Guide to the William Tenney Ledger, 1829-1852
Collection number: MS 196
About William Tenney
Tenney was a merchant from Chester, N.H. He was born 13 Jul 1807 and died 29 May 1891 in Chester, New Hampshire, son of Silas Tenney and Rebecca Bailey. He married Emeline Johnson Murray in 1833.
About the William Tenney Ledger
The ledger reveals that Tenney sold all kinds of farm produce and kept a variety of livestock, including oxen that he hired out for plowing and hauling timber. He frequently hired out a horse for trips to neighboring towns such as Haverhill, MA, and he did a big business in cord wood, cider, apples, and apple trees. He also tutored young boys. Among the most prominent names in the ledger are Chase, French, Green, Grover, Hale, Haseltine, Hoit, Hunkins, Ingals, Kenney, Melvin, Merrill, Niles, Osgood, Pressey, Randall, Rogers, Stevens, Tenney, and Tewksbury.
The CD-ROM, an electronic image reproduction of the ledger, was originally published by Heritage Books in Bowie, Maryland in 2000.
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William Tenney Ledger, 1829-1852, MS 196, Milne Special
Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.
Purchased: Dan Casavant, Waterville, ME, June 27, 2001 (Accession number: 2001.25)