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Moses Tenney (1808 - 1903)

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Moses Tenney
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1910.— VII.— 800.

Major Moses Tenney, born in Newbury, Mass., 18 June, 1808, son of Moses and Hannah (Whitaker); married 6 Apr.,1831, Mary Ann Northend, who was born 8 Sept., 1808; she died 18 May, 1888. Residence, Georgetown, Mass. They celebrated their golden wedding. In 1824 he was apprenticed to Deacon S. Nelson, a tanner, remained four years, and engaged in business in Peabody and Boston, to which he added the lumber business. He became activein politics.

In 1854 he was elected senator, and did efficient work on the committee of railroads and canals. In 1856 he was elected state treasurer on the Know Nothing ticket, 1856-61. In 1857 he had themanagement of a variety of vast funds. He recommended a special committee of the legislature to examine for future action. He was state tax assessor in 1853. He was a prime mover in establishing the high school in Georgetown.

He was a member of the Old Town company, serving as ensign and lieutenant, but was elected major of a battalion of militia, called the Citizens' Guard, of Georgetown. He died 7 Jan., 1903.

Children :

4044 *Anna Elizabeth, b. 21 Jan., 1832.

4045 Moses Edward, b. 1 Oct., 1833 ; d. 24 Apr., 1837.

4046 Hannah Maria, b. 20 Nov., 1885 ; d. 17 Aug., 1853.

4047 *Sarah Northend, b. 5 Apr., 1840.

4048 *Charles William, b. 4 Apr., 1844.

The Tenney family; or, The descendants of Thomas Tenney of Rowley, Massachusetts, 1638-1904, pp. 350-351. [1]


The Tenney family; or, The descendants of Thomas Tenney of Rowley, Massachusetts, 1638-1904, pp. 350-351. [2]

The Wilkins Family of MA [3]


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