from Tennessee Cousins, p. 485-488
"Notes on the Origin and History of the Denton Family"
This meeting at which the officers named above (among others) were on hands,
was held on September 2nd, 1755.
Proceedings of the First court of Washington District
At a meeting of the County Court of the Washington District on Thursday, August 27, 1778, the following residents of the District came into
court and took the oath of allegiance:
Charles Robertson (of Buffalo [Ridge])
Christopher Cunningham, Jr.
John Brown, Sr.
And on the same date  these men were selected on the Grand Jury:
At the May Term, 1780:
Ordered that a fine of One Hundred Pounds be imposed on John Chisholm, Esq. (A member of the Court) for being guilty of striking and beating Abraham Denton in the courtyard; also for disturbing the peace and the decorum of this Court and that the Clerk issue an execution for the same.
This John Chisholm, who "beat up" Abraham Denton, was the same John Chisholm who afterwards appeared in Knox County and whose family is written up in the Knox County section of these notes.