Notes for Robert Fanning: Came from Eureka Springs AR area by wagon train in 1892 .....same train as John Washington Wood and Thomas B. Fanning. There was sickness along the Red River when they went to cross so they had to go a days journey out of the way to find a low area and crossed away from the main trail. They spent the winter near Sherman, Texas.
Robert is said to be the only boy left at home with lots of sisters and was spoiled. He and Lucy separated for awhile due to family interference and when they got back together they migrated to Texas. Texas was a wild and fairly unsettled area when they arrived and the children were not allowed to play outside without supervision because of the wild animals which posed a danger. per Virginia Brown
More About Robert Fanning: Alternate fact: Death Certif. has born Carroll, Co..1061 Burial: October 27, 1930, East End Cemetery, Lingleville, Erath County, TX.1062, 1063 Census: 1900, Erath County, Texas pg 31 B.1064 Died 2: October 26, 1930, Brights Disease and Chronic Prostatitis.1065 Moved: Erath County, TX per wagon train abt. 1893.
More About Robert Fanning and Lucy Ellen Grissom: Marriage: May 1883, AR.
Children of Robert Fanning and Lucy Ellen Grissom are:
Roby Ada Fanning, b. February 12, 1884, Arkansas, d. February 12, 1884, Arkansas.
Robert Leroy Fanning, b. March 22, 1885, Prob Carroll County, AR, d. May 22, 1885, Prob Carroll County, AR.
Elzy Jay Fanning, b. March 19, 1887, Berryville, Carroll County, AR1066, 1067, d. March 26, 1961, Dublin, Erath County, TX.