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Henry Tenney (1772 - 1853)

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Henry Tenney
Born in Great Diamond Island, Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United Statesmap
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Husband of — married in Gray, Mainemap
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Died in Raymond, Cumberland, Maine, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 21 Sep 2012
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Categories: Tenney Hill Cemetery, Casco, Maine.


Henry Tenney was born on 1 June 1772 at Great Diamond Island in Casco Bay, Maine. His parents were Samuel Tenney and Elizabeth (Atwood) Tenney[1].

He married Mary Hayden on 8 May 1797 in Gray, Maine[2]. They had ten children[3]:

1. Anna, born 15 Aug 1799; married Elias Hayden
2. Thankful, born 22 Dec 1800
3. John, born 25 Dec 1801; married 1st Lydia Gooding, 2nd Rebecca Emery
4. David, born 22 Jan 1803; married Roxana Gilson
5. Samuel, born 26 Apr 1804; married Louisa Pierce
6. Sarah, born 28 Aug 1805
7. Henry, born 6 Sep 1807; died young
8. Mary, born 19 Jul 1809; married Samuel Simpson
9. Henry, born 19 Jul 1809
10. Keziah, born 18 Sep 1816; married Nathaniel Archibald

Henry passed away on 23 November 1853 in Raymond, Maine[4].


  1. Tenney, Martha Jane. The Tenney Family: or the descendants of Thomas Tenney, of Rowley, Massachusetts, 1638-1890. Boston: American Printing and Engraving, 1891. Page 78.
  2. "Maine Marriages, 1771-1907," database, FamilySearch ( : 10 February 2018), Henry Tenney and Polly Hayden, 08 May 1797; citing Gray,Cumberland,Maine, reference ; FHL microfilm 10,932.
  3. Taylor, Robert L. Early Families of Raymond, Maine. Westminster, Maryland: Heritage Books, 2006. Page 189.
  4. "Maine, Faylene Hutton Cemetery Collection, ca. 1780-1990," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 16 March 2018), Henry Tenney, 1853; citing Burial, Raymond, Cumberland, Maine, United States, Maine State Library, Augusta; FHL microfilm 1,787,559.

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