The Faces of Warren Plummer & Eliza Ann (Pease) Tenney of New Hampshire and Vermont

wp-and-eliza-tenney-watermarkedThe faces of Eliza Ann Pease and her second husband, Warren Plummer Tenney, peer out from worn and speckled photographs. These are gem-sized pictures, designed to be inserted into jewelry, that managed to remain in their paper wrappers, and were taken after their marriage in 1861. 

Warren Plummer and Eliza (Pease) Tenney had some things in common. Both were born in the 1830’s in New England.  Both had lived in Vermont and in New Hampshire. Warren was a Civil War veteran, serving as a Corporal in the Union Army, in Co. H, 10th Regiment Vermont Infantry. Eliza had been married prior to her marriage to Warren–to Wilbur Tenney, a distant cousin to her second husband, Warren.


See “The Tenney Family, Or., The Descendants of Thomas Tenney of Rowley, by M.J. Tenney, Jonathan Tenney, 1904.

Thomas Tenney & Ann [The Tenney Family, p.10]

Dea. John Tenney & Mercy Parrat [p 13, 2-1], son of Thomas & Ann

Deacon Samuel Tenney & 2nd wife Sarah Boynton [page 22, 9-2]**
—-to Warren Plummer Tenney—-
Daniel Tenney & Sarah Kimball (67-IV-9, page 39-40)
Dea. Thomas Tenney & Hannah Stickney (217-V-67, page 66)
Asa Tenney & Polly Hale ( 511-VI-217, page 126)
David Tenney & Persis Plummer (1226-VII-511, page 252)
Warren Plummer Tenney (in photo, 2nd husband of Eliza Pease)
—–to Wilbur C. Tenney—–
Samuel Tenney & Sarah Worcester [p 37], son of Elder Samual & Sarah (Boynton) Tenney [64-9]
Samuel Tenney (1725-?) & Sarah Tyler [p. 58, 196-64] son of Samuel and Sarah Worcester
Amos Tenney (1761-1829) & Mary Chapin [p. 111] son of Samuel & Sarah Tyler 421. 196-64
Joel Tenney (1793-1881) & Lovina Messinger
Wilbur C. Tenney (1st husband of Eliza Pease)

—————–Warren’s TENNEY line——————-

Elder Samuel Tenney & Sarah Boynton [64-9] [See Tenney Genealogy]
Daniel Tenney & Sarah Kimball (67-IV-9, page 39-40)
Dea. Thomas Tenney & Hannah Stickney (217-V-67, page 66)

Asa Tenney, son of Deacon Thomas & Hannah (Stickney) Tenney was b 21 Nov 1757 in Bradford MA, d 5 Jan 1818; He married Oct 1780 to Polly “Patty” Hale, daughter of Samuel Hale of Bradford MA. She died 27 August 1831, aged 77 years. Asa Tenney moved to Londonderry NH about 1797. He was a comb maker who became a farmer, a property owner, and a good citizen. He was a veteran of the American revolution, enlisting 30 Nov 1775, marched for the defense of Cape Ann. He also marched to Cambridge MA on the alarm of 19 April 1775 (Rev. Roll., Boston). Presbyterian.
Children of Asa & Polly (Hale) Tenney:
1. Hannah Tenney, b. 29 July 1781; m. March 1782 in Bradford MA Jonathan Savory who settled in Londonderry NH.
2. +David Tenney, b. 8 April 1790 Bradford MA

Home of Mary J. Tenney

Home of Albert & Mary J. (Dickey) Tenney in Londonderry NH from Willey’s Semi-Centennial Book of Nutfield

