|Birth: ||Aug. 12, 1777|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Dec. 26, 1854|
Son of Daniel Fancher and Esther Seymour.
Thaddeus S. Fancher, farmer and stock grower of Greenwich township, was born April 8, 1809, in Ulster county, N. Y., a son of Thaddeus Fancher, a native of England, where he was born in 1777, and where he learned the harness maker's trade.
Emigrating to the United States, Thaddeus Fancher found a home near Stamford, Conn., followed his trade, and there married Sally Mead, a daughter of Gen. Mead, of Revolutionary fame. To that marriage twelve children were born, namely: Mary, Caroline, Daniel, Mead, Eliza, Thaddeus S., Amy, William, Sarah, Mathew, William and Varney P., of whom Sarah, Mathew and Varney P. were born in Huron county. About the year 1808 the family moved from Connecticut to Ulster county, N. Y., where the father followed his trade until the war of 1812 called all loyal men to arms. Mr. Fancher was drawn into the maelstrom, and took up arms against the troops of his native land. After the war he resumed his trade, and resided with his family in Ulster county until 1815, when he set out on the long journey to Huron county, Ohio, to see for himself whether the glowing reports about the "Firelands" were reliable. The journey was made on foot, and satisfied Mr. Fancher that the land was all that was claimed for it, however wild the country. He returned to Ulster county, but in 1819 revisited Ohio, selected a tract in Greenwich township, Huron county, and went home to prepare for the removal of his family to a new home in a new land. In November, 1820, the family started on the journey to Ohio, a wagon drawn by a yoke of oxen with a horse for leader being used during the long trip, which occupied five weeks and four days. When passing through Cleveland only eight huts marked the site of that now prosperous city, and along the route via Oberlin and Fitchville Caucasian life was scarce indeed. On Christmas Eve, 1820, the family found shelter in a cabin occupied by a man named Waters. On Christmas Day they arrived in Greenwich township, and took possession of an old hut, which stood on the farm now owned by C. A. Sutton. Within a day or so they had a visit from David Briggs, their first neighbor, who lived about two miles away, and in the walk over that short distance he killed seven deer. He informed the new comers of his feat, and with Mr. Fancher's help gathered in the game and insured to his new friends enough meat to supply the table for the winter. The father died December 26, 1854, the mother May 1, 1857. He was truly on of the pioneers of northern Ohio, was a leading Whig of this section, and though not an adherent of the Democratic party the men of that faction, who knew him, admired him for his sincerity and honesty of purpose.
-Commemorative Biographical Record of the Counties of Huron and Lorain, Ohio, J. H. Beers & Co., Chicago, Illinois, 1894, pp. 285-286
Sally Mead Fancher (1777 - 1857)
Varney P Fancher (____ - 1870)*
Mary Fancher Lutts (1798 - 1833)*
Thaddeus Seymour Fancher (1809 - 1894)*
Matthew Fancher (1819 - 1850)*
Aged 77 y 4 m 14 d
Plot: Row 13
Created by: BuckeyeGal
Record added: Apr 22, 2011
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