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Jacob Flournoy

French: Jean-Jacques Flournoy
Also Known As: "Jean-Jacques Flournoir"
Birthplace: Genève, Genève, Genève, Switzerland
Death: Died in Henrico County, VA
Immediate Family:

Son of Jacques Flournoy and Judith (Puerari) Flournoy
Husband of Julia Flournoy (Eyrand/Eyraud); Martha Flournoy and Magdalene Flournoy
Father of John James Flournoy; Francis Flournoy; Marie Flournoy; Jeane Marie Flournoy; Jeanne Francois Ashurst and 1 other
Brother of Essie Flournoy; Sara Flournoy; Delie Flournoy; Jeanne Marie Flournoy; Anna Gabrielle Flournoy and 6 others
Half brother of Jean Flournoy and Michael Flournoy

Occupation: Goldsmith, Jeweler and Watch Maker
Managed by: David P Himes
Last Updated:

About Jacob Flournoy

married (1) ? in London, Eng..

married (2) Madelin Prodham Verrevil in VA.

married (3) Martha Morel February 24, 1684/85 in Geneva, Switzerland.

married (4) ? 1694 in London, Eng..

married (5) Magdalene Prodhomme December 19, 1703 in VA.

Jacob Flournoy married Martha Morel, daughter of Louis Morel and Marguerite Forel, on 24 Feb 1685 in Church Madeleine, Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland. Martha Morel was born on 3 Jun 1663 in Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland and died in 1695-96 in Berlincourt, Bern, Switzerland. Emigrated to Virginia: 20th of Sept. 1700. Jacob Fleurnoir, sa femme 2 garsons and 2 fille avi d Blevet sa femme and 6 enfants. List of passengers from London to James River in Virginia, being French Refugees imbarqued in the ship ye Peter and Anthony, Galley of London, Daniel Perreau Commander (viz't) 20th of Sept. 1700. He was naturalized on 12 May 1705. Signed May 12, 1705; see CJ I, 429. Attested by William Randolph, Junior, Clerk of the House of Burgesses . Francois Flournoy, Sr. was born on 31 Jan 1687 in Geneva, Switzerland and died in 1770 i n Chesterfield County, Virginia. Francois Flournoy, Sr. married Mary Baugh, daughter of William Baugh, Jr. and Jane Hatcher. Mary Baugh was born about 1662 in Henrico County, Virginia an d died about 1730 in Henrico County, Virginia.

Jacob was christened on Jan 16, 1662 in Ch Madeleine.

Jacob married Marthe Morel on Feb. 24 1684 in Ch Madeleine.

They had 6 children . Magdalaine abt. 1685, Francois 1686, Jacques 1688, Marie 1690

Jeanne-Marie 1692, Jeanne Francoise 1717.

Jacob married Magdeleine Prodhom on Dec. 9, 1658 in Den Hagg, Zuider Holland, NED.

She died in Manakintown, Henrico CO. , VA.

Jacques Flournoy was married 5 times. Martha Morel was his 3rd wife whom he married in 1685. She bore him six children in quick succession before her death in 1695 or 1696 in Geneva, including Magdalaine, Francois, Jacques, and Marie. He emigrated to Virginia on September 20, 1700, with 2 sons and 2 daughters on the ship Peter and Anthony, Galley of London, Daniel Perreau Commander. BIOGRAPHY: From E. Madgelaine Flournoy's "Gibson Flournoy and Related Fam ilies," 1972, Located DAR Library, Washington, DC. Pg 4, "According to the Flournoy family manuscript in Geneva II. Lauren t Fleurnoir married Gabriele Mellon, a French maiden of Lyon. They becam e the parents of Gideon and III Jean. III. Jean, born in Geneva in 1574 , married Frances Mussard. Their son, IV. Jacques, was born in Geneva . He in turn married Judith Puerari; they became the common ancestors o f all the Flournoy lines in America. There were two sons of the marriage : Jacques and V. Jacob. "Jacques, the eldest, inherited the management of the business establishm ent founded by Laurent Fleurnoir. He married Julia Eyrand. They had tw o sons: Gideon, the diarist, and Jean Jacques (John James. See below.)"

BIOGRAPHY: From Flournoy Rivers - Compiler, The Flournoy Family; "Genealo gies of Virginia Families from The Virginia Magazine of History and Biogr aphy, Vol. III," Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1981, pp 1 0-11. "THE GENEALOGY OF THE FLOURNOY FAMILY IN AMERICA. " "Laurent Flournoy left Champagne on the occasion of the massacre at Vass y in 1562. He went to Geneva at the time of massacre of Saint Bartholome w in 1572. He married Gabrielle Mellin, of Lyons. He was the father of : "Jean Flournoy. born in 1574; married Frances Mussard. Father of : "Jacques, born in 1608; married Judith Pucraty. Father of: "Jacques, born in 1657; married Julia Eyraud. Father of : "Jean Jacques (John James), born November 17th, 1686; married in Virgini a, June 23d, 1720, to Elizabeth, daughter of James Williams; born in Engl and, in the Principality of Wales - Lawyer - and of Elizabeth Buckner, hi s wife, of Virginia; born December 25th, 1695; married formerly to Orland o Jones, without children."

BIOGRAPHY: In a Family Search check I found others that listed additiona l wives, including: Martha MOREL, 24 Feb 1685, in Geneva, Switzerland; M rs. Jacob Flournoy, 1694, London, England; and Magdalene PRODHOMME, 9 De c 1703, Manakintowne, Henrico, Va - however, the children listed do not m atch this set.

BIOGRAPHY: From "Master Index to The Huguenot, The Biennial Publication s of the Huguenot Socity, Founders of Manakin in the Coloney of Virgini a and Index to Vestry Book of King William Parish, Virginia 1707-1750," L angston J. Goree & Janice C. Pampell editors, Family History Foundation , 1986, Bryan, TX, located in Bryan, TX library, pg 102 Flournoy, Jacques: Vol 1, pg 14; Vol 5, pg 83; Vol 23, pg 118 & Vol 27, p g 145* Reference: RootsWeb's WorldConnect - SmartCopy: Oct 13 2016, 2:03:49 UTC

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Jacob Flournoy's Timeline

September 15, 1657
Genève, Genève, Genève, Switzerland
September 20, 1657
Genève, Genève, Genève, Switzerland
November 17, 1686
Age 29
Geneva, Genève, Geneva, Switzerland
January 31, 1687
Age 29
Geneva, Genev, Switzerland
Age 30
January 19, 1692
Age 34
March 28, 1695
Age 37
Berlin, Germany
February 22, 1724
Age 66
Henrico County, VA
March 18, 2000
Age 66