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Saturday, August 21, 2010

William Fenner, Revolutionary War Veteran

Early Fenner family records indicate William Fenner was the son of Richard Fenner, born about 1725 in Dublin, Ireland and Ann Coddington, also born in Ireland.  Most historians report that William's date of birth was about 1725, and that he, too, was born in Dublin.  William allegedly served as a 1st Lieutenant in the 2nd North Carolina Militia during the American Revolution, and according to Colonial Ancestors,  he took his oath of office as a Major in the 7th North Carolina Regiment of the newly formed country's military at Valley Forge in the Spring of 1778. This reference also reports that William Fenner retired from military service on June 1, 1778.

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