John Fenton Jr

25 September 1786–25 March 1854 (Age 67)
Willington, Tolland, Connecticut, United States

The Life of John

When John Fenton Jr was born on 25 September 1786, in Willington, Tolland, Connecticut, United States, his father, John Fenton Sr, was 23 and his mother, Lucy H Eldredge, was 19. He had at least 4 sons with Susanna Sykes. He lived in Pitcairn, St. Lawrence, New York, United States in 1850. He died on 25 March 1854, in East Pitcairn, Pitcairn, St. Lawrence, New York, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in East Pitcairn, Pitcairn, St. Lawrence, New York, United States.

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John Fenton Jr
Susanna Sykes
Ephraim S. Fenton
Charles Hutchinson Fenton
Samuel J Fenton
John Fenton III

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    Susanna Sykes




    Ephraim S. Fenton


    Charles Hutchinson Fenton


    Samuel J Fenton


    John Fenton III


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World Events (8)

1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

Age 1

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.
1788 · Connecticut Becomes the 5th State

Age 2

Connecticut became a state on January 9, 1788. In 1650, before it was a state, the boundary of Connecticut ran north from the westside of Greenwich Bay and the coast of the Pacific Ocean. During the 1600s, Westmoreland County was in Connecticut when the boundaries were changed Westmoreland County went to Pennsylvania.

Age 18

Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of various places, in Lincolnshire, Northumberland, Staffordshire, and South Yorkshire, so called from Old English fenn ‘marsh’, ‘fen’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’2 Irish: English surname adopted by bearers of Gaelic Ó Fionnachta ( see Finnerty ) or Ó Fiachna ‘descendant of Fiachna ’, an old personal name Anglicized as Feighney and sometimes mistranslated as Hunt ( see Fee ).3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): Americanized form of various like-sounding names, for example Finkelstein ( see Funke ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • John Fenton, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Fenton, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • John Fenton, "Find A Grave Index"

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