Thomas Fancher

Brief Life History of Thomas

When Thomas Fancher was born in 1745, in Branford, New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, William Fancher III, was 56 and his mother, Thankful Thomson, was 40. He married Olive Dunbar on 30 July 1765, in Northbury, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 22 August 1815, in Clinton, Kirkland, Oneida, New York, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Clinton, Kirkland, Oneida, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Fancher
1745–1815
Olive Dunbar
1749–
Marriage: 30 July 1765
Aden Fancher
1765–1800
Eunice Fancher
1789–1817
child Fancher
1766–1767
Thomas Fancher
1768–1791
Jesse Fancher
1768–
Olive Fancher
1770–
Enos Fancher
1772–1824
Hannah Fancher
1774–1831
John Fancher
1775–1840
Hannah Fancher
1777–
Sarah Fancher
1779–
Giles Fancher
1781–
William Fancher
1787–
Jesse Fancher
1788–

Sources (9)

  • Thomas Fancher, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Thomas Fauncher in entry for Olive Dunbar, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • T. Tancher in entry for Eunice Painter, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"

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World Events (6)

1776

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1776

New York is the 11th state.

1783 · A Free America

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

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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