In the spring of 1851, John and Amy and all thechildren except Amanda who was married, came to Iowa by wagon train. They settled in Appannose County, Independence township, where they had a claim for 160 acres of land. Here is where they would make there permanent home. That fall their plans were interrupted when John would die of diptheria, leaving Amy to raise there children. He was buried a short distance north of there house later Amy donated an acre of land around his grave for a cemetery. It is now known as Brushy Creek Cemetery.
By 1860 Amy and her youngest child, Stephen, were alone since all of the other children were married and had homes of there own. Amy found the work was too much for her so she hired a young girl from Iconium, named Caroline Corder, To help her. Two years later Caroline and Stephen were married. she was 18 and he was 19. their first child Melvina was born the next year and amy had a happy family one more.
Amy's happy famly was broken once more when six months later, when Stephen left to serve in the was of the Rebellion. He was captured by the enemy and remained in prison in tyler ,Texas for a year. During that time he spent in prison his sister Amy, Died leaving four small children. After being discharged, he returned home on august 19, 1864, but he never fully recovered from the affects of his suffering in prison.
John Fenton (1802 - 1851)*
Thomas Karr Fenton (1820 - 1894)*
Amy E. Fenton Wafard (1834 - 1865)*
Amy E Fenton Worford (1834 - 1865)*
John A. Fenton (1835 - 1897)*
Stephen Arnold D Fenton (1843 - 1904)*
Created by: Karon Kastner
Record added: Nov 05, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43961533
Added: Oct. 20, 2014
In memory of Amy [Porter] Fenton, daughter of Edward Porter and Elizabeth Morgan.|
Added: Dec. 18, 2010