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Samuel Tenney
Birth: Nov. 27, 1748
Byfield
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Feb. 6, 1816
Exeter
Rockingham County
New Hampshire, USA

US Congressman. He graduated from Harvard in 1772 and became a school teacher in Andover, Massachusetts. He then studied medicine and began practicing in Exeter, New Hampshire. He served as a surgeon in the Revolutionary War, afterwards returning to Exeter and continuing his medical practice. Tenney was a Delegate to the New Hampshire constitutional convention in 1788, and served as Rockingham County Probate Judge from 1793 to 1800. In 1800 he was elected to the US House of Representatives as a Federalist in a special election held to full the vacancy caused by William Gordon's resignation. Tenney was reelected to three full terms, and served from December 1800 to March 1807. After leaving Congress he returned to Exeter, where he engaged in historical research and writing, as well as scientific studies, the results of which he published in numerous professional journals. His wife Tabitha Gilman was an author, and her published works included the two-volume "Female Quixotisms" and "Adventures of Dorcasina Sheldon."


By way of notation. These links are verified at Wikipedia, in The Tenney Family (published 1904), and via this Facebook biography
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 Parents:
  Nathaniel Tenney (1724 - 1810)
  Elizabeth Boynton Tenney (1731 - 1759)
 
 Spouse:
  Tabitha Gilman Tenney (1762 - 1837)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Winter Street Burial Ground
Exeter
Rockingham County
New Hampshire, USA
 
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Record added: Mar 29, 2007
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