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Rebecca Fenno and Descendants


Ralph Dean Clark
ROOTS V, ver 5.01
CLARK Project Version 143
April 26, 1997

Table of Contents


(fenno), Fenno, Shepard, Wentworth


First Generation

1. Rebecca1 (Fenno)(1) was born in maybe, Lancashire, England. Rebecca died June 12, 1690 in Milton, Suffolk Co, MA, at age 84.

The passenger list of the "Truelove", which sailed to New England in 1635, includes Rabecca Ffenner, age 25. In 1660, the town of Dorchester granted her sixty eight acres in Unquity, later called Milton. She was admitted to the church in Milton Aug. 12, 1683. The will of her son John mentioned his land in Lancashire, providing a clue to her origin.

Rebecca (Fenno) had the following child:

Second Generation

2. John2 Fenno (Rebecca1 (Fenno))(2) was born in maybe, Lancashire, England circa 1629. John died April 7, 1708 in Milton, Suffolk Co, MA, at age 78.(3)

He married Rebecca Tucker circa 1661 in Milton, MA. Rebecca was born circa 1641 in Gloucester, or Milton, MA. Rebecca was the daughter of Robert Tucker and Elizabeth Allen. Rebecca died 1690 in Massachusetts, at age 49. "History of Weymouth MA" by G.W.Chamberlain, 1923, V.4, p.701 says she b. near 1660, next to last child. "History of Milton MA 1640 to 1887" ed. by A.K.Teele, p.581 shows tree fromArthur H. Tucker placing her as 2nd child b. about 1641. This tree gives a Rebecca3 (James2,Robert1) b. about 1673.

John Fenno and Rebecca Tucker had the following children:

Third Generation

4. John3 Fenno (John2, Rebecca1 (Fenno)) was born in Milton, Suffolk Co, MA August 29, 1665. John died April 23, 1741 in Canton, Suffolk Co, MA, at age 75.

He married Rachel Newcomb June 25, 1690 in Milton, Suffolk Co, MA. Rachel was born circa 1665 in probably, Braintree, Suffolk Co, MA. Rachel(10) was the daughter of John Newcomb and Ruth Marshall. Rachel died October 16, 1750 in probably, Canton, Suffolk Co, MA, at age 85.

John Fenno and Rachel Newcomb had the following children:

7. Benjamin3 Fenno (John2, Rebecca1 (Fenno)) was born in Milton, Suffolk Co, MA February 4, 1672/3. Benjamin died May 19, 1750 in Milton, Suffolk Co, MA, at age 77.

He married Mary Belcher September 23, 1696 in Milton, Suffolk Co, MA. Mary was born November 12, 1676 in Milton, Suffolk Co, MA. Mary was the daughter of Joseph Belcher and Rebecca Gill. Mary died December 25, 1758 in Milton, Suffolk Co, MA, at age 82.

Benjamin Fenno and Mary Belcher had the following child:

Fourth Generation

11. Bethiah4 Fenno (John3, John2, Rebecca1 (Fenno)) was born in Milton, Suffolk Co, MA October 12, 1692. Bethiah died April 29, 1780 in Canton, Suffolk Co, MA, at age 87.(11)

She married Charles Wentworth December 15, 1713 in Dorchester, Suffolk Co, MA. Charles was born circa 1684 in probably, York, ME. Charles was the son of John Wentworth and Martha (Wentworth). Charles died July 8, 1780 in Canton, Suffolk Co, MA, at age 96.(12)

Bethiah Fenno and Charles Wentworth had the following children:

14. Isaac4 Fenno (John3, John2, Rebecca1 (Fenno)) was born in Milton, Suffolk Co, MA November 14, 1699. Isaac died July 2, 1771 in Stoughton, Suffolk Co, MA, at age 71.(19)

He married Hannah Puffer January 9, 1727/8 in Massachusetts. Hannah was born circa 1710. Hannah was the daughter of James Puffer. Hannah died July 30, 1731 at age 21.(20)

Isaac Fenno and Hannah Puffer had the following children:

15. John4 Fenno (John3, John2, Rebecca1 (Fenno)) was born in Milton, Suffolk Co, MA February 7, 1702/3. John died December 15, 1769 in Canton, Suffolk Co, MA, at age 66.

