as submitted by Paula Fancher
see also Court Documents on Richard Fancher
*info from Paul Fancher's book - 1993
**info from Larry Parks - 1999
+Internet - 1997
Index of Richard and Mary _________ Fancher's Family
Information on these kids to follow
1. John Fancher 1. John Fancher
2. Henry Fancher 2. James S. Fancher
3. John Fancher 3. Henry Fancher
4. James Fancher 4. Rebecca Fancher
5. Polly/Mary Fancher 5. Sarah Fancher
6. Sally/Sarah Fancher 6. Mary/Polly Fancher
7. Nancy Fancher 7. Nancy Fancher
8. Elijah Fancher 8. Elijah Fancher
9. Rebecca Fancher 9. Jeremiah Fancher
10. Jeremire/Geremire Fancher
1. Sarah Fancher
2. Mary Fancher
3. Henry Fancher
4. Rebecca Fancher
5. John Fancher
6. James S. Fancher
7. Nancy Fancher
8. Elijah Fancher
9. Jeremiah Fancher
_____ and _____ __________ Fouche's Family -
David and Marthe Desfontaines Fouche's Family -
Richard and Martha __________ Fancher's Family
Benjamin and Sarah __________ Fancher's Family -
Individual record of Richard -
b - 04-19-1767 Morris Co., NJ
d - 08-21-1849 (aged 82 yrs)
buried Carleton Hill, Bibb Co., AL
m - ___________ Mary __________
(b-1776 d-02-19-1853 aged 77 years)
(buried Tallaseehatchee Cemetery, Talladega Co., AL)
kids of Richard/Mary -
1. John Fancher
- 1782 TN
- */**/+1792 Sevier Co., TN
d - 04-26-1864/1865 Noxubee Co., MS
m - between 1809/1810 Susannah/Susan Haggard
- *__________ Susan Haggard Clabough
(b-1782/1783 TN d-1855/1860/1868 MS)
+(b-1782 TN d-1868 Noxubee Co., MS
(Fa: Henry Haggard Mo: Dorothy Randolph)
*Susan married (1) __________ Jack Clabaugh
2. Henry Fancher
- +/**1790-1800 Sevier Co., TN
*/**died prior to 09-01-1821 +/**Dallas Co., AL
m - 07-22-1817 Polly Davis Montgomery Co., AL.
- */**/+07-22-1817 Mary/Polly Davis Montgomery Co.
3. John Fancher
- 1792 TN
m - 01-29-1823 Fanny Murrah Bibb Co., AL
(Fa: Charles Murrah Mo: __________)
May or may not belong here
4. James Fancher
*/**/+James S. Fancher
- 1794 TN +Sevier Co., TN
d - 10-22-1850
buried Carleton Hill Baptist Church, Bibb Co., AL
m - app. 1816 Nancy Haggard
- */+prior to July, 1813 Nancy Haggard
(b-1794/1799 TN d-07-07-1869/07-12-1869)
+(b-1794 Jefferson Co., TN d-07-12-1869 Bibb Co.)
