Daughter of James and May (Suddoth) Ready.
First name also found spelled as Sussana Ready.
Born: April 17, 1798 in Fauquier County, Virginia.
Died: November 6, 1876 in Concord Township, Bureau County, Illinois.
NOTE: Died at home of daughter Fannie Kinnick.
Buried: Forest Hill Cemetery, Wyanet, Bureau County, Illinois.
1850 - Princeton, Bureau County, Illinois.
July 19, 1860 - Township Of Manlius, Bureau County, Illinois.
Married: Townsend Fletcher December 13, 1817 in Fauquier County, Virginia.

At the age of six, Susannah had to work to help support the family.

Around eighteen years old while attending a Camp Meeting, Susannah embraced religion and became a member of the Methodist Church.

In the spring of 1844, they boarded a boat and traveled down the Ohio River, to the Mississippi River, which they went up river to Muscatine, IA. There they crossed over to move to Bureau County, IL, settling near Princeton. The Walter W. Kinnick family was also aboard this boat. In 1850, Townsend Fletcher, according to a local history, "made a farm" on Section 36, Manlius Township of Bureau County, by Hickory Grove. It appears he was among the first ten settlers of this township.

1850 Census

1850 Census
Name: Susanna Fletcher
Residence: Princeton, Bureau, Illinois
Age: 52 years
Calculated Birth Year: 1798
Birthplace: Virginia
Gender: Female
Race (original):
Race (expanded): Death Month:
Death Year:
Film Number: 7672
Digital GS Number: 4193248
Image Number: 00124
Line Number: 11
Dwelling House Number: 229
Family Number: 262
Marital Status:
Free or Slave:
Household Gender Age
Townsend Fletcher M 66y
Susanna Fletcher F 52y
William Fletcher M 20y
Frances Fletcher F 17y
John Fletcher M 16y
Jane H Fletcher F 14y
Amanda Fletcher F 11y
Samuel Fletcher M 8y

1860 Census