Descendants of Captain Arthur Fenner
[b 20 Jan. 1767 at Cranston, RI; d 11 Aug. 1839 age 72 at Fairfield, NY] William was born in a portion of Cranston, Rhode Island, that later became Smithfield. At age 16, he married Asenith Jenks [b 1765; d 1802]. He and the entire family, except for his sister Phebe, moved to Fairfield, Herkimer Co., NY. He m 2nd Patience — [b 24 Feb. 1769 at Swansea, MA; d 19 Mar. 1841 in Fairfield, NY] on 26 May 26 1803 in Fairfield. William was in Shay’s Rebellion while at Adams, MA. He died at Fairfield and was buried in the Eatonville Cemetery with his mother, father, and Patience.
Children by Asenith Jenks:
1. John [b 17 Mar. 1784].
2. Joseph [b 14 May 1785; d 30 Mar. 1865] m Betsy Cabot.
3. Nathaniel [b 28 Dec. 1787; d 19 Dec. 1851] m Rachel Robinson.
4. Fabritha; married twice.
5. Lucinda; unmarried.
6. William [b Sept. 1796; d 22 Oct. 1861] Mariah Grimes.
7. Malinda; m — Nelson.
Child by Patience:
8. Calvin [b 14 Aug. 1804; d 12 Dec. 1895] m Rhoda Ann Harvey.
a. Eva Fenner, Notes, 503; letter to Lawrence Myron Fenner from Edward Blaine Fenner, 6 Feb.1927.
b. Email from David Gibler to Chris Fenner, 6 Jan. 2004, citing Genealogy of the Richard Salisbury Family, unknown publisher, 1924. Gives William's place of birth as Johnson, RI.
c. The gravestone of Patience is not entirely clear, due to its age. It may say either 1841 or 1844. Jim Fenner, 254. Eva Fenner, Notes, 387.
d. Eva Fenner, Notes, 341; letter to Eva Fenner from Mabel Fenner Lyon, 22 July 1959, Mabel gives Fabritha’s name as Talitha.