Tennyson/Tennison Queries

Updated April 8, 1999

In some of Daddy's notes I found a page with the following, "Hiram Olney b. ca. 1806 came to Miss with parents, buried at Corinth". In another place, "Hiram Olney Tennyson b. 1805-6 in NC or MD d. 1871, buried at Corinth, Ms. Came to Tuscumbia, Alabama in 1824 (19 yrs old with parents). Came to Tishomingo Co., Ms., in about 1837. First wife died about 1870, buried near Iule, Ms. They had separated. They had several children. Second wife (common law) Cherokee Indian, no children. He left will never probated. In it he left all his lands to a third generation after him which excluded all his present family. He was under duress at the time of making the will, and probably more sick than anyone realized. The yankees, Carpetbaggers, and tiffraff ravished all he knew or owned. About 1870, most of the family had forsaken him except for one son or grandson who buried him in Corinth, Miss.".

A further mote on that page on Hiram Olney Tennyson. "His father James Franklin Tennyson b. ca. 1780 Richmond, Va. d. 1856, buried in Tishomingo Ms. Came to Tuscumbia, Ala. 1824, then to Payden, Miss. Moved family from Va. because of lawsuit with some part of family".

Still another note on James' father, "Henry Franklin Tennyson b. 1755 Richmond, Va. d. 1822 Baltimore, Md. Horse racer and gambler, dealer in house furnishings and praphenalia.

Finally this note on Henry's father, "Hiram Olney Tennyson b. 1701, England d. 1766 VA. Immigrated to America in 1745 landed in Chesapeake Bay at Yorktown, settled in Richmond, Va. Served as purchasing agent for the Crown of England. Traveled all of Europe. Wife was from Austrian background. He fled England because of accounting records that showed possible embezzlement".

On yet another page from Arlington Lee Jernigans book that was copied, "Records in London, England, trace the linage of the Tennysons back to King Edward III. Edward, king of England 1327. Had daughter who married a Tennyson. Tennysons in England 208 years to Edward. Tennysons in England 527 years after Edward. This writer's mother was a Tennyson. His niece Ivena [writing not plain, had to guess last letter of name] Davis now (1955) residing in Daytona, Fla, has a round-top rose-wood table 4'2" in diameter brot to Amer. by Hiram Olney Tennyson 1745".

Do you possibly have any leads or knowledge of these men or Ivana Davis?
Franklin Tennyson

I am working on the theory that my gggrandmother was Franky TENNISSON, who married Samuel JACKSON in Davidson County, TN, 02 Oct 1823. If I am correct, she was 13 years old, and at least part Cherokee, or married a Cherokee. She was b. NC 1810.  If I am correct, this family lived in NC ca. 1824-1837, then lived in TN briefly, then went on to Gasconade County, MO before 1843. They had a 3000 acre farm and large frame house with three chimneys, in a time when most of their neighbors lived in cabins. I need to establish this couple as the ggrandparents I have been searching many years for. They would have had George W., b. NC 1824, James Andrew, b. NC1825, Hamilton, b. NC 1832, Morgan, b. TN 1837, Thomas T., b. MO 1843, Anna, Virginia, and Martha.
Diane Ryder, email address: DianeRyder@compuserve.com

Updated August 23, 1998

I'm working the family of James Abraham Tennisson and Mildred Permilia Coragan, who m. 1824 probably in Rowan Co.  Their westward migration is traced through Warren county, TN to the border of Craighead and Greene counties in Arkansas.  Because they straddled the line, genealogists working this branch must check BOTH counties!  Children of this marriage include:  James S., William W., Levi H., Lucinda, Pantha, Mary E. and Luvina.   Other information locates Hiram F. Tennisson as a storekeeper in Greensboro, Craighead county.  However,  I do not have him listed in the children of James Abraham and need help in placing him and his line.  Is he a brother to James A., or a son that I missed? Fred Odom 

Updated August 6, 1998

I looked at your page searching for my gr grandmother, Cora Bell (or Bell Cora) Tennisson.  I have found a record of her marriage to Charles O. Gilkey 19 dec 1889 in Oregon, however, cannot find any other links to her.  I saw a Margaret Cora Bell Tennyson in your list and know that the Bell name attaches in the Tennyson line, somewhere.  Have you heard of her?? Thanks, Pat Day

Updated July 31, 1998

Looking for family info of following family Lysbet Denys married Jean ? had a daughter Martha Dennis Abt. 1670 she married 1690 to Richard Lemasters area MD--St. Mary's County, Maryland----Charles County, Maryland
Thanks, Wayne Gifford

I wanted to thank you for a peek at your updated page.  I was interested to see my ancestor on your Tennison/Dennis page (chronological list).  John Tennison/Dennis who m. Elizabeth Cheatwood 3 Mar 1798 - Do you know who his parents are or how he connects into the rest of the family?

I live in Charles Co. Maryland and would be happy to help with research - I also have quite a bit of information on that John Tennison's descendants if anyone need help with that line.  I would really love to make a connection to you earlier information. Heather Cromar

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