Friday, July 14, 2017

52 Ancestors - Week 183: #262 John Fletcher (1692-????) of Concord, Massachusetts

John Whitney (1692-????)  is #262 on my Ahnentafel List, my 6th great-grandfather, who married #263 Mary Goble (1694-1734)  in 1715 in Watertown, Massachusetts.

I am descended through:

*  their daughter #131 Abigail Fletcher (1720-1783) who married #130, Samuel Whitney (1719-1782) in 1741.
*  their daughter #65 Martha Whitney (1763-1832)  who married #64 Benjamin Seaver (1757-1816)  in 1783.
*  their son #32 Benjamin Seaver (1791-1825) who married #33 Abigail Gates (1797-1867) in 1817.
*  their son #16 Isaac Seaver (1823-1901) who married #17 Lucretia Townsend Smith (1828-1884) in 1851.
*  their son #8 Frank Walton Seaver (1852-1922) who married #9 Hattie Louisa Hildreth (1857-1920) in 1874.
*  their son #4 Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942) who married #5 Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962) in 1900.
*  their son #2 Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983) who married #3 Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002) in 1942.
*  their son #1 Randall Jeffrey Seaver (1943-living)

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1)  PERSON (with source citations as indicated in brackets):

*  Name:                      John Fletcher[1–3]    
*  Sex:                          Male    

*  Father:                     Samuel Fletcher (1657-1744)    
* Mother:                    Elizabeth Wheeler (1664-1744)
   
2)  INDIVIDUAL EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):
   
*  Birth:                      26 August 1692, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[2]   
  
3)  SHARED EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):
  
*  Spouse 1:               Mary Goble (1693-1734)   
*  Marriage 1:            10 May 1715 (age 22), Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[3]   
*  Child 1:                 Martha Fletcher (1716-    )   
*  Child 2:                John Fletcher (1718-1792)   
*  Child 3:                Abigail Fletcher (1720-1783)   
*  Child 4:                Jonah Fletcher (1723-    )   
*  Child 5:                Thomas Fletcher (1724-    )   
*  Child 6:                David Fletcher (1726-    )   
*  Child 7:                Peter Fletcher (1729-    )   
*  Child 8:                Elisha Fletcher (1731-    )   
*  Child 9:                Mary Fletcher (1733-    )   
  
4)  NOTES (with source citations as indicated in brackets):   

The book, The Descendants of Robert Fletcher of Concord Mass. by Edward H. Fletcher, published by Rand, Avery & Co., Boston in 1881, provides no data on the family other than vital records[1].

John Fletcher was born on 26 August 1692 in Concord, the fifth child of eleven of Samuel and Elizabeth (Wheeler) Fletcher of Concord[2].

He married Mary Goble, daughter of Thomas and Sarah (Shepard) Goble of Concord in Watertown, Massachusetts on 10 May 1715[3].  They had nine children recorded in Concord between 1716 and 1733.

There is no record of the death or burial of John Fletcher. 

No land or probate records in Middlesex County were found for John and Mary (Goble) Fletcher of Concord.

5)  SOURCES
 
1. Edward H. Fletcher, The Descendants of Robert Fletcher of Concord Mass. (Boston, Mass. :  Rand, Avery & Co.,  1881), page 391, John Fletcher sketch.

2. George Tolman (compiler), Concord, Massachusetts Births, Marriages and Deaths, 1635-1850 (Concord, Mass. : Committee on Printing, 1894), page 37, John Fletcher birth entry.

3. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com), "Watertown births, Marriages and deaths," page 44 (image 206 of 3991), John Fletcher and Mary Goble marriage entry.

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NOTE:  Amy Johnson Crow suggested a weekly blog theme of "52 Ancestors" in her blog post Challenge:  52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks on the No Story Too Small blog.  I have extended this theme in 2017 to 208 Ancestors in 208 Weeks.

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