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Mary (Tenney) Atwood (1769 - 1853)

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Mary "Molly" Atwood formerly Tenney aka Tenny
Born in Bradford, Massachusettsmap
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Wife of — married in Bradford, Massachusettsmap
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Died in Boston, Massachusettsmap
Profile last modified | Created 2 Aug 2013
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Mary Tenney was born in Bradford, Massachusetts, in 1769.[1] She was the daughter of Thomas Tenney and Hannah Stickney.[2] She married Moses Atwood, also of Bradford, on November 17, 1788.[3][4] About three years after their marriage, the couple moved to Haverhill, Massachusetts, where her husband bought the Mansion House in 1791.[5]

Her husband died in 1808, leaving her with nine children. [6][5]

Children :[7]

1229 *Mary, b. 2 Aug., 1789.
1230 *Elizabeth, b. 9 Oct., 1791.
1231 *Harriet, b. 10 Oct., 1798.
1232 *John Muliken, b. 4 Aug., 1795.
1233 Sarah, b. 27 June, 1797; d. 23 May, 1822, "just before her wedding day and very beautiful."
1234 *Caroline, b. 13 June, 1799.
1235 *Moses, b. 11 Mch., 1801.
1236 Charles, b. 17 May, 1803; graduated at Yale College, 1821; A. M.; a lawyer; d. in Boston, Mass., 13 Feb., 1887; unmarried.
1237 *Emily, b. 25 Mch., 1805.

She died in Boston, Massachusetts, July 4, 1853.[8][5]

514.— VI.~217.

Mary Tenney (Polly, more often called Molly), born in Bradford, Massachusetts, 27 Apr., 1769, daughter of Deacon Thomas and Hannah (Stickney); married in Bradford, 17 Nov., 1788, Moses Atwood of Bradford. Residence, Haverhill, Mass., on the site now occupied by the high school building ; a merchant, afterwards manufactrued shoes. He died 8 May, 1808, of consumption. "A man of energy, truth, and charity." She was a superior woman, and lived many years " to bless her children and adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour, and fell asleep 4 July, 1853." Burial in Pentucket cemetery. [2]


  1. Atwood, p. 26
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Tenney Family, 127 [1]
  3. Haverhill Vital Records, Vol. II, pp. 14 and 308.
  4. Atwood, p. 26
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Atwood, p. 26
  6. Atwood, p. 14
  7. The Tenney Family, 127 [2]
  8. Atwood, p. 14



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On 24 Jan 2015 at 23:28 GMT Ellen Smith wrote:

Tenney-358 and Tenney-175 appear to represent the same person because: Clearly the same person. I created Tenney-358 before I had all the details I have now.

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