- Named as son of Abraham Tennison,
Source: Will of Abraham Tennison, Dec 1821, filed in Rutherford Co., TN "my sons Hiram and Archibald.."
This Hiram was created to hold the slot until the correct particulars of the Hiram named in his fathers will can be researched. Presented below.
A marriage in Rutherford Co.,TN may lead to a clue, an Abraham Tennison married Mildred Caraghan on 17 March 1824. Surety was Archilbold Tennison. The reason that this marriage should be considered is that one of Hiram's sisters, Elizabeth married Hugh Carnahan. It is possible that this son of Hiram Abraham, Sr. possibly names his last son after his own name, Hence the Hiram named in the senior's will could possibly be named Abraham Hiram, Jr. and while the senior was alive the junior used the name of Abraham during his younger years. Note that the senior Hiram Abraham dies the next year after this marriage.
The following is provided to help evaluate this family connection.
Letter from Hiram Carnahan to Jame Carnahan, March 10 (or 16th), 1832;
To James Carnhan and wife at Bradelville, Cannon County, Tennessee from nephew Hiram Carnahan in Old Mines. Washington County, Missouri. Mentions his mother, Aunt Nancy King, Uncle Solomon, Uncle Edmond Tennison, Uncle Arch, sisters Jane, and Mayay and brother John and Uncle Hiram
[Following abstracted Sue Dennis Green]
Will of April; 25, 1825 Rutherford Co.,TN [Hiram] Abraham Tennison
And my children, that have left me, I have given them their share, which is ....... And my plantation I now live on I allow to be equally divided between my sons HIRAM and ARCHIBALD and to cast lots for choice, and I give unto my son HIRAM on Sorrel mare called Stockings, and one stud colt called Rinard and what he make on planation, to be his own except what goes to the support of of my wife and family.
.....and I give my son ARCHIBALD one grey mare Dull, one cow and calf and one bed and furniture, and at my wife's death, I allow my son HiIRAM to have all the property that I have not named to do with as he pleases. And lastly I ordain my son SOLOMON TENNISON and ALEXANDER LORANCE, Executor of this my last will and testament. ......
witness Britton Price, John Wilson], James King
recorded Dec 1, 1825 Rutherford Co., TN
Some info from Faye Tennyson Davidson on this line: Abraham (b. 1730); Hiram Abraham (b. 1760); and this Hiram Abraham (b. ca. 1805).
Birth location from census records; death date from Family
The Abraham Tennison family moved before 1790 to Rowan Co., NC.; moved to Rutherford County. TN before 1821. Before 1832 to Washington Co., MO. Other sons of Abraham, Sr (b. 1730) moved to Davison Co., TN; Rutherford Co., TN; Williamson Co., TN; and Cherokee Co., AL