Sophia L. Fancher

Femaleabout 1852–

Brief Life History of Sophia L.

When Sophia L. Fancher was born about 1852, in Bibb, Alabama, United States, her father, Henry F. Fancher, was 29 and her mother, Charlotte W McGuire, was 27.

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

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

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World Events (8)


Age 11

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 11

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.


Age 34

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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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