Concerning the names listed on that 1830 Morgan Co., IL, census page, I can relate info on some of them as I am a long time Fanning researcher.This is my take on the family and some of it is not proven.
John Fanning Sr (c1736/1814 Grayson Co., VA)and unproven wife (she was of German hertiage), were first found in Orange/Guilford/now Randolph Co., NC, in Sep 1760 apparently residing on Bush/Little Bush Creeks of the Deep River either with or near Peter Youngblood (Jr?).There seems to be a close association between the Irish Fanning and the German Youngblood (Jungblut).John Fanning Sr was on the Randolph Co., NC, 1779 Taxlist along with eldest son Thomas.
About 1780 John Fanning Sr moved his family to the Chestnut Creek area of then Montgomery, then Wythe, now Grayson Co., VA, surrounded by large Quaker/exQuaker families.John Sr and Thomas appear on 2 of the 3 undated (c1780/1783), untitled lists of Capt. Flower Swift's Montgomery Co. militia made up almost entirely of Quaker men, exQuaker men or men married to exQuaker women.Flower Swift was also from Randolph Co., NC, not a Quaker but married to Mary Bedsaul (Bledsoe), an exQuaker.Why were John Sr and Thomas in this "Quaker" militia unit, while John Sr's brother James was in another, non Quaker unit?My belief is that John Sr's wife had died 1776/78 and he had remarried to a Quaker/exQuaker woman in NC.And she was the reason for John Sr's move to SWVA from middle NC.That this unknown second wife was a member of one of the large Quaker families living near them on Chestnut Creek in VA.But some of the Youngbloods were moving south to SC at approximately the same time frame as John Sr moved to SWVA.
Among John Fanning Sr's children were Joseph (Barbara Davis), dates c1768 NC/c1845 Franklin Co., AR. and Jacob (Nancy?) Fanning, dates c1766 NC/c1815 Jackson Co., TN.Jacob Fanning moved his family to Jackson Co., TN, 1809 or earlier.Among Jacob's children were Mary and Martha.
One of the Youngbloods that moved from NC to SC was a James Youngblood.One of James' children was Jeremiah.This Jeremiah Youngblood moved his family to Jackson Co., TN, 1809 or earlier as Jeremiah's first child born in TN was born in 1809 and named John Fanning Youngblood.Two older sons were James and Ambrose who married in Jackson Co., TN, sisters Mary and Martha Fanning, daughters of Jacob and Nancy.The Fannings minus Jacob as he had died c1815, and the Youngbloods minus Jeremiah as he had died in AL while returning home to TN from the War of 1812, moved to Lawrence Co., AL, where they were enumerated in the 1820 census.There is no 1820 Lauderdale Co., AL, that exists.
Joseph (Barbara Davis) Fanning had moved his family from Wythe Co., VA, to Giles Co., TN, near Campbellsville, probably in the late fall of 1809 as he sold his VA land on 10/31/1809.Moving with Joseph, among others, was Henry Keltner Jr, who owned adjoining land to Joseph in Wythe Co.Henry Keltner Jr's daughter Rebecca married George Wash. Fanning, son of Joseph and Barbara.Incidently, Rebecca's brother Solomon Keltner married Sarah Byler, daughter of Jacob Byler Sr in Giles Co., TN.This Solomon Keltner moved to Madison Co., IL, c1818 or earlier as he is enumerated there in the Fall of 1818 when IL became a state.Solomon later returned to Giles Co., TN, and persuaded some of his siblings and others to return to Goshen Township, Madison Co., IL, where they are all enumerated on the 1820 census.The Fannings going to IL in c1819 were George Wash. (Rebecca Keltner)and family, and his brothers, Joseph Jr and family (first wife may have been Rachel Keltner), Abraham, Jacob (the one listed on the 1830 census page) and Sampson.The last 3 single men, Sampson only 11 years old and his older brothers allowed him to go with them against their father, Joseph's wishes.
About the time that Morgan Co. was organized in 1821, they moved north residing there.
