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The Tennant and Allied Families in West Virginia

Updated February 25, 2013


Welcome to my Family History Page. While my main focus has been on the Tennant line, other surnames I am researching include Miner(Minor), Smith, Gorby, Pittman, Wright, Fiber, Haught, Roush, Truax and Zickefoose.

Keep in mind while you review the reports that all the information has not been verified. If you find any mistakes, would like to share data, or simply have questions concerning my sources please contact me.

Geographical locations on my site usually refer to their modern location. For instance, a number of my ancestors were born in what was then Virginia, but are listed as being born in West Virginia, the modern location.


Rick Tennant
509 Frederick St
Follansbee, WV 26037
A-United States
rtenn813@frontier.com


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Family Photos

  • Albert David Smith and Harriet Elizabeth Gorby (43 KB)
    My grandparents, Albert David Smith (1881 - 1945) and Harriet Elizabeth Gorby (1891 - 1968).
  • 7th West Virginia Volunteer Infantry - Gettysburg (36 KB)
    This is the monument dedicated to the 7th WV Volunteer Infantry located on Cemetery Hill in Gettysburg, PA. It is the unit in which my great-great uncle, Sargent Gorby, served in (although not at the time of the battle in Gettysburg).
  • Ava Elizabeth Green (94 KB)
    Myself and the latest addition to my branch of the Tennant line, my granddaughter, Ava Elizabeth Green.
  • The Tennant Memorial - Monongalia County, WV (308 KB)
    Located on Jakes Run (County Road 29). Photo courtesy of Bonnie Wilson. Markers are for Richard Tennant and his sons, Alexander, Abraham, Peter, Richard, William, Joseph and Jacob.
  • Hattie Myrtle Miner (1894 - 1951) (44 KB)
    My grandmother, Hattie Myrtle Miner (1894 - 1951), circa 1942. She is holding her grandson (my brother), William Roger Tennant (1941 - 1960).
  • Joseph Tennant Home (118 KB)
    This is the Joseph Tennant home, circa 1880. Earl L. Core's history of Monongalia County states that the house was erected about 1820. It was demolished in 1995, but the chimney still stands to this day. People in the photo are unidentified. Photo courtesy of Bonnie Wilson.
  • Michael G Gorby and Sarah Belle Fiber (63 KB)
    My great-grandparents, Michael G Gorby (1862 - 1941) and Sarah Belle Fiber (1867 - 1955), circa 1940.
  • Denny Tennant Cemetery - Monongalia County, WV (133 KB)
    This is the Denny Tennant Cemetery located near Miracle Run in Monongalia County, WV. Stones from right to left are for Denny Tennant, his wife, Elizabeth Ann Tennant, and their son, Oliver Tennant. The stone partially obscured on the left is for an infant child of Denny and Elizabeth.
  • William Harley Tennant and Bessie M Smith (29 KB)
    My parents, William Harley Tennant (1917 - 1959) and Bessie M Smith (1919 - 1996), circa 1940.
  • Peter Tennant Cemetery - Monongalia County, WV (126 KB)
    This is the Peter Tennant Cemetery, located just off Jake's Run in Monongalia County, WV. Headstones from left to right (back row) are for Peter Tennant, Elizabeth Brown Tennant (Peter's wife), the Sons of Liberty stone for Peter Tennant, an unreadable stone that is possibly the wife of Ben Ponzoo, and Ben Ponzoo (Peter's former slave).
  • William Harley Tennant (1917 - 1959) (13 KB)
    William Harley Tennant (1917 - 1959) shown during his World War II service with the US Army. Although I am not positive, the photo was probably taken at Pearl Harbor.
  • Henery Tennant - Jackson County, Ohio (43 KB)
    This is an undated photograph of Richard Tennant's great grandson, Henery Tennant (Samuel, Abraham J, Richard)and his wife, Martha, taken at his home on Tick Ridge, Jackson County, Ohio. Photo courtesy of Letha Kight Litzinger.
  • My Branch of the Richard Tennant Line (35 KB)
    My daughters, Jennifer and Jessica, and granddaughter, Ava Elizabeth.
  • Tennant Historical Marker (29 KB)
    This is a photo of the Tennant Historical Marker located near the Tennant Memorial in Monongalia County, WV. Photo courtesy of Bonnie Wilson.
  • John Ferrell & Lucinda Tennant (43 KB)
    John Ferrell (1834~1911) and Lucinda Tennant (1841~1930), date of photo unknown. Courtesy of Florine Harper.
  • Tennant Historical Marker (2) (44 KB)
    This is a photo of the Tennant Historical Marker located near the Tennant Memorial in Monongalia County, WV. Photo courtesy of Bonnie Wilson.
  • Griffith James McGeorge (1862~1946) (18 KB)
    Pictured with his second wife, Phoebe Ellen Duty (1868~1943). Griffith was the 2nd great-grandson of Richard Tennant (Anna Barbara Tennant, Silas, Joseph, Richard). Photo courtesy of Dan Myer.
  • William Allen Tennant (1888 - 1946) (22 KB)
    My grandfather, William Allen Tennant (1888 - 1946) circa 1942. He is holding his grandson (my cousin) Gordon Keith Tennant (1941 - 1993).
  • Richard Floyd Tennant (1887~1968) (944 KB)
    3rd from right, photo taken circa 1905 in Louisville, Nebraska. Photo courtesy of Cathy Tennant. Floyd was the 3rd great-grandson of Richard Tennant (Isaac, William J, Walter, Joseph, Richard).
 

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Related Files

  • Tennant Memorial - Monongalia County, WV (1 KB)
    This is a reading of the stones at the Tennant Memorial, located on Jakes Run in Monongalia County, WV.
  • East Sunsbury Baptist Church Cemetery (15 KB)
    This is a reading of the East Sunsbury Baptist Church Cemetery located in Monroe County, Ohio. The reading was completed on June 13, 2001.
  • Enoch Tennant Cemetery (2 KB)
    This is a reading of the Enoch Tennant Cemetery located in Monongalia County, WV. The reading was completed on July 23, 2001.
  • Denny Tennant Cemetery (3 KB)
    This is a reading of the Denny Tennant Cemetery, which is located in Monongalia County, WV. The reading was completed on July 13, 2003.
  • Alpheus Tennant Cemetery (3 KB)
    This is a reading of the Alpheus Tennant Cemetery located in Monongalia County, WV. The reading was completed on July 23, 2001.
  • Peter Tennant Cemetery (2 KB)
    This is a reading of the Peter Tennant Cemetery, which is located in Monongalia County, WV. The reading was completed on July 13, 2003.
  • Garrett Cemetery - Tyler County, WV (11 KB)
    This is a reading of the Garrett Cemetery, located just off Eight Mile Ridge in Tyler County, WV. The reading was completed on September 14, 2001.
  • St Luke Cemetery (34 KB)
    This is a reading of the St Luke Cemetery, located in Mooresville, Monongalia County, WV. The reading was completed on July 23, 2001.
  • Last Will and Testament of Christian Leazer (4 KB)
    Will is recorded in Wetzel County, WV Will Book 1, Page 17.
 

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