Sara (Tenney) Atwood

Sarah (Tenney) Atwood (1665 - 1739)

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Sarah (Sara) Atwood formerly Tenney
Born in Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts Baymap
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Died in Bradford, Essex, Massachusetts Baymap
Profile last modified | Created 15 Oct 2012 | Last significant change: 7 Dec 2018
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Sarah was born in 1665, the daughter of Deacon John Tenney and Mercy Parrat.

She married Captain Phillip Atwood of Bradford on July 23, 1684. They had 4 daughters (see Phillips profile for names and dates)

They removed to Bradford, and on their letter of dismission from Maiden, were accepted into full communion with the First Congregational Church, 5 June, 1699. He served on a church committee November, 1707, with Deacon John Tenney and Deacon Bailey, to manage " that affair of calling a council as to the matter of Rev. Mr. Symmes' salary." He and John Tenney were on a " purchasing committee " (of five) to settle with the surviving heirs of Musquonomonit, Indian chief, and secured a deed for the sum of £6.10s. dated 13 January, 1701. The Indians in signing used their various marks ; one, the mark of a serpent; another, the bow and arrow; and the third, the new moon.

Philip Atwood, for £7.10s., transfers a tract of salt marsh at Plum Island in Rowley, to Samuel Tenney of Bradford, with the consent of wife Sarah. Dated 2 December, 1698. (Essex Deeds, 15 : 177.) He died 13 April, 1722, in his sixty-fourth year.

Sarah passed away in 1739.


Sarah was born 17 October 1665 and she was baptized on 8 January 1666.


  • Vital statistics of Mass.
  • Phillip Atwood-Sarah Tenney - Family Central Family ID: 14873-1648
  • Find a Grave Memorial #50148357
  • The Tenney family or the descendants of Thomas Tenney, of Rowley, Massachusetts, 1638-1890, by M. J. Tenney, published 1891, page 19][1]

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Sarah Atwood was buried at the Ancient Burying Ground in 1739
Sarah Atwood was buried at the Ancient Burying Ground in 1739


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