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  • ID: I164187
  • Name: Philander FLETCHER
  • Given Name: Philander
  • Surname: Fletcher
  • Suffix: , U.S. Mormon Battalion
  • Sex: M
  • _UID: 2384DB6748B07348B273C2B3B81233ACDFFF
  • Change Date: 17 JUN 2009
  • Note:

    Philander Fletcher born 12 Feb 1823 in Pennsylvania, joined the U.S. Mormon Battalion in 1846 as a private in Company D and completed the march to California. He re-enlisted in Company A at age 24. He died before 3 Feb 1891 in Placer Co. California.

    http://iagenweb.org/pottawattamie/mil/mormon-battalion-D.htm
    PHILANDER FLETCHER, Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal. Re-enlisted in Captain DAVIS? new Company A, at Los Angeles, Cal, July 20, 1847

    Diary of James Pace (1846-1847)
    Novem. Weddensday, 4the Struck Tents, at 8. oc. A.M. by orders from the Colonel as usaual This day I was offiser of the day receved the gard at gard mounting receved the gard gave instructions as I had receved for the day & returnd to my quarters & (sic) whare I soon receved mud to (sic) a call to the Col. quarters whare I was informed by the Colol the Lieut J.P. Dikes the officer of the day whose (sic) was the ould officer or who (sic) of the day th (sic) had too (sic) two privats of the gard Eristed the night before for a failien to Parade at the visett of his exeelency it being the firts time he had ever officiated as officer of the day The Col then instructed me concerning the order of the day ordering me to have the two prisners tied crosthanded & made fast to the rear of an ox waggon under the care of one Corporal & one private who was to see they was not loosed on any oceation saing they deserved to be shot & for me to see that his orders ware obeyed I obeyed his command & that two with vary peculier feelings knowing that Dikes had kept them on extry duty for four hours shich I supposed would of sattisfide a reasonable Man with out any reporting to the Colon abought it These two privates ware boath in Com D. under the Command of Lieut Dikes & should of been treated for the first affence the company says with some mercy knowing they ware boath good Men Boyd Stewart & Philander Fletcher (p. 10)

    He and Levi L. Runyon USMB Company D were living in Auburn Calfornia when he applied for his pension. They witnessed each other's pension file. Levi died 4 Jul 1890 in Auburn, California at the age of 70. By 3 Feb 1891 Philander Fletcher had also died.
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  • Name: Page 1
  • Birth: 12 FEB 1823 in , Tioga, Pennsylvania?
  • Event: as a PVT in Company D Military 1846
  • _SDATE: 1 JUL 1846
  • Event: re-enlisted in Company A Military 1847
  • _SDATE: 1 JUL 1847
  • Census: 1860
  • _SDATE: 1 JUL 1860 , Butte, California
  • Note:

    1860 United States Federal Census > California > Butte > Mountain Spring extract by Vern Taylor 2009
    Household Members: Name Age
    Finlander Fletcher 37 PA miner
    Thos Nichols 53 KY miner
    Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: Mountain Spring, Butte, California; Roll M653_56; Page: 737; Image: 227.
  • Census: 1880
  • _SDATE: 1 JUL 1880 Lincoln, Placer, California
  • Note:

    1880 Census Place Lincoln, Placer, California
    Family History Library Film 1254070
    NA Film Number T9-0070
    Page Number 290C
    County hospital inmate
    Philander FLETCHER13 Other W Male Wid 57 PA Laborer PA PA
  • Death: BEF 3 FEB 1891
  • _SDATE: 2 FEB 1891 in , , California



    Father: unrelated U.S. Mormon BATTALION

    Sources:
    1. Abbrev: LDS Historical database by Vern Taylor
      Title: LDS Historical database compiled by Vern Taylor Dec 2003
      http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=ldshistorical&id=I1
      http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=ldshistorical&id=I1
      Name: Footnote
      http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=ldshistorical&id=I1
      Name: ShortFootnote
      Name: Bibliography
      http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=ldshistorical&id=I1
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