Samuel is my 3x great uncle. You seem to know quite a bit about Samuel. Samuel had a first wife. They must have married 54-early 55 because their first born, William Denton was born Dec 1855. A daughter Mary Josephine was born in 1958. I Think this wife died in child birth. He then married Elizabeth Ann Haynes in Jan 1860. Now what I don't know is who this woman was yet. I believe that her last name was Denton because of the middle name of first born boy. We have no Denton's in the previous 2 generations. One other thing is the middle name of their daughter, Mary Josephine. We have no Josephine in our family neither. First name could be named in honor of Samuel's sister Mary. TN lacks a lot of records. I don't know if I request a marriage certificate or birth certificate of two children there will be over produced. Death Certificate won't do any good because the information is as only as good as the informant. Those two kids only know Elizabeth Ann as their mother so in all senses of the word she is their mother but not their biological mother. I can't find first wife's grave nor Samuel's parents, to brothers and sister. I think they are buried on their property which I have just contacted my cousin in Georgia who is going to make a trip to Bradley Co , locate the property and see if a family cemetary is there. I don't know TN laws regarding cemetery on property when purchasing land so I'm going to go with what I know from where I'm from and that being that the cemetary isn't included in the sale of property, family can enter property with notice to be owners to visit cemetery. Now, of coarse that doesn't mean if cemetary was on property that it wasn't destroyed and stones were removed but the country should have record of one existed there. He is a lawyer. If it's there he will find it. Wish I could join him when he goes but I'm too far away.