James Tennison/Tennyson Information

What we know about James Tennyson/Tennison

1776 - James Dennison, age 30, 1776 Harford County, MD, 1776 Federal Census

1780 - James Tennen living in Rowan County, North Carolina, (see above map)

1811 - James Tennison married Lenny Newsome, February 13, 1811, Warren County, Georgia

James Tennison Query, April, 1999

James Tennison Query, August, 1998

1832 - Rowan County, NC, James Tenerson married Catharine Mock, Nov. 23, 1832

James S. Tenisson, a prominent citizen and farmer of Greene County, Ark., was born in Warren County, Tenn., in 1826, and is the son of Abraham Tenisson, a native of Rowan County, N. C. His grandfather was a seaman from 1780 to 1800, when he returned to his home in Mississippi, where he died in 1847. His father was a highly respected farmer and stock raiser, and dealt extensively in mules. He died in 1858. James S. was educated in Tennessee, receiving all the advantages the county afforded. He came to this State in 1850, and now owns 120 acres of good land and fine stock. He is the father of ten children, seven of whom are living, and six of these are married and have families. Five of them live in this township, and one is a leading merchant of Coquille City, Cove County, Ore. Thomas F. was born August 10, 1854; John H., May 12, 1859; Elizabeth, April 26, 1862; George M., March 12, 1865; Martha, August 21, 1867; Julia A., January 2, 1870, and Albert N., February 18, 1875. Albert is still at home and assists his father in cultivating the farm. Mr. Tenisson has been for six years justice of the peace of Salem Township. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, having held all of the offices from worshipful master to warden. Both he and his wife are members of the Methodist Church, and are liberal in their support of all praiseworthy enterprises. (Thanks to Michael Brown for sharing this information!)

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