Creator: Broome Studio
Description: Head-and-shoulders portrait of Dr. Ashley Newton Denton, son of John B. Denton (1806-1841), for whom Denton County and City are named, and Mary Greenlee Stewart (1808-1848). Dr. Denton was born in 1837, the year the Denton family moved from Clark County, Arkansas, to Clarksville, Texas. He studied medicine and served as a surgeon in the confederate army. Dr. Denton practiced medicine for many years at San Marcos and Austin, Texas. He was a member of the Texas legislature for one term and from 1885 to 1888 was superintendent of the Texas State Mental Hospital in Austin. He was a close friend of Governor Jim Hogg, Col. E. M. House, and other prominent citizens of Austin. He was married twice and fathered a number of children. He died March 4, 1901, and is buried in San Marcos, Texas.
Contributing Partner: Denton Public Library