Walter Fanning

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

The Life Summary 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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Walter Fanning
Grace Benjamin
Marriage: 6 November 1771
Catharine Fanning
Child Fanning
Joshua Fanning
Benjamin Fanning
Thomas Fanning
Phebe Fanning
Elisabeth Fanning
John Fanning
Sarah Fanning
Frederick Fanning
Anna Fanning
Mary Fanning
Margaret Fanning
Fanny Fanning

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  • Marriage
    6 November 1771Preston, New London, Connecticut, United States
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    World Events (6)

    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 .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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    Sources (15)

    • Walter Fanning in entry for Amos Abbot and Fanny Fanning, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
    • Walter Fanning in entry for Catharine Fanning, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
    • Walter Fanning in the 1820 United States Federal Census

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