Ashley Denton

Ashley Newton 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) San Antonio, Bexar County. Directory of the Members of the Thirteenth Legislature of the State of Texas, 1873.
(2) Boerne, Kendall County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, Private, Cavalry Company, 19th Cavalry (Burford's Regiment), commanding officer Captain Patrick H. Saunders, enlistment date 3/31/1862 at age 26 at Veal's Station, Parker County. Ashley N. Denton, Texas, U.S., Muster Roll Index Cards, 1838-1900; Ashley M. Denton, U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865; Ashley M. Denton, U.S., Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865.

Other Resources

  • Ashley N. Denton, allopath, death date 3/4/1901 in Austin, Texas, wife Margaret H. Murchison, daughter Frances B. Denton. Directory of Deceased American Physicians, 1804-1929; Lineage Book, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Volume 49, 1904, North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000.
  • 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.
  • Census of 1870 - Asaby Denton, Southerland Springs, Wilson County, age 34, born circa 1836 in Texas, physician, wife Maggie.
    Census of 1880 - Ashley N. Denton, San Marcos, Hays County, age 44, born circa 1836 in Native America, physician, wife Margaret. FamilySearch. 1870 1880
  • Ashley Newton Denton, birth date 3/12/1836, death date 3/4/1901, burial in San Marcos Cemetery. Find a Grave.
  • Account of the gunfight in which Ashley Denton killed John W. Curtis, pp. 86-89. Historical Sketch of Parker County and Weatherford, Texas, 1877.
  • Margaret Hester Murchison and Ashley N. Denton were married 6/25/1861. On 8/22/1867, 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.


  • Photograph. Ashley Denton, 13th Legislature, DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Texas Photographs
  • Photograph. Ashley Denton, 13th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

13th R.S. - 1873
Military Affairs  
Privileges and Elections  
Public Lands and Land Office  
State Affairs  

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