David Tenney, son of Asa & Polly (Hale) Tenney was b. 8 April 1790 in Bradford MA and d 19 June 1847 of consumption. He m. 24 Dec 1816 in Londonderry NH to Persis Plummer, daughter of Capt. Abel & Elizabeth (Hale) Plummer. She was b. 28 August 1796 in Londonderry NH and d 27 June 1887 in Londonderry NH. They lived in Londonderry NH. He was a selectman there in 1847.
Children of David & Persis (Plummer) Tenney:
1. Eliza Hale Tenney b 19 Dec 1817, d. 12 Dec 1846; m. 12 Nov 1840 James M. Gilchrist of Londonderry NH
2. Albert Tenney, b. 9 Dec 1819 Londonderry NH; m1) 19 April 1842 Mary Ann Young.  He m2d) Mary Jane Dickey. She was a granddaughter of Gen. John Stark. Lived Londonderry NH and  Lawrence MA.
3. Charles Tenney b 1 Nov 1821 Londonderry NH; m. 6 Apr 1843 Eliza Coffin Peabody. Lived Londonderry NH and Gilead Maine. 5 children.
4. Persis Fanny Tenney, b. 4 Oct 1823, d. 26 Sep 1906 Londonderry NH; m. Deacon David Anderson. Lived Londonderry NH, 6 children.
5. David Tenney, b. 17 Nov 1825; m. 23 Sep 1844 in Derry NH to Mary A. Parker.
6. Mary Tenney b 6 Oct 1827; m. Jonathan Warren Peabody; buried Glen Wood Cemetery, Londonderry NH. Lived in Londonderry NH; 2 children.
7. Martha Tenney, b. 28 Oct 1829
8. Arley Plummer Tenney, b. 30 Dec 1831, d. 18 March 1842
9. ***Warren Plummer Tenney [in photo], b. 30 Jan 1834; enlisted at Weston VT 4 Aug 1862 in Co. H, 10th Vt Regiment; discharged 27 June 1865 a mechanic. He m. 14 Feb 1861 Elivra Pease who d. 20 April 1873. He m2) Mary Emma Twitchell.
10. Lydia Curtis Tenney, b 29 Sep 1836; m. 7 Apr 1853 Asa Augustus Peabody.

——————Wilbur’s TENNEY line——————-

Joel Tenney, son of Amos & Mary (Chaffin/Chapin) Tenney was born 26 June 1793 in Hancock, Hillsborough Co. NH and d. 6 June 1881. He married 20 March 1817 in Lancaster, Worcester Co MA to Lovina Messinger, daughter of Samuel & Levina (?) Messinger. She was b. 21 Sep 1796 in Stoddard, Cheshire Co. NH and d. 23 March 1825. She is buried in Marlow Village Cemetery, Marlow NH [see p. 218 The Tenney Family]. He m2d) Jane Thompson. She was b. 15 Feb 1803 Marlow NH and d. 10 April 1844. Resided Hancock NH, moved to Marlow NH. The first store at South Marlow NH was opened by Joel Tenney. He also had a farm.
Children of Joel & Lovina (Messinger) Tenney:
1. Elvira Tenney, b. 7 Nov 1819 Lempster, Sullivan Co. NH; d. 28 March 1844; buried Marlow Village Cemetery, Marlow NH
2. Rebecca Tenney, b 16 May 1821 Hancock NH; m. 12 Nov 1843 Elbridge G. Gardner. Resided Weymouth MA. Had daughter, Carrie Lavina Gardner, b. 26 June 1856; m. William Spencer.
3. Lovina/Lavina Tenney, b 21 July 1823 Hancock NH, d. 13 Feb 1909 Norwell MA; m. 5 Nov 1842 Alvin W. “Alvan” Hitchcock of Rockingham VT, resided Malden MA. Had child: Alvin W. Hitchcock b 16 May 1849; m. with 3 children.
4. +Wilber T./C. Tenney, b. 20 March 1825 Hancock NH.

Wilber C. Tenney, son of Joel & Lovina (Messinger) Tenney, b. 20 March 1825 in Hancock, Hillsborough Co. NH, d. 6 Dec. 1854 in Weston, Windsor Co VT. He is buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Weston VT; He m. 14 March 1850 in Nashua NH to Eliza Ann “Anna” [Elivra A.] Pease [in photo], daughter of Nelson & Anna (Hamilton) Pease. She was b. 30 June 1831 in Weston, Windsor Co. VT and d. 20 April 1873 in Marlow, Cheshire Co. NHShe is buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Weston VT. She m2d) 14 Feb 1861 in Weston VT to Warren Plummer Tenney [in photo], son of David & Persis (Plummer) Tenney [p252 in Tenney genealogy]. He was b 30 Jan 1834 in Londonderry NH, and d. 15 April 1921 in Manchester NH [in 1920 census roomer in Manchester NH, age 85]. In 1870 living in Weston VT. He served in the Civil War, a Corporal in the Union Army, Co. H, 10th Regiment Vermont Infantry. In 1890 receiving a pension as Warren P. TENNY. He m2d) abt 1897 to Mary Emma Twichell. They must have separated, or she died, in 1900 living at 986 Elm Street, Manchester NH. At that time he was a shoe salesman. Several lodgers in his household.
Tenney, Warren P., credited to, Weston, VT, age 28, enlisted 8/4/62, mustered in 9/1/62, Corporal, Co. H, 10th Vermont Volunteer infantry, red, tr to Veteran Reserve Corp. 3/15/64, mustered out 6/27/65
1850 US Census > NH > Hillsborough > Nashua
Wilbur C Tenney M 25 New Hampshire manufacturer
Eliza A Tenney F 20 Vermont [b abt 1830 VT]
Susan M Haywood F 30 Vermont
Keltha C Ellis F 20 Vermont
Rhoda A Pease F 18 Vermont
Betsy A Pease F 17 Vermont
Emely Blodgett F 18 Vermont
1870 US Census > VT > Windsor > Weston
Warren R Tenney 37
Eliza A Tenney 40
Emma J Tenney 17
Nelson Pease 63
C Mccawley 40
Frank Cummin 24
Eugene K Peck 24
Geo H French 28
Joseph Coleman 22
Herman L Ellis 19
Children of Wilber & Eliza Ann (Pease) Tenney:
1. Mary E. Tenney, b. abt 1847-1852 Weston, Windsor Co. VT; died 11 April 1893 in Cavendish Vermont of phthisis; m. 8 April 1866 in Weston VT to Ulra T. Ross, son of Martin & Lovina (?) Ross. Child Mary E. Ross b 1873, d. 14 Nov 1878 Weston VT age 5y.; another daughter Lovina E. Ross, d. 7 Feb 1911 in Cavendish VT; married — Butler.
2. Emma J. Tenney, b abt 1854 Weston, Windsor Co. VT; she m. 25 Oct 1870 in Weston VT to Henry LaFrancis. He was b in Claremont NH (age 17)

