*VICTIM OF THE 1857 MOUNTAIN MEADOWS MASSACRE*
Elizabeth (Eliza) Ingram was born abt. 1815 in Illinois, the daughter of William and Mary Ingram. She married Alexander Fancher on 12 May 1836 in Coles County, Illinois, the son of Isaac and Anne (Tully) Fancher. Residing in Clay County, Illinois after their marriage, she and her family moved to Missouri for a few years before settling in Piney Township, Carroll County, Arkansas. She and Captain Alexander Fancher had nine children: Hampton, William, Mary, Thomas, Martha, twins Margaret A. and Sarah G., Christopher Carson and Tryphenia D. Fancher. With her husband, she and her children had made one documented trip to California in 1850, and they might have made a second trip there around 1853. Eliza, her husband Alexander, and seven of their nine children died in the 1857 Mountain Meadows Massacre in Utah Territory. Her two youngest children, Christopher "Kit" Carson Fancher, born abt. 1853 and Tryphenia D. Fancher, born 10 November 1855, survived the Massacre and were returned to Arkansas in 1859. Although her widowed mother was living at the time, and she had eight siblings, Eliza's two surviving children were raised in Arkansas by her husband's first cousin Hampton Bynum Fancher and his wife Eliza Olin (McKennon), who were childless at the time. Elizabeth (Ingram) Fancher was 42 years old when she died.
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IN THE VALLEY BELOW BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 7 AND 11, 1857, A COMPANY OF MORE THAN 120 ARKANSAS EMIGRANTS LED BY CAPT. JOHN T. BAKER AND CAPT. ALEXANDER FANCHER WAS ATTACKED WHILE EN ROUTE TO CALIFORNIA. THIS EVENT IS KNOWN IN HISTORY AS THE MOUNTAIN MEADOWS MASSACRE
ELIZA (INGRUM) FANCHER, 32*
* This is an error on the 1990 Mountain Meadows Dan Sill Hill Monument. She was actually 42 years old when she died.
* Please note that the names of the victims of the 1857 Mountain Meadows Massacre that appear in the MOUNTAIN MEADOWS GRAVE SITE listing are only of those who we have personally researched and verified as victims. In some cases this list will differ from the names that were inscribed on the 1990 Monument on Dan Sill Hill