Eastern North Carolina Digital Library


Fanny, Aunt, 1822-1894
Federal Writers' Project
First Baptist Church (Lumberton, N.C.) Centennial Committee
First Presbyterian Church (Goldsboro, N.C.)
First Presbyterian Church (Wilmington, N.C.)
First Presbyterian Church (Wilmington, N.C.)
Fisher, R. H.
Flora Macdonald College (Red Springs, N.C.)
Flora Macdonald College (Red Springs, N.C.)
Foster, Z. C. (Zera Calvin), 1898-1956
Fowler, Malcolm
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790
Fryer, Thomas W.
Author Bio for: Fanny, Aunt, 1822-1894

Aunt Fanny (pseud. of Frances Elizabeth Barrow) was born in Charleston, South Carolina, on February 22, 1822. She was the daughter of Charles Benton Mease and Sarah Matilda Graham. She spent most of her life in New York and received a formal education in New York City. On December 7, 1841, she married James Barrow. By 1855 she had begun to write and publish books under the pseudonym Aunt Fanny. Her more famous works include Aunt Fanny's Story Book for Little Boys and Girls; The Nightcap Series: Nightcaps, New Nightcaps, Baby Nightcaps, Little Nightcaps, Big Nightcaps, and Fairy Nightcaps; Aunt Fanny's New Stories - The Six Mitten Books: Mittens, Little Mittens, More Mittens, The Two Story Mittens, New Little Mittens, The Orphan's Home Mittens; and The Wife's Stratagem: a Story for Fireside and Wayside. Barrow died in 1894.

Heather Anderson

Sources: WorldCat; Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume 1607-1896, A Dictionary of North American Authors Deceased before 1950; The National Cyclopedia of American Biography.