What should James Tenney/Tenny's LNAB be?
In 2013 a question was commented on about the correct LNAB of the Tenney/Tenny family of Rowley, Massachusetts. I've recently begun researching the family, and have found the following source data:
In the Rowley, Massachusetts VRs, James and all the rest of the children of Thomas and Ann (Mighill) Tenny (ca 1650's) are listed with the last name of Tenny, within the section of Tenney's (http://www.americanancestors.org/databases/massachusetts-vital-records-to-1850/image/?pageName=214&volumeId=7785&rId=141876424 Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850, Rowley V1, page 214.
In this book referenced, in the Preface the author states that the "progressive form (of the name) has been adopted", which means that the spelling is consistently "Tenney" .(http://archive.org/stream/tenneyfamilyorde1891tenn#page/16/mode/2up ''The Tenney family ; or the descendants of Thomas Tenney, of Rowley, Massachusetts, 1638-1890'' (1891), pp. Preface, 17-18.)
In a G2G post in 2013, in which Vic Watt asked about protocol for merging with different LNAB spellings, a descendant of the Tenney family adds a question about the Tenny/Tenney name, specifically, but it isn't answered: http://www.wikitree.com/g2g/14588/what-is-the-merging-protocol-with-different-spellings?show=14629#c14629
In NEHGR 151:329-341, the researcher, Douglas Richardson, uses the LNAB spelling of Tenney, tracing it back to the Tenney family in England. Throughout this reference the last name is spelled Tenney. Presumably, his research was thorough, and he would have acknowledged the spelling of Tenny, if he had found it.
Here on WikiTree, there is a preponderance of Tenney's vs Tenny's, beginning in the 1500's, and extending through contemporary times.
As a note, James' father's LNAB is listed as Tenny in WikiTree. He is PGM, and possibly should have it changed to Tenney as well.
In light of the evidence for Tenney as well as for Tenny, which should be the LNAB for James Tenney/Tenny and his siblings?