Re: Tennison in Illinois
According to her obit in the McLeansboro, Hamilton Co. Illinois newspaper the LEADER, Mary Jane Tennison Overstreet was born 07 July 1818 in Greensboro, Ky. dau. of Elder Garret Tennison. Married Elder E. W. Overstreet20 Aug 1835. 1850 census shows MJ and EW living in Giles Co, Tenn.
John Tennison was born abt 1817 in Ky. 1850 census shows John, wife Elizabeth, and children residing in Sumner, Tn.1860 census shows them in Wayne Co, Illinois. One of their younger children is named Emanuel Walker O. just like Mary Janes's husband.
I was working with the idea that MJ's father might have been Gideon Tennison from clues that I picked up( 1820 census shows Gideon in Greensburgh Co Ky with 1 daughter under age 10 yrs) but the obit sent me to seeking Garret Tennison but I find nothing. Could Garret and Gideon be the same person (sic) Gideon Garret Tennison?????????
Any help would be appreciated.