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Cotton Fletcher
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Birth: Aug. 2, 1729
Westfield
Hampden County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Nov. 28, 1777
Sheffield
Berkshire County
Massachusetts, USA

Son of Ebenezer Fletcher and Hannah Morton.
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Husband of Thankful Bartlett, whom he married on Sep 09, 1756 in Salisbury,Litchfield, CT, and with whom he had eleven children: Mollie, Samuel, Cotton, Grace, Silas, Hannah, Eunice, Issi, Lovicy, Amos and Calvin Fletcher.
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Revolutionary War Patriot. He served in the Battle of Hubbardton (06 July 1777) with his older sons, and in the Battle of Bennington (on 17 Aug 1777).
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On July 8, 1777, as Gen. Burgoyne's army advanced south, Thankful Fletcher (Cotton's wife) fled with their children from Poultney, VT, to Salisbury, CT. After the Battle of Bennington, a month later, it is possible that Cotton Fletcher was going to meet his family when he died in Sheffield. By 1779, widow Thankful and her children had returned to Poultney; and Cotton's estate was probated in Rutland County, Vermont.

 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Ebenezer Fletcher (1699 - 1771)
  Hannah Morton Fletcher (1706 - 1776)
 
 Spouse:
  Thankful Preston (1737 - 1819)*
 
 Children:
  Mollie Fletcher (1757 - ____)*
  Samuel Fletcher (1758 - ____)*
  Hannah Fletcher Adams (1764 - 1847)*
  Eunice Fletcher Davidson (1765 - 1846)*
  Issi Fletcher (1767 - 1837)*
  Calvin Fletcher (1778 - 1857)*
 
 Siblings:
  Cotton Fletcher (1729 - 1777)
  Silence Fletcher (1731 - ____)*
  Ebenezer Fletcher (1734 - 1804)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
In memory of Mr.
Cotton Fletcher,
died Nov. 28, 1777
AE. 50
 
Burial:
Barnard Cemetery
Sheffield
Berkshire County
Massachusetts, USA
 
Maintained by: Janet Muff
Originally Created by: George Falk
Record added: Feb 21, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24805556
Cotton Fletcher
Added by: Janet Muff
 
Cotton Fletcher
Added by: Carl Myers
 
Cotton Fletcher
Added by: George Falk
 
 
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- Janet Muff
 Added: Aug. 23, 2016
Desc. of Eben Fletcher & Hannah Morton.
- Geoff Hickok
 Added: Aug. 17, 2008
 
 
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