the former Governor Tom C. Rye. Soon thereafter, Denison was appointed on the Court of Civil Appeals by Governor A. A. Taylor to serve during the sickness of Judge Sid Clark of Trenton, serving during the fall session of that Court at Nashville, 1922.

Early in 1923, he resumed the practice of law in partnership with Hon. E. W. Essary. He became an independent candidate for judge of the 12th Judicial Circuit in the August election, 1926, defeating Judge N. R. Barham, the Democratic candidate for that office, and after a long contest with his unsuccessful opponent, he was declared elected by the Supreme Court of Tennessee, the last of May 1929, assuming the duties of that office the first of June 1929, where he is now serving the people of the 12th Judicial Circuit of Tennessee.

He married to Katherine B. Gaston of Nashville, Tennessee, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. B. J. Gaston, on the 20th day of March 1917. They have two children, Katherine L., aged 12 years, and W. H. Jr., aged 8 years. These four, with his mother now in her 83rd year, constitute the family circle, his mother having lived in his home since the death of the father nearly a quarter of a century ago.

Judge Denison has the reputation of being a fair and honest Judge. He is a republican, and was elected Judge in a district that is overwhelmingly democratic. This alone speaks for the confidence the people put in Judge Denison.



viii. George Garner. Born on 19 Jul 1880. At the age of 69, George Garner died in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas in Jun 1950. Resided in Dallas, Texas in 1943. Occupation: Salesman.

George Garner married Mary ?.

George Garner Dennison and Mary had no children.

ix. Harriett Catherine. Born on 1 Sep 1882. At the age of 66, Harriett Catherine died in Sep 1949. Buried in Sep 1949 in McLoud, Oklahoma. Resided in McLoud, Oklahoma in 1932. Alias/AKA: "Hattie".

Harriett Catherine Dennison died in Lexington, Tennessee, while visiting her brother, Washington Hill Dennison.

Harriett Catherine married W. Arthur HALL.

x. Emmett Fuller. Born on 30 Sep 1884. At the age of 72, Emmett Fuller died on 3 Apr 1957. Buried in Apr 1957 in Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1943. Resided in Maryville, Tennessee in 1932. Occupation: Insurance.

Emmett Fuller Dennison never married.

xi. Hubert Eugene. Born on 10 Jul 1887. Resided in Atlanta, Georgia in 1943.

1932 - Instructor in history at Georgia Tech University, Atlanta, Georgia.

33 xii. Martha Jane (1889-1919)

9. Frances M DENNISON. Born on 12 Jun 1839 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 87, Frances M died in Chesterfield, Henderson County, Tennessee on 4 Feb 1927. Buried in Feb 1927 in Union Church Cemetery, Lone Elm, Henderson County, Tennessee.

Frances M first married David J JOHNSON, son of Love JOHNSON & Mary ?. Born on 16 Jul 1831. At the age of 41, David J died on 29 Aug 1872. Buried in Aug 1872 in Union Church Cemetery, Chesterfield, Henderson County, Tennessee. Alias/AKA: "Dove".

They had the following children:
i. Curry W. Born in Oct 1854. Resided in Oklahoma in Feb 1927.

ii. Lucus M. Born in Mar 1868. Resided in Henderson County, Tennessee in Feb 1927. Alias/AKA: "Luke".

iii. Atlas D. Born in Mar 1868. Resided in Henderson County, Tennessee in Feb 1927.

Atlas D married Viola WALLACE, daughter of Robert W WALLACE (1854-1913) & Ellander E. McCALL (1853-1900). Resided in Henderson County, Tennessee in 1913.


Frances M second married George A. DUKE, son of Jefferson G DUKE & Nancy M ?. Born on 21 Jan 1850. At the age of 61, George A. died on 22 Feb 1911. Buried in Feb 1911 in Union Church Cemetery, Chesterfield, Henderson County, Tennessee.

They had the following children:
i. Infant. Born on 19 Aug 1878. Infant died on 19 Aug 1878. Buried in Aug 1878 in Union Church Cemetery, Chesterfield, Henderson County, Tennessee.

ii. Everett V. Resided in Madison County, Tennessee in 1927.

iii. Zora. Resided in Madison County, Tennessee in 1927.

Zora married Fayette WALKER.

iv. William Allen.


10. Mary Ann DENNISON. Born on 21 Sep 1843 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 87, Mary Ann died in Chesterfield, Henderson County, Tennessee on 23 Feb 1931. Buried in Feb 1931 in Union Church Cemetery, Lone Elm, Henderson County, Tennessee.

Mary Ann first married Captain Francis M REED, son of Joseph REED Junior (1808-1863) & Talitha Cumin FULLER (1822-1903). Born in 1843 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 31, Francis M died in Henderson County, Tennessee on 16 Jul 1874. Buried in Jul 1874 in Union Church Cemetery, Lone Elm, Henderson County, Tennessee. Alias/AKA: "Frank".

Military: Frank Reed reached the rank of lieutenant in the 11th Illinois Cavalry during the American Civil War.

Frank Reed died from the accidental discharge of his own gun while on a bear hunt in 1874.

They had one child:
i. Nora. Alias/AKA: "Nonie".


Mary Ann second married John Cox Pinkney MYRACLE, son of Lawrence L. MYRACLE & Jane H COX. Born on 9 Apr 1837. At the age of 62, John Cox Pinkney died in Beacon, Decatur County, Tennessee on 18 Jun 1899. Buried in Jun 1899 in Myracle Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee.

John Cox Pinkney Myracle served as the Decatur County Judge from 1886 until 1890.

They had one child:
34 i. Mary Isabella (1877-1950)

Pinkney Myracle and Mary Dennison had no children.

11. Robert Lafayette DENNISON. Born on 8 Mar 1854 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 88, Robert Lafayette died in Chesterfield, Henderson County, Tennessee on 9 Nov 1942. Buried in Nov 1942 in Union Church Cemetery, Lone Elm, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in Chesterfield, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1931. Alias/AKA: "Fayette".

On 5 Aug 1877 when Robert Lafayette was 23, he married Dovie A DOUGLAS, in Decatur County, Tennessee. Born on 26 Mar 1861. At the age of 82, Dovie A died on 5 Oct 1943. Buried in Oct 1943 in Union Church Cemetery, Lone Elm, Henderson County, Tennessee.

They had the following children:
35 i. Arthur L (1878-1919)
ii. Etta. Born in Apr 1882. Resided in Paducah, McCracken County, Kentucky.

Etta married Allen WALLACE.


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