Fanning, James, 1772 - 1839

James Fanning was the son of George Fanning and Eunice Barnes of Groton, Connecticut.  In 1830, James and his wife's household included thirty-two people. Records show that he improved Mashantucket reservation land for one year in 1822.  From 1823 to 1824, Eneas Morgan, the Western Pequot's overseer, sold him six hundred feet of timber.  He rented Mashantucket reservation land in 1832, and the following year his son James joined his tenancy. 
Find A Grave (Fanning Williams cemetery, Ledyard, CT). Federal Enumeration of Connecticut (Groton, 1830).  Erastus Williams Overseer Record from June 1831 to June 1832, RG3 Box 384, N.L. Co. Ct. Rec. Indians, 1716-1855, CSL.  Sources for this biography also come from the Related Digital Heritage Items listed below.

July 5, 1772
July 9, 1839