Thomas Fanning

6 September 1778–after 1812 (Age 33)
Preston, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Fanning was born on 6 September 1778, in Preston, New London, Connecticut, United States, his father, Walter Fanning, was 31 and his mother, Grace Benjamin, was 24. He married Christiana Batchford about 1805, in Gilboa, Gilboa, Schoharie, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He died after 1812, at the age of 35.

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Thomas Fanning
Christiana Batchford
Marriage: about 1805
Catharine Fanning
Maria Fanning
Charles Fanning
Botsford B F Fanning
Asa Tyler Fanning

Spouse and Children

about 1805
Gilboa, Gilboa, Schoharie, New York, United States


    Catharine Fanning



    Botsford B F Fanning


    Maria Fanning



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World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 3

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 3

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 · The First Presidential Election

Age 10

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Fenning .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Thoas Fanning in entry for Catherine Fanning Davis, "Rhode Island, Providence County, Providence, Swan Point Cemetery Records, ca.1846-ca.1950"
  • Thomas Fanning, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Thomas Fanning in entry for Catharine Fanning, "New York, Births and Christenings, 1640-1962"

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