John Fletcher1

M, b. 26 August 1692, d. 20 June 1751
FatherSamuel Fletcher1 b. 6 Oct 1657, d. 23 Oct 1744
MotherElizabeth Wheeler1 b. 23 Feb 1664, d. 27 Oct 1744
     John Fletcher was born on 26 August 1692 at Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.1,2,3 He married Mary Goble on 10 May 1715 at Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.4 John Fletcher died on 20 June 1751 at Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at age 58; Burial Unknown.2,3

Family

Mary Goble b. 19 Feb 1694, d. 27 Mar 1734

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Diane Ellison Family Tree.
  3. [S123] Findagrave.com, online www.findagrave.com, John Fletcher.
  4. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Sarcione Hardin Quist.

John Fletcher1

M, b. 4 November 1731, d. after 1780
FatherTimothy Fletcher1 b. 30 Sep 1707, d. 7 May 1780
MotherMary Prescott1 b. 5 Jan 1708, d. 1780
     John Fletcher was born on 4 November 1731 at Westford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.1 He was 3 children listed w only dates of birth; no.1 He lived; further info in Fletcher Gen, by Edward Fletcher, p. 33-34.1 He died after 1780 at Westford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts; where his gravestone may be seen in the east cemetery.1

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.

John Fletcher1

M, b. 28 December 1738, d. between 1780 and 1800
FatherJohn Fletcher1 b. 3 Jun 1709, d. bt 1741 - 1781
MotherLydia Patch1 b. 24 Nov 1714, d. bt 1743 - 1781
     John Fletcher was born on 28 December 1738 at Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts; History of Groton.1,2 He was of Rev War Soldiers.)1 He no further info in Fletcher Gen, by Edward Fletcher, p. 32.1 He died between 1780 and 1800 at Middlesex County, Massachusetts.3 He was buried at West Cemetery, Westford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.1

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S449] MA Vital Records, online http://www.newenglandancestors.org/research/database/…, Groton Births.
  3. [S43] Gary Rolph guess.

Jonas Fletcher1

M, b. 24 November 1694, d. December 1777
FatherJoshua Fletcher1 b. 30 Mar 1648, d. 21 Nov 1713
MotherSarah Wooley1 b. 4 Feb 1657, d. 24 Apr 1761
     Jonas Fletcher was born on 24 November 1694 at Chelmsford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts; VR; Jonah son of Joshua & Sarah; tc.1 He married Elizabeth Robbins on 8 November 1722 at Chelmsford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.1 Jonas Fletcher died in December 1777 at Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at age 83.1 He was buried at Old Burial Ground, Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.1 He 'All that is known of him is gathered from public records, and we have none of his descendants, beyond his children' -- FletcherGen(1883), p. 188 prob the Jonas Fletcher buried in Old Burial Ground Cemetery, Groton, MA (Epitaphs of the Old Burial Ground, Groton, MA, in Janice Farnsworth email) - Here lies the body of Mr. Jonas Fletcher who departed this life Dec 1777 aged 83 years.1 He was In FletcherGen(1883), p. 188 as 'Jonas.1'

Family

Elizabeth Robbins b. 29 Aug 1700, d. 29 Nov 1788
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.

Elizabeth Robbins1

F, b. 29 August 1700, d. 29 November 1788
     Elizabeth Robbins was born on 29 August 1700 at Chelmsford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.1,2 She married Jonas Fletcher, son of Joshua Fletcher and Sarah Wooley, on 8 November 1722 at Chelmsford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.1 Her married name was Fletcher.1 Elizabeth Robbins died on 29 November 1788 at Templeton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 88.2

Family

Jonas Fletcher b. 24 Nov 1694, d. Dec 1777
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Dafoe Family Tree.

