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Densman, Thomas R b. 1791 Pennsylvania d. 12 Oct 1868 Cole, Benton, Missouri

Densman, Thomas R

Male 1791 - 1868  (77 years)


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  • Name Densman, Thomas R 
    Born 1791  Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    _MILT War of 1812  [6
    Occupation Farmer 
    Buried Oct 1868  Benton, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Died 12 Oct 1868  Cole, Benton, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Person ID I5502  The Thoma Family
    Last Modified 26 Oct 2017 

    Family 1 Yarnall, Nancy,   b. 21 Jun 1807, St Charles, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1846, Benton, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 38 years) 
    Married 7 Sep 1826  Palestine Township, Cooper, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Children 
     1. Densman, John,   b. 1828, Cooper, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1873, Lamar, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)  [natural]
     2. Densman, Joseph,   b. 21 Mar 1830, Cooper, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1926, Caulksville, Logan, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)  [natural]
     3. Densman, Anna Catherine,   b. Jan 1833, Cooper, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1913, Nelson, Saline, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years)  [natural]
     4. Densman, Jacob,   b. 1834, Cooper, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1883 and 1884, Chilhowee, Johnson, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)  [natural]
     5. Densman, Thomas,   b. 20 Mar 1836, Cooper, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1913, Galena, Cherokee, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)  [natural]
     6. Densman, Delilah Ann,   b. 1838, Cole, Benton, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. DECEASED, Benton, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     7. Densman, James M,   b. 1840, Cole, Benton, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1880, Richland Township, Morgan, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 26 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F470  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Robinson, Sally,   b. UNKNOWN,   d. Bef 1826, Cooper, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 18 Feb 1822  Cooper, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Children 
     1. Densman, N.N.,   b. Between 1823 and 1825, Cooper, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. Densman, Susan,   b. Between 1825 and 1826, Cooper, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 26 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F5029  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Densman, Amy D,   b. 1820, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1894, Windsor, Henry, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 75 years) 
    Married 8 Feb 1846  Cooper, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Last Modified 26 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F5735  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1791 - Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Feb 1822 - Cooper, Missouri Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 7 Sep 1826 - Palestine Township, Cooper, Missouri Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Feb 1846 - Cooper, Missouri Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Oct 1868 - Benton, Missouri Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 

    • After Thomas died, Amy, his widow applied for his veterans pension claiming that Thomas had served in the war of 1812. It is from this record that we get his full date of death and year of birth. The War Department eventually found his records that that he served in Captain Thomas Crawford's Company of Colonel Jesse A. Pearson's 7th Regiment of North Carolina Miliia. I have not been able to confirm that. But Isaac Smith in his affadavit related that Thomas had served most of his time in North Carolina but fought at the Battle of New Orleans. Again, I have not been able to confirm this statement. It was further stated by the War Department that he served in that company from 01 Feb 1814 to 04 Sep 1814 and lived in Tredell (should be Iredell) County, North Carolina. He was discharged in Baltimore, Maryland. His name in the official records is listed as Thomas Deasmond

      It is true that there are Densmans still living in the Iredell / Charlotte area. Upon reexamination of the census records and based upon this war record I now believe that Thomas stated that he was born in Pennsylvania. He sons and daughter alternately state that their father was born in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. And in review of more records he may be from Alexandria, Essex County, New Jersey or Philldephia, PA, and served with the Maryland Militia in North Carolina.

      None the less, if Thomas did fight at New Orleans that would place him there on 18 Jan 1815. The next we hear of Thomas on around 20 Sep 1821 where he was in Boonville, Missouri nursing the ailing Asa Morgan. Of course it was mentioned that 5 gallons of whisky was used in the nursing; all to no avail as Morgan died.

      There is mention of Thomas on 18 Feb 1822 when he weds Sally Robinson in Cooper County. What is known is that the Robinson's were among the earliest settlers in Cooper County. Sally evidently died as Thomas married Nancy Yarnall on 07 Se 1826. And finally in 1830 Thomas appears on the Cooper County census next to William Johnson, Gosell, Joseph Jolly and Joseph Yarnall.

      And we know that Joseph Jolly and Joseph Yarnall were the earliest settlers of Saline Township with both living alongside the Missouri River east of Boonville. So that also put Thomas Densman in the same area.

      On 30 Jan 1840 Thomas purchased 40 acres in Benton County (43N-20W SW1/4NE1/4 of section 20) which is east of Cole Camp.

      On 01 April 1843 he purchased 120 acres in attached properties (41N-21W E1/2NE1/4 Section 14 and SW1/4NW1/4 Section 13). This land is directly south of Cole Camp. I believe that he sold this property to his daughter and son-in-law, John M. and Susanna nee' Densman Brown).

      As on 01 Aug 1859 he purchased 180 acres of adjoining property in Benton County (41N-20W W1/2NW1/4 S33; SE1/4NW1/4 S33; NE1/4NW1/4 S33; SE1/4SW1/4 S28; SW1/4SE1/4 S28). This property lies further south of his last property.

  • Sources 
    1. [S180] County Records: USA: MO: Cooper: Circuit Court.

    2. [S501] Census Records: USA, MO, Cooper, 1830.

    3. [S407] Census Records: USA, MO, Benton, 1860.

    4. [S81] Census Records: USA, MO, Benton, 1850.

    5. [S790] Web: Family Search, Ancestral File.

    6. [S466] Country Records: USA - Pension.

    7. [S279] Census Records: USA, MO, Cooper, 1850.

    8. [S78] Census Records: USA, MO, Cooper, 1860.

    9. [S411] County Records: USA: MO: Cooper: Marriages.

    10. [S690] County Records: USA: IA: Benton: Marriage.