Descendants of Captain Arthur Fenner
James Fenner & Anna Brown
[b 11 May 1778; d 3 Oct. 1852 in Ohio] James m Anna Brown [b 15 Aug. 1780 at Elisha, RI; d 19 Dec. 1852 in Ohio]. All of the children were born in Glocester, RI and migrated to Miami County, Ohio in 1817, when Ohio was only fourteen years old. He had received a land grant, signed by President John Quincy Adams. According to family stories, James Fenner was the owner of over one half of Miami County, Ohio and at his death, those lands were bequeathed to his remaining children.
1. Mary [b 2 Oct. 1798; d 26 July 1819] unmarried.
2. Jeremiah [b 17 Feb. 1800; d 1878] m Aurelia Crane Brown.
3. Arnold [b 6 Sept. 1801; d 5/6 June 1819] unmarried.
4. Augustus [b 22 Oct. 1803; d 10 Mar. 1874] m Sarah Perry.
6. Elmira [b 18 Aug. 1805] m Elisha T. Harker of Miami, OH. on 19 Oct. 1828.
1. Richard Lee Fenner, Genealogy, 9-10.
2. Eva Fenner, Notes, 495. Letter to Eva Fenner from Lawrence Fenner, 3 June 1960.
3. Eva Fenner, Notes, 583. Historical background of the Fenner family, unknown origin.
4. Eva Fenner, Notes, 998-1000. Letter to Eva Fenner from Lawrence Fenner, 16 July 1963. Lawrence reports a sixth child, Thomas.
5. Eva Fenner, Notes, 1005-6. In a letter to Eva Fenner from Lawrence Fenner, 6 Sept. 1963, he reports that a family Bible shows five children.
6. Martha Benns, Notes on the Fenner Family of R.I. (1941), pp. 42. Martha shows five children: Arnold, Mary, Betsey, Sarah, and Thomas. Betsey and Sarah were born in 1781 and 1782, which would not be possible.
7. James' memorial at FindAGrave.com, no. 12215702