Sophia L. Fancher

about 1852–
Bibb, Alabama, United States

The Life Summary of Sophia L.

When Sophia L. Fancher was born about 1852, in Bibb, Alabama, United States, her father, Henry F. Fancher, was 28 and her mother, Charlotte W McGuire, was 26.

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Henry F. Fancher
Charlotte W McGuire
Pleasant Henry Fancher
Sophia L. Fancher

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World Events (8)

1861 · Alabama Secedes From Union
Age 9
Alabama became the fourth state to secede from the Union during the Civil War on January 11, 1861. Several days later, they joined the Confederate States of America. Montgomery, Alabama, became the capital for the Confederate States of America.
Age 11
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
Age 34
Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

1 Probably a variant spelling of French Fanger .2 It could alternatively be an altered form of English Fanshaw, which Reaney believes to be a habitational name from Fanshaw Gate, near Holmesfield, Derbyshire. However, the earliest records of the place name, le Faunchalle-gate ( 1456 , 1472 , etc.), indicate that the place takes its name from the Faunchall or Fanshaw family and not the other way about. Further, the early form of the surname suggests a French origin.

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

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Sources (1)

  • Sophia L Fancher in household of Henry Fancher, "United States Census, 1860"

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