The Early Fly Family of North Carolina
"I was born in
East Virginia Folk Song
Several Fly men
appear in the records of
The map below (click on the thumbnail) shows the areas in Virginia and North Carolina where the earliest Fly families lived. The William Flye (d. 1679) at the top seems to have lived just east of Isle of Wight Courthouse.
In the mid-seventeen hundreds, Elisha Fly seems to have lived near Jerusalem in Southampton County. Jerusalem is now called Courtland.
Just before the American Revolution, John (d.1804) and Elisha moved from Southampton County to Northampton County and lived somewhere near the curve of the Meherrin River very near the present town of Severn. Severn was called Bethlehem Cross Roads, but later became Cross Lox.
Map of Early Fly Family Locations
Children of John Fly and Unknown Wife
There is no
evidence that Celia ever lived in
2. Jeremiah Fly 4 (John 3, Jeremiah 2, William 1)
Jeremiah, son of
John, did not leave any records in
3. William Fly 4 (John 3, Jeremiah 2, William 1)
born before 1741, but the actual date is not known.
He died most likely in late 1793.
This man first appears in
Aug. 10, 1762.
Julius Nichols to Joshua Ellis for
30 pounds, 310 acres of land on east side of Hawtree Creek on Sisson's
line, at Hawkin's line, on Russell's line, in Granville Co.
Wit: Joseph Davenport, William Fly, William Ellis.
Signed: Julius Nichols. Rec. Aug.
In 1760, this
county bordered Northampton Co to the west.
The area including Hawtree Creek
later fell into the newly created .
In 1768 in Northampton Co., William Fly was a witness to three deeds:
1768. William Fly was witness to deed from John Inman to Robert Bagley, Jr. 
Feb 8, 1768. William Fly witness to deed from James Masingle