TENNEY Elizabeth

Female 1632 - 1726  (~ 94 years)


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  • Name TENNEY Elizabeth 
    Born CA 1632  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • (calculated based on her having died 1725/6 in her 91st year.)
    Gender Female 
    Church Member 17 Jan 1669  Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • (dismissed from church in Rowley, Mass., to church at Bass River [Beverly].)
    _UID 6BF698A069C2455A8AB8FD179198105648E3 
    Died 6 Jan 1725/6  Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • (died in her 91st [sic] year - this should read 94th year. Essex Antiquarian says the gravestone reads 7 Jan so, perhaps, this is the date she was buried.)
    Buried 7 Jan 1725/6  Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4
    Address:
    Old North Beverly Cemetery AKA Ancient North Beverly Cemetery, C 
    Elizabeth (Tenney) (Woodbury) Dodge gravestone & footstone
    Elizabeth (Tenney) (Woodbury) Dodge gravestone & footstone

    Here lyes ye Body of
    M'rs Elizabeth Dodge
    Wife to Cap't John
    Dodge who died
    January ye 7 1725
    In ye 94'th year of
    her Age.


    Plot: Plan No. 4, Grave 30
    Notes 
    • By Charla Woodbury March 01, 2012 at 09:25:20

      I know that you won't believe this, but I believe that there were two Elizabeth Tenneys who were both daughters of William Tenney.They both married a John Woodbury.

      Here is the source information that I have:

      ELIZABETH TENNEY born 9 Apr 1642 in Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts to William and Katherin was married about 1669 to JOHN WOODBURY the son of Humphery. She died 16 Apr 1689 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts.He died 22 Jan 1715/1716. He married Ales Blish 2 Jul 1690 as a second wife.
      CHILDREN: Elizabeth, Mary, Ruth, Sarah, Samuel, Peter, Susannah, Rebecca

      ELIZABETH TENNEY born about 1632 was married about 1653 to JOHN WOODBURY the son of John and Agnes Napper. He died on board the HMS CROWN in 1672.She remarried Capt. John Dodge about 1675 and died after him 6 Jan 1725/1726 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts.
      CHILDREN:Elizabeth, John, Abigail, Ebenezer, Hannah, Mary

      SOURCE 1
      Sidney Perley, The History of Salem, Massachusetts: vol. I 1626-1637, Salem, Mass. 1924, page 116.
      "Capt. John Dodge 2; yeoman; lived in that part of Salem, which was incorporated as Beverly in 1668; married first, Sarah Procter April 10, 1659; second, Elizabeth, widow of John Woodbury; soldier in the Narragansett war in 1675; owned a mill at Beverly; representative, 1693-1696 and 1702; died about 1715; his wife Elizabeth died, his widow, Jan. 6, 1725-6, aged ninety;."

      SOURCE 2
      Mrs. Lora A. Underhill, Woodbury Genealogy:Descendants of John and William of England and Massachusetts (manuscript typed and indexed by Ruth A. Woodbury, 1950-8), page 3, Frank B. Woodbury private papers, Rick Woodbury, Salt Lake City, UT.
      From data collected by the Woodbury Family Genealogical Society.
      "WOODBURY, JOHN 2 (John 1) b. 1626 (?) at Salem, Mass., d. 1672 in London, England, md. ELIZABETH TENNEY, dau. of Dea. William Tenney, of Rowley, b. 1632, d. 6 June 1726, ae. 94, at Beverly.Elizabeth Woodbury dismissed from church in Rowley, Mass., to church at Bass River (Beverly) Jan. 17, 1669. She md. 2nd, Capt. John 2 Dodge (Wm. 1).
      Issue: WOODBURY, 1. ELIZABETH 3, b. 18 Aug 1654 at Salem, Mass.
      2.JOHN 3, b. 15 March 1657 at Salem, Mass.
      d. 11 Jan. 1663-4 "
      3.ABIGAIL 3, b. 8 June 1660 "
      4.EBENEZER 3, bapt. 3 July 1667, prob. at Rowley, Mass.
      5.HANNAH 3, bapt. 3 July 1667, prob. at Rowley, Mass.
      6.DORCAS 3, b. 10 Feb. 1671-2 at Rowley, Mass.
      Essex Inst. Coll., Oct. 1899, p. 261-2
      NEHG Register, Vol 49; p. 249-50."

