Capt. Richard Fenner

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Richard Fenner

Birthdate: (78)
Birthplace: Pawtuckett, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Death: February 6, 1773 (78)
Johnston, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Place of Burial: Major Thomas Fenner Lot Cranston Providence County Rhode Island
Immediate Family:

Son of Maj. Thomas Fenner and Dinah Fenner
Husband of Abigail Fenner
Father of Lt. Col. Richard Fenner; Lydia Angell (Fenner); Jeremiah Fenner; Arthur Fenner; John Fenner and 1 other
Brother of Freelove Westcott; Maj. Thomas Fenner; Mehitable Sterry; Mary Fenner; Joseph Fenner and 4 others
Half brother of William Fenner

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About Capt. Richard Fenner


Honorable Richard FENNER----- In 1732 Gov Wanton appointed Richard as Judge for the town of Providence. Richard also held the position of Assistant to the Gov in 1740 and he was Judge of Providence County Court of Common Pleas in 1737.

In 1759 Richard was Town Sergeant of Johnston and in 1760 he became the Deputy of Johnston. Prior he had been appointed Deputy for Providence of the General Assembly in the years 1735, 1736, 1739. In addition he had been appointed Justice" of the Peace" by the General Assembly in 1731-1735.

As for his Military service, he was the CAPTAIN of the 3RD Company Providence Between 1733 - 1735 and before, in 1725, he'd attained the rank of Lt in the Providence Troop of Horse.

In 1724 he had been appointed Surveyor of Highways and as a side note his father Thomas and grandfather Arthur were also surveyors. His grandfather laid out the Northern and Western lines of the Colony of RI. Of additional interest is that these three generations followed a remarkably similar career path and in the choice of office and Military achievement.

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Capt. Richard Fenner's Timeline

Pawtuckett, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Age 24
Pawtucket, Providence County, Rhode Island
Age 25
Providence, Providence County, Province of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, (Present USA)
Age 35
Cranston, Providence County, Rhode Island
February 6, 1773
Age 78
Johnston, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
May 24, 1932
Age 78
June 20, 1941
Age 78
September 4, 1957
Age 78