Posted By:John Fletcher
Subject:Martha Messick and William H. Fletcher
Post Date:November 04, 2000 at 13:17:52
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Forum:Quay County, NM Genealogy Forum
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Looking for a Martha Messick that married William H. Fletcher in 1866 in Coffee County, Tennessee. These two were both from Coffee County. William was born in 1847. I do not have any information on Martha's year of birth.

They had at least 11 children. I would like to find information about her family. According to family legend, Martha's family did not want her to marry William. She married him anyway so she was reportedly disowned.

They eventually headed West to New Mexico (near San Joh and Endee, in Quay County) but not until all but the last of their children were born. The last child was born in Fannin County , Texas (just North of Dallas on the Texas/Oklahoma border).
All of the other children (once again, according to family legend) were born in Coffee County, Tennessee.

The children were: Julie, Sarah, Laura, John, Loretta, James, Alvin, Alonzo, Hall, Lillie and David.

Any help would be appreciated