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Submitted by: Pattie Carter Pies_Genealogy @ hotmail.com on Mon Jun 20 17:36:11 2005

Husband Benjamin Patton Fletcher 
Born  c. 1850  Location  Virginia 
Married  27 March 1872  Location  Dickson Co., Tennessee 
Died  c. 1889  Location  Kaufman Co., Texas 
Cemetery    Location   
Father   
Mother   
Other Spouses   

Wife Mary Virginia Dotson 
Born  c. 1853  Location  Dickson Co., Tennessee 
Died  c. May 1890  Location  KaufmanCo., Texas 
Cemetery    Location   
Father  John Dempsey Dotson 
Mother  Susan Wiley 
Other Spouses   

Children

1 Name  Lucian Beauregard Fletcher 
Born  17 May 1873  Location  McEwen, Humphreys, TN 
Died  23 Jan 1949  Location  Rosser, Kaufman, TX 
Cemetery  Cottonwood  Location  Rosser 
Spouse 1  Susie Ann Smith 
Married  22 Feb 1899  Location  Scurry, Kaufman, TX 
Spouse 2   
Married    Location   

2 Name  Ida Jane Fletcher 
Born  Mar 1875  Location  McEwen, Humphreys, TN 
Died  1914  Location  Jumbo, Pushmataha Co., OK 
Cemetery  Jumbo Cemetery  Location  Jumbo, OK 
Spouse 1  John Henry Klutts 
Married  01 October 1889  Location  Kaufman Co., TX 
Spouse 2   
Married    Location   

3 Name  Charles P. Fletcher 
Born  c. 1876  Location  McEwen, Humphreys, TN 
Died  July 1883 (Possibly)  Location  Kaufman Co., TX 
Cemetery  Unknown  Location  Buried in small grave next to parents 
Spouse 1   
Married    Location   
Spouse 2   
Married    Location   

4 Name  Benjamin Franklin Fletcher 
Born  21 Jun 1879  Location  McEwen, Humphrey, TN 
Died  01 Apr 1955  Location  Melrose, Curry, NM 
Cemetery  Melrose Memorial Cemetery  Location  Melrose New Mexico 
Spouse 1  Alzada Foley 
Married  08 Nov 1889  Location  Lampasas, TX 
Spouse 2   
Married    Location   

5 Name  George A. Fletcher 
Born  Mar 1880  Location  McEwen, Humphreys, TN 
Died  Aug 1882  Location  Ennis, Ellis, TX 
Cemetery  Unknown  Location  Buried on private farm 
Spouse 1   
Married    Location   
Spouse 2   
Married    Location   

6 Name  Henry Clay Fletcher 
Born  10 Aug 1882  Location  Ennis, Ellis, TX 
Died  13 Aug 1951  Location  Loma Linda, San Bndo, CA 
Cemetery  Montecito Memorial Park  Location  Loma Linda, CA 
Spouse 1  Effie Lillian Lawrence 
Married  09 Oct 1904  Location  Hamilton, Hamilton, TX 
Spouse 2   
Married    Location   

7 Name  Lydia Mae Fletcher 
Born  21 Mar 1886  Location  Crandall, Kaufman, TX 
Died  10 Jul 1961  Location  Clovis, Curry, NM 
Cemetery    Location  Floyd, Roosevelt, NM 
Spouse 1  U. G. Lawrence 
Married  14 Aug 1907  Location  Gentry's Mill, Hamilton, TX 
Spouse 2   
Married    Location   

8 Name  Winnie Lee Fletcher 
Born  Aoril 1890  Location  Crandall, Kaufman, TX 
Died    Location   
Cemetery    Location   
Spouse 1  William Henry Self 
Married    Location  TX or OK 
Spouse 2  Dr. James Henry Buff 
Married    Location  OK 

9 Name   
Born    Location   
Died    Location   
Cemetery    Location   
Spouse 1   
Married    Location   
Spouse 2   
Married    Location   

10 Name   
Born    Location   
Died    Location   
Cemetery    Location   
Spouse 1   
Married    Location   
Spouse 2   
Married    Location   

Comments:


