Dennis Singleton was born in SC in 1813 and died in 1884(per family record)
in Gwinnett Co., GA; he is buried in Singleton Cemetery. He was in Reed
Company in the Creek Indian Wars of 1836 as was Thomas Jefferson
Singleton ( a brother?). He was listed as Head of Household in 1840 Gwinnett
County (Pinckneyville) census, along with a 15-20 year-old female and two 5-10
males. In the online 1850 census Dennis is written Dumas; he is next door to
Thomas Jefferson Singleton.
The property of Dennis was located in the Crooked Creek Road-Spalding Drive
area; one and one-half acres for Shiloh Baptist Church came from this property
in 1883. Singleton Cemetery is located near the church on Spalding Drive
Dennis married Elizabeth Waits, daughter of Mark and Hannah Waits, originally
of South Carolina. Their children were: (see 1850 & 1860 censuses)
Julius C. born 1840, buried in Singleton Cemetery*
Philo V. born 1842, Confederate veteran, buried Singleton Cemetery
John M. born 1845, died in Civil War, buried Singleton Cemetery* (Civil
War files indicate death at Camp Douglas, IL.)
Alford P. born 1847, CSA, died 1921; CSA-enlisted 1863 Co. H; buried in
Norcross (Gwinnett Co. GA) Town Cemetery; married Mary, daughter of Luke
Singleton; children were Sam, Lafayette, Mose, Dess, Mattie Utah, Marietta.
Adaline E. born 1849, buried Singleton Cemetery*
Julia Ann, born 1851, died 1875, buried Singleton Cemetery*
Dennis married Sarah Snow (1831-1911) in 1854; she is buried in Singleton Cemetery.
She was probably the daughter of George Washington Snow (son of Mark) and Narcissa
Webb (daughter of Clinton Webb of Milton Co., GA); l850 Cobb
Co., GA, and 1860 Dale Co. AL, censuses have George and Narcissa Snow.
The children of Dennis and Sarah were: (from 1860 census and family record)
Sylvester (S.V.) born 1855, died 1917, married Lula Carroll; buried AZ.
Children: P. J. and George
Mazaline (Malrene) Elizabeth 1857-1921, married Benjamin Franklin Honea;
buried Singleton Cemetery: children: Charlie, Kate, Alma, Ludie, Paul,
Ben, Dock (Sylvester) and George
Dennis P. 1859-1886, not married, buried Singleton Cemetery
Austen M. 1861-1944 married Emma Cowan, then Mary Chloe Harper;
buried Singleton Cemetery; child from first marriage: Emma Darling, who married
children from second: Hugh, Pearl, Johnny,Frank, Joe, Gertrude, Lou, Lois, and Winnie
Sarah 1864-1894, not married, buried Singleton Cemetery
Lou 1867-1935, no children, buried Singleton Cemetery
Toccoa 1868- , married John T.Scott in 1894, Milton Co., GA; buried at Mt.
Pisgah; children: Guy, Glenn, J. T., and George
Eva (Evie) 1871- , married Charlie (C. J.) Dalton in 1903 in Milton Co., GA;
moved to Gadsden, AL area (maybe Albertville);children :Charlie, D. C. ,
Bernice, Eula, and Paul George Washington 1876-1952; married Mary Magdalena
Hawes 1876-1964 (daughter of Frances Parker 1849-1928 and Peyton L. Hawes 1845-
1920, both buried in Norcross Town Cemetery); George and Lena are buried in
Children of George and Lena:
Edward Earl 1898-1972 buried Singleton Cemetery; no children
Leila Ruth 1902?- 199l; married Olan Sparks; no children Bess Evelyn 1906-7? married
Jesse Harold Sellars; one child; Jesse buried in Singleton Cemetery
Birdie Lou 1908-2001 married Robert Pruitt (Allen) two children; buried
in Singleton Cemetery
Mary June 1912-1998 married J. Otwell Kelley; both buried in Singleton
Cemetery; two children.
S. V. 1917-1977 married Joyce Anderson: one child
*Information from D2Gwinnett County Deaths 1819-1989; D2 there are no head
Note: there was a Waits Cemetery near Pinckneyville (Hwy 141.)
Submitted by Annette Kelley Kellett, great-granddaughter of Dennis Singleton
and Sarah Snow.
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