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1842 Issac YOUNG gave gifts to Hiram Ternnyson's family after the death of Hiram. Elizabeth YOUNG Tennyson m. James TODD in 1845 in Cannon Co., TN

1850 Census list household of James Todd and Elizabeth with Tennison children :Mary J Tinerson age 15 TN. [b. 1827]
Martha A Tineson age 13 [b.1829]]
John Tinneson age 8. [b. 1841]]
Hiram Tineson age 7. [b. 1842]
oldest son William Thomas Tennyson. was in home of Burton L McFarrin
Isaac A.Tennison was in household of Issace YOUNg/ 
TENNISON (Brandon), [AB.2F-6x] Sibella (Sybella) (I529)
 
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Info from Ann Fraser.
Served in Revolutionary war.
This "Jesse" Tennison died soon after birth of last child (1790) in SMC. His widow remarried Mr. Richardson. 1800 census shows Family with youngest 3 Tennison children using the Richardson surname. Oldest son James and his sister used surname Tennison.
 
TENNISON, [AB-22] Justinian "Jesse" (I6996)
 
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Tennison, Justinian, Chas. County, 23rd Jan., 1699; 8th July, 1699.
To daus. Barbara, Mary, Catherine, Eliza:, Sarah, and Dracie, son John, and grandchild John Mansfield at 21 yrs. of age, personalty.
Wife (unnamed), extx. and residuary legatee of estate, real and personal, during life; to pass to dau. Christian at her decease,
Test: Philip Jenkinson, Job Staple, Thos, Simpson. MCW 6.251.
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Justinian Tenason 191A.22 I £13.18.2 Apr 14 1699
Appraisers: John Brain (also John Brinn), Benjamin Reder (also Benjamin Reeder).
Approvers: James Seamans, John Hopkins.
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Mr. Justinian Tennis 21.290 I £41.17.6 Aug 22 1699
Appraisers: William Wells, Thomas Sympson.

=== Contributed by Ric Saunders

Mr. TENNIS/TENNISON had children:
1. John TENNISON b. ca. 1628 Holland; m. Elizabeth, d. Jan. 1682/3 St. Mary's County, Maryland


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For more information on Tennison and Lemaster, see:
The Tennison Family of Southern Maryland
Abraham Lemaster ]1638-1722] of Charles County, Maryland and His Descendants, Vols. I & II
Published by Ralph D. Smith
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Tennison, Justinian, Chas. County, 23rd Jan., 1699; 8th July, 1699.
To daus. Barbara, Mary, Catherine, Eliza:, Sarah, and Dracie, son John, and grandchild John Mansfield at 21 yrs. of age, personalty.
Wife (unnamed), extx. and residuary legatee of estate, real and personal, during life; to pass to dau. Christian at her decease,
Test: Philip Jenkinson, Job Staple, Thos, Simpson. MCW 6.251.
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Justinian Tenason 191A.22 I £13.18.2 Apr 14 1699
Appraisers: John Brain (also John Brinn), Benjamin Reder (also Benjamin Reeder).
Approvers: James Seamans, John Hopkins.
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Mr. Justinian Tennis 21.290 I £41.17.6 Aug 22 1699
Appraisers: William Wells, Thomas Sympson.

=== Contributed by Ric Saunders

Mr. TENNIS/TENNISON had children:
1. John TENNISON b. ca. 1628 Holland; m. Elizabeth, d. Jan. 1682/3 St. Mary's County, Maryland
2. Justinian TENNISON born ca. 1629 Weymouth or Yarmouth, England; m. Katherine GRESHAM; d. between 23 Jan.7 (or Feb.)8 and 8 July 1699 Charles County, MD,

That Justinian, brother of John, and Justinian, son of John both died about 1699 has caused confusion for some researchers. Justinian, brother of John died testate in Charles County. He made his wife (not named) his executrix.
That she was Katherine was shown in that in July 1699 in Charles County
the will of Justinian TENNIS was proved by the three witnesses, and Katherine TENNIS, executrix, posted testamentary bond of 60 pounds sterling with Thomas CLAXON and Thomas SIMSON as security.

Justinian, son of John died ca. 1699 in St. Mary's County. In May 1699 in St. Mary's County Eliza: TENNISON posted administrative bond of 150 pounds with John SHANKES and Danl: HENLY as security.

John TENNISON and Elizabeth had children:
1. John TENNISON d. before 1698
2. Mary TENNISON m. William CHESHIRE
3. Matthew TENNISON
4. Justinian TENNISON m. Elizabeth SHANKS; d. ca. 1699 St. Mary's County, Maryland
5. Absolom TENNISON

Justinian TENNIS the elder was in Northumberland County, Virginia by 1650, at which time John MOTTROM patented 250 acres who had the rights on assignment from Justinian TENNIS who transported 5 persons into the colony. Justinian TENNIS is last found in Northumberland Co. on 10 April 1666 when he was appointed a constable. In Sep. 1668 Justinian DENNIS of St. Mary's County, Maryland demanded a warrant for 350 acres for having transported himself, Katherine his wife, Jane/Jean (spelled both ways), Barbara, Justinian, and Mary his children and William

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Thomas Gerard 10.177 I SM. #64124 Sep 29 1688
List of debts: Walter Story, Gilbert Clarke, Francis Mason, Dr. Thomas Johnston, Thomas Barron, Christopher Williamson, John Addison, Robert Foster, Lawrence Hoskins, Anthony Mitchell, Thomas Grunwin, James Floyd, Thomas Elmes, John Scott (planter), Philip Perry, Thomas Mudd, Joshua Guibert, Robert Haley, Thomas Powell, Richard Land, William Keet, Christmas Smith, George Ruddiford, Thomas Jackson, Daniel Crew, George Short, John Rose, James Regon, Hugh Teres, William Newman, William Lewton, William Boarman, Jr., Edmond Dennis, Robert Ratcliff, William Langer Richard Oliver, Thomas Wichaley, Thomas Dammer, John Shepheard, John Breacher, James Cottwell, Thomas Simpson, Sr., Thomas Simpson, Jr., Timothy Mahoney, George Goer, Capt. Charles Partis, Gilbert Cropper, John Long, Richard Clouds, John Hudworth, William Marshall, Robert Yates, Daniel Hanley, Edward Rookwood, Joseph Fowler, William Treestone, George Barron, Thomas Orrell, Edward Smoote, James Key, John Carvile, John Wilder, William Hardy, John Nalley, Commissioners of Newport, Thomas Wheeler, Peter Dent, Justinian Tennison, Vincent Mansfeild, Anthony Neale, Thomas Huggon, Robert Gates, John Hawkins, John Vaidry, John Nicholls, Maj, John Wheeler,
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John Suttle 7A.185 I SM #22961 Jul 26 1680
Appraisers: Thomas Carvile, Peeter Mills.
List of debts: Richard Gary, Robert Foord, William Sheirecliff, Vincent Mancell
Justinian Tennison, William Diggs, Esq., Thomas Ruies (?), John Right,
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John Tenneson 8.483 A SM #50313 #23125 Oct 8 1685
Payments to: John Mudge, Nehemiah Blakeston, Justinian Gerrard, Henry Fornly, Frances Knott, Thomas Grunwin, Abraham Hooke, John Coode, Pattrick Spencer note to Henry Fornly.
Executor: Justinian Tennison.
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George Yarden (merchant) 8.483 I [SM] £4.18.4 Sep 9 1685
Appraisers: James Waringe, Justinian Tenison.
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Vincent Mansell 9.469 I SM £18.12.4 Dec 31 1686
Appraisers: Thomas Stonestreet, Abraham Price.
Mentions: Justinian Tennison.
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14 june 1720 cc circuit court, John Noe Jr. age ca 21 swore he heard Justinian Tennison say he was born in Weymouth England.
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STAFFORD COUNTY VA DEED & WILL BOOK 1689 - 1693; THE ANTIENT PRESS

p. 146 DAVID DARNELL Dr. Tobacco 1688
To Attorney fees: to MR. BLACKISTON Court charges; ditto to MR. DENT; To Clerke of Councell, to Clerke of ye County fees in both suites
July 5th 1688 Then Came JOHN RAYLEY of St. Maries County in the PROVINCE of MARYLANDE & made oath that the above is a true acct whereof he hath never raced any part satisfaccon WM, DIGGES
These are to certifie that I have caused to bee menconed searched for & none such found upon the records nor is any wales due to my knowledge wch I ceriifie under my hande ye 30th day of January 1689
N. BLACKISTON
Recorded 14 March 1689/90

DAVID DARNELL I understande RICHARD VOULS has reced a hbd of Tobacco att ye Lande wch he has ordered me which I have sent ye bearer to receive it & that hhd paid DOYNE for you ye hhd of Tobacco of JOHN RAYLEY this my note wth his Receipt shall be yor Satisfactory dischardge for what you pay him facile not in yor compliance & you will oblidge yor Friend RICHARD GARDINER Received of Mr. DAVID DARNELL 4 hhd Tobacco for ye use of Mr. RICHARD GARDINER wayinge 1930 lb neat by me WM. LUCY
Recorded ye 11 March 1689/90

MARYLAND Whereas DAVID DARNELL together wth JOHN RAYLETY & JUSTINIAN TENISON SENR, of ST MARY's MANNER his Surety said DAVID did acknowledge to eve unto his Ldsp & proprietor ye some of Twenty pounds Sterl and said JUSTINIAN TENISON some of Tenn pounds to be levyed of their goods & chattels land & Tenemts in case ye said DAVID DARNELL doe not Indemnifie ye County of ye Woman wch hee ptends is his Wife & Children & make his psonall appearance here next Court & be in ye mane tyme Nine thousand abearance cancell toward his said Spts as all ye good people of this Province afterwards to wit ye 3 day of November 1685 att a County Court held ye same day for St. Marys County beinge & by ye said Recognizance bounde to appear this day beinge solemnly called came not & his Security beinge also called to bringe into Courrt ye same DAVID came not whereupon it is granted by ye Court that ye Recognizance is forfeited & out to be escheated to his Ldsp use
W.TAYLARD
Clerks of St. Mary County Certificate
This is Certifie whom it may Concerne that allthough ye within menconed Recognizance is forfeted yeti ye same or any Petr. thereof was never Estreatd against ye within menconed DAVID DARNELL or his Surety or against any or either of their Estates. In Testimony whereof ye seale of St, Marys County is caused to be hereunto affixed this Thirtieth day of January in ye first Yeare of their Majties Reigne Anne Dom 1689 & Recorded ye 14th March 1689/90
W.TAYLARD Cl
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Northumberland County Record Book 1652 -1658: ©Peter's Row - 2002
[Page 77 L]
The deposition of John Essex aged 36 years or there
abouts sworn and examined saith, I heard John Gresham
had changed a cow with his daughter and I was there at the
same time when he took of the hide of the cow that he
changed with his daughter and Gresham replied that he
wished he had knocked her in the head then he had saved a
barrell of com and now I have gotten a hide for a cow, and
further saith not,
signum John Essex
20th March 1655,
sworn before Mr. R. Bud, Thomas Hopkins
20th May 1656, This deposition was recorded.
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Northumberland County Record Book 1652 -1658: ©Peter's Row - 2002
[Page 77 L]
John Essex his deposition.
John Essex aged 36 years or there abouts sworn and
examined saith, that Justinian Tennes called this depondent
to the bedside where John Gresham lay at this depondents
house and John Gresham desired this depondent to go and
mark a calffor the said John Greshams daughter Martha of
the cow belonging to Katherane the wife of the said
Justinian Tennes which calf was of the last years fall and
further this depondent saith not
the mark of John Essex.
20th May 1656, Jurat in court.
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NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY ORDERS 1652-1657; pg 126
Northumberland County Court 13th of April 1657
- Whereas it was ordered at a Cort: held the 14th of February 1655 that JNO: ESSEX should have the Tuition of JUSTINIAN, the Sonne of JOHN GRESHAM, deced & whereas it doth appeare unto this Cort: from undr: the hand of the said ESSEX that hee renounced the sd, ordr: & is content that the said JUSTINIAN GRESHAM shall be in the keeping & undr: the Tuition of JUSTIAN TENNIS, whoe marryed wth: ye Sister of the sd. JUST: GRESHAM, if the Cart: soe pleased to ordr: the same. Upon the Peticon of the sd. JUSTINIAN TENNIS. It is ordered that the sd. JUSTINIAN GRESHAM shall be & remaine undr: the Tutition keeping and Guardianship of the sd. TENNIS together with all the Estate belonging unto him. Provided the sd. TENNIS doe or cause the sd, Orphant to be brought up Instructed, Educated & kept according to his quality, & to give a yearely accompt of the sd, Orphants Estate, as alsoe security for the same
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1658-1662 Will & Deed Record Book Northumberland Co Va: Pg 3
JUSTINIAN TENNIS. his Guift to HEN: HURST JUNIOR;
KNOWE ALL MEN that I ( ) HENRY HURST, Sonne of ( ) cropt the left ( ) taken out afore ( ) her increase mal( ) if the sd. Childe ( ) sd. Heyfer with ( ) HURST Daughter ( ); As Witness ( )
the marke of ( ) Witness JOHN G( )
3d Junii 1658 (
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1658-1662 Will & Deed Record Book Northumberland Co Va: Pg 3
Cattle wch' did belong to JUSTINIAN GRESHAM. An Accompt of all cattle ( ) JUSTINIAN GRESHAM deced. Imprs. 1 cowe & cowe calfe, 1 heyfer & bull heyfer, 1 yearling heyfer ( ) living JUSTINIAN TENNIS his marke
3d. Junii 1658 Jurat in Cur et recordat
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1662-1665 Order Book Northumberland Co Va; Antient Press: Pg 321
Northumberland County Court 8th of October 1662
- Whereas HENERY BENTLY, the Attour; of Mr. WILLIAM BALL, doth claime 628 lbs. of tobco & caske to bee due from JUSTINIAN TENNIS to the sd. Mr. BALL & was arrested to this Court for the same; but failed in his appeareance; It is therefore ordered that if the Sheriffe doe not bringe forth the body of the sd. TENNIS to the next Court, then Judgemt, shall passe against the sd. Sheriffe for soe much as shall then bee made appeare due from the said TENNIS to the sd, Mr. BALL
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1666-1669 Order Book Northumberland Co Va: Pg 437
Northumberland County Court 10th of April 1666
It is ordered yt: JON: ROSTON bee Constable for the yeare for CHICACONE;
THO: SMYTH for CHERRIE POYNT NECKE;
WM: TIGNALL for ye South side of GREAT WICOCOMOCO;
ARM: GREENE for MATTAPONY;
THO: LANE for ye South side of GREAT WICOCOMOCO;
JUST: TENNIS for ye DEVIDINGE CREEKE,
JOHN BEARMAN for LITTLE WICOCOMOCO & yt: they bee sworne by ye next Justice

=== Contributed by Ralph D Smith

Apr. 1652 - Northumberland Co., Va. Court. "We whose names are subscribed do promise and engage ourselves to be true and faithful to the Commonwealth of England as it is now established without King or House of Lords." Signed: . . . .
Sources: (1) Jett, Carolyn H., "Records of Northumberland County, Virginia," p. 21, and (2) Sparacio, Ruth and Sam, "Virginia County Court Records. Deed and Will Abstracts of Northumberland County, Virginia 1650-1655," p. 46.
Comment: A total of 101 persons signed, including John Dennis (makes his mark), John Gresham (2 names after John Dennis), and most of the other persons associated in the Northumberland records with John Dennis. Justinian Tennison/Tennis/Dennis, however, did not sign although he was in Northumberland Co. at the time. This suggests a different political/religious affiliation from John Dennis.

Aug. 10, 1680 - Thomas Hussey vs. George Hodgson, admr. of Robert Inglesby, deceased. Suit on Inglesby’s account with Hussey, dated Aug. 12, 1679. The account includes the following item: Justinian Tennis [sic], 1 quart of wine - 25 lbs. tobacco. (Charles Co., Md. Court and Land Records, Liber I, pp. 4-5.)

