Captain Alexander Fancher

Author: Burr Fancher


This book chronicles the life of Captain Alexander Fancher as a Tennessee infant, Illinois teenager, Missouri hog man, Arkansas cattle drover, and leader of the ill-fated Mountain Meadows wagon train. Alexander Fancher started his third overland trek in 1857 with some 140 family members, 900 cattle, over 20 wagons, four carriages, many horses, and gold to establish a ranch in California. Th at trip ended with $100,000 worth of property stolen, 121 men, women, and children killed, and 17 orphaned children. After an exciting life, 45-year-old Captain Alexander Fancher was robbed and killed by religious fanatics on September 11, 1857.


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