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  • ID: I2305
  • Name: Martha Jane Zugg 1
  • Sex: F
  • Name: Martha
  • Birth: 17 AUG 1836 1
  • Death: Y 15 OCT 1910 1
  • Change Date: 24 Sep 2006 at 17:26:28

    Father: Henry Zugg
    Mother: Martha DuVois

    Marriage 1 Albert Fletcher
    • Change Date: 24 Sep 2006
    1. Has No Children Anna Isabel Fletcher b: 10 MAR 1856
    2. Has No Children William C. Fletcher b: 13 JAN 1858
    3. Has No Children George G. Fletcher b: 7 MAY 1860
    4. Has No Children Martha D. Fletcher b: 8 MAR 1862
    5. Has No Children James F. Fletcher b: 16 AUG 1864

    Marriage 2 Naim Fletcher b: MAR 1818 in ,, VA
    • Married: ABT 1866 2
    • Change Date: 8 Jun 2001

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      Fletcher Family of Fort Dodge - Webster County
      Author: Joanne Sebern
      Date: 23 Jun 2001 4:06 AM GMT
      Surnames: Fletcher
      Classification: Cemetery

      Desperately need information on Naim Fletcher who died at Fort Dodge in 1901.
      Son James A. Fletcher is mentioned in obituary. Naim may not have lived in Fort
      Dodge, but on a farm in the county. Is there a probate record? I know there is
      no death certificate. Where is he buried? Any descendants still living in the
      area? Please help. Joanne in Oregon
      Re: Fletcher Family of Fort Dodge - Webster County
      Author: Renee Hickey
      Date: 12 Dec 2001 12:00 AM GMT

      Hi Joanne,

      My name is Renee Hickey from Fort Dodge, Iowa. I am now a member of the
      genealogy society here and I ran across your inquires from 1986 & 87 on the
      Fletcher and Poor families. My 3rd cousin also informed me of your message
      here. My great great grandmother is Anna Isabel Fletcher who married
      Fernando Francisco Jones. On Anna's death certificate parents are Albert
      Fletcher and Martha Jane Zugg. I have been having alot of trouble finding
      out anything about them. I could only find the Naim Fletcher here in Fort
      Dodge and was wondering if this might be my Albert. I know that James A.
      Fletcher is Anna's brother and it says on Naim's obit that he died at his
      son James house so I have been really confused. My 3rd cousin I mentioned
      believes that Albert and Naim were brothers and Naim married Martha after
      Albert died. To my knowledge he does not have any proof of this. I also have
      no information of a Ellen Fletcher being a sister to my Anna. I have two
      pages of a family record that say: Albert Fletcher died June the 18th 1866;
      Martha J. Fletcher born August 17, 1836, died October 15, 1910; on top of
      the second page it says Grandma Jones brothers and sisters,
      Anna I Fletcher was born March the 10th 1856;
      William C. Fletcher was born January the 13th 1858;
      George G. Fletcher was born May the 7th 1860;
      Martha D. Fletcher was born March the 8th 1862;
      James F. Fletcher was born August the 16th 1864;
      It is alittle hard to read the numbers and middle initials.

      I have tried the Poor line but am not getting anywhere either.

      I have a marriage license for George Poor and Mrs. Ella Thorley married
      April 27, 1879 at Cooper township, Webster County, Iowa. On George and
      Myrtle's marriage certificates it lists parents as being George W. Poor and
      Ellen Fletcher.

      I don't know if I have been of any help to you but you can contact me at and we can compare notes. Are you sure Anna and Ellen are
      Re: Fletcher Family of Fort Dodge - Webster County
      Author: FGrampa
      Date: 21 Oct 2002 11:37 PM GMT
      Surnames: Fletcher

      George Fletcher: Do you know if he had any children, one by the name of
      John William Fletcher DOB around Aug. 1898? John was my dad and we know
      nothing of his family. Thanks Don.

