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James Fenner (Governor)

Father: Arthur Fenner (10 Dec 1745 - 15 Oct 1805)
Mother: Amey Comstock (ABT 1749 - 5 Sep 1828)

Family 1: Sarah or Sally Jenckes (12 Jul 1773 - 24 May 1844)
  1. +Almira Theodosia Fenner (ABT 1793 - 10 Oct 1872)
  2. +Sarah Fenner (____ - ____)
  3. +Stephen Fenner (ABT 1793 - 29 Jan 1866)
  4.  Freelove Fenner (ABT 1799 - 2 Aug 1817)
  5.  Arthur Fenner (ABT 1810 - 8 Mar 1832)

                                                                                                   _Thomas Fenner ________
                                                                                                  |                       
                                                                   _Arthur Fenner ________________|_______________________
                                                                  | (1619 - 1703) m 1649                                  
                                             _Thomas Fenner ______|
                                            | (1652 - 1717) m 1682|
                                            |                     |                                _Richard Waterman _____
                                            |                     |                               | (1590 - 1673) m 1629  
                                            |                     |_Mehitable Waterman ___________|_Bethiah Waite ________
                                            |                       (.... - 1684) m 1649            (.... - 1680)         
                       _Arthur Fenner ______|
                      | (1699 - 1788) m 1723|
                      |                     |                                                      _______________________
                      |                     |                                                     |                       
                      |                     |                      _Thomas Borden ________________|_______________________
                      |                     |                     | (.... - 1676) m 1664                                  
                      |                     |_Dinah Borden _______|
                      |                       (1665 - 1761) m 1682|
                      |                                           |                                _William Harris _______+
                      |                                           |                               | (.... - 1681)         
                      |                                           |_Mary Harris __________________|_Susan Hyde ___________
                      |                                             (.... - 1718) m 1664            (.... - 1682)         
 _Arthur Fenner ______|
| (1745 - 1805)       |
|                     |                                                                            _Thomas Olney _________
|                     |                                                                           | (1605 - 1682) m 1629  
|                     |                                            _Epenetus Olney _______________|_Marie Ashton _________
|                     |                                           | (.... - 1698) m 1665            (.... - 1659)         
|                     |                      _James Olney ________|
|                     |                     | (1670 - 1744) m 1702|
|                     |                     |                     |                                _John Whipple _________
|                     |                     |                     |                               | (1617 - 1685) m 1638  
|                     |                     |                     |_Mary Whipple _________________|_Sarah ________________
|                     |                     |                       (.... - 1698) m 1665            (1624 - 1666)         
|                     |_Mary Olney _________|
|                       (1704 - 1756) m 1723|
|                                           |                                                      _Chad Brown ___________
|                                           |                                                     | (1600 - 1650)         
|                                           |                      _Daniel Brown _________________|_Elizabeth Sharparowe _
|                                           |                     | (1638 - 1710)                   (1604 - 1672)         
|                                           |_Hallelujah Brown ___|
|                                             (1680 - 1771) m 1702|
|                                                                 |                                _Benjamin Hearnden ____
|                                                                 |                               | (.... - 1687)         
|                                                                 |_Alice Hearnden or Harrington _|_Elizabeth White ______
|                                                                   (1652 - 1718)                   (.... - 1701)         
|
|--James Fenner 
|  (1771 - 1846)
|                                                                                                  _Samuel Comstock ______+
|                                                                                                 | (1628 - 1660)         
|                                                                  _Samuel Comstock ______________|_Anne Tucker __________
|                                                                 | (1654 - 1727) m 1678            (.... - 1661)         
|                                            _Hazadiah Comstock __|
|                                           | (1682 - 1764)       |
|                                           |                     |                                _Thomas Arnold ________
|                                           |                     |                               | (1599 - 1674) m 1640  
|                                           |                     |_Elizabeth Arnold _____________|_Phebe Parkhurst ______
|                                           |                       (1645 - 1747) m 1678            (.... - 1687)         
|                      _Gideon Comstock ____|
|                     | (1709 - 1801) m 1749|
|                     |                     |                                                      _Richard Pray _________
|                     |                     |                                                     | (1630 - 1693)         
|                     |                     |                      _John Pray ____________________|_Mary _________________
|                     |                     |                     | (1653 - 1733) m 1678                                  
|                     |                     |_Catherine Pray _____|
|                     |                       (.... - 1728)       |
|                     |                                           |                                _John Brown ___________+
|                     |                                           |                               | (1630 - 1706) m 1654  
|                     |                                           |_Sarah Brown __________________|_Mary Holmes __________
|                     |                                             (1657 - 1733) m 1678            (1632 - 1690)         
|_Amey Comstock ______|
  (1749 - 1828)       |
                      |                                                                            _______________________
                      |                                                                           |                       
                      |                                            _______________________________|_______________________
                      |                                           |                                                       
                      |                      _____________________|
                      |                     |                     |
                      |                     |                     |                                _______________________
                      |                     |                     |                               |                       
                      |                     |                     |_______________________________|_______________________
                      |                     |                                                                             
                      |_Amey Phillips ______|
                        (1723 - 1811) m 1749|
                                            |                                                      _______________________
                                            |                                                     |                       
                                            |                      _______________________________|_______________________
                                            |                     |                                                       
                                            |_____________________|
                                                                  |
                                                                  |                                _______________________
                                                                  |                               |                       
                                                                  |_______________________________|_______________________
                                                                                                                          

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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