Walter Fanning

20 May 1747–19 April 1820 (Age 72)
Groton, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Walter

When Walter Fanning was born on 20 May 1747, in Groton, New London, Connecticut, United States, his father, Thomas Fanning, was 29 and his mother, Elizabeth Capron, was 22. He married Grace Benjamin on 6 November 1771, in Preston, New London, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 8 daughters. He registered for military service in 1775. He died on 19 April 1820, in Gilboa, Gilboa, Schoharie, New York, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Gilboa, Gilboa, Schoharie, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Walter Fanning
1747–1820
Grace Benjamin
1754–1832
Marriage: 6 November 1771
Catharine Fanning
1772–1862
Child Fanning
1801–
Joshua Fanning
1774–1850
Benjamin Fanning
1776–
Thomas Fanning
1778–1812
Phebe Fanning
1780–1855
Elisabeth Fanning
1781–1863
John Fanning
1783–1862
Sarah Fanning
1785–1862
Frederick Fanning
1788–1854
Anna Fanning
1791–1869
Mary Fanning
1793–1882
Fanning
1795–1796
Margaret Fanning
1799–1878
Fanny Fanning
1800–1865

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
6 November 1771
Preston, New London, Connecticut, United States
children

(15)

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

+5 More Children

World Events (6)

1776

Age 29

New York is the 11th state.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 34

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.
1788 · Connecticut Becomes the 5th State

Age 41

Connecticut became a state on January 9, 1788. In 1650, before it was a state, the boundary of Connecticut ran north from the westside of Greenwich Bay and the coast of the Pacific Ocean. During the 1600s, Westmoreland County was in Connecticut when the boundaries were changed Westmoreland County went to Pennsylvania.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Fenning .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Walter Fanning in entry for Grace Benjamin, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Walter Fanning, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Walter Fanning, "Connecticut, Marriages, 1630-1997"

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