FANCHER, THOMAS W - Carroll County, Arkansas | THOMAS W FANCHER - Arkansas Gravestone Photos

Thomas W FANCHER

Fancher Cemetery
Carroll County,
Arkansas

BORN; JAN.24,1833
DIED; AUG.31,1892

Thomas W. Fancher, a prominent farmer of Carroll County, Ark., was born
in Overton County, Tenn., on January 24, 1833. He is a son of James
and Elizabeth (Carlock) Fancher, natives of North Carolina and
Tennessee, respectively. When twelve years of age James Fancher
removed from his native State to Tennessee. After his marriage in the
latter State he located on a farm, and resided there until 1838, when
he came to Carroll County, Ark. Locating on a farm, he spent the
remainder of his life here, and died on June 8, 1866. His widow is
still living (1888). James Fancher served as a private in the War of
1812. In 1842 he represented Carroll County in the Arkansas
Legislature. Thomas W. Fancher grew to manhood on his father's farm,
and on July 9, 1857, was married to Elizabeth B. Sneed, a daughter of
Charles Sneed. She was born and reared in the neighborhood of her
present home. After his marriage Mr. Fancher located on a part of his
present farm. The place now contains 500 acres, of which 230 acres are
under cultivation and finely improved. Mr. and Mrs. Fancher have a
family of ten children, viz.: James, Wilburn H., Martha J. (a widow,
who resides with her parents), Mary D. (one of the county teachers),
Polk, Charles R., Wilkins H., Bessie May, Joseph J. and Jesse. Both
Mr. and Mrs. Fancher are earnest Christians. She is a member of the
Methodist Church, and he of the Cumberland Presbyterian. In 1862 Mr.
Fancher enlisted in the Confederate army, and was assigned to the
Fourth Arkansas Infantry. Later he was placed in Herrell's battalion,
and served until hostilities ceased, acting part of the time as first
lieutenant. Among other engagements he participated in the battles of
Prairie Grove, Poison Springs and Marks Mills. His regiment was
disbanded in Texas, after which he returned home, arriving in June,
1865. Mr. Fancher is a charter member of Osage Masonic Lodge, and is a
Master Mason.

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Submitted: 9/16/08 • Approved: 4/14/11 • Last Updated: 8/22/12 • R58333-G0-S3

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