Jonas Fletcher1

M, b. 20 June 1729, d. between 1780 and 1800
FatherJonas Fletcher1 b. 24 Nov 1694, d. Dec 1777
MotherElizabeth Robbins1 b. 29 Aug 1700, d. 29 Nov 1788
     Jonas Fletcher was born on 20 June 1729 at Westford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.1 He 10 Aug 1729, Chelmsford, MA (VR; s Jonas; CR4.)1 He married Ruth Fletcher, daughter of John Fletcher and Hannah Phelps, on 28 May 1751 at Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.2 Jonas Fletcher died between 1780 and 1800 at Windsor County, Vermont.3

Family

Ruth Fletcher b. 16 Mar 1727, d. 26 Jul 1814

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Jonas Fletcher in the Massachusetts Marriages 1633-1850.
  3. [S43] Gary Rolph guess.

Jonas Fletcher1

M, b. 26 April 1789, d. 5 March 1860
FatherDaniel Fletcher1 b. 13 Mar 1763, d. 21 Jun 1844
MotherSusan Stone1 b. c 1767, d. 27 Jun 1840
     Jonas Fletcher was born on 26 April 1789 at Chester, Windsor County, Vermont.1 He was Servd in the war of 1812.1 He married Lucinda Sawtell at Windsor County, Vermont, say 1809.1,2 Jonas Fletcher died on 5 March 1860 at Chester, Windsor County, Vermont, at age 70.1 He was buried at Chester, Windsor County, Vermont.1 He was Fletcher Gen, by Edward Fletcher, p. 36.1

Family

Lucinda Sawtell b. 29 Aug 1788, d. 21 May 1889

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Betts, Fletcher Family Tree.

Lucinda Sawtell1

F, b. 29 August 1788, d. 21 May 1889
     Lucinda Sawtell was born on 29 August 1788 at Milton, Chittenden County, Vermont.2 She was 11 ch, 9 males, 2 females, listed in.1 She married Jonas Fletcher at Windsor County, Vermont, say 1809.1,2 Her married name was Fletcher.1 Lucinda Sawtell lived; Fletcher Gen, by Edward Fletcher, p. 36.1 She died on 21 May 1889 at Springfield, Windsor County, Vermont, at age 100.2

Family

Jonas Fletcher b. 26 Apr 1789, d. 5 Mar 1860

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Betts, Fletcher Family Tree.

Jonathan Fletcher1

M, b. 17 August 1729, d. 19 August 1729
FatherCapt Joseph Fletcher1 b. 10 Jun 1689, d. 4 Oct 1772
MotherSarah Adams1 b. 12 Jul 1691, d. 24 Apr 1761
     Jonathan Fletcher 17 Aug 1729, Chelmsford, MA (VR; CR4; s Joseph.)1 He was born on 17 August 1729 at Chelmsford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.1,2 He died on 19 August 1729 at Chelmsford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.3

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Jonathan Fletcher in the Massachusetts and Vital Records 1629-1988.
  3. [S43] Gary Rolph guess.

Jonathan Fletcher1

M, b. 19 March 1741, d. 28 March 1813
FatherJoseph Fletcher1 b. 6 Jul 1713, d. 17 Jul 1784
MotherElizabeth Underwood1 b. 2 Feb 1714, d. 23 Nov 1802
     Jonathan Fletcher lived; More info in Fletcher Gen(1881), p93ff.1 He was born on 19 March 1741 at Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.2 He married Lucy Taylor, daughter of Deacon Samuel Taylor and Susannah Perham, on 9 February 1764 at Dunstable, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.3 Jonathan Fletcher died on 28 March 1813 at Dunstable, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at age 72.3

Family

Lucy Taylor b. 4 Apr 1742, d. 17 Jul 1801

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S1077] MA Groton History (1848), online googlebooks.com, p. 432/537.
  3. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Timothy and Nancy Bancroft.