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George Yarden (merchant) 8.483 I £4.18.4 Sep 9 1685
Appraisers: James Waringe, Justinian Tenison.
2. Justinian TENNISON born ca. 1629 Weymouth or Yarmouth, England; m. Katherine GRESHAM; d. between 23 Jan.7 (or Feb.)8 and 8 July 1699 Charles County, MD, 
TENNISON, [Just] Justinian Sr. (I6363)
 
4  Family F92
 
5  Family F70
 
6  Family F200
 
7  TENNISON (Bright), [JS.31xx] Mary Polly (I201)
 
8  Family F178
 
9 1718 Samuel purchased 110 Acres "Watts Lodge".
5/2/1726. Samuel Tennison and his wife Elizabeth convey to Samuel LOVE
part of "Westwood Manor", formally in ST. Mary's County now Charles county, and part of "Lumber Street" 100 Acres. Samuel Tennison hereby warrants these present against himself and his heirs against the heirs of Elizabeth ELLIOTT.

In 1745 property called "Lumber /street" divided after Samuel's death with widow receiving her 1/3 share and Samuel's 5 children the rest.

Mr. Samuel Tenison 29.219 SM £28.12.1 Mar 7 1743 Jun 5 1744
Appraisers: M. Thompson Richard Cooper; Creditors: Philip Key, James Thompson.
Next of kin: Ignatius Tennison, Matthew Tennison,
Administratrix/Executrix: Mary Tennison.
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Samuel Tenneson 21.356 A SM £28.12.1 £32.4.1 Jun 5 1745
Sureties: Robert Mason, John Mason.
Received from: Wales Valentine.
Payments to: Richard Cooke, Mr. Philip Key, William Cartwright, James Thompson, Mr. Edward Diggs, James Thompson & Richard Cooper, John Able, Sr.
Distribution to: accountant (1/3). Residue to (orphans): Matthew Tenneson, Absolom Tenneson, Mary Molahorne, Elisabeth Tenneson, Susanna Tenneson.
Administratrix: Mary Tenneson.

=== Contributed by Ralph D. Smith
June 5, 1745 - The St. Mary's Co., Md. administration account of Samuel Tenneson.
Sureties: Robert Mason, John Mason.
Received from and Payments to: no names of interest.
Distribution to: accountant [widow Mary] 1/3 of estate;
Residue to (orphans) Matthew Tenneson, Absolom Tenneson, Mary Molahorne, Elizabeth Tenneson, Susanna Tenneson.
Administratrix: Mary Tenneson.
Source: Skinner, V. L., Jr., "Abstracts of the Administration Accounts of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, 1744-1750," p. 24.
=== Comment: Notice that the children are called orphans, suggesting that they are still minors, although son Matthew was an adult (he signed Samuel's inventory as next-of-kin), and dau. Mary was already married. The speculation in "The Tennison Family of Southern Maryland" that Ignatius Tennison (the other next-of-kin in Samuel's inventory) might be Samuel's son is now proved false

===SDGreen: Ignatius Tennison is the son of John Tennison who married Sarah Lemaster. Ignatius would have been a nephew to Samuel.

=====Additional Documents======
Admin. accts. of Mr. Samuel Tennison, 3/7/1743 and 6/5/1744; appraisers were M. Thompson and Richard Cooper; next of kin was Ignatius and Matthew Tennison;
Exec., Mary Tennison (Skinner).

4/30/1723: Admin. accts. of Lucy Love, Chas. Co.
Appraisers: Richard Edelen and George Brett.
NOK: Susanna Love and Samuel Tennison (Skinner).

4/28/1724: Admin. accts. of Lucia Dobson (alias Lucia Love), Charles Co.
Adm: Samuel Love.

===from Linda RenoI have this woman as Lucia "Lucy" (nee Dobson), widow of Thomas Love of Charles County. She was the daughter of Samuel Dobson and Lucy Stratton. Lucy Stratton was the servant girl who had an illegitimate child by her master, Arthur Turner that created such an uproar in 1658.

The NOK of Lucy Love are Susanna Love and Samuel Tennison. I am assuming that Susanna Love is the same girl who married Samuel Chunn January 20, 1730/31 at Trinity Episcopal and that she was the daughter of Thomas Love and Lucy Dobson. I am also assuming that Samuel Tennison must have been married to a daughter of Thomas Love and Lucy Dobson at this point in time.
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5/2/1726: Samuel Tennison of SMC and his wife Elizabeth conveyed pt. of "Westwood Manor", 100 ac. and "Lumber Street", 100 ac. (Early Settlers of Chas. County, Bates). Rechecked and confirmed. NOTE: This is an abstract of the deed below.

5/2/1726: Deed from Samuel Tennison of SMC to Samuel Love of CC, carpenter, pt. of "Westwood Manor", formerly in SMC and now in CC; "Lumber Street", 100 ac. Samuel Tennison hereby warrants these presents against himself and his heirs against the heirs of Elizabeth Elliott. Deed ack. by Elizabeth, wife of Samuel Tennison. (CC Liber L,

====comment from R. Smith. #2). Rechecked and confirmed. (I'm not completely sure who Elizabeth Elliott is, but she might be Elizabeth Davis, daughter of John Davis and Anne Reeder. Elizabeth Davis married William Elliott prior to 1731).
Did one copy from the other and they're both mistaken? I don't know, but what's got me going is that Samuel Tennison did have a wife named Elizabeth (she was Elizabeth Bond, daughter of Zachariah Bond who died 1716 in St. Mary's Co. and his wife, Ann) and Samuel Chunn did not. Samuel Chunn's wife was Susanna Love.
I do have an entry for Samuel Chunn and wife selling 100 ac. of "Lumber Street", but it's 9 years later. Is it possible that Samuel Chunn and Samuel Tennison both owned parts of this property?

8/12/1735: From Samuel Chunn of CC, planter to William Warder of CC, planter for 2000 lbs. tobacco "Lumber Street", 100 ac. Wit: Robert Yates, Thomas Stone. Ack. by Samuel Chunn and Susanna, his wife. (CC Land Rec.).
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I think that Samuel Tennison was either the son of Matthew Tennison (son of John Tennison and wife, Elizabeth) or he was the son of John Tennison (son of Justinian Tennison and Katherine Gresham). More proof needed!

3/20/1706: Matthew Tennison owed the estate of Robert Mason, SMC. (Robert Mason married Susanna Rodham).

When Samuel Tennison died, his sureties were Robert Mason and John Mason. (Robert Mason and John Mason were the sons of Matthew Mason, son of Robert Mason and Susanna Rodham):

6/5/1745: Admin. accts. of Samuel Tennison, SMC.
Sureties: Robert Mason, John Mason. Distribution to: accountant, 1/3. Residue to (orphans): Matthew Tennison, Absalom Tennison, Mary Mollyhorn, Elizabeth Tennison, Susanna Tennison. Adm: Mary Tennison.

There's also another, earlier set of accounts for the same Samuel Tennison naming his NOK as Ignatius and Matthew Tennison:

Admin. accts. of Mr. Samuel Tennison, 3/7/1743 and 6/5/1744; appraisers were M. Thompson and Richard Cooper; next of kin was Ignatius and Matthew Tennison; Exec., Mary Tennison (Skinner).

The only Ignatius Tennison I find is the son of John Tennison (son of Justinian and Katherine) and Sarah Lemaster. Samuel Tennison does not appear to have had a son named Ignatius:

6/5/1745: Admin. accts. of Samuel Tennison, SMC.
Sureties: Robert Mason, John Mason. Distribution to: accountant, 1/3. Residue to (orphans): Matthew Tennison, Absalom Tennison, Mary Mollyhorn, Elizabeth Tennison, Susanna Tennison. Adm: Mary Tennison.

"Maybe someone can add more or can figure this mess out!"
Linda Reno - 12/29/2004

======= Contributed by Ralph D. Smith

June 5, 1745 - The St. Mary's Co., Md. administration account of Samuel Tenneson.
Sureties: Robert Mason, John Mason.
Received from and Payments to: no names of interest.
Distribution to: accountant [widow Mary] 1/3 of estate;
Residue to (orphans) Matthew Tenneson, Absolom Tenneson, Mary Molahorne, Elizabeth Tenneson, Susanna Tenneson.
Administratrix: Mary Tenneson.
Source: Skinner, V. L., Jr., "Abstracts of the Administration Accounts of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, 1744-1750," p. 24.
Comment: Notice that the children are called orphans, suggesting that they are still minors, although son Matthew was an adult (he signed Samuel's inventory as next-of-kin), and dau. Mary was already married. The speculation in "The Tennison Family of Southern Maryland" that Ignatius Tennison (the other next-of-kin in Samuel's inventory) might be Samuel's son is now proved false
=== LR
Admin. accts. of Mr. Samuel Tennison, 3/7/1743 and 6/5/1744; appraisers were M. Thompson and Richard Cooper; next of kin was Ignatius and Matthew Tennison;
Exec., Mary Tennison (Skinner).

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4/30/1723: Admin. accts. of Lucy Love, Chas. Co.
Appraisers: Richard
Edelen and George Brett.
NOK: Susanna Love and Samuel Tennison (Skinner).

4/28/1724: Admin. accts. of Lucia Dobson (alias Lucia Love), Charles Co.
Adm: Samuel Love.

I have this woman as Lucia "Lucy" (nee Dobson), widow of Thomas Love of Charles County. She was the daughter of Samuel Dobson and Lucy Stratton. Lucy Stratton was the servant girl who had an illegitimate child by her master, Arthur Turner that created such an uproar in 1658.

The NOK of Lucy Love are Susanna Love and Samuel Tennison. I am assuming that Susanna Love is the same girl who married Samuel Chunn January 20, 1730/31 at Trinity Episcopal and that she was the daughter of Thomas Love and Lucy Dobson. I am also assuming that Samuel Tennison must have been married to a daughter of Thomas Love and Lucy Dobson at this point in time.
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Linda Reno

5/2/1726: Samuel Tennison of SMC and his wife Elizabeth conveyed pt. of "Westwood Manor", 100 ac. and "Lumber Street", 100 ac. (Early Settlers of Chas. County, Bates). Rechecked and confirmed. NOTE: This is an abstract of the deed below.

5/2/1726: Deed from Samuel Tennison of SMC to Samuel Love of CC, carpenter, pt. of "Westwood Manor", formerly in SMC and now in CC; "Lumber Street", 100 ac. Samuel Tennison hereby warrants these presents against himself and his heirs against the heirs of Elizabeth Elliott. Deed ack. by Elizabeth, wife of Samuel Tennison. (CC Liber L, #2). Rechecked and confirmed. (I'm not completely sure who Elizabeth Elliott is, but she might be Elizabeth Davis, daughter of John Davis and Anne Reeder. Elizabeth Davis married William Elliott prior to 1731).

Did one copy from the other and they're both mistaken? I don't know, but what's got me going is that Samuel Tennison did have a wife named Elizabeth (she was Elizabeth Bond, daughter of Zachariah Bond who died 1716 in St. Mary's Co. and his wife, Ann) and Samuel Chunn did not. Samuel Chunn's wife was Susanna Love.
Linda Reno - 12/29/2004

=== Contributed by Ralph D. Smith
Aug. 1718 - St. Mary's Co., Md. deed of 100 acres of "Watts Lodge" from Richard Bruin to Samuel Tennison.
Source: St. Mary's Co., Md. Rent Roll, 1639-1771, p. 22 (facing page).
Comment: "Watts Lodge," containing 250 acres in Poplar Hill Hundred of St. Mary's Co., was surveyed Dec. 18, 1665 for William Watts on the back of Bushell's Rest. Possessors [ca. 1707]: 125 acres William Wherret and 125 acres Thomas Watts. (Rent Roll, p. 22.)
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Charles County Liber L#2 Page 287.
At the request of Samuel Love, the following deed was recorded this Jun 26, 1726.
May 2, 1726 from Samuel Teneson of St Mary's County, planter, to Samuel Love of CC, carpenter, for 4000 lbs of tobacco, all that tract of land in CC, being part of a larger tract of land called Westwood Mannor, formerly in St Mary's County, now in CC, containing about 100 acres. Also, one other tract of land in CC near Mattawoman Cr called Lumber Street, containing about 100 acres. Samuel Teneson hereby warrants these presents against himself and his heirs and against the heirs of Elizabeth Eliot. Signed - Samuel (-his mark) Teneson. Wit - Jon Fendall*, Jno Briscoe Sr*. This deed was acknowledged by Samuel Teneson and Elizabeth his wife.

Aug. 3, 1726 - Exhibited from St. Mary's Co., Md., bond of Ann Sandy administratrix of William Sandy. Sureties: Samuel Tenison, William Watkins.
Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 27, p. 331.

Mar. 7 1726/7 - Exhibited from St. Mary's Co., Md., bond of Ann Mallahone administratrix of John Mallahone.
Sureties: Samuel Tenneson, Thomas Thomas.
Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary Proceedings, Liber 27, p. 383. 
TENNISON, [SM.3] Samuel (I165)
 
10 "Gideon TENERSON" served in Regiment 5 of the Virginia Militia in the War of 1812 under Lt. Col. Dickinson, Col. Scott and Lt. Col. Coleman.
Gideon is listed In the 1817 Green Co., KY Tax List.
In 1820 Green Co., KY census Gideon's household has 3 males 16-25 listed and one males under the age of 10 years. Females listed included two girls under the age of 10 along with Gideon's wife in the 16-25 age group.
The census informs us of three manufacturing jobs. This reflects at least two males indentured to Gideon to learn the "Hattin [sic] Hat trade. In 1824 a young man by the name of John Prince was indentured to Gideon until age 21 to receive ..."training in the art and mysteries of hating business".
Census tallied one white adult working in agriculture and one slave.
Gideon was a charter member of the Baptist Church in 1820, Green Co., KY

The 1830 Greensburg, Green County, KY. census listed additional children as 3 males under the age of 5 with two in the 5-9 years. Gideon listed as in the 30-39 year group. His wife also listed in the 30-39. One female in the 5-9 years group and 1 female 10-14 years age.
In the 1840 census list 5 males under the age of 15; 1 in the 15-19 years and Gideon in the 40-45. Four females under the age of 14; one in the 15-19 Ade and one in the 40-49 age group. The count of slaves had grown to 9 male and 9 females. Persons engaged in agriculture 19. Note that Gideon was listed as Gideon JENISON in the transcript census.

Gideon Sr and family moved to Sumner County TN before 1850 census. (District 12, Family # 117)

There are very few documents from Levi Sims Tennison. Some researchers list Levi Sims' son Gideon as the son of John B. Tennison. One reason for this is that his birth place is listed as North Carolina in the census. John B. Tennison, (son of Ignatius Tennison from Caswell Co., NC.) lists his children in his will. By the time of John B. Tennison's will, Gideon was living in Sumner county, TN. This could be used as a argument of why Gideon was not listed as a descendant of John B. Tennison from Caswell Co., NC.

DNA has connected this line to our family and given that all other Tennison families of this time period in Green Co., KY were also from our family most researchers concur that John Sims Tennison of Amherst County, VA and the Levi Sims that moved from Amherst Co., VA to Green Co., KY are in the correct father son relationship. The reason for this explanation is that John Sims' cousin from Caswell Co., NC Ignatius Tennison family relocated to Green to, KY in early 1800s. John Tennison who died in Caswell Co. NC in 1808. was Ignatius' brother and cousin to the John Sims Tennison of Green Co., KY. Some researchers have confused the two Levis and /or birthplaces both.
Note that John Tennison of Caswell co., NC had a son was named Levi and he used both names TENNISON and DENNIS in much of the court document in Caswell Co., NC. He should not be confused with the Levi Tennison found in Green Co., KY. *Levi Sims Tennison is the son of John Sims Tennison. However they both belong to our family.


 
TENNISON (Dennis), [JS.32] Gideon SR. (I205)
 
11 In the back of each volumes of Ralph Smith's Tennison books, he listed individuals with the Tennison surname who he did not have enough information to connect them to the main family. In volume 4 he listed two Tennison men as #76 Absalom and #79 George Tennison, brothers who relationship to the rest of the Tennison family is unknown.
For reference on this web side these men are labeled as George Tennison [T-79] and Absalom Tennison [T-76]. Three generations of this family segment stayed mainly in St. Mary's and Charles Counties.

