Joshua Fanning

13 August 1774–after 1850 (Age 75)
Preston, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Joshua

When Joshua Fanning was born on 13 August 1774, in Preston, New London, Connecticut, United States, his father, Walter Fanning, was 27 and his mother, Grace Benjamin, was 20. He died after 1850, at the age of 77.

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Joshua Fanning
1774–1850
Miss Tracy
1776–

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1776

Age 2

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 7

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.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 26

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Fenning .

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

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  • Joshua Fanning, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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