The Fletcher Family Farmhouse in Georgia

Fletcher Family Home | Irwin County, GA | c. 1800s

Built in the mid-1800s, the Fletcher Family home was originally a dogtrot style with a central hall down the middle of the, capped by dual doors on either end. Off the back of the house were a porch and an additional wing for the detached kitchen.

Wiley Fletcher with his sons in front of this home before the dogtrot was enclosed

In the 1880s, the family home was adapted for more contemporary family living when E.G.M. Fletcher (who had grown up here) married his first wife, Polly. They enclosed the dogtrot and likely made other upgrades to make the home more comfortable. They would live together in this home until she passed away in 1916.

According to a local, he remembers Elbert being a distinguished, mustachioed-gentleman who spent many an afternoon in his rocking chair on this porch.

Oddly enough, I was able to track down an image of Elbert, mustached and posing in his rocking chair in front of this home with his first wife, Polly.

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Elbert Fletcher and his first wife, Polly in front of this home

I also found a photo from the 1940s of Elbert Fletcher with his adult children and his second wife, Ruth Turner.

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10 thoughts on “The Fletcher Family Farmhouse in Georgia”

  1. Beautiful in tact structure. Very detailed and a gem of it’s time. Man, if those old walls could talk, I can imagine what the stories they would tell. Actually, they do speak to us. We just have to listen. Thank you for this wonderful walk through this amazing home Kelly.

  2. I love these old houses! The Fletcher Family Home reminds me of my childhood and visiting family in Georgia, North and South Carolina ♥️

  3. I love history and the south is packed with it. Hate to see destroyed because you learn so much.

  4. I have been doing family research from where I live is very far from where the family lived in the southern states for over two hundred years. I live in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada where my grandparents on my maternal side homesteader over a hundred years ago about 300 miles from where I live now.

    Their name was Fletcher and ranged mainly in Bedford county VA but some did move a bit so I am now wondering about this one too.

    What a wonder idea to photograph all these love old places for the long term.

    Anne Langley

  5. I remember visiting that home as a kid. We would hang on the front rafter & swing out to jump to the ground. It was owned by Jack Fletcher at the time and we are distantly related to him.

    1. Hi Mary,
      I have the same memories of that house that you do. I was very young but will never forget the family getting together there.

  6. Thank you for posting these. Elbert Fletcher was my fathers uncle, and I remember these pictures in my fathers photo albums.
    Elbert is buried in a Cemetary off of Ferry Lake Rd in Tifton and served in the Confederate War.

    Again, thank you for sharing these!

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