Biography of Benejah C. Fanning
St Lawrence County, NY Biographies

Fanning, Benajah C., Russell, was born in Russell, October 29, 1830, a son of Caleb, who was born in Herkimer county, November 14, 1807. He was a son of William and Elsie (Corp) Fanning, who came from Herkimer to St. Lawrence county when Caleb was a boy. In 1830 they came to Russell, where he died in 1835, and his wife several years later. Caleb was twenty three years old when he came to this town, and he has lived on the same farm since 1832. In 1833 he married Jane Brown of Edwards, born March 26, 1816, a daughter of Jonathan Brown. To Caleb and wife were born eleven children, of whom seven grew to maturity: Emily, wife of Hezekiah Carr; Benajah, our subject; Vaniah, who married Clarissa Stafford; Andrew, who lives on the old homes tend and married Annie Nolan; Hezekiah, who married Elizabeth McConnell; D. C., wife of Victor Hatch. Mr. Fanning is a Republican. Benajah C. worked at farming at home till the age of twenty seven, and then rented the homestead for four years. In 1868 he bought his present place of 135 acres, which he has cleared and improved, and he keeps a dairy of fourteen cows and young stock. In 1863 he married Susan, daughter of Ashabel Curtis of Russell, and they have had two children Jessie, wife Albert Hughes of Russell, and Lynn, who lives at home.

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A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
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The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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