Historical records matching Joshua Amos Rev Fenn
About Joshua Amos Rev Fenn
Among the earliest settlers at Clyde Sandusky County Ohio came Silas Dewey Giles Thompson Amos Fenn and the Pogue Family. Amos Fenn was born in September 1793 in Litchfield County Connecticut hence was a young man when he came to Sandusky County By trade he was a carpenter and a competent one as he built the first frame house ever put up in the city of Sandusky He had a large amount of enterprise in his composition and after coming to Clyde he operated 1 saw mill on Coon Creek In 1844 he wasordained a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church and in that connection he spent many of his happiest and most useful years his kindness good judgment and sympathy so endearing him to his neighbors that they bestowed on him the name of Father Fenn He was sent for from over the county to perform the ordinances of baptism and marriage and it is computed that he preached more funeral sermons than any other man in Sandusky County without charging He took an interest also in the material affairs of his community at times served in township ofiices and for eighteen years dispensed justice as a justice of the peace during this time adjusting many neighborhood disputes and settling domestic trouble without recourse to the law He was followed to his last resting place in the cemetery at Clyde by a concourse that included almost the whole population His death occurred January 16 I879.
Fenn was married first at Marblehead Connecticut to Nancy Smith who died in June I839 leaving five children namely Mrs Susan P Wing, Charles G., Mrs Clara D. Woodward deceased, Harriet J. and William D. deceased. Amos Fenn was married second in 1840 to Mrs Emeline Jacobs Brace widow of Orrin F. Brace and daughter of Nathan and Lucy Smith Jacobs. She was born September 30, 1810 in Vermont. By her first marriage she had one son George Brace. Two children were born to the second marriage Nancy and A.A. Nancy Fenn married Joseph Dufran and died February 16, 1892 leaving five children After the death of her husband Mrs. Fenn made her home with her son A.A. and there she peacefully passed away in advanced age.
AMOS FENN ...... Birth: Sep., 1793 Milford New Haven County Connecticut, USA Death: Jan. 16, 1879 Clyde Sandusky County Ohio, USA
Spouses: Nancy Smith Fenn (1802 - 1839)* Emeline Jacobs Fenn (1810 - 1895)* Children: William D. Fenn (1827 - 1851)* Harriet J. Fenn (1830 - 1897)* Alvah Amos Fenn (1848 - 1922)*
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Burial: McPherson Cemetery Clyde Sandusky County Ohio, USA
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Joshua Amos Rev Fenn's Timeline
Litchfield County, Conneticut, USA
February 10, 1825
Sandusky, Ohio, United States
February 3, 1841
Ohio, United States