After further investigation, I found that Tench was married to Rhoda Elizabeth Champion. I am still trying to confirm Tench's parents. I believe his father to be William Champion (abt. 1808) and his mother may be Elizabeth Shehan based on 1850 census from Polk District, Rutherford County, NC and a death certificate for a Mary A. Smith which lists her parents as Billie Blackwell and Betsy Shehan on July 8, 1917. I have been told this is Tench's sister Mary Ann Blackwell. Please let me know if you have any further information, thank you.