Looking for any information on the descendants or ancestors of 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. Children of Henry Tench and Unknown were:
James Tench b. 1760-1770 md Sarah Williams 1 June 1786 in Prince George County, Va
Sukey Tench b. 1760-1770 md. Abraham Johnston 7 Jan 1787 in Prince George County, Va
John Tench b. 1760-1770
Henry Tench II b. 1760-1770 d. 1809-1810 Petersburg, Dinwiddie Co, Va.
Henry Tench II md. abt 1790 to Nancy Archer dau of John Archer and Millison Barrow. Nancy was born 24 Feb 1769 in Dinwiddie Co, Va and died 17 May 1847 in Petersburg, Dinwiddie Co, Va. She was buried 18 May 1847 in Blandford Cemetary, Petersburg, Dinwiddie Co, Va. In the 1810 Census of Petersburg, Dinwiddie County, Va., Nancy is listed as head of household with 6 children. Children of Henry Tench and Nancy Archer are:
Daughter b. 1795-1800
Elizabeth Brown Tench (named for Henry II's mother?) b. 1 Feb 1799 Petersburg, Dinwiddie Co, Va. D. 8 Jan 1846 of Bilious Pleurisy in Petersburg, Dinwiddie Co, Va. Buried 10 Jan 1846 in Blandford Cemetary, Petersburg, Dinwiddie Co, Va. Md. Archibald Williams
Daughter b. 1800-1810
Son b. 1800-1810
William Tench b. 1807
Archer Tench b. 26 Nov 1809 Petersburg, Dinwiddie Co, Va. D. 1838
Archer Tench md. Elizabeth Ann (A.J.) Deloach 28 July 1831 in Raleigh, Wake Co, NC. Elizabeth Ann aka Elizabeth A.J. Deloach was the daughter of Brittain and Catherine Deloach and the 6th generation descendant of the French Huguenot Michael Des Loges, born 1645 in France or England. She was born abt 1809 in Johnston Co, NC and died 14 Dec 1836 in Raleigh, Wake Co, NC from complications of child birth. The children of Archer Tench and Elizabeth Ann (A.J.) Deloach were:
Mary Louisa Tench, B. 28 May 1832
Martha Ann Elizabeth Tench, B. 22 April 1834 D. 18 Dec 1835
Elizabeth Ann Tench, B. 10 Dec 1836 D. 26 Jan 1837
After the death of Elizabeth Ann (A.J.) Deloach-Tench, it is unclear if Archer died in Wake County, NC or in Petersburg, Dinwiddie Co, Va. We do know that his only surviving daughter, Mary Louisa Tench was sent back to Petersburg, Dinwiddie Co, Va to reside with Archer's family. Mary Louisa married 1)William B Underhill 3 Aug 1848 in Petersburg, Dinwiddie Co, Va. 2) Oscar Vaughan 30 April 1873 Petersburg, Dinwiddie Co, Va.
If anyone has any information about these descendants or ancestors, please contact me here or email me directly at Itb4me2@aol.com
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