TENNISON Elizabeth

TENNISON Elizabeth

Female 1802 - 1835  (33 years)

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  • Name TENNISON Elizabeth 
    Prefix [T-76.1] 
    Born 1802  Allens Fresh, Charles Co, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Jan 1835  Allens Fresh, Charles Co, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I271  Dennis/Tennison Families
    Last Modified 24 Jul 2019 

    Father TENNISON Absalom (Absolam) #76  (Age ~ 51 years) 
    Mother TENNISON (Farr/morgan) Eleanor  (Age 59 years) 
    Married Jan 1799  St. Mary`s Co, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F103  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith


      Jan. 3, 1835 - The St. Mary's Co., Md. will of Elizabeth Tennison, probated Feb. 10, 1835, leaves to:
      --sister Maria Raley, wife of William Raley, my Negro girl named Mary during her life and then Mary is devised to her daughters, Elizabeth Ann Shercliffe and Eleanor Cleary Shercliffe.
      --sister Mary Ann Tennison, my big trunk.
      --mother (unnamed), my saddle, cloak, and black silk frock.
      --nephew Edward F. Tennison, my looking glass.
      --sisters Maria Raley and Mary Ann Tennison, the remainder of my clothing divided equally.
      Executor: none specified.
      Witnesses: none listed.
      Source: Reno, Linda D., "St. Mary's County, Maryland Wills, 1821-1835," pp. 163-4.

      Comment: The depositions of Charles Morgan and Sarah Raley state that while Mr. Morgan was writing the will, Miss Tennison died suddenly though she had been sick for some time. The deposition of Enoch Copsey states the he heard William Raley, who married a sister of the deceased, give notice on 2/9 to the mother and Miss Ann, the sister of the deceased, that the will was scheduled for probate on 2/10, and that they both stated that they had no objection to will as it stood.

      Charles County Maryland Will Book WDM-15, 1825-1833; {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 351.
      Absalom Tennison, Will, February 2, 1830; March 28, 1830
      I, Absalom Tennison of CC, being at present in a sickly state of health, but of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding;
      To daughter Maria Shercliff during her life, 1/3 part of two tracts of land lying adjacent each other in St. Mary's County called "Shercliff" containing 150 acres and the other a mill seat containing about 20 acres but by me of Joseph Howard.
      To three daughters of daughter Maria Shercliff, namely Elizabeth Shercliff, John Francis Shercliff and Clarissa Shercliff the profits of the other 2/3 of aforesaid land during their minority and then to them at age.
      To son Absalom Tennison, negro Louis now in his possession.
      To daughter Elizabeth Tennison, negro Mary.
      To daughter Ann Tennison, negro Louisa.
      To grandson, Edward Francis Tennison, negro George.
      To grandson, John Edmund Tennison, negro Thomas.
      To daughter Henrietta Knight, negro Jim.
      To wife Eleanor during her life, all the residue of my personal property and then to my children and grandchildren.
      Item: son Absalom to be guardian of my grandchildren Edward Francis Tennison and John Edmund Tennison.
      Executor: son Absalom Tennison
      Signed: February 2, 1830 Absalom Tennison
      Wit: George D. Parnham, Samuel J. Briscoe, Calistus Lancaster