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James Tenney (1650 - bef. 1726)

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James Tenney aka Tenny
Born in Rowley, Essex, Massachusettsmap
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Husband of — married in Rowley, Massachusettsmap
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Died before in Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Provincemap
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James Tenny was born at Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, August 15, 1650, to Thomas and Ann (Mighill) Tenney. [1] [2] [3]

James Tenney and Abigail Lambert married at Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, October 3, 1684. [1] [2]

James was involved in King Philip's war, under the command of Captain Whipple of Ipswich, Mass., and again at Fort Edwards, New York, under Captain Pearson.[4]

James was a large real estate mover, as given in many deeds recorded in Essex Deeds. [4]

James and Abigail had seven children born in Rowley, Massachusetts: [1] [4]

  • James; baptized on August 2, 1685.
  • Abigail, born on December 12, 1688; baptized on December 26, 1688.
  • John, born on April 6, 1692; baptized on April 10, 1692.
  • Hannah, b. 4 Apr., 1695.
  • Gershom, b. 19 May, 1698; bapt. 29 May, 1698.
  • Benjamin, b. 26 Jan., 1703-4; bapt. 30 Jan., 1703-4
  • Philip, b. 25 Nov., 1706

James Tenney died at Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Province before January 19, 1726. [1] [2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Blodgette, George Brainard and Jewett, Amos Everett Early Settlers of Rowley, Massachusetts, published 1933. Reprinted by the New England History Press, Somersworth, New Hampshire. 1981. Reference pages 373-375.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Vital Records from The NEHGS Register, Volume 151, page 340
  3. Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850, Rowley Volume 1, page 214
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 The Tenney family or the descendants of Thomas Tenney, of Rowley, Massachusetts, 1638-1890, by M. J. Tenney, published 1891, page 17-18

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On 12 Apr 2015 at 15:36 GMT S (Hill) Willson wrote:

See this G2G thread for information about using the LNAB of Tenney:

On 8 Apr 2015 at 16:26 GMT S (Hill) Willson wrote:

Tenny-34 and Tenney-92 appear to represent the same person because: The correct LNAB is Tenney per source I added to Tenney-92 and Tenney Descendants book. Same parents; will create a match for duplicate father profiles. Same spouse. Bio in -92 is very complete. Please merge to Tenney-92

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