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James Fenner, Governor

James Fenner, Governor

Male 1771 - 1846  (75 years)

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  • Name James Fenner 
    Suffix Governor 
    Born 22 Jan 1771  Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 Apr 1846  Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried North Burial Ground, North Main Street, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I28087  Whipple Descendants
    Last Modified 21 Dec 2010 

    Father Arthur Fenner, Jr., Governor,   b. 10 Dec 1745, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1805, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Mother Amey Comstock,   b. Abt 1749,   d. 5 Sep 1828, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Family ID F3621  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah or Sally Jenckes,   b. 12 Jul 1773, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1844, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married Bef 17 Dec 1792  Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Almira Theodosia Fenner,   b. Abt 1793, , , Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1872, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years)
    +2. Sarah Fenner,   b. Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. Stephen Fenner,   b. Abt 1793, , , Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1866, Johnston, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years)
     4. Freelove Fenner,   b. Abt 1799, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 1817, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 18 years)
     5. Arthur Fenner,   b. Abt 1810, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1832, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 22 years)
    Last Modified 21 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F14336  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Jan 1771 - Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Bef 17 Dec 1792 - Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Apr 1846 - Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - North Burial Ground, North Main Street, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • !SOURCE: John Osborne Austin, Ancestry of Thirty-Three Rhode Islanders (Born in the Eighteenth Century) (Albany, N.Y.: Joel Munsell's Sons, 1889), p. 23.

      !SOURCE: Abby Isabel Brown Bulkley, The Chad Browne Memorial, Consisting of Genealogical Memoirs of a Portion of the Descendants of Chad and Elizabeth Browne (Brooklyn, N.Y., 1888), p. 128.

      !OCCUPATION: "Governor, U.S. Senator, Chief Justice Supreme Court, R.I." --J.O. Austin

      !SOURCE: Email from N. Combs to the Whipple Website, 11 Sep 2001. Cites Vital Record of Rhode Island, 1636-1850.

      !SOURCE: "Descendants of Mary Olney," email from N. Combs to the Whipple Website, 22 Feb 2003. Cites Vital Record of Rhode Island, 1636-1850 (marriage); Rhode Island Cemeteries Database Index (death, burial).

      !BIOGRAPHY: Entry in The Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans: vol. 4, submitted by N. Combs, 26 Jul 2004:
      FENNER, James, governor of Rhode Island, was born in Providence, R.I., Jan. 22, 1771; son of Gov. Arthur Fenner. He was graduated from Brown with the highest honors of his class in 1789 and for several years was a representative in the Rhode Island general assembly. He was elected to the U.S. senate in 1805 and held the seat during the two sessions of the 9th congress, 1805-07, when he resigned to accept the office of governor of Rhode Island, in which capacity he served, 1807-11, 1824-31 and 1843-45. He was presidential elector, 1821 and 1837; and president of the Rhode Island constitutional convention. 1842


      !SOURCE: "Descendants of James Fenner," email from N. Combs to Weldon Whipple, 21 Dec 2010. Cites Vital Record of Rhode Island 1636-1850 (marriage); Rhode Island Cemeteries Database Index (death, burial).


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