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Stairvilla Cole Fletcher

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Looking for information about my possible great great grandmother, Stairvilla COLE FLETCHER. I was told she was born in Maggofin, KY, USA 15 Dec. 1873. She gave birth to my great grandmother Lora in 1901 and Victoria in 1903. Would like to know anything anyone may know regarding these 2 sisters and anything on Stairvilla's past.

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on 2011-05-02 20:23:40

irishgirlgreen , from Michigan, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Apr 2011. is researching the following names: FUNK, ROBINSON, CLUTTER and 2 other(s).

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by slrenkert on 2013-08-06 19:31:41

What I have found was born in 1875 to Wallis and Margerett Cole. Wallis Cole June 18th 1846- November 3rd 1914. In Kentucky His father is Charles Cole. That is what I have so far. Still looking.

by noggin on 2013-08-07 07:19:33

This looks like you family Stairvilla is using the name Vela.

1910 United States Federal Census
Name: Lora Fletcher
Age in 1910: 9
Birth Year: abt 1901
Birthplace: Kentucky
Home in 1910: Ivyton, Magoffin, Kentucky
Race: Indian (Native American)
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Father's Name: George Fletcher
Father's Birthplace: Kentucky
Mother's Name: Vela Fletcher
Mother's Birthplace: Kentucky

George Fletcher 47
Vela Fletcher 35
John Fletcher 16
Sarah Fletcher 15
Toy Fletcher 14
Alta Fletcher 11
Lora Fletcher 9
Victoria Fletcher 8

by irishgirlgreen on 2013-08-07 07:27:38

Yes I believe that is the right one from my records. Thanks for the info on Stairvilla...what a name! Makes you really wonder what significance such a name carries:) Thanks for the birth information as well!

by noggin on 2013-08-07 08:07:39

This might be your George living with a Cole family, States he is a nephew.

1880 United States Federal Census
Name: George Fletcher
Age: 18
Birth Year: abt 1862
Birthplace: Kentucky
Home in 1880: Burning Fork, Magoffin, Kentucky
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Nephew
Marital Status: Single
Father's Birthplace: Kentucky
Mother's Birthplace: Kentucky

John Cole 49
Nancy J. Cole 46
Lonzo Cole 18
Daniel M. Cole 15
Margerett J. Cole 13
Rosanna Cole 9
Martha A. Cole 6
Susan Cole 4
George Fletcher 18

This also look as though it could be your George but not sure what his relationship to the Gipson family is. Perlina Gipson may be his mother who as remarried.

1870 United States Federal Census
Name: George Fletcher
Age in 1870: 8
Birth Year: abt 1862
Birthplace: Kentucky
Home in 1870: Precinct 1, Magoffin, Kentucky
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Salyersville

Squire Gipson 45
Perlina Gipson 28
Harrison Gipson 14
Jefferson Gipson 12
Frankey Gipson 9
James Gipson 5
Tyrey Gipson 4
Kiah Gipson 1
Nancy J Gipson 3/12
Ninnet Gipson 1
George Fletcher 8
Garfield Fletcher 5
Lucresa Fletcher 3

by noggin on 2013-08-07 08:16:19

I think Vealie Fletcher is your Stairvilla. Stepdaughter Sarah Nickels suggests she was previously married. it also states married one year

"United States Census, 1900"
Name: Vealie Fletcher
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1900
Event Place: ED 53 Magisterial District 2, Salyersville Salyersville town, Magoffin, Kentucky, United States
Birth Date: Apr 1874
Birthplace: Kentucky
Relationship to Head of Household: Wife
Father's Birthplace: Kentucky
Mother's Birthplace: Kentucky
Race: Indian
Gender: Female
Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 1
Marriage Year (Estimated): 1899
Mother of how many children: 6
Number of Living Children: 3
Immigration Year:
Page: 3
Sheet Letter: A
Family Number: 15
Reference ID: 4
GS Film number: 1240541
Digital Folder Number: 004118928
Image Number: 00340

