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Dr. William Henry Denny

Dr. William Henry Denny was born in Richmond, Virginia, 1822, the son of Richard Samuel and Matilda Frayser Denny. After graduating from Hampden-Sydney College of Virginia in 1841 with a degree in Medicine, he moved to Texas and lived in several locations before moving to old Randolph.

 

He had, in the meantime, married Susan Amaranth Gayle, a daughter of Richard Gayle, who later had purchased one thousand acres of land fifteen miles south-West of Lovelady on Gayle's Creek.

 

Dr. Denny later moved to Crockett and purchased the house, recently razed, that was located at the corner of Milan and Sixth Street. He formed a partnership with Dr. James L. Lipscomb, the father of "Dr. Will" who was beloved by past generations of County citizens.

 

After the death of his wife, Susan, in 1870, and after moving to Crockett, Dr. Denny married Frances (Wooten) Slater, a native of Woodville, and widow of Frank Slater who lost his life in the Civil War. Dr. Denny was a deeply religious man, and was an Elder of the First Presbyterian Church of Crockett on Highway 7, (now owned by Charles Carter, a lawyer of Crockett) where he was living at the time of his death.

 

He had ten children by his first marriage, four died in infancy. Martha Matilda, Mary Susan, and Anna Isabella never married. The latter two were school teachers.

 

(There is much more in Houston County History Book) A copy will be available by Sept. (3rd printing of the book . $200 hchc@co.houston.tx.us

Descendants of Richard Samuel Denny:

1 Richard Samuel Denny
.. Matilda Frayser
........ 2 William Henry Denny 1822 -
............ Susan Amarant Gayle - 1870
................... 3 William Henry Denny
....................... Ada Louise Beasley 1868 - 1947
............................. 4 Grace Smith Denny 1891 -
............................. 4 Sue Gayle Denny 1893 - 1957
............................. 4 Ada Beasley Denny 1895 - 1936
................................. Bryan F. Williams
........................................ 5 Ada Jane Williams
........................................ 5 Bryan F. Williams
........................................ 5 Grace Denny Williams
............................. 4 William Henry Denny 1898 - 1959
................................. Beryl Brooks
............................. 4 Stephen Thomas Denny 1901 - 1972
................................. Edna Velma Satterwhite
........................................ 5 Steve Denny
................... 3 Martha Matilda Denny
................... 3 Mary Susan Denny
................... 3 Anna Isabella Denny
................... 3 George Howell Denny
....................... Lucy Mae Baker 1878 - 1971
............................. 4 [3] William Mudock Denny 1896 - 1982
................................. [4] Ione Elizabeth Lundy 1898 -
........................................ 5 [5] Ione Elizabeth Denny
............................................ [6] Carl Cooperrider
.................................................. 6 [7] Carl Denny Cooperrider
...................................................... [8] Margaret McEvoy
............................................................. 7 [9] Jeb William McEvoy
.................................................. 6 [10] Stuart Luncy Cooperrider
.................................................. 6 [1] David Collin Head
.................................................. 6 [2] Seth McPhail Head
........................................ *2nd Husband of [5] Ione Elizabeth Denny:
............................................ [11] Christopher Head
.................................................. 6 [1] David Collin Head
.................................................. 6 [2] Seth McPhail Head
.................................................. 6 [12] Kathryn McINtosh Head
.................................................. 6 [13] Sarah McClure Head
........................................ 5 [14] William Murdock Denny
............................................ [15] Gay Shillady
.................................................. 6 [16] Ellen Gay Denny
.................................................. 6 [17] Nancy Beth Denny
.................................................. 6 [18] Linda Ann Denny
................... *2nd Wife of George Howell Denny:
....................... Lucy May Baker 1878 - 1971
............................. 4 [3] William Mudock Denny 1896 - 1982
................................. [4] Ione Elizabeth Lundy 1898 -
........................................ 5 [5] Ione Elizabeth Denny
............................................ [6] Carl Cooperrider
.................................................. 6 [7] Carl Denny Cooperrider
...................................................... [8] Margaret McEvoy
............................................................. 7 [9] Jeb William McEvoy
.................................................. 6 [10] Stuart Luncy Cooperrider
.................................................. 6 [1] David Collin Head
.................................................. 6 [2] Seth McPhail Head
........................................ *2nd Husband of [5] Ione Elizabeth Denny:
............................................ [11] Christopher Head
.................................................. 6 [1] David Collin Head
.................................................. 6 [2] Seth McPhail Head
.................................................. 6 [12] Kathryn McINtosh Head
.................................................. 6 [13] Sarah McClure Head
........................................ 5 [14] William Murdock Denny
............................................ [15] Gay Shillady
.................................................. 6 [16] Ellen Gay Denny
.................................................. 6 [17] Nancy Beth Denny
.................................................. 6 [18] Linda Ann Denny
................... 3 Frances Adelaide Denny 1855 - 1920
....................... James Vann Collins
............................. 4 Alfred Clark Collins
................................. Hallie Burton Ellis 1892 - 1936
........................................ 5 Alfred Clark Collins 1917 - 1959
............................................ Esther Lucy Markham 1920 - 2002
.................................................. 6 Alfred Clark Collins
...................................................... Elaine Collins
.................................................. 6 John Markham Collins
...................................................... Rebecca Ann Bush
............................................................. 7 Christiane Elaine Collins
.................................................. 6 Ross Winston Collins
...................................................... Sue Collins
............................. 4 [19] Mattie Collins
................................. William Isac Kennedy
........................................ 5 [20] Will Ike Kennedy
............................................ Jean Marie Smith
........................................ *2nd Wife of [20] Will Ike Kennedy:
............................................ [19] Mattie Collins
........................................ 5 Fannie Pauline Kennedy
............................................ Horace Bogue Anderson
.................................................. 6 Janis Clare Anderson
...................................................... Noella Thomas Descamps
............................................................. 7 Amy Lynn Descamps
............................................................. 7 Erica Marie Descamps
.................................................. *2nd Husband of Janis Clare Anderson:
...................................................... Robert Bruce Clark
............................. *2nd Husband of [19] Mattie Collins:
................................. [20] Will Ike Kennedy
............................. 4 Brownie Collins
............................. 4 William Denny Collins 1888 - 1960
................................. William Frances Powell
........................................ 5 Maxine Marville Collins
............................................ Harold Baretley Martin
.................................................. 6 Frederick Martin
.................................................. 6 Cherie Jean Martin
........................................ 5 James Powell Collins
............................................ Clara Norma Sullivan
.................................................. 6 Linda Collins
........................................ 5 William Denny Collins
............................................ Corine Turner
.................................................. 6 Carolyn Ann Collins
.................................................. 6 Frances Lynn Collins
........................................ 5 Mattie Bell Collins
........................................ 5 Evelyn Collins 1894 - 1918
............................................ Leslie Dixon
................... 3 Samuel Alexander Denny 1857 - 1951
....................... Mary Louise Tenney
........ *2nd Wife of William Henry Denny:
............ Frances (Wooten) Slater