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From: Ralph H Sayre <>
Subject: FANNIN
Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2006 09:53:15 -0400


Martin County, KY, was formed on September 1, 1870 from parts of Pike,
Floyd, Johnson, and Lawrence Counties. The county seat, Inez, is situated
in a valley, surrounded by beautiful hills and mountains.
Apparently none of the Fannins settled in Martin County before the
official formation. Early settlers were the Crums, Williamsons, Cassadys,
Stepps, Endicotts, Wards, and Delongs. The descendants of pioneer settler
James Ward, who settled at the forks of Rockcastle Creek in 1810, and of
Adam Crum who came from Bedford County, Virginia, in 1806. Others
populated the creeks and farmed the valley bottoms. In 1874, the city of
Eden changed its name to Inez and becomes the county seat.
I didn’t find any Fannins in Martin County in a search of the 1880
census. William, son of Silas, and Malinda Fannin had a child at or near
Inez in 1896. Malinda was listed with her parents as "widow" in 1900
census. Does anyone know if a tombstone for William Fannin (b. about
1868; d. around or just before 1900) can be found in Martin County?
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