T-79 George Tennison and wife Catherine had two sons: James L Tennison and George W. Tennison. The son James L died before his parents leaving four young children, named in their grandfather George's will.

T-76 Absolam Tennison married Eleanor Farr Morgan about 1799 and the documents suggest seven children.
T-76.1 ElizabethTennison
T-76.2. Ann Pamelia Tennison
T-76.3 Mary Ann Tennison
T-76.4 Absolam Conifer Tennison
T-76.5. Maria Dennison SCHERCLIFF RALEY
T-76.6 Henritta Tennison KNIGHT

June 1782 George Tennison estate settlement names his grandchildren: The first sentence is a little confusing and may have been transcripts long.
...." The court appoints Elizabeth Mills guardian to Absolom Tennison, Mary, and George Tennison, orphans of George Mills, deceased. She the said Elizabeth being present accepts thereof. Arthur Thompson and Jesse Tennison securitys.
Penalty 30 Pounds each. Bond taken.
John Mills, orphan of George Mills, deceased, comes into court and makes choice of Elizabeth for his guardian who being present accepts of the same. Arthur Thompson and Jesse
Tennison securitys. Penalty 200 Pounds current money. Bond taken.
Source: Fenwick, Charles E., Sr., "Proceedings of the Orphan's Court of St. Mary's County, Maryland, 1777-1801," pp. 83-4.
From Ralph Smith-Comment: This is the earlist record I am attributing to #79 George Tennison (and his brother #76 Absolam Tennison), and the record is really only placed here for that purpose.
Understanding this record, and both what it says and what it means about the parentage of the three Tennison orphans is beyond my ability to explain. For a discussion of that subject, see Tennison, Vol. 3, pp. 137-8.===



1863 -George Tennison's widow, Catherine's distribution of estate names 4 grandchildren each receiving 1/4 share of half of the estate. The remaining son, George W. receives the other half of the estate
June 4, 1863 - The St. Mary's Co., Md. balance and distribution of the estate of Catherine Tennison [widow of George Tennison], late of St. Mary's Co., deceased, by Thomas H. Fowler, administrator.
Estate assets: $282.83
Payments made by the estate: $252.14
Estate balance to be distributed to heirs: $30.68
Distribution of estate balance:
--Jas. H. Tennison, 1/4 of 1/2 part - $3.83 1/2
--John E. Tennison, 1/4 of 1/2 part - $3.83 1/2
--Sarah C./E. Tennison, 1/4 of 1/2 part - $3.83 1/2
--Susan R. Tennison, 1/4 of 1/2 part - $3.83 1/2
--George W. Tennison, 1/2 part - $15.34
[Source: Aug. 2007 letter from Mary E. Hayden of Hollywood, Md].
Comment: The purpose of this record is to show that George and Catherine Tennison were the parents of 2 sons: George W. Tennison and James L. Tennison who was the already deceased father of the 4 orphans shown in this record.
Mrs. Hayden's letter enlcosed a copy of a page from a family bible showing that James L. Tennison was b. Feb. 5, 1820.

Researcher Linda Reno noted the following: "These were the children of George Mills and his wife, Elizabeth Tennison (daughter of Absalom Tennison, d. 1775 and his wife, Susanna)".
***Sue Green- I do not know what researcher Linda Reno means by the following statement. Taken from Mike Marshall's website on Colonial settlers of MD:




 
TENNISON, George [T-79] (I408)
 
12 In the back of each volumes of Ralph Smith's Tennison books, he listed individuals with the Tennison surname who he did not have enough information to connect them to the main family. In volume 4 he listed two Tennison men as #76 Absalom and #79 George Tennison, brothers who relationship to the rest of the Tennison family is unknown.
For reference on this website these men are labeled as George Tennison [T-79] and Absalom Tennison [T-76]. Three generations of this family segment stayed mainly in St. Mary's and Charles Counties.

T-79 George Tennison and wife Catherine had two sons: James L Tennison and George W. Tennison. The son James L died before his parents leaving four young children, named in their grandfather George's will.

T-76 Absolam Tennison married Eleanor Farr Morgan about 1799 and the documents suggest seven children.
T-76.1 Elizabeth Tennison
T-76.2. Ann Pamelia Tennison
T-76.3 Mary Ann Tennison
T-76.4 Absolam Conifer Tennison
T-76.5. Maria Dennison SCHERCLIFF RALEY
T-76.6 Henritta Tennison KNIGHT

=== Contributed by Ralph D. Smith from Tennison volume 4, page 109
76. ABSOLAM TENNISON, and wife ELEANOR MORGAN of ST. MARY'S and CHARLES COUNTIES, MD.
Introduction.
I am taking the position that this #76. Absolam Tennison (wife Eleanor) is a different man than #2a(1) Absolam Tennison (wife Elizabeth), and that this #76. Absalom is the brother of #79. George Tennison of St. Mary's and Charles Counties, Md. This is a difficult matter to work with because, even if I am correct, both Absolams lived contemporaneously in St. Mary's Co. before #76 Absalom moved to Charles Co. This makes it hard to assign St. Mary's Co. records of the name Absolam Tennison between #76. Absolam and #2a(1) Absolam.

*Absolam Tennisson owned "Shircliff's Swamp," 105 acres; which he left to 3 granddaugthers
He also owned "Mill Land," 10 acres from Joseph Howard.
He owned slaves Mary, Louis, Louisa, George, Thomas, and Jim

The following proves that Absolam #76 was deceased by 1831 which means that he is a different Absolam than the one who died testate in 1837 in St. Mary's Co.

1831 - Absalom Tennison Heirs, Mill Land 10 acres, District/Hundred No. 4.
===
Charles County Maryland Will Book WDM-15, 1825-1833; {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 351.
Absalom Tennison, Will, February 2, 1830; March 28, 1830
I, Absalom Tennison of CC, being at present in a sickly state of health, but of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding;
To daughter Maria Shercliff during her life, 1/3 part of two tracts of land lying adjacent each other in St. Mary's County called "Shercliff" containing 150 acres and the other a mill seat containing about 20 acres but by me of Joseph Howard.
To three daughters of daughter Maria Shercliff, namely Elizabeth Shercliff, John Francis Shercliff and Clarissa Shercliff the profits of the other 2/3 of aforesaid land during their minority and then to them at age.
To son Absalom Tennison, negro Louis now in his possession.
To daughter Elizabeth Tennison, negro Mary.
To daughter Ann Tennison, negro Louisa.
To grandson, Edward Francis Tennison, negro George.
To grandson, John Edmund Tennison, negro Thomas.
To daughter Henrietta Knight, negro Jim.
To wife Eleanor during her life, all the residue of my personal property and then to my children and grandchildren.
Item: son Absalom to be guardian of my grandchildren Edward Francis Tennison and John Edmund Tennison.
Executor: son Absalom Tennison
Signed: February 2, 1830 Absalom Tennison
Wit: George D. Parnham, Samuel J. Briscoe, Calistus Lancaster

The statement that his son Absalom C Tennison is to be guardian of grandchildren - Edward Francis and John Edmund Tennison suggest that a male son had preceded him in death.

Comment from Ralph Smith-My initial thought was that Absolam's wife is #lb(4) Eleanor Tennison Morgan, but that is apparently not the case. The Eleanor Morgan who Absolam m. in Jan. 1799
was either:
--Eleanor Farr, the widow of William Morgan, or
--V. Eleanor Morgan, the dau. of William Morgan.
William Morgan m. Eleanor Farr Jan. 16, 1797 in St. Mary's Co., Md.
Sources: (1) Fresco, Margaret K., "Marriages and Deaths, St. Mary's County, Maryland, 1634-1900," p. 99, and (2) Schuhart, Wanda, "Morgan Family From William & Charity Morgan, ca. 1755 to 1900+," p. 2. William Morgan d. Aug. 1797 in St. Mary's Co., Md. Source: Fenwick, Charles E., Sr., "Proceedings of the Orphan's Court of St. Mary's County, Maryland, 1777-1801," p. 86.

By a wife prior to Eleanor Farr, William Morgan had a dau. named V. Eleanor Morgan who may have been of marriageable age in 1799.
Source: Schuhart, Wanda, "Morgan Family From William & Charity Morgan, ca. 1755 to 1900+," pp. 2 and 6. William Morgan was in the 1790 Census of St. Mary's Co., Md., as follows: 1-2-4-0-3. There is no William Morgan in the 1800 St. Mary's Co. Census. William Morgan is the brother of James Morgan who m. #lb(3) Susanna Tenison.


ABSOLAM TENNISON OF ST. MARY'S CO., MD.

1823 - Taxes due -- St. Mary's Co., Md., Stephen Milburn, Collector. 30 days notice -- or such part thereof to raise the sums due, the land will be sold. [1822, 1823, 1825]: ... Absolam Tennisson 1/3 "Shircliff's Swamp," 105 acres; "Mill Land," 10 acres, ....
Source: Dixon, Joan M., "National Intelligencer Newspaper Abstracts, 1827-1829," p. 395. (issue of May 21, 1829)
Comment: This appears to be 3 separate lists (one each for 1822, 1823 and 1825) that are merged into one long list with Absolam being on the 1823 list.
If one looks at "Chronicles of St. Mary's", Bound Volume 5, at p. 489, one finds:
1826 - Absalom Tennison, Mill Land 10 acres, District/Hundred No. 4;
1831 - Absalom Tennison Heirs, Mill Land 10 acres, District/Hundred No. 4.
This shows that Absolam Tennison was deceased by 1831 which means that he is a different Absolam than the one who died testate in 1837 in St. Mary's Co.

1824 - Commissioners of the tax for St. Mary's Co., ordered, that Richard H. Miles, adm. of Clement Mattingly, deceased, late Collector, cause advertisements, expressing the name of tracts of land, or lots, with name of persons chargeable for same; for 1824: ... Absalom Tennison, "Shircliff's Swamp," 103 acres, ....
Source: Dixon, Joan M., "National Intelligencer Newspaper Abstracts, 1827-1829," p. 86. (issue of July 10, 1827)
===
 
TENNISON, [T-76] Absalom (Absolam) #76 (I264)
 
13 Search of the unusual first name of Shadrach or Shadrick Tennison found least two different men with this name. Ralph Smith listed Shadrick (son of John Sims) as born ca. 1764 born in VA andd married to Elizabeth. This tracks well with the other children of John Sims Tennison placing him before the last child, Leonard born ca. 1759.
Carl C Dennis provided the following on line reference from the LeMaster/Tennison family history.
http://www.lamasterfamily.org/PDF/Descendants%20of%20Abraham%20LeMaster%20and%20Martha%20Kerrick.pdf

Research provides the following information on a second Ternnison named Shadrack.
" Shadrack Tennison buried January 22, 1872; dies in his 86th year; born Amherst Co., VA.:"
Moved to KY 1820 according to the "Genealogical Abstracts from Reported Deaths in the Nashville Christian Advocate 1847-1849" by Jonathan Kennon Thompson Smith, 2003 {From Rick Tidwell}

Marriage 8 Dec 1834. Daviess Co., KY. of Shadack Tennison to Harriett Coateney. [Marriage book. 1831-1835 Daviness Co., KY].
1850 Census Davises Co., KY shows a Shadrack Tennison. b, 1787 VA with wife Harriet Tennison age 52. (b. 1798). His Real estate value was $3240. The 1850 census also shows two additional members of household: Constance E Haggard age 8, born KY. relationship unknown & Jefferson Rutidge age 21 male b. NC. relationship unknown
1870 Census Daviess Co., KY list Shedrick Tennison b. 1787 VA; birth place Virginia with wife Harriet C Tennison b. 1798 VA

Given the same unusual name, born in same county as the older Shadrack, and migrated to the same place in KY as other family members, it strongly suggest that this is the son of the early Shadrack. Of course one must consider that the possibility that the Shadrack with the later birthdate could be a son of one of Sadack's brothers and simply named after him.

Shadrack received a pension from the War of 1812. He served under Capt. William Colemen in VA.

Shows a different but more logical birth date for this Shadrick, -

15. JOHN SIMS4 TENNISON (Henry3, Sarah2 LeMaster, Abraham1 LeMaster) was born about 1725. He died between Aug 1790-Sep 1794 in Amherst Co., VA. He married (1) ANN _____. She was born about 1725.

John Sims Tennison and Ann _____ had the following children:

i. HENRY5 TENNISON was born about 1750. He married (1) PEGGY ALLEY. She was born about 1750.

ii. LEVI TENNISON was born about 1752. He married Phebe Robinson in 1787 in Amherst Co., VA. She was born about 1755.

iii. JESSE TENNISON was born about 1758.

iv. SARAH FERRIS TENNISON was born about 1760 in So River, VA. She married Evan Lewis on 24 Apr 1790 in Amherst Co., VA. He was born on 21 May 1760. He died in 1823

v. THOMAS TENNISON was born about 1762. He married (1) MARY _____. She was born about 1762.

vi. SHADRICK TENNISON was born about 1764. He married (1) ELIZABETH _____. She was born about 1764.

vii. SAMUEL TENNISON was born about 1766.

viii. LEONARD TENNISON was born about 1768
.
 
TENNISON (Dennis), [JS.7] Shadrick (Shadrack) (I11439)
 
14 The five children of Elizabeth by her 1st husband Daniel McPherson were Richard, Basil, Alexander, Mary and Elizabeth McPherson. See p. 158 of "The Tennison Family of Southern Maryland."
Nov. 1741 — Charles Co., Md. Court. The Charles Co. Court of Nov. 1743 sets forth the final account and distribution, dated Nov. 1741, for the estate of Daniel Macpherson by Ignatius Tenneson and Elizabeth his wife, executrix. The account shows that the total estate assets were 90/1/6, that disbursements had been made amounting to 82/19/2, leaving a balance of 7/2/4 to be disposed of according to law and Daniel's will. The sureties for Elizabeth's executorship were Alexander Macpherson, Sr., and William Macpherson, Jr., both of Charles Co.
Source: Charles Co., Md. Court and Land Records, Liber 39, p. 668.

Richard McPherson, b. 1731, Charles County, Maryland; d. 1826, Montgomery County, Virginia. (Age 95 years)
2. Elizabeth McPherson, b. 1734, Charles County, Maryland; d. 1780, Fauquier County, Virginia (Age 46 years)
3. Basil McPherson, b. Bef 1740, Charles County, Maryland; d. Aft 1793, Charles County, Maryland (Age > 55 years)
4. Alexander 'Jr' McPherson, b. Bef 1740, Charles County, Maryland d. Aft 1775, Culpeper County, Virginia (Age > 37 years)
5. Mary McPherson, b. Bef 1740, Charles County, Maryland  
TENNISON (Nevitt McPherson), [K8x] Elizabeth (I13404)
 
15 This information was sent to me by Ann Tennis Fraiser before her death. Ann listed Joseph b 1785, and a brother James b. 1805 and a sister Ellen (date unknown) with unknown parents in Elizabeth City County, VA. The large gap in the birth date quoted for Joseph and that of James leaves open the question of a possible father son relation.
Since at least two of [AH] Abraham [b, ca, 1676] grand on of John Tennison ,Sr.[ b. 1631Holland ] had children relocated to the same area of VA it is very likely that this is part of our family. Abraham's line did have a son and grandson[b. 1775]. named Joseph which makes it even more confusing, There are several males in Abraham's family that we do not know the descendants of.
For the time being I will present the three Joseph b, 1785, James b, 1805 and Ellen as children of the unknown TENNIS with the prefix VA for Virginia. 
TENNIS / TENNISON / DENNIS, [VA-AH.1] Joseph (I6713)
 
16 This information was sent to me by Ann Tennis Fraiser before her death. Ann listed Joseph b 1785, and a brother James b. 1805 and a sister Ellen (date unknown) with unknown parents in Elizabeth City County, VA. The large gap in the birth date quoted for Joseph and that of James leaves open the question of a possible father son relation.
Since at least two of [AH] Abraham [b, ca, 1676] grand on of John Tennison ,Sr.[ b. 1631Holland ] had children relocated to the same area of VA it is very likely that this is part of our family. Abraham's line did have a son and grandson[b. 1775]. named Joseph which makes it even more confusing, There are several males in Abraham's family that we do not know the descendants of.
For the time being I will present the three Joseph b, 1785, James b, 1805 and Ellen as children of the unknown TENNIS with the prefix VA for Virginia. 
TENNISON/DENNIS, [VA-AH.3?] Ellen (I489)
 
17 This information was sent to me by Ann Tennis Fraiser before her death. Ann listed Joseph b 1785, and a brother James b. 1805 and a sister Ellen (date unknown) with unknown parents in Elizabeth City County, VA. The large gap in the birth date quoted for Joseph and that of James leaves open the question of a possible father son relation.
Since at least two of [AH] Abraham [b, ca, 1676] grandson of John Tennison ,Sr.[ b. 1631 Holland ] had children relocated to the same area of VA it is very likely that this is part of our family. Abraham's line did have a son and grandson[b. 1775]. named Joseph which makes it even more confusing, There are several males in Abraham's family that we do not know the descendants of.
For the time being I will present the three Joseph b, 1785, James b, 1805 and Ellen as children of the unknown TENNIS with the prefix VA for Virginia. 
TENNISON/DENNIS, [VA-AH.?] Given Unk (I487)
 
18 Isaac owned land in Woodleaf, NC (outside Salisbury, NC). Old house was the post office.
“ Isaac, Rebecca (2nd wife), and their children, and Suzanne’s children, along with a young Bachelor named Thomas Breedlove were on their way to settle in Texas from Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina, when they were stranded in a snow storm in Mississippi. (The area is now called Burton, MS). He apparently pitched his tent and decided to call that Texas).” [fr. Melvin V. Lambert, 1998, correspondents]
Isaac is buried on On Road” before the Forks Oak Church in Burton’s, MS. Buried in a field on Gerald Tennyson’s farm, His and Rebecca’s graves were destroyed by house construction.

