Denney, Thomas A.

Flourished: Ogle County, Illinois

Alternate name: Denny

Thomas A. Denney was a participant in Kemper v. Adams & Bovey, an ejectment case where Abraham Lincoln was legal counsel for the defendants, Adam Adams and John Bovey. In June 1842, Denney acquired 800 acres of public land in Pine Creek Township, north of Grand Detour, Illinois.

Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales, Ogle County, 716:14, 15, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; Kemper v. Adams & Bovey, Martha L. Benner and Cullom Davis et al., eds., The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln: Complete Documentary Edition, 2d edition (Springfield: Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, 2009),