November 20, 1667 -- Samuel was born at Rowley, Essex county, Massachusetts. His mother, Mercy Parrat Tenney, died on November 27, 1667. 
Samuel Tenney married three times:
(1) Abigail Bailey, daughter of Deacon Joseph Bailey. Abigail Bailey Tenney died on November 28, 1689 at Bradford, Essex county, Massachusetts. 
(2) Sarah Boynton on December 18, 1690 at Bradford, Essex county, Massachusetts. Sarah was a daughter of Joseph Boynton and Sarah Swan. Sarah Boynton Tenney died on April 3, 1709. 
(3) Hannah Moody on January 26, 1710 at Newberry, Essex county, Massachusetts. Hannah Moody Tenney died on October 29, 1745, "in her 76th year." 
Notes for Samuel Tenney: Buried in Groveland cemetary 1/8 mile from his home. The table says: "Here lies the body of Elder Samuel Tenney, who died Feb 3, 1747, 81st year."
He was one of the first settlers of Bradford. He was a fine singer and led the service of song at 2nd Church of Bradford for 25 years. "He was by nature and grace one of the most distinguihed men of the times, and as he grew old he was truly patriarchical". He reportedly held office of the gratest merit in his native town. Lieut. in the Continental Army, a member of the Colonial Assembly in 1725, when, 50 years before the declaration of independence, he was one the 30 who voted against teh King's Charter, 'a step more bold than that of 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence".
From "the Tenney Family" by MS Tenney in Haverill Library
More About Samuel Tenney and Sarah Boynton: Marriage: 18 Dec 1690, Bradford, MA.
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