(Fa: Henry Haggard Mo: Dorothy Randolph)
5. Polly Fancher (Davis) */**(Wallace)
- app. 1798
- **__________ Sevier Co., TN
died before 06-22-1847 - her father's will
m - 06-05-1818 William Davis Cahawba Co., AL
- *06-04-1818 (1) William Davis
- +/**06-14-1818 William Davis
+(b-_____ d-before 1828)
- */**/+10-02-1828 (2) Robert Wallace
**Moved to Louisiana
6. Sally/Sarah Fancher/Faucher (Fonville)
- app. 1800 +Sevier Co., TN
- **__________ Sevier Co., TN
*died before June 22, 1847 - her father's will
m - 06-06-1818 William Fonville Cahawba Co., AL
7. Nancy Fancher (Boaz)
b - 07-22-1808 TN +Sevier Co., TN
d - 01-17-1858 **Talladega Co., AL
both buried Tallaseehatchee Cemetery, Talladega Co., AL
m - 09-09-1824 Zeigkijah Boaz Bibb Co., AL
- **09-07-1824 Zeigkuak Boaz Bibb Co., AL
(b-03-30-1795 VA d-12-19-1860)
(Fa: Abednego Boaz Mo: ________)
Zed m (1) Mary Blount
8. Elijah Fancher/Fanch
b - 02-18-1812 TN +Sevier Co., TN
d - 01-06-1850 +Bibb Co., AL
both buried Carleton Hill Baptist Church, Bibb Co., AL
m - 05-15-1831 (Mrs.) Emily/Emilia Carleton
(b-05-06-1813 GA d-07-03-1877)
(Fa: __________ Mo: ____________)
Emily married (2) 11-22-1858 Henry Adams
9. Rebecca/Becky Fancher (Pool/Poole)
- app. 1814
- */**probably born between 1790/1800 +Sevier Co., TN
m - 12-23-1832 Jason Pool/Poole Bibb Co., AL
- **12-22-1832 Jason Pool Bibb Co, AL
- *10-23-1832 Jason Poole
- +10-23-1832 Jason Pool
10. Jeremire/Geremire F. Fancher
b - 11-08-1816 Bibb Co., AL
d - 03-26-1886 */+Holland, TX
m - ________ Emily Veasey Bibb Co., AL
- */+11-11-1835 Emily Veasey/+Veazy
(b-April, 1818 d-02-23-1903 +Holland, TX)
The Fancher Family book attributes John of MS and James of AL as sons of Benjamin.
This is an error made by the compiler of the book after the death of W. H. Fancher........ W. H. Fancher's records show them to be grandsons of Benjamin.
The Fancher Family attributes John Fancher of Noxubee Co., MS and James Fancher of Bibb Co., AL as sons of Benjamin Fancher.
This is an error made by the compiler of the book after the death of W. H. Fancher. W. H. Fancher's records show them to be grandsons of Benjamin......
Richard Fancher was born April 19, 1767 and was in Tennessee at an early age when East Tennessee was truly a frontier.
Local historians of Sevier Co., TN place him on the West Fork of the Little Pigeon River in Sevier Co. by 1790, maybe earlier in the area now known as Pigeon Forge.
He received a grant for land where the town of Pigeon Forge is now located.
He signed a deposition concerning the death of settler (Thomas Black) in December, 1795 and he appeared on a list of electors by 1796.
In 1796 he appeared on petition to the General Assembly about obtaining land which he occupied.
Richard and his wife (Mary) were members of the West Fork of the Little Pigeon River Baptist Church by September 5, 1803.
In October 1812, he was on a church committee to repair the meeting house.
He, his wife and daughter-in-law were granted letters of dismission in August, 1815 when he probably moved to the Mississippi Territory in that part that was later to become Bibb Co., AL.
The 1816 census off Monroe Co., Mississippi Territory shows Richard and 9 children with son (James) living nearby.
The 1830 and 1840 census shows him in Bibb Co.,
In 1825, he was appointed an Overseer of the poor in one district of Bibb Co.
Richard died August 21, 1849 in Bibb Co., AL and is buried at Cahaba Valley Baptist Church, Carleton Hill, which he and 10 others founded in 1817.
Mary, his widow, died in 1856 when the final settlement of his will was filed in Bibb Co.
Richard's will shows he had accumulated much wealth for those days as a farmer and gave his children - order uncertain.
All children were probably born in Seiver Co., TN.
