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Rev John Fletcher
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Birth: Jul. 9, 1832
Tenbury Wells
Worcestershire, England
Death: Nov. 18, 1922
Kalamazoo County
Michigan, USA

*Civil War Veteran
John served as a Chaplain with the 9 Michigan Calvary Staff. He enlisted on August 23, 1864 and was discharged on July 21, 1865.
Burial plot is located at Section-29; Lot-2; Grave Number-9.

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Tina- Gravehound Club


Rev. John Fletcher was also the minister of the Plainwell Baptist church. When Mr. Fletcher settled, there were twenty-two members, and the meetings were held in a schoolhouse. The later meeting house, built in 1866, was for some time the only church in the town.

Mr. Fletcher during his pastorate preached more funeral sermons and married more couples than any other pastor in the State: funeral sermons nearly 2,200. He married over 500 couples, officiating often in cases where either one or both of the contracting parties were children of parents whom he married.


Rev. John Fletcher was also married to Vesta V. Potter 1849 - 1936. I am not sure where she is buried but she died in Plainwell, so she might be buried at this cemetery also.


Family links: 
  Alla H. Fletcher (1837 - 1886)
  Elizabeth Fletcher (1848 - 1913)
Hillside Cemetery
Allegan County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Section-29; Lot-2; Grave-9
Maintained by: Marcia Shears
Originally Created by: Donald Kozlowski
Record added: Oct 24, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5884089
Rev John Fletcher
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Rev John Fletcher
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- Marcia Bollman Harris -homebodytwo
 Added: Jun. 12, 2008

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