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               THE DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS C. DENSON AND MARY "POLLY" ROSS

                                             SUBMITTED BY: MARTHA YATES VANDVER

                                                                  Generation No. 1

1. Thomas Conner DENSON (Shadrach DENSON1) was born 22 Feb 1793 in Anson County, North Carolina, and died 22 Aug 1867 in Houston County, Texas. He married Mary "Polly" ROSS Abt. 1812 in Anson County, North Carolina. She was born Bet. 1790-1800 in Anson County, North Carolina, and died Bef 1860 in Houston County, Texas.


More about Thomas C. Denson: He was one of the petitioners of the original petition which sought the creation of Houston County, Texas in 1837. Their petition brought about the first county of the Republic of Texas.


Children of Thomas Conner DENSON and Mary "Polly" ROSS are:

+ 2 i. O'Conner DENSON was born 1813 in Anson County, North Carolina, and died 17 Jan 1860 in Houston County, Texas. He married Mary Ann SWAGGART.  She was born 1813 in Baden, Germany, and died after 1882 in Houston County, Texas.

 
3 ii. John DENSON was born 1815 in North Carolina USA, and died 1864 in Houston County, Texas, He married Mary Ann CRAWFORD 20 Jan 1839 in Houston County, Texas, daughter of Joseph Crawford and Mary Cauble. She was born 1817 in Rowan County, North Carolina, and died 1879 in Houston County, Texas


4 iii. Elizabeth W. DENSON was born 26 Jul 1817 in North Carolina, and died 12 Jan 1894. She married Nevels WASHBURN 25 Jun 1835 in Lafayette County, Arkansas.


5 iv. Joseph W. DENSON was born 12 Nov 1823 in Washington County, Alabama, and died 10 Feb1889 in Houston County, Texas. He married Caroline "Calline" HOUSTON 04 Mar 1850 in Houston County, Texas, daughter of Wilson Houston and Mary Crawford. She was born 12 Nov 1836 in Tennessee, and died 21 Oct 1918 in Houston County, Texas.


6 v. Jane DENSON was born 1825 in Illinois, and died Aft 1880 in Houston County, Texas. She married Ruffin Brown STROUD Abt 1855 in Houston County, Texas. He was born Abt 1806 in North Carolina, and died Aft 1880 in Houston County, Texas.


7 vi. Shadrach DENSON was born 1826 in Illinois or Texas, and died Nov 1870 in Houston County, Texas. He married Martha Jane SALMON Abt 1861 in Houston County, Texas. She was born 15 Oct 1843.


                                                                   Generation No. 2

2. O'Conner DENSON (Thomas Conner DENSON2, Shadrach DENSON1) was born 1813 in Anson County, North Carolina, and died 17 Jan 1860 in Houston County, Texas. He was buried Tyer Cemetery (Long Star) in Located 3.0 miles east of FM- 227, just past Davis Cemetery, Houston County, Texas. He married Mary Ann SWAGGART She was born 1817 in Baden,Germany, and died Aft 1882 in Houston County, Texas.

Children of O'Conner DENSON and Mary Ann SWAGGART are:

+ 8 i. John C.DENSON was born Nov 1844 in Houston County, Texas, and died 1927 in Houston County, Texas. he married Susan E. BRADLEY 19 Jul 1864 in Anderson County, Texas. She was born Jul 1845, and died 1924.


9 ii. Jacob J. DENSON was born 1847 in Houston County, Texas...


10 iii. Matilda DENSON was born 1848 in Houston County, Texas, and died Abt 1880 in Houston County,Texas. She married Marion Lee CLEWIS.


11 iv. Sarah Ann DENSON was born 12 Jun 1850 in Houston County, Texas, and died 13 Aug 1907 in Houston County, Texas. She married John CHAPMAN.


12 v. Melinda J. DENSON was born 12 Jun 1850 in Houston County, Texas, and died in Houston County, Texas. She married William "Billy"Hiram BROWN. He was born Nov 1843, and died in Houston County, Texas.


13 vi. O'Conner DENSON JR. was born 31 Dec 1853 in Houston County, Texas, and died 17 Jul 1915 in Houston County, Texas. He married Ida KILLION 09 Nov1883.


14 vii. Adeline "Addie" DENSON was born 04 Mar 1855 in Houston County, Texas, and died 28 Jun 1889 in Houston County, Texas. She married George L. TYRE. He was born !852.


