John Fancher




John Fancher was born February 24, 1786, in Sussex, Sussex Co; NJ, and died September 11, 1884, in Montrose, Susquehanna Co., PA, at age 98. Buried in Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Susquehanna Co., PA. He is the son of Ephraim Fancher of Roxbury, Morris Co., NJ, and Margaret Nitzer of Unknown.

Phoebe "Phebe" Coon was born September 7, 1793, in Braintrim Twp., Wyoming Co., PA (then Luzerne Co.), and died April 24, 1857, in Bridgewater, Susquehanna Co., PA, at age 63. Buried in Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Susquehanna Co., PA.

John Fancher and Phebe Coon were married September 20, 1810, in Bridgewater, Susquehanna Co., PA.

John Fancher and Phebe (Coon) Fancher had eleven children:

  1. William Fancher: Born August 14, 1811, in Bridgewater, Susquehanna Co., PA; Died June 9, 1889, in Montrose Borough, Susquehanna Co., PA (age 77). Buried in Fancher Cemetery, Montrose, Susquehanna Co., PA. Married September 11, 1841, in Tunkhannock, PA, to Susan Mack: Born September, 1819, in Hanover, PA; Died July 11, 1894, in Montrose Borough, Susquehanna Co., PA (age 74). Buried in Fancher Cemetery, Montrose, Susquehanna Co., PA.
  2. Jesse Fancher: Born August 2, 1813, in Bridgewater, Susquehanna Co., PA; Died March 13, 1814, in Bridgewater, Susquehanna Co., PA (age Infant).
  3. Harriet Fancher: Born January 8, 1815, in Bridgewater, Susquehanna Co., PA; Died October 7, 1855, in Dallas Twp., Luzerne Co., PA (age 40). Buried in Carverton Cemetery, Carverton, Luzerne Co., PA. Married December 10, 1835, in Bridgewater, Susquehanna Co., PA, to Solomon E. Frantz: Born 1814, in Luzerne Co., PA; Died May 22, 1862, in Dallas Twp., Luzerne Co., PA (age 47). Buried in Carverton Cemetery, Carverton, Luzerne Co.
  4. Olive A. Fancher: Born March 8, 1818, in Bridgewater, Susquehanna Co., PA; Died January 18, 1861, in Bridgewater, Susquehanna Co., PA (age 42). Buried in Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Susquehanna Co., PA. Married February 2, 1839, in Bridgewater, Susquehanna Co., PA, to Jonas Mack: Born 1813, in Pennsylvania; Died late July, 1890, in Binghamton, Broome Co., NY (age 77). Buried in Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Susquehanna Co., PA.
  5. Mary Fancher: Born August 23, 1820, in Bridgewater, Susquehanna Co., PA; Died May 29, 1904, in Montrose, Susquehanna Co., PA (age 83). Married October 26, 1842, in Bridgewater, Susquehanna Co., PA, to Erastus Hyde Rogers: Born June 2, 1822, in New London, CT; Died January 10, 1913, in Montrose, Susquehanna Co., PA (age 92).
  6. Charles Nitzer Fancher: Born March 28, 1823, in Bridgewater, Susquehanna Co., PA; Died March 11, 1869, in Binghamton, Broome Co., NY (age 45). Buried in Spring Forest Cemetery, Binghamton, Broome Co., NY. Married (1) August 8, 1848, in Binghamton, Broome Co., NY, to Emma Calista Starkweather: Born April 14, 1828, in Chenango, Broome Co., NY; Died March 26, 1865, in Binghamton, Broome Co., NY (age 36). Married (2) 1867 in Binghamton, Broome Co., NY, to  Abigail E. Altenburg: Born June 14, 1832, in Hope Twp., Durham Co., Upper Canada; Died July 24, 1924, in Binghamton, Broome Co., NY (age 92).
  7. Margaret E. Fancher: Born March 4, 1826, in Bridgewater, Susquehanna Co., PA; Died May 18, 1827, in Bridgewater, Susquehanna Co., PA (age 1).
  8. Jesse Coon "Jake" Fancher: Born June 2, 1828, in Bridgewater, Susquehanna Co., PA; Died October 17, 1883, in Ithaca, Tompkins Co., NY (age 55). Married November 3, 1853, in Great Bend, Susquehanna Co., PA, to Maria T. "Marie" McFall: Born July 9, 1832, in Mount Bethel, Northampton Co., PA; Died January 25, 1912, in Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY (age 79).
  9. Fidelia C. Fancher: Born July 27, 1830, in Bridgewater, Susquehanna Co., PA; Died May 22, 1881, in New York City, NY (age 50). Married September 9, 1856, in Bridgewater, Susquehanna Co., PA, to Levi D. White: Born 1832, in Ulster Co., NY; Died January 26, 1870, in New York City, NY (age 37). Levi was a Carpenter, and the cause of death of this was Circulation Group Heart Disease.
  10. John E. Fancher: Born January 22, 1833, in Bridgewater, Susquehanna Co., PA; Died February 6, 1833, in Bridgewater, Susquehanna Co., PA (age Infant).
  11. Edson Scott Fancher: Born November 23, 1834, in Bridgewater, Susquehanna Co., PA; Died June 11, 1908, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA (age 73). Buried in Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA. Married (1) November 27, 1856, in Columbus, Warren Co., PA, to Pauline Lorinda "Polly" (Abbey) Altenburg: Born September, 1836, probably in Ellicott, Chautauqua Co., NY; Died 1876, probably in Gordon Twp., Todd Co., MN (about age 40). Married (2) in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., to a widow, Mary Hannah (Campbell) (Harris) Strong: Born February, 1847, in Illinois; Died Unknown.



