Denton was born in 1832, in Harrison County, Ohio, to parents Denton Young II (c1810-aft1850) and Elizabeth Dewalt (c1800-aft1838).

1860 CensusEdit

In 1860, Denton was listed as a head of household in Salem, Tuscarawas County, Ohio. The household was enumerated as follows:

  • Denton Young, 27
  • Nancy Young, 27 (maiden name Carr)
  • Mary Young, 5
  • Emma Jane Young, 4
  • Harriet Young, 1
  • Mary Mastin, 60 (likely related to Denton's step-father James Mastin)