Landscape of the town of Weston, Vermont; Jack Delano photographer. U.S. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Farm Security Administration, Library of Congress.

Landscape of the town of Weston, Vermont; Jack Delano photographer. U.S. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Farm Security Administration, Library of Congress.


John Pease (1632-1689 & Mary Goodale of England & Enfield CT
John Pease (1654-1743) & Margaret Adams of Salem MA & Enfield CT
John Pease (1678-1761) & Elizabeth Spencer of Salem MA & Enfield CT
John Pease (1726-1810) & Bathsheba Jones of Hartford CT & Enfield CT

Gideon Pease, son of John & Bathsheba (Jones) Pease was b. 18 Nov 1757 Enfield, Hartford Co. CT and d. 23 June 1824 Weston, Windsor Co. VT. He m. 11 Sep 1783 in Enfield CT to Prudence Sexton, daughter of Asahel & Patience (Farrington) Sexton. She was b. 10 May 1766 in Somers, Tolland Co CT and d. 11 May 1854 in Weston, Windsor Co. VT.
Children of Gideon & Prudence (Sexton) Pease:
1. Horace Pease
2. Martin Pease
3. Prudence Pease
4. Louisa Pease
5. Ruth Pease
6. Rhoda Pease
7. Warren Pease
8. Patience Pease
9. +Nelson Pease
10. Asahel J. Pease

Nelson Pease, son of Gideon & Prudence (Sexton) Pease, b. 1 May 1804 Windsor, Vermont, d 19 July 1882 in Weston, Windsor Co. VT; m. 1830 in Weston VT to Anna Hamilton, dau of Hans & Elizabeth Gray “Betsy (Mark) Hamilton. She was b. 15 July 1810 Weston VT, and d. 11 July 1855 Weston VT.
1850 US Census > Vermont > Windham Co. > Weston
Nelson Pease 44 M Farmer 700 VT
Anna Pease 40 F VT
Hiland Pease 14 M VT
Mary M Pease 12 F VT
Nancy J Pease 10 F VT
Lorenzo H Pease 6 M VT
Rueben Tuttle 43 M Farmer VVT Idiotic

Children of Nelson & Anna (Hamilton) Pease:
1. +Eliza Ann “Anna” [Elivra A.] Pease, daughter of Nelson & Anna (Hamilton) Pease. She was b. 30 June 1831 in Weston, Windsor Co. VT and d. 20 April 1873 in Marlow, Cheshire Co. NH [SEE her connection in Tenney family above]
2. Rhoda Ann Pease
3. Betsey Arvilla Pease
4. Hiland Nelson Pease, b. abt 1836 Weston VT, died 28 November 1876 VT; married Lydia Chapin.
5. Mary M. Pease, b abt 1838 Weston VT
6. Nancy Jane Pease, b abt 1841 Weston VT, died 2 June 1898 Weston VT of measles; married — Smith.
7. Lorin/Loren/Lorenzo H. Pease, born about 1844 VT; married 18 February 1866 in VT to Ella L. Pease.

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One Response to The Faces of Warren Plummer & Eliza Ann (Pease) Tenney of New Hampshire and Vermont

  1. What a great gift to these families! I can’t believe how much time you spend researching people who are not even related to you. I’m overwhelmed with just my own ancestors!

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