1830 Rowan co, NC. Bastardized Bonds, reputed father. Elizabeth Cannon, mother. George Baker, second bondsman, May 1830 
TENNISON, [AB.2F-43] Issac (I39)
 
19 Mar. 1743/4 - Ignatius Tennison and Matthew Tennison sign, as next-of-kin, the St. Mary's Co., Md. inventory of Samuel Tennison #3.
Source: Skinner, V. L., Jr., "Abstracts of the Inventories of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, 1744-1748," p. 7.
Comdent: This is the only record ever found for the name Ignatius Tennison in St. Mary's Co. Both the St. Mary's location and the relationship to Samuel Tennison suggest this is not a record of Ignatius #8, yet there is no other Ignatius to whom the record may be assigned.

July 1745 - The Charles Co., Md. administration account of Benjamin Robey shows that Robey's estate received a payment from Ignatius Tennison.
Source: Skinner, V. L., Jr., "Abstracts of the Administration Accounts of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, 1744-1750," p. 30.

Aug. 1745 - The Charles Co., Md. administration account of John Butler shows that Butler's estate received a payment from Ignatius Tenneson.
Source: Skinner, V. L., Jr., "Abstracts of the Administration Accounts of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, 1744-1750," p. 31.

Nov. 1747 - Ignatius posts bond for his brother Justinian [#9.] in Prince George's Co., Md. Their surname is given as "Dennison." See the 1743-1748 record under Justinian for further particulars.
Nov. 1747-Nov. 1748 - Prince George's Co., Md. Court. Peter Wood vs. Ignatius Tennison. Jeremiah Chase, atty. for Wood; Henry Darnall, atty. for Ignatius. The Sheriff was commanded to bring Ignatius Tennison to the Nov. 1747 Court to answer a plea of trespass on the case that had been filed against him by Peter Wood. The parties appeared at the Nov. 1747 Court, and Ignatius requested a continuance until the Mar. 1747/8 Court. Additional continuances were sought and obtained by Ignatius to the June 1748, Aug. 1748, and Nov. 1748 Courts.
At the Nov. 1748 Court, the parties appeared and Peter Wood stated that he would not further prosecute the case against Ignatius. Therefore, the Court ordered that the case be dismissed, and further ruled that the said Ignatius
do recover against Wood [blank space left in the court record for the amount] pounds of tobacco for his costs and charges, and that the said Ignatius Tennison have execution. Source: Prince George's Co., Md. Court Records, Liber
 
TENNISON, [K8] Ignatius (I13372)
 
20 Some Children of John Sims Tennison were born in Amherst Co., VA. The family moved from Virginia to Green Co., KY.before the 1817 Green Co., KY Tax List. In 1840 his sons listed in Taylor Co., KY. Taylor County was made from Green Co., KY so they may not of actually moved.

There are very few documents from Levi Sims Tennison. Some researchers list Levi Sims' son Gideon as the son of John B. Tennison. John B. Tennison, (son of Ignatius Tennison from Caswell Co., NC.) lists his children in his will. By the time of John B. Tennison's will, Gideon was living in Sumner county, TN. This could be used as a argument of why Gideon was not listed as a descendant of John B. Tennison from Caswell Co., NC.
Some researchers state that Levi Sims Tennison was is Buncombe, Co. NC in 1820 at age of 68. I do not believe this to be true. Levi died in Green Co., KY in 1837. I do believe that the Buncombe Co. Levi is another member of our family.
Some researchers name Levi Sims Tennison's wife as Elizabeth HAUN.

DNA has connected this line to our family and given that all other Tennison families of this time period in Green Co., KY were also from our family most researchers concur that John Sims of Amherst County, VA and Levi Sims that moved from Amherst Co., VA to Green Co., KY are in the correct father-son relationship and part of our family. The reason for this explanation is that John Sims' cousin Ignatius' family relocated to Green to, KY in early 1800s. Ignatius Tennison had two sons: one also called Ignatius, and the second John Tennison / Dennis that died in Caswelll Co. NC in 1808. John Tennison's oldest son was named Levi and he used both names Tennison and DENNIS in much of the court documents in Caswell Co., NC. He should not be confused with the Levi Tennison found in Green Co., KY. *Levi Sims Tennison is the son of John Sims Tennison. However they both belong to our family.
 
TENNISON (Dennis), [JS.3] Levi Sims (I4678)
 
21 George W. Tennyson is the oldest known member of the lineage of DNA test, Lowell Tennyson, He was born 1805. He died in 1883 in Warrick Co., IN. He married Emila WRIGHT in 1825 in Spencer Co., IN. She was born 1808 and died 1868. He was the father to 12 Children, two which died in infancy.
George could not read or write. His last name ws spelled with an "I" in Tennyson instead of the "Y". It is believed that the family changed the spelling about 1880.
There were three men including the above mentioned George W in 1820 census of Warrick Co., IN. The other two, John and Robert moved to the neighboring county Warrich Co., John Tennyson purchased land in 1841 in Warrick Co., IN. It is believed that he died about 1842. George W. Tennyson buried his son on the land of John Tennison in 1843. It is believed that they were brothers. John's wife Margaret was listed as a widow in the 1850 census. The land that John owned first, then George W. was sold to Issac Garrison and now is the Garrison Cemetery, north of Tennyson, Warrich Co., IN
It is believed that the three brothers, George, John, and Robert were brothers and that they had one sister named Nancy.

George's oldest son Daniel Jackson [b.1830] left Indiana in 1868 and went to Taney Co., MO; then to Boonville, MO for the birth of several children before he went to Bosque Co., TX. Daniel lived out his life in Hill Co., TX, dying there in 1910. He was buried in Prairie Grove Cemetery.
Daniel was the father of 19 children. He had 8 by his first marriage to Sara PHILLIPS. One son from this marriage was the Elijah Tennyson, grandfather of the DNA Test, Lowell Tennyson. Daniel then had 11 children with his second wife, Charlotte, (last name believed to be BRAND).

Information from Lowell and Sandra Tennyson, email to S Green Sept, 2007
note from Sue Green- This is our only know line to have lived in the state of Indiana. during the 1800. It is very interesting in that this lineage tested close markers from Carl C. Dennis and his KY line. It is believed that Carl's line descends from John Sims Dennis line. Several of John Simms Dennis family had moved from VA to KY.
Research. Ann Frasier thought that the above George W. was George Washington son of Absolom Tennison [abt. 1765 MD- aft 1840 TN]
with the following lineage backwards:
George Washington Tennyson b,1803 TN- d, aft1883 IN
Absolom Tennison [abt. 1765 MD- aft 1840 TN]
John Tennison [abt 1727 - 1766 MD]
Absolom Tennison [abt. 1700- 1768 MD]
John Tennison, JR
John Tennyson. [1628-1682 MD]
Note fr. SGreen: See two SMC Brothers. [T-79] GEORGE TENNISON and T-76 Absolam Tdennison 
TENNYSON [Tennison], [DNA-LS.1] George W (I435)
 
22 Henry was living in Franklin, ? in the 1820 census and died there before the 1830 census. Peggy listed in the 1830 census.
Henry signed for Elizabeth to marry James Ridgeway
info in a letter from Earlene Smith of OK to Chad S. Williams, Dec 2001

Ancestry. com has this family listed as Zachariah Tennison married to Peggy ALLEY. Marriage dat tracks with information from other sources. Do know know which name combination is correct: Henry Zachariah or Zacharial Henry.

Some researchers declare this is the Henry Tennison that died ca. 1837 in Missouri.
 
TENNISON (Dennis), [JS.1] Henry Zachariah (I11446)
 
23 This Shadrick (Shadrack) is of a younger generation than the one named as a son of John Sims Tennison. Given the same unusual name, born in same county as the older Shadrack, and migrated to the same place in KY as other family members, it strongly suggest that this is the son of the early Shadrack. Of course one must consider that the possibility that the Shadrack with the later birthdate could be a son of one of Shadack's brothers and simply named after him.

" Shadrack Tennison buried January 22, 1872; dies in his 86th year; born Amherst Co., VA.:"
Moved to KY 1820 according to the "Genealogical Abstracts from Reported Deaths in the Nashville Christian Advocate 1847-1849" by Jonathan Kennon Thompson Smith, 2003 {From Rick Tidwell}

Marriage 8 Dec 1834. Daviess Co., KY. of Shadack Tennison to Harriett Coateney. [Marriage book. 1831-1835 Daviness Co., KY].

1850 Census Davises Co., KY shows a Shadrack Tennison. b, 1787 VA with wife Harriet Tennison age 52. (b. 1798). His Real estate value was $3240. The 1850 census also shows two additional members of household: Constance E Haggard age 8, born KY. relationship unknown & Jefferson Rutidge age 21 male b. NC. relationship unknown
1870 Census Daviess Co., KY list Shedrick Tennison b. 1787 VA; birth place Virginia with wife Harriet C Tennison b. 1798 VA

NOTE possible grandchildren from female married to a HAGGARD and a RUTIDGE.
 
TENNISON (Dennis), [JS.71] Shadrick {Shadrack} (I572)
 
24 *Moved ca. 1768 Edgecomb Co., NC. then in 1790 to Rowan Co., NC.
*1802 in Buncomber Co., NC. Buncomber made out of Rowan co., NC
*His 8 sons moved to Rutherford Co., TN; Williamson Co., TN; and Cherokee Co., AL [Family of researcher, Faye Tennyson Davidson]
**See notes on Land ownership below.

Sue Green-
The questions of ABRAHAM's marriages and wife/ wives death dates is still unsolved. Early researcher, Faye Tennyson Davidson descends from this line and did all the early legwork in the migration of this family from St. Mary's county to North Carolina and Tennessee. In her book published in 1991 states that this Abraham had one wife, Mary Stevens and that the whole family moved to Buncombe county, NC in the early 1760's. She states that Abraham was in Edgcomb co. NC before Dec. 1767. Several pieces of documentation proof this so.
This does not jive with the information provided on Mike Marshalls web site "Colonial-Settlers-MD-VA-US" Mr. Marsall is a well respected researcher and built this web site with much information from Ralph Smith as well as Linda Reno and other researchers of that period and location.
The following document is the one that raises questions:
" Dec. 13, 1768.- Abraham Tennison, of St. Mary's Co., planter, and Judith his wife, deed to Abraham Barnes, of St. Mary's Co., Gentleman: (1) "Brookes Land"/"Draper's Neck" (100 acres), and (2) "Abraham's Struggle" (27 1/2 acres.)"
Marshall's site states that Abraham died aft 1769 and his wife Judith who died in St. Mary's county after Dec 1768. This is about the same time that researcher Faye T. Davidson cites Abraham, son of Absalom [b. before. 1713] and wife Mary Stevens [Stephens] moving to North Carolina.
I have researched all the Abrahams in our family trying to find another man who could match with a wife named Judith who signed land deeds with her husband in 1768. Also the following land transfer must be considered because it deals with the land "Abrahams Struggle ".
Nov. 1768 -27 acres patent for "Abraham's Struggle," in St. Mary's Co., Md.

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Question of land ownership in St. Mary's Co., MD
*Land in SMC MD - {1}. Abraham's Struggle," 27 1/2 acres
(2) "Brookes Land"/"Draper's Neck" (100 acres),
Nov. 1768 - Abraham Tennison is issued a patent for "Abraham's Struggle," containing 27 acres in St. Mary's Co., Md.
Source: Coldham, Peter W., "Settlers of Maryland, 1766 -1783," p. 148.
About. 1768-1770 - Abraham Tennison and wife deed property to Abraham Barnes. Source: Maryland Provincial Court Land Records, Liber DD No.4 (1765-1770), p. 566.
The brief summary above is taken from the Index to Liber DD No.4, which is contained on MSA Mircrofilm Roll SR 2296. I have not seen the actual record.
Comment from R. Smith: No county is given in the Index but one would expect it to be St. Mary's Co. I have estimated the date at 1768-1770 because I presume p. 566 is getting near the end of the 1765-1770 period covered by Liber DD No.4.
Is this perhaps the sale of "Abraham's Struggle?"
Faye Davidson states that Abraham Tennison #2f was in Edgcombe Co., N.C., by Dec. 1767, however, she still attributes the 1768 patent of "Abraham's Struggle" to this Abraham. I have no particular difficulty with her analysis, there being no other known Abraham Tennison in St. Mary's Co. at this time. [Contributed By Ralph Smith]

Dec. 13, 1768 - Abraham Tennison, of St. Mary's Co., planter, and Judith his wife, deed to Abraham Barnes, of St. Mary's Co., Gentleman: (1) "Brookes Land"/"Draper's Neck" (100 acres), and (2) "Abraham's Struggle" (27 1/2 acres.) Signed Abraham Tennison and Judith Tennison. Witnesses: John Reeder, Jr., Thomas Bond. Source: Archives of Maryland, Vol. 725 (Provincial Court Land Records, 1765-1770), pp. 566-7.
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Ralph Smith-
2f. Abraham Tennison and Mary Stevens. [Will of her father]
Nov. 1759 - The St. Mary's Co., Md. will of John Stevens (probated Feb. 1763) leaves:
--to Abraham Tennison "which was married to my daughter Mary,"1 shilling.
--to John Russell, my godson, son of William Russell,
--to my wife Elizabeth Stevens and my widowed daughter-in-law Ann Richardson, in equal parts, all the remainder of my estate, including my Negro man called Cosar and my Negro woman called Cate
Executrix: wife Elizabeth Stevens.; Signed John Stevens.
Witnesses: Charles Atwood and Jane Dunbar.
Sources: (1) Maryland Calendar of Wills, Vol. 12, p. 176, and (2) Davidson, Faye T., "Tennis-Tennisson-Tennyson Genealogy," p. 142.
Comment: The will's wording somewhat suggests that Mary is deceased but other evidence is to the contrary.

