George M Tennyson1

#6180, (January 1841 - 29 August 1922)


Rebecca Ann Hook b. 1841, d. 1915
Children 1.Mary Elizabeth Tennyson+7 (1863 - 1949)
 2.Emily Tennyson4 (c 1865 - )
 3.Minerva J Tennyson8 (1868 - 1930)
Birth*January 1841He was born in January 1841 at Warrick Co., IndianaG.2 
Marriage*16 February 1862He married Rebecca Ann Hook, daughter of Mathias Hook and Sarah Tabers, on 16 February 1862 at Warrick Co., IndianaG.3 
30 August 1870He and Rebecca Ann Hook appeared on the census of 30 August 1870 at Skelton Twp., Warrick Co., IndianaG; fam 53 George Tennison (66.)4 
15 June 1880He and Rebecca Ann Hook appeared on the census of 15 June 1880 at Skelton Twp., Warrick Co., IndianaG.5 
11 June 1900He appeared on the census of 11 June 1900 at Skelton Twp., Warrick Co., IndianaG.2 
Obituary19 May 1922Obituary for George M Tennyson was published on 19 May 1922 at Boonville Standard, Warrick Co., IndianaG.6 
Death*29 August 1922He died on 29 August 1922 at Tennyson, Warrick Co., IndianaG, at age 81.1 


  1. [S655] Barrett Family from Michigan Tree, tbarrett66, owner, online \\. Hereinafter cited as Barrett Family FT.
  2. [S5] 1900 U.S. Federal Census. George (59), b. IN Jan 1841, parents b. IN, farmer; Rebecca (59), b. KY Jun 1841, , father b. PA, mother b. KY, 5 ch., 3 living; marr. 38 yrs.
  3. [S1605] Indiana Select Marriages Index 1748-1993, online, Rebecca Hook and George Tennison [sic], marr. Warrick Co. 16 Feb 1862; ref. no. 127.
  4. [S18] 1870 U.S. Federal Census. G M (29), farmer, b. IN; Rebecca (29), b. IN.
  5. [S17] 1880 U.S. Federal Census. George (39), farmer, b. and mother b. IN, father b. TN; Rebecca (39), b. and mother b. KY, father b. WV.
  6. [S523] Marsha Bryant, compiler, "Marsha's Warrick Web", online; Obituaries, Tennyson, George M. V.: "N MEMORY OF GEORGE M.V. TENNYSON
    Died, April 29, 1922, at his home in Tennyson, after an illness of only six days' duration, George M.V. Tennyson, one of our oldest citizens and the man who gave our town its name, at the advanced age of 82 years, surrounded by children and grandchildren, who did all that could be done to make his days happy.
    After the death of his wife, Rebecca Hale Tennyson, with whom he had walked the path of life for over fifty years, which occurred Jan. 5, 1915, he lived on at the old home where they started housekeeping.
    Their home was ever open to the homeless, and the care and devotion which the children, grandchildren, relatives and neighbors showed him in his declining years proved the esteem in which he was held.
    Of the family of five children, three daughters survive him: Mrs. Minerva J. Rhodes of Boonville, Mrs. Elizabeth Simpson and Mrs. Emma Byers of Evansville; besides a brother, James Tennyson, and Mrs. Jonas Hinman of Boonville and Martin Hook of Newburgh, brother and sister of his wife, also 18 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
    Funeral services were conducted at the home May 1, by Rev. Pearson, and the remains were laid to rest by the side of his wife and two little sons at Garrison cemetery.
    Even down to old age all his people shall prove His matchless, eternal, unchangeable love.And when hoary hair shall their temples adorn, Like lambs they shall still in His bosom be born.",.
  7. [S198] Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941 [database], Jordan Dodd, Liahona Research and Works Progress Administration, compilers, online, Mary E Simpson (Tennyson), age 19, dau. of G Tennyson and Rebecca Hook, marr. [no groom] Warrick Co. 21 Apr 1882.
  8. [S1672] Indiana Death Certificates 1899-2011/2017, Indiana State Board of Health, Death Certificates, 1900–2011, Certificates 1930, roll 6, img. 1798/2997. State Reg. 16795. Minerva J Rhodes, b. Tennyson IN 27 Jul 1868, dau. of George Tennyson (b. Tennyson IN) and Hook (KY); wid. of Truman Rhodes, d. Boehne Hospital, Venderburgh Co., 8 May 1930, age 62, pulmonary tuberculosis; inf. Arch Rhodes, Boonville IN; bur. Tennyson IN 10 May 1930, online