Melissa Roxena Tenney

21 January 1840–10 January 1918 (Age 78)
Amherst, Lorain, Ohio, United States

The Life of Melissa Roxena

When Melissa Roxena Tenney was born on 21 January 1840, in Amherst, Lorain, Ohio, United States, her father, Dr. Luman Tenney, was 30 and her mother, Charity Emeline Harris, was 30. She married Alvred Bayard Nettleton on 8 January 1863, in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States for about 5 years. She died on 10 January 1918, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alvred Bayard Nettleton
Melissa Roxena Tenney
Marriage: 8 January 1863
Caroline Melissa Nettleton
Ruth Tenney Nettleton
Ralph Bayard Nettleton

Spouse and Children

8 January 1863
Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States


Parents and Siblings



    Minerva Emeline Tenney Daniels



    Maj Luman Harris Tenney


    Theodore Albert Tenney


World Events (8)


Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1860 · Abraham Lincoln Elected President

Age 20

Abraham Lincoln was Elected President of the United States in November of 1860

Age 23

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

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

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • M T Nettleton in household of H B Nettleton, "Minnesota State Census, 1885"
  • Kellissa Nettletan in household of Alhrow B Nettletan, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Melissia Tenney in entry for Ralph B Nettleton and Margaret D King, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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