He married Hannah Billings December 15, 1726 in Milton, Suffolk Co, MA. Hannah was born March 2, 1706/7 in Milton, Suffolk Co, MA. Hannah was the daughter of Joseph Billings and Ruhamah Badcock. Hannah died October 23, 1768 in probably, Canton, Suffolk Co, MA, at age 61.

John Fenno and Hannah Billings had the following child:

20. Rebeckah4 Fenno (Benjamin3, John2, Rebecca1 (Fenno)) was born in Milton, Suffolk Co, MA July 1, 1700. Rebeckah died date unknown at age unknown.

She married John Shepard May 18, 1721 in Malden, Middlesex Co, MA. John was born February 14, 1698/9 in Brookline, MA. John was the son of Ralph Shepard and Mary (Shepard). John died August 30, 1781 in York, MA, at age 82.

Rebeckah Fenno and John Shepard had the following children:

Fifth Generation

22. Amariah5 Wentworth (Bethiah4 Fenno, John3, John2, Rebecca1 (Fenno)) was born in Stoughton, Suffolk Co, MA 1719.(24) Amariah died date unknown at age unknown.

He married Rebeckah Shepard October 22, 1741 in Stoughton, Suffolk Co, MA.(25) Rebeckah was born July 19, 1723 in Stoughton, Suffolk Co, MA. Rebeckah(26) was the daughter of John Shepard and Rebeckah Fenno. Rebeckah died date unknown at age unknown.

Amariah Wentworth and Rebeckah Shepard had the following children:

27. Jerusha5 Wentworth (Bethiah4 Fenno, John3, John2, Rebecca1 (Fenno)) was born in Stoughton, Suffolk Co, MA June 4, 1734.(34) Jerusha died date unknown at age unknown.

She married John Fenno December 14, 1752 in Stoughton, Suffolk Co, MA.(35) John was born circa 1730. John was the son of John Fenno and Hannah Billings. John died date unknown at age unknown. IGI shows birth of John to John Fenno/Hannah 11 Feb 1729 in Stoughton (batch C501821-0210) and 04 May 1732 in Boston (batch C502202-9804). Only marriage of a John Fenno to Hannah (Capen) in Boston 09-Oct 1730 (batch M502203-6498).

John Fenno and Jerusha Wentworth had the following children:

31. John5 Fenno (John4, John3, John2, Rebecca1 (Fenno)) was born circa 1730. John died date unknown at age unknown.

He married Jerusha Wentworth December 14, 1752 in Stoughton, Suffolk Co, MA.(39) Jerusha was born June 4, 1734 in Stoughton, Suffolk Co, MA.(40) Jerusha was the daughter of Charles Wentworth and Bethiah Fenno. Jerusha died date unknown at age unknown. IGI shows birth of John to John Fenno/Hannah 11 Feb 1729 in Stoughton (batch C501821-0210) and 04 May 1732 in Boston (batch C502202-9804). Only marriage of a John Fenno to Hannah (Capen) in Boston 09-Oct 1730 (batch M502203-6498).

John Fenno and Jerusha Wentworth had the following children:

32. Rebeckah5 Shepard (Rebeckah4 Fenno, Benjamin3, John2, Rebecca1 (Fenno))(44) was born in Stoughton, Suffolk Co, MA July 19, 1723. Rebeckah died date unknown at age unknown.

She married Amariah Wentworth October 22, 1741 in Stoughton, Suffolk Co, MA.(45) Amariah was born 1719 in Stoughton, Suffolk Co, MA.(46) Amariah was the son of Charles Wentworth and Bethiah Fenno. Amariah died date unknown at age unknown.

