Lucy Tenney

Brief Life History of Lucy

When Lucy Tenney was born on 24 November 1786, in Temple, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States, her father, Benjamin Tenney, was 44 and her mother, Susanna Jewett, was 27. She married Abel Prescott Wilkins on 11 May 1809, in Weston, Windsor, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Chardon, Geauga, Ohio, United States in 1850. She died on 19 January 1831, in Derby, Orleans, Vermont, United States, at the age of 44, and was buried in Chardon, Geauga, Ohio, United States.

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Abel Prescott Wilkins
Lucy Tenney
Marriage: 11 May 1809
Lucy Wilkins
Horace Wilkins
Abel Prescott Wilkins Jr
Nancy Wilkens
Alden Wilkins
Daniel Tenney Wilkins
Susanna Wilkins
Maria Wilkins

Sources (20)

  • Lucy Wilkins in household of Abel P Wilkins, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Lucy Tenney, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • Lucy Tenney Wilkins, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.

1788 · New Hampshire Helps Ratify the US Constitution

On June 21, 1788, New Hampshire became the ninth and final state needed to ratify the US Constitution and make it the official law of the land

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

English (East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire): from the Middle English personal name Tenny, of uncertain origin.

English: in southwestern England, occasionally a variant of Tinney .

History: This name was brought to America in 1638 by Thomas Tenney, a member of a party led by the Rev. Ezekiel Rogers from Rowley, east Yorkshire, England, to found Rowley, MA. Most (probably all) modern American families with this name are descended from him.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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