Ammon Meshach Tenney

Ammon Meshach Tenney (1844-1925) was born 16 Nov. 1844 in Lee Co., Iowa Territory. He was the son of Nathan Cram Tenney and Olive Strong. He married Anna Sariah Eager on 12 Nov. 1867 in Great Salt Lake City, Great Salt Lake Co., Utah Territory; participated in plural marriage. He was baptized in 1852. He served alongside Wilford Woodruff and interpreted for him in Arizona in the 1880s. He died 30 Oct. 1925 in Thatcher, Graham Co., Arizona.

Footnotes

Ammon Mesach Tenney (KWZQ-P8F), “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 20 Apr. 2022). Ammon Meshach Tenney, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/ammon-meshach-tenney, accessed 29 Apr. 2022). "Arizona Deaths, 1870-1951," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 20 Apr. 2022); Ammon M. Tenney, 28 Oct. 1925, Thatcher, Graham Co., Arizona, no. 123; citing Arizona, Department of Health Services; DGS 4203232. “Missionary Department missionary registers, 1860-1959 / Book A, 1860 April 25-1894 April 27,” entry for Ammon M. Tenney, p. 31, image 40/160, CR 301 22; Church History Library (https://catalog.churchofjesuschrist.org/, accessed 29 Apr. 2022). “Ammon M. Tenney papers, 1875-1921 / Accounts of his life, undated, 1918 December 25,” MS 1484; Church History Library (https://catalog.churchofjesuschrist.org/, accessed 29 Apr. 2022)."

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  • Page 401

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1873 – February 7, 1880)

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    April 24, 1879 and there left the man & his effects we then drove to Turkey tanks & spent the night 25 Miles April 25, 1879 ~ Friday 25 We herd the wild Turkeys gobble around us before we were up but we saw none of them. We watched the tank an hour but none came to drink we drove 5 miles & John W left us & crossed the country on Horsback to find a new road. We saw some Anti- lope. We drove to grand falls & camped for ...
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    April 25, 1879 April 26, 1879 April 27, 1879 April 28, 1879 April 29, 1879
  • Page 411

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1873 – February 7, 1880)

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    June 3, 1879 and in company with Br Tenney, we drove to the McNeil spring 35 M June 4, 1879 ~ Wednesday 4 We drove to the Mill found the Assesor there & 2 other men Br Tenney and two other men mysel went out a hunting we saw 5 deer & 6 Antilope, and A Hen turkey with a Brood of chickens we got Nothing 12 M June 5, 1879 ~ Thursday 5. I went out hunting Deer with a Boy horsback ...
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    June 4, 1879 June 5, 1879 June 6, 1879 June 7, 1879
  • Page 425

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1873 – February 7, 1880)

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    August 17, 1879 ~ Sunday Aug 17, 1879 ^Sunday^ Ammon M Tenney arived last night we attended the sabbath school in the forenoon Br Bigelow Presided at the close I addressed the children. I met at 2 oclok nearly all the inhabitants of the Place Mexicans Gentiles & Saints A large assembly I read the vision and spok an hour and all gave good attention. At the close of the meeting we met with about 30 Mexicans A M Tenney read and talked to them in spanish about one hour ...
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    August 17, 1879 August 18, 1879 August 19, 1879
  • Page 426

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1873 – February 7, 1880)

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    Aug 19, 1879 bottom and others went into the buildings through the roof on ladders. We went through the Ancient Catholic Cathedral but it looked as though it was 500 years old. It had 2 Bells Hanging in the Tower and over the pulpit it had some of the finest carved work in wood I Ever saw of Christ Apostles & Angels. we went through the Town and for the first time in my life I had a view of a specimen of the white Indians the Albinos which was a woman her hair, face, Hands ...
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    August 20, 1879
  • Page 427

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1873 – February 7, 1880)

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    Aug 20, 1879 cutting with sickle's We visited 20 Indian ruins of their ancient cities some were 300 yards in circumference and some of the outside stone walls were 8 feet high Ammon M Tenney and Robert H Smith Baptized the 115 Zunies Br Smith done most of the Baptizing. On the Journey to day I saw quite quite a number of small Houses built in the side of the rocks in the mountain in caves about 70 feet from the ground in places for retreat in times ...
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    August 21, 1879 August 22, 1879 August 23, 1879
  • Page 428

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1873 – February 7, 1880)

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    Aug 23, 1879 on a large green Bottom we spent the night at McCarty 40 M August 24, 1879 ~ Sunday 24 Sunday we drove through Cuvaro a large Mexican [FIGURE] Town but half of it was in ruins. We then drove to the [FIGURE] Settlement of the Logoonie Indians and spent the night They Cclled us in and set before us cake and water, we eat & drank with them. We called upon the Govornor of the Place We found them a clean intelligent people some of ...
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    August 24, 1879
  • Page 429

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1873 – February 7, 1880)

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    Aug 24, 188179 principles of the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ I taught them the Book of mormon and its history I gave them an account of the Dealings of God with them and their future Destiny Br Tenney interpeted it I never had a greater Desire to speak to a people in their own language than on this occasion They all seemed deeply interested in what was taught them I felt as though we could soon Baptize them all thes tribes had been under the influence of ...
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    August 25, 1879
  • Page 430

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1873 – February 7, 1880)

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    Aug 25 1879 Advisor mounted their horses and went with us 60 mils to Islata & spent a week with us. We left and drove over a Desolate Hilly sandy country to Louis Ray He drew his water out of a well 165 feet deep By the aid of a mule we staid Untill 5 oclok & drove 18 miles & camped on a Barren sand ridge. Distance of the day 43 Mils August 26, 1879 ~ Tuesday 26 We drove ...
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    August 26, 1879 August 27, 1879
  • Page 431

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1873 – February 7, 1880)

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    Aug 27, 1879 upon him 3 years ago He was 80 years of age, but a vary smart able bodied man He seemed glad to see us He had been persecuted by the Catholic Priest because he had Enterta[in]ed the Mormons before but He was a vary independant minded man He told the Priest He had as good a right to injoy his opinion or chuse his company as He had said He had done what his conciene told him was right & He was satisfied He was a man of the most wealth & ...
  • Page 435

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1873 – February 7, 1880)

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    Aug 29, 18979 Islatas quite as capable of receiving any principle of the gospel or intelligence as the Anglo Saxon race The last family we parted with was Mrs Pascal Aveita a Noble Matron of about 50 years of age she put us up a Box of nice Peaches & grapes to take with us she had two fine daughters which appeared vary Lady like I felt to leave my Blessing with them & with the Islata's we drove to, we drove to the forks at the road & camped ...
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    August 30, 1879 August 31, 1879 September 1, 1879