Rebecca Ann Hook1

#6181, (16 June 1841 - 6 January 1915)
Father*Mathias Hook1
Mother*Sarah Tabers1


George M Tennyson b. 1841, d. 1922
Children 1.Mary Elizabeth Tennyson+8 (1863 - 1949)
 2.Emily Tennyson5 (c 1865 - )
 3.Minerva J Tennyson9 (1868 - 1930)
Bro. Martin Hook, sister Mrs. Jonas Hinman.2 
Her married name was Tennyson.3 
Birth*16 June 1841She was born on 16 June 1841 at Hancock Co., KentuckyG.1,4 
Marriage*16 February 1862She married George M Tennyson on 16 February 1862 at Warrick Co., IndianaG.3 
30 August 1870She and George M Tennyson appeared on the census of 30 August 1870 at Skelton Twp., Warrick Co., IndianaG; fam 53 George Tennison (66.)5 
15 June 1880She and George M Tennyson appeared on the census of 15 June 1880 at Skelton Twp., Warrick Co., IndianaG.6 
Death*6 January 1915She died on 6 January 1915 at Tennyson, Warrick Co., IndianaG, at age 73.1,7 


  1. [S1672] Indiana Death Certificates 1899-2011/2017, Indiana State Board of Health, Death Certificates, 1900–2011, Certificates 191-1919, roll 21, img. 1760/1972. No. 353. Rebecca Ann Tennyson, b. KY 16 Jun 1841, dau. of Mathias Hook and Sarah Tabers, both b. KY; wife of Geo. M V Tennyson, housewife, d. 6 Jan 1915, Skelton Twp., Warrick Co. IN, age 73y 6m 21d, pneumonia; inf. Geo. Tennyson, res. Tennyson IN; bur. Garrison Cemetery 8 Jan 1915, online
  2. [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.",.
  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. [S655] Barrett Family from Michigan Tree, tbarrett66, owner, online \\. Hereinafter cited as Barrett Family FT.
  5. [S18] 1870 U.S. Federal Census. G M (29), farmer, b. IN; Rebecca (29), b. IN.
  6. [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.
  7. [S523] Marsha Bryant, "Marsha's Warrick Web", online, Obituaries, Tennyson, George M. V.; gives her name as Rebecca Hale Tennyson, d. 5 Jan 1915.
  8. [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.
  9. [S1672] Indiana Death Certificates 1899-2011, 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.