Nice posting. Richard (1737-1773 0r 74) is obviously one of the Connecticut/New York Fannings who became involved in the Carolinas. He appears in Walter Brooks book and is noted to be a brother of Edmund.My records show him recieving land from Edmund Fanning (1739-1818) in Anson County in 1768.Most of his holdings appear in Anson County up to May 24, 1773. His will is posted in Anson April 15, 1774. They are the children of JAmes (1687-1779) and Hannah Smith (1702-1784. Edmund, of course, is the noted tory who came down from New York and took land as early as 1760 in Edgecome County and Hillsboro Dictrict. As a judge, he is involved in opposing the Regulators (with members of the "other" fannings on the other side, and later organizes one of the better Tory units, the Kings Own American Regiment of Foot and serves in the rank of Colonel. After 1780, he left for Canada.
Edmund helps confuse the Faning lines in the carolina due to his prominence nad the fact he is not related to the other prominent Carolina Fannin Tory, Col. David Fannin.