JAMES S. FLETCHER
contributed by Robert Fletcher
James S. Fletcher, b 8 May 1803, Adair Co., KY and d 16 Sept. 1845, Scottville, Macoupin Co., Il. who married Jane Powell, b 8 Nov. 1807, Adair Co., Ky and d 18 Dec. 1891, Girard, Macoupin Co., Il on 20 Sept. 1826, Adair Co., KY. Had two children in Adair Co., KY, Amanda Fletcher, b 31 July 1827 and Melinda Fletcher, b 18 May 1829. The four of them moved to Morgan Co.,Il. and are on the 1830 Morgan County census. Owned land in Morgan County Il.
Notes from county clerk:
Buyer from Ephriaus Rue deed 10 Jan. 1835
Buyer from James S. Cherry deed 23 Oct. 1843
Buyer from James Bristow deed 14 Feb. 1844
Land sold in Morgan Co., Il, Notes from county clerk.
Sold to William Lewis 13 Mar. 1832
Sold to Zacharia Vance 9 Feb. 1833
Sold to Ephrian Rue 10 Jan. 1835
Sold to John Ayers 25 Mar. 1835, Beardstown, Il (?)
Sold to Jno. S. & Thomas Wilburn 10 Nov. 1835 (then Morgan
Sold to Francis Coffern 25 May 1836
Land owned in Macoupin Co., Il. Illinois Public Domain Land.
Owned 478 acres of land- 12 Mar. 1831 to 30 July 1842.
Had six other children in Macoupin Co., Il. After he died in 1845 Jane Powell Fletcher married on 3 May 1849, Macoupin Co., Il to John Washington Bainbridge. He died in 1853. Jane then married for the third time on 27 Aug. 1856, Morgan Co., Il. to Lewis M. Bailey.
I descend from James S. Fletcher so I have a Illinois State Prairie Pioneer
Certificate for Morgan Co., Illinois. This was issued in 1997.
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