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Henry Pletcher, Sr. 1759-1841
Posted by: Gwen Oliver Date: April 24, 2001 at 11:48:27
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Thought I would share this biographical sketch on my earliest Pletcher ancestor into Morgan Co., Ohio. I descend from his eldest son John. This sketch is wrong in one aspect, Henry was born in Frederick Co., Maryland.

Biography and History of Muskingum County Ohio states on page 543:

Henry Pletcher Sr., was the founder of the Pletcher family in the state of Ohio. He was probably born, reared and married in Loudoun County Va., from which place he came to this state settling in York Township, Mogan County, at which time his family consisted of the following children: John, Samuel Henry, Solomon, Jacob, Susannah (wife of William Swingle and in her nintieth year.), Catherine, (wife of John Weller), Elizabeth, (wife of Michael Stoneburner), Sarah (wife of John Good). Mr Pletcher was in affluent circumstances when he came to Ohio, having brought with him in cash $15,000, which was considered a fine fortune in those days. After selling his land in Virginia for $100 per acre, he, upon his arival in Ohio, purchased 160 acres of land for each of his ten children. every one of whom settled on the tract given them and lived on the same during their lives....


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