15 viii. Caroline "Callie" DENSON was born 26 Jan 1856 in Houston County, Texas, and died 1939 in Houston County, Texas. She married Robert Lee OWENS 1879 in Houston County, Texas. He was born 12 Aug 1854 in Cartersville. Bartow County, Georgia, and died 29 Aug 1935 in Houston County, Texas..


16 ix. Mary M. DENSON was born 1858 in Houston County, Texas, and died in Tarrant County, Texas. She married George Washington ROSS. He died in Tarrant County, Texas.


                                                               Generation No. 3

8. Caroline (Callie) DENSON (O'Conner DENSON3, Thomas Conner DENSON2, Shadrach DENSON1) was born 26 Jan 1856 in Houston County, Texas, and died 1939 in Grapeland, Houston County, Texas. She was buried Refuge Cemetery Grapeland, Texas, Grave is marked with double headstone with husband Robert Owens. She married Robert Lee OWENS 1879 in Houston County, Texas, son of Obadiah Union OWENS and Loucinda -----. He was born 12 Aug 1854 in Cartersville, Bartow County, Georgia, and died 29 Aug 1935 in Grapeland, Houston County, Texas. He was buried Refuge Cemetery in Grapeland, Houston County, Texas-Double headstone with wife Caroline "Callie" Owens.

Children of Caroline (Callie) DENSON and Robert Lee OWENS are:

+ 17 i. Bertin Levandas "Bert" OWENS was born 08 Oct 1879 in Grapeland, Houston County, Texas, and died 20 Mar 1975 in Grapeland, Houston County, Texas.He married Nancy Joanna" Anna" WILLIAMS 11 Nov 1900 in Houston County, Texas, daughter of Paul Williams and Sarsh Denson. She was born 12 Feb 1877 in Houston County, Texas, and died 1953 in Houston County, Texas. Burial: Denson Cemetery, Houston County, Texas-Double headstone with husband Bert Owens.


18 ii. Bertia OWENS was born Sep1880 in Grapeland, Houston County, Texas. and died 1882 in Grapeland, Houston County, Texas


19 iii. Thomas OWENS was born 24 Dec 1881 in Grapeland, Houston County, Texas. and died 31 Oct 1889 in Grapeland, Houston County, Texas.


20 iv. William Claude OWENS was born 27 Jan 1885 in Grapeland, Houston County, Texas., and died 26 Nov 1973 in Grapeland, Houston County, Texas. He married Virginia "Jenny" BROWN. The daughter of John and Mary Brown. She was born 14 May 1870 and died 18 Mar 1963 in Grapeland, Houston County, Texas. Burial: Refuge Cemetery Houston County, Texas-Double headstone with husband Claude Owens.

More about Virginia "Jenny" Brown:
She was the granddaughter of Reuben Brown, One of the Petitioners of the original petition which sought the creation of Houston County, Texas in 1837. Their petition brought about the first county of the Republic of Texas.


21 v. Linnie Ann OWENS was born 25 Mar 1887 in Grapeland, Houston, County, Texas and died 20 Mar 1975 in Grapeland, Houston County. She married Robert Darling "Bob" YATES. He was born 18 Dec 1874 in Neshoba County, Mississippi and died 25 Sep 1958 in Grapeland, Houston County, Texas. Burial: Refuge Cemetery, Houston County, Texas-Double headstone with wife Linnie Ann.


22 vi. Walter O. OWENS was born Nov 1889 in Grapeland, Houston County, Texas. Burial: Hobbs New Mexico.


23 vii. Libby Jean OWENS was born 24 Apr 1898 in Houston County, Texas., and died 16 Sep 1994 in Houston County, Texas.  She married Benjamin Franklin Leroy SKIDMORE 12 Dec 1909 in Houston County, Texas, son of John Skidmore and Sarah Denson. He was born 09 Apr 1889 in Houston County, Texas. She married Lewis TURNER 17 Mar 1921 in Houston County, Texas. Double headstone with wife Libby Jean.


24 viii. Columbus Woodard "Jack" OWENS was born 16 Sep 1892 in Houston County, Texas, and died 01 Jul 1971. He married Effie Leola CULTER She was born 10 Oct 1896 and died 01 May 1991. Burial: Refuge Cemetery in Houston County, Texas.  Double head stone with husband Jack Owens.


