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Product Code: XB266
Title: Captain Alexander Fancher: Adventurer, Drover, Wagon Master and Victim of the Mountain Meadows Massacre
Author: Burr Fancher
Publisher: Inkwater Press
List Price: $22.95
Our Price: $20.50
Date: 2006
Pages: 283
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"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." (From back cover.)

Table of Contents


  1. Babyhood And Boyhood At Sinking Cane, Tennessee (1812-1823)
  2. Life In Illinois (1823-1841)
  3. Life In Missouri (1841-1843)
  4. The Arkansas Ozarks Beckon (1843-1857)
  5. California By Trail And Ship (1850)
  6. Second Cattle Drive To California (1854)
  7. Third Cattle Drive To California (1857)
  8. The Mountain Meadows Massacre (September 7-11, 1857)
  9. Recovery Of Surviving Children (1859)
  10. Justice Denied (1859-1877)
  11. Mormon Myths About The Mountain Massacre
  12. Legacy Of Captain Alexander Fancher


  1. The Mountain Meadows Massacre Special Report
  2. Fancher Family Reunion
  3. Ballad Of Mountain Meadows

Endnotes by Chapter
Author Biography

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