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Where in the World is Daniel C. Fenn?

19 June 2014

Where in the World is Daniel C. Fenn?
About 1823
Possibly Vermont

Shoreham, Addison, Vermont, United States
Possibly Michigan

Sylvan, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States
Sharon, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States
Jackson, Jackson, Michigan, United States
Feb 1873

Daniel C. Fenn, my second great grandfather has been a challenge to research.  I haven't been able to find his birth date or birth place.  I believe it to be in Vermont as that is where his parents were living in 1820 and 1830.  I don't even know what the C stands for!  

I can't find Daniel C. Fenn in the 1840 Census, he would have been about 17 years old.  Daniel's father, Daniel Fenn, died in 1836, and I searched for his mother, Huldah (Rowley) Fenn, in the 1840 census to no avail.  I searched the 1840 Census records for Daniel's brother's (Tully and Orlo), to see if Daniel or his mother were living with them at the time.  There were no members of the family of the right age group in these census records.

Another source of frustration is his death.  The only record of death I have is from his daughter's, Hattie Fenn Glover, Bible.  I have not been able to find a death record for Daniel.  Daniel was living in Jackson, Michigan in 1871 according to the Jackson City Directory.  His occupation was a traveling agent.  Did his job take him out of Jackson county?  If so, where?  Michigan?  Ohio or Indiana, which isn't too far from Jackson, Michigan?  Additionally, I cannot find his place of burial.  I am not the only one working on this.  Another Fenn researcher has been trying to find out more about Daniel C. Fenn too.  

The above chart shows where there are gaps in my research and this is one of the reasons I like making charts and tables.  Any suggestions of where I should look next?  Please leave a comment.


UltrafastPED said...

This site says 1 May 1882, based on Vermont Cemetery records, Sylvan Twp., Washtenaw Co., Michigan. Not on Find-a-Grave, but is listed on a cemetery reading from 2011; the Daniel C. Fenn information was picked up from an earlier reading done in 1958. The document I read is from the Genealogical Society of Washtenaw County; I will check the source information when I next visit their archive.


Brenda L. said...

Thank you for this information. I had seen that date too, but without sources and not being able to verify I just noted it in my notes. If this is his death date, I wonder where he was in the 1880 Census. His wife and oldest son are living in Chelsea Michigan and she is listed as widowed. I would love to hear about what you find at the genealogical society. Thanks.

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