Following from Mike Marshall-
STEVENS, JOHN, St Mary's Co. 3 Nov, 1759; 7 Feb, 1763
To Abraham Tennison who married my dau. Mary, 1 s. sterl.
To John Russell, god-son, son of William Russell, my saddle and bridle.
Balance to be divided between wife Elizabeth Stevens, and dau.-in-law Ann Richardson, widow.
Extx: Wife.
Wit: Charles Attwood, Jane Dunbar.31. 864
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TENNISON, JOANNA [Will-Mother of Abraham]
23 Feb, 1769; 4 Apr, 1769
To dau. Sary Dorcy, some clothing.
To children: Jesse Tennison, Christian White, Sabra Corsar and Abraham Tennison, 1s. sterl.
To dau. Ann Tennison, my clothing.
Mentioned: Dau. Sary and son Thomas Tennison.
Wit: Denis Byrn, Joshua Green, Aaron Davis. 37. 252
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Aug. 1766 - Abraham Tenison appraises the St. Mary's Co., Md. inventory of Ezekiel Fitzjeffrey. Source: Skinner, V. L., Jr., "Abstracts of the Inventories of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, 1766-1769," p. 5.
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Land Deed Between Abraham Tennison and Judith his Wife of the one part and Abraham Barnes - St/ Mary's County
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Provincial Court Land Records, 1765-1770
Volume 725, Page 566

This Indenture made the thirteenth day of December in the Year of our
Lord One thousand Seven hundred and Sixty eight Between Abraham Tennison
of Saint Marys County planter and Judith his Wife of the one part and Abraham
Barnes of the same County and province aforesaid Gentleman of the Other part
Witnesseth that the said Abraham Tennison and Judith his wife for and in Consideration of the Sum of one hundred twenty Seven and a half Pistoles to them in hand paid at or before the ensealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby Acknowledged and the said Abraham Barnes his Executors and Admrs thereof and therefrom fully Acquitted and discharged have Granted Bargained Sold Released and confirmed and by these presents do grant Bargain Sell Release and Confirm unto him the said Abraham Barnes his heirs and Assigns forever all that part of a Tract or parcell of Land called Brookes Land and Pattented by Thomas Courtney called Drapers Neck lying in St. Marys hundred in St. Marys County beginning at a mark'd white Oak Standing on Chesepeak Bay side runing from the said Tree West South West into the Woods to the outermost bounds of the said Drapers Neck and from thence so as to include all the Land lying to the Northward of the s.d West South West line Containing one hundred Acres more or less also one other Parcel of Land called Abrahams Struggle adjoining and lying to the Northward of the aforesaid Land Containing twenty Seven and half Acres more or less together with all and Singular the houses buildings and improvements to the same parcells of Land belonging or in anywise Appertaining and all the Estate Right and Title of them the said Abraham and Judith of into or out of the premisses and every part thereof and the reversion and reversions remainder and remainders Rents Issues and profits thereof and of every part and parcell thereof To have and to hold the same parcells of Land and premisses with the Appurtenances unto him the said Abraham Barnes his heirs and Assigns forever to the intent and Purpose that he the said Abraham Barnes may become a good and perfect Tenant of the freehold so as that a Common Recovery may at the next or some Subsequent Provincial Court be had and Suffered of and for the said parcell of Land and Premisses with the Appurtenances and for that end and Purpose it is agreed by and between all the said parties that a writt of Entry shall be Sued in the name of some person as common Demandant or plaintiff against him the said Abraham Barnes as Tenant to the freehold of and for
the said parcell of Land by such Apt description as may be thought requisite unto which writt the said Abraham Barnes shall appear Gratis in his proper person or by Attorney lawfully Authorized and shall vouch to warranty the said Abraham Tennison and Judith his wife who shall also appear gratis in person or by Attorney lawfully Authorized and enter into the said warranty and vouch over the Common Vouchee and all such other proceedings shall be had as are usual for perfecting recoverys for Assurance of Lands ^and^ it is hereby declared that the said Common Recovery to be had of the said parcell of Land and Premisses in manner afs.d or in any other manner shall be and enure to and for the use and behoof of him the said Abraham Barnes his heirs and Assigns forever and to the other intent or Purpose whatsoever and the said Abraham Tennison
and Judith his Wife for themselves and their heirs the parcells of Land and Premisses hereby Sold and Conveyed or intended so to be with the appurtenances unto him the said Abraham Barnes his heirs and assigns against themselves the said Abraham Tennison and Judith his wife and their heirs and against all Persons whatsoever Claiming or to Claim the same by from or under him or them shall and will warrant and forever Defend by these presents In Witness whereof the parties to these presents have hereunto Sett their hands and Seals the day and year first within written
Signed Sealed and Delivered his in the presence of us Abraham A Tennison (Seal) the words (by from or under him or them) mark being first interlined her
John Reeder Jun.r Judith I Tennison (Seal)
Mark. Tho Bond

On the back of the aforegoing Deed was thus Endorsed to wit St Marys County 13.th December 1768 then came the within named Abraham Tennison and Judith his wife before us the Subscribers two of his Lordships Justices of the peace for St. Marys County and Acknowledged the within Instrument of writeing to be their Act and Deed and the Land and Premisses therein Specifyed to be the Right and Estate of the within named Abraham Barnes his heirs and assigns according to the true intent and meaning thereof also at the same time Judith the wife of him the said Abraham Tennison being by us privately examined apart from and out of the hearing of her said Husband did repeat as above and did also freely declare she made this Acknowledgment of her own voluntary free will without any threats of or ill usage from her said Husband or fear of his Displeasure John Reeder Jun.r
Recorded the 24.th Day of May 1769 Th.o Bond 
TENNISON, Sr. [AB.24] Abraham (I633)
 
25 WE have receive DNA confirmation that son Levi H. Dennis b. ca. 1815 is a member of our family. DNA markers suggest that he is closely related to the DNA testers in John and James Dennis lines.

No direct documentation on the connection between Levi Dennis b. 1778 MD and his sons: James M; John ; Gabriel Dennis; and William Gene Dennis. Descendants of the other sons of John Tennison and by default are assigned to Levi. This generation was born and raised in Overton County, TN with the other Dennis family members.

Levi H. Dennis b. ca. 1815 along with two brothers moved to Allen Co., KY. Allen County was located close to Overton County TN.These families were the only ones to relocate to that county.  
DENNIS, [JC-LE.4] Levi H. (I69)
 
26 1762 - Amherst Co., Va. Deeds. Henry Tennison, Sr., of Amherst Co., deeds to John Sims Tenison for 5 shillings...100 acres. Lines: Henry Tenison, Jr. and Sr.
Source: Davis, Bailey F., "Amherst County, Virginia Courthouse Miniatures; An Abstract of all Items in Deed Book A, 1761-1765, Amherst County, Virginia," p. 7.
Dec. 1787 — John Tennison is surety on the Dec. 14, 1787 Amherst Co., Va. marriage bond of Levy Tennison, bachelor, and Phebe Robinson spinster. Consent of her father John Robinson. ource: Sweeny, William M., "Marriage Bonds and Other Marriage Records of Amherst County, Virginia, 1763-1800," p. 74.
Comment: Levy was a son of John Sims Tennison. Phebe was the dau. of John and Lucy Robinson. "The Wills of Amherst County, Virginia, 1761-1865" (p. 303), by Bailey F. Davis shows John and Lucy Robinson and their children, including Phebe.
Nov. 1791 — The Nov. 8, 1791 Amherst Co., Va. marriage bond of James Ridgeway, bachelor, and Elizabeth Tennison, spinster. Henry Tennison [Elizabeth's brother] is surety on the bond,and makes oath that Elizabeth Tennison, dau. of John Tennison, deceased, is 21 years of age. The Certificate of Marriage between James and Elizabeth was signed by the Rev. Mr. Coleman, and dated Dec. 9, 1791.
Source: Sweeny, William M., "Marriage Bonds and Other Marriage Records of Amherst County, Virginia, 1763-1800," p. 65.
Comment: This record gives us 2 new items of information beyond what is contained in "The Tennison Family of Southern Maryland" (p. 170.) First, it narrows the date of John's death to Aug. 1790—Nov. 1791. Second, Elizabeth is a previously unknown dau. of John.
Mar. 1792 — Margaret Tennison m. Patrick Higgins on Mar. 21, 1792 in Amherst Co., Va., Thomas Hays, surety.
Source: Sweeny, William M., "Marriage Bonds and Other Marriage Records of Amherst Co., Virginia, 1763-1800," p. 39.
Comment: This is the only record found for Margaret Tennison, and there is nothing in the record to establish that she is a dau. of John Sims Tennison. The only circumstantial evidence I can point to that suggests such a conclusion is that the will of Henry Tennison, Jr., does not mention a dau. Margaret. For the list of children of John Sims Tennison, see p. 170 in "The Tennison Family of Southern Maryland," and the the Nov. 1791 record above.
On Mar. 29, 1792, Patrick Higgins returned the favor to Thomas Hays by standing surety for Hays' Amherst Co., Va. marriage to Winifred Coffee.

Sep. 15, 1794 — George McDaniel, Jr., and Ambr. Rucker post the administration bond for George McDaniel, Jr.'s administration of the estate of John Tennison in Amherst Co., Va.
Source: Davis, Bailey F., "The Wills of Amherst County, Virginia, 1761-1865," p. 349.

Oct. 1795 — The Oct. 24, 1795 Amherst Co., Va. marriage bond of Henry Tennison, bachelor [son of John Sims Tennison], and Peggy Alley, spinster. Thomas Ridgway, surety; consent of Peggy's father, Josiah Alley.
Source: Sweeny, William M., "Marriage Bonds and Other Marriage Records of Amherst County, Virginia, 1763-1800," p. 74.

Some researcher name John Sims Tennison's wife as Elizabeth HAUN. (1725-1780). I have not been able to find the sources for this. 
TENNISON (Dennis), [JS.] John Sims (I13437)
 
27 In 1890 John Wesley and two sons moved AK and later to Greer and Jackson Counties, OK DENNIS, [JA-JO.12] John Wesley (I193)
 
28 John and Mary Dennis Taylor were listed in the Bethel Church Clapbook (Membership book) 1848-1853 as Married.
Mary apparently moved to Texas after the death of her husband. She was living in Argyle, Denton Co., Texas in the home of son John Wesley Taylor when she died 
DENNIS (Taylor), [JC-JO.9] Mary C."Polly" (I13403)
 
29 No direct documentation on the connection between Levi Dennis b. 1778 MD and his sons: James M; John ; Gabriel Dennis; and William Gene Dennis. Descendants of the other sons of John Tennison and by default are assigned to Levi. This generation was born and raised in Overton County, TN with the other Dennis family members. WE have receive DNA confirmation that son Levi H. Dennis b. ca. 1815. Levi H. along with two brothers moved to Allen Co., KY. These families were the only ones to relocate to that county.  DENNIS, [JC-LE.5] Gabriel H. (I68)
 
30 No direct documentation on the connection between Levi Dennis b. 1778 MD and his sons: James M; John ; Gabriel Dennis; and William Gene Dennis. Descendants of the other sons of John Tennison and by default are assigned to Levi. This generation was born and raised in Overton County, TN with the other Dennis family members. WE have receive DNA confirmation that son Levi H. Dennis b. ca. 1815. Levi H. along with two brothers moved to Allen Co., KY. These families were the only ones to relocate to that county.  Family F38
 
31 No direct documentation on the connection between Levi Dennis b. 1778 MD and his sons: James M; John ; Gabriel Dennis; and William Gene Dennis. Descendants of the other sons of John Tennison and by default are assigned to Levi. This generation was born and raised in Overton County, TN with the other Dennis family members. WE have receive DNA confirmation that son Levi H. Dennis b. ca. 1815. Levi H. along with two brothers moved to Allen Co., KY. These families were the only ones to relocate to that county.  Family F37
 
32 No direct documentation on the connection between Levi Dennis b. 1778 MD and his sons: James M; John; Gabriel Dennis; and William Gene Dennis. Descendants of the other sons of John Tennison are accounted for. So by default the remaining are assigned to Levi. This generation was born and raised in Overton County, TN with the other Dennis family members. We have received DNA confirmation that son Levi H. Dennis b. ca. 1815, along with two brothers moved to Allen Co., KY. These families were the only ones to relocate to that county.

 
DENNIS, [JC-LE] Levi (Tennison) (I6348)
 
33 !BIRTH: Dennis family bible; publication date 1859; previously owned by Edna (Pergrem) Wiedey, Edwardsville, IL; now owned by her son, Richard. !FAMILY: Correspondence with Edna (Pergrem) Wiedey, Edwardsville, IL; Vernita (Clarke) Gordon, Sheridan, WY DEATH-BUR: Coles Co., IL Death Records for 1932; #14 / #3489 !Was a Civil War Veteran. His wife received a widow's pension. DENNIS, [JS.81-39] Reuben Porter (I10157)
 
34 !BIRTH: Family Bible of Thomas Jefferson Pergrem; Copy owned by Marjorie (Pergrem) Miller, Owingsville, KY !MARRIAGE: Personal knowledge and family records of their daughter, Edna (Pergrem) Wiedey, Edwardsville, IL (deceased 1990) !CHILDREN: Personal knowledge of Edna (Pergrem) Wiedey !DEATH: Family Bible of Clyde and Fannie Pergrem;
Copy owned by Kenneth R. Pergrem, Modesto, CA !Social Security Number: 351-01-9389. Died at Anna Henry Nursing Home; buried in Valley View Cemetery -- both in Edwardsville, Illinois. Moved from Mt. Sterling, Montgomery, Kentucky in 1907 to Pawnee, Sangamon, Illinois. A J.C. Pergram is listed as a teacher. 
PERGREM, [JS.71-39.6x] James Clyde (I10152)
 
35 !Birthdate may be 20 Jun 1850 instead. DENNIS, [JS.81-31] Elizabeth Catherine (I10169)
 
36 !Birthdate may be 3 Mar 1846 instead, but is almost definitely 2 Mar because the Dennis bible has Monday, 2 Mar 1846, which was definitely a Monday. DENNIS, [JS.81-38] Louis Quesenberry (I10168)
 
37 !Buried at Flatrock Cemetery, near Pomeroyton, Menifee Co., KY. DENNIS, [JS.81-35.5] Campbell Porter (I10301)
 
38 !Buried in Flatrock Cemetery. DENNIS, [JS.81-35x.3] Nannie B. (I10302)
 
39 !Could be sister of Ann Johnson. JOHNSON, [JS-81-38x] Rosa Belle (I10239)
 
40 !Could be sister of Rose Johnson. JOHNSON, [JS.83-(11)x] Ann (I10236)
 
41 !Death caused by kidney disease. DENNIS, [JS.81-36] Jehu Stephens (I10166)
 
42 !Death date may be 29 Jan 1891 instead. Went by General Lafayette. DENNIS, [JS.81-35] Lafayette (I10165)
 
43 !Death info from letter dated 14 March 1992 from John E. Murphy, 16058 Stoney Acres Rd., Poway, CA 92064. She was his mother-in-law. MCBRIDE, Teresa P. (I10328)
 
44 !I don't know the date of their 1880 census enumeration, but she is listed! DENNIS, [JS.81-38.3] Bell (I10284)
 
45 !Listed as 1/12 on 1880 census of Montgomery Co., KY. DENNIS, [JS-71-35.12] Lottie (I10307)
 
46 !Listed as 2/12 in 1880 census of Menifee Co., KY. DENNIS, [JS.81-3(11).3] Pollie (I10294)
 
47 !Listed in 1880 census of Menifee Co. KY. DENNIS, [JS.81-3(11)] Mathias Davis (I10171)
 
48 !Marriage record Menifee Co. Clerk's Book 1, pg. 128. DENNIS, [JS.81-35x.1] Sarah Lou (I10298)
 
49 !Marriage record Menifee Co. Clerk's office Book 4, pg. 288. DENNIS, [JS.81-35.7] Robert Hickman (I10304)
 
50 !Morgan Co. marriage files from LDS say Zachariah T. m. Julia A. LAWSON at home of Jack COCK, married by Isaac C. Lykins, witnesses James Kash and J.F. Pieratt. The 1880 census of Morgan Co., lists this family. LAWSON, [JS.71-3(10).x] Julia Ann (I10241)
 
51 !Never married. Listed as "Catherine" on 1860 Bath Co. Census. DENNIS, [JS.84-8] Sarah Katherine (I10231)
 
52 !No Children. Lived in North Dakota. DENNIS, [JS.81-39.4] Richard Jehu (I10197)
 
53 !Second husband of Nancy Katherine Dennis. Was a carpenter. SUITER, [JS.71-39.3xx] Jasper Bond (I10203)
 
54 !Was a Private in Co. J., 14th KY inf. from 1861 to 15 Sep 1865. GULETT, [JS.71-31x.] Dial (I10240)
 
55 **unproven son of Levi

Kentucky Complied Marriages 1802-1850;
12 Aug. 1817 - William Tennison to Peggy Spears

1850 Census -Division 1, Taylor Co., KY [Roll M432_219; Page 189A, Image 245
Family Number 575]
Tennison, Willis, age 55 b. abt 1795. Male, born- VA
Tennison, Mary, age 40, b. abt 1810 Female, born-VA
TennisonPhebe A., age 24, born abt 1826. Female, born- KY
Bright, R. H , age 11 b. abt 1839. Male, born - KY

1860 Census, Division 2, Taylor Co., KY [Roll M653_396; Page: 640; Image 130
Family History Library Film: 803396]
Tennison, Willis. age 64, b. abt 1796 Male b., VA
Tennison, Mary age 52, b. abt 1808. Female
Bright, Henry. age 20 b. abt 1840. Male, KY
Willis' son Samuel and family lived next door.