Amariah Wentworth and Rebeckah Shepard had the following children:


Notes and References


1. Allen H. Bent, 'Fenno Family,' NEHGR, (Boston, MA: NEHGS, Oct 1898), V.52 pp.448-457 (hereafter cited as Bent, NEHGR v52, Fenno Family).
2. Ibid.
3. aged 79 at death
4. His father's will says he disappeared on a military expedition
5. Bent, NEHGR v52, Fenno Family, calls him of Windham, CT.
6. Samuel Sewall's Diary mentions her funeral on 24 Nov 1713
7. Bent, NEHGR v52, Fenno Family, says she was daughter of Nathaniel and Elizabeth Barnes.
8. Ibid., says she was widow of John Steel, of Boston, rope-maker.
9. Ibid., says aged 89 at death.
10. 1721 Will of John Newcomb of Braintree, LDS Film 584136, Suffolk Co, Probate, Vol.22, p.559, No.4595 (hereafter cited as 1721 Will, John Newcomb). Birth of this Rachel seems not to be in the IGI. The earliest record, in 1678, of the daughter of Peter Newcomb and Susan(nah), would be too young for a 1690 marriage, and must be she of the 1703 marriage to William Everett. The dau. of Francis, b.1632, is too old. The only other male Newcomb is John.
11. 'The Wentworths in Canton - Their Ancestry,' NEHGR, (Boston, MA: NEHGS), V.8, July 1854, p.247 , (hereafter cited as NEHGR v8:247, Wentworths in Canton).
12. Ibid.
13. IGI batch 7315703-70.
14. John Wentworth, The Wentworth Genealogy : English and American, (Boston, MA: 1878), Los Angeles Public Library, Los Angeles, CA, R 929.2 W478, , (hereafter cited as Wentworth Genealogy).
15. Ibid., p.351.
16. IGI batch C501821-0096, name Bethyer.
17. IGI batch A184618-6135.
18. IGI batch C501821-0605, mother's name Bethyah.
19. Bent, NEHGR v52, Fenno Family, gives date as 'July 2, 1771(?)'.
20. Ibid., says she was aged 21.
21. Jim Morgan
22. Wentworth Genealogy, p.351.
23. Ibid., says his widow and son John administered his estate.
24. IGI batch 7315703-70.
25. 'Canton MA Births, Deaths, Marriages 1715-1845', West Los Angeles Family History Center, Los Angeles, CA, (hereafter cited as Canton MA V R).
26. 1CM Ref: "Canton MA Births, Deaths, Marriages 1715-1845" p.32 (65) says both of 1CT Stoughton.
27. Wentworth Genealogy, p.343.
28. 1AR 2DB 18000000 2AD "tan yard farm", abt.3 mi.from 2CT Adams Village,nr.Smithfield PO 2CY Jefferson Co. 2ST NY
29. Wentworth Genealogy, p.580.
30. Ref: "The Wentworth Genealogy" p.197 and p.580. No birth date; says she died about 15 months before husb. who died about 1828.
31. Lucy Ella Farrington , DAR Lineage 81038, Vol. 82 p.15
32. Lucy Ella Farrington , DAR Lineage 81038, Vol. 82 p.15 DAR Lineage 81038, Vol. 82, P.15, from gr. granddaughter of son John, Mrs. Lucy Ella Farrington Hitchcock, says he served as sergeant in Capt. William Bent's company, Col. John Greaton's regiment, Massachusetts troops. DAR Lineage 147014, Vol. 148, P.4, from her daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Hitchcock Reid, says he served as corporal and sergeant under Captains Bent and Childs, Colonels Greaton and Wells, MA troops. Both say he was born and died in Stoughton.
33. Wentworth Genealogy, p.349.
34. IGI batch C501821-0605, mother's name Bethyah.
35. IGI batch A184618-6134.
36. Ref: "The Wentworth Genealogy" p.197 and p.580. No birth date; says she died about 15 months before husb. who died about 1828.
37. Wentworth Genealogy, p.580.
38. 1AR 2DB 18000000 2AD "tan yard farm", abt.3 mi.from 2CT Adams Village,nr.Smithfield PO 2CY Jefferson Co. 2ST NY
39. IGI batch A184618-6134.
40. IGI batch C501821-0605, mother's name Bethyah.
41. Ref: "The Wentworth Genealogy" p.197 and p.580. No birth date; says she died about 15 months before husb. who died about 1828.
42. Wentworth Genealogy, p.580.
43. 1AR 2DB 18000000 2AD "tan yard farm", abt.3 mi.from 2CT Adams Village,nr.Smithfield PO 2CY Jefferson Co. 2ST NY
44. 1CM Ref: "Canton MA Births, Deaths, Marriages 1715-1845" p.32 (65) says both of 1CT Stoughton.
45. Canton MA V R.
46. IGI batch 7315703-70.
47. Wentworth Genealogy, p.343.
48. 1AR 2DB 18000000 2AD "tan yard farm", abt.3 mi.from 2CT Adams Village,nr.Smithfield PO 2CY Jefferson Co. 2ST NY
49. Wentworth Genealogy, p.580.
50. Ref: "The Wentworth Genealogy" p.197 and p.580. No birth date; says she died about 15 months before husb. who died about 1828.
51. Lucy Ella Farrington , DAR Lineage 81038, Vol. 82 p.15
52. Lucy Ella Farrington , DAR Lineage 81038, Vol. 82 p.15 DAR Lineage 81038, Vol. 82, P.15, from gr. granddaughter of son John, Mrs. Lucy Ella Farrington Hitchcock, says he served as sergeant in Capt. William Bent's company, Col. John Greaton's regiment, Massachusetts troops. DAR Lineage 147014, Vol. 148, P.4, from her daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Hitchcock Reid, says he served as corporal and sergeant under Captains Bent and Childs, Colonels Greaton and Wells, MA troops. Both say he was born and died in Stoughton.
53. Wentworth Genealogy, p.349.


