Benjamin Richard Fanning

1811–6 February 1892 (Age 81)
Connecticut, United States

The Life of Benjamin Richard

When Benjamin Richard Fanning was born in 1811, in Connecticut, United States, his father, Harvey Henry Fanning, was 41 and his mother, Lovina Standish, was 34. He married Mehetable Peters Gates on 29 August 1836. He lived in Berlin, Hartford, Connecticut, United States for about 30 years. He died on 6 February 1892, in Portland, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 81.

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Benjamin Richard Fanning
Charlotte Lee
Marriage: 6 October 1844
Clarence Lee Fanning

Spouse and Children

6 October 1844
Berlin, Hartford, Connecticut, United States


    Clarence Lee Fanning


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World Events (8)


Age 1

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

Age 18

Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 25

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Fenning .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Benjamin R Fanning, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Benjamin R Fanning, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Benj. R. in entry for Clarence Fanning, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"

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