Orangeburgh District Migrations

Migration of Abraham FANNING and Narcissa MCCOLPHEN and Betsey BURTON

1. Abraham FANNING, born abt 1750; died bef 5 Jan 1821 in South Carolina; buried in Dean Swamp Cem., Springfield, South Carolina, son of James FANNING and Elizabeth [---]. He married (1) Narcissa MCCOLPHEN; (2) Betsey BURTON.

Notes for Abraham FANNING: There is an Orangeburgh District document dated 5 Jan 1821 which list the Widow of Abraham Fannin, late deceased of Orangeburgh District, as Elizabeth Fannin, and additional heirs as John Fannin, Jacob Fannin, James Fannin, Abraham Fannin, Burton Fannin and Jesse Fannin,

Children of Abraham FANNING and Narcissa MCCOLPHEN were as follows:

a. John FANNING, born abt 1774; died 1843. He married Annie CORBITT, born 10 Jan 1779, daughter of John CORBITT (JR) and Ann Elizabeth COOPER.

Notes for John FANNING: Elected Sheriff of Orangeburg County.

b. James FANNING, born 10 Feb 1775; died 19 Sep 1836. He married Margaret Jane JONES, born 3 May 1784; died 1831, daughter of Henry JONES and Mary POU.

c. Joseph FANNING, born 26 Jan 1776 in South Carolina; died 14 Feb 1837 in Springfiled, South Carolina; buried in Old Fanning Cem., Springfield, South Carolina. He married in 1806 in South Carolina Christian CORBITT, born 11 Jan 1789 in South Carolina; died 15 Apr 1857 in Springfield, South Carolina; buried in Dean Swamp Cem., Springfield, South Carolina, daughter of John CORBITT (JR) and Ann Elizabeth COOPER.

Notes for Joseph FANNING: On 23 May 1835 John Corbitt Senr., Robert Walker, Benjamin Corbitt and Martin Friday appraised 50 acres of Island land purchased by Joseph Fannen Senr. from Susannah Rushton and John Fannin being part of original 200 acre grant to William Young on 30 Oct. 1772. On 3 Dec 1835 Susana Rushton sent a letter from Montgomery County, Alabama to Joseph Fannin in Orangeburgh District, South Carolina stating that she understood from Isham Fannin that he (Joseph Fannin) would come out to Alabama (if they paid the way) and settle all their business in Carolina. That is, with Joseph C. Fannin and John Sally and also with William Corbitt. She (Susana Rushton) also wished to fetch her son Joseph money. Letter delivered by Burton Fannin. John Yon of Green Co. GA appointed Joseph Fannin of the District of Orangeburgh as his attorney on 6 Jan 1823. Wit: Joseph C. Fanning, James McQueen, Henry McMichael.

Children of Abraham FANNING and Betsey BURTON were as follows:

d. Jacob FANNING, born abt 1770 in South Carolina; died 1848 in Alabama. He married Ann MARTIN, born in Ireland; died 1843.

e. Abraham FANNING, born abt 1780 in Orangeburg District, South Carolina; died in Alabama. He married Elizabeth WERNER, born abt 1785.

f. Burton FANNING, born abt 1790 in Orangeburg District, South Carolina; died 18 Feb 1856 in Alabama. He married Mary MARTIN, born 1793 in Ireland; died 3 Jul 1854. Susana Rushton sent a letter from Montgomery County, Alabama dated 3 Dec 1835 to Joseph Fannin in Orangeburgh District, South Carolina stating that she understood from Isham Fannin that he (Joseph Fannin) would come out to Alabama (if they paid the way) and settle all their business in Carolina. That is, with Joseph C. Fannin and John Sally and also with William Corbitt. She (Susana Rushton) also wished to fetch her son Joseph money. Letter delivered by Burton Fannin.

g. Jesse FANNING, born abt 1794. He married Patience FARLES, daughter of Thomas FARLES.

h. William H. FANNING, born 20 May 1815.

i. Jane Rebecca Ann FANNING, born 26 Jul 1817; died 21 Oct 1880 in Montgomery, Alabama. She married Robert M. FANNING, born 22 May 1815 in Orangeburg District, South Carolina; died 23 Dec 1861 in Montgomery, Alabama; buried in Fannin Cem., Dublin, Alabama.

j. John D. FANNING, born 6 Feb 1820; died 12 Jun 1900; buried in Old Fannin Cem., Dublin, Alabama. He married Margaret E. [---], born 22 Apr 1823 in South Carolina; died 22 Feb 1890 in Montgomery, Alabama; buried in Fannin Cem., Dublin, Alabama.

k. Philip Garvin FANNING, born 1 Jul 1822 in Orangeburgh, South Carolina; died 2 Nov 1903 in Alabama. He married on 27 Oct 1853 in Montgomery, Alabama Sarah ALLEN.

l. Rachel FANNING, born 24 May 1825. She married Caison [---].

m. Narcissa M. FANNING, born 30 Mar 1828. She married Daniel LIVINGSTON born 17 Nov 1827; died 28 Oct 1881, son of Frederick LIVINGSTON and Martha JEFFCOAT.

n. Martha C. FANNING, born 11 Jan 1831.

Information provided by Gene Jeffries 22 Feb 2000.


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