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.
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.
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