Isaac N. Denham
Isaac N. Denham, farmer and stock raiser, section 32, originally from Barren County, Kentucky, was born August 4, 1840.
His father, Joseph M. Denham, was also a Kentuckian by birth and grew to manhood there, subsequently being married to
Mary A. Parks, of the same state. In 1844 the family moved to Missouri and located in Osage Township, this county. Isaac N.
was reared here. He was married December 29, 1864, to Miss Melissa J. M. Garland, a daughter of R. C. Garland, one of
the prominent farmers and stock men of Osage Township. She is a native of Benton County, but was brought up and
educated in Henry County. After his marriage Mr. Denham moved upon his present valuable farm, where he has since
resided. He has 169 acres, with about 130 fenced. In November, 1865, he had the misfortune to lose an arm by the
accidental discharge of his gun. He enlisted in the Confederate service in August, 1862, and served about one year and
surrendered at Warsaw. He participated in the fight at Lone Jack and a number of skirmishes. After his surrender he was in
the Union service in the Enrolled Missouri Militia. After the service he settled on a farm and has since devoted his time to
farming and stock raising. Mr. and Mrs. Denham have a family of four children: Richard G., Mary F., Lula Alice and Cora
Edna. They lost one child in infancy, William C. Himself and wife are members of the Baptist Church.
Source: 1883 History of Henry and St. Clair Counties Missouri, National Historical Co., pg: 747