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Susannah Jane Leslie Fletcher
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Birth: Apr. 15, 1818
Carroll County
Ohio, USA
Death: Aug. 10, 1880
Clark County
Washington, USA

Susannah Jane Leslie was born in 1818 in Carroll County, Ohio, likely the daughter of Joseph Leslie and Nancy Galloway. In 1840, she married Thomas Joel Fletcher, an Englishman. In 1848, the couple moved to Iowa, with their six children in tow. From there they moved to Missouri before coming west across the Oregon Trail with seven children and Susannah pregnant. They settled at the head of Lacamas Lake, but traded their land to another settler for Lady's Island. The flood of 1861 destroyed part of their house along with a brick oven and a woodshed. It is said that Susannah was a capable midwife who once assisted the wife of the local chief in childbirth. Sometime prior to 1870, Thomas left Susannah and married another woman.

Her epitaph reads:

Rest mother rest in quiet sleep
While friends in sorrow o'er thee weep
Behold wake with the dawning light
Of eternal day good night, good night. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Joseph Leslie (1786 - 1867)
  Nancy Gallaway Leslie (1787 - 1870)
 
 Spouse:
  Thomas Joel Fletcher (1817 - 1893)
 
 Children:
  John Morgan Fletcher (1841 - 1917)*
  William Henry Fletcher (1842 - 1907)*
  Arthur James Fletcher (1843 - 1923)*
  Eli Henry Fletcher (1845 - 1909)*
  Thomas Leslie Fletcher (1846 - 1890)*
  Charlotte Fletcher Gibbons (1848 - 1926)*
  Robert Andrew Fletcher (1850 - 1910)*
  Sarah Anne Fletcher McLeod (1852 - 1928)*
 
 Siblings:
  Sarah Leslie Murfin (1811 - 1857)*
  Elizabeth Leslie Miller (1815 - 1858)*
  Susannah Jane Leslie Fletcher (1818 - 1880)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Washougal Memorial Cemetery
Washougal
Clark County
Washington, USA
 
Created by: Amy
Record added: May 19, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14335221
Susannah Jane <i>Leslie</i> Fletcher
Added by: Amy
 
Susannah Jane <i>Leslie</i> Fletcher
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There are 2 more children in the family; Mary Ellen Pendleton & George L Fletcher
- DJ Csikos
 Added: Aug. 27, 2016
REST WELL/GODSPEED
- Jeannie
 Added: May. 24, 2012

- Maura
 Added: Oct. 8, 2007
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