Fanny Atherton

Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Fanny

When Fanny Atherton was born on 10 January 1785, in Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Joseph Atherton, was 34 and her mother, Hannah Farnsworth, was 31. She married Sewell Buffum on 21 May 1812, in New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter.

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Fanny Atherton
Sewell Buffum
Marriage: 21 May 1812
Fanny A Buffum
George S Buffum

Spouse & Children

21 May 1812
New Hampshire, United States


  • Fanny A Buffum


  • George S Buffum


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World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 1

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

Age 2

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 34

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place near Manchester named Atherton, from the Old English personal name Æðelhere + Old English tūn ‘settlement’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Fanny Atherton, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"
  • Fanny in entry for George S. Buffum and Sarah A.H. Stearns, "Rhode Island Town Marriages Index, 1639-1916"
  • Fanny Atherton in entry for Fanny A. Buffum, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

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