Descendants of Captain Arthur Fenner
[b 22 Oct. 1803; d 10 Mar. 1874 at Miami Co., OH] Augustus m Sarah (or Sally) Perry [b 25 Aug. 1803 in NC or SC; d 17 Aug. 1855 at Miami Co., OH] on 3 March 1825. True to their Christian principals, the 1850 census shows that they had two adopted children, John Marker, age 11, and Adelade Marker, age 9, living in their home with their children Arnold, Allen, John, and Thomas. After Sally died, Augustus married Louisa Blackburn.
About 1823, Augustus applied for a patent on 159.9 acres in Monroe Township, Section 31, through the land office at Cincinnati. This land was awarded to him by President John Quincy Adams. Augustus represented his district of Miami County in the Ohio legislature in 1852. Much of his property was sold to pay debts and his wife’s dowry lien. She initially was the administer of his estate but possibly because she could not read or write, turned the responsibility to Augustus’ eldest son, Arnold. At the time the estate was being settled, a legal notice was posted in the paper notifying Henry Fenner (possibly a son).
1. Arnold C. [b 1827; d 1898] m Margaret [b 1835; d aft 1880].
2. Allen Perry [b 19 Oct. 1832; d 16 May 1860] m Delilah Yount.
3. John B. [b 30 Sept. 1835; d 17 Oct. 1876].
4. Infant [b 1839].
5. Thomas Kyle [b 8 May 1843; d 13 Nov. 1907].
1. Email from Howard Fenner to Chris Fenner, 1 January 2002. Howard described his source as a term paper submitted by Franklin W. Klepinger to California State University at Northridge in December of 1974.
2. Augustus' memorial at FindAGrave.com, no. 39186702