Descendants of Captain Arthur Fenner

Richard Fenner & Elizabeth Arnold

 

[b 1718; d 17 Feb. 1799 in his 81st yr.] Richard Jr. was a lieutenant in the Revolution. He was major of the First Regiment of Militia in the county of Providence and was commissioned lieutenant-colonel of the same regiment in May of 1779. Richard m Elizabeth Arnold [b 9 June 1721 at Warwick, RI; d 2 May 1774 at Johnston, RI], daughter of James Arnold and Elizabeth Rhodes. Richard m 2nd Amey — after 1774.

1. Sarah [b ca. Mar. 1742; d 7 Sept. 1777] married twice.
2. Elizabeth [b ca. 1744; d 2 Oct. 1824 in her 81st yr] m William Rhodes.
3. Abigail [d 7 Jan. 1812] m James Sheldon [d 19 Aug. 1806, age 62] on 27 Apr. 1765.
4. Rhodes [b 1750; d 1796] m Lydia Battey.
5. James [b ca. 1751; d 26 Sept. 1814 in his 64th yr.] m Tabitha Thomas.
6. Anna [b ca. 1752; d 3 Jan. 1818, age 65] m Elisha Angell [b 22 Feb. 1757; d 28 April 1838 in his 83rd yr.] on 24 August 1783.
7. Col. Richard [b 21 Aug. 1753; d 30 Sept. 1842] m Sarah Manchester.
8. Arnold [b 1756; d 9 April 1796] m Amey Waterman, daughter of Sarah Fenner and John Waterman.
9. Mercy [b 22 Feb. 1757; d 17 July 1820] m Isaac Fiske [b 15 June 1757; d 17 June 1824].
10. Barbara [b ca. 1759; d 6 Apr. 1812, age 53] m Colonel Samuel Slack [b ca. 1759; d 3 Feb. 1789, age 30], a Revolutionary soldier.
11. Freelove [b ca. 1760; d 26 Jan. 1831, age 71] m Stephen Taylor.


Lineage:
Arthur | Thomas | Richard | Richard

Sources:
a. RI Colonial Records, VII: 351; VIII: 533-6.
b. Rick Buckingham, Genealogy, 4.
c. Daniel M. White, Descendants of Thomas Fenner (unpublished), p. 3.
d. Martha Benns, Notes on the Fenner Family of R.I. (1941), p. 17.  Elisha Angell m 2nd Mary Dean [d 22 May 1832]; m 3rd Catherine Pierce [d 12 Apr. 1868].
e. Richard's memorial at FindAGrave.com, no. 19423940