Descendants of Capt. Arthur Fenner

John L. Fenner

[b 1 Dec. 1807 at Pompey, NY; d 11 May 1885] John and moved with his family to Lysander, NY at the age of 11. On 12 Mar. 1833, he m Zilpha H. Washburn [b 9 Apr. 1812; d 24 Aug. 1890]. John built a large farmhouse and barn. A great many buildings were erected and the services of John L. Fenner were in great demand at raisings. There was no one in all that section of country who equalled him in doing work of that kind, and his presence at a raising was a guarantee that the work would go forward all right. John was known for standing on his head on top of the roofs of newly completed buildings. He was also an excellent horse trainer, and he kept up with American politics. The family is buried at Jacksonville Cemetery in Lysander, NY.

  1. Jane [b 1834] m — DeGroff. They had Edna [b 1863; d 1887], Hervey [b 1880; d 1897], and Peter [b 1853; d 1911], who married Luella C. — [b 1855; d 1938].

  2. Harriet [b 7 June 1836; d 1 Dec. 1881] m Seymore H. Glass [d 21 June 1864]. They had one child.

  3. Betsy [12 Mar. 1844 at Lysander, NY] m Herbert Luke Schenck.

  4. Sabra Ann [b 1851; d 1918] m Cassius House [b 1849; d 1909]. Had Nora [b 1872; d 1900], Mina [b 18 Apr. 1874; d 3 July 1881], and Lena [b 1874; d 1952]. 

[ Arthur | Thomas | Joseph | Asahel ] : James | John

1. Lucinda Fenner, History of the Fenner Family (1908).