Ann Minor

1718–1810 (Age 91)
Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Ann

When Ann Minor was born on 3 August 1718, in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States, her father, James Minor, was 36 and her mother, Abigail Eldred, was 29. She married William Fanning on 17 March 1736, in Groton, New London, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She died before 1810, in Connecticut, United States, at the age of 90.

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William Fanning
Ann Minor
Marriage: 17 March 1736
James Fanning
William Fanning
George Fanning
Captain Roger Fanning
Freelove Fanning
Hannah Fanning
Anna Fanning

Spouse and Children

17 March 1736
Groton, New London, Connecticut, United States


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World Events (4)


Age 58

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

Age 63

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 70

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

1 English: variant spelling of Miner .2 German: nickname, meaning ‘small(er)’, from Latin minor ‘less’, ‘smaller’.3 French: nickname meaning ‘younger’, from the same word as in 2.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Anna Davis, "Connecticut Marriages, 1640-1939"
  • Anna Miner, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Ann Minor, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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