Tenney, Roswell a Presbyterian minister, was born in Hanover, N. H., in 1796. He was educated at Dartmouth College, studied theology in the Union Theological Seminary, Prince Edward Co., Va., was licensed by the Hanover Presbytery April 26, 1828, and ordained by the same Nov. 28, 1829. His first preaching was as a home missionary; after that he preached successively at Salem, Unity, Somerset, and New Lexington, Va.; three points in Perry County, O. Logan, Belpre, and Warren; two points in Washington County, O.; Dover, Mass.; Hanover Center, N. H.; again in Salem and Fearing, O.; and finally at Amesville, in Athens County. He died Aug. 6, 1866. See Wilson, Presb. Hist. Almanac, 1867, p. 321.