      [NOTE - daughter DORCAS not this family - Vital records of Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts, page 236, WOODENG (Wooden), Dorcas, d. John, Feb. 10, 1671.].

      This is a quick outline, but you can see the problem. Records can be difficult to find this early. The second, older Elizabeth is either a TENNEY or UNKNOWN surname. It was not unknown to name two children the same name and they both survive to have children of their own especially if there was a first wife of William Tenney which his age would suggest. The following does not show that information so it is not clear whether or not she fits into the family.

      BROTHERS: It was mentioned several times in New England records.Here is one source:
      "John Woodbury" Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Great Migration Study Project, New England Historic Genealogical Society Boston 2000 (Ancestry.com CD).

      The problem is that in those days brothers could mean "cousins". I haven't found the family in England quite yet. William lived and had children in South Petherton, Somerset, England and Misterton, Somerset, England.But there are no other Woodburys in South Petherton, but a marriage of Joan or Joanne to John Elliott in 1613 which means he came from elsewhere.


      SOURCE 3
      Geo. B. Blodgette, Early Settlers of Rowley, Mass., including all who were here before 1662 with a few generations of their descendants, Essex Institute Historical Collections, volume 24, (Salem, Mass., 1888) pages 43-70, page 46, 27 Aug 2009, Google
      .
      "109 DEACON WILLIAM TENNAY, brother of Thomas, had an acre and a half house-lot in the second division lying between the lots of Mark Prime on the north and Thomas Miller on the south, with the east end on teh street.He was ordained Deacon of our church 3 Feb., 1667-8. His wife was Katherine.He died 5 Aug., 1685 (see inventory). His will, dated 3 Aug., 1685, mentions : wife (unnamed) and four daughters, Elizabeth, Mary, and Ruth as married, Sarah as unmarried, also nephew Samuel Tenney to have L20 if he "stay with his aunt till he arrives at the age of 21 years"(Essex Probate).

      10 May, 1698, widow Katherine Tenney, then of Bradford, sold to James Bailey and Samuel Prime the house-lot in Rowley, where her late husband formerly dwelt, of about one and a half acres bounded "on ye East end on ye Town Street, on ye North side on land of ye said Prime, on ye West on ye brooke that runs through ye town and on ye South on land of Mr. Woodman" (Essex Deeds 12 : 118). Widow Katherine died in Bradford, 13 Oct., 1700.
    Person ID I114772  Noyes Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 24 Dec 2016 

    Father Deacon TENNY William,   d. 1680, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother [TENNEY],   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Bef 1632  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F46288  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Capt. WOODBURY John,   b. SAY 1629, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1672, London, City of London, Greater London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years) 
    Married Bef 1654  [3
    Children 
     1. WOODBURY Elizabeth,   b. 18 Aug 1654, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. WOODBURY John,   b. 15 Mar 1657, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1663/4, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 6 years)
     3. WOODBURY Abigail,   b. 8 Jun 1660,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. WOODBURY Ebenezer,   b. 1657,   d. 1714  (Age 57 years)
     5. WOODBURY Hannah,   c. 3 Jul 1667, Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 26 Oct 2020 
    Family ID F46287  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Capt. DODGE John,   c. 25 Dec 1636, Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1722, Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 85 years) 
    Married Bef 1676  [1
    Children 
     1. DODGE Jonathan,   b. 12 Nov 1676, Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1756, Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 26 Oct 2020 
    Family ID F46235  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S3808] Internet-Find A Grave, Find A Grave Memorial #47854014.

    2. [S300] Book-VR Beverly, MA, 2:419.

    3. [S7052] Manuscript-Woodbury Genealogy:Descendants of John and William of England and Massachusetts, p.3.

    4. [S744] Periodical-The Essex Antiquarian, v. III, n. 8, Salem, Mass., August, 1899, "Beverly Inscriptions", Ancient North Beverly Cemetery, p. 122.