Alexander Squire Fletcher

Male 1769 - 1846  (77 years)


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  • Name Alexander Squire Fletcher 
    Born 1769  Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 May 1846  Darlington, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Aft 6 May 1846  Old Kirkyard, Bowmanville, Darlington, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Some confusion exists regarding the reinterment of Alexander's and Rachel's; which were moved from the Old Kirk churchyard in 1883 to Bowmanville Cemetery. Said to have been moved to his son Gordon Drummond Fletcher's plot, they are not there. However, there are two unmarked non-empty graves next to the grave of Alexander's great uncle, Drummond Gordon Fletcher. Neither those graves nor Alexander's or Rachel's graves are in the cemetery interment records. Please view the provided PDF file for more information (same as media under Headstones below).
    Person ID I2571  adkinshorton
    Last Modified 13 Oct 2021 

    Father Archibald Fletcher,   b. 1725, Ardvrecknish, Argyllshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1796  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Flora MacNab,   b. 1761,   d. 1819, Glen Orchy, Argyll and Bute, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married Argyllshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F18584  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rachel Corwin,   b. 1777, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1847, Darlington, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married Y  [1, 2
    Notes 
    • A pen picture of Alexander Fletcher was written in 1896 by his grandson J. Wesley Fletcher. Grandfather soon after marriage settled below the Whirlpool on the British side of the Niagara where Uncle John was born. He afterward about 1800 moved to Darlington where he was Major of the 2nd Durham Militia and one of the first magistrates of Durham County then a part of York. He was a small man of considerable attainments; was very bright, systematic, shrewd, active, nervous, quick tempered, a very loyal British subject and a strict Presbyterian. He died in his 78th year and Grandmother (Rachel Corwin Fletcher) in her 72nd year." —The Ancestral Lines of Chester Everts Howell, Finch 1976
    Children 
    +1. John Fletcher,   b. 1796, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1872, Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    +2. Archibald Fletcher,   b. 1800, Darlington, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1882  (Age 82 years)
     3. Allen FLETCHER,   b. 1801,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +4. Alexander Fletcher,   b. 17 May 1804, Gwillimbury, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1862, Toronto, York Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     5. Elizabeth FLETCHER,   b. 1806,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +6. Jane Fletcher,   b. 1801,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +7. Drummond Gordon Fletcher,   b. 12 Sep 1812,   d. 14 Jul 1858, Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     8. Duncan FLETCHER,   b. 1814,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. James FLETCHER,   b. 1816,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Documents
    1801-Canada Census, Elizabethtown, Ontario, Canada
    1801-Canada Census, Elizabethtown, Ontario, Canada
    Alexander Squire Fletcher & Rachel Corwin with children
    1802-Canada Census, Elizabethtown, Ontario, Canada
    1802-Canada Census, Elizabethtown, Leeds, Ontario, Canada
    Alexander Squire Fletcher & Rachel Corwin with children
    Family ID F18499  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Alexander Squire Fletcher House Bowmanville
    Alexander Squire Fletcher House Bowmanville
    Alexander Squire Fletcher (this man is NOT him)
    Alexander Squire Fletcher (this man is NOT him)
    This image is not Alexander Squire Fletcher, but is Alexander Mackenzie, 2nd Prime Minister of Canada. The original image received had poor text overlaid on the image, indicating it was a photo of Alexander Squire Fletcher and Doug Couch, the site owner at adkinshorton.net (and genealogy.adkinshorton.net) made this enhanced version with border framing and nicer text of his name...which unfortunately is not the correct person's name. Various versions of this enhanced image are extant on the Internet. Clicking on the adjacent thumbnail image now leads to a PDF giving some additional disambiguation regarding this image.

    Documents
    1796 Newark Land Petition of Alexander Squire Fletcher
    Newark Land Petition of Alexander Fletcher
    Letter of Robert Kerr 1796 Newark - 200 Acres of Land
    Letter of Robert Kerr 1796 Newark - 200 Acres of Land
    1817 Petition for Land Grant - Alex Fletcher
    1817 Petition for Land Grant - Alex Fletcher
    Squire Fletcher Property Map
    Squire Fletcher Property Map
    Alexander Squire Fletcher - Will 1846
    Alexander Squire Fletcher - Will 1846
    (PDF 5.94MB)
    Alexander Squire Fletcher - Historical Note
    Alexander Fletcher - Historial Note
    Bowmanville An Architectural & Social History 1794 - 1999, by Diana Grandfield

    Headstones
    Considerations Regarding the Final Burial Place for<br />Alexander 'Squire' Fletcher & Rachel <em>Corwin</em> Fletcher
    Considerations Regarding the Final Burial Place for
    Alexander "Squire" Fletcher & Rachel Corwin Fletcher


    Histories Ancestral Lines of Chester Everts Howell - (PDF 39MB)
    Compiled by Jesse Howell Finch - Public Domain (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Alexander Squire Fletcher's Sword
    Alexander Squire Fletcher's Sword
    Standard issue 1796 PAT style light Calvary Troopers Sword, mass produced for the British Crown forces by John Gill of Masshouse Lane Bringingham England from 1796 to early 1800's.

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  • Sources 
    1. [S18849] 1801 Canada Census, Elizabethtown, Leeds, Ontario.

    2. [S18850] 1802 Canada Census, Elizabethtown, Leeds, Ontario.


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