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Ashley Denton Ashley Denton
Full Name: Ashley Newton Denton
Date of birth: March 12, 1836
Date of death: March 4, 1901

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 29 Jan 14, 1873 - Jan 13, 1874 13th (1) (2)   Democrat Boerne / Kendall   Bandera, Bexar, Blanco, Burnet, Comal, Edwards, Gillespie, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Llano, Mason, Menard, Wilson
(1) Home post office - San Antonio; home county - Bexar. Directory of the Members of the Thirteenth Legislature of the State of Texas, 1873.
(2) Home address - Boerne; home county - Kendall. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • DENTON, ASHLEY NEWTON (1836-1901). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 72. Birth date 3/12/1836. Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature, 1885.
  • Other Resources
  • A.N. Denton of San Antonio - physician, born in Texas, age 36. Directory of the Members of the Thirteenth Legislature of the State of Texas, 1873.
  • Ashley Newton Denton, birth date 3/12/1836, death date 3/4/1901, interment in San Marcos Cemetery. Find a Grave.
  • Account of the gunfight in which Ashley Denton killed John W. Curtis, Historical Sketch of Parker County and Weatherford Texas. HeritageQuest Online.
  • Census of 1870 lists Asaly Denton of Southerland Spring, Wilson county - physician, born in Texas, age 34, wife Maggie. Census of 1880 lists Ashley N. Denton of San Marcos, Hays county - physician, born in Texas, age 44, wife Margaret. HeritageQuest Online.
  • Margaret Hester Murchison and Ashley N. Denton were married June 25th, 1861. On 22 August 1867, William A. Haile wrote to Allie Murchison, “Your Aunt Maggie Denton lives at Sutherland Springs twenty miles south of this. Your Grand Pa lives with her.” Murdock Murchison and Sarah Hogue Ross Family Bible Record.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Ashley Denton, 13th Legislature, DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Collection.
  • Photograph. Ashley Denton, 13th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 13th session composite photo of Senate and House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • 13th session composite photo of Senate and House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Pictorial Monogram of the State Government of Texas 1873 (DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Collection). DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Collection..
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