Born i May 1854 in Tunbridge, Vermont, the son of Jacob P. and Hannah Richardson (Hackett) Tenney of Canaan, New Hampshire. He married Flora Elvesta Howe in Concord, New hampshire on 25 Sep 1877. They lived in Concord, New Hampshire. He was a dealer in wood and coal in 1900. He died in Concord 28 May 1944.