I am looking for information on Isaac Washington Fannin (sometimes Fanning) who was born ca. 1856 in California. He lived near Healdsburg, Mendocino Twp.,Sonoma Co., Ca. in the 1870's. The last information I have on him is several land patents around Mount Diablo, Sonoma Co., Ca. on October 1, 1878, along with Joseph Avery & Betsey Walker.
Isaac W. Fannin was the son of Robert C. & Sarah Thompson Fannin. Robert was the son of Akalis Fannin (Fanning). Robert & his brother, Mathew, came to California from Ray Co., Mo. in 1846 as part of the Rhoads wagon train. Matilda Fanning Rhoads, wife of John Pierce Rhoads was a sister to Robert & Mathew Fannin. She was born in Kentucky around 1818/1819. It is believed that Akalis Fanning came to San Jose, Ca. around 1850 and was still there in 1853. He was born in Va. ca. 1792.