Amos B. Tenney was born in New Salem, Mass., May 25, 1815, and at the age of fourteen years came to Marlboro and lived with his uncle, William Tenney, until twenty-one years of age. He married Relief L. McCollister, who was born in Marlboro, October 23, 1823. Mr. Tenney was superintendent of a pail shop in Marlboro several years, and in 1863 moved to Lawrence, N. Y., and carried on the pail and butter-tub business for nine years. He came to Keene in 1872. He has only one child, Oliver S., who resides here, a milk dealer.