Salado in Bell County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Reverend Moses Hampton Denman
By the time of her death in 1861, Elizabeth had given birth to twelve children. A few months after her death, Denman married Mary Hall, the 24-year-old daughter of a neighbor. Mary bore him four children, then she too died, in 1867.
Moses Denman moved out of Houston County, married a third time, to Laura Ann McMinn, who bore him ten children, and he became a prominent farmer in the Cowhouse Valley of Bell County, where he also founded the Liberty Hill Baptist Church, the first in the valley. This log cabin was built by Denman in Cowhouse Valley and was preserved and moved when Cowhouse Creek was flooded to create Belton Lake. For years the cabin was located in Belton, where it was awarded a Texas
Moses H. Denman died Feb. 24, 1885, and was buried in Denman Farm Cemetery at Sparta. At the time of his death he was the pastor of Cedar Grove Baptist Church. His third wife, Laura, was buried at his side. Their graves were moved and reinterred in Resthaven Cemetery near Belton when Sparta was inundated.
Erected by Salado Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers • Women. A significant historical date for this entry is May 8, 1803.
Location. 30° 57.072′ N, 97° 32.052′ W. Marker is in Salado, Texas, in Bell County. Marker is on Van Bibber Road, 0.1 miles east of North Main Street, on the left when traveling east. The marker is located in a small historical park managed by the Salado Historical Society. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 Van Bibber Road, Salado TX 76571, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. M. H. Denman Cabin (here, next to this marker); The Writer's Cabin (here, next to this marker); Hamblen-Aiken Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Boles-Aiken Log Cabin (a few steps from this marker); In Honor of Our Veterans (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Alice Gray Hamblen (about 400 feet away); W.R. Berry Carriage House (about 700 feet away); The Hutchens House (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salado.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 7, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 6, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 169 times since then and 102 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 7, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.