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John Fancher and Phebe (Coon) Fancher are buried in Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Susquehanna Co., PA. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making these images available.


John Fancher was born February 24, 1786, in Sussex, Sussex Co., NJ.

Phebe Coon was born September 7, 1793, in Braintrim Twp., Wyoming Co., PA.

John Fancher and Phebe Coon were married September 20, 1810, in Bridgewater, Susquehanna Co., PA.

The 1840 U. S. Census taken on 1840, shows Phineas Abbey is living in Ellicott, Chautauqua Co., NY. Living there are: 1 Male age 30 - 39 (Phineas); 1 male age 10 - 14 (Ephraim); 1 Female age 30 - 39 (Elizabeth); 1 female age 10 - 14 (Abigail); 1 female age 5 - 9 (Jane); and 1 female under 5 (Pauline).

The 1850 U. S. Census taken on September 10, 1850, shows Phineas Abbey (age 43) born in Canada, is a Farmer, and is living in Randolph Twp., Cattaraugus Co., NY. Living with him are: Elizabeth Abbey (age 52) born in New Jersey; Elizabeth Altenbaugh (age 21) born in Canada; Jane Altenbaugh (age 19) born in Canada; Abigail Altenbaugh (age 17) born in Canada; Polly Altenbaugh (age 14) born in New York; Isaac Stanly (age 33) born in New York, a Farmer; Luther Stanly (age 8) born in New York; and Joseph Stanly (age 8) born in New York.

In 1852 or 1853, the Phineas Winters Abbey moved from Randolph Twp., Cattaraugus Co., NY, to Columbus Twp., Warren Co., PA.

Phoebe "Phebe" (Coon) Fancher died April 24, 1857, in Bridgewater, Susquehanna Co., PA, at age 63. Buried in Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Susquehanna Co., PA.


The Montrose Democrat, Montrose, Susquehanna Co., PA, Thursday, April 30, 1857

DIED.

In Bridgewater, on the 24th inst., Mrs. PHEBE FANCHER, wife of Mr. John Fancher, aged 64 years. Mr. Fancher was born in Braintrim, then Luzerne County, September 7th, 1793. She gave evidence of obtaining a good hope in Christ, and was baptised by Eld. Jacob Drake, and united with the Baptist Church when about eleven years of age. She has maintained her profession ever since, in such a manner that no one that knew her had a reason to doubt the reality of her adoption into the family of God's children. She was esteemed and beloved by all that know her. She suffered severely for many months with that dreadful disease, Consumption, but was never known to murmur or complain. She was perfectly resigned to die, and said to the writer, that she had an assurance in her mind, that she should go to dwell with the Saviour that she had always loved from the time she thought He had given her a new heart. She had times in the first part of her pilgrimage, of doubting her hope, by examining her life, but when she has carried her case to the Lord, he had always given her relief from her fears. And now she was ready to leave her numerous friends, and all of earth for Heaven. And when the time of her departure had fully come, she died without a struggle, having given her last farewell to them all. She has left a kind husband, a large family of children, and a large circle of friends to mourn her loss. COM.


