Although the Brooks book ("History of the Fanning Family") asserts that Hannah was born on Wolfe Island, the family did not move there until 1798: "The first settlers on Wolfe Island subsequent to the French were United Empire Loyalists. The vanguard in 1798 consisted of members of the Davis, Hitchcock, Hinckley, and Cone families." (source: "Wolfe Island: A Legacy in Stone", p.76)
Hannah's 3 older brothers were born either in Quebec (near Sorel, where mother Susannah + grandmother Eleanor arrived by boat in July 1779) or in what is today Ontario (Williamstown, in Dundas County).
The family lived in or near Williamstown during the 1790s, as both Hannah's mother Susannah and her younger sister Elizabeth were baptised at St Andrew's Presbyterian, in the Dundas County area where her father had claimed land as a United Empire Loyalist.
Hannah married Frederick Fanning in March 1811 in Cape Vincent, New York, just across the St. Lawrence from Wolfe Island.
All 10 children of Hannah and Frederick Fanning were born in Canada. According to Brooks, the first 5 were born on Wolfe Island, before the family moved to Sidney in 1823. They had 8 sons (including 2 sets of male twins) & 2 daughters:
After her husband Frederick died in 1854, Hannah lived with son Sylvester & family in Sidney, Ontario (1861 census) and then later moved to Illinois.
The 1870 Illinois census shows that Hannah is living with son George Fanning and his wife Sarah and their 5 children. All those children were born in Canada except for the youngest.
Hannah also had a married daughter, Susannah Fanning Heagle, and other grandchildren living nearby in Illinois,.
Hannah died in 1874 in Chebanse/Kankakee & is buried there.
Searchable version of "Wolfe Island: A Legacy in Stone" (2009) by Barbara Wall LaRocque, with many references to the Davis family and to Hannah's husband Frederick Fanning:
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On 21 Jan 2017 at 04:33 GMT Emma (McBeth) MacBeath M.Ed MSM wrote: