Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Reverend Seth Fletcher 1630-1682 Mary Pendleton 1635-1675

Reverend Seth Fletcher
Born abt 1630 England
Parents: William Fletcher and Rachel (unknown surname)
Married 1) Mary Pendleton 1655 Long Island, Cumberland, Maine
2) Mrs. Mary Pearson 30 May 1681 (by contract) Maine
Died 18 Sep 1682 Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey
Sources
His title of Reverend: The History of Saco and Biddeford Maine by George Folsom (Printed 1830) Chapter 10 page 92, 130-131 Letters he wrote as minister pages 133-136
Ancestral File

Mary Pendleton
Born abt 1635 Long Island, Cumberland, Massachusetts
Parents Bryan Pendleton and Eleanor Price
Died 1675 Biddeford, York, Maine
Sources
Ancestral File

CHILDREN

Major Pendleton Fletcher Sr
Born abt 1660 Biddeford, York, Maine
Note: There are many birthdates given for him ranging from 1655-1666
Married Sarah Hill 1680 Maine
Died 1697 Quebec, Canada
Note: He and two sons were captured by indians and he died in captivity
Sources
History of Saco and Biddeford by George Folsom p 137, 177-179, 195-196, 200, 206, 226
Military rank: History of Saco and Biddeford by George Folsom p 142 which states: "Mr. Pendleton, the associate from Saco, received the commission of Major of the forces in the County of York,as the Province was again styled"
For a romanticized version of Pendleton and Sarah see:  Maine in History and Romance by Maine Federation of Women's Clubs member Cora Belle Bickford page 65-78 It is claimed the knowledge came from "prominent members" of DAR (Daughters of American Revolution) organization

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