John Fanchier was born to Calvin Morgan Fanchier and Sarah Ann Hammock on August 3, 1852 probably in Cherokee County, Alabama. He was the 4th child in a family of 6, so far as I can find. There were 4 girls and the two boys.
In the 1860 Census, John is with his family in Cherokee County, Alabama. The post office is Gadsden. John was 7 years old. His father, Calvin, was a farmer.
On February 23, 1879, J.W. Trotter, Minister of the Gospel, joined John Fanchier and Georgia Oliver in marriage. This was in Etowah County, Alabama. He and Georgia had 6 children; Charles, John Jr., Ruth, Louisianne, Myrtle and Carrie.
In the 1880 Census, The family iw in Etowah County, Alabama. It says works on a farm under the occupation for John. In the household, John is 27, Georgia is 23, Carrie, age 7, and John is 3 years old.
The 1900 Census has the family still in Etowah County, Alabama.John is listed this time as Day Labor. He is 48 years old. Georgia is 44, and they have been married 21 years. The family consists of Louisianne, age 19, Myrtle, age 9, Charlie, age 6, and Ruthie is 4 years old.
The 1910 Census in Etowah County, Alabama shows the family on Flat Wood Road. John is 57, and Georgia is 53 years old. John is listed as a farmer, and he is renting the farm. They have been married 32 years, and Georgia is listed as having had 10 children, only 6 living. Also in the house is Charlie, age 17, and Ruth, age 13. Daughter Myrtle, my step-great-grandmother, lives right next door. She has married Starling Haney, and has 3 children of her own.
I know that John died on April 6, 1951, but have not found a cemetery or a death notice for him. I will continue to look. I hope I can find more about this family. I feel like there is much to do yet.
1860 U.S. census, population schedule. NARA microfilm publication M653, 1,438 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration; Ancestry.com.
1880 U.S. census, NARA microfilm publication T9, 1,454 rolls; Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.; Ancestry.com.
Ancestry.com. Alabama, Compiled Marriages from Selected Counties, 1809-1920; Provo, UT, USA; Original data: Dodd, Jordan R., comp. Early American Marriages: Alabama, 1800 to 1920.
1900 U.S. census, United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls. Ancestry.com.
1910 U.S. census, Lehi, UT, USA: NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls. Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. Ancestry.com.
State of Alabama. Index of Vital Records for Alabama: Deaths, 1908-1959. Montgomery, AL, USA: State of Alabama Center for Health Statistics, Record Services Division. Ancestry.com.