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Name Susan B. Geurin
Birth 25 Dec 1844, Tennessee
Death 7 Feb 1910, Katie, Garvin County, Oklahoma
Father Unknown Geurin
1 George Washington Fletcher
Birth 4 Mar 1844, Old Doaksville, Missouri
Death 18 Feb 1919, Katie, Garvin County, Oklahoma
Father James Fletcher (1810-<1860)
Mother Elizabeth Hoggard (~1819-<1860)
Marriage 27 Jan 1865, Montague County, Texas
Children Thomas Jasper (1865-1911)
Florence (1866-1909)
Mary Elizabeth (1867-1920)
Mary (1869-)
Arizona "Arria" (1872-1942)
John J. (1875-1896)
Susan Izola (1878-1969)
Leona (1881-1966)
Clara A. (1884-1922)
Nancy (1909-1956)
Notes for George Washington (Spouse 1)
1900 Census shows both parents as Choctaw and then shows him as 1/2 Choctaw and children as 1/16th Choctaw.111
Fletcher, George Washington; Born: March 4, 1844
Married: January 27, 1865 Montague Co., TX; Spouse: Susan B. Guerin
Date of Death: July 12, 1933; Burial: Katie Cemetery in Katie, Garvin County, Oklahoma.
George Washington Fletcher was born on March 4, 1844 to James & Elizabeth "Hoggard" Fletcher. Documents found have conflicting information as to whether George was born in Old Doaksville, Missouri or Old Doaksville, Indian Territory. The Fletcher family immigrated to Texas and originally settled in Navarro County. They were on the 1850 Census for Navarro County: Fletcher, James - 40, Elisabeth - 31, John R. - 14, Mary J. - 12, Wm. - 10, Jasper - 8, Geo. W. - 6, Sarah A. - 4, James B. 10 mos.
G. W.'s parents have never been found on the 1860 Census. The story that has been passed down by the family is that George's parents were killed by "wild indians" and that the youngest child, James B., was kidnapped by them. Whatever happened, the other children were found on the 1860 Census scattered about living with different family members. George was on the 1860 Census in Parker County, Texas. He was living with Fletcher relatives and was 16 years old.
The very next year at the age of 17, George was recruited into the Civil War. He had been recruited in Parker County; however, he enlisted in Houston, Harris County, Texas on October 23, 1861. He was a private with Co. E, 10th Texas Infantry. Pvt. Fletcher was discharged at Camp Brazos, near Millican, Brazos County, Texas, on April 2, 1862 due to a disability.
G. W. did not continue to live in Parker County after the war. He moved on the Montague County, Texas where he married Susan B. Guerin. The Guerin family were also from Parker County and were also on the 1860 Census. At some point between 1860 and 1864, the Guerin family moved to Montague County. This may have been due to the increased Indian raids in Parker County during the Civil War since most of the men under forty-five had left to fight. It is not known whether Susan had already met G. W. before the war in Parker County or if they met later after the war in Montague County. At any rate, they were married there on January 27, 1865 and Susan's new step-father, the Rev. John Tyler, performed the ceremony.
G. W. & Susan stayed in Montague County for the next 20 years where all of their nine children were born before moving into Indian Territory where they lived out the remainder of their lives. George Washington Fletcher & Susan are both buried in the Katie Cemetery in Katie, Garvin County, Oklahoma.166
Last Modified 22 Dec 2004 Created 13 Nov 2005 by Francesca Dodds

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