      Re: Fletcher Family of Fort Dodge - Webster County
      Author: Renee Hickey
      Date: 21 Oct 2002 12:17 AM GMT

      Hello Don,

      Sorry but I do not have any more info on my George Fletcher. I do
      not know who he married or if they had any children. I'll keep you
      in mind if I find anything out.


      Re: Fletcher Family of Fort Dodge - Webster County
      Author: Judy Werner
      Date: 26 Sep 2004 7:59 PM GMT

      Renee, I'm interested in touching base with you. It appears you have
      seen an obit for my great-great grandfather, Naim Fletcher. He had a son
      James who would have been born about 1846 to he and his first wife,
      Nancy McGoogan Fletcher. She died about 1865 at Belle Plaine, IA. I do
      not have any further info on her death or burial. Their children, listed
      in the Liberty Twp, Knox Co., OHIO 1860 census, are listed as
      Mary J. 19;
      James 14;
      Emma 12;
      Ellen 11;
      and David 8.
      David is my great grandfather. His name was David Chillian. The
      information I have received indicates that Naim did indeed marry his
      sister-in-law after both their spouses died. The 1900 census indicates
      that he and martha had been married for 34 years at that time. Can you
      point me in the right direction to find his obituary? Thanks!

      Re: Fletcher Family of Fort Dodge - Webster County
      Author: Renee Hickey
      Date: 26 Sep 2004 1:07 AM GMT

      Hi Judy,

      I don't have much on Naim Fletcher but his obit and it doesn't say
      where he was buried. Even my Martha doesn't have much of an obit and
      hers doesn't say where buried either. I have hunted all over. If you
      want a copy a can send you one. Were Albert and Naim brothers then
      because I do not have any proof of that but recently a relative of
      mine found a letter from her mother which states Naim and Albert
      were not related. You may contact me at

      ."Fort Dodge Messenger Saturday October 29, 1901 - page 8"

      OF HIS SON

      Naim Fletcher died on Monday night at the home of his son, James
      Fletcher of this city at the advanced age of 83 years. Old age is
      given as the chief cause of death. Mr. Fletcher lived in the country
      near Fort Dodge, but was at the home of his son during his last
      sickness. The funeral was held from the home of James Fletcher at 2
      o'clock this afternoon, and was attended by many of the friends of
      the family. Mr. Fletcher leaves his wife, Mrs. Martha Fletcher and
      two sons, and three daughters to mourn his loss. He was a well known
      citizen, having made his home in Iowa ever since 1861, and having
      spent a majority of the years since then in Webster County.
      Re: Fletcher Family of Fort Dodge - Webster County
      Author: Judy Werner
      Date: 27 Sep 2004 1:13 AM GMT

      Renee, thank you so much for the reply. I'm checking out some
      other information regarding Albert and James. I will let you
      know if I find anything at all. I appreciate the "obit" and
      would really like to have a copy of it if at all possible. I'll
      be contacting you by email shortly. Again, thanks, so much.
      Re: Fletcher Family of Fort Dodge - Webster County
      Author: Judy Werner
      Date: 26 Sep 2004 8:04 PM GMT

      Joanne, have you had any luck? I've been trying to contact you, but for some
      reason my emails are not going through. Please contact me for information
      Note: This source is clearly secondary and tertiary, but does cite some primary sources. Some of those sources are or will be listed in their own source records.
      Date: 24 Sep 2006
      Date: 24 Sep 2006
    2. Title: E-mail from Joanne Sebern, 8 Jun 2001
      Abbrev: Joanne Sebern e-mail
      Author: Joanne Sebern
      Text: From: <Joanne Sebern>
      Date: Fri, 8 Jun 2001 16:30:16 EDT
      Subject: Fletcher-Blue Family

      My great-grandmother was Ellen Fletcher who I have born 6 Feb 1857 in Knox Co., Ohio, the daughter of Naim Fletcher and Nancy MacGugan or McGoogin. Naim Fletcher was the son of James Fletcher and Rebecca Blue. He was born in March 1818 and appears to be the eldest son of James and Rebecca.

