Hannah Fletcher

10 August 1721–17 April 1797 (Age 75)
Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Hannah

When Hannah Fletcher was born on 10 August 1721, in Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, her father, John Fletcher, was 34 and her mother, Hannah Phelps, was 35. She married John Watkins on 26 October 1749, in Ashford, Windham, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 17 April 1797, in her hometown, at the age of 75.

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John Watkins
Hannah Fletcher
Marriage: 26 October 1749
John Watkins
Nathan Watkins
Hannah Watkins
James Watkins

Spouse and Children

    John Watkins



26 October 1749
Ashford, Windham, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America



    Nathan Watkins


    Hannah Watkins


    James Watkins


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World Events (4)


Age 55

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 55

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 60

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for an arrowsmith, Middle English, Old French flech(i)er (from Old French fleche ‘arrow’).

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

Sources (3)

  • Hannah Fletcher, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Hannah in entry for Nathan Watkins, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Hannah Flecher, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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