_FA1: Settled On Pilot Creek, NC Reference Number: 1555 Note: He/She would be one of the children of Samuel Denny/Sarah Suddarth (Southard) of Surry County, NC. The known siblings of this person that had families and of which I have prepared GEDCOMS at various Web Sites are Azariah Denny/Sally Wise Felton, William Denny/Rebecca Hooper, John Denny/Elizabeth UNK, Charles Denny/Anna Larwood, James Denny/Esther Small, Elizabeth Denny/Priddy Meeks, Keziah Denney/John Robinson.
AZARIAH Was known AKA "IZZY" as were many of the Azariah's in the Denny lines.
Per Sylvester Denneys Book, this couple only had 12 Children.
Azariah fought in the Revolutionary War.
Settled with his wife on a land grant in 1784 on Pilot Creek, which became known as the Martin Flinchum Farm . This was about three miles west of of the town of Pilot Mountain and a couple of miles up the creek from the Hill Farm where his father had lived. The official record is: Nov 3, 1784 NC grant to Azariah Denny 150 acres on Pilot Creek (pages 25-26 of Surry County, NC Deed Book C.) He lived, died and was buried on this farm. A tomb stone carved out of field stone marks his resting place. His wife is also buried there with a field stone marker.
Supposedly lived to well over 90 years of age.
HISTORICAL DATA Azariah Denny Book C, Page 25 Surry County, NC November, 1784, 150 acres from the state of North Carolina in Surry County on Pilot Creek.
Listed on the Surry County Tax List for 1771 (spelled ASCRYER) and also for 1772 (spelled ASERY).
Surry County Tax List (Captain Lovell) for 1784,1785,1786 & 1789: 150 Acres, 1 White Poll, 0 Black Polls.
November, 1788, Surry County Court Term: Azeriah Denny appointed as juror.
Surry County Court Minute Pleas & Qtr. Session, Feb 1791: Henry Southard & Azeriah Denny appointed to jury for next session. (Note the name SOUTHARD, this would be his mothers maiden name and may be a good indicator that Southard people did indeed live here and be somewhat proof that Samuel did marry a Southard and dispel the notion that he may have married a Sudderth). Azeriah Denny, John Stone, Enoch Stone and others to lay out road from Haynes Iron Works on Thoms Creek to Rockford (Note the Stones here, there were numerous Denny / Stone marriages in Surry County).
Surry County, 9 November 1795, Azeriah Denny on Grand Jury.
Azariah purchased 107 acres for 50 pounds on the waters of Pilot Creek from a Joshua Sumner on 2 Jan 1796.
Azariah appeared on the 1819 Surry County Tax List with 357 acres of land assessed at $900. He was living next to Jacob Fulk and John Fletcher on Pilot Creek.
This is just a sampling of data that Denney/Denny Genealogists have uncovered so far on this man.
ADDITIONAL DATA ON CHILDREN Joshua moved to SC.
Asenith moved to SC.
Polly and Jesse Hill moved to Gallia County, Ohio along with the families of her three sisters, Sally (Denney) Stone, Nancy (Denney) Stone, and Elizabeth (Denney) Bray. They apparently went at the same time as William, James, Harrel and Henry Denney.
Rachel and John Fletcher moved to TN?. There is a colony of Denneys in Elizabethtown, TN, just across the border from NC which is reason to suspect that John Fletcher followed some of the Denneys to TN.
Joel Denney did not show a Louis Denny as a member of this family so he may not belong here.
More About Azariah Denney and Sally Wise Felton: Marriage: 1776, Surry County, NC.
Children of Azariah Denney and Sally Wise Felton are:
James Denney, b. 1777, Pilot Creek, Surry County, NC, d. date unknown.