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Ancestors and Family of Brian Scott Dickson and Kathleen Ann Boyle Dickson

Ignatius N. Tennison[1, 2]

Male Abt 1755 - Abt 1812  (~ 57 years)


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  • Name Ignatius N. Tennison 
    Born Abt 1755  Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt 1812  Green Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I5917  Scott Dickson's Family
    Last Modified 7 Jul 2019 

    Children 
     1. John B. Tennison,   b. 1773, Prince George's Co., Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1857, Florence, Lauderdale Co., Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     2. Levi Tennison,   b. Bef 1775, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Asa Thomas Tennison,   b. Bef 1783, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Mary A. Tennison,   b. Bef 1790, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Jenny Dennis,   b. Abt 1773, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Elizabeth Tennison,   b. Abt 1780, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1850  (Age ~ 71 years)
     7. Sarah Tennison,   b. Abt 1785, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Tennison,   b. Abt 1788, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2021 
    Family ID F97  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1755 - Maryland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Abt 1812 - Green Co., Kentucky Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Ignatius middle name was either Nevil, Newil, Navie, or Nevin. All are seen from time to time.

      According to a the tax collection to build the first school house and pay a teacher in Green County, KY (about 1803-1806). The tax collector searched for each male in the area and collected $1. It appears that the tax collector went down the Little Barren river looking for males. The first farm North of the Green County line on the Little Barren river had two males living there alone, Richard N. Atwell and Ignatius Tennison. The second farm North of the Little Barren river was James Forbis and his wife Phoebe Bryan. She was the daughter of William Bryan and Mary Boone. William Bryan was the brother of Daniel Boone's wife and Mary Boone was the sister of Daniel Boone.

      In the will of James Forbis. Richard N. Atwell and Ignatius Tennison,neighbors of James Forbis watched him write his will and signed it as witnesses. In the will James Forbis divided up all his land and slaves among his children. It stated that he owned land on both sides of the Little Barren river. It named which slaves each child would receive.James Forbis left his wife nothing except the right to live on his land the rest of her life.

      Richard N. Atwell and Ignatius Tennison left Sarah Tennison in Caswell County, NC before 1803 and went to Green County, Ky and purchased land on the Little Barren River just North of the Green County line. They built a home and started a farm there. In 1812 they both returned to Caswell County, NC to get Sarah Tennison and all their possessions and bring them back in wagons to Green County, KY. Neighbors and relatives in Caswell County heard about it and joined the wagon train back to Green County, KY (thirteen wagons in all through the Cumberland gap).

      On any good map of KY you can find the Little Barren crossing the Green County and Metcalfe County line near Sulphur Well, KY. Metcalfe County was not created until 1859. The Little Barren river at Sulphur Well is about 20 feet wide and you can cross it without getting your knees wet. However, back in 1803 that water may have been very valuable.

      Richard N. Atwell and Ignatius Tennison also started a church called the Shady Grove Meeting House at a point on the map called Shady Grove. That church is now call the Shady Grove Baptist Church.

  • Sources 
    1. [S395] The Dennis and Tennison Families of Caswell County.

    2. [S396] Email between Jim Atwell (advanced@earthlink.net).


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