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Benjamin Todd of Russell MA

Benjamin Todd5, (Titus4, Benjamin3, Michael2, Christopher1) born March 4, 1755, died Jan. 7, 1828, married April 22, 1783, Phebe, daughter of Ezra and Hannah (Todd) Tuttle, who was born June 2, 1758, died July 20, 1850; for her Todd ancestry see No. 82. They removed to Russell, Mass., in 1784, where he bought a tract of land on the mountain, on which to raise wheat, prefering it to land in the heart of Springfield, Mass., which was offered to him for $10 per acre. He was a soldier in the Revolutionary war, having served about seven years. He died in Russell, Mass., and was buried in the old cemetery on the mountain. Children: *396. Gershom, b. Oct. 25, 1784. *397. Benjamin, b. Jan. 20, 1787. 398. Elizabeth, b. May 23, 1791, d. April 14, 1820. 400. Harvey, b. Aug. 27, 1793, d. Jan. 19, 1825. *401. Phebe, b. April 14, 1796. *402. Lucretia, b. June 11, 1798. *403. Cynthia, b. Dec. 6, 1800. 404. Hannah, b. Sept. 20, 1803, d. Sept. 26, 1804, in New Haven,...

Benjamin Todd of Cooperstown NY

Benjamin Todd6, (Benjamin5, Titus4, Benjamin3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Jan. 20, 1787, died Aug. 9, 1814, married Jan. 4, 1814, Elmira North. They removed from Russell, Mass., first to Fly Creek, N. Y., thence to Cooperstown, N. Y., where he died. Child: 925. Celestia B., b. Sept. 23, 1814, m.(???)Peet, in Cooperstown, N....

Biography of George Henry Fletcher

GEORGE HENRY FLETCHER – The name of Fletcher has been known in the United States since 1630, and has been borne by many prominent citizens, the Fletchers having generally been leading people in the various communities where they have dwelt. Originally the name was written Fledger, and was the name of the trade of the makers of arrows, or as some authorities think, of the affixing the feather to the arrow, fledging it. In French the word Flechier has also the same meaning, and some have inferred a French extraction. The traditions, however, all concur in making the early ancestors of most of the Fletchers here of English or Welsh stock, and Yorkshire, one of the northern counties of England, as the spot whence they early emigrated to America. The name has been and still is of frequent occurrence there. Of this present family, the grandfather of Mr. Fletcher was Pelatiah, of whom further. (I) Pelatiah Fletcher was born in Pepperell, Massachusetts, at the end of the eighteenth or the beginning of the nineteenth century. He was a farmer, and lived for a number of years in Groton, where he took active part in public life, serving as a selectman, and as a Representative to the State Legislature. He married Susan Hamlin, and they were the parents of three children: 1. Henry H., of whom further. 2. Dana. 3. Carrie. (II) Henry Hathaway Fletcher, son of Pelatiah and Susan (Hamlin) Fletcher, was born in Westford, June 11, 1831, and is still living (1924), at the age of ninety-three years, in Greenfield. He spent his early life in farming, subsequently...

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