Richard D.Tennant II was born sometime between 1739 and 1744 in Glasgow, Scotland to Richard Tennant Sr and Janet Wark. I have not found documentation of other siblings. When Richard was about 16 years old he immigrated to Virginia with his parents. The following is an account by Richard D. Tennant II's son Joesph taken from the book, "West Virginians in the American Revolutions" accessed from Ancestry.com.
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Richard D. Tennant II married Elizabeth Haught, daughter of Peter Haught Sr, in 1769 in Mooresfield, Hardy County, Virginia. Elizabeth is thought to have been born in Holland.
Richard served in the Revolutionary War as a drummer, as per this snippet from the same book as above.
1). Mary "Polly" Tennant (1770-1824) **my 5th great grandmother
2). Peter Tennant (1773-1847)
3). Elizabeth Tennant (1775-1860) This findagrave.com memorial has a different birth date.
4). Richard Tennat III (1777-1824)
5). William Tennant (1778-1869)
6). Alexander Tennant (1780-1869)
7). Joseph Tennant (1782-1872)
8.) John Tennant (1783-unknown)
9.) Adam Tennant (1784-1878)
10. Abraham Tennant (1786-1875)
11. Margaret Ann Tennant (1788-1857)
12. Sarah Catherine "Kate" Tennant (1790-1863)
13. Jacob Aaron Tennant (1792-1874)
Richard passed away 18 Dec 1822.