Denton Farm, Bickley

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David Musgrove writes: I believe this is the house my father lived in as a child. It was known by the family as the Denton farmhouse because it was owned by the Denton’s. The area is overgrown now. My father, his brothers and his sister took some pictures of this house only last week. My grandfather was Willis Edgar Musgrove. There is a well he put in behind the house with his name in the cement.

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6 responses to “Denton Farm, Bickley

  1. I believe this is the house my father lived in as a child. It was known by the family as the Denton farmhouse because it was owned by the Denton’s. The area is overgrown now. My father, his brothers and his sister took some pictures of this house only last week.
    My grandfather was Willis Edgar Musgrove. There is a well he put in behind the house with his name in the cement.

    • Thanks, David. I’ll update the post.

    • Dora Thompson

      David
      Your posting about Denton farm caught my eye. My daughter’s second great grandparents, Elias Moore b. 1850 and wife, Frances Eleanor Meeks, are listed as living at Dentons, Ware, Georgia, District 1026 in 1880 census. I think that was in or near Bickley. I thought Dentons was a town, but when I googled it, your posting about your father living at Denton farm popped up. In 1900 census, they were living at Bickley, Ware, Georgia, still in Dist. 1026.
      Were there more than one of those Denton farms? I wonder if our Elias Moore could have lived in that same house pictured in your comments. What years did your father live there?
      A few weeks ago, we drove to Nicholls, Beach, and Bickley Georgia area to search for the 3 story plantation where Elias Moore and Frances raised their large family. Family says he owned hundreds of acres there somewhere. Lucy Moore Rd. and cemetery was named after Elias and Frances’s first daughter, Lucy Moore. The village of Beach seems to be located on Lamar Bennett Trail which intersects Lucy Moore Rd. but the 1910 census says they were living at Waycross and Douglas Rd. in Beach, Ware, Georgia. We have been unable to locate those roads on any map. We had an old picture of the house, but it was lost years ago. Do you know anything about this Moore family and the exact location of the old house? I think their son, Lonnie Moore, was the last of the family to live in the house and he died 1971. It may not even exist anymore.
      I would appreciate any clues. Thanks so much.
      Sincerely,
      Dora Thompson

  2. Beverly Wheaton

    Our Family Homeplace looked almost exactly like this…in 2003 my husband and I returned to my home and started a restoration process which included additions to the original structure. We moved in to the home in 2005!! If I can figure out how…I will post pics!! We live near Axson, Georgia (other nearby towns are Pearson and Douglas).

  3. Quincy Webb

    Always the old pecan trees around these homes, this is almost the same design house that my Grandparents lived in South Ga., they stood proud for over A hundred years!

  4. Glenn Elkins

    Glenn Elkins here you see alot of these good old houses in south Ga.

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