Descendants of Captain Arthur Fenner

Thomas Fenner & Hawkins, Warner, Turner


[b ca. 1715-1720; d after 1776] Thomas Fenner m 1st Phebe Hawkins [b 5 Aug. 1715; d 6 Mar. 1750] on 3 Mar. 1736 at Providence, RI. He m 2nd Sarah Warner [b 27 Feb. 1725; d 19 Apr. 1751, age 26 yrs., 1 mo., 20 days], daughter of Ezekiel Warner and Sarah Bennett, in August of 1750. Thomas m 3rd Freelove Turner [b ca. 1729; d 28 Dec. 1789], daughter of Joshua Turner and Freelove Westcott, in Nov. 1751 at Cranston. Thomas served in the Revolutionary War.

Children of Thomas Fenner and Freelove Turner:
1. Abbott [b ca. 1752; d 1781] m Amey Bennett [b ca. 1751; d 18 Aug. 1820], daughter of John Bennett, ca. 1770 in Cranston. They had one son, George [b btw 1771-1776].
2. Sarah [b  ca. 1757].
3. Antram [b 1758; d 9 Aug. 1780] m Hannah Bull [b 1 Mar. 1760; d 7 Mar. 1847]. He was in a canoe in the process of landing at Field’s Point when it tipped over. Everyone else swam ashore, but he drowned. “He had just spent his estate in frolicks and reveling." Antram served as Commander and Chief's Guard in the Revolutionary War. Hannah m 2nd Enoch Steadman.
4. Elizabeth [b ca. 1759; d 13 Sep. 1852 in Lyndon, VT] m James Sherman [1765-1843].
5. Turner [b 13 July 1767; d 9 June 1839] married twice.
6. Anna [b after 1768] m Christian Thornton.

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a. Grave of Thomas Fenner at, no. 21811865
b. Martha Benns, Notes on the Fenner Family of R.I. (1941), pp. 7, 13, 27; shows Phebe as [d 6 Mar. 1750, age 34 yrs., 8 mos., 1 d].
c. S.G. Arnold, History of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations (1859), p. 260.
d. Email from Richard Arthur Fenner to Chris Fenner, 15 Dec. 2007.
e. According to the George Abbott Genealogy, p 973, Jabez Bowen wrote a letter in 1794 saying he and Gov. Sessions, guardians of heirs of Daniel Abbott, wished the town council to meet at Richard Olney’s home so that Sessions, who was aged, could attend. A final settlement was made in 1795. Anna Fenner, wife of Christian Thornton, is an heir mentioned. It has been guessed that she was a daughter of Thomas. She was certainly not William’s daughter, but might have been Daniel’s.