Molly Herrick

Brief Life History of Molly

When Molly Herrick was born on 9 January 1770, in Manchester, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Jonathan Herrick, was 33 and her mother, Rachel Allen, was 31. She married Moses Tenney on 18 May 1790, in New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 9 daughters. She died on 23 October 1848, in Weathersfield, Windsor, Vermont, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Weathersfield Bow Cemetery, Weathersfield, Windsor, Vermont, United States.

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Moses Tenney
Molly Herrick
Marriage: 18 May 1790
Rhoda Tenney
Moses Tenney
Mary Tenney
Anna Tenney
Daniel Tenney
Eldad Tenney
Adolphus Tenney
Loren Tenney
Sarah Herrick Tenney
Priscilla Allen Tenney
Gratia Tenney
Rachel Jane Tenney
Ambrosia Tenney

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  • Molly Herrick, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Polly Herrick, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"
  • Mary Tenney, "Find A Grave Index"

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Name Meaning

English: from the Old Norse personal name Eiríkr, Old Danish, Old Swedish Erik, itself from Proto-Scandinavian ain- ‘one, select’ + rík- ‘rule(r)’ + prosthetic H-.

Irish (Cork): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEirc ‘descendant of Erc’, a personal name meaning ‘speckled, dark red’ or ‘salmon’, and borne by a Christian saint. In Munster and Ulster this name has been changed to Harkin .

History: The English poet Robert Herrick (1591–1674) was the son of a wealthy London goldsmith, whose family had a long history in the town of Leicester. DNA analysis suggests that the modern surname is monogenetic, i.e. from a single eponymous bearer. The earliest known bearer of the name in Leicester was John Eirich, recorded as a burgess there in 1211. Leicester was one of the headquarters of the Viking army that conquered and settled the eastern midlands in the late 9th century, leading to the English adoption of many Old Norse personal names, such as Eirikr, as personal names. The initial aspirate is first recorded in the name of Nicholas Heyryke, recorded as a Leicester burgess in 1524.

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

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