Fenner Arnold (1738 - 1836) MP

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Birthplace: Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA
Death: Died in Great Barrington, Berkshire, Massachusetts, USA
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About Fenner Arnold

Fenner Arnold was born 17 July 1738 or 40 and died 29 February 1836 in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. He is buried in the St. James Episcopal Church Cemetery.

He served in the Revolutionary War.

Parents: son of Sion Arnold and Mary Ward. please note: the website linked below seems to be incorrect in referencing his parents as Benedict Arnold lll.

Married:

  1. Hannah Turner. She was born about 1752 and died 29 March 1835, and was the daughter of Sanford Turner and Lois Lewis, who were married in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut on 22 Nov 1750.

11 children of Hannah Turner and Fenner Arnold:

  1. Thomas Arnold born 1768
  2. Mary Arnold born 1769 died 16 October 1776
  3. Fenner Arnold born 1770 died 15 September 1774
  4. Hannah Arnold born 1772
  5. Richard Arnold born 1775 and died 9 October 1776
  6. Timothy Arnold born 1776, a hat maker
  7. Elisha Arnold born 1778, a twin, in Farmington, Connecticut. Served in the War of 1812 (Connecticut in the Revolution) in the Connecticut militia as a private, Hezekiah Webster, Commander, and served 13 September 1813 to 1 November 1813.
  8. Elijah Arnold born 1778, a twin, in Farmington, Connecticut married to Annis Graham.
  9. Benedict Arnold born 1780
  10. Lois Arnold born 1782
  11. Fenner Arnold born 1784

Hatters of Great Barrington

From History of Great Barrington, (Berkshire County), Massachusetts. by Charles J. Taylor, Clark W. Bryan & Co., Publishers, 1882, Great Barrington, Mass., pp. 358-359.

The hatters of the last century were Joseph and Elias Gilbert, and Major Thomas Ingersoll. About the year 1801, came Timothy Arnold, with his brothers Fenner and Elisha. They bought the Misses Kellogg place, and Timothy established himself as a hatter. His shop was in the building (previously occupied by "Wise" Isaac Van Deusen) which stood in Mrs. McLean's door-yard. The Arnolds afterwards built the McLean house. Timothy Arnold, and his shop, is still well re- membered, as w^ell as the long row of hat bodies put out to dry on sunny mornings, occupying every fourth picket of the fence in front of his premises. Arnold was a bachelor, with a taste for the comical, which was shared by his apprentices, and his shop was the headquarters for fun and frolic, the rendezvous of the wags and fox hunters of the town. The shop itself, a long, low building — in the improvements of the premises, made by David Ives, forty years ago — was removed to Castle street, and converted into a dwelling — long occupied by the Moore famity — but has since given place to a more tasteful structure.

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Fenner Arnold's Timeline

1738
July 17, 1738
Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA
1836
February 29, 1836
Age 97
Great Barrington, Berkshire, Massachusetts, USA