Descendants of Captain Arthur Fenner

Joseph Fenner & Harris, Kinnicutt

 

Joseph Fenner [b 1693; d 22 June 1779 in his 87th yr.] m 1st Wait Harris [b 21 Apr. 1694; d 1 Mar. 1751], daughter of Thomas Harris and Phoebe Brown, and sister of Henry Harris, Esq. Joseph m 2nd Amy (Haile) Kinnicutt [b Jan. 1715; d 22 June 1782 aged 67 yrs. 5 mos], widow of Capt. Roger Kinnicutt, on 26 Mar. 1758. Joseph inherited the Major Thomas Fenner home.

Children of Wait Harris:

1. Mehitabel [b 22 Jan. 1717; d 19 Dec. 1744] m Southgate Langworthy of Newport.
2. Thomas [b 8 Dec. 1719; d 1761] m 1st Mary Cloyn, 2nd Marcy Sheldon.
3. Phebe [b 11 Dec. 1725; d 18 July 1762] m Dr. Benjamin Slack [b ca. 1728; d 14 Apr. 1791 in his 63rd yr.] of Scituate, RI.
4. Joseph [b 26 Feb. 1728; d ca. 1748, age 20] unmarried.
5. Waite [b 9 June 1733] m Benjamin Spencer of East Greenwich on 25 Sept. 1755 at Cranston, RI.
6. Asahel L. [b 8 Nov. 1737; d 5 May 1767] m Rhobe Sarle.


Lineage:
Arthur | Thomas | Joseph

Sources:
a. Martha Benns, Notes on the Fenner Family of R.I. (1941), pp. 4, 8.
b. Rick Buckingham, Genealogy, 3.
c. Email from Richard Arthur Fenner to Chris Fenner, 26 Sept. 2003.
d. Eva Fenner, Notes, 580; historical background of the Fenner family, unknown origin. Amy’s death is given as 1783.
e. Jim Fenner, Fenner - Broughton Family History (Apollo, PA: Closson Press, 1995), pp. 16, 19. Jim shows only three children: Mehitable, Joseph, and Asahel.
f. Joseph's memorial at FindaGrave.com, no. 143556788