Resources & Articles

Articles

Memoir of Mrs Caroline P Keith – An Episcopal Church Missionary in Shanghai, China
by William C Tenney
The 21st century world is so used to rapid communication that it is easy to forget when people handwrote long and detailed letters to friends and family when, as in the mid 19th century world, international letters sometimes took a year between a letter and a reply. Caroline Tenney2 wrote in 1847 that she had used her “feathered instrument” to write “fifty-five” pages of letters. By February 1851 she had written 88 letters from Shanghai. [ Read More… ]

GEDCOM Explained
by Jennifer Madsen Tenney
GEDCOM (an acronym standing for GEnealogical Data COMmunication) is anopen de facto specification for exchanging genealogical data between different genealogy software. [ Read More… ]

Old Cemeteries, Arsenic, and Health Safety
by John L. Konefes and Michael K. McGee
Embalming human remains for burial has taken a long road to its present state as an art that now minimizes health and environmental concerns of burials. Along the way, health and safety were not always considerations. [ Read More… ]

Resources

Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex CountyTranscribed and Abstracted from the Original Manuscript by Harriet S. Tapley Published and Copyrighted by the Essex Institute (Volumes I – VI)

A Guide to the Correspondence of Charles Tenney with Adelaide Case, 1861-1863A Collection in The Special Collections Department Accession Number 11616

Rowley, Massachusetts Historical Society – website

Hazen family in America – website

Francis Parratt – website

The Tenney family, or the descendants of Thomas Tenney, of Rowley, Massachusetts, 1638-1890 (1891)

The descendants of Thomas Tenney of Rowley, Massachusetts (1638-1904, revised with partial records of Prof. Jonathan Tenney. From  1904)

New England families, genealogical and memorial (A record of the achievements of her people in the making of commonwealths and the founding of a nation. From 1914)

New England families, genealogical and memorial; a record of the achievements of her people in the founding of a nation (1916)

History of the Atwood family, in England and the United States. (Appended is a short account of the Tenney family – 1888)

War diary of Luman Harris Tenney, 1861-1865 (1914)

A genealogical record (Includes two generations in female lines of families, spelling their name Spofford, Spafford, Spafard, and Spaford, descendants of John Spofford and Elizabeth Scott, who emigrated, in 1638, from Yorkshire, England, and settled at Rowley, Essex County, Mass – 1888)

Genealogy of the Tenney family  (More particularly of the family of Daniel Tenney, and Sylvia Kent, his wife … of Laporte, … Ohio, from 1634 and 1638 to 1875. From 1875)

A Discourse, (Delivered at Nottingham-West, New-Hampshire, October 29, 1822, at the funeral of Mrs. Lucy W. Tenney, consort of Dr. Daniel Tenney)

Biographical sketch of Rollin Q. Tenney (1918)

Gazetteer of Grafton county, N. H. 1709-1886 (1886)

A History of Dartmouth College (Includes the town of Hanover, New Hampshire. From 1891)

Town Records (The records of the town of Hanover, New Hampshire, 1761-1818  from 1905)

History of Hartford, Vermont, July 4, 1761-April 4, 1889. The first town on the New Hampshire grants chartered after the close of the French war (1889)

The early records of the town of Rowley, Massachusetts, 1639-1672 (Volume 1 of the printed records of the town from 1894)

The history of Rowley (Anciently including Bradford, Boxford, and Georgetown, from the year 1639 to the present time. From 1840)

Rowley historical society (Rowley, Mass. [from old catalog])

History and genealogy of the Jewetts of America :

  • Volume 1 (A record of Edward Jewett, of Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire, England, and of his two emigrant sons, Deacon Maximilian and Joseph Jewett, settlers of Rowley, Massachusetts, in 1639; also of Abraham and John Jewett, early settlers of Rowley, and of the Jewetts who have settled in the United States since the year 1800. From 1908) Volume 1
  • Volume 2 (History and genealogy of the Jewetts of America; a record of Edward Jewett, of Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire, England, and of his two emigrant sons, Deacon Maximilian and Joseph Jewett, settlers of Rowley, Massachusetts, in 1639; also of Abraham and John Jewett, early settlers of Rowley, and of the Jewetts who have settled in the United States since the year 1800. From 1908)
  • Volume 3 (History and genealogy of the Jewetts of America; a record of Edward Jewett, of Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire, England, and of his two emigrant sons, Deacon Maximilian and Joseph Jewett, settlers of Rowley, Massachusetts, in 1639; also of Abraham and John Jewett, early settlers of Rowley, and of the Jewetts who have settled in the United States since the year 1800. From 1908)

Vital records of Bradford (Massachusetts, to the end of the year 1849. From 1907)

Bradford Burial Ground (Bradford Town Records – website)

History of Rowley (Anciently including Bradford, Boxford and Georgetown, From the year 1639 to the present time. By Thomas Gage.)

The Boynton Family (A genealogy of the descendants of William and John Boynton, who emigrated from Yorkshire, England, in 1638, and settled at Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts. From 1897)

The Wood Family (Sackville, N. B., being a genealogy of the line from Thomas Wood, of Rowley, Mass., born about 1634, to Josiah Wood, of Sackville, N. B., born in 1843. From 1904)

The Royal Ancestry of Deacon Levi Tenney (1928) Available for checkout via Open Library

The Journal of American genealogy – available to read online

The Pioneers of Massachusetts (A descriptive list, drawn from records of the colonies, towns and churches and other contemporaneous documents. From 1900)
Essex Institute historical collections :

Bulletin of the Essex Institute:

Calendars of administrations in the Consistory court of Lincoln, A.D. 1540-1659

Tenny, Henry, Lynber Magna, 1558: Ai, 67 (Act-Book: vol 1, pg 67)
Tenny, Alice, Great Limber, 1601: Avi, 133; B I, 113 (Act-Book: vol 6, pg 133;Admi
Tenny, Thomas, yeoman ….1619: B I, 219 (

Calendars of Lincoln wills (Volume 28)

Tenny, Tho., Limber 1593, 251
Tenny, Wm., Limber 1591ii, 127

Lincolnshire (Volume 2)

Tennye, Nicholas (musician, Louth)
d. 1607; daughter d. 1601: LA: LOUTH PAR/1/2, pp348, 371

Lincolnshire Notes and Queries (A Quarterly Journal…devoted to the Antiquities, Parochial)