But in March 1818, Joseph Fanning Sr had bought land in very northern Lauderdale Co., AL, from the government.This was at the time when AL was really being opened up for settlement.Barbara Davis Fanning died probably in 1819 as Joseph Sr had another wife, Mary, by which he had2 children born in 1821 AL, a son born 1824 AR, a son born 1827 and a daughter born 1832, both in Morgan Co., IL, according to census info.It is known that Joseph moved his second family plus 2 sons by Barbara to Wharton's Creek residing there with Josiah Wharton by 1824.Josiah Wharton was enumerated in very southern Lawrence Co., TN, in 1820.Some men from Lauderdale Co., AL, had explored what is now Madison Co., AR, vincinity and returned to Lauderdale Co., AL, talking others into moving to AR.This according to the history of Madison Co., AR, on the internet.
Joseph Fanning Sr and others from Morgan Co., IL, moved to NWAR beginning c1835.They began showing on the 1836 Washington Co., AR, and later taxlists.When Madison and Carroll Cos., AR, were formed, they were in those counties.Joseph and his second family later moved on to Franklin Co., AR, c1842, where he died in c1845.
Others on the 1830 Morgan Co., IL, Census page were:
David Walker, married to Mary Fanning, daughter of Joseph and Barbara Davis Fanning.David and Mary married 12/1821 in Lauderdale Co., AL.Moved to Morgan Co., IL, c1824.Moved to NWAR c1835.David died there c1845.Mary Fanning Walker later moved to Collin Co., TX, with some of her children.
Lewis Walker, I believe, was David's brother.David named his first 2 children, Alfred and Lewis, which are not Fanning names.
Mary (Fanning) Youngblood was the widow of James Youngblood, son of Jeremiah of NC, SC and TN.Mary was daughter of Jacob (Nancy)Fanning of NC, VA and TN.
Ambrose Youngblood was also a son of Jeremiah and brother of the above James.Ambroses wife was Martha Fanning, sister of Mary Fanning (James) Youngblood.Youngblood Prarie in Morgan Co. was named for Ambrose.James and Ambrose moved from Jackson Co., TN, to Lawrence Co., AL, to Wayne Co., MO, where James died.Mary Fanning Youngblood and Ambrose (Martha Fanning) Youngblood moved to Morgan Co., IL.Later both families moved to the Madison/Carroll/Boone Cos., AR.I have been to the graves of Ambrose and Martha near Long Creek in Boone Co., AR.It is a very isolated place.
John Nelson had a son Martin Nelson who married Nancy Youngblood in Morgan Co. in 1830.Nancy was the daughter of James and Mary Fanning Youngblood.Martin and Nancy went to AR also.
Jacob Fanning was the son of Joseph and Barbara.He is the single man mentioned above as going to Madison Co., IL, c1819 with his brothers and the Keltners.Apparently, Jacob and his brother Abraham returned to the TN/AL border area probably in early 1822 as Abraham married Mrs Nancy Thompson Galloway in July 1822, and Jacob married Polly Downs in Sep 1822, both in Lawrence Co., TN.Both brothers along with their families and relatives and friends and others (including the Walkers, Houstons, Criswells, Browns and McFalls)in the TN/AL border area started migrating to Morgan Co., IL, c1824, to join the Fannings already there.Jacob's father Joseph had moved earlier to NWAR, but joined his older children in Morgan Co. c1825/26.
Theophilus Shepherd was a Hardshell Baptist preacher, I believe.He first had guardian of 3 Fanning siblings, children of Joseph Davis(Mary Greenup)Fanning, who was killed in the Mexican War.Joseph D. was the son of G.W. and Rebecca Keltner Fanning.
Lewis J. Shepherd was a brother to Theophilus.
Daniel Lynch had a daughter Deratia (Dosia) Lynch that married Davis Fanning, son of Joseph and Barbara, in Morgan Co.The Lynchs and Fannings apparently moved together to NWAR.Davis Fanning shows on taxlists there but not in any census (1840,1850 or 1860) which he should have.Doshia divorced Davis and married an Easley in late 1849, Washington Co., AR.The Easleys later moved to Benton Co., AR.There is an interesting story about how Davis Fanning died.
Hope this gives some insight and isn't too confusing.