1870 Census, Campbellsville, Taylor Co., KY
Tennison, Willis. age 77, b. abt 1793 Male b. VA
Tennison, Mary age 61, b. abt 1808. Female

Willis W. Tennison's will probates 9 Feb.1876 Taylor Co., KY
Will Bk 1; pp.219-220 
TENNISON (Dennis), [JS.31] Willis W. (I200)
 
56 *relationship to his father proven by father's will which names his two oldest sons.
*father know as #76 Absalson Tennison in Ralph Smith’s Books

Charles County Maryland Will Book WDM-15, 1825-1833; {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 351.
Absalom Tennison, Will, February 2, 1830; March 28, 1830
I, Absalom Tennison of CC, being at present in a sickly state of health, but of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding;
To daughter Maria Shercliff during her life, 1/3 part of two tracts of land lying adjacent each other in St. Mary's County called "Shercliff" containing 150 acres and the other a mill seat containing about 20 acres but by me of Joseph Howard.
To three daughters of daughter Maria Shercliff, namely Elizabeth Shercliff, John Francis Shercliff and Clarissa Shercliff the profits of the other 2/3 of aforesaid land during their minority and then to them at age.
To son Absalom Tennison, negro Louis now in his possession.
To daughter Elizabeth Tennison, negro Mary.
To daughter Ann Tennison, negro Louisa.
To grandson, Edward Francis Tennison, negro George.
To grandson, John Edmund Tennison, negro Thomas.
To daughter Henrietta Knight, negro Jim.
To wife Eleanor during her life, all the residue of my personal property and then to my children and grandchildren.
Item: son Absalom to be guardian of my grandchildren Edward Francis Tennison and John Edmund Tennison.
Executor: son Absalom Tennison
Signed: February 2, 1830 Absalom Tennison
Wit: George D. Parnham, Samuel J. Briscoe, Calistus Lancaster

Death year cited by fmorgan. As 1869 at his residence near Smith Creek.
Assumed to be. Charles co., MD

Sister is Ann Pamela Tennison. Her will names brother, Absolom C Tennison, and niece Ann E. Tennison.
May 24, 1844 the St. Mary’s Co., MD will probated 12, Mar. 1845 leaves to:
- brother Absalom C Tennison, all of my estate both real and personal with  
TENNISON, [T-76.4] Absalom Conifer (Absolom) (I270)
 
57 +Grandfather Absolam gave this Absolam his land called Strife containing 67 acres.
+Before 1820 Sold land called "Scotts" lying on the east side of the new road and binding on St. Jerome's Creek,

+Will of his grandfather Absalom Tennison, 15 Dec 1767: St. Mary's Co., MD leaves for his grandson, Absolem {son of John} "Negro boy Jack, cows, at age 21"
=== Contributed by Ralph D. Smith
Grandfather, Absolam Tennisdon -1770-1774 - The St. Mary's Co., Md. Debt Books of 1770-1774 show that in these years Absolam Tennison is the owner of "Inclosure," containing 62 acres. Source: 1770-1774 St. Mary's Co., Md. Debt Books: 1770; (p. 9); 1771 (p. 8); 1772 (book missing); 1773 (p. 8); 1774 (p. 9). (MSA Microfilm Roll SR 911)
Comment Ralph D. Smith: Absolam is still a young child at this time. Prior to 1770, "Inclosure" was owned by #2. Absolam Tennison, the grandfather of this Absolam. Young Absolam has succeeded to "Inclosure" through the Dec. 1767 will of his grandfather.
Absolam. In the 1770-1774 Debt Books, Absolam is listed next to his uncle #2b. Justinian Tennison who has succeeded to the remainder of #2. Absolam's lands.

=== Contributed by Ralph D. Smith

ABSOLAM TENNISON OF ST. MARY'S CO., MD. - 2a(1).
Feb. 5, 1834 - The St. Mary's Co., Md., will of Absalom Tennison, probated Feb. 13, 1837, leaves to:
Wife: Elizabeth Tennison, all of my estate both real and personal during her life.
Daughters: Margaret Tennison and Ann Pamelia Tennison, all of my land during their single life.
Children: Elizabeth Milburn, John Tennison, Robert Tennison, Bennet S. Tennison, Margaret Tennison, Ann Pamelia Tennison, William Henry Tennison, and Absalom Cofser Tennison, the proceeds from the sale of my land after the death of my wife and the death or marriage of my daughters Margaret and Ann Pamelia, and the proceeds from the sale of my personal estate after the death of my wife.
My personal estate is to be sold by Thomas K. Biscoe.
Executor(s): None specified.; Witnesses: William Bean, William M. Taylor, Jenifer Taylor. [Source: Reno, Linda D., "St. Mary's County, Maryland Wills, 1836-1857," p. 6.].

May 8, 1820 (probate date of undated will) - The St. Mary's Co., Md. will of John Welch leaves, among other bequests, to son William Washington Welch, the parcel of land, now my dwelling place, which I purchased of Absalom Tennison and William Jones, lying on the east side of the new road and binding on said road and also binding on St. Jerome's Creek, being a parcel of several tracts of a larger parcel generally known by the name of "Scofts" (?).
[Source: Reno, Linda D., "St. Mary's County, Maryland Wills, 1821-1835" p. 4].
 
TENNISON, [AB.2a-1] Absalom (Absolam) (I253)
 
58 11 children Family F84
 
59 1699 lived in Stafford Co., VA. Several deed transactions refer to him as Mathew "DENNIS"
Descendants unknown
Eliza. Green wife of John Green of St. Marys County in Province of Maryland do appoint MATHEW DINIS (sic) of Stafford County my lawful attorney acknowledging a parcel of land containing 500 acres lying upon Great Hunting Creek in Stafford County Virga. on my behalf .. 8th day June 1706.
see last deed below for full document

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STAFFORD COUNTY VA DEED & WILL BOOK 1699 - 1709; THE ANTIENT PRESS; page 5-6
In the Name of God Amen. I FRANCES WITHERS relict of CAPT. JOHN WITHERS late of Stafford County deced being now about to enter the state of holy matrimony with Mr. RICE HOE of said county and willing to confirm and settle upon in former children out of my natural affection I bear to them some part of my present estate Therefore Know ye that before solemnization of matrimony do give to my three sons three young Negroes .. one to my son ROBERT DADE .. one negro girl to my son FRANCIS DADE .. to my son CADWALDER DADE one negro be .. this 5th day September 1699.
Presence Jo: Waugh, Frances Withers, Rice Hoe
Know all men .. that we RICE HOE & FRANCES wife to Rice Hoe relict to Capt. JOHN WITHERS late of this county deced do release any claim unto that 400 acres of land that Capt. John Withers gave WILLIAM WITHERS commonly known by the name Hollowing Point together with all housing, edifices rights and title .. to William Withers .. to have received full satisfaction for the same by a note charged on Cohlo. GEORGE MASON for 500 pounds Tobacco which being paid we do own to be satisfaction for one third part of that land .. 20th September 1699.
Presence Dade Massey, Rice Hoe, Mathew x Tennis, Benj. Massey Frances Withers
Mr. Hoe came into Court & acknowledged this deed of land to William Withers November 9th 1699 & was then recorded.
P. FRANCES HOE wife of RICE HOE puts in her place Major THOMAS OWSLEY her atty to acknowledge her thirds of a part of land commonly known by the name Hollowing Point to WM. WITHERS in Stafford County .. this 9th day November 1699.
Test. Dade Massey, Frances Hoe
Benjamin Massey
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STAFFORD COUNTY VA DEED & WILL BOOK 1699 - 1709; THE ANTIENT PRESS; page 86-88
MARGARET LADY CULPEPER, THOMAS LORD FAIRFAX and KATHERINE his wife Proprietors of the Northern Neck of Virga. .. Whereas EDWARD PRESCOT of Stafford County deced seized of 150 acres of land lying in said county of Stafford and left no heirs nor disposed thereof by will ELIZA. BERNARD widow of NICHOLAS BERNARD presented the same to escheat .. Know ye therefore that we for the composition arrearages & annual rents hereafter received have granted Elizabeth Bernard all that parcel of land of sd and all title therein belonging by virtue of said escheat bounded .. abating southerly upon ye upper Machotick River easterly upon the land of PETER PHYPORD wch said land is half part of a patent granted to PALMER HINTON bearing date 28th day of October
1650 .. paying yearly the ffee rent of three shillings Sterling money .. Witness our Agent WILLIAM FITZHUGH and GEORGE BRENT either of them dated 13th day August 1695.
Wm, Fitzhugh
July 28th 1701
Know all men .. that I the named Eliza. Bernard now widow of SAML. YOUNG late of this county deced do grant all my title & interest of the within mentioned 150 acres of land to ALEXANDER DONIPHAN but in case he dye without issue then to return to my heirs as if this writing had never been but if he live or hath issue then I do grant every part of the 150 acres ..
Presence Rice Hooe,
Eliza. Young her mark
Charles Elliot, Mat. x Dennis
At a Court held for Stafford County the 10th September 1701 .. deed of gift of assignment on back side the before recorded patent the said Eliza. Young came into open Court and acknowledged to the sd Doniphan Junr. Ordered that
the same be recorded.
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STAFFORD COUNTY VA DEED & WILL BOOK 1699 - 1709; THE ANTIENT PRESS; pp 179
At a Court held for Stafford County the 11th of August 1703
MATHEW DENNIS gives for his mark a crop & half crop on the right ear
ye left a whole ear & gives for his brand M.
Recorded by order of Court

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STAFFORD COUNTY VA DEED & WILL BOOK 1699 - 1709; THE ANTIENT PRESS; pp 216
At an outcry on the Estate of FRANCIS HUNT deced held the 16th day of
December 1703
CHARLES ELLIOTT came and did confess Judgmt. to the Estate of FrancisHunt deced for sum 811 pounds of Tobo. for goods purchased of said Estate and Tendered MATHEW DENNIS for his security who also confessed
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STAFFORD COUNTY VA DEED & WILL BOOK 1699 - 1709; THE ANTIENT PRESS; pp 218
At an outcry on the Estate of FRANCIS HUNT deced held the 16th day of
December 1703
THOS. LUNN came and confessed Judgment to the Estate of Francis Hunt deced for the sum 50 pounds Tobacco for goods purchased of said Estate and Tendered MATHEW DENNIS security who also confessed judgmt. for the said Debt therefore ordered they or either of them pay the said debt with costs alias Execution.
===
STAFFORD COUNTY VA DEED & WILL BOOK 1699 - 1709; THE ANTIENT PRESS; pp 218
At an outcry on the Estate of FRANCIS HUNT deced held the 16th day of
December 1703
Mr. ALEXANDER DONIPEAN came and confessed Judgment to the Estate of FRANCIS HUNT deced for the sum 210 pounds Tobo. for goods purchased of the sd Estate and Tendered MATHEW DENNIS Security who also confessed Judgment for said Debt therefore ordered they or either of them pay the said Debt with costs als Execution.
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STAFFORD COUNTY VA DEED & WILL BOOK 1699 - 1709; THE ANTIENT PRESS; pp 218
At an outcry on the Estate of FRANCIS HUNT deced held the 16th day of
December 1703
Mr. THOS. GILSON came & confessed Judgment to the Estate of Francis
Hunt deced for the sum of 400 pounds of Tobo. for goods purchased of
the said Estate & Tendered MATHEW DENNIS Security who also confest Judgmt. for sd Debt therefore ordered they or either of them pay the debt with costs als Exec.
===
STAFFORD COUNTY VA DEED & WILL BOOK 1699 - 1709; THE ANTIENT PRESS; pp 218
At an outcry on the Estate of FRANCIS HUNT deced held the 16th day of
December 1703
Captain RICHARD FOSSAKER came and confest Judgment to the Estate of Francis Hunt deceased for the sum fifty pounds Tobacco for goods purchased of said Estate and Tendered Mr. MATHEW DENNIS for security who also confest Judgment for the said Debt Ordered they or either of them pay the said Debt with costs alias Execution.

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STAFFORD COUNTY VA DEED & WILL BOOK 1699 - 1709; THE ANTIENT PRESS pp. 325-327
To all Christian People .. Knot ye that I JOHN GREEN of Marvland & of
St. Marys County for divers good causes .. and for sum 10,000 pounds of good Tobo to me in hand paid or secured to be paid by THOMAS SIMMONS of Westmoreland County .. have sold 500 acres of land being part of a pattent of 1567 acres of land taken up by JOHN MATHEWS & granted to him by pattent bearing date 1669 & the 500 acres given by John Mathews to EVAN JONES by deed of gift bearing date 1681 & coveyed to RICHD. BRITWELL by deed bearing date 1681 & conveyed by Richard Britwell to JOHN GREEN by deed bearing date 1691 the 500 acres of land to begin at a marked gum and thence to run out in the woods according to the courses of the said pattent for breadth and length which 500 acres of land John Green doth warrant .. 19th day April 1706.
Presence Thos. Riley,
Jon. x Street, John x Green
Sarah x Wes Jno. West
At a Court held 12th June 1706 This deed of sale acknowledged by John Green in person & MATHEW THOMPSON Attorney for EL1ZA. GREEN unto Thomas Simons ordered to be recorded & is recorded.
Know all men .. I Eliza. Green wife of John Green of St. Marys County in Province of Maryland do appoint MATHEW DINIS (sic) of Stafford County my lawful attorney acknowledging a parcel of land containing 500 acres lying upon Great Hunting Creek in Stafford County Virga. on my behalf .. 8th day June 1706.
Presence Francis Graham,
Eliza. x Green
William Hulls
Die Junii 12th 1706 Recordatur. 
DENNIS, [SM.1] Matthew /TENNISON (I6562)
 
60 1723 Lived in Charles Co., MD
Descendants unknown 
TENNISON, [K10] John (I13425)
 
61 1738 Named as orphan in administration account of grandfather Abraham.
1759 -He was not named in his brothers John Tennison's will. All others were listed. He is believed to have died before then as there are no additional records for him in SMC, MD. There is one remaining Matthew Tennison living in St. Mary's Co., MD [SM.1] son of Samuel Tennison. 
TENNISON, [AH.5] Matthew (I336)
 
62 1768 in Somerset Co., MD; Before. 1790-97 moved to York Co., VA.
1797 moved to Elizabeth City county, VA. Note the town / Elizabeth city was its own county. Next to Newport News on the eastern shore of VA.
His brother AH.3 Joseph Tennis and family also moved to same area.
Family used the name TENNIS
DNA test of descendants indicates a line of our Family 
Family F2248
 
63 1790 Census of Rowan Co., NC list Thomas Tennison with 1 male over 16, 2 males under 16, and 4 females.

