Catharine Fanning

Female21 August 1772–22 March 1862

Brief Life History of Catharine

When Catharine Fanning was born on 21 August 1772, in Preston, New London, Connecticut, United States, her father, Walter Fanning, was 25 and her mother, Grace Benjamin, was 18. She married Andrew Clark on 12 April 1791, in New Concord, Chatham, Columbia, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Canaan, Canaan, Columbia, New York, United States in 1850 and Madison Township, Clark, Missouri, United States in 1860. She died on 22 March 1862, in Sugar Creek, Jackson, Missouri, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Saint Francisville, Clark, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Andrew Clark
Catharine Fanning
Marriage: 12 April 1791
Fannie Clark
Frederick Fanning Clarke Sr
Hezekiah Clarke
Clarissa Clark
Catherine Clark
Wheeler Hutchinson Clarke
Eliza Ann Clarke
Chloe Clarke
Anna Clarke
1808–about 1851
Katherine Lathrop
Addison Clark
William Andrew Clarke
Maria D. Clarke

Sources (18)

  • Catheine Clark in household of Andrew Clark, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Catherine Clark in entry for Clarissa Hunt, "Massachusetts Town Deaths Index, ca. 1640-1961"
  • Catherine Clark in household of Andrew Clark, "United States Census, 1850"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 April 1791New Concord, Chatham, Columbia, New York, United States
  • Children (13)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (15)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 4

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

    Age 9

    The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.

    1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

    Age 25

    Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Fenning .

    Irish: from Ó Fionnáin ‘descendant of Fionnán’, a diminutive of Finn (see Fannin ). It is also a variant of the name of a Norman family in Munster, otherwise called Panin (a diminutive of Pagan ), Gaelicized as Fainín. The family was located at Fanningstown, formerly Ballyfanning, Limerick. Compare Fagan 2.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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