Fanny Alger

Female30 September 1817–29 November 1889

Brief Life History of Fanny

When Fanny Alger was born on 30 September 1817, in Rehoboth, Bristol, Plymouth Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Samuel Alger, was 31 and her mother, Clarissa Hancock, was 27. She married Joseph Smith Jr about 1835, in Kirtland, Geauga, Ohio, United States. She lived in Dublin, Jackson Township, Wayne, Indiana, United States for about 30 years. She died on 29 November 1889, in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Dublin, Jackson Township, Wayne, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Solomon Franklin Custer
Fanny Alger
Marriage: 16 November 1836
Mary Clarissa Custer
Lewis Alger Custer
Saphronia Alice Custer
Benjamin Franklin Custer
Lafayette Paul Custer

Sources (15)

  • Fanny Ouster in household of Solomon Ouster, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Fanny Alger, "Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959"
  • Frances Ward Alger Custer, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 November 1836Dublin, Jackson Township, Wayne, Indiana, United States
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 2

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 


    Age 4

    Historic Boundaries: 1821: Delaware New Purchase, Indiana, United States 1822: Marion, Indiana, United States

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 19

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English personal name Alger. Pronounced with a soft g it is from Old French Alg(i)er, Aug(i)er (ancient Germanic Adalgari, composed of the elements adal ‘noble’ + gāri ‘spear’); see Auger . Pronounced with a hard g, it is a variant of Algar .

    Scottish and English: in Scotland, Alger may be a variant of Algeo .

    German: from a shortened form of the ancient Germanic personal name Adalgar (see 1 above).

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

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    Story Highlight

    Francis (Fanny) Ward Alger first wife of the Prophet Joseph Smith Jr.

    Comments: Alger, Fanny (Female)Fanny was Joseph Smith's first plural wife. [Far West Record. Cannon, Donald. 1983 Page: 167, 171]

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