Descendants of Dr. Richard Fenner and Anne Geddy
DR. RICHARD FENNER AND ANNE GEDDY
[b 1757; d May 1828] Richard, son of Richard John Fenner [b ca. 1720 at Dublin, Ireland; d 1765 at New Bern, NC] and Ann Coddington, m Anne Geddy on 23 Jan. 1788. He was a member of the the 2nd North Carolina Regiment in the Continental Army, during the revolution, in Halifax, NC. Richard was an original member of the Society of the Cincinatti; he practiced medicine for thirty years near Louisburg, NC, resided at Raleigh, NC 1818-22, then moved to Jackson, TN.
1. Dr. Robert C. [b 1799; d 1878]; m Anne Littlejohn. >
2. Eliza Geddy Fenner.
DR. ROBERT C. FENNER AND ANNE MARIA LITTLEJOHN
[b 1799; d 1878] Robert m Anne Maria (Jones) Littlejohn in 1822. “He was an eminent physician and surgeon of Jackson, Tennessee.”
1. Dr. John Sobiekski Fenner [b 1826; d 1887]; m Virginia Haskins Day in 1868. They had Mabel Virginia [b 1878], who m George Courts Cummins, 1899.
At one point, this line was connected to the line of Captain Arthur, but in Richard Buckingham, Genealogy, 3-4, Rick notes, “I would regard [this source] to be very weak. My suspicion is that Cummins, looking for an origin for his Revolutionary War soldier, Richard Fenner of Virginia, identified him with the Rhode Island soldier of the same name and generation, but without documentation. The Benns manuscript…is more probably correct.” Letter from Rick Buckingham to Chris Fenner, dated 7 Nov. 1998.
In an email from Richard Arthur Fenner to Chris Fenner, 5 March 2008, Richard establishes an Irish origin for this line.