Jonathan Fletcher1

M, b. 31 July 1725, d. after 1760
FatherJonas Fletcher1 b. 24 Nov 1694, d. Dec 1777
MotherElizabeth Robbins1 b. 29 Aug 1700, d. 29 Nov 1788
     Jonathan Fletcher was born on 31 July 1725 at Chelmsford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.1 He lived; Chelmsford, MA; rem to Rutland, MA.1 He died after 1760 at Rutland, Worcester County, Massachusetts.1 He Fletcher Gen, by Edward Fletcher, p. 32-33- Capt. Jonathan Fletcher of Rutland Mar 31, 1760 Served 39 weeks 9 days balance due 89;7.9 - Vol 4 MS Documents in State House. From town records of Rutland, MA 'May 21, 1748. Jonathan Fletcher entered his intentions of marriage with Lucy Stevens both of this town. June 20, 1748. Gave certificate that said Fletcher and Stevens have been published as the law directs. There must have been a lovers' quarrel for we read further on 'Aug 26, 1748. Jonathan Fletcher entered intentions of marriage with Mary Bullard,' &c. Certificate, etc., Sept 21, 1748. Perhaps he d a bachelor after all, for there is no account of his marriage or of any children. in 1871 Fletcher Gen as son of Paul; but not listed in will of Paul so I have placed him here. not in 1881FletcherGen as son of Paul.1

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.

Jonathan Fletcher1

M, b. 10 August 1693, d. 1 April 1777
FatherJoshua Fletcher1 b. 30 Mar 1648, d. 21 Nov 1713
MotherSarah Wooley1 b. 4 Feb 1657, d. 24 Apr 1761
     Jonathan Fletcher was born on 10 August 1693 at Chelmsford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts; VR; son of Joshua & Sara.1,2 He married Jane Chamberlain on 3 May 1735 at Westford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts; not In Chelmsford VR Mar.1,2 Jonathan Fletcher 'lived in the north-east part of Westford, nr or upon what was afterwards known as the Bradstreet farm. His widow, 'Aunt Jane' as she was commonly called, lived to the age of one hundred yrs; they had only one son who grew up, with whom the name by this branch expired. Of the daughters' descendants we have no account' -- FletcherGen (1883), p. 187.1 He died on 1 April 1777 at Westford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at age 83.1,2

Family

Jane Chamberlain b. 2 Feb 1706, d. bt 1749 - 1796
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Betts, Fletcher Family Tree.

Jane Chamberlain1

F, b. 2 February 1706, d. between 1749 and 1796
     Jane Chamberlain was born on 2 February 1706 at Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.2 She married Jonathan Fletcher, son of Joshua Fletcher and Sarah Wooley, on 3 May 1735 at Westford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts; not In Chelmsford VR Mar.1,3 Her married name was Fletcher.1 Jane Chamberlain email from John Chandler has Jonathan Fletcher int 1719 Nov 8 in Chelmsford, MA Uncertain identification Deborah Bates.1 She died between 1749 and 1796 at Middlesex County, Massachusetts.4

Family

Jonathan Fletcher b. 10 Aug 1693, d. 1 Apr 1777
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Langley.
  3. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Betts, Fletcher Family Tree.
  4. [S43] Gary Rolph guess.

Jonathan Fletcher1

M, b. 16 November 1736, d. between 1773 and 1820
FatherJonathan Fletcher1 b. 10 Aug 1693, d. 1 Apr 1777
MotherJane Chamberlain1 b. 2 Feb 1706, d. bt 1749 - 1796
     Jonathan Fletcher was born on 16 November 1736 at Westford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.1 He married Mary Lawrence at Westford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, on 24 October 1761.1,2 Jonathan Fletcher lived; lived on his father's place.1 He died between 1773 and 1820 at Middlesex County, Massachusetts.3

Family

Mary Lawrence b. 27 Jul 1737, d. 4 Dec 1780
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Jonathan Fletcher in the Massachusetts and Vital Records 1629-1988.
  3. [S43] Gary Rolph guess.

