Lydia Eliza Tenney

Female24 March 1820–27 June 1845

Brief Life History of Lydia Eliza

When Lydia Eliza Tenney was born on 24 March 1820, in Wilton, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States, her father, Solomon Tenney, was 31 and her mother, Lydia Kimball, was 28. She married James P. Barr on 29 April 1842. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 27 June 1845, in Royalston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 25.

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James P. Barr
Lydia Eliza Tenney
Marriage: 29 April 1842
Parny Foster Barr

Sources (19)

  • Lydia Tenney, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Lydia T. Barn, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Eliza E. Burr in entry for Pliny Foster Burr, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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  • Marriage
    29 April 1842
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (5)

    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

    Age 1

    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 5

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 10

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    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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