      Sometime after 1860, Naim and his family moved to Iowa in Benton Co., near Belle Plaine -- togeher with James and Rebecca. I have daughter, Elizabeth 1822 dying in Benton County and Jane 1826, the same, and Sarah Ann 1830 died in Koszta Iowa. These are James' daughters.

      My grandmother married George W. Poor in 1879 in Webster County. They lived at Duncombe, Iowa and as a child, I visited them often. Ellen was 2nd wife of George Poor. My grandmother, Lulu Myrtle Poor was their daughter and lived at Ducombe and moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa after divorce from Perry O. Downer.

      Nancy MacGugan died in Benton Co., buried at Wright Cemetery near Belle Plaine. Naim Fletcher lived at Ft. Dodge, Iowa (Webster) but repeated efforts to contact his other descendants have failed. over the past 20 years. My Mom said her grandmother or mother never mentioned a Naim Fletcher to her and she was very surprised when I discovered Ellen Fletcher's birthplace and parents. Naim Fletcher went on to marry for the 2nd time -- a Martha -- c 1866.


      From: <Joanne Sebern>
      Date: Sat, 9 Jun 2001 14:09:47 EDT
      Subject: Re: Fletcher-Blue Family

      Hi Jim: I hadn't realized that it has been about 10 years since I was "heavy" into my Fletcher ancestry, but I just got a computer in February and have been doing a lot of looking on the internet and having some second thoughts about Naim Fletcher and Nancy Magoogan of Knox County, Ohio. In correspondence with Bill Blue of Seattle and his cousin Ida Knopp of Ohio, we had almost concluded that Naim was the child of James Fletcher and Rebecca Blue.

      I was corresponding with a 90-year old desc. of my Ellen Fletcher (gr-grandmother) whose mother was Ellen's sister. Her name was Sarah Izabelle Fletcher who married Simon Bricker of Knox Co., Ohio (lots of Brickers there) and Ethel (my informant) was Sarah Belle's grand-daughter. She says "I have my grandmother's papers and this is what they say: Naim or Nahm Fletcher 1818-1901, was the son of James Fletcher (1792-1865 and Rebecca Blue (1793-1836). Naim's wife was Nancy McGoogan born 6/4/1820 and died 5/14/1865 in Benton Co. Iowa. Nancy's parents were James McGoogan (1797-1861 and Charity Tipton (1804-1866). We know that Naim and Nancy came to Benton Co., Iowa where she died in 1865. He married a Martha Fletcher (probably a widow Fletcher) as her children's names are Fletcher and they are not Naim's children. Naim died at Ft. Dodge, Iowa. Nancy McGoogan is buried in Wright Cemn. near Belle Plaine (Benton) Iowa.

      However, today I was looking at some IGI things on Fletcher and discovered that a Spencer Fletcher b. 1790 in Va., married in 1817 to a Rebecca Blount, lived in Muskingum Co., had at least 7 children, one of which is NAMON/NORMAN/ NEWMAN Fletcher, born 1823-24 in Muskingum. My Naim Fletcher was born in 1818, but what is interesting is that there is a 4 year gap between 2 of the daughters and his 1818 date would fit perfectly -- if 1823-24 is incorrect. Another problem in this is that 1817 is the date of Spencer's and Rebecca's wedding and there are 3 children born before that date -- 1812, 1814, 1816, Whew - who can figure!!

      Bottom line, we better wait to declare James and Rebecca Blue the parents of Naim. All these people came to Benton Co., Iowa, but Naim could be a nephew of James, though I am not doubting the personal knowledge that SarahBelle Fletcher Bricker wrote so long ago and was handed down to her granddaughter, born c. 1900.

      Date: 23 Sep 2006
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