Index

(Fenno)

(Fenno), Rebecca (i2985), d.1690

Atherton

Atherton, John (marriage to Rachel Wentworth) (i2404), b.1714-d.1785

Badcock

Badcock, James (marriage to Mary Fenno) (i4413), b.1677-d.1740

Barnes

Barnes, Elizabeth (marriage to Ephraim Fenno) (i4418), b.1685-d.1725

Belcher

Belcher, Mary (marriage to Benjamin Fenno) (i751), b.1676-d.1758

Billings

Billings, Hannah (marriage to John Fenno) (i2205), b.1707-d.1768
Billings, Stephen (marriage to Elizabeth Fenno) (i2206), b.1691-d.1767

Blake

Blake, Stephen (marriage to Chloe Wentworth) (i2510), b.1740-d.1823
Blake, Stephen (marriage to Chloe Wentworth) (i2510), b.1740-d.1823

Brett

Brett, John (marriage to Freelove Fenno) (i2566)

Buck

Buck, Matthew (marriage to Elizabeth Fenno) (i2573), b.1724-

Endicott

Endicott, Hannah (marriage to Samuel Wentworth) (i2525), b.1730-d.1750

Fenno

Fenno, Benjamin (i750), b.1673-d.1750
Fenno, Bethiah (i373), b.1692-d.1780
Fenno, Charles (i2506), b.1755-d.1824
Fenno, Elizabeth (i1041), b.1707-d.1783
Fenno, Elizabeth (i2572), b.1729-
Fenno, Elizabeth (i4410), d.1669
Fenno, Elizabeth (i4414), b.1680-d.1746
Fenno, Ephraim (i4416), b.1682-d.1767
Fenno, Freelove (i2561), b.1715-
Fenno, Isaac (i2569), b.1699-d.1771
Fenno, Isaac (i2574), b.1731-
Fenno, John (i746), b.1665-d.1741
Fenno, John (i1016), b.1730-
Fenno, John (i1492), b.1629-d.1708
Fenno, John (i2204), b.1703-d.1769
Fenno, John (marriage to Jerusha Wentworth) (i1016), b.1730-
Fenno, Joseph (i2555), b.1695-d.1764
Fenno, Joseph (i4411), b.1670-
Fenno, Mary (i2509), b.1754-d.1827
Fenno, Mary (i4412), b.1677-
Fenno, Mary (marriage to Charles Wentworth) (i2509), b.1754-d.1827
Fenno, Mary (marriage to Charles Wentworth) (i2509), b.1754-d.1827
Fenno, Rebecca (i1121), b.1662-d.1741
Fenno, Rebecca (i1123), b.1697-d.1783
Fenno, Rebeckah (i375), b.1700-
Fenno, Ruth (i2567), b.1705-d.1768
Fenno, Seth (i2557), b.1709-d.1740

