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Susanna (Tenney) Bailey (1695)

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Susanna Bailey formerly Tenney
Born in Bradford, Essex, Massachusetts Baymap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married about in Bradford, MAmap
Descendants descendants
Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 3 Sep 2013
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Susanna was born in 1694. She is the daughter of Samuel Tenney and Sarah Boynton. [1]

In about 1712 (Vital Records say "before 1715" but their first child was born in 1713), Susanna married John Bailey.[2] Interestingly, Susanna's father had first married John's own sister Abigail (makes sense as she was 20 years older than he).

After having their first child in Bradford, John and Susannah settled in Haverhill from about 1713 to 1725. Then they moved to Methuen, Massachusetts in about 1725, then later on (about 1736) to the North Parish of Salem, New Hampshire. John states as his profession "yeoman and bricklayer".[3]

John and Susanna had nine children as follows:

  1. Samuel b. 28 Aug 1713 (Bradford)[4]
  2. Sarah b. 21 Sept 1715 (Haverhill)
  3. Hannah b. 21 Sept 1718 (Haverhill)
  4. John bpt. 16 Apr 1721 (Haverhill)
  5. Joshua b. 5 Sept 1723 (Haverhill)[5]
  6. Susanna b. 3 Dec 1725 (Methuen) bpt. 26 June 1726 (Haverhill) d. 18 Jan 1733
  7. Jonathan b. 22 April 1728 (Methuen) bpt. 2 June 2718 (Haverhill)
  8. Moses b. 11 Sept 1730 (Methuen)
  9. Susannah b. 10 June 1733 (Methuen)[6]

When the First Church of Methuen was established in 1729, John and Susanna (who had moved there some time prior) became founding members (John was on the Roll of 24 Founding Male members on 29 Oct 1729, and Susanna at the same date as a "spousal member".[7]

Both John and Susanna left the above church in 1740 to join the "North Parish" which ultimately became Salem, NH. Salem Village was originally part of Methuen, but was severed in the late 1730's when it came under the jurisdiction of New Hampshire. The organization of the North Parish (Salem) took place on the 25th of January 1736. At the first meeting, John Bailey was named to the committee responsible for laying out a burying place. First worship took place at this Salem Congregational Church in 1740, corresponding to the year John and Susannah formally left the Methuen Church.[8]


No sources. The events of Susanna's life were either witnessed by Daniel Ryder or Daniel plans to add sources here later.


  1. Pg. 25, 36 & 37, The Tenney Family, or the Descendants of Thomas Tenney of Rowley Massachusetts, by M. J. Tenney, Rumford Press, 1904
  2. Pg. 30, Vital Records of Haverhill, Massachusetts, to the end of the year 1849, Volume II, Marriages and Deaths, Topsfield Historical Society, 1911
  3. Pg. 1326, Volume III, Genealogical and Family History of the State of New Hampshire, Compiled by Ezra S. Stearns, The Lewis Publishing Company, 1908
  4. Pg. 15, Vital Records of Bradford Massachusetts to the end of the year 1849, Topsfield Historical Society, 1907
  5. Pg. 32/33, Vital Records of Haverhill, Massachusetts to the end of the year 1849, Volume I, Births, Topsfield Historical Society, 1910
  6. Pg. 16, Vital Records of Methuen, Massachusetts to the end of year 1849, Topsfield Historical Society, 1909
  7. A Short History of the First Church and Parish of Methuen, Massachusetts, by Frederick D. Hayward (1929)
  8. Pg. 666,History of Rockingham County, New Hampshire, and Representative Citizens, by Charles A. Hazlett, Richmond Arnold Publishing, Chicago, 1915


Thank you to Daniel Ryder for creating Tenney-192 on 3 Sep 13. Click the Changes tab for the details on contributions by Daniel and others.

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