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Green A. DENHAM 12629 - Whitley Co

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Green A. DENHAM 12629 - Whitley Co

Posted: 1511357797000
Classification: Biography
Surnames: Denham, Noe, Huggins, McCullough
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Kentucky Genealogy and Biography, Volume 8B, Battle-Perrin-Kniffin, 2nd ed., 1886

GREEN A. DENHAM, attorney-at-law, Williamsburgh, Whitley County, Ky., was born in Williamsburgh, February 4, 1852. His father, Samuel Denham, a native of Pulaski County, Ky., was born in 1828, was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools. In early life he learned and worked at the tanner’s trade at Somerset, and at the outbreak of the Mexican war he enlisted in the Third Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, and served until the close of the war. He then returned to Somerset and served out his apprenticeship at the tanner’s trade, and subsequently removed to Williamsburgh, where he conducted a tannery for a number of years. He then engaged in the mercantile business at Williamsburgh, which he continued until his death. About 1853 he was elected county jailer of Whitley County, and served one term. His father was Squire Denham, also a native of Kentucky. Samuel Denham married, in 1850, Elizabeth L., a daughter of Dr. Charles Noe, a native of Virginia. She bore him six children, one daughter and five sons viz: Green A., Samuel, William R., an infant, Joeph and Ella B. Mrs. Elizabeth L. Denham is still living in Williamsburgh. Green A. Denham was reared in Williamsburg, and in early life attended school at Richmond, Ky., and also the East Tennessee University at Knoxville, Tenn. He taught school in Whitley County, as well as in Tennessee and Indiana. About 1872 he commenced the study of law, and in 1874-75 attended the Law School at Lexington, Ky., being subsequently admitted to the bar. He has since devoted his attention to the practice of his profession. In 1882 he was elected county attorney, in which capacity he served one term. In 1886 he bought the Williamsburgh Times, an independent organ of about 1,000 circulation, which he has since edited. He also, in 1880, made an active race for Congress from the Eleventh District, on the Democratic ticket. April 28, 1879, he married Miss Sarah S., daughter of Samuel and Harriet (Huggins) McCullough, of Ottumwa, Iowa. Four children have been born to their union, viz: Harriet E., Samuel, Newton R., and an infant. Mr. Denham is a member of the Christian Church, is Master of the F. & A. M. Lodge of Williamsburgh, and is a Democrat.

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