Descendants of Captain Arthur Fenner

James L. Fenner & Sarah Remington

 

[b 1760 at Providence, RI; d 14 Jan. 1799 in his 40th yr.] James was buried on the Asahel Fenner farm. He and his brother, Joseph, received their grandfather’s homestead, including the Thomas Fenner House, in Cranston. In Sept. of 1780, the Cranston Town Council adjudged James non compos mentis and Richard Sarle was appointed his guardian for business affairs. Between 1787 and 1799, James lived at 1538 Plainfield Road, Cranston, RI. James married Sarah Remington [b ca. 1766 at Johnston, RI; d Apr. 1849, age 83] in 1790. In 1801, about two years after James died, Sarah was appointed guardian of James’ children. James is buried in the Pocasset Cemetery in Cranston. By 1820, Sarah had moved to 43 Stony Acre Drive in Cranston. She m 2nd Job Sheldon [b ca. 1778; d 19 Feb. 1825, age 47].

Children by James Fenner and Sarah Remington

1. Thomas [b 1791; d 6 Nov. 1824 in his 33rd yr.] m Mary Alice Olney.
2. Asahel [b ca. Jan. 1792; d 4 Oct. 1846] married twice.
3. Sarah [b ca. Apr. 1798; d 4 June 1800, age 2 yrs., 8 mos.].
4. Sarah A.; m Andrew Knight. 


Lineage:
Arthur | Thomas | Joseph | Asahel | James

Sources:
a. Eva Fenner, Notes, 88. Eva shows Sarah's last name as Thornton.
b. Martha Benns, Notes on the Fenner Family of R.I. (1941), p. 16, 30. Martha shows Sarah's last name as Remington.
c. Eva Fenner, The Fenner Family. Eva shows Asahel's birth as 1795. She also shows Sarah's dates as [b 1804; d 1806], making her a child of Job Sheldon.