Although his stone says he died in 1776, the correct death year is 1779. His grave was moved in 1861 from the Fanning Family Cemetery by George Hill.
Hannah Tooker Smith Fanning
Capt. James Fanning died in 1776, in the 93 year of his age, He was the great grand son of Dominicus Fanning, who was Mayor of a city in Ireland (under Charles I) and was taken prisoner at the battle of DROGHEDA in 1649, all the Garrison, except himself put to the sword. He was beheaded by CROMWELL, his head stuck upon a pole at the principal gate of the city, his property confiscated.....