When Rachel Catherine Tenney was born on 13 September 1821, in Pendleton, Virginia, United States, her father, Samuel C Tenney, was 29 and her mother, Dorcas Eva Rohrbough, was 28. She married Watson Westfall on 28 June 1838, in Lewis, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Lewis, Virginia, United States in 1850 and Upshur, Virginia, United States in 1860. She died on 22 March 1861, in Upshur, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 39, and was buried in Washington District, Upshur, West Virginia, United States.
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.