John Fenno

John Fenno

Birth
Milton, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 23 Apr 1741 (aged 75)
Canton, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Canton, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 27696690 View Source
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Son of John & Rebecca (Tucker) Fenno. Married at Milton, June 25, 1690, Rachel Newcomb. They had nine children.
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John Fenno, 2nd child and eldest son of John Fenno (1), was born in Milton, August 29, 1665. He was a farmer and lived in that part of Stoughton now Canton, where he died April 23, 1741.

The house he built in 1694 is standing-a big-chimneyed red house with numerous outbuildings, on Farm street, south side of Porkipog pond. The land, five hundred acres, was bought by his father in 1694. John Fenno seems to be the only one of the brothers who settled in Canton.

In 1695, he was chosen on committee on bounds by Dorchester, and was surveyor of highways in 1704 and 1709. In 1716 his house is represented on a plan as having two stories-a rarity in those days-and indicates he was possessed of more than average property.

At the organization of the precinct, he was chosen assessor, and it also appears to have been his duty to keep the boys in order in the meeting house.

June 25, 1690 he married Rachel Newcomb, of Braintree, who died October 16, 1750
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Children:
~Bethia, born October 12, 1692, died April 29, 1780; Married December 15, 1713 Charles Wentworth

~Joseph, born February 21, 1695, died Canton Jun 26 1764; Married December 8, 1726, Sarah White of Milton, who died September 29, 1760

~Rebecca, born September 8, 1697, died in Canton, March 13, 1783; Married January 2, 1727, John Pierce of Waterown.

~Isaac, born November 14, 1699 died Jul 2 1771; Married 1st January 9, 1728, Hannah Puffer; Married 2nd April 10, 1732 Mary Niles

~John See forward

~Ruth born May 30, 1705, died March 28 1768; Married October 10, 1728, Eliphalet Leonard of Easton; he died February 4, 1786

~Elizabeth born May 7, 1707, died October 17, 1783; Married June 9, 1727, Stephen Billings; he died June 10, 1767

~Seth born October 28, 1709 died October 31, 1740

~Freelove born February 1, 1714; Married April 18, 1733 John Brett of Bridgewater


Source: “Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts” William Richard Cutter 1908




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HERE LYES Ye BODY/OF Mr. JOHN FENNO,/WHO DIED APRIL Ye/23D. 1741:/IN Ye 76th. YEAR OF/HIS AGE.


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  • Added: 19 Jun 2008
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  • Blaine Barham
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/27696690/john-fenno : accessed ), memorial page for John Fenno (29 Aug 1665–23 Apr 1741), Find a Grave Memorial ID 27696690, citing Canton Corner Cemetery, Canton, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Kathy B (contributor 46953209) .