Mary Lawrence1,2

F, b. 27 July 1737, d. 4 December 1780
     Mary Lawrence was born on 27 July 1737 at Littleton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts; date conjecture.3 She married Jonathan Fletcher at Westford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, on 24 October 1761.1,2 Her married name was Fletcher.1 Mary Lawrence died on 4 December 1780 at Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at age 43.4

Family

Jonathan Fletcher b. 16 Nov 1736, d. bt 1773 - 1820
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Jonathan Fletcher in the Massachusetts and Vital Records 1629-1988.
  3. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Clark 2014_2015.
  4. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Julias.

Jonathan Fletcher1

M, b. 29 September 1753, d. 2 February 1854
FatherJohn Fletcher1 b. 31 Mar 1713, d. 1808
MotherJoanna Farrar2 b. 17 Mar 1711, d. bt 1758 - 1790
     Jonathan Fletcher was born on 29 September 1753 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.1,2 He was 8 ch -- Jonathan (1782-1862); Miriam; Polly; Alvan; Israel; Salome; Melinda; Joanna.1 He married Abigail Goodenow on 11 June 1781 at Walpole, Cheshire County, New Hampshire.2 Jonathan Fletcher died on 2 February 1854 at Walpole, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, at age 100; ae 100 yrs 5 m 4 days.1,2 He his parents removed when he was very young to Lempster NH, where they lived nine yrs, and thence to Walpole NH; and on the farm where they settled, Jonathan lived and died. Hed was a Rev War hero- in the battle of Bunker Hill and then under Stark at Bennington. He d while sitting in his chair Feb 2, 1854, ae 100 yrs 5 mos and 4 days. He was a good and pious man; he read the Bible through twenty-seven times after he was seventy-five yrs old. -- FletcherGen(1881), p. 72.1

Family

Abigail Goodenow b. 2 Nov 1759, d. 28 Sep 1825

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Cooper-Hayes-Burbank.

Peter Buss1

M, b. 27 June 1680, d. 25 October 1752
     Peter Buss was born on 27 June 1680 at Chelmsford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.2 He married Rachel Fletcher at Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, on 17 June 1706.2 Peter Buss died on 25 October 1752 at Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at age 72; Burial: South Burying Place, Concord, Middlesex County, MA
Inscription:
Here Lies Buried
The body of
Mr.Peter Buss
Who Departed
This Life October 25
A.D 1752
in ye 72 year
of His age.2,3

Family

Rachel Fletcher b. 27 Jun 1683, d. 19 Mar 1743

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Lewis-Guido Aug 2013.
  3. [S123] Findagrave.com, online www.findagrave.com, for Peter Buss.

Capt Joseph Fletcher1

M, b. 13 May 1769, d. 23 January 1843
FatherCapt Pelatiah Fletcher1 b. 3 May 1727, d. 23 Feb 1807
MotherDorothy Hildreth1 b. 26 Aug 1736, d. 14 Jun 1782
     Capt Joseph Fletcher was born on 22 March 1765 at Westford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.1,2 He was born on 13 May 1769 at Middlesex County, Massachusetts.3 He married Lucy Proctor at Westford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, on 17 November 1791.1,2 Capt Joseph Fletcher died on 23 January 1843 at Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, at age 73.3 He died on 30 August 1843 at Amherst, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, at age 74.2

Family

Lucy Proctor b. 22 Feb 1773, d. 8 Aug 1845
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S1683] Unknown author, History of Francestown, NH from the Earliest Settlement April 1758, p 705.
  3. [S123] Findagrave.com, online www.findagrave.com, Dorothy Hildreth Fletcher.

Lucy Proctor1

F, b. 22 February 1773, d. 8 August 1845
     Lucy Proctor was born on 22 February 1773 at Chelmsford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.1,2 She married Capt Joseph Fletcher at Westford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, on 17 November 1791.1,2 Her married name was Fletcher.1 Lucy Proctor died on 8 August 1845 at Amherst, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, at age 72.2

Family

Capt Joseph Fletcher b. 13 May 1769, d. 23 Jan 1843
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S1683] Unknown author, History of Francestown, NH from the Earliest Settlement April 1758, p 705.

