|Death: ||May 10, 1841|
On stone "Died May 10, 1841, of the age of 77 years"
Son of Jeremiah FENTON, husband of Rosannah LAWRENCE. Children: Mary "Polly", William, Elizabeth, Delilah, John, Jessie, Catherine, Jeremiah, George, Benjamin, Joseph.
He was tall, muscular, and spare in flesh and his head was so large he had to have his hats made to order.
Farmer, exhorter in the Methodist Episcopial Church.
Moves to Mason Co., Kentucky in 1799 after marraige, joining his brother Samuel. Because of his distaste for slavery he would move and settle about the year of 1806 across the river on 200 acres, near Winchester, Adams Co., Ohio, known as "Aunt Lilah Farm." He cleared nearly 150 acres, built a two-story house "a pretentious and comfortable building for the times." Here he would stay and continue to raise his family.
While his occupation was that of farming Jeremiah FENTON found much time for spiritual things. He served as class leader; was a splendid singer of the old hymns and he continued as an exhorter in the Methodist Church. It is said he knew by heart, and could sing well, every hymn in the hymnal.
The world was better for his having lived in it and he surely exerted a strong influence for good in the community in which he reside.
- "Fenton Family History", 1910.
-For further information on the FENTON family: www.fraserfam.com
Rosannah Lawrence Fenton (1768 - 1845)
William Fenton (1790 - 1870)*
Elizabeth Fenton Eyler (1792 - 1835)*
Delilah Fenton (1794 - 1833)*
John Fenton (1796 - 1855)*
Jesse Fenton (1799 - 1860)*
Jeremiah Fenton (1803 - 1861)*
Mary Fenton Baird (1804 - 1875)*
George Fenton (1808 - 1861)*
Benjamin Fenton (1810 - 1870)*
Created by: Scott and Priscilla Butl...
Record added: Sep 14, 2007
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