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In Search for a Better Land

The life of Elijah Marmaduke Norfleet Denby

Elijah Marmaduke Norfleet Denby was born in 1814. In Franklin County North Carolina. Son of James Denby, Elijah mothers names is not known. Mary Williams was born in 1824. Elijah M.N. Denby & Mary Williams were married around 1840. Mary would have been around 16 years old. Elijah was about 26, when he married Mary Williams in Franklin County North Carolina.

Their children: James Henry Denby was born 1842 in Franklin County North Carolina.
John Thomas Denby was born 1844 in Franklin County North Carolina.
Elijah Norfleet Denby was born 1846 in Franklin County North Carolina.
Mary Elizabeth Denby was born 1849.

During the time that Mary was born, the Denby's loaded there wagon with there family belongs, And move in search for a better land. The Denby's possibly arrived in Georgia just after she was born. They have her listed as being born in North Carolina. It is according to the time that the Denby's actually made there moved.

Samuel Denby Margaret Liza Denby was born in 1854 in Dooly County Ga. She was one of the first Denby children to be born in Georgia, and in Dooly County, Georgia.

George Washington Denby was born October 28, 1854, in Dooly County Ga. Allen Green Denby was born in 1856. Dooly County, GA, Gertrude Susan was born in 1858 in Dooly County, Ga.

There have been articles written about Elijah Marmaduke Norfleet Denby and Mary Annie Williams Denby, they were some of the first settlers who settled in Dooly County Ga. Which later became Worth County, which in the census 1860 Worth County Ga. The Denby family were listed as living in the Isabelle, GA, area of Worth County, Ga. Which in later years other towns and communities were also from Dooly and Worth County Ga.

The Civil War, Worth County Rebels: Confederate Soldiers. On March 1, 1862, along with 130 men from Worth County Ga. Left there homes and families to become a part of the Civil War. They were part of The Battalion 10 company A-D. Worth County Rebels were the company B group. These men left there families there wife's and younger sons to look after there families while they fault in the War. Elijah was 48 years old when he left his family behind. Mary was 36 years old. John Thomas Denby join the Civil War in later years. He was 18 years old. The other children were from 16-3 years old at the time their father left for war.

It was believed that in July 1862 that Elijah had died in a hospital in Macon, Ga. Where the troupe had been sent to guard the Rebel Soldiers. Elijah was able enough to travel with his troupe to Virginia to move the Rebel Soldiers and to stand guard in Virginia. Where he became ill again in March 1863, Elijah Marmaduke Norfleet Denby died March 3, 1863, in a hospital in Charlotte Virginia. With his discharge papers was $3.10 and a pair of dugrees were all the effects that he had with him when he died. The $3.10 was his last pay from Dec. 31, 1862, Elijah was buried in the Confederate Cemetery in Albermarle Cemetery in Virginia.

According to records that were recorded. There has been documantion about his time of death. He was listed as dying in Macon Ga. Where his family believe he died. He was transferred with his troupe and died in Virginia. The discharge papers came from Washington and signed by Major in Virginia.

It is proud to know your family went to war. And those who lost their lives to war. Should be given the credit and correct information posted on their family member, This is why I would like to let his family member and friends to know what happen to their loved ones.

His children lived in Ga., Worth, Dooly, Crisp, Tit, Irwin Counties and in other area of the state and some live in other States where they raise there families. And carry his name on with them. He may be gone but not forgotten.

Information proved by family member and the census of Franklin County North Carolina and Dooly and Worth County Ga.

Information posted by Linda Bulloch Denby, March 1999

Descendants of Alexander Wright

1 Alexander Wright b: 1830 in Georgia
. +Cely Shirah b: 1830 in South Carolina m: October 09, 1852 in Houston Co, GA
..... 2 Martha L. Wright b: 1854 in Georgia
..... 2 Green Wright b: 1856 in Georgia
..... 2 Nancy A. Wright b: 1857 in Georgia
..... 2 Levi Wright b: 1858 in Georgia
..... 2 Leeanna Wright b: 1858 in Georgia
..... 2 George Wright b: 1860 in Georgia
..... 2 Laura Wright b: 1862 in Georgia
..... 2 Missouri Wright b: 1864 in Georgia
..... 2 Octavia Wright b: 1866 in Georgia
......... +J. T. Williams m: December 20, 1883 in Dooly Co, GA
..... 2 Henrietta Wright b: 1869 in Georgia

Martha and George mentioned above:
Martha J. Wright m. Johnothan Wilson Aug 7, 1879 in Dooly Co, GA
George Wright m. Martha Belleflower Dec 21, 1884 in Dooly Co, GA

Jeff Shirah, Tallahassee, FL
Sat, 27 Mar 1999
, http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/s/h/i/Jeffrey-W-Shirah/index.html

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