Capt Joseph Fletcher1

M, b. 10 June 1689, d. 4 October 1772
FatherJoshua Fletcher1 b. 30 Mar 1648, d. 21 Nov 1713
MotherSarah Wooley1 b. 4 Feb 1657, d. 24 Apr 1761
     Capt Joseph Fletcher was born on 10 June 1689 at Chelmsford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts; VR; son of Joshua & Sara.2 He was Capt in militia; moved to Westford Ma after mar.1 He married Sarah Adams at Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, on 17 November 1712.2,3 Capt Joseph Fletcher witnessed the will of Samuel Fletcher on 18 March 1713 at Chelmsford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts; will written; mentions wife Elizabeth, my son Samuel, my son Samuel's sister Mary Wheeler, sister Sarah fletcher, sister Susana fletcher, my son Isaac fletcher, my daughter Hannah Wright, my daughter Elizabeth Butterfield, my daughter Lydia Adams, my son William fletcher and he to be executor." He signed his name, rather than using a mark. Witnesses: Jonathan Barrit, Joshua Fletcher, Joseph (X) Fletcher. Middlesex Co MA Probate File #7920. Source -- Robert Fletcher of Concord MA Bay 1637: A study of His life and Family from the New England Records, by Winifred Lovering Holman (1930) pp. 51-52, 75.4 Capt Joseph Fletcher Death 1761 acc to Biographical Sketches of the Pioneer Settlers of NE anld their descendants in Worcester, MA, by Chares H. Bouley (1964, Dartmouth College Llibrary F 3 .B6), but Wesford MA VR has Joseph Flatcher [sic] d 1772 Oct 4 ae 84.3.13 in 1761.1 He died on 4 October 1772 at Westford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at age 83; VR; Joseph Flatcher.2 He was buried at Fairview Cemetery, Westford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts; email from John Chandler.1

Family

Sarah Adams b. 12 Jul 1691, d. 24 Apr 1761
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Ancestry One World Tree.
  3. [S1144] Ancestors Colonial (treetreetree), online http://www.treetreetree.org.uk/
  4. [S322] Vickie Elam White, "Fletcher Butterfield 1701," e-mail to Northeast listserv, 4 May 2002.

Sarah Adams1

F, b. 12 July 1691, d. 24 April 1761
     Sarah Adams was born on 12 July 1691 at Chelmsford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.2 She married Capt Joseph Fletcher at Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, on 17 November 1712.2,3 Her married name was Fletcher.1 Sarah Adams died on 24 April 1761 at Westford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at age 69; "She is buried in the Fairview Cemetery in Westford" (Ancestors Colonial, citing Westford VR - Fletcher, Sarah, w Capt Joseph, 24 Apr 1761, in her 70th y. GR 1.)2,3

Family

Capt Joseph Fletcher b. 10 Jun 1689, d. 4 Oct 1772
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Ancestry One World Tree.
  3. [S1144] Ancestors Colonial (treetreetree), online http://www.treetreetree.org.uk/

Joseph Fletcher1

M, b. 6 November 1761, d. 25 December 1765
FatherCapt Pelatiah Fletcher1 b. 3 May 1727, d. 23 Feb 1807
MotherDorothy Hildreth1 b. 26 Aug 1736, d. 14 Jun 1782
     Joseph Fletcher was born on 6 November 1761 at Westford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.1 He died on 25 December 1765 at Westford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at age 4.1

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.

Joseph Fletcher1

M, b. 18 July 1749, d. between 1750 and 1800
FatherCapt Benjamin Fletcher1 b. 8 Aug 1716, d. 25 Jan 1789
MotherBethiah Herrick1 b. 19 Aug 1723, d. 21 Dec 1772
     Joseph Fletcher was born on 18 July 1749 at Westford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.1 He lived; No further info in FletcherGen(1881), p. 91.1 He died between 1750 and 1800 at Westford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.2

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S43] Gary Rolph guess.

