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Hi William -

They are two separate cemeteries located a few miles apart. I live within 5 miles of each and I have visited both. They are listed as separate cemeteries in the Hale Collection (he identifies Fanning-Williams as Myers #17 or Williams #25 and Fanning as Faning #4) and the Ledyard Historical Society's "Historic Cemetery Inscriptions".

The Fanning cemetery is a small family plot with only a dozen or so inscribed stones. It is located off Lantern Hill Rd on the site of the original Fanning family homestead. The Fanning-Williams cemetery has probably 60 or more stones. It is located off Fanning Rd just a few miles away. Adding to the confusion Google maps has the Fanning-Williams cemetery marked as "Fanning". The Fanning Cemetery is not marked although you can spot it on Google Maps it is on the left side of Lantern Hill Rd just north of Whitford Pond. BTW I was there just before Christmas.

While Hale is considered the graver's "go to" source in CT, the Ledyard Historical Society has done a great job of identifying and cataloging Ledyard cemeteries. They maintain the ancient cemeteries and have installed signs identifying them by name.

I believe what has happened is that a contributor mistakenly entered 30 or so memorials to the Fanning Cemetery for folks buried in Fanning-Williams cemetery.

Added by WMitch6 on Jan 13, 2014 9:44 AM
Sister Sonya
Pelatiah Tiffany
Thank you for finding and photographing Pelatiah's final resting place.

Added by Sister Sonya on Oct 29, 2013 7:58 AM
B Bolles
Photo Thank You
Our family thanks you for your quick response to our request.
Added by B Bolles on Oct 03, 2013 9:47 PM
Debbie K
Gertrude Best
Thank you so much for the photo of her headstone. Appreciate your time and effort. Thank you again
Debbie K
Added by Debbie K on Oct 02, 2013 6:19 PM
Family Finder
John Godak
Thanks so much for finding and posting John headstone photo.
I will return the favor to some one in my area.
Added by Family Finder on Oct 02, 2013 4:52 PM
Family Finder
Thanks for taking the time to get the headstone of Jackie Coe. I will return the favor to someone in my area.
Added by Family Finder on May 02, 2013 7:28 AM
Janice Peay
Oakley headstone photos
Thank you so much for the headstone photos for Thomas Oakley and Paulina Sterling Oakley. It's so nice to be able to view them.
Added by Janice Peay on Apr 24, 2013 9:33 PM
Michael A. Higgins
George Bronson Co.G 69th Pa
Thanks William. Much appreciated, Thanks for taking the trouble.Best from
= Michael Higgins
Added by Michael A. Higgins on Apr 22, 2013 3:42 PM
Ted Myers
John Hempstead
Thank you, Ted
Added by Ted Myers on Apr 16, 2013 9:38 PM

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