I am new to Kansas research and I know very little about the area. I am Scottish born and living in Canada. A distant relative, living in New Zealand, asked me to see what I could find about our FLETCHERs on the North American side. They have been hard to find so far.
Alexander FLETCHER and Elizabeth FREW married in Scotland (likely Glasgow) in 1880 and it is believed they immigrated to the USA almost immediately. It is believed they went to Kansas and it may even have been Chase County. I wish I had more specific info. to share with you. Six children were born in North America; Elizabeth, Mary, Jean, Agnes, Archibald and Alexander. After Elizabeth (their mother) died, (I don't know when) the father took them back to Scotland. After some time, the father took 5 of the children and immigrated again, this time to New Zealand.
I am looking for any trace of their time in Kansas. I understand that most of the 1890 US census was lost in a fire, which is too bad. Perhaps they appear on the 1880 census, but I doubt it (probably just a bit too early). They may appear on the 1900 census if Elizabeth has not died by then and her family returned to Scotland. Thank you for any clues you might have!
Mary in Canada