Joseph Fletcher1

M, b. 6 July 1713, d. 17 July 1784
FatherCapt Joseph Fletcher1 b. 10 Jun 1689, d. 4 Oct 1772
MotherSarah Adams1 b. 12 Jul 1691, d. 24 Apr 1761
     Joseph Fletcher was also known as Deacon Joseph Fletcher.2 He was born on 6 July 1713 at Chelmsford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts; VR; s Joseph & Sary.1 He married Elizabeth Underwood on 21 May 1735 at Westford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.1 Joseph Fletcher lived; Westford, Dunstable MA.1 He died on 17 July 1784 at Dunstable, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at age 71.1 He FletcherGen (1881), p. 88 - 'At about the time of the marriage they rem and settled in Dunstable, where he bought six hundred acres of land at about twelve cents an acre, - then an almost unbroken wilderness. Here he lived fifty years, subduing and cultivating the land, and wa blessed with a competence as the result of his industry. he was a leading man in the community and a pillar in the church; a good citizen, and a devoted Christian. He d July 17, 1784. All his nine ch followed him to the grave - eight of them with their companions. The homes of Dea Joseph and his sturdy sons, in close proximity, are interesting relics of bygone days. About a mile and a half from the village of old Dunstable, on the Hollis road,we cross Jointgrass Brook, and ascend the hill beyond; and then, leaving the old schoolhouse on the left, we see, a few rods to the west, an old fashioned two-story dwelling, with capacious barns. Here lived Thomas (1102), the eldest son of Dea Joseph, and reared his numerous family, of whom Francis, the youngest, still lives here. The house where Joseph (1107), the third son of of Dea Joseph, settled, and lived several years, stands a short distance north, and fronting the south, surrounded by five tall buttonwood trees. Still farther north, about an eighth of a mile, a tull buttonwood and four elms stand guardians of the ancient homestead where the father Joseph lived and died. His son Phineas, grandson Mark, and great grandson George W have in turn owned the sacred spot, hallowed by thirty births and half as many deaths. Looking from here to the west of north, distant about an eighth of a mile, stand two houses about a stone's throw apart. The one with the tall buttonwoods was the residence of Jonathan (1103), the second son of Dea Joseph. IN the other lived Jonathan's son Samuel (1359). From Blanchard's Hill may be seen the church spires of Pepperell, Hollis, and Londonderry. The daughters m and settled in the vicinity. It is related that the family gatherings were enormous for numbers, such as the present day of small families cannot produce. Such Thanksgivings! The following incidents, which are authentic, read strangely to one now living on the spot; - Joseph had gone to the nearest mill, which was in Westford about eight miles distant, and had to remain away over night, his wife remaining at home alone. In the evening, she heard something like the scream of a child. Stepping to the door, she encountered the glaring eyes of a catamount perched in a tree. She fastened the door, and then, fearing the animal might gain access through the window, she crawled into a barrel, and contrived to get its open end against the wall, and there passed the night. While Joseph was hoeing corn in the field one day, and his little daughter Susannah who had been playing around him, had lain down on the greensward in the shade at the side of the field, and gone to sleep, he saw a large black bear crossing the field, and going directy toward the sleeping child. The gun was then always close at hand, and a well-directed shot saved the child. One one occasion the flock of sheep came rushing down Blanchard's Hill with a bear in full pursuit. But Bruin, instead of feasting ont he mutton he was after, furnished the table with his own steaks. The mother was kind and tender-hearted toward her children; and when the boys were caught in mischevious pranks, she would whip them herself, and then report them to the father. She knew that her very gentle castigation would be an estopped of any further punishment from the heavier hand of the father. A correspondent says - 'Dea Joseph was a remarkable man -- kind, benevolent, always self-possessed; he seemed like the patriarchs of old. He continued to have reunions of his family twice a year till they numbered over sixty.1'

Family

Elizabeth Underwood b. 2 Feb 1714, d. 23 Nov 1802
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S123] Findagrave.com, online www.findagrave.com, Deacon Joseph Fletcher.

