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.
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 .
[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, …