JOHN TENNEL & family, of Maryland to Cross Creek Twp.,W. County Pa., to Kentucky
Boyd Crumrine, "History of Washington County, Pennsylvania with Biographical Sketches of Many of Its Pioneers and Prominent Men" (Philadelphia: L. H. Leverts & Co., 1882).
Cross Creek Twp. (pp. 721-742)
“JOHN TENNEL came from Maryland to Cross Creek township with ALEXANDER WELLS and family about 1772, and settled upon a tract of land six hundred acres.Included in that property were the farms now belonging to William C. Jackson, the heirs of Hugh Thompson, and a part of those owned by R. M. PATTERSON and Giles and Thomas C. Lawton.Four hundred acres of the land TENNEL located was patented to him March 26,1789, under the title of “Prague.”In 1790 he purchased more land, it being a tract that been patented by WILLIAM PATTERSON.In 1796, MR. TENNEL sold four hundred and fifty-four acres of his land, part of the tract “Prague,” and the remainder made up from the PATTERSON tract, to CAPT. JOHN JOHNSTON, who came with his family from Lancaster, Pa., and settled in this township.Having disposed of the rest of his land, MR. TENNEL removed with his large family to Kentucky.”