Perley Tenney

14 June 1773–29 September 1850 (Age 77)
Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Perley

When Perley Tenney was born on 14 June 1773, in Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Richard Tenney, was 36 and his mother, Abigail Perley, was 34. He married Maria Ingalls on 12 December 1801, in Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 6 daughters. He died on 29 September 1850, in Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Highland Cemetery, Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.

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Perley Tenney
Maria Ingalls
Marriage: 12 December 1801
Maria Edgeworth Tenney
Susanna Ingalls Tenney
Sarah H. Tenney
Perley W Tenney
Ellen Tenney
Alleluia Maria Tenney
Catherine Tenney

Spouse and Children

12 December 1801
Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts, United States


    Maria Edgeworth Tenney


    Susanna Ingalls Tenney


    Sarah H. Tenney


    Perley W Tenney


    Ellen Tenney


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World Events (8)


Age 3

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 3

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 21

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

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)

  • Perley Tinney, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Perley Tenny in entry for Maria Edgeworth Tenny, "Massachusetts, Births, 1636-1924"
  • Perley Tenny in entry for Susanna Tenny, "Massachusetts, Births, 1636-1924"

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