=== Contributed by Ralph D. Smith
Feb. 16, 1773 - The St. Mary's Co., Md. inventory of Thomas Tenneson. Valuation: 3/11/3. Administrator: Jesse Tenneson.
Source: Skinner, V. L., Jr., "Abstracts of the Inventories of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, 1772-1774," p. 38.
Comment: Jesse is Thomas' brother Justinian.
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TENNISON, JOANNA 23 Feb, 1769; 4 Apr, 1769
To dau. Sary Dorcy, some clothing.
To children: Jesse Tennison, Christian White, Sabra Corsar and Abraham Tennison, 1s. sterl.
To dau. Ann Tennison, my clothing.
Mentioned: Dau. Sary and son Thomas Tennison.
Wit: Denis Byrn, Joshua Green, Aaron Davis. 37. 252
=== Contributed by Ralph D. Smith
Feb. 16, 1773 - The St. Mary's Co., Md. inventory of Thomas Tenneson. Valuation: 3/11/3. Administrator: Jesse Tenneson.
Source: Skinner, V. L., Jr., "Abstracts of the Inventories of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, 1772-1774," p. 38.
Comment: Jesse is Thomas' brother Justinian.
===
TENNISON, JOANNA 23 Feb, 1769; 4 Apr, 1769
To dau. Sary Dorcy, some clothing.
To children: Jesse Tennison, Christian White, Sabra Corsar and Abraham Tennison, 1s. sterl.
To dau. Ann Tennison, my clothing.
Mentioned: Dau. Sary and son Thomas Tennison.
Wit: Denis Byrn, Joshua Green, Aaron Davis. 37. 252 
TENNISON, [AB.25] Thomas (I7033)
 
64 1792 Henry and his brother sell land from father on "Porage Creek" and moved west. Family F4449
 
65 1810 census Hampton, Elizabeth City Co., VA 000100-20101 TENNIS (Tennison), [AH.43] Jesse (I9)
 
66 1810 Census in Hampton, Elizabeth City Co., VA
1820 Census in York Co., VA
gr.son of [AH] Abraham Tennison B. 1876
info from Ann Fraser 
TENNIS, [AH.41] Abraham (I6)
 
67 1820 Livinnin Tennison living in Buncombe Co., NC Family F183
 
68 1840 and 1850 census Crawford Co, GA-Joshua & brother James D. listed
1850 census- widow mother, Lenny Newsome Tennison also listed with land value of $5000.
Before 1860 census, Joshua and family moved from Crawford Co. GA to Titus Co., TX along with his brother Jesse and his family.
Wife Sarah does not show up on 1860 census in Titus Co., TX. 
TENNISON, [AB.2b-13] Joshua (I579)
 
69 1850 Census list in Edward BROOKE household in Washington DC.,
William A age 32
Mary U age 22
Mary L a 2 yr
Ellen F age 9m
See Joh W. H. Tennison notes of 1880 census 
Family F53
 
70 1850 Census listed this way -

Name: Tistira Dennis
Age: 17
Estimated birth year: abt 1833
Birth Place: Kentucky
Gender: Female
Home in 1850 (City,County,State): Division 2, Bath, Kentucky
Family Number: 445
Household Members:
Name Age
Samuel Dennis 27
Tistira Dennis 17
Jesse J Dennis 7
Samuel Dennis 4
John J Dennis 1

Children listed are from marriage to Rebecca Karr who died ca. 1849 
INGRAM, [JS.85.1xx] Castriva (Mary?) (I11026)
 
71 1850 census, Cannon Co, TN, William Thomas was living in the house hold of Burton L McFarrin, relation unknown TENNISON (Tennyson), [AB.2F-65.1] William Thomas (I1051)
 
72 1850 Census, Davidson Co., TN
3rd Civil District, p 218; house number 676, family# 676
Absalom 33 M TN Miller
Lydia. 33 F
Sarah A. 11 F
Andrew 9 M
James 4 M TN
Martha. 3 mo F. TN

email fr. W. E. Cordell 330 Jefferson St., Pulaski, TN. 38478. (2000)
Absolam and Lydia buried in Lawrence family Cemetery on Rocky Fork Rd in Rutherford Rd. the family cemetery was bull dozed over in 1998 and the family had to sue the contractor. 
TENNISON, [AB.2F-61.1] Absalom (Absolam, Absolom) (I114)
 
73 1850 Morgan Co census lists Elizabeth with Mary, James and Angelina. She is listed as 63 years of age. Birth somewhere around 1787? DENNIS (Stevens), [JS.81x] Mary Elizabeth (I10253)
 
74 1850 Southern Division , Tishomingo., MS
1860 Tishomingo, MS - Cantenville
1870. Township 5, Range 9, Boonville, Prentiss Co., MS
1880 Supervisor 5 District, Prentiss Co., MS 
TENNISON, SR. [AB.2F-47] James Robert (I333)
 
75 1860 John H Dennis listed in Parens household
1870. Davidson Co., TN census Hashville Ward 8; image 16
Denis, John. 31 MW Locomotive Engineer
Ellen 21 FW Keeping House
Mattie 3 FW Tennesse
John 1 ME. Tennesse
Holt, Polly 13 F. B. Domestic Servant. Tennesse

1880 Davidson Co., Tennessee Census
J. H.. Dennis self M M W 40 TN, TN, NC (actually father b. NC). Occ: Locomotive
Ellen wife, F M W 35 SC. SC. SC
Mattie. Dau F S W 12 TN TN SC
John Son M S W 10 TN TN SC
Nellie Dau F S W 8 TN. TN SC
Daisie Dau F S W 6 TN TN SC
Charley Son N S W 4 TN Tn SC
Fred Son. M S W 1M. TN. TN. SC
S. Childress. Other. F. S B 45. TN. TN. NC. Occ: Cook  
Family F42
 
76 1860 census- Overton Co., TN, James, age 26, living with mother and several siblings
1870 - Overton Co., TN, James M, age 38, wife Francis, age 25; with children: Sarah M (age6); Mahala (age 4); Polly E. (age 2); Lucinda (age 1) along with Elizabeth Dennis (age 65); Sarah G (age 30). All born TN.
Adjacent building is brother Washington W. Dennis with family.
1880- Overton Co., TN, James M (age 45), occupation cooper, wife Frances, age 33, with daughters Sarah M (age16); Malala (age 15); Polly (age 12); Sinder A (age11); Joseph R (age 9); daughter Harriett (age 7); son Saiah T (age 8); sister, Sarah (30 should be 40). All have TN as birth state. Brother Wheeler. Ancestry has them indexed as Dennis. Information from Susan Holman
1900 Overton Co., TN has Fannie (Qualls) Dennis age 53, born June 1847 in TN with father born in VA and mother in IN. Dau. Polly E DENNIS (age 24). B. Aug 1875, single, born TN as were both her parents, dau. Lizzie Dennis, (age 26), b. Feb. 1874, divorced, b. TN as were her parents, granddaughter. Lucie M. Beaty, (age 3) b. Nov 1896 TN; sister-in-law Sarah G. Dennis, age 60, b. may 1840TN. In adjacent dwelling is Washington W. Dennis 
DENNIS, [JC-AS.2] James M. (I60)
 
77 1860 Overton Co. Census
Levi H. Dennis 45 Farmer
Rebecca 42 B. TN
John H. 21 TN
Mary 17. TN
William A. 15 TN
Sheridan 11 TN
Henry. 8 TN
James 6 TN

1870 Allen Co. KY
Dennis, Levi H. 55. NC. Grist Miller
Rebecca. 49 TN
Mary. 27. TN
Sheridan. 20 TN
Henry F. 18. TN
James H. 15 TN
[Levi was living next door to his 24 yr. old son William Dennis. b. in TN

1880 District 1, Scottsville, Allen Co., KY
Levi living in same place
Dennis, Levi H, 65 NC. NC. NC. (Note that he lists both parens as born NC not MD.)

Fr. Rick Tidwell
 
DENNIS, [JC-LE.4] Levi H. (I69)
 
78 1870 Bourbon Co., Kansas Census, Marion Township. Post Office Fort Scott
Occupation -Clergy 
TENNISON, [AB.2F-64.4] Levi L. (I24)
 
79 1870 Census, Overton Co., TN. Washington W. Dennis, age 39, Wife Mahala, age 39, both b. TN. In adjacent dwelling is John Dennis with their mother, Elizabeth and sister Sarah Dennis DENNIS, [JC-AS.1] Washington "Wheeler" (I59)
 
80 1870 Census, Overton Co., TN. Washington W. Dennis, age 39, Wife Mahala, age 39, both b. TN. In adjacent dwelling is John Dennis with their mother, Elizabeth and sister Sarah Dennis.
1880 Census, Ov. Co., TN. “Wheeler Dennis, age 49, a blacksmith, b. TN, wife Mahala, age 47, b. West VA. Anna McDonald, age 75, mother-in-law, b. TN. On same pg., brother James M. Dennis with his family. Note from Susan Holman.
1900 census, Ov. Co., TN, Washington W, age 69, Mahala age 72, niece Martha A Smith, age 10, b. Dec. 1889. Washington and Malala have been married 45 yrs. and have no children. In adjacent building is sister-in-law Fannie Dennis, widow of bro. James M with some of her children.


 
DENNIS, [JC-AS.1] Washington "Wheeler" (I59)
 
81 1870 Davidson Co., TN
John Denis. 31. M W. Locomptive Engineer. Born TN
Ellen. 21 F W Keeping House
Mattie. 3 F W TN
John 1 M W TN
Holt, Polly. 13 F B Domestic Servant

1880 Davidson Co., Tennessee Census
J. H.. Dennis self M M W 40 TN, TN, NC (actually father b. NC). Occ: Locomotive
Ellen wife, F M W 35 SC. SC. SC
Mattie. Dau F S W 12 TN TN SC
John Son M S W 10 TN TN SC
Nellie Dau F S W 8 TN. TN SC
Daisie Dau F S W 6 TN TN SC
Charley Son N S W 4 TN Tn SC
Fred Son. M S W 1M. TN. TN. SC
S. Childress. Other. F. S B 45. TN. TN. NC. Occ: Cook 
DENNIS, [JC-LE.41] John H. (I88)
 
82 1880 census for Richland, Harrison Co., KY
son William not in household 
Family F2213
 
83 1880 census she living in Texas remarried to William TIDWELL. listed as Ella on census.
Amanda's parents were Thomas Martin and Martha Esther Mason 
MARTIN Tennison (Tennyson), [AB.2F-45.1x] Amanda (I284)
 
84 1880 Census shows Joseph's son William Isaac living next to Samuel Carr, father of Joseph's wife Susan. Family F2213
 
85 1900 & 1810 census WillowSprings, Howell Co, MO.  DENNIS, [JC-JA.93] Andrew Jackson (I13514)
 
86 1910 census for Joseph L Tennison
Priceville, Hart Co., KY
Father's Birthplace KY; Mother's KY; Family number 244; pg 12
Joseph L Tennison M 42 yr
spouse - Lucivan Tennison F 35
child - Mary B Tennison. F 11
child - Jessie Tennison. M 9y
child - James Tennison. M 7y
child - William R Tennison. M 5yr
child - William R Tennison. M 2yr
child - Ervin Tennison. M y3mo

Researcher Ken Miller list another child b. after 1910 census: Lena M. b. 3 Jun. 1912 Larue Co., KY. I have not found her listed in other family sheets. The important detail is her birth place is in a different county. 
TENNISON, [JS.31-1(10)] Joseph Lee (I604)
 
87 1930 Census shows her living with DAY in laws

Emmanuel
Maggie
Roy

in District 3, Harrison county 
DENNIS (Kenton), [JS.85-31x] Mahulda "Hulda" (I6462)
 
88 2 children by first husband, Preston Sexton. 3 children by second husband. SUITER (Dennis), [JS.81-39.2] Nancy Katherine (I10195)
 
89 2018 March, Philip indicated that he would take DNA test.  DENNIS, [JC-LE.88.11] Phillip (I516)
 
90 5 sons : one stayed in Overton, 2 moved to Texas then to MO.
One moved to Willow Spring, MO 
 
91 8th of OCT Eleanor, John, Samuel, and Ann TENNISON, orphans of Samuel Tennison. No guardian named. Assessors: Rueben CRAIG, and Thomas ALLSTAN; property: St. Clement's Amor, 50 ac. (Annual Valuation and Assessments by Kirk Ranzetta.

Aug, 1806. Jeremiah Gibson petitioned the court to allow him 3 lbs. charge of Dr. Roach against him as guardian to Samuel Tennison, a minor (Orphan Ct. Rec., Fenwick)

1814 Served in the War of 1812, Private, St. Mary's Co., Militia, 45Th Regt; He served 5 days during this period.
Jan. 13, 1815. A bill (no. 50)concerning Mathew GUY, John WOODWARD, Samuel TENNISON, and Wilfred DRURY
Be it enacted by the senate and house of representatives of the United States of America in congress assembled, that the secretary of the treasury be, and hereby authorized, the sum of five hundred dollars, in equal portions to Mathew Gud of Price William County in Virginia and Samuel Tennison and Wilfred Drury of St. Mary's County, Maryland or to their heirs; which sum of five hundred dollars is paid to them as evidence of the sense of entertained by the congress, of their valor and good conduct, in capturing a boat, belong to the enemy, in St. Clement's Bay, in Potomac River, in the month of December last; making prisoners of the crew, consisting of a midshipman and four seaman, with their arms, consisting of four muskets and two sabers; and also as a compensation for the prisoners so taken. [A century of Lawmaking for New Nation; U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774-1875 bills and Resolutions, House of Representatives, 13th Congress, 3rd session. (Library of Congress).]:

In 1817 sells land in SMC, MD. Not in 1820 Census of SMC. 
TENNISON, [#3a(2)b] Samuel, Jr (I2687)
 
92 9 children born, last 5 females.
Josephine, Ellen, Maggie, Gertrude, Katherine  
Family F230
 
93 ===
Charles County Maryland Land Record Liber Z#2, 1744-1753; Page 67.
At the request of John Wathen, the following deed was recorded on Oct 28, 1745.
Jul 24, 1745 from Jesse Tennison and Ignatius Tennison of Prince Georges County, planter, to John Wathen of CC, Gent, for 8000 pounds of tobacco and 5 £ sterling and for divers other good causes, all that tract of land in CC, it being part of a tract of land called Strife, and taken up by Benjamin Hall on Jan 29, 1699(/1700], bounded by sd Strife, Calverts Hope, containing and laid out for about 135 acres. To have and to hold, provided, however, that Sarah Tennison, mother of the afd Jesse & Ignatious, who now lives on part of the land and premises before mentioned, shall remain thereon without any let or disturbance of sd John Wathen, during her natural life, and use such part, with the orchard thereon, without being put to her third part of the land or orchard, saving that sd John Wathen shall have liberty of placing a tenant on the part of the land immediately where Ignatious Tennison lately lived, and receive the rents thereof, to the use of sd John Wathen. Signed - Jesse Tennison, Ignatius Tennison. Wit - George Dent, Elenor Dent. Rachel Tennison, wife of sd Jesse Tennison, and Elizabeth Tennison, wife to sd Ignatius Tennison, being privately examined, acknowledged that they gave up their right of dower to the within mentioned land.
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1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Port Tobacco: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 326-172: STRIFE: 148 acres; Possession of - 148 Acres - Warren, Thomas: : Surveyed 23 April 1670 for William Barton at a bound White Oak in the woods on the West side of Zachia swamp about a mile from the swamp.: Conveyance notes - 135 Acres - John Wathen from Jesse & Ignatius Tennison; 24 July 1745,
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1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Newport: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 362-4: STRIFE: 235 acres; Possession of - 100 Acres - Lemaster, Richard: 135 Acres - Smallwood, Samuel: Surveyed 20 Jan 1699 for Benjamin Hall beginning at a bound locust: Conveyance notes - 100 Acres - Mary Contee from Richard Lemaster; 24 March 1709, 135 Acres - Samuel Smallwood from Benjamin Hall; 19 Dec 1706,135 Acres - John Tennison from William Rogers & Mary; 26 Oct 1723, 135 Acres - Ignatius Tennison from John Tennison; 1 Jan 1742, 50 Acres - James Mudd from John Martin Jr.; 8 Nov 1743, Smith (?) Hawkins from James Mudd; 17 Oct 1747,
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1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Newport: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 367-36: STRIFE: 235 acres; Possession of - 100 Acres - Lemaster, Richard: 135 Acres - Smallwood, Samuel: Surveyed 20 Jan 1699 for Capt Benjamin Hall beginning at a bound locust: Conveyance notes - , 135 Acres - Philemon Hensley from Samuel Smallwood; 17 April 1712,Entered before in folio 362,
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1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Newport: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 367-35: CALVERTS HOPE: 898 acres; Possession of - 898 Acres - Hall, Benjamin: : : : : : : Surveyed 19 Feb 1670 for James Bowling on the East side a maine fresh branch of Wicomico about 3 miles from the River.: Conveyance notes - Included in Resurvey of CALVERTS HOPE; 21 March 1706, folio 378 (St. Benedict Hundred), 150 Acres - Thomas Read from Benjamin Hall; 28 Jan 1716,,
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1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Newport: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 378-15: CALVERTS HOPE RESURVEY: 1198 acres; Possession of - 1198 Acres - see notes: Re-Surveyed 21 of March 1707 for Benjamin Hall and Mary his wife beginning at a bound tree of the said land standing on a hill side near unto the dwelling plantation of Major William Boarman: Conveyance notes - {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.}, Liber patent number 2 folio 291 annotated near upper left corner of record.,472 Acres - John Parnham from Francis Hall & John Baptist Boarman; 23 May 1737, 435 Acres - John Baptist Boarman from John Parnham & Francis Hall; 23 May 1737, Charles Smoote from John Baptist Boarman; 12 April 1743, The rent of this land is overcharged 0:6:10-1/2,
Notice that there are no records of Justinian during the decade 1749-1759 in Charles, Prince George's or Frederick Counties. Another puzzling point is that all three of the Frederick Co. records call him Jesse Dennis, not Tennison. In this regard, note that in the 1743-1748 record below both Justinian and Ignatius are called Dennison.
If the Prince George's Co. Justinian and the Frederick Co. Justinian are the same man, it is not necessary that Justinian physically relocated because Frederick Co. was created in 1748 out of Prince George's Co. And, if they are the same man, then the Charles Co. Justinian is a new younger man.

