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Jacob Fenton – Bicentennial Biography No. 22

Jacob Fenton was a native of Mansfield, Conn. and was a potter by trade. He was the second cousin of George Fenton, father to future governor Reuben E. Fenton. He enlisted in the continental army at the age of 15 and served in the Revolutionary War. In 1813, Jacob arrived in Chautauqua County from Burlington, N.Y. and started a pottery business in… Continue reading

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