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Henrietta Caroline Drake
1821 - 1899
Henrietta, George C, John, Jonathan, Samuel, Isaac
Henrietta was a daughter of George & Jane Hartt. She was born in 1821 and died Feb. 16, 1899. Henrietta married Horatio Nelson Drake Dec. 1, 1840, by John Byrkmyre, Presbyterian; witnesses were James Cook and Sarah A. Hartt. Horatio died suddenly during the busiest season of the year for river boatmen. He was 29 yrs old and when he died at Grand Falls, NB, on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 1847. He was known in his community as a useful and honest man. He was a master of the steamboat “Reindeer” on the St. John River. It was the most famous of the steamboats on the river, built and launched in Fredericton. Henrietta’s second marriage was to John Leonard Fletcher in 1854. He was a way office keeper at Nashwaak village from 1857-1890. John was born 1824 in NB and died Feb. 16, 1899, at age 73. He was the son of Rebecca & Benjamin Fletcher. Henrietta is buried beside her parents and her first husband in the Old Burying Ground, Fredericton, New Brunswick
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