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Fletcher-Brooks 1869 Bible (TN) Transcript/Images
Posted by: Brenda Black Watson (ID *****2332) Date: April 07, 2002 at 12:53:15
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Fletcher - Brooks 1869 Book of Common Prayer

Surnames in this file: FLETCHER, BROOKS, HINSON, ESLINGER
Date Range: 1873-1920
Geographic Area: Eads / Fisherville, Memphis, Shelby Co., TN

This book begins with the marriage of AJ and Mollie, lists their children and their grandchildren to date. AJ died died after 8 years of marriage, leaving her with 4 living children to raise. She became the first school teacher in the Eads/Fisherville area, teaching before the George R. James School was built.The Prayer Book is in the possession of Brenda Black Watson. I am the second great-granddaughter of Mary Elisabeth Brooks and Andrew Jackson Fletcher. I inherited several Family Bibles from her granddaughter, Helen Jackie Campbell in 2000. This text transcript is taken from eight pages out of the original Prayer Book, measuring 2.5 x 4 in. I have faithfully maintained the original spelling. The Prayer Book was published in 1869.

History:
Mary Elisabeth ("Mollie" or "M.E.") Brooks Fletcher (3/6/1851-9/1/1920), daughter of James Monroe Brooks (NC) and Mary Ann Kingston (England) was born in Eads, Shelby CO., TN, 20 miles east of Memphis on a plantation. Siblings were; Martha ("Mattie") A. (1847-1940), Julia (1849-1852), Margarite ("Maggie") L. (1849-1895), James ("Jimmy") M. (1850-1910) & Victoria ("Vickie") Frances (1858-1938).

Mollie married (12/17/1873) Andrew Jackson ("AJ") Fletcher (9/18/1842-12/30/81). Their children were Kingston (1874-1875), Mattie Daisy (1875-1925), Maggie Cecil (1877-1950), Patrick Earl (1878-1910) & Andrew J. (1880-1943). Daisy married Shelton Hinson (1871-1952) in 1893. Their children were Mary Ardenne (1894-1979), Henry Riner (1895-1968), Margaret Fleda (1897-1987), James Fletcher (1899-1907) and Arlene (1896-1992).


THE BOOK of COMMON PRAYER

Cover Page

Title Page
The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments; and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, according to the Use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United Sates of America: Together with the Psalter, or Psalms of David. Oxford: Printed at the University Press, and Sold by T. Nelson & Sons, New York, 1869

Authentication Page
Horatio Potter, Bishop of the Diocese of New York. New York, June 10, 1867. Oxford: Printed by T. Combe, M.A., E.B. Gardner, E. Pickard Hall, and H. Latham, M.A., Printers to the University

Page 1
(Unreadable) Andrew Jackson [ ] to [ ] Mollie [ ] 1871

Page 2
Andrew Jackson Fletcher and Mollie E. Fletcher was married December 17th 1873.
Kingston Fletcher eldest Son of Andrew and Mollie E. Fletcher was born November 22, 1874

Page 3
Kingston Fletcher eldest son of Andrew and Mollie Fletcher died September 24, 1875

Page 4
Mattie Daisy Fletcher was born Dec. 13, 1876
Maggie Caralline was born March 12, 1877
Andrew Earle Fletcher was born April 30th 1878
Andrew Jay Fletcher was born 27, Nov. 1880

Page 5
Mattie Daisy Fletcher and Shelton Hinson married at Memphis August, 1893
Ardenne Mary Hinson Born August 18th 1894
Henry Hinson was born Dec 6th 1895
Margaret Hinson Born Aug. 22, 1898
Shelton Hinson, Jr. was Born Mar 26 1899
Maggie Fletcher and H.R. Eslinger married July 1st 1902

Page 6
Henry Riner Eslinger son of H.R. and Maggie Eslinger born Mar 17 1905 at Memphis
Earl Cleburn Fletcher Son of Earl and Maymi Fletcher Born Nov. 29 1905 at Beaumont Tex

Page 7
Earl Fletcher [Lagons] married at Beaumont Tex Feb 22, /05.
Earl Cleburne Fletcher, Son of Earl and Mayme Fletcher Born at Beaumont Texas Nov 29, 1905
M E. Fletcher

Page 8
Earl Fletcher died November 14th 1910 at Paducah Ky
Mary Elizabeth Fletcher died September 1st 1920 6:15 P.M. buried September 3rd 1920 Forest Hill Cemetery

Newspaper Article pinned into Book;
Memphis, Tenn., Jan.18, 1921
We are truly grateful for the loving sympathy and kindness shown us by the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, Lodge 347, and the many friends in the re-[loss] of my son, P.E. Fletcher. M.E. Fletcher and Family


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