Elijah Fletcher1

b. 8 June 1747, d. 8 April 1786
Elijah Fletcher|b. 8 Jun 1747\nd. 8 Apr 1786|p626.htm|Timothy Fletcher|b. 12 Apr 1719\nd. 15 Apr 1786|p599.htm|Bridget Richardson|b. 23 Apr 1726\nd. 8 Jun 1770|p590.htm|Captain Joseph Fletcher|||Sarah Adams|||Zachariah Richardson|b. Feb 1695/96\nd. 22 Mar 1776|p585.htm|Sarah Butterfield|b. 23 Sep 1701\nd. 11 Aug 1788|p586.htm|

1st cousin 4 times removed of Louise Underwood.
1st cousin 6 times removed of Laura Jane Munson.
Family Background:
Underwood and Allied Families
     Elijah Fletcher was born on 8 June 1747 in Westford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.1 He was the son of Timothy Fletcher and Bridget Richardson.1 He of Hopkinton married Rebecca Chamberlain on 24 May 1773 in Westford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.2 He died on 8 April 1786 in Hopkinton at age 38.3
     Elijah Fletcher graduated at Harvard College in 1769.3 He was the second minister of Hopkinton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, where he was ordained on 27 January 1773.3 He and Rebecca had nine children. Their daughter Grace was the first wife of Daniel Webster with whom she had five children.4


  1. [S162] Essex Institute, Vital Records of Westford, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem: Newcomb & Gauss, Printers, 1915), 36.
  2. [S162] Westford VR (published), 164.
  3. [S166] John Adams Vinton, The Richardson Memorial, Comprising a Full History and Genealogy of the Posterity of the Three Brothers, Ezekiel, Samuel, and Thomas Richardson, Who Came from England, and United with Others in the Foundation of Woburn, Massachusetts, in the Year 1641, of John Richardson, of Medfield, 1679, of Amos Richardson, of Boston, 1640, of Edward and William Richardson, of Newbury, 1643, with Notices of Richardsons in England and Elsewhere (Portland, Maine: Brown Thurston & Co., 1876), 110.
  4. [S166] John Adams Vinton, The Richardson Memorial, 111.