1743-1748 - Prince George's Co., Md. Court. Mathew Hopkins & Co. vs. Jesse Dennison, of Prince George's Co., planter. Attachment. Thomas Clark, atty. for Hopkins & Co.; Henry Darnall, atty. for Jesse. In Mar. 1746/7, Hopkins & Co. alleged that in Apr. 1744 Jesse Dennison stood indebted to them in the sum of 3 pounds, 19 shillings, 6 pence current money by virtue of the following account which was produced in Court.

At the Mar. 1746/7 Court, the Sheriff was directed to have Jesse at the June 1747 Court to answer the complaint against him filed by Hopkins. At the June 1747 Court, the Sheriff reported that Jesse Dennison was not to be found in his bailywick. The Court then directed the Sheriff to have Jesse before the Aug. 1747 Court. At the Aug. 1747 Court, the Sheriff again reported that Jesse was not to be found in his bailywick. Hopkins then requested that a writ of attachment be issued against Jesse's property in the amount of 3/19/6, plus an unspecified amount for his costs and charges, which request was granted by the Court.
At the Nov. 1747 Court, Ignatius Dennison, of Prince George's Co., planter, appeared and became pledge and security for Jesse, agreeing to pay any judgment rendered in favor of Hopkins & Co. against Jesse if Jesse did not pay it. The case was then continued from court to court until the Court of Nov. 1748 when the parties appeared, and Jesse denied that he owed Hopkins & Co. At that point Hopkins & Co. stated that they would not further prosecute the case. The Court then dismissed the action against Jesse, and further ordered that Jesse recover from Hopkins & Co. [amount left
blank in court record] pounds of tobacco for Jesse's costs and charges.
Source: Prince George's Co., Md. Court Records, Liber GG, pp. 225-7 (attachment proceedings) and Liber KK, pp. 56-59 (subsequent developments).
Comment: Although the name is spelled Jesse "Dennison" many times throughout this case, and also Ignatius "Dennison," these men seem clearly to be Jesse and Ignatius Tennison. From the history of this case, it looks like Jesse might have been out of Prince George's Co. for some part of the
period between Apr. 1744 and Nov. 1747.

Mar. 1748/9 - Charles Co., Md. Court. Justinian pays Barbara Tennison's fine and posts bond for her when she is convicted of bastardy. See record of this date under Barbara Tennison for complete record and source.
 
TENNISON, [K9] Justinian (Jesse) (I6380)
 
94 ===
Waters, John, St. Mary's County, 26th Feb., 1692
To sons James, Joseph, and Lewis and their hrs, 50 A., Bristol," and 100 A.., "James Gift."
to sons Thomas and William, ad. lands in event of death of sons afsd. without issue.
to son John, personalty.
to wife Penelope, extx., residue of personal estate during widowhood; in event of her marriage to be divided among 7 child.
Test: Jno. Dent., Jno. Harrison., Geo. Dimond. 6. 30.
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Shirley [AntiqueDish@jps dot net]
[MDCHARLE-L] ABIGAIL DEMENT Thu 11/20/2003 11:52 AM
The last e-mail I sent thru was regarding Thomas Swann and James Dyson marrying Abigail Dement. And I want to now correct that information.

I don't think the Abigail Dement d/o George Dement, Sr., married Thomas Swann and James Dyson.

Based upon this information:
Aug 1706; While living at the home of Henry Norris, Abigail Diamond was charged and convicted in Charles County, of having a bastard child; she made oath that Thomas Dyson, Jr., was the father [CCLrB#2.245]; in 1709 she had another childe out of wedlock whom she said was the s/o Matthew Tennison [CCLR B#2.609].

I don't think Abigail would have had a child with Thomas Dyson, Jr. in 1706 and then turned around and married his son James in 1745.

Abigail would have been 20 to 30 years older than James Dyson if you give him a birthdate of 1720, which the Dyson researchers do. And the Diamond/Dement researchers give a birthdate of between 1680 - 1690 for Abigail.

So the question remains, who is the Abigail MNU, that married Thomas Swann and James Dyson?

Sallie Cannon just sent me the following on Abigail Diamond/Dement, she is called a Spinster.

=== Contributed by Ralph D. Smith

Sep. 1706 - Charles Co., Md. Court. Abigail Dyamond, spinster, and Thomas Dyson, Jr., appeared in Court, and it was proved to the Court by the Oath of George Dyamond, brother
to the said Abigail, that the said Thomas Dyson had fraudulently deceived and deluded the said Abigail under a promise of marriage. The Court ordered that Thomas Dyson, Jr., pay unto the said Abigail Dyamond the sum of 1200 pounds of tobacco for the abuse of her body in begetting the bastard child aforsaid plus 900 pounds of tobacco a year for 5 years.
Dyson was also ordered to enter his recognizance with good security in the sum of 40 pounds sterling to save the County or Parish harmless from maintaining the said bastard child, and to pay all the fees due to the officers of this Court. The Court then ordered that Abigail Dyamond be fined 600 pounds of tobacco for her offense. Thereupon into Court
came Edward Davis and assumed upon himself to pay the sum aforesaid.
Thomas Dyson, Jr., and Thomas Dyson, Sr .. his security. of Charles Co., planters, then acknowledged themselves bound, jointly and severally, in the sum of 40 pounds sterling,
the condition of their recognizance being that the said Thomas Dyson, Jr., do hold harmless Charles Co. from any damage or prejudice that may arise on account of the maintenance
of a certain bastard child begotten by him on the body of Abigail Dyamond. and that he pay the fees due to the officers of this Court.
Source: Charles Co., Md. Court and Land Records, Liber B No.2, p. 254.

Aug. 1709 - Charles County, Maryland. Court. Abigail Diamond, Spinster, of Charles County, Maryland.. was indicted by the grand jury on the charge of having a bastard child. The Sheriff brought her in to the Aug. 1709 Court where she "confessed," and when demanded of her who was the father of the said bastard child, she swore under oath that it was Matthew Tennison. The Sheriff was then ordered by the Court to take up ye said Abigail Diamond and carry her to ye whipping post and ther strip her naked from the waist upwards, and to give her 12 lashes well laid on upon her bare back for her offense against Almighty God. The Court then ordered the Clerk to issue a summons for Matthew Tennison to appear at the next court to be held on ye second Tuesday in November next to answer the charges of Abigail Diamond.
Source: Charles County, Maryland. Court and Land Records, Liber B No. 2, pp. 609-610. 
DEMENT, Abgail (I415)
 
95 === Ralph D. Smith

May 4, 1785 - The St. Mary's Co., Md. will of Susanna Tennison, probated Sep. 13, 1785, leaves:
--to children John Tennison, Justinian [a/k/a Jesse] Tennison, Susanna Tennison, and Eleanor Morgan, 3 Negroes named Peter, Charles, and Priss equally divided.
--to dau. Margaret Tennison, a Negro boy named Jacob;
--to son Joshua Tennison, a Negro boy named John;
--to children Margaret Tennison and Joshua Tennison, the balance of my estate.
Executor: son Justinian Tennison.
Witnesses: Joseph Walker, Raphael Thompson, Arthur Thompson.
Source: Reno, Linda D., "St. Mary's County, Maryland Wills, 1776-1791," pp. 119-120. 
TENNISON, [AH.21] John (I161)
 
96 === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith

ELIZABETH TENNISON OF ST. MARY'S CO., MD.

Jan. 3, 1835 - The St. Mary's Co., Md. will of Elizabeth Tennison, probated Feb. 10, 1835, leaves to:
--sister Maria Raley, wife of William Raley, my Negro girl named Mary during her life and then Mary is devised to her daughters, Elizabeth Ann Shercliffe and Eleanor Cleary Shercliffe.
--sister Mary Ann Tennison, my big trunk.
--mother (unnamed), my saddle, cloak, and black silk frock.
--nephew Edward F. Tennison, my looking glass.
--sisters Maria Raley and Mary Ann Tennison, the remainder of my clothing divided equally.
Executor: none specified.
Witnesses: none listed.
Source: Reno, Linda D., "St. Mary's County, Maryland Wills, 1821-1835," pp. 163-4.

Comment: The depositions of Charles Morgan and Sarah Raley state that while Mr. Morgan was writing the will, Miss Tennison died suddenly though she had been sick for some time. The deposition of Enoch Copsey states the he heard William Raley, who married a sister of the deceased, give notice on 2/9 to the mother and Miss Ann, the sister of the deceased, that the will was scheduled for probate on 2/10, and that they both stated that they had no objection to will as it stood.
===

Charles County Maryland Will Book WDM-15, 1825-1833; {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 351.
Absalom Tennison, Will, February 2, 1830; March 28, 1830
I, Absalom Tennison of CC, being at present in a sickly state of health, but of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding;
To daughter Maria Shercliff during her life, 1/3 part of two tracts of land lying adjacent each other in St. Mary's County called "Shercliff" containing 150 acres and the other a mill seat containing about 20 acres but by me of Joseph Howard.
To three daughters of daughter Maria Shercliff, namely Elizabeth Shercliff, John Francis Shercliff and Clarissa Shercliff the profits of the other 2/3 of aforesaid land during their minority and then to them at age.
To son Absalom Tennison, negro Louis now in his possession.
To daughter Elizabeth Tennison, negro Mary.
To daughter Ann Tennison, negro Louisa.
To grandson, Edward Francis Tennison, negro George.
To grandson, John Edmund Tennison, negro Thomas.
To daughter Henrietta Knight, negro Jim.
To wife Eleanor during her life, all the residue of my personal property and then to my children and grandchildren.
Item: son Absalom to be guardian of my grandchildren Edward Francis Tennison and John Edmund Tennison.
Executor: son Absalom Tennison
Signed: February 2, 1830 Absalom Tennison
Wit: George D. Parnham, Samuel J. Briscoe, Calistus Lancaster 
TENNISON, [T-76.1] Elizabeth (I271)
 
97 === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith

June 18, 1835 - "Catherine Tennison wife (or widow) of Joshua Tennison gives power of attorney in Washington, D.C. to establish claim for Revolutionary War Pension for her dead father, John Catesby Cocke who served as a captain of marines in the Virginia State Navy."
Source: William W. Tennis, citing (1) Dorman, John F., "Va. Revolutionary Pension Applications," Vol. 20, p. 49, and (2) Burgess, "Virginia Soldiers of 1776," Vol. 3, p. 1451.
Comment: The only information on John Catesby Cocke in Virgil Lewis' "Abstracts of Revolutionary War Pension Applications" (p. 690) is that his pension application was dated May 21, 1838, that it was made in Culpeper Co., Va., and that he was a Captain in the Marine Corps.

Apr. 28, 1851 - "Both Catherine Tennison and Joshua Tennison had died by this date leaving a daughter Margaret A. Tennison who resides alternately in Fauquier and Loudoun Counties, a daughter who married Myers residing in Washington City and a son Tennison, now a lieutenant in the United States Navy."
Source: William W. Tennis, citing (1) Dorman, John F., "Va. Revolutionary Pension Applications," Vol. 20, p. 49, and (2) Burgess, "Virginia Soldiers of 1776," Vol. 3, p. 1451.
Comment: Was dau. Margaret named for Joshua's sister? 
TENNISON (Cocke), [AH.2gx] Catherine (I164)
 
98 === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith

lb. ABSOLAM TENNISON, and wife SUSANNA
May 4, 1785 - The St. Mary's Co., Md. will of Susanna Tennison. In Tennison, Vol. 2, p. 67, I reported the abstract of Susanna's will that was made by Marion Tennis in which Susanna names her daus. Susanna Morgan, Eleanor Morgan and Margaret Tennison. In Tennison, Vol. 3, p. 64, I reported the abstract of Susanna's will that was made by Linda D. Reno in which Susanna names her daus. Susanna Tennison,
Eleanor Morgan and Margaret Tennison. Because of this discrepancy, in Sep. 2005, Wanda M. Schuhart visited the St. Mary's Co. Courthouse in Leonardtown to read Susanna's original will (St. Mary's Co., Md. Wills, Liber JJ1, pp. 339-40.) Ms. Schuhart reports that Susanna clearly names her daus. Susanna Morgan, Ellenor Morgan and Margaret Tennison. Ms. Schuhart has an interest in getting this right; she is the author of "Morgan Family, from William & Charity Morgan, ca. 1755 to 1900+.
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TINNISON, JOHN, St Mary's Co, 22 Oct, 1759; 28 Jan, 1760
To brother Absolom Tinnison, cloaths.
To sister Ann Millard, 1 sh.
To brother Joseph Tinnison, 1 sh.
To Joshua Tinnison, 1 sh.
To John Sutton, mare.
To Thos. Green, mare.
Wife Susanna.
To sister Mary Tinnison, 500 lbs of tobacco, yearly.
Nephew John Tinnison.
At death of wife ½ of estate to go to brother Absolam Tinnison's children and John Perry son of Susana Perry. Other half at wife's discretion.
Wife extx.
Wit: William Morgan, Jeremiah Cole, Ann Cole. 30. 821
===
John Tenniaon 69.125 SM £266.8.3 Feb 13 1760 Jun 9 1760
Appraisers: John Beade, William Lucas.
Creditors: James Bale, Basil Biscoe.
Next of kin: Absalom Tenison, Mary Tinneson.
Administratrix/Executrix: Susannah Tennison.
 
TENNISON, [AH.2] Absolam (Absalom) (I154)
 
99 === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith

Oct. 22, 1835 - The St. Mary's Co., Md. will of Catherine Greenwell, probated Nov. 10, 1835, leaves, among other bequests, to children Solomon W. Greenwell, Catherine Greenwell, and Matilda Tennison [wife of John Tennison], my Negro boy Leigh equally divided. They are to also have all of my stock equally divided.
Source: Reno, Linda D., "St. Mary's County, Maryland Wills, 1821-1835," p. 173. 
Tennison, Matilda (I416)
 
100 === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith

ROBERT TENNISON OF ST. MARY'S CO., MD. - #2a(1)(b)

Feb. 1, 1833 - Robert Tennison witnesses the St. Mary's Co., Md. will of Langley Biscoe.
Source: Reno, Linda D., "St. Mary's County, Maryland Wills, 1836-1857," p. 49.

Mar. 16, 1841 - The St. Mary's Co., Md. will of William Dunbar, probated Apr. 27, 1841, requests that dau. Susan N. Dunbar give assistance to Eliza Lamb when she is in need and to the children of Robert Dennis (Tennison) if the said Dennis conducts himself properly toward her.
Source: Reno, Linda D., "St. Mary's County, Maryland Wills, 1836-1857," p. 32.
Comment: The wife of Robert Tennison was was Frances Dunbar. 
TENNISON, [AB.2a-15] Robert (I259)
 

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