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John James Flournoy

French: Jean-Jacques Flournoy
Birthdate: (52)
Birthplace: Geneva, Genève, Geneva, Switzerland
Death: between March 23, 1739 and 1740 (52-53)
Henrico County, Virginia, United States
Place of Burial: Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Jacob Flournoy and Martha Flournoy
Husband of Mary "Elizabeth" Flournoy
Father of Gideon Flournoy; Samuel Flournoy; Matthew Flournoy; Thomas Flournoy and Mary Booker
Brother of Francis "Francis" Flournoy; Marie Flournoy; Jeane Marie Flournoy; Jeanne Francois Ashurst and Magdaleine Flournoy

Occupation: watch maker
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About John James Flournoy

BIOGRAPHY: Also known as John James Flournoy after immigration to the col onies - Pg 11; he was in Geneva in 1717 and married in VA in 1720, so h e must have immigrated between those dates, pg 13; he was a nephew of Jac ob Flournoy (b 5 Jan 1663) who settled near Williamsburg, VA about 1700 , pg 12; the first land entry for John James Flournoy was made 2 Jan 172 3 for 400 acres, Henrico Co, VA, on north side of James River, Book No. 1 0, pg 307; pg 16 Genealogies of Virginia Families from The Virginia Magaz ine of History and Biography, Vol. III, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. , Baltimore, 1981.

BIOGRAPHY: E. Mdgelaine Flournoy, "Gibson Flournoy and Related Families, " 1972, located in the DAR Library, 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.)" pg 60 "John James Flournoy, second son of Jacques and Julie (Eyrand) Fleurnoi r of Geneva, Swtizerland, was born 17 December 1686 in Geneva. He was th e second and last immigrant to come to America of the Flournoy family. H e joined his uncle, Jacob Flournoy, in Mankintowne circa 1719. On 23 Jun e 19(nine marked through and replace with seven)720 he married Mary Eliza beth Williams JOnes, born 25 December 1695, the daughter of James William s and his wife, Elizabeth Buckner, the daughter of John Buckner and his w ife Deborah Ferrers. Mary Elizabeth was the widow of Orlando Jone, the s one of REv. Rowland Jones of Bruton Chuch in Williamsburg, Virginia. Joh n James Flournoy died 25 March 1740 and Mary Elizabeth died 26 March 1740 . They had the following children: (1). Elizabeth Julia, (2). Gideon, (3 ). John, (4). Rachel, (5). Samuel, (6). Matthew, (7). David, (8). Thoma s and (9) Mary. The two young sons, Gideon and John, went to Geneva in 1 736 and they founded the Flournoy families there . "This record does not include John James Flournoy's families lines sinc e they have been published in the Virginia Magazine of History and Biogra phy, Volumes II, III, IV, and othe publications."

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."* "Their children (John lames and Elizabeth) ar e : (1) "Elizabeth Julia, born Dec'r. 5, 1721; married Thomas Spencer, of Vi rginia. (2) "Gideon, born in Virginia Mch. 19th, 1723; married in Geneva in 1748 , Jane Frances Sabowrin. (3) "Samuel, born Oct. 4th, 1724; married April 9th, 1748, Elizabeth Har ris. [Then follow Samuel's children. Omitted for the present.-F. R . ] (4) "John, born in Virginia Dec'r 9th, 1726: married in Geneva, Sept . 2 d, 1755, Camilla Ballexserd. (5) "David, born Sept. 3d, 1728; died Oct. 18th, 1757, without having be en married. He was Captain and Judge in Virginia . [First sheriff of Prince Edward county -F. R . (6) "Rachel, born Sept. 25th 1730; died Aug. 28th, 1741. Everyone calle d her' Beautiful Rachel,' and it was said she was the most beautiful gir l in the country. (7) " Mathew, born June 21st, 173 2 [Lived in Prince Edward county. Early elnigrated to N, E. Kentucky; wa s killed by Indians, and left a very numerous progeny. His name is spell ed Mathews by his descendants,-F. R. ] (8) Mary, born Feb'y 23d, 1735; married William Booker . [Lived in Prince Edward county.-F . R ] (9) "One daughter, born November 25, 1736, after seven months; died at t he end of six weeks, without baptism-the fault of the minister. " (10) "Thomas, born Nov. 20th, 1738." [Ancestor of the Prince Edward an d Brunswick County Flournoys-F. R, ] "These ten children were all nourished by their mother, who during eight een years did not discontinue to bear children or to nourish them. "

DEATH: Died 23 Mar 1740 of a malignant fever that prevailed in the county , pg 12, The Flournoy Family; Genealogies of Virginia Families from The V irginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. III, Genealogical Publish ing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1981.

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, Jean Jacues: Vol 1, pg 14; Vol 5, pg 84; Vol 6, pg 41; Vol 7, p g 105, pg 107, pg 108, pg 109, pg 116, & pg 117; Vol 9, pg 112 & pg 193 ; Vol 47 & 48. Flournot, Jean J: Vol 25: pg 158 Flournoy, Jean-Jacues: Vol 23, pg 127; Vol 25, pg 165; & Vol 27, pg 126 Flournoy, Jean (John): Vol 9, pg 193 Flournot, Jean: Vol 1, pg 14: Vol 5, pg 83; Vol 8, pg 143; & Vol 9, pg 19 4 Flournoy, John James: Vol 5, pg 83 & pg 84; Vol 7, pg 111, pg 228, pg 235 , pg 276 & pg 277; Vol 8, pg 142; & Vol 27, pg 55 Fournoy, Jacob and John James: Vol 8, pg 141

BIOGRAPHY: "Cavaliers and Pioneers, Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents an d Grants," Denis Hudgins, Ed., Vol 3, 1695-1732, VA Genealogical Society , Richmond, 1994 Pg 258, Patent Bk # 11 John James Flournoy, Gent., of Williamsburgh, patents 400 acs, Henrico C o on N. Side of Swift Cr, 22 Jan 1723 Pg 294, Patent Bk # 12 John James Flournoy, Gent., of York Co, patents 1600 acs, Henrico Co on N . side of Swift Cr., 3 Jan 1723

Vol 4, 1732-1741, pg 161, Patent Bk # 18, 16 Jun-12 Mar 1739/40 16 Jun 1738, Daniel Stoner & John James Flournoy, gent. patent 5 parcel s of land in Goochland Co of 400, 300, 400, 400 & 400 acres on Manacan Cr eek & Swift Creek 20 Jul 1738, Daniel Stoner & John James Flournoy, patent 2 parcels of lan d in Goochland Co of 229 & 299 acres on Manacan Creek & Swift Creek 20 Jul 1738, Daniel Stoner & John James Flournoy, Gent., patent 2 parcel s of land in Goochland Co of 400 & 400 acres on Dittoy's br. of Manacan C reek & Steep Br. of Swift Creek

John James Flournoy was the second husband of Martha Washington's grandmother. He was a watch maker in Williamsburg, Virginia. He came to Williamsburg around 1717.


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John James Flournoy's Timeline

November 17, 1686
Geneva, Genève, Geneva, Switzerland
November 20, 1686
Genève, Genève, Genève, Switzerland
Age 36
October 4, 1724
Age 37
Province of Virginia
June 21, 1732
Age 45
Prince Edward, Virginia, United States
February 23, 1734
Age 47
Henrico, VA, USA
November 20, 1738
Age 52
March 23, 1739
Age 52
Henrico County, Virginia, United States
Age 52
Virginia, United States