Male 1774 - 1857  (82 years)

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  • Name TENNISON John B. 
    Title 1774 
    Prefix [IG.2] 
    Born 8 Dec 1774  Prince George Co, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Nov 1857  Lauderdale Co, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I9300  Dennis/Tennison Families | Ignatius Nevitte Tennison, son John Tennison
    Last Modified 29 Oct 2020 

    Father TENNISON Ignatius (Ignatious) Nevitte  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Mother TENNISON (Mnu) Lucrecia  (Age 82 years) 
    Married Bef 1765 
    • Asa and His father, Ignatius sold 150 acres on Hogans Creek, Caswell Co., NC in 1809. In 1810 Asa purchased 100 acres in Greens Co., Ky
    Family ID F50  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family TENNISON (Mnu) Nancy  (Age ~ 86 years) 
    Married ca 1798  North Carolina (probably) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Moved to Green Co., KY in 1817. John H. and sons moved on to Lauderdale Co., AL. Several of female children and families also relocated there.
     1. TENNISON Nancy M  (Age 65 years)BORN: 1796 DIED: aft 1860
     2. FORD (Tennison) MaryBORN: ca 1802
    +3. TENNISON Ignatious H. (Ignatius)  (Age 49 years)BORN: 1802 DIED: aft 1850
     4. ARNETT (Tennison) Elizabeth "Besty"BORN: bef 1808 DIED: UNK
    +5. TENNISON John Washington  (Age 88 years)BORN: 15 Jun 1809 DIED: 1898
     6. RUARK (Tennison) Sarah B  (Age ~ 87 years)BORN: Mar 1813 DIED: aft 1900
    Last Modified 1 Sep 2017 
    Family ID F3405  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • John B. Tennison owned land in Caswell Co., NC as early as 1797 and purchased land in Caswell Co., as late as 1815. The rest of Ignatius Family moved in 1811 to Green Co., KY John B Tennison family did not move to Green Co., KY until 1817. The 1820 Census of Green Co., KY lists John as John B. DENNISON.
      John B. and wife Nancy sold their land in Green Co., Ky in a 1835 transaction. They moved to Lauderdale Co., AL as early as October 1836. Two of their married daughters and families also moved that year.

      In the 1840 Census "Jno B" Tennison family had 6 Free White, no Free Colored or Slaves.
      white persons 20-49 = 2;
      white Males 60-69 = 1; Free white males 15 thru 19 = 1
      white Females 60-69 = 1; white females 15-19 = 1;
      white females 20-29 =1; females 30-39 = 1

      John B Tennison purchased land in Lauderdale, AL on 10 Mar. 1852. Meridian Huntsville; Township 2-S; Range 10-W; Section 8. (Information from U.S. General Land Office Records, 1776-2015.

      We are lucky to have a record of the birth and christening of John B Tennison. The family lived in St. John's Parish of Prince Georges' County, MD. when the birth of John B. DENNES [sic] son of Ignatius DENNES and Lucreasy [sic; Lucretia], b. Dec 8, 1774. at Board Creek in King George's Parish, Prince George., MD. Note different Parrish in the later christening year.
      [Colonial Settlers of Prince's George Co., MD, pg. 95 , Elise G Jourdan] - fr. Ralph Smith
      [Birth and Christening records of St. John's Parish Prince George, MD.] -Carol Pittman

      Some researchers quote John B's birth date as 1784 and death date 1898 (instead of 1857.)