Good evening Christi,
This information comes from the DAR Patriot Index. Both of the names are found, I believe that your Phineas Jr. may be the son of this Phineas Fanning...
!. Phineas Fanning
b. NY Aug 2, 1724
service NY as Patriotic Service
(this means he provided support to the military but was not enlisted or an officer.)
d. Jun 2, 1796
wife #1 Mehatible Wells
2 Mrs. Mary Hubbard
2. Edward Duffel
b. Pa Apr 9, 1759
Service in NJ as a pvt
d VA 18 Jan 1835
wife Elizabeth Leonard
Christi, you may write for copies of these records from the NSDAR Records office. Each will cost $10. It takes about 6 wks for them to respond.
NSDAR - Registrar General
1776 D Street
Washington DC 20006-5392
Send them this exact information with two seperate checks, etc. The checks need to be made out to the Treasurer General, NSDAR.
You may also wish to write to National Archives for Edward
Duffel's military record. He does not have a pension record listed.
Do you have an interest in being a member of DAR. If so, do you have a contact in your area?
If not, I can send a referral through the National office and get a contact person for you. Let me know on this ... I will not take action unless you request.
This is a free service of the NSDAR Board volunteers. I am one of the VIS volunteers and will be pleased to help you further if you have further questions. Nancy C