Fanning, Rufus, 1775 -

Rufus Fanning was the son of Asher and Priscilla Fanning of Groton, Connecticut.  A sea captain, he lived in Groton (now Ledyard) near the Stonington line, his house being on the west side of the highway at the base of Lantern Hill. Fanning removed out west around 1834 and died in 1845 in Bath, Ohio.

Walter Frederic Brooks, History of the Fanning Family (Higgson Book Co., 1905), 369.

April 1775