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Silas Fannin
Posted by: ralph sayre (ID *****8382) Date: July 27, 2005 at 16:08:24
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My ancestor, Silas Fannin, with part of his family seemingly disappeared from their home in Butler District, Wayne County, West Virginia about 1887 (according to available public records). From Census information and death certificates of a couple of children of Silas, he was born in Kentucky about 1822. The earliest public record that I have for him was the 1842 Lawrence County, Kentucky Tax List. His wife was Mary “Polly” (Ferguson) Fannin.

Lack of records and trace after 1887 leads me to believe they left the state. Some descendants have suggested they may have gone to Buchanan County, Virginia. Others say possibly the tidewater region of Virginia. My research in the areas of Kentucky where other Fannins lived has turned up nothing on Silas. Please look in any references you have for your area to see if Silas Fannin and family may have located there after 1887.

The 1880 census listed William with son James and no wife was living at Spring Creek in Maries County. William was born about 1845 in Tennessee to Tennessee-born parents, and his son James born about 1870 in Missouri. Other households at Spring Creek were James and Efemme Fannon and George and Ellen Fannon. This James was born about 1848 in Tennessee to Tennessee-born parents. George was born about 1857 in Missouri.

I’m asking that anyone who has done Fannin research or has an interest in Fannin or the place they lived, please check your records for a clue about Silas Fannin after 1887. I have tried to find information on his final years, date of death, and where buried for about thirty years now. If you find any references to Fannin in the 1820-1900 period in an early Maries county history, I am interested. You may post any leads here or email me at rhsayre@excite.com. Thank you.

Ralph


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