John - born 1792
James S. - born 1794
Henry - probably born 1790/1800
Rebecca - probably born 1790/1800
joined West Fork of the Little Pigeon
River Baptist Church by experience, the
first Friday of Oct.,1810 and left by
dismission in Sept.,1812; married Jason
Poole - Oct. 23,1832; moved to LA with
Sarah - died before June 22, 1847 when her
father's will was written; married
June 11, 1818 to William Fonville;
Mary - married June 4, 1818 to William Davis;
married secondly, Oct. 2, 1828 to Robert
Wallace; moved to LA
Nancy - born July 22, 1808; died Jan. 17, 1858,
Talladega Co., AL; married Sept. 9, 1824
Bibb Co. to Zeigkikan Boaz, born Mar. 30,
1795 in Buckingham Co., VA and died Dec. 19,
1860, Talladega Co.; 10 children
Elijah - born Feb. 18, 1812
Jeremiah - born November 8, 1816
Notes and Info -
Early histories say that Alabama was settled by former soldiers of Andrew Jackson who saw the fertile land as they passed through on their march to New Orleans and returned home in the War of 1812.
John and James served from East TN and probably urged their father to make the move.
Richard probably made an exploratory trip to Alabama to look over the country before making his decision as the family says there were trips back and forth between Alabama and TN.
There has been some discussion for several months (generated by the remark of Paul Fancher) that James and Richard were brothers and not father and son.
Mrs. Nobles (after considerable time) has come to the following conclusion:
I believe James F. married a Haggard - is the son of Richard. He's always in Bibb with Richard and Henry Haggard. I'm comfortable with that and hope you are.
Now, what other James of that generation there might be I don't know. Nor do I know for sure that John F. with a Haggard wife is brother of James or what.
These various people say so. There is evidence - both have Haggard wives. They show up in Ala. same time as Richard. John named oldest son Richard. First dau. (Dolly) and 2nd son (Henry) that takes care of family names.
My problem is - the other John you have and the fact that my Jon's birth date is always given as 1782 TN. His census ages agree with that.
Now - Richard b. 1767 and his wife (Mary,b.1776) would have been 15 years and 6 years old when my John F. was born, either Richard had a wife before Mary or this whole thing don't add. This theory needs work.
This is what you show on other John. What are your sources and references?
b. 1792 TN
m. 1823 Fanny Murrah in Bibb Co. & Noxubee Co., MS
Our John was only John I found in Noxubee of this age bracket. He died there in 1864. Could your info on death be mixed?
Under your John you listed 1850 census Noxubee, p. 230. Do you have this reading?
I have my John as family, #586 and the reading. I'll check to see if the one as Family 586 is on page you gave for your John. I suspect they will be the same John. We'll see, you.
Also, say John and wife (Fanny), mentioned in "Richard's will as being in MS 1856". I've a copy of will and Probate Court record but didn't see that. Can you tell me about where to look or send me a copy of that area.
I know I'm a pill but with so many same name and nearly same age, I just have to be thoroughly convinced who's who. Thanks for all the census, etc. I'm trying to place them in to your work - where they fit.
This is my thought -
if the John in Richard's will is said to be of MS and at the same time as our John and there is no evidence of another John there (can't find any) then I'll accept our John as son of Richard and shut up.....
1850 census - Bibb Co., AL (found in the Centreville Library)
(see Elijah Fancher for complete census)
Francher, Emely 37 f 3000 GA
Also included in this family was -
Fancher, Mary 77 f PA
She would have been born in 1773 to have been 77 in 1850; however, her tombstone reads d-02-19-1853 77 yrs. which would make her born in 1776. Need to check this - I don't think it could have been another Mary. She probably moved in with Emily to help with the family and then moved on to Talladega with daughter Nancy.
**Notes for Richard Fancher:
The will of Richard Fancher was probated on Sept. 3, 1849 and is recorded in the Orphans Court Book, 1846-1851, page 426 in Bibb Co., AL
More about Richard Fancher:
Burial Site: Cahaba Valley
Notes for Mary:
The 1850 Census of Bibb Co. shows Mary Fancher - female - age 77 - born in Pennsylvania living with Emily Carleton Fancher, who was the widow of Elijah Fancher.