Head George W Fletcher M 39 Kentucky
Wife Vealie Fletcher F 26 Kentucky
Son Amos Fletcher M 18 Kentucky
Daughter Pearlie Fletcher F 16 Kentucky
Daughter Susan Fletcher F 13 Kentucky
Son Jasper Fletcher M 10 Kentucky
Daughter Rosa Fletcher F 8 Kentucky
Son John Fletcher M 6 Kentucky
Son Toy Mckinley Fletcher M 4 Kentucky
Daughter Alta M Fletcher F 1 Kentucky
Stepdaughter Sarah Nickels F 5 Kentucky

by noggin on 2013-08-07 08:30:08

This looks like Toy M. Fletcher above which states his parents are :G. W. Fletcher
and Jane Cole.

"Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-1994"
Name: Toy M. Fletcher
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 09 Nov 1925
Event Place: Huron, Ohio, United States
Age: 29
Birth Year (Estimated): 1896
Birthplace: Magoffin County, Ky.
Father's Name: G. W. Fletcher
Mother's Name: Jane Cole
Spouse's Name: Don Mccoy
Spouse's Age: 35
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1890
Spouse's Birthplace: Piketown, Ky.
Spouse's Father's Name: Bud Mccoy
Spouse's Mother's Name: Nancy Christian
Reference ID: p168
GS Film number: 410269
Digital Folder Number: 004016721
Image Number: 00139

by noggin on 2013-08-07 08:45:05

This looks like it was Staiveally Cole's first marriage

Kentucky Marriages, 1851-1900
Name: Staiveally Cole
Gender: Female
Spouse: George Nickels
Spouse Gender: Male
Marriage Date: 13 Feb 1890
County: Magoffin
State: Kentucky

by noggin on 2013-08-07 08:47:00

his looks like it was Staiveally Cole's second marriage:

Kentucky Marriages, 1851-1900
Name: Vela Nickel
Gender: Female
Spouse: George Fletcher
Spouse Gender: Male
Marriage Date: 15 Sep 1898
County: Magoffin
State: Kentucky

by noggin on 2013-08-07 08:50:07

"United States Census, 1880"
Name: Stairvelia Cole
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1880
Event Place: State Road Fork, Magoffin, Kentucky, United States
Gender: Female
Age: 5
Marital Status: Single
Race (Original): W
Ethnicity: American
Relationship to Head of Household: Daughter
Birthplace: Kentucky, United States
Birth Date: 1875
Father's Name: Wallis Cole
Father's Birthplace: Kentucky, United States
Mother's Name: Margerett Cole
Mother's Birthplace: Kentucky, United States
Page: 642
Page Letter: C
Entry Number: 6086
Affiliate Film Number: T9-0431
GS Film number: 1254431
Digital Folder Number: 004241262
Image Number: 00599

Self Wallis Cole M 32 Kentucky, United States
Wife Margerett Cole F 25 Kentucky, United States
Son Farish Cole M 7 Kentucky, United States
Daughter Stairvelia Cole F 5 Kentucky, United States
Son Elbert Cole M 3 Kentucky, United States
Son James L. Cole M 1 Kentucky, United States

by irishgirlgreen on 2013-08-07 09:08:43

wow! you are going to town! thanks so much. I do not have internet at home and can only access email through my phone or my work computer...can't really justify doing too much research at work...

I think you are right on with what you have found. And yes, Perlina was George's mother. His father was Winston or somesuch similar name, Fletcher. They were married a short time before Perlina took up with Gipson, and that is one mixed up crazy back hills mess if I ever saw one. He has a passel of kids by I believe, at least 3 women, two of whom are sisters from what I could find. And then when Squire is gone I believe the 3 women stay together with all the kids. Oh to be a fly on the wall of that place!

Thanks again for all your help! This helps as I was kind of at a dead end with Starvillia not being able to access too much on my own.

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