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Edward Flathers

Birthdate: (92)
Birthplace: Yorkshire, England
Death: May 7, 1847 (92)
Danville, Hendricks, IN, USA
Place of Burial: Danville, Hendricks, IN, USA
Immediate Family:

Husband of Clarresa Flathers
Father of Benjamin Franklin Flathers; Mary Jeffers; Thomas Flathers; John Wesley Flathers; Isaac Newton Flathers and 1 other

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About Edward Flathers

Edward Flathers, born in England about 1755, was picked up on the streets of London in late 1774 and in short order was sent to America. He passed through the entrance to the Chesapeake Bay in the spring of 1775. We don't know who purchased Edward as an indentured servant. It may have been James Grimes who also first paid Edward to substitute for him in the Virginia Militia during the Revolutionary war. The second time he served in the place of Shedwick Dent, and a third time he substituted in the place of one James

He married Claressa Legg, probably in 1781, in Prince William County, Virginia; now West Virginia. After 1782 and before May 2, 1785, the Flathers moved from Fauquier County to Greenbrier County, now Monroe County. Edward sold his land in Greenbrier County in 1797 and they are listed in the 1800 Kentucky Census for Garrard County. The 1810 census list them in Madison County, Kentucky. According to Deed Book I of Hendricks County, in March of 1828 Edward purchased 80 acres four miles northwest of Danville, Indiana, the county seat of Hendricks County. Both Edward and Clary died there. Edward in 1847, and his wife Claressa, Clara, or Clary, a year later in 1848. They are buried at Gentry Cemetery near Danville, Indiana.

Source: "Edward Flathers and His Descendants"

"... Edward Flathers, who was born in England in 1755 and came to Virginia when a small boy. He served three terms of enlistment in the Virginia militia during the Revolutionary war. After his marriage to Clara Legg, a Maryland lady, he emgirated to Kentucky about the beginning of the nineteenth century and from there to Hendricks county, Indiana, where he died in 1847, at the age of ninety-two years. His wife passed away in 1848, at the age of ninety-four years. The five Flathers brothers who came to Iowa in 1842 - four of them to Jackson county - were grandsons of Edward and Clara (Legg) Flathers." - excerpted from 1910 Biography of James W. Ellis.



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Edward Flathers's Timeline

Yorkshire, England
April 22, 1782
Age 27
Chantilly, Fairfax County, Virginia, United States
June 1, 1783
Age 28
Fauquier, VA, USA
March 27, 1785
Age 30
Virginia, United States
March 27, 1789
Age 34
Greenbrier, Virginia
November 25, 1793
Age 38
Greenbrier County, West Virginia, United States
Age 40
Virginia, United States
May 7, 1847
Age 92
Danville, Hendricks, IN, USA
May 7, 1847
Age 92
Danville, Hendricks, IN, USA