Descendants of Capt. Arthur Fenner

Arthur Fenner

[b 9 Nov. 1766 at Pawtucket, RI; d 27 Sept. 1837] Arthur was the illegitimate son of Gov. Arthur Fenner and Freelove Westcott (granddaughter of Freelove Fenner and Samuel Westcott, daughter of Thomas Westcott and Elizabeth Colwell). He m Lydia Sabin [b 1766 at Providence, RI; d ca. 1855 at Fairfield, NY], daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Sabin, on 8 Dec. 1787 at Pawtucket, RI. Arthur was a fifer in various companies during the Revolutionary War. They lived in Fairfield, NY in 1827.

  1. Elizabeth [b 1788-9 at Providence, RI; d after 1839].

  2. Zephaniah Brown [b ca. 1791 at Providence, RI; d 29 July 1822]; he died at sea near Havana, Cuba, on board the brig Ann. Registered for Seaman’s Protection on 14 Oct. 1807.

  3. Freelove (or Frances) [b 1792 at Providence, RI; d after 1859] m William B. Kingsbury [b ca. 1792 in MA] ca. 1830. They had Harriet [b 10 May 1832 in MA] and Aaron [b 18 Mar. 1834 in MA].

  4. Thomas Brown [b ca. 1797; d 30 July 1845] m Avis Eliza Hitchcock.

  5. Sarah A. [b 1798 at Providence, RI; d 1837 at Boston, MA] m 1st Timothy Converse Kendall [b 1797; d 1860] on 20 Apr. 1823 and had Esther Pierce [b 23 Apr. 1833 in Boston; d 16 Dec. 1915]; m 2nd Albert Knight on 5 May 1850 in E. Greenwich, RI.

  6. Cornelius George [b 1799; d after 1879] m Elizabeth M. Pierce.

  7. Arthur [b 1801 at Providence, RI; bur 10 Nov. 1814].

  8. Harriet Elizabeth [b 7 Feb. 1805; d 2 May 1829] m Seth Adams, Jr. [b 1800-03; d 16 Jan. 1866] on 26 Feb. 1823 at Providence, RI. They had Seth Adams [b ca. 1823].

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1. Eva Fenner, Notes, 93. A letter from the RI Hist. Society, signed by Clarkson A. Collins III, 29 Oct. 1956.
2. Eva Fenner, Notes, 93. In another letter, 14 Jan. 1957, Collins indicated Arthur was an illegitimate child.
3. Martha Benns, 24, 43. Martha shows the marriage of Arthur and Lydia Sabin as 2 Dec. 1787. A note in her manuscript reads, “A genealogical chart of the Westcott family in the Foster papers, compiled by Theodore Foster, Gov. Arthur Fenner’s brother-in-law, states that his son Arthur was an illegitimate child of Gov. Arthur and Freelove Westcott. C.A.C. 3rd.”
4. Email from Richard Arthur Fenner, 7 Jan. 2008.