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Samuel Tenney II (1697 - abt. 1776)

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Samuel Tenney II
Born in Bradford, Essex, Massachusetts Baymap
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Husband of — married [location unknown]
Husband of — married in Bradford, Essex, Massachusettsmap
Descendants descendants
Died about in Littleton, Middlesex, Massachusetts Baymap
Profile last modified | Created 6 Jan 2013
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SAMUEL TENNEY, born in Bradford, Mass. (now Groveland), 17 December, 1697, son of Elder Samuel and Sarah (Boynton) Tenney; married in Bradford 5 January, 1719-20, Sarah Worcester, daughter of William Worcester 1661 – 1706 and Martha Cheney 1673 – 1729 of Bradford. Mrs. Sarah Tenney was born II Feb., 1697-8. and died 24 May 1749 in Littleton. They united in the First Church 24 April, 1720 (Church Manual.)

He sold to his brother, Daniel Tenney for 17lbs,, five acres in the Bailey meadow in Bradford, which he bought of Ebenezer Burbank in partnership with brother John Tenney; date, i November, 1726. Witnesses, Samuel Tenney, Senior, and Philip Tenney. (Essex Deeds, 49: 262.)

" Samuel Tenney and Caleb Hopkinson, of full age, depose that they and several others were chosen by East precinct of Bradford to dispose of some land belonging to Bradford in 1727, etc. Sworn to 27 November, 1728." (Essex Deeds, 50: 258.)

He removed to Littleton, Mass., about 1727-8, where Mrs. Tenney died.

He married in Bradford, 28 December, 1749, a second wife, Elizabeth Fales of Bradford, " daughter of ye widow." She united with the First Church 2 November, 1746. He and his wife Elizabeth of Littleton sold Thomas Cross of Haverhill, Mass., land in Bradford. Dated 12 January, 1749. (Essex Deeds, 99: 218.) He died in 1777. The first three children were born in Bradford ; the others were born at Littleton, eleven children, it is said.


William, b. 20 Jan., 1 720-1 – 1804

Parrat, b. 12 Nov., 1723 – 1790

Samuel, b. 24 May, 1725 – 1795

Martha, b. 8 May, 1729 – 1765

Sarah, b. 30 July, 1731 – 1782

Dorothy, b. 5 July, 1734

Oliver, b. 12 Sept., 1736 – 1787

Hattie, b. 17 May, 1738 d. when nine weeks old.

Cheney, b. 2 Oct., 1739 – 1814

Hannah, b. 8 Jan., 1741

Burial of Mrs. Sarah Tenney

Inscription: Here Lies Buried ye Body of Mrs Sarah Tenney Wife of Mr Samuel Tenney who Dec'd MAY ye 24th A.D. 1749 in ye 51st year of her age

Inscription: Here Lies ye body of / Mr Samuel Tenny / who departed this / Life April ye 30 1776 / Aged 78 years 5 / months & 3 Days Calculated birth is Saturday, November 27, 1697 Julian i.e. they didn't adjust for the Gregorian to Julian conversion

By Roland Henry Baker, III

  • Fact: Burial Old Burying Ground, Littleton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA


  • Tenney Family bible was given to Chadbourne Family
  • DNA research by Roland Henry Baker, III
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Find A Grave Memorial# 16532355

  • Essex County, Massachusetts Birth Records to 1850: Newburyport

1 citation provides evidence for Name, Birth

  • Massachusetts, Marriages, 1633-1850

1 citation provides evidence for Name, Marriage

  • Massachusetts, Marriages, 1633-1850

1 citation provides evidence for Name, Marriage

  • Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988

1 citation provides evidence for Name, Birth

  • The New England Historical & Genealogical Register, 1847-2011

1 citation provides evidence for Name, Marriage

  • Church Manual

Essex Deeds, 50: 258. Essex Deeds, 49: 262.


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On 15 Nov 2014 at 17:37 GMT Carole Alden wrote:

Samuel is related to Nathan Cram TENNEY Sr

husband of my 3rd cousin 4x removed and other ways. Birth 28 Jul 1817 in Ontario, Wayne, New York Death 24 Jun 1882 in St Johns, Apache, Arizona, United States He was a hard worker for the Mormon faith and I ran into him because he baptized my Baptist minister, Nathan Baker 1760-1836. It was confusing for a beginner. He might have known the genealogy because his grandmother was a Shattuck. I have two Shattuck sisters who married two Baker brothers and they inter marry a lot. see Tenney Family Assoication Website:

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