Notable Southern Families Vol I pg. 40
Deed recorded Oct 11, 1791
Henry Tench and Sarah his wife, relict of William Gary decd. of Martin's Brandon Parish, to Thomas Gary of the same for 55 pounds sell to the said Thomas Gary by estimation 75 acres "begining in the sandy bottom on William Wilkins' line, thence S.E. on the said line to Old Town Branch to Richard Gary's line, up that to a corner formerly Walpoles thence along Walpoles old line to the Old Road, thence to the begining.
Sighned by: Henry Tench and Sarah Tench
Wit:Wm. Harrison, Edward Glover
Henry Tench b. ca 1730. First wife is unknown (may have possibly been a Elizabeth Brown). Married 2) Sarah Cate Gary, widow of William Gary.
An indenture was recorded 11 Dec 1770 in Prince George County between Henry Tench and John Brown, both of Martin's Brandon Parish in Prince George, and Robert Harrison of the same place and county for 210 acres. Henry is listed in the 1790 and 1799 Land Tax of Prince George owning 105 acres, exactly half of this 210. In the 1790 Personal Tax of Prince George, Henry is listed as head of household, his son John is also listed still residing with him, but accountable for tax as well, which means he would have been 21 yo or over. Son James is listed next door as head of household. In the 1800 Personal Tax of Prince George, Sarah Tench, Henry's second wife, is listed as head of household. Henry apparently died 1799.
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