Fletcher Family Research Bulletin

Editor's Fletcher Lineage


Generation 1

Robert Fletcher of Concord, Massachusetts (1592-1677)
Children: Grissell, Francis, William, Luke, and Samuel.

Generation 2

Francis Fletcher (b. c1620)
Spouse: Elizabeth Wheeler, daughter of George Wheeler and [Catherine?].
Residence: Concord, Massachusetts
Children: Samuel, Joseph, Elizabeth, John, Sarah, Hezekiah, Hannah, and Benjamin.

Generation 3

Samuel Fletcher (1657-1744)
Spouse: Elizabeth Wheeler, daughter of Thomas and Sarah (Meriam) Wheeler.
Residence: Concord, Massachusetts.
Children: Samuel, Joseph, Elizabeth, Sarah, John, Hannah, Ruth, Rebecca, Samuel, Benjamin, and Timothy.

Generation 4

Timothy Fletcher (1704-aft1763)
Spouse: Elizabeth [Chamberlain?]
Principal Residences: Concord and Billerica, Massachusetts.
Children: Elizabeth, Timothy, Sarah, John, James, Joseph, Benjamin, Ephraim, Lydia, Joel, and Samuel.

Generation 5

Joseph Fletcher (1736-1815)
Spouses: 1) Mary Allen; 2) Mary Hopkins Crosby.
Principal Residences: Holden, Massachusetts, and Croyden, New Hampshire.
Children: Mary, Joseph, Elizabeth, Parker, David, and Betsey.

Generation 6

Joseph Fletcher (1764-1819)
Spouse: Anna Morgan, daughter of Robert and Mary (Woodward) Morgan.
Principal Residence: Peterboro, New Hampshire.
Children: Rebecca, Charles, Parker, Polly, Mary Ann, Joseph Alexander, and Louisa.

Generation 7

Joseph Alexander Fletcher (1807-1888)
Spouse: Sarah H. Streeter, daughter of Benjamin and Sarah (Farr) Streeter.
Principal Residences: Unadilla, Otsego County, New York; and Walpole, New Hampshire.
Children: Andrew Jackson, George Leonard, Elmina, Aurelius Horace, Winslow E., Charles L., Foster Alexander, Horatio Nelson, and Marjorie Ann.

Generation 8

Foster Alexander Fletcher (1845-1910)
Spouse: Mary Catherine Smith, daughter of Abigail Smith.
Residence: Montgomery County, Indiana.
Children: Lillianna, Mabel, twins Iva and Ida, Charles, Margaret, Paschal, Walter, twins Sarah and Mary, Rasco Russell, Ethel, and Merle Alexander.

Generation 9

Lillianna Fletcher Vail (1876-1924)
Spouse: William Riley Vail, son of Shobal C. and Nancy (Shelley) Vail.
Residence: Montgomery County, Indiana.
Children: Elizabeth, Mae, Mary, Edith, and Clara.

Generation 10

Elizabeth Vail Kunkel (1898-1982)
Spouse: Fowler Ezra Kunkel, son of Jacob Adam and Nancy Ann (Fowler) Kunkel.
Residence: Montgomery County, Indiana.
Children: Donald, Ralph, E. Maxine, Betty, and Marjorie.

Generation 11

E. Maxine Kunkel Bridge (b. 1923)
Spouse: William Landen Bridge, son of James Franklin and Hazel (Harrington) Bridge.
Residence: Montgomery County, Indiana; and Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana.
Children: twins Carolyn and Marilyn, and Michael.

Generation 12

Marilyn Bridge Brown (b. 1943)
Spouse: Lonnie Cole Brown, son of Ala and Ella Mae (Morrison) Brown.
Principal residences: Lafayette, Indiana, and Mena, Arkansas.

Reference for Generations 1-6:
Holman, Winifred Lovering. Descendants of Robert Fletcher: The First Six Generations. 1950. Unpublished manuscript in the Library of NEHGS, Boston.

Reference for Generations 7-12:
Brown, Marilyn Bridge. Kunkel, Fowler, Vail and Fletcher Genealogy and Family History. By the author, 1984.