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William Tenney and Judith Read
William TENNEY. [Familytree].
Born 27 February 1778 in (Temple, Hillsborough County-S3,S4)(Groton, Grafton County-S?), New Hampshire; son of Benjamin TENNEY and Ruth BLANCHARD.
William Tenney married Juda Reed on 20 October 1799 in Hollis, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. (S2). M. J. Tenney (S4) assures us that this is his marriage to Judith Reed or Read. They were married by Reverend Eli Smith. (S4).
They moved, probably not long after their marriage, to Groton, Grafton County, New Hampshire. William Tenney and his wife are in Groton, New Hampshire in the 1800 census. Their son William was born in Grafton in 1802.
They moved after 1805 to Stanstead, in Lower Canada. (S4).
They moved to St. Albans, Franklin County, Vermont. (S4).
His wife Judith died in St. Albans, Vermont on 12 August 1813. (S4).
He married (2) Mercy Forrester on 12 September 1813. (S4).
They moved to Hanover, New York. (S4).
In the 1820 Census they are in Hanover, Chautauqua, New York
Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 18: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1
Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 1
Free White Persons - Under 16: 2
Free White Persons - Over 25: 2
Total Free White Persons: 5
Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 5
They moved to Portland, New York. (S4).
They moved to Hamburg, New York. (S4).
They moved to Kirtland, said to be New York (S4), but this was probably Kirtland, Ohio; about 1835. He had joined the Mormon church (S4), and was ordained to be a priest.
They began journeying west, as far as Dayton, Ohio, where he contracted fever and died on 23 August 1838 at Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio. (S4).
Judith READ. (Juda)(Reed). [Familytree].
Born 28 October 1776 at Hollis, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire; daughter of Joshua READ and Elizabeth UNDERWOOD. (S5).
She married William TENNEY on 20 October 1799 in Hollis, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. (S2,S4).
She died on 12 August 1813 at St. Albans, Franklin County, Vermont.
CHILDREN of William TENNEY and Judith READ:
- William TENNEY. [Ancestors]. Born 10 March 1802 at Grafton, Grafton County, New Hampshire. (S7). He married Eliza L. WEBB in 1819 in New York. He died on (8)(9) October 1844 at Quincy, Adams County, Illinois.
- Alvah Tenney. Born on 17 October 1803 in Groton, Grafton County, New Hampshire. He married Maria Babcock on 8 May 1825 in Grafton County, New Hampshire. He died on 19 January 1892 in Bellevue, Eaton County, Michigan; and is buried in the Riverside Cemetery, Bellevue, Eaton County, Michigan.
- Jonathan Tenney. Born on 6 December 1805 in Groton, Grafton County, New Hampshire. (S8). He married Sarah K. Yeomans on 9 April 1827 in Groton, Grafton County, New Hampshire.
- Ruth Tenney. Born on 9 March 1808 in Groton, Grafton County, New Hampshire. she died on 30 July 1814 in New York.
Born about 1792 in St. Albans, New York.
- [S1]. A Brief Biography of Betsy Jane Tenney Loose Simons, written when she was President of the Relief Society in the Payson Ward in Utah County, Utah. This history was deposited in the cornerstone of the church building in Payson, Utah at the time that it was written. When the building was demolished it was delivered into the hands of the family.
- [S2]. New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947. Ancestry.com.
- [S3]. The Tenney Family, or the Descendants of Thomas Tenney of Rowley, Mass; 1638-1890. M. J. Tenney. 1891. Boston, Mass:American Printing and Engraving Company.
- [S4]. The Tenney Family; Or, the Descendants of Thomas Tenney of Rowley, Massachusetts, 1638-1904, Revised with Partial Records of Prof. Jonathan Tenney. Tenney, Martha Jane and Tenney, Jonathan. Concord, NH. 1904.
- [S5]. History of the Town of Hollis New Hampshire, from its First Settlement in the Year 1879, with many Biographical Sketches of its Early Settlers , their descendants, and other Residents. by Samuel T. Worcester. 1879. Nashua, N.H.:Press of O.C. Moore, Book and Job Printer. Digitized by Google Books.
- [S6]. Judith Reed. Ancestors of Sara Rice of Michigan. Family Tree Maker Online. http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/r/i/c/Sara-A-Rice/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-0154.html.
- [S7]. Birth Certificat of William Tenney. Grafton, New Hamphsire. Certified by the clerk on Feb. 21, 1906.
- [S8]. Birth Certificat of Jonathan Tenney. Grafton, New Hamphsire. Certified by the clerk on Feb. 21, 1906.
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