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Additional Notes on Robert Fancher,
                  Son of Alexander Fancher (who was the uncle of Captain Alexander Fancher)

Said to have served in the War of 1812, Robert's father, Alexander Fancher, actually served in the Creek War (1813-1814). Historically, the Creek War, and its records at the National Records and Administration Archives (NARA), is generally included as part of the War of 1812 because of the time period, but they were really two different wars with two very different agendas. The Creek War.

For three months and 6 days in 1814, Robert Fancher's father, Alexander Fancher, was a Private in Col. Robert Henry Dyer's Tennessee Volunteer Calvary and Mounted Gunmen Regiment, with Captain John Miller's Company of Spies.  Alexander Fancher appears on this Company's payroll for February 22 to May 27, 1814 and was paid $67.70. He also appears on the muster rolls starting February 22, 1814 and ending May 10, 1814. Dyer's Regiment was part of General John Coffee's cavalry brigade throughout most of the Creek War. The unit participated in the majority of the battles of the Creek War, including Talladega (9 November 1813), where they formed the reserves, and Horseshoe Bend (27 March 1814) when the Creek War ended. The regiment included several companies of "spies", which were companies of cavalry sent out on reconnaissance patrols and typically took the lead in the line of march. Robert Fancher's paternal uncle, James Fancher, also served in the same company, for the same period of time, during the Creek War. (The Fancher brothers enlisted 3 months after the Battle of Talladega, and both appear to have mustered out of service before the Battle of Horseshoe Bend, although both are paid up to May 27, 1814, the date of that battle which marked the end of the war.)

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