John Alexander Fennell

John Alexander Fennell
B: 1815 
D: ?    
M: Sarah Howell
   ├── Mary Ann Fennell (1839-?) 1
   ├── John Thomas Fennell (1840-1888) 1
   └── Margaret M. Fennell (1846-1914) 1

M: Martha J. Henshaw

John Alexander Fennell     [ID 03100] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born 1815, Rowan County, North Carolina.1  

He married Sarah Howell, 1838, Iredell County, North Carolina.1  Sarah was born 1819, Rowan County, North Carolina.1  

Children:1

Mary Ann Fennell, born 1839; married George Hinshaw.
John Thomas Fennell, born 1840; married Martha Jane Hinshaw.
Margaret M. Fennell, born 1846; married James Paschal Duff.
William W. Fennell, born 1848.
Harmon Lee Fennell, born 1853.
Samuel Fennell, born 1854.

Sarah died 1855.1  

He then married Martha J. Henshaw, Dec 12 1866, Grainger County, Tennessee.1,2,3  Marriage bond dated Oct 27 1856.3  Martha J. Henshaw, daughter of John Hinshaw & Patsey Booth, was born 1833.2  

Children:1

Eliza Cordelia Fennell, born 1858.
Sarah Fennell, born 1859.
Melissa Caldonia Fennell, born Feb 1863; married Alexander McGee (child: Ethel McGee, 1889). 4
James Fennell, born 1863.
Josephine Alice Fennell, born 1865.
Orlena Fennell, born 1869.
Octavia Fennell, born 1874.

John and family were shown in the 1860 census (Jul 31 1860), Grainger County, Tennessee:5

John A. Fennel, age 42, born in North Carolina; master carpenter; $350 personal property.
Martha Fennel, age 25; cannot read or write.
John Thomas Fennel, age 20; farm laborer.
Margaret Fennel, age 14; attended school.
William Fennel, age 12; attended school.
Harmon Fennel, age 7; attended school.
Samuel Fennel, age 6.
Eliza C. Fennel, age 2.
Sarah Fennel, age 1.
John L. Gentry, age 35, born in Tennessee; cannot read or write; blind.
Genetha Gentry, female, age 53, born in North Carolina.

John and family were again shown in the 1870 census (Jun 16 1870), Grainger County, Tennessee:6

Fennel, John A., age 55, born in North Carolina; carpenter; $150 personal property.
Fennel, Martha, age 34, born in Tennessee; keeping house; can read, cannot write.
Fennel, Samuel, age 17, born in Tennessee; farm laborer; cannot read or write.
Fennel, Cordelia, age 12, born in Tennessee; cannot read or write.
Fennel, Malissa, age 9, born in Tennessee.
Fennel, James, age 7, born in Tennessee.
Fennel, Josephine, age 5, born in Tennessee.

Martha J. Henshaw died after 1874.1,2  

Widower John Fennell and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 14 1880), Grainger County, Tennessee:7

Fennell, John A., age 61, born in North Carolina; parents born in North Carolina; widower; carpenter.
Fennell, Eliza C., daughter, age 21, born in Tennessee; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Tennessee; keeping house.
Fennell, Caldonia, daughter, age 18, born in Tennessee; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Tennessee; attended school.
Fennell, Alice, daughter, age 16, born in Tennessee; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Tennessee; attended school.
Fennell, Orlena, daughter, age 11, born in Tennessee; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Tennessee; attended school.
Fennell, Octava, daughter, age 6, born in Tennessee; father born in North Carolina; mother born in Tennessee.
Living next door in 1880 was the family of Martha's brother George.8  Also living nearby in 1880 was Martha's widowed father and sister Anna.9  

John Alexander Fennell died in early 1900 in Warren County, Tennessee; buried Nashville, Tennessee.1

(photo)Photo: John Alexander Fennell and Martha J. Henshaw 10


Sources

  1. Contribution from Trent Hill ().
  2. "East Tennessee Roots", Volume I, Issue 3, September, 1984; Tennessee Valley Publications.
  3. "Early East Tennessee Marriages", Sistler, 1987.
  4. Contribution from Trent Hill () citing:
    1900 census, District 7, New Market, Jefferson County, Tennessee; page 85B.
  5. 1860 census, 8th Civil District, Grainger County, Tennessee; page 120, line #26, dwelling #861, family #861.
  6. 1870 census, 8th Civil District, Grainger County, Tennessee; page 86B, line #9, dwelling #74, family #71.
  7. 1880 census, 7th Civil District, Grainger County, Tennessee; roll T9-1257, ED 98, page 456C, line #27, dwelling #249, family #260.
  8. 1880 census, 7th Civil District, Grainger County, Tennessee; roll T9-1257, ED 98, page 456C, line #17, dwelling #248, family #259.
  9. 1880 census, 7th Civil District, Grainger County, Tennessee; roll T9-1257, ED 98, page 456C, line #10, dwelling #247, family #257.
  10. Photo courtesy of Trent Hill () and Jimmy Fennell.


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