After trying his hands at farming, my great great
grandfather, Benjamin P. Fletcher packed up his family headed to Texas,
in hopes to fullfill his dreams by working for the railroads.   Arriving
in Texas August 1882.  Stopping Ennis, Ellis County long enough to bury
one son, George A., and for his wife to give birth to another son, Henry
Clay.   There is an unknown family in Ellis that allow the Fletcher
family to squat on their land for Jennie to give birth to their newest
addition.   In the meantime, this family also allowed the Fletcher family
to bury their son George A. Fletcher in their cemetery.   As soon as
Henry was born the family moved onto to Kaufman County, were Ben began
working for the railroads there.   It was said that he was very strong
man and could carry one railroad tie by himself.  He caught pneumonia and
died in the winter of 1889.   Leaving his wife, pregnant and 5 living
children.   Jennie, about 2 weeks after giving birth to Winnie Lee
Fletcher, caught yellow jaundice and died herself.  Ida Jane Fletcher who
married John Henry Klutts married 01 Oct 1899 took in all the children,
her and John and raised them until they could make their own way.
Charles P. Fletcher is the known child buried next to the parents in a
small grave.  My grandmother, daughter of Ben Franklin Fletcher, visited
the cemetery there in Kaufman County last in about 1927.  When she said
the cemetery was not kept up.  The fencing was laying on the ground in
places, the weeds and brush was high, they nearly did not locate the
unmarked graves of her fathers parents.   They found whom they believed
to be the graves, three of them, 2 large and 1 small near a tree.
Through much effort the graves has not been located to this
day.

Sources:


1900 Kaufman County Census listed John Henry Klutts and
family with two Fletcher Children
Kaufman County History Volume 1 - July 1883 - A small child of Mr.
Fletchers died last week.
Kaufman County Marriage Records
Kaufman County Cemetery Records

Links:



Submitted by: Pattie Carter Pies_Genealogy @ hotmail.com on Sat Oct 15 12:27:46 2005

Husband Benjamin Patton Fletcher 
Born  Bet. 1849-1850  Location  VA 
Married  March 27, 1872  Location  Dickson Co., TENN 
Died  c. 1889  Location  Kaufman Co., TEXAS 
Cemetery  No Headstone  Location  Kaufman Co., TEXAS 
Father   
Mother   
Other Spouses   

Wife Mary Virginia Dotson 
Born  1853  Location  Dickson Co., TENN 
Died  c.1890  Location  Kaufman Co., TEXAS 
Cemetery  No Headstone  Location  Kaufman Co., TEXAS 
Father  John Dempsey Dotson 
Mother  Susan Anne Willey 
Other Spouses   

Children

1 Name  Lucian Beauregard Fletcher 
Born  May 17, 1873  Location  McEwen, Humphreys Co., TENN 
Died  January 23, 1949  Location  Rosser, Kaufman Co., TEXAS 
Cemetery  Cottonwood  Location   
Spouse 1  Susie Ann Smith 
Married  February 22, 1899  Location  Scurry, Kaufman Co., TEXAS 
Spouse 2   
Married    Location   

2 Name  Ida Jane Fletcher 
Born  March 1875  Location  McEwen, Humphreys Co., TENN 
Died  1914  Location  Jumbo, Pushmataha Co., OK 
Cemetery  Jumbo   Location   
Spouse 1  John Henry Klutts 
Married  October 01, 1889  Location  Kaufman Co., TEXAS 
Spouse 2   
Married    Location   

3 Name  Charles P. Fletcher 
Born  c. 1876  Location  McEwen, Humphreys Co., TENN 
Died  July 1883  Location  Crandall, Kaufman Co., TEXAS 
Cemetery  No Headstone  Location  Kaufman Co., TEXAS 
Spouse 1   
Married    Location   
Spouse 2   
Married    Location   

4 Name  Benjamin Franklin Fletcher 
Born  June 21, 1879  Location  McEwen, Humphreys Co., TENN 
Died  April 01, 1955  Location  Melrose, Curry Co., NM 
Cemetery  Melrose Memorial  Location   
Spouse 1  Alzada Foley 
Married  November 08, 1899  Location  Lampasas, Lampasas Co., TEXAS 
Spouse 2   
Married    Location   

5 Name  George A. Fletcher 
Born  March 1880  Location  McEwen, Humphreys Co., TENN 
Died  August 1882  Location  Ennis, Ellis Co., TEXAS 
Cemetery  No Headstone  Location   
Spouse 1   
Married    Location   
Spouse 2   
Married    Location   

