Alexander Fancher

Maleabout 1795–1840

Brief Life History of Alexander

When Alexander Fancher was born about 1795, in Stokes, North Carolina, United States, his father, Richard Fancher, was 40 and his mother, Sarah Journegin, was 31. He married Jane Johnson in 1821. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Overton, Tennessee, United States in 1830. He registered for military service in 1832. He died in 1840, in Osage Township, Carroll, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 46, and was buried in Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alexander Fancher
about 1795–1840
Jane Johnson
Marriage: 1821
Paralee Fancher
Robert Fancher
Sarah Fancher
Thomas B Fancher
James Matthew Fancher
Mary I. Fancher
Mary Jane Fancher
Richard Fancher
Margaret C Fancher
William Alexander Fancher

Sources (1)

  • Alexander Fancher, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
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    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)

    1796 · Tennessee Becomes a State

    Age 1

    On June 1, 1796, Tennessee became the 16th state.

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 5

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.


    Age 13

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.

    Name Meaning

    Altered form of English Fanshaw, which is perhaps a habitational name from Fanshaw Gate in Holmesfield (Derbyshire), which is recorded as le Faunchallegatehede in 1456 and Fawnchallegate in 1472. However, this place may take its name from a surname such as Faunchall or Fanshaw, and not the other way about.

    In some cases possibly also an altered form of French Fanger .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Story Highlight

    Deed, heirs of Richard Fancher, deceased, 9 September 1830, Overton Co., TN

    [The following deed appears in Overton County, Tennessee records and lists heirs of Richard Fancher, deceased, since other heirs were selling their inherited land from the estate to one of the heirs, …

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