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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Family Time Line

Moses Tenney
1769–1844
Molly Herrick
1770–1848
Marriage: 18 May 1790
Rhoda Tenney
1791–1856
Moses Tenney
1793–1814
Mary Tenney
1795–1884
Anna Tenney
1796–1820
Daniel Tenney
1798–1880
Eldad Tenney
1799–1879
Adolphus Tenney
1801–1868
Loren Tenney
1804–1821
Sarah Herrick Tenney
1805–1889
Priscilla Allen Tenney
1807–1822
Gratia Tenney
1809–
Rachel Jane Tenney
1812–1821
Ambrosia Tenney
1815–1863

Sources (35)

  • 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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World Events (8)

1776

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1789

Oldest grave seen in the memorials list.

1791

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

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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