James Tenney participated in the American Revolution
Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Genealogical Research Databases, database online, (http://www.dar.org/ : accessed 03-22-2017), "Record of James Tenney", Ancestor # AA113498.
James Tenney was born in Charlemont Massachusetts, 21 December, 1765.
He married Thankful Shippee 14 April 1785 in Charlemont Massachusetts.
He served Massachusetts as a Private in the Revolutionary War in Captain Frances Green's Co. for 3 years. He enlisted August 1781.
Sometime before 1820 he moved his family to Virginia, and eventually settled in Upshire County, Virginia, now WV.
He founded the Mt Carmel Church, the oldest chuch in Tallmansville, Upshire County, WV.
He owned many acres of property in and around Upshire, WV.
He passed to his reward at the age of 81 on 30 December 1841.
Revolutionary War Pension File
Name: James Tenney
Pension Year: 1833
Application State: Virginia
Applicant Designation: Widow's Pension Application File
Second Applicant Name: Thankful Tenney
Second Applicant Pension Year: 1849
Second Applicant Application State: Virginia
Archive Publication Number: M804
Archive Roll Number: 2357
Total Pages in Packet: 45
Massachusetts, Compiled Marriages, 1633-1850
Name James Tinny
Spouse Thankful Shippee
Marriage Date 14 Apr 1785
Source Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT, Film # 0823648 item 5.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with James by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with James: