Biography of Jesse P. Fenn
Howard County, IN Biographies





JESSE P. FENN is the fourth of five children born to Levi and Mary (Thompson) Fenn, natives of Connecticut and Ohio. Jesse P. was born January 2, 1831, in Fairfield County, and removed with his parents to Shelby County, Ind. , in 1837; he remained with his father until he was twenty one years of age, when he began life for himself; he made his start by taking contracts for clearing ground and making rails; he first purchased forty acres and kept adding to this until he had 190 acres, worth $14,250; he sold this and came to this county in 1874, where he purchased 270 acres in Taylor Township, with all modern improvements. Mr. Fenn was married, December 9, 1853, to Miss Catherine Stevens, a native of Ohio; twelve children crowned this union - Levi, John, Joseph T., David, Mary C., William F. (deceased), Charles E., Jesse, Thomas, Lewis, Alonzo and Dora A. Mr. Fenn has always voted the Democratic ticket and is one of its most ardent workers; he has been successful as a business manager, and is a liberal supporter of all benevolent institutions.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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