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FLETCHER, James Sr.

Male Abt 1725 - 1805  (~ 80 )


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  • Name FLETCHER, James 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born Abt 1725  [1
    Gender Male 
    Will 26 Apr 1805  Wilkes Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Will Book 2, 1800-1812, page 154-156 
    • James Fletcher Senr of Wilkes Co., NC mentions: loving wife Susanna Fletcher to receive a certain part of the tract of land he now lives on, containing 300 acres more or less, on the Yadkin river a little below the Horse fjord and another tract of land containing 400 acres adjoining the aforesaid tract including the meeting house for and during my wife Susanna's natural life and no longer. After the decease of my wife I give and bequeth to William Fletcher, son of James Fletcher Jr the above mentioned tracts; John Fletcher, Senr, son of Thomas to receive 150 acres of land on the brushy (?) Mountains on the head of Givins branch ((relationship not stated)); James Fletcher Junr, John Fletcher Senr son of Thomas, Enoch Fletcher son of Benjamin & John Fletcher his brother all and every of the rest of my lands not mentioned lying in Wilkes to be equally divided between them according to value; Hugh Gilreath son of William Gilreath and the rest of his brothers and sisters "(Henry Gilreath excepted)" 1000 acres of land lying on Cove Creek to be equally divided ((relationship not stated)); rest of my heirs to receive five shillings each and no more appts wife Susanna Fletcher as executrix and John Fletcher Senr, son of Thomas my executor - dated 26 Apr 1805 - signed James Fletcher - witnesses H. Roussau (?), Samuel Profitt and Barbara Stover - Proven July Term 1805 on oath of Hiram Rorysan/Roujsan?? and Samuel Prophet
    Died Between 26 Apr 1805 and Jul 1805  Wilkes Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Probate 21 Oct 1805  Raleigh, Wake Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    "Weekly Raleigh Register", page 4 
    • Will be sold on Saturday, 23 Nov at Ashe court house - lands of James Fletcher, dec'd: 200 cres on Cranbear creek; 50 acres on the waters of Cove creek; 100 acres on the water of Cove cree; 100 acres on Silasco (?) branch; 400 acre on the laural oak of New River; 400 acres on the waters of the north fork of New River; 300 acres on Three Top fork; 200 acres on the south fork of New River; 300 acres on Potatoe creek; 300 acres at the mouth of Brushy fork; 400 acres on the head of Bear creek; and 250 acres on the waters of Wataugo
    Probate 1806-1807  Ashe Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Civil Action Papers of Ashe Co., NC 
    • ** 1 Mar 1806 - Order to the Sheriff of Wilkes Co. - You are hereby commanded to the take the bodys of Susanah Fletcher, Executrix and John Fletcher Executor of James Fletcher dec'd, if to be found in your county and then safely keep so you have them before the judges of the Superior Court of Law for the District of Morgan athe courthouse in Morganton on the 4th day of Sept next; then and there to answer John Cox in a plea (?) of convenant to his damage of 150 (?) pounds.
      ** September 1807 - John Cox vs Jas Fletcher, Exr - John Fletcher one of the executors of James Fletcher, dec'd makes oath that upon the return of this suite to Morgan Superior Court he employed D. (?) Cameron (?) Esqr Atty at Law to appear and defend the said suit in behalf of said Jas Fletchers executors. That in March last he attended at Morganton, the time that the Superior Court usually set at that place; that finding said suit had been removed to this county he attempted to come to this court, but from the badness of the weather and high waters could not get here until court had adjourned; by which time judgement by default had been entered in said suit. He prays to have it set aside as he thinks he has a good cause of defense. - Signed John Fletcher
    Probate May 1807-Aug 1808  Wilkes Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Estate File of James Fletcher, 1811 
    • ** May Court 1805 to May 1807 - Susanna Fletchers Services (?) as an Executrix of the estate of James Fletcher, dec'd "Else Susanna Franklin" (?)
      ** May Court 1805 fo July 1810 - John Fletcher acct as Executor of the estate of James Fletcher, dec'd
      ** 20 Aug 1808 Rec'd of John Fletcher, Exer of the estate of John Fletcher, dec'd
    Probate Jul 1810  Wilkes Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Record of Settlemets, Vol 1, 1805-1834 - C.104.50025, page 17 
    • July Session 1810 - Jno Fletcher Exr of Jas Fletcher, dec'd - Value of estate was $149.37 (after debts) distribution information not given.
    Person ID I424533  Gean~ealogy Tree
    Last Modified 16 Feb 2016 

    Family Susannah,   d. Aft 6 Feb 1811 
    Children 
     1. FLETCHER, William Fauquier Co., VA & Wilkes Co., NC,   b. Abt 1744,   d. 1804-1805  (Age ~ 61 )
     2. FLETCHER, Thomas,   b. Abt 1745,   d. 1793, Fauquier Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 )
     3. FLETCHER, Benjamin,   b. Abt 1754,   d. Aft 1823  (Age ~ 70 )
     4. FLETCHER, James Jr.,   b. Abt 1760,   d. Aft 1810  (Age ~ 51 )
     5. FLETCHER, Nancy,   b. Abt 1762,   d. Bef 1804  (Age ~ 41 )
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2015 
    Family ID F163829  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S1188] The Jarvis Family and Other Relatives, Moran, Faye Jarvis, (Revised 17 Feb 2006).

    2. [S124] Research of Renee Newman, Newman, Renee.