Elizabeth Underwood1

F, b. 2 February 1714, d. 23 November 1802
     Elizabeth Underwood was born on 2 February 1714 at Chelmsford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.1 She married Joseph Fletcher, son of Capt Joseph Fletcher and Sarah Adams, on 21 May 1735 at Westford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.1 Her married name was Fletcher.1 Elizabeth Underwood died on 23 November 1802 at Dunstable, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at age 88.1

Family

Joseph Fletcher b. 6 Jul 1713, d. 17 Jul 1784
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.

Joseph Fletcher1

M, b. 18 June 1752, d. 26 December 1832
FatherJoseph Fletcher1 b. 6 Jul 1713, d. 17 Jul 1784
MotherElizabeth Underwood1 b. 2 Feb 1714, d. 23 Nov 1802
     Joseph Fletcher lived; More info in Fletcher Gen(1881), p93ff.1 He was born on 18 June 1752 at Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.2 He married Katty Cummngs on 1 September 1774 at Dunstable, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.3 He witnessed Katty Cummngs's death at Dunstable, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, on 7 February 1797.3 Joseph Fletcher married Abigail Read on 14 August 1797 at Westford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.4 Joseph Fletcher died on 26 December 1832 at Dunstable, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at age 80.5

Family 1

Katty Cummngs b. 21 Oct 1755, d. 7 Feb 1797

Family 2

Abigail Read b. 8 Apr 1758, d. 5 Dec 1838

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S1077] MA Groton History (1848), online googlebooks.com, p. 432/537.
  3. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Harry2014.
  4. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Peterson/ Robinson.
  5. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Timothy and Nancy Bancroft.

Joseph Fletcher1

M, b. 15 April 1661, d. 27 April 1705
FatherFrancis Fletcher1 b. 10 May 1626, d. 14 Jun 1704
MotherElizabeth Wheeler1 b. 3 Jan 1635/36, d. 14 Jun 1704
     Joseph Fletcher was born on 15 April 1661 at Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts; Fletcher Gen 1881 p. 32.1,2 He married Mary Dudley, daughter of Francis Dudley and Sarah Wheeler, on 17 June 1688 at Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.1 Joseph Fletcher died on 27 April 1705 at Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at age 44.2

Family

Mary Dudley b. s 1667, d. 27 Apr 1705
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Gagne Family Tree.

Mary Dudley1

F, b. say 1667, d. 27 April 1705
FatherFrancis Dudley2 b. 1640, d. 1702
MotherSarah Wheeler2 b. 6 Mar 1640, d. 12 Dec 1713
     Mary Dudley was born say 1667 at Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.2 She married Joseph Fletcher, son of Francis Fletcher and Elizabeth Wheeler, on 17 June 1688 at Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.1 Her married name was Fletcher.1 Mary Dudley died on 27 April 1705 at Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.1

Family

Joseph Fletcher b. 15 Apr 1661, d. 27 Apr 1705
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S1092] Dudley Genealogies, online books.google.com.

Joseph Fletcher1

M, b. 7 June 1689, d. between 1690 and 1720
FatherJoseph Fletcher1 b. 15 Apr 1661, d. 27 Apr 1705
MotherMary Dudley1 b. s 1667, d. 27 Apr 1705
     Joseph Fletcher was born on 7 June 1689 at Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.1 He died between 1690 and 1720 at Middlesex County, Massachusetts.2

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S43] Gary Rolph guess.

Joseph Fletcher1

M, b. 26 March 1686, d. 11 September 1746
FatherSamuel Fletcher1 b. 6 Oct 1657, d. 23 Oct 1744
MotherElizabeth Wheeler1 b. 23 Feb 1664, d. 27 Oct 1744
     Joseph Fletcher was born on 26 March 1686 at Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.1,2 He married Hepzibah Jones at Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, on 11 July 1711.3,2 Joseph Fletcher died on 11 September 1746 at Acton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at age 60.2

Family

Hepzibah Jones b. s 1691, d. bt 1727 - 1770

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Gibbs Family Tree.
  3. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Szymkiewidz/Sargent.