Nehemiah Fancher

7 May 1804–16 September 1876 (Age 72)
Tunkhannock Township, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Nehemiah

When Nehemiah Fancher was born on 7 May 1804, in Tunkhannock Township, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, William H. Fancher, was 39 and his mother, Lucy Stark, was 35. He married Sarah "Sally" Havens in 1829. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Long Point, Livingston, Illinois, United States in 1860. He died on 16 September 1876, in Greenup, Cumberland, Illinois, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Duck Pond Cemetery, Crooked Creek Township, Cumberland, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nehemiah Fancher
1804–1876
Sarah "Sally" Havens
1811–1887
Marriage: 1829
Erwin Finch Fancher
1831–1909
Alva Fancher
1833–1850
Mary Ann Fancher
1835–1857
Elizabeth Fancher
1837–1907
Leroy S. Fancher
1838–1906
Lucy Fancher
1842–1916
David Fancher
1843–
Lorenzo Dow Fancher
1845–1915
Henry C. Fancher
1847–1913
Martha Fancher
1849–1851
William E. Fancher
1851–1877

Spouse and Children

    Male1804–1876Male

    Sarah "Sally" Havens

    Female1811–1887Female

MARRIAGE
1829
children

(11)

    Erwin Finch Fancher

    Male1831–1909Male

    Alva Fancher

    Male1833–1850Male

    Mary Ann Fancher

    Female1835–1857Female

    Elizabeth Fancher

    Female1837–1907Female

    Leroy S. Fancher

    Male1838–1906Male

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(14)

+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1808

Age 4

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

Age 8

Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 21

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

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 (3)

  • Nehemiah Funcher, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Neahamiah Fancher, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Nehemiah Fancher, "United States Census, 1850"

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