French

French, Dependance (marriage to Rebecca Fenno) (i1120), b.1660-

Gill

Gill, Benjamin (marriage to Bethiah Wentworth) (i1014), d.1807

Hawes

Hawes, Elisha (marriage to Sarah Wentworth) (i92), b.1747-d.1797
Hawes, Elisha (marriage to Sarah Wentworth) (i92), b.1747-d.1797

Leonard

Leonard, Eliphalet (marriage to Ruth Fenno) (i2568), d.1786

Littlefield

Littlefield, Major Samuel (marriage to Hannah Wentworth) (i2512), b.1759-
Littlefield, Major Samuel (marriage to Hannah Wentworth) (i2512), b.1759-

Newcomb

Newcomb, Rachel (marriage to John Fenno) (i747), b.1665-d.1750

Pearce

Pearce, Martha (marriage to Ephraim Fenno) (i4419), b.1692-d.1781

Pierce

Pierce, John (marriage to Rebecca Fenno) (i1122), b.1695-d.1774

Puffer

Puffer, Hannah (marriage to Isaac Fenno) (i2571), b.1710-d.1731
Puffer, Sarah (marriage to Samuel Wentworth) (i2526), b.1733-

Shepard

Shepard, Jerusha (i2505), b.1729-d.1791
Shepard, Jerusha (marriage to William Wentworth) (i2505), b.1729-d.1791
Shepard, John (marriage to Rebeckah Fenno) (i374), b.1699-d.1781
Shepard, Rebeckah (i187), b.1723-
Shepard, Rebeckah (marriage to Amariah Wentworth) (i187), b.1723-

Smith

Smith, Elizabeth (marriage to Ephraim Fenno) (i4417), d.1713

Tucker (Babcock)

Tucker (Babcock), Lydia (marriage to Charles Fenno) (i2507), b.1749-d.1830
Tucker (Babcock), Lydia (marriage to Charles Fenno) (i2507), b.1749-d.1830

Tucker

Tucker, Rebecca (marriage to John Fenno) (i1493), b.1641-d.1690

Waldo

Waldo, John (marriage to Elizabeth Fenno) (i4415)

Wentworth

Wentworth, Amariah (i186), b.1719-
Wentworth, Amariah (marriage to Rebeckah Shepard) (i186), b.1719-
Wentworth, Bethiah (i1015), b.1731-d.1817
Wentworth, Charles (i2508), b.1750-d.1828
Wentworth, Charles (marriage to Bethiah Fenno) (i372), b.1684-d.1780
Wentworth, Charles (marriage to Mary Fenno) (i2508), b.1750-d.1828
Wentworth, Charles (marriage to Mary Fenno) (i2508), b.1750-d.1828
Wentworth, Chloe (i2511), b.1742-
Wentworth, Hannah (i2513), b.1763-
Wentworth, Jerusha (i1017), b.1734-
Wentworth, Jerusha (marriage to John Fenno) (i1017), b.1734-
Wentworth, Rachel (i2405), b.1715-d.1798
Wentworth, Samuel (i2524), b.1728-d.1783
Wentworth, Sarah (i93), b.1759-d.1821
Wentworth, Sarah (i1013), b.1739-d.1758
Wentworth, Seth (i2504), b.1726-d.1726
Wentworth, William (i1012), b.1722-d.1778
Wentworth, William (marriage to Jerusha Shepard) (i1012), b.1722-d.1778

White

White, Sarah (marriage to Joseph Fenno) (i2556), d.1760

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