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Source: Biographical History of Tippecanoe, White, Jasper, Newton, Benton, Warren and Pulaski Counties, Indiana. Lewis Publishing Company 1899. Pages 935-936
Mr. Fletcher, who is a prominent and successful farmer, living about four miles south of Boswell, Benton county, Indiana, was born in Greene county, Ohio, March 22, 1824, and was the youngest but one in a family of seven children born to Robertson and Katherine (Wooding) Fletcher. He is of Scotch-English and German stock, his grandparents, William R. and Sarah Fletcher, being respectively of the nationalities indicated, and the maternal grandfather also being a German. Our subject's father, Robertson Fletcher, was born in Virginia in 1782, and was married to Katherine Wooding, who was born in Hagerstown, Pennsylvania, in 1780. He moved with his family to Greene county, Ohio, in 1816, and in 1852 came to Montgomery county, Indiana, where he died September 26, 1858. His wife also died in that county in 1878. Their children were Margaret, deceased, the wife of John Pierce, of Sprinfield, Ohio; Mary, deceased, wife of William Lewis; William, a farmer of Montgomery county, Indiana; John and Sarah, deceased; Robinson, our subject; and Naomi, wife of Elias Little, of Montgomery county, Indiana. Robinson Fletcher received his early training on his father's farm, and attended school a portion of the six weeks allowed yearly to the youth of that day in which to receive an education. When he was nineteen he left home and taught school in southern Illinois for a few tersm. He then returned to Ohio and worked at the carpenter trade and the sawmill business for a few years. In 1852 he returned to the home farm in Montgomery county, Indiana, and remained there until the fall of 1865, when he came to Benton county, Indiana, and rented a farm. Within the same year he bought the two hundred and forty acres he now owns, four miles south of Boswell, known as Fletcher mineral spring farm. The mineral springs, with seven acres adjoining, he sold in 1888. He is also interested in other property, owning a half interest in the opera-house and a business block in Boswell. He was married August 11, 1844, in Greene county, Ohio, to Katherine Little, daughter of David and Anna (Blue) Little, of Ohio. Her father was a native of Ohio and her mother of New Jersey, while she was born in Muskingum county, Ohio, July 17, 1823. She became the mother of nine children, two of whom died in infancy. Emaline, deceased, was the wife of Robert Picket; Sarilda, the second daughter, is the present wife of Mr. Picket; Rufus is cultivating the home farm in Warren county; Charles is in southwest Iowa; Amy is the wife of Simon Brown, of Wasco county, Oregon; Nora is the wife of I. Newton Lane, of Lewis county, Washington; and Ura is the wife of William Swingle, of Warren county, Indiana. Mr. Fletcher is a member of the Masonic fraternity, and is the present treasurer of his lodge. He is a Republican in politics, but has never been an aspirant for office, as his time has been occupied with the management of his affairs.
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