TENNISON Samuel b. Abt 1789 St. Mary`s Co, Maryland d. unk: The Dennis-Tennison Family


Male Abt 1789 - unk

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  • Name TENNISON Samuel 
    Prefix [#3a(2)b] 
    Suffix Jr 
    Born Abt 1789  St. Mary`s Co, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died unk 
    Person ID I2687  Dennis/Tennison Families | Abraham
    Last Modified 2 Jan 2021 

    Father TENNISON Samuel -> [#3a(2)]    (B: ABT 1760    St. Mary`s Co, MD)    (D: abt 1798    St. Mary`s Co, MD) 
    Mother Tennison (MNU) Gibson Mary -> [#3a(2)x]    (B: ca 1760    St. Mary`s Co, MD)    (D: ca 1803    St. Mary`s Co, MD) 
    Married Abt 1785  St. Mary`s Co, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F833  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mankins Catherine "Kitty" -> [#3a(2)b]    (B: ca 1790    Unk)    (D:     Unk) 
    Married 1810  Alexandria, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. TENNISON Matthew[#3a(2)b-1]B: ca 1811Unk
     2. TENNISON Elizabeth [#3a(2)b-2]B: ca 1812Unk
     3. TENNISON Catherine[#3a(2)b-3]B: ca 1814Unk
     4. TENNISON Samuel[#3a(2)b-4]B: ca 1815Unk
     5. TENNISON Mark[#3a(2)b-5]B: ca 1812Unk
     6. TENNISON Charles Edmund[#3a(2)b-6]B: ca 1815Unk
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2020 
    Family ID F535  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 8th of Oct. 1806: Eleanor, John, Samuel, and Ann TENNISON, orphans of Samuel Tennison. No guardian named. Assessors: Rueben CRAIG, and Thomas ALLSTAN; property: St. Clement's Amor, 50 ac. (Annual Valuation and Assessments by Kirk Ranzetta.
      Aug, 1806. Jeremiah Gibson petitioned the court to allow him 3 lbs. charge of Dr. Roach against him as guardian to Samuel Tennison, a minor (Orphan Ct. Rec., Fenwick)

      In 1814 Samuel served in the War of 1812, Private, St. Mary's Co., Militia, 45Th Regt; He served 5 days during this period.
      In Jan. 13, 1815. A bill (no. 50) concerning Mathew GUY, John WOODWARD, Samuel TENNISON, and Wilfred DRURY
      "Be it enacted by the senate and house of representatives of the United States of America in congress assembled, that the secretary of the treasury be, and hereby authorized, the sum of five hundred dollars, in equal portions to Mathew Gud of Price William County in Virginia and Samuel Tennison and Wilfred Drury of St. Mary's County, Maryland or to their heirs; which sum of five hundred dollars is paid to them as evidence of the sense of entertained by the congress, of their valor and good conduct, in capturing a boat, belong to the enemy, in St. Clement's Bay, in Potomac River, in the month of December last; making prisoners of the crew, consisting of a midshipman and four seaman, with their arms, consisting of four muskets and two sabers; and also as a compensation for the prisoners so taken. "
      [A century of Lawmaking for New Nation; U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774-1875 bills and Resolutions, House of Representatives, 13th Congress, 3rd session. (Library of Congress).]: From Linda Reno, Dec, 2004 Charles County Rootsweb.
      28th of Feb., 1817- House of Representatives- An act that money be paid to Samuel Tennison, his legal representative of said county. [NationalIntelligencer Newspaper Abstracts, 1814-1817]

      In 1817 Samuel sells land in SMC, MD and is not in 1820 Census of SMC, MD

      Comment: Another researcher provided the names of the children. In her web post (MDCharles Rootweb, 2004) she states this family was known to have come from the "Sandy Bar Plantation across the river from the light house the plot of land was shaped like a bonnet. It is thought to be the area which is now called St. Clement's Island.