The 1860 U. S. Census taken on July 7, 1860, shows P. W. Abbey (age 60) born in New York, and with Real Estate of $600 and Personal Estate of $150 is a Farmer, and is living in Columbus Twp., Warren Co., PA. Living with him are: Elizabeth Abbey (age 65) born in New York; and Abigail Altenberg (age 27) born in Canada, a Domestic.


The Warren Mail, Warren, Warren Co., PA, Saturday, May 17, 1862

Proclamation.

In Warren County, Common Pleas. No. 4, Dec. Term, 1861. Libel in Divorce &c. Subpoena and ahas Subpoena returned Nihil.

Abigail Vail, by her next friend, Phineas Abbey Libellant, versus Edwin Vail Respondent.

To Edwin Vail, Respondent. You are hereby notified to be and appear in the Court of Common Pleas of Warren County on or before the first Monday of June next to answer the complaint of said Abigail Vail, Libellant in the above case.

Witness my hand and seal at Warren this 5th day of May, 1862. H. P. KINNEAR, Shff. L. S.


The 1870 U. S. Census taken on September 18, 1870, shows T. W.  Aby (age 67) born in Upper Canada, and with father and mother of foreign birth, and with Real Estate of $1,400 and Personal Estate of $780 is a Farmer, and is living in Columbus Twp., Warren Co., PA. Living with him is: Elizabeth Aby (age 76) born in New Jersey, who is Keeping House.


The Montrose Democrat, Montrose, Susquehanna Co., PA, Wednesday, March 3, 1875

Anniversary Celebration.

By invitation from Mr. E. J. Rogers, of Montrose, some of the children, grand children and great-grand children, of one of our pioneers Mr. John Fancher, met at his house, - where he has been residing for the last few years, his wife having died in the Spring of 1857, - to celebrate the old gentleman's 89th birth-day. After enjoying a social time and helping to dissect a roast turkey with et ceteras, such as his daughter, Mrs. Bogers, knows how to get up, it was suggested to count up the descendants of Mr. Fancher's, with the following result: Eleven children, thirty-five grand children, and twenty-eight great-grand children. Of his children, three sons and two daughters are all that are now living. One resides in Montrose, one in Bridgewater, one in N. Y. City, one in Binghamton, and one in Minnesota. Of the sixty-three grand children and great grand children, fifty are now living. Total, fifty-five. Mr. Fancher seemed well and hearty, and may he live to celebrate many more birth-days is the wish of one WHO WAS THERE.


The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June, 1880, shows Phinneas Abbey (age 70) born in New York to New Jersey and Vermont-born parents, is a married Farmer, and is living in Columbus Twp., Warren Co., PA. Living with him are: his wife, Elizabeth Abbey (age 87) born in New York to New York and New Jersey-born parents, and who is Blind, who is Keeping House; his widowed or divorced daughter, Abbie Fancher (age 44) born in Canada to New York and New Jersey-born parents, who is Keeping House; and his granddaughter, Margari Fancher (age 12) born in New York to Pennsylvania and Canada-born parents.

John Fancher died September 11, 1884, in Montrose, Susquehanna Co., PA, at age 98. Buried in Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Susquehanna Co., PA.


The Tunkhannock Republican, Tunkhannock, Wyoming Co., PA, Friday, September 19, 1884

JOTTINGS.

John Fancher, a pensioner of the war of 1812, died at the residence of his son-in-law, E. H. Rogers, at Montrose, last Friday night. The interment took place on Saturday.


Mary (Fancher) Rogers died May 29, 1904, in Montrose, Susquehanna Co., PA, at age 83.


The Montrose Democrat, Montrose, Susquehanna Co., PA, Thursday, June 2, 1904

Mrs. E. H. Rogers

The death of Mrs. Erastus H. Rogers occurred Sunday afternoon, May 29, 1904, at her home in Montrose, after a long illness, aged 84 years. She is survived by her aged husband, and by two sons, Frank, of Berwick, and E. J., of Australia. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon, her pastor, Rev. E. K. Thomas, officiating. The honorary pall bearers were: E. P. Pope, A. J. Brewster, C. N. Warner, H. C. Burgess, M. S. Dessauer, James Morris. The acting bearers were her six nephews -  A. W. Lyons, S. G. Fancher, Harry Mack, Geo. Mack, A. Fancher, Fred A. Mack. B . L. Billings was the undertaker.