Admitted to NSDAR April 16, 1980
John B. Denton Chapter was named to honor the
memory of John B Denton, preacher, lawyer, soldier. Born in
Tennessee July 26, 1806, he later became a Methodist circuit
rider and came to Texas
in January, 1836. He was
killed in Village Creek Indian Fight, May 24, 1841. John B.
Denton is buried on the Courthouse Square in Denton, Texas.
The County of Denton, City of Denton, and John
B. Denton Normal College were named for him.
Although the Chapter was organized in
Sanger, TX, current members are from Denton,
Montague, and Wise Counties. Monthly meetings are
held in Decatur.