Darius Perry Fenner

Darius Perry Fenner

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Death 11 Jun 1890 (aged 80)
Burial Martin, Allegan County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 8614265 · View Source
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Darius P. Fenner came to Allegan County around 1840-41. He married Candace Adaline Whitman on 24 Aug 1839. She was the daughter of Martin Whitman and Polly Ward Whitman (buried in Old Jordan Village Cemetery, Elbridge, Onandaga, NY).

From the FENNER family history site (www.fennerfamily.com)

After their marriage......"They went to the recently established and largely unsettled state of Michigan in search of a home. "With the exception of a neighbor who lived [nearby], there were no neighbors within 3 or 4 miles."

Indians often came to see them. Darius being a mechanic, had all the necessary tools, among them a grindstone which was kept in one corner of the house. Some indians were paying them a visit one day, when [one of them drew a] bowie knife from his belt, stepped to the grindstone and began sharpening it, the young wife in the meantime [felt he was preparing her murder]; however, no harm came to any one from the sharpening of the knife, but she was very glad to see the indian depart. The indians generally were friendly except when intoxicated. Wild animals, especially wolves, frequently came very near the house.

By the time Darius died, the land around them had been settled, railroad tracks ran through town, and a telegraph and post office had been established.


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  • Added: 8 Apr 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8614265
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Darius Perry Fenner (12 Oct 1809–11 Jun 1890), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8614265, citing East Martin Cemetery, Martin, Allegan County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by graver (contributor 46588586) .