Gratia H. Fletcher

Female20 August 1799–18 April 1890

Brief Life History of Gratia H.

When Gratia H. Fletcher was born on 20 August 1799, in Lyndon, Caledonia, Vermont, United States, her father, Joel Fletcher, was 35 and her mother, Lucy Hubbard, was 29. She married Alanson Shaw on 30 November 1817. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in St. Johnsbury, Caledonia, Vermont, United States for about 10 years and Syracuse, Onondaga, New York, United States in 1880. She died on 18 April 1890, at the age of 90, and was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Syracuse, Onondaga, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Isaac Harrington
Gratia H. Fletcher
Marriage: 7 May 1833
Leonard Brigham Harrington
Calvin Sears Harrington
Emily A. Harrington
Charles Harrington
Ellen M. Harrington

Sources (16)

  • Gracia H Harrington in household of Isaac Harrington, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Gratia H. Fletcher in entry for Ellen M. Perkins, "Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001"
  • Gracia H Harrington in household of Isaac Harrington, "United States Census, 1860"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 May 1833Syracuse, Onondaga, New York, United States
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 1

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.


    Age 20

    In 1819 a committee was appointed to settle on a name for this place. Syracuse was proposed by John Wilkinson because of the similarities he noticed between the description of ancient Siracusa in Sicily and the characteristics of this area; both had salt-water springs and a town to the north called Salina. The committee chose the name by unanimous vote.

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 26

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name for an arrowsmith, from Middle English fleccher, Old French flechier, flecher ‘fletcher’, for someone who made or sold arrows for bows. This surname has sometimes been confused with Flesher .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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