25 ix. Julia Caroline OWENS was born 07 Mar 1879 in Houston County, Texas and died 14 Jun 1947 in Grapeland, Houston County, Texas. She married Franklin Homer WRIGHT He was born 26 Feb 1888 and died 16 Nov 1961 in Houston County, Texas. Burial: Refuge Cemetery Houston County, Texas-Double headstone with wife Julia Caroline.


26 x. Beulah Elizabeth OWENS was born 27 Jul 1895 in Houston County, Texas, and died 01 Mar 1990. She married Benjamin Franklin BRIMBERRY Born 1891 in Houston County, Texas and died 1955.


27 xi. Mina OWENS was born 24 Apr 1898 in Houston County, Texas and died 16 Sep 1994 in Houston County, Texas. She married Otis B. BROWN 20 Dec 1916 in Houston County, Texas. Son of James Brown and Sudie Allen. He was born 09 Dec 1895 in Houston County, Texas. Died 20 Nov 1964 in Houston County, Texas Burial: Refuge Cemetery, Houston County, Texas-Double headstone with wife Mina.


28 xii. Alma Lee OWENS was born 16 Sep 1899 in Houston County, Texas, and died 06 Jan 1984 in Texas, She married John KIRKPATRICK 27 Jul 1915 in Houston County, Texas. He died Abt 1920 in Houston County, Texas. She married Roscoe Wiley CUTLER, son of Thomas Cutler and Mary Brooks. He was born 27 Jul 1901 in Houston County, Texas, and died 02 Mar 1963.


                                                                    Generation No. 4

17. Linnie Ann OWENS (Caroline (Callie) DENSON4, O'Conner DENSON3, Thomas Conner DENSON2, Shadrach DENSON1) was born 25 Mar 1887 in Grapeland, Houston County, Texas, and died 20 Mar 1975 in Grapeland, Houston County, Texas. She was buried Refuge Cemetery in Grapeland, Houston County, Texas. She married Robert Darling ( Bob) YATES 04 Oct 1903 in Houston County, Texas, son of William Lafayette YATES and Edna Amelia SALTER. He was born 18 Dec 1874 in Neshoba County, Mississippi, and died 25 Sep 1958 in Grapeland, Houston County, Texas. He was buried Refuge Cemetery in Grapeland, Houston County, Texas.

Children of Linnie Ann OWENS and Robert Darling ( Bob) YATES are:

+ 29 i. Robert Lafayette YATES was born 28 Jul 1904 in Grapeland, Houston County, Texas, and died 18 Dec 1981 in Longview, Gregg County, Texas. He married Millie Dee KID.


+ 30 ii. Andrew Bernice YATES was born 17 Mar 1906 in Grapeland, Houston County, Texas and died May 1963 in Galveston, Texas. He married Living BRIMBERRY Burial: Davis Cemetery, Grapeland, Houston County, Texas.


+ 31 iii. Walter Mayo YATES was born 23 Oct 1907 in Grapeland, Houston County, Texas and died May1971 in Cleveland, Liberty County, Texas. He married Ora D. CLARK  23 Sep 1934 in Grapeland, Houston County, Texas. She was born 10 Dec 1914 in Grapeland, Houston County, Texas and died 01 Jun 2000 in Cleveland, Liberty, County, Texas. Burial: Plum Grove Cemetery, Liberty County, Texas-Double headstone with wife Ora.


+ 32 iv. Lee Roy YATES was born May 24,1909 in Houston County, Texas, and died Jan.07,1998 in Grapeland, Houston County, Texas. He married Living OLIVER.


+ 33 v. Gladys Marie YATES was born Feb. 20,1911 in Houston Co., Texas, and died June 28,1977 in Grapeland, Houston County, Texas. She married Marvin Lee Roy IVEY.  He was born 09 Dec 1906 and died 14 April 2003 in Grapeland, Houston County, Texas. Burial: Refuge Cemetery Houston County, Texas-Double headstone with husband Roy Ivey.


+ 34 vi. Odis Rill YATES was born 23 Jul 1912 in Houston County, Texas, and died 14 Aug 1997 in Warren, Tyler County, Texas.  He married Dollie GIPSON She was born 20 Apr 1913, and died 27 Oct 1997 in Warren, Tyler County, Texas. Burial : Evergreen Cemetery, Percilla, Houston County, Texas


+ 35 vii. Boyd Olan (Bud) YATES was born 18 Feb 1914 in Grapeland, Houston County, Texas, and died 09 Jan 1984 in Grapeland, Houston County, Texas.  He married Johnnie ADAMS. She was born 10 Aug 1917 in Houston County, Texas, and died Nov 1990 in Grapeland, Houston County, Texas.


