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Children Of William Fly and Mary (mnu) Fly

3a. Elisha Fly, Jr. 5 (William 4, John 3, Jeremiah 2, William 1)

Elisha was probably William’s oldest son, born about 1769 or before, since he did appear in the 1790 Census for Northampton County, North Carolina. His household consisted of: Elisha Fly, one white male under 16, two white females, and a slave.  We cannot know the identity of the young male and the white females, but the presence of a slave is unusual in the household of a relatively young Fly male.  He may have acquired the slave through marriage. [Read More]

3b. Rev. John Fly 5 (William 4, John 3, Jeremiah 2, William 1)

According to his tombstone, John Fly was born in 1772.   His father was William Fly, but his mother’s identity is a mystery.  She may have been an Indian from one of the tribes in the Northampton Co. area.  The claim that the Flys were Indian or at least part Indian has been passed down among this John and his brothers, Elisha, Jr. and Jeremiah Fly.  [Read More]

3c. Jeremiah Fly 5 (William 4, John 3, Jeremiah 2, William 1)

Jeremiah Fly was born about 1774 in Northampton County, North Carolina.  His first appearance in the records there occurred in March of 1795:

Jesse Turner apprenticed to Jeremiah Fly to learn to be a planter

By 1803, Jeremiah had sold some of his land and was noted in the land Tax lists as having 74 acres.  A few years later, he recorded a similar purchase and then a sale of the land...... [Read More]

 

William Fly Descendant Tree

William Fly (bef.1741- ca. 1792/3)
                m. Mary _______?
                        a.  Elisha Fly, Jr.
(1769-1840)
                        b.  Rev. John Fly
(1772-1855)
                        c.   Jeremiah Fly
(1774-1846)

 

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