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Fenn Family

This is so exciting, I can't type fast enough for everyone to read.

I have been contacted by the great-great-grandchild and great-great-great-grandchild of Harry Fenn (is that too many "greats"?). They are scattered along the East Coast, but they are out there. And they still have in their possession letters, photographs, paintings. WOW!!! And what is even more amazing, they are all now reading my blog.

So, welcome Fenn family! Looking forward to meeting you all.

I can't sit still! I want to get in a car and go visit them NOW!


  1. We feel the same way. We want to visit you NOW!!! You are truly a blessing to us ALL :).

  2. Hi, I am another Harry Fenn great-great Grandson. I live in Oxford, Ohio (Hi LDP). I am very glad that you are restoring the Cedars and finding so much out about Harry Fenn. I am also interested in what you find out about Alice Fenn (Mrs. Charles F. Coffin), my Great-Grandmother. At one time she had a house in Montclair. A half-timber tudor house that was featured in a 1904 edition of "American Estates and Gardens". The house was at the foot of the orange mountains and a picutre shows a hill behind it. At the time of Charles's Death, they lived at 57 Melrose Place, but I do not know if that was the same house.
    I will be interested in following the resoration progress of your house and hope someday to be able to visit Montclair.

  3. We actually live at 57 Melrose Place, The last residence of Charles and Alice Coffin. It isn't the house pictured in the 1904 article. Ibelieve that is up on Lloyd in Montclair. When if you come to Montclair, we can show you our house and with some notice we might be able to include the 4-5 houses that Charles and Alice lived in in the neighborhood.
    Alan Culler


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