TENTH GENERATION


656. Oliver Tenney was born on Mar 17 1723 or 1724 in Newbury, MA.(4) He died between 1808 and 1812.
From the Tenney Family:

Oliver Tenney, born in Newbury, Mass, 17 March 1723-4, son of William and Mehitable (Pearson); married 30 April, 1752, Betty Jewett of Newbury (Town Record.) They resided in Byfield parish, Rowley, Mass. At a town meeting held 17 March, 1770, he was appointed to consider measures proper to prevent importation and encourage home manufacture. (Hist. of Rowley.)

In December, 1778, he was appointed to take action to prevent the spread of smallpox. (Gage's Hist.) In 1784, he was appointed the executor of his father's estate. Mrs. Tenney died 9 January 1818 "of old age," aged eighty-five. Thedate of his death has not been obtained. His will, dated 2 March, 1808, was proved 7 April, 1812, and mentions "wife Betty, son David, son Benjamin, son Samuel, daughter Mehitable Belcher, and her children [Harriet and Oliver], daughter Ruth Burbank, daughter Jane Young, daughter Olive Tenney, daughter Lois Foss, granddaughter Mary Taylor, granddaughter Betty Sawyer.Sons Moses and Oliver were to have all the real estate and to be the executors (Essex Probate, 382:181) He was married to Betty Jewett on Apr 30 1752 in Newbury, MA.(4)

657. Betty Jewett was born on Apr 29 1733 in Newbury, MA.(4) She died on Jun 9 1818.
Children were:

child324 i. Benjamin Tenney.

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