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Arthur Fenner, Jr., Governor

Arthur Fenner, Jr., Governor

Male 1745 - 1805  (59 years)

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  • Name Arthur Fenner 
    Suffix Jr., Governor 
    Born 10 Dec 1745  Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Oct 1805  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 I6341  Whipple Descendants
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2009 

    Father Arthur Fenner,   b. 17 Oct 1699, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1788, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Mother Mary Olney,   b. 30 Sep 1704, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1756, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Married 2 Jun 1723  Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3542  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Amey Comstock,   b. Abt 1749,   d. 5 Sep 1828, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Children 
    +1. James Fenner, Governor,   b. 22 Jan 1771, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1846, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     2. Joseph Fenner,   b. Abt 1772, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1797 or 18 Jul 1797, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 25 years)
     3. Sally Fenner,   b. Abt 1778, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1794, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 16 years)
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F3541  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Dec 1745 - Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Oct 1805 - 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. 22.

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

      !BIOGRAPHY: Entry in "Edited Appletons Encyclopedia," (c2001), submitted by N. Combs, 26 Jul 2004:
      FENNER, Arthur, governor of Rhode Island, born in Providence, R. I., in 1745; died there, 15 October 1805. His ancestors were among the earliest inhabitants of Providence. He was at one time clerk of the superior court, and was afterward governor of the state in 1789-1805. His son, James, senator, born in Providence, R. I., in 1771; died there, 17 April 1846, was graduated at Brown in 1789, and was U. S. Senator from 1805 till 1807. He was governor of Rhode Island in 1807-11, 1824-31, and 1844-5.


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