East Tennessee is part of Appalachia. At the end of the French and Indian War, colonists began drifting into the area. In 1769, they first settled along the Watauga River. During the Revolution, the Overmountain Men defeated British loyalists at the Battle of Kings Mountain. The State of Franklin was formed in the 1780s, but never admitted to the Union.
Samuel Denton was born about 1734.
He married Margaret Moore.
Will; Samuel Denton , Jan 11, 1814
To wife, Martha, 198 acres land on Cheroke Creek, at her death to be equally divided between my five sons, and also land in Cocke County on Causby Creek.
Executrix: Martha Denton
Wit.; Henry King, John Carr, John Miller.
Proven February Sessions, 1814.
Signed Samuel Denton. Washington County, Tennessee
Date: January 11, 1814
Source: Will book No. 1, pg. 100
Wife - Martha
Children - Jonas, Thomas, John, Jonathan, David, Samuel, Laura, Lavinia, Tabitha, Abigail, Martha, Anna Executors - Martha Denton (wife)
Witnesses - Henry King, John Carr, John Miller