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John Almarian Fenno

John Almarian Fenno

Male 1793 - 1859  (66 years)

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  • Name John Almarian Fenno 
    Birth 22 Mar 1793  Westminster, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death 7 Aug 1859  Waterford, Erie, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I65435  Whipple Descendants
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2009 

    Father Joseph Fenno 
    Mother Helen Derby 
    Family ID F28939  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Betsey Reed,   b. Abt 1789, Ashburnham, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Bef 1812 (Age ~ 22 years) 
    Marriage 17 Mar 1810  Ashburnham, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F28936  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Hannah Stiles,   b. 1790, Rindge, Cheshire, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1822 (Age 32 years) 
    Marriage Abt 1812 
    Children 
    +1. John Stiles Fenno,   b. 22 Nov 1814, Rindge, Cheshire, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Stephen Fenno,   b. 13 Apr 1816, Rindge, Cheshire, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 16 Dec 1892, Warwick, Franklin, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 76 years)
    Family ID F28937  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Susanna Stone,   b. 28 Oct 1770, Rindge, Cheshire, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 11 May 1840, Rindge, Cheshire, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 69 years) 
    Marriage May 1834  Rindge, Cheshire, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F28934  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 Mary Eaton Houghton,   b. 26 Sep 1821, , , Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 18 Sep 1885, Lodi, Seneca, New York Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 63 years) 
    Marriage Abt 1839 
    Children 
    +1. Sarah A. Fenno,   b. 2 Aug 1840, Waterford, Erie, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 27 Feb 1929 (Age 88 years)
     2. Martha M. Fenno,   b. 19 Aug 1842, Waterford, Erie, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. Charlotte S. Fenno,   b. 5 Aug 1848, Waterford, Erie, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 26 Jun 1925, Lodi, Seneca, New York Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 76 years)
     4. Betsey H. Fenno,   b. 28 Sep 1850, Waterford, Erie, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 21 Oct 1891 (Age 41 years)
     5. James F. Fenno, twin,   b. 20 Jun 1853, Waterford, Erie, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 12 Sep 1854 (Age 1 year)
    +6. William Edgar Fenno, twin,   b. 20 Jun 1853, Waterford, Erie, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 4 Mar 1923, Edgewater, Bergen, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 69 years)
    Family ID F28938  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 22 Mar 1793 - Westminster, Worcester, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 17 Mar 1810 - Ashburnham, Worcester, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - May 1834 - Rindge, Cheshire, New Hampshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 7 Aug 1859 - Waterford, Erie, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • !SOURCE: J. Gardner Bartlett, Simon Stone Genealogy (Boston: Stone Family Association, 1926), p. 140. Gives death 9 Aug 1860.

      !SOURCE: Samuel P. Bates, "History of Erie County, Pennsylvania" (Chicago: Warner, Beers, 1884), chapter 20 - Notable Events. Indicates that John Fenno was murdered in 1859: "1859 -- Charles Fisk, of Waterford, was arraigned for shooting John Fenno through the heart. He got two years and five days in the penitentiary."

      !SOURCE: "Descendants of John Almarian Fenno," email from Linda Johnson to Weldon Whipple, 23 Feb 2003. Adds middle name Almarian (not mentioned in previous sources). Gives death in 1859.

      !SOURCE: Email from Linda Johnson (email hidden.jp) to Weldon Whipple, 27 June 2003. Her note includes the following two paragraphs that clarify John's death date:
      The Erie Gazette on 11 Aug 1859 had the following: "FATAL AFFRAY. On Sunday evening last [7 Aug 1859], Charles Fisk, residing in Waterford township, (Erie Co., PA) got into a dispute with John Fenno, who had been living with him for some months. Fisk ordered Fenno to leave the house. He went out, but soon after returned with a club, holding it in a threatening attitude. Fisk took his gun, which he loaded with shot, for the purpose of intimidating Fenno, not with the intention of discharging it; but it accidentally went off, the charge entering the left side, and penetrating the heart and lungs. Fenno continued to advance, Fisk struck him with the gun on the head before he fell. He expired instantly. No person was present during the affray but Fisk's wife. Fisk took the body to a slough hole ten or twelve rods from the house and buried it. On Monday evening he repaired to the residence of William McLean, and communicated to him what occurred, under the advice of Mr. McLean, he went to Waterford and delivered himself up to P.P. Judson, Esq., who immediately summoned a jury, and accompanied by Fisk, passed to the place where Fenno was buried, disinterred his body, and held an inquest. The above is the substance of Fisk's statement before the inquest. We understand the finding of the jury was that Fisk acted in self defense. Justice Judson committed him, and he was brought over by Constable Anderson on Tuesday and delivered to the jailor. Both were under the influence of liquor when the affray occurred."

      In the Erie Weekly Gazette on 16 Feb 1860 "TRIAL OF CHARLES FISKE FOR THE MURDER OF JOHN FENNO" Fisk said "Fenno and he had an altercation about some boys going in swimming on Sunday; said Fenno took up for the boys." Fenno's nephew, Judson Fenno, said his uncle "was 66 years old, had scarcely any physical strength; don't think he was near as strong as men of his age usually are; he was accustomed to drink a great deal of liquor." A neighbor testified that Fenno had lived with Fisk since about Jan 1858, and they seemed to be on good terms. Before confessing Fisk had told another neighbor that Fenno had gone West, because he had heard that his wife was going to get married again, and that he had lent him ten dollars to get West. The jury found Charles Fisk guilty of murder, and he was sentenced to the penitentiary.



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