Mary Mann (Flinn) (1772 - 1847) MP

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Nicknames: "Polly"
Death: Died
Managed by: Gene
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About Mary Mann (Flinn)

DRAPER MANUSCRIPT

http://www.rebeccafalin.com/histories/PDFs/DraperManuscript.pdf

Marriage bond with Adam Mann

http://www.falingenealogy.com/showmedia.php?mediaID=1213

MARY ESCAPED FROM INDIAN CAPTURE

http://genforum.genealogy.com/flinn/messages/124.html

Mary's name was Mary Elizabeth (Betsey)

http://genforum.genealogy.com/flinn/messages/609.html

The Nancy Flinn below was the wife of George Miller, not the Nancy above.

http://www.familysearch.org/eng/search/PRF/individual_record.asp?recid=1422184192

ANOTHER ACCOUNT WITH DANIEL BOONE

http://www.wvculture.org/history/settlement/boonedaniel02.html

John Flinn, one of the pioneers of the valley, settled on Cabin creek (so named from his cabin) about fifteen miles above here. His cabin was situated between two branches of the creek, which to this day are known as "Flinn's wet branch" and "Flinn's dry branch," and are important land marks in some large surveys and long-winded law suits.

During an Indian raid up the valley, Flinn and his wife were killed, his cabin burned and his daughter, Cloe, taken prisoner. Another daughter, Betsey, was away from the house at the time, though near enough to witness the terrible tragedy that was being enacted. She fled to the house of Leonard Morris, their nearest neighbor, two and a half miles distant; upon reaching there, she found the house deserted; the family having had warning of the coming of the Indians, had hastily started for Donnally's Fort in Greenbrier. Miss Flinn followed, and alone, on foot, made her way through the woods, and reached Donnally's Fort safely. The Indians after killing Flinn and wife, started down t.he valley with tlie captive daughter; fortunately Daniel Boone happened to be near at hand, "the right man in the right place." He at once organized a party of pursuit, over took and killed the Indians and rescued the prisoner, who, then being an orphan, was brought up and educated by Boone, showing that the old hero was as tender hearted as he was brave.

At the session of the Legislature of 1846-7, Virginia formed a new county from parts of Kanawha, Cabell and Logan. Mr. St. Clair Ballard, then a member from Logan, made a speech on the subject of a name for the new county; he eulogized the eminent qualities and services of Daniel Boone, and related, among others, the incident of the rescue of Cloe Flinn.

Stated that this daughter, Cloe, afterward became his mother, and proposed to name the county Boone; which was done, and the county seat was named Ballardsville. Dr. S. Patrick, still living, aged 91, was, at the time, a member of the Legislature from Kanawha, and tells me he was present and heard the speech of Ballard.

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Mary Mann's Timeline

1772
March 23, 1772
1787
1787
Age 14
VA
1790
May 3, 1790
Age 18
Greenbrier County, Virginia, United States
1793
1793
Age 20
Monroe Co, West Virginia, United States
1794
1794
Age 21
Monroe Co.,VA
1796
1796
Age 23
Monroe Co.,VA
1796
Age 23
Monroe Co,Virginia
1800
1800
Age 27
Monroe Co.,VA
1800
Age 27
1802
1802
Age 29
Monroe Co.,VA