+ 36 viii. Travis Louise (Pete) YATES was born 11 Aug 1917 in Grapeland, Houston County, Texas, and died 02 Dec ,1976 in Percilla, Houston County, Texas She married Artie Cloyce LIVELY. he was born 12 Nov 1915, and died 9 Aug 1970 in Houston County, Texas.  Burial : Evergreen Cemetery, Percilla, Houston County, Texas-Double headstone with husband Artie Lively.


+ 37 ix. Ohtis Mozelle (Shine) YATES was born Abt. 1919 in Grapeland, Houston Co., Texas, and died 06 Dec 1964 in Pittsburg, Morris County, Texas.  She married Harl Nathaniel DUNCAN. He was born 03 Apr 1921 in Pittsburg, Camp County, Texas, and died 23 Mar 1982 in Smith County, Texas.


+ 38 x. Billy Ray (Bill) YATES was born 10 Oct 1922 in Jayton, Kent County, Texas, and died 02 Dec 1985 in Jasper, Texas.  He married Living PERRY, He married Living WRIGHT, He married Living COLLINS. Burial: Refuge Cemetery Grapeland, Houston County, Texas


+ 39 xi. Living YATES was born 1925 in Houston County, Texas. 


                                                              Generation No. 5

29. Robert Lafayette YATES (Linnie Ann OWENS5, Caroline (Callie) DENSON4, O'Conner DENSON3, Thomas Conner DENSON2, Shadrach DENSON1) was born 28 Jul 1904 in Grapeland, Houston County, Texas, and died 18 Dec 1981 in Longview, Gregg County, Texas. He married Millie Dee KIDD 13 Sep 1925. She was born 21 Apr 1909 in Jayton, Kent County, Texas, and died 17 Dec 1996 in Longview, Gregg County, Texas.

Children of Robert lafayetteYATES and Millie Dee Kidd are:
40 i. Neva Obenia Yates Was born Abt 1926 and died 27 Nov 1997 in Gregg County, Texas.  She married George Leslie Bratcher.

 


30. Walter Mayo YATES (Linnie Ann OWENS5, Caroline (Callie) DENSON4, O'Conner DENSON3, Thomas Conner DENSON2, Shadrach DENSON1) was born 29 Oct 1907 in Grapeland, Houston County, Texas, and died 14 May 1971 in Cleveland, Liberty County, Texas. He married Ora D. CLARK 23 Sep 1934 in Grapeland, Houston County, Texas. She was born 10 Dec 1914 in Grapeland, Houston County, Texas, and died 01 Jun 2000 in Cleveland, Liberty County, Texas.


31. Andrew Bernice YATES (Linnie Ann OWENS5, Caroline (Callie) DENSON4, O'Conner DENSON3, Thomas Conner DENSON2, Shadrach DENSON1) was born March 17,1906 in Houston County, Texas, and died May,1963 in Galveston,Texas. He married Living BRIMBERRY.


32. Lee Roy YATES (Linnie Ann OWENS5, Caroline (Callie) DENSON4, O'Conner DENSON3, Thomas Conner DENSON2, Shadrach DENSON1) was born May 24,1909 in Houston County, Texas, and died Jan.07,1998 in Grapeland, Houston County, Texas. He married Living OLIVER.

Children of Lee Roy YATES and Living OLIVER are: 49 i. Living YATES.
50 ii. Marilyn YATES was born 04 Mar 1936 in Grapeland, Houston County, Texas, and died Abt 1968 in Grapeland, Houston County, Texas.


51 iii. Living YATES.


52 iv. Kathleen Ann"Kathy" YATES was born 01 Jun 1948 in Grapeland, Houston County, Texas, and died 2004 in Grapeland, Houston County, Texas.

33. Gladys Marie YATES (Linnie Ann OWENS5, Caroline (Callie) DENSON4, O'Conner DENSON3, Thomas Conner DENSON2, Shadrach DENSON1) was born Feb. 20,1911 in Houston County, Texas, and died June 28,1977 in Grapeland, Houston County, Texas. She married Marvin Leroy "Roy" IVEY, son of George Harvey IVEY and Hannah Tennesee STOWE. He was born 09 Dec 1906 in Grapeland, Houston County, Texas and died 14 Apr 2003 in Grapeland, Houston County, Texas. He was buried Refuge Cemetery in Grapeland, Houston County, Texas..

Children of Gladys Marie YATES and Marvin Leroy "Roy" IVEY are:

53 i. Living IVEY. He married Living STELLONE.
54 ii. Living IVEY.
55 iii. Living IVEY. She married James Elwood "Jim" WATSON. He was born 01 Jul 1930, and died 28 Apr 1992 in Houston County, Texas.
56 iv. Living IVEY.
57 v. Living IVEY.
58 vi. Glynel IVEY was born 18 Jun 1941 in Grapeland, Houston County, Texas , and died 17 Dec 1973 in Houston County, Texas.
59 vii. Janice D. IVEY was born 16 Jun 1950 in Grapeland, Houston County, Texas, and died 21 Jun 1950 in Grapeland, Houston County, Texas.
60 viii. Living IVEY.

34. Odis Rill YATES (Linnie Ann OWENS5, Caroline (Callie) DENSON4, O'Conner DENSON3, Thomas Conner DENSON2, Shadrach DENSON1) was born 23 Jul 1912 in Houston County, Texas, and died 14 Aug 1997 in Warren, Tyler County., Texas. He married Dollie GIBSON. She was born 20 Apr 1913 in Houston County, Texas, and died 27 Oct 1997 in Warren, Tyler County, Texas.

Children of Odis Rill YATES and Dollie GIBSON are:

61 i. Living YATES.
62 ii. Living YATES.
63 iii. Troy YATES was born 30 Nov 1932 in Houston County, Texas, and died 04 Jan 1985 in Sour Lake, Hardin County, Texas
64 iv. Living YATES.

35. Boyd Olan (Bud) YATES (Linnie Ann OWENS5, Caroline (Callie) DENSON4, O'Conner DENSON3, Thomas Conner DENSON2, Shadrach DENSON1) was born 18 Feb 1914 in Grapeland, Houston County, Texas, and died 09 Jan 1984 in Grapeland, Houston County, Texas. He married Johnnie ADAMS. She was born 10 Aug 1917 in Houston County, Texas, and died 12 Nov 1990 in Grapeland, Houston County, Texas.

36. Travis Louise (Pete) YATES (Linnie Ann OWENS5, Caroline (Callie) DENSON4, O'Conner DENSON3, Thomas Conner DENSON2, Shadrach DENSON1) was born 11 Aug 1917 in Grapeland, Houston County, Texas, and died 02 Dec ,1976 in Percilla, Houston County, Texas. She married Artie Clovis LIVELY. He was born 12 Nov 1915 in Texas, and died 09 Aug 1970 in Grapeland, Houston County, Texas. Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Precilla, Houston County, Texas-Double headstone with wife Pete Lively.

37. Ohtis Mozelle (Shine) YATES (Linnie Ann OWENS5, Caroline (Callie) DENSON4, O'Conner DENSON3, Thomas Conner DENSON2, Shadrach DENSON1) was born Abt. 1919 in Grapeland, Houston County, Texas, and died 06 Dec 1964 in Pittsburg, Morris County, Texas. She married Harl Nathaniel DUNCAN. He was born 03 Apr 1921 in Pittsburg, Camp County, Texas, and died 23 Mar 1982 in Smith County, Texas.

Children of Ohtis Mozelle (Shine) YATES and Harl Nathaniel DUNCAN are:

80 i. Living DUNCAN.
81 ii. Living DUNCAN.
82 iii. Randy Harl DUNCAN was born 08 Feb 1959 in Pittsburg, Camp County, Texas, and died 06 Dec 1964 in Morris County, Texas.

38. Billy Ray (Bill) YATES (Linnie Ann OWENS5, Caroline (Callie) DENSON4, O'Conner DENSON3, Thomas Conner DENSON2, Shadrach DENSON1) was born 10 Oct 1922 in Jayton, Kent Co., Texas, and died 02 Dec 1985 in Jasper, Texas. He was buried Refuge Cemetery Grapeland,Texas-Grave has a Military Marker-US ARMY WW II. He married Living PERRY. He married Living WRIGHT in Grapeland, Houston County, Texas. He married Living COLLINS.

Child of Billy Ray (Bill) YATES and Living PERRY is:

83 i. Trudy Dale YATES was born 08 Apr 1947 in Grapeland, Houston County, Texas, and died 27 June 1947 in Grapeland, Houston County Texas.
 

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