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
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

Spouse and Children

11 May 1809
Weston, Windsor, Vermont, United States


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin Tenney


    Susanna Jewett




    Susanna Tenney




    Betsey Tenney


    Jonathan Tenney


+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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