6 Name  Henry Clay Fletcher 
Born  August 09, 1882  Location  Ennis, Ellis Co., TEXAS 
Died  August 13, 1951  Location  Loma Linda, San Bernardino Co., CA 
Cemetery  Montecito Memorial Park  Location   
Spouse 1  Effie Lillian Lawrence 
Married  October 09, 1904  Location  Hamilton, Hamilton Co., TEXAS 
Spouse 2   
Married    Location   

7 Name  Lydia Mae Fletcher 
Born  March 21, 1886  Location  Kaufman Co., TEXAS 
Died  July 10, 1961  Location  Clovis, Curry Co., NM 
Cemetery  Floyd Cemetery  Location  Floyd, Roosevelt Co., NM 
Spouse 1  U. G. Lawrence 
Married  August 14, 1907  Location  Gentrys Mill, Hamilton Co., TEXAS 
Spouse 2   
Married    Location   

8 Name  Winnie Lee Fletcher 
Born  April 1890  Location  Kaufman Co., TEXAS 
Died    Location  El Cerrito, Conta Costa Co., CA 
Cemetery    Location   
Spouse 1  William Henry Self 
Married  Bef. 1908  Location  TX or OK 
Spouse 2  James Henry Buff 
Married  Bef. 1914  Location  Oklahoma 

9 Name   
Born    Location   
Died    Location   
Cemetery    Location   
Spouse 1   
Married    Location   
Spouse 2   
Married    Location   

10 Name   
Born    Location   
Died    Location   
Cemetery    Location   
Spouse 1   
Married    Location   
Spouse 2   
Married    Location   

Comments:


Ben P. Fletcher died about 6 months before the birth of
Winnie Fletcher of pneumonia.   Mary V. Fletcher nee Dotson died about 2
weeks after the birth of Winnie Fletcher of Yellow Jaundice.
Ben P. Fletcher brought his family from Tennessee to Texas and worked on
the railroads.  He was known to have been able to carry one railroad tie
by himself.  While most of the time it took two men to carry one.

Sources:


Benjamin Patton Fletcher Documentation
Marriage Record:
Dickson County, Tennessee
Benjamin Fletcher and Mary V. Dodson
1860 Scott Co, VA Estillville P.O. pg 68
HH#638-638
Sarah Fletcher 50 f Spinster b. VA
Fletcher, Craig " 15 m Farm Hand b. VA
Fletcher, Patton " 10 m b. VA
Fletcher, Ortha " 6 f b. VA
1870 Scott Co, VA Johnston Township p. 46
HH#317-31
Fletcher, Sarah 63 f w Keeping House b. Virginia
Fletcher, Orpha E 15 f w Keeping House "
Fletcher, Benjamine P 19 m w Farm Labor "
Fletcher, Mary F 5 f w At Home "
1880 5th Civil District, Humphreys County, Tennessee
ED 99 Sheet 23 A Line 7 Page 112 HH#180-1801
Fletcher, Ben w m 30 Farmer b. VA - VA - VA
Fletcher, Mary V w f 28 wife Keeping house b. TN - TN - TN
Fletcher, Loution B w m 7 son At home TN - VA - TN
Fletcher, Ida J w f 5 dau At home TN - VA - TN
Fletcher, Chas P w m 3 son At home TN - VA - TN
Fletcher, Ben F w m 1 son At home TN - VA - TN
Fletcher, Geo A w m 3 mos son At home TN - VA - TN
Death Records:
Benjamin Patton Fletcher
Died of Pnuemonia 1889 in Rosser, Kaufman County, Texas
Mary Virginia 'Jennie' Dodson Fletcher
Died of Yellow Jaundice May 1890 in Rosser, Kaufman Co, TX
Most of the information for Fletcher family comes from stories told by my
Grandmother, Mattie Muriel Tucker nee Fletcher who recently passed Jan.
29, 2005.   Some of the information on allied families comes from Edith
Belcher nee Fletcher who recently passed Mar. 27, 2005.
Additional Documentation is also listed on my website.

Links:


Family of Benjamin Patton Fletcher 


The Kaufman County, TXGenWeb Project Site

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