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Source for:   Ann Mariah Smith,   1822 -          Index

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Text:   21. i. JOHN FANCHER (PINEY6 ALEX), b. 1811, Overton County, Tennessee; d. 1895, California. He married ANN MARIAH SMITH FANCHER August 10, 1837 in Coles County, Illinois.

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Source for:   Isaac Fancher,   1788 - 13 NOV 1840         Index

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Text:   Issac Fancher was born in Stokes County, North Carolina in 1788 and died in Coles County, Illinois, November 13, 1840. He married May 17, 1809 in Overton County, Tennessee or cumberland County, Kentucky to Ann Tully. He was in the Battle of New Orleans in 1815, was wounded in the hand and the ball never removed, and was on an 1818 list on invalid pensioners. He served in the Black Hawk war from June 7, 1832 to August 16, 1832 in the 7th Regiment Infantry against the Indians. He was in Clark County, Illinois in 1830 and Clay county, Illinois in 1840. Children, probably born in Overton County, Tennessee:
   
Notes and Information-The 1830 census shows Isaac Fancher with four sons and four daughters, and the 1840 with one or two additional sons and an additional daughter. No names of any daughters are known in 1991. Of course, the young males and females in the census could have been fom someone else's family.
   
A Permelia EMeline Fancher, born 1824, Tennessee, married John LaFoon West in Miller County, Missouri, February 3, 1840. She may be a daughter of theis family.

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Text:   Children of RICHARD (2) and SARAH FANCHER are:
10. i. ALEXANDER3 FANCHER, b. 1795 Stokes County, North Carolina; d. 1840 Osage, Arkansas.
11. ii. ISSAC FANCHER, b. 1788, Stokes County, North Carolina; d. November 13, 1840, Coles County, Illinois.
12. iii. JAMES FANCHER, b. January 26, 1790, Stokes County, North Carolina; d. June 8, 1866, Osage, Arkansas.
13. iv. GREY BYNUM FANCHER, b. January 12, 1791, Stokes County, North Carolina; d. January 2, 1876, Hill County, Texas.
14. v. THOMAS HAMPTON FANCHER, b. January 24, 1799, Stokes County, NorthCarolina; d. April 5, 1884, Fancher's Mill, Tennessee.
vi. PATSEY FANCHER MILLER, b. 1786; d. 1840, Illinois; m. JOHN MILLER on August 21, 1804.

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Text:   Children of RICHARD (2) and SARAH FANCHER are:
10. i. ALEXANDER3 FANCHER, b. 1795 Stokes County, North Carolina; d. 1840 Osage, Arkansas.
11. ii. ISSAC FANCHER, b. 1788, Stokes County, North Carolina; d. November 13, 1840, Coles County, Illinois.
12. iii. JAMES FANCHER, b. January 26, 1790, Stokes County, North Carolina; d. June 8, 1866, Osage, Arkansas.
13. iv. GREY BYNUM FANCHER, b. January 12, 1791, Stokes County, North Carolina; d. January 2, 1876, Hill County, Texas.
14. v. THOMAS HAMPTON FANCHER, b. January 24, 1799, Stokes County, NorthCarolina; d. April 5, 1884, Fancher's Mill, Tennessee.
vi. PATSEY FANCHER MILLER, b. 1786; d. 1840, Illinois; m. JOHN MILLER on August 21, 1804.

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Text:   Children of RICHARD (2) and SARAH FANCHER are:
10. i. ALEXANDER3 FANCHER, b. 1795 Stokes County, North Carolina; d. 1840 Osage, Arkansas.
11. ii. ISSAC FANCHER, b. 1788, Stokes County, North Carolina; d. November 13, 1840, Coles County, Illinois.
12. iii. JAMES FANCHER, b. January 26, 1790, Stokes County, North Carolina; d. June 8, 1866, Osage, Arkansas.
13. iv. GREY BYNUM FANCHER, b. January 12, 1791, Stokes County, North Carolina; d. January 2, 1876, Hill County, Texas.
14. v. THOMAS HAMPTON FANCHER, b. January 24, 1799, Stokes County, NorthCarolina; d. April 5, 1884, Fancher's Mill, Tennessee.
vi. PATSEY FANCHER MILLER, b. 1786; d. 1840, Illinois; m. JOHN MILLER on August 21, 1804.


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Source for:   Alexander Fancher,   1812 - 11 SEP 1857         Index

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Text:   Captain Alexander Fancher was born 1812 in Overton County, Tennessee and died September 11, 1857 in the Mountain Meadows Massacre. He married May 12, 1836, Coles County, Illinois to Eliza Ingram. Seven children died with them in the massacre.
   
Captain Fancher was elected leader to a wagon train of emigrants traveling to California in 1857 because he had made two previous trips to California, i.e., one about 1849 and another about 1854.(The family was in San Diego when the 1850 census was taken.) The train was made up of about 142 pioneer men, women, and children. They had traveled across Utah and planned to rest a few days at the last good grazing area for cattle before entering the deserts between them and California.
   
The Fancher train stopped at Mountain Meadows, Utah and camped. Although the settlers in Utah had not been friendly and the pioneer wagon train was alert, they were expecting no trouble with the Indians who were thought to be friendly. The wagons were spread out over the area near the spring. Early the next morning, Indians and the local Militia attacked the train. The attack opened with vollies fired by the Militia. About six of the pioneers were killed and several were wounded at this time. The pioneers quickly fortified the wagons for protection.
   
The Pioneers withstood the attacks for five days and the Indians and militia became discouraged. During the siege of the train, a dispatch rider was sent to Salt Lake City with a message to the church headquarters and he retuned to the militia unit. History does not know the contents of the dispatch, who received it, or if a reply was received. When it appeared the train would withstand the attacks, Bishop John D. Lee of the local church went to the wagon train under a flag of truce.
   
After five days, it appeared to the pioneers that there was no way out. They had several wounded and it was difficult to procure water at the spring because of the hostile Indians.

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Text:   22. ii. ALEXANDER FANCHER, b. 1812, Overton County, Tennessee; d. September11, 1857, Mountain Meadows, Utah. He married ELIZA INGRAM FANCHER May 12, 1836, in Coles County, Illinois.

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