Lucy Tenney

24 November 1786–19 January 1831 (Age 44)
Temple, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States

The Life 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.

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Family Time Line

Abel Prescott Wilkins
1776–1850
Lucy Tenney
1786–1831
Marriage: 11 May 1809
Lucy Wilkins
1810–
Horace Wilkins
1822–1900
Abel Prescott Wilkins Jr.
1811–1885
Nancy Wilkens
1813–1874
Alden Wilkins
1815–1865
Daniel Tenney Wilkins
1817–1892
Susanna Wilkins
1820–
Maria Wilkins
1827–1923

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
11 May 1809
Weston, Windsor, Vermont, United States
children

(8)

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Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin Tenney

    Male1742–1811Male

    Susanna Jewett

    Female1758–1831Female

siblings

(7)

    Susanna Tenney

    Female1783–1847Female

    Female1786–1831Female

    Male1788–1873Male

    Betsey Tenney

    Female1790–1867Female

    Jonathan Tenney

    Male1792–1867Male

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

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

Age 1

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

Age 2

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.

Age 14

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 (Yorkshire): from a medieval personal name, a diminutive of Dennis 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lucy Wilkins in household of Abel P Wilkins, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Lucy in entry for Susanna Wilkins, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Lucy Tenney, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"

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