Revised Tennis Family Tree--Jesse, Wilson & Adison Tennis
March 22, 2004
Dear Tennis Family Members,
Thank you so much for the genealogical research you have completed.You have definitely lightened my load as I search for my ancestors.Additionally, it appears that we may share progenitors.
I am researching my great-grandfather’s ancestor line.His name was Jessie Wilson Tennis (b. Feb 2, 1878 in Finley Township, Christian County, Missouri).I have his father as Wilson Tennis, born 1826, OH.His mother was Wilson Tennis’ fourth wife named Nancy (maiden name unknown) Edwards.(Please see 1900 US Census Place: Finley Twp, Christian, Missouri: Household 149.
I wrote you a letter earlier, but I am now telling you that I have found the error that I made earlier and have my family tree corrected.
The other wives of Wilson Tennis are in chronological order of their marriage dates:Martha E. (from Tennessee, first born child William A. Tennis, 1849).Mary C. Draper married Wilson September 24, 1864.No children have been found.Sarah A. Lomireson married Wilson November 17, 1867.No children have been found for this marriage.The fourth wife is Nancy (maiden name unknown) Edwards.She was born April 1836 in IL.Her first born child with Wilson was named Joseph C., born 1869. Lastly a woman named Cassander N.A. married Wilson August 16, 1905.I have no record of her having children.
My research confirms that Wilson Tennis’ father was Adison Tennis, or as captured in one US Census Addyson Tevnis, born 1804 OH.He married Lucinda Laney.She was from Frederick County, VA, born April 29, 1810.They were married November 10, 1825 in Jackson, Brown Co, OH.Adison’s father is Jesse Tennis, born about 1776.He married Mary Wilson, and she was born about 1772.His father was Joshua Tennis, b. 1735 in St. Mary, Maryland and his father was Absalom Tennison.
Now if you can spot any errors in my research, or if you have additional information, I would greatly appreciate hearing from you.You can email, write or phone me.All the contact information is in the above letterhead.If you have photographs of any of these individuals, I would like to work with you to receive a scanned copy.
As to Lucinda Laney, I have her parents as John Laney and Elizabeth Taylor, and his parents as Samuel Laney and Elizabeth, out of VA.Elizabeth Taylor's parents are William Taylor and Ann _____ (I have not found her maiden name yet.)
I want to recognize the fine research of James R. Maples of Springfield, MO.His excellent reliance on primary sources and the additional threads of information my aging wonderful Tennis family gave me helped correct earlier errors.
Again my sincere thanks for contacting me and sharing any information you might have.
I look forward to hearing from you.