I believe I found the family you were referring to, but it's not family #799; it's 788.
The family is listed as dwelling house 836, family 788, Crawford Twp., Osage Co., MO (P.O. Linn), p. 110, line 14:
Thomas H. Fanier, 61 (b. abt. 1799), farmer, b. TN
Elisabeth, 56 (b. abt. 1804), b. TN
Arstenia, 26 (b. abt. 1834), b. MO
John, 24 (b. abt. 1836), b. MO
Ann, 22 (b. abt. 1838), b. MO
George, 20 (b. abt. 1840), b. MO
Samuel, 16 (b. abt. 1844), b. MO
People say that Thomas Hampton Fancher was born 24 Jan 1799 in Stokes Co., NC, but as far as I am aware this is unverified.Birthplaces in censuses are frequently wrong anyway, and if he was born in NC but had earlier lived in TN he could easily show up in the census as born in TN.
People also say that Thomas Hampton Fancher married his third wife, Eliza Hannah Bryan, on 16 Feb 1854 at Sparta, TN. If the census entry is for this couple, then it fits. This Eliza is said to have been born about 1800, but about 1804 is close enough for census purposes, and of course Elizabeth could easily be Eliza.
Of course, if they had only been married for 6 years at the time of the 1860 census, then all these kids listed would have to be from his previous marriage or marriages.None of these children listed in the census appear in info I already had about Thomas Hampton Fancher, but I don't believe I've ever had a complete list of his children by all three marriages.
All of this is especially interesting to me, because I've been trying to find out for years, off and on, who were the parents of my great-great-great grandmother Permelia Emaline Fancher, who married John Laffoon West (1811-1869), and this appears to likely tie in to that.(Some believe it was Gray Bynum Fancher, while others believe it was his brother Thomas Hampton Fancher or another brother, Isaac Fancher. I've never seen any proof or even much evidence as to who her father was.)
Census records in different years give Permelia Emaline Fancher's place of birth as either TN or IL (about 1824-1827).I had wondered whether the father of Permelia Emaline Fancher could have been Thomas Hampton Fancher, but had written off the idea when I found published info that he had lived and died in TN and no evidence that he had ever been in MO.
This discussion thread, however, suggests that he was in MO, and if this census entry was him, then it shows that he was in MO and perhaps spent some time there.Osage County adjoins Miller County, where Permelia Emaline Fancher married John Laffoon West 3 Feb 1840.John Laffoon West's nephew Hardin West was living in Miller County, Missouri in 1840, but then Hardin was living in Osage County, Missouri in 1850, 1860, and 1870, so John Laffoon West would have had reason to visit Osage County at the same time that Thomas Hampton Fancher was living there.
One reason I thought that perhaps the father of Permelia Emaline Fancher could have been Thomas Hampton Fancher, rather than Gray Bynum Fancher (which seems to be most genealogists' favorite candidate), is because she named her first child THOMAS HAMPTON BENTON WEST.The "Thomas Hampton" name is common enough in the family that it could have come from somewhere else, but 19th century couples often named their first child after the mother's father or the father's mother.If Permelia wanted to name their first child after a family member, and if Gray Bynum Fancher was her father, then why wouldn't she have named the child Gray Bynum West?The Gray Bynum name doesn't surface in her children's names until her 9th child, whom she named Bynum Melvin West.
After John Laffoon West died in 1869 in Crawford Co., MO, Permelia (Fancher) West is said to have moved to Texas with her daughter Livonia Givens (West) Griffith and son-in-law Charles Wesley Griffith.They then turned up in the same general area of TX as Gray Bynum Fancher (I've only found records verifying that the Griffiths were there), but that does not prove that Gray Bynum was Permelia's father.She easily could have moved to TX because her uncle was living rather than her father.The only reason the Griffiths and Permelia moved to TX was, according to my family's stories, because Charles Griffith was out of work and a relative in the general vicinity of Waco could supply him with work, not because Permelia wanted to be with her father.(Charles was my direct ancestor.)
I had all but abandoned the idea that Permelia's father could possibly have been Thomas Hampton West, but your posting and the subsequent postings have renewed my interest in pursuing this concept.