About Green Flake
"...Flake, Green – (14th Ten) Born in January 1828 in Anson Co., N.C., a slave of African descent on the plantation of William Jordan Flake. At age 20, he was given as a gist to James Madison Flake. He was baptized in the Mississippi River near Nauvoo by John Brown. He had traveled with the Flake family to Nauvoo, but evidently returned to his plantation before the exodus. He was sent from there with a carriage and a team of white mules t Winter Quarters and instructed to go west with the original company. He was selected to be part of the advance company that entered the valley July 22, 1847. His carriage, however, is believed to be the one that carried an ill Brigham Young into the valley. The carriage was returned to Winter Quarters that fall, but he remained and built a cabin in the Cottonwood area and planted crops for the Flake family. In 1848, he married Martha Ann Crosby, a slave of John Brown and Elizabeth Crosby Brown, newly arrived in the Cottonwood area. He remained in the area as a devout Latter-day Saint for many years. He moved to Idaho Falls, Idaho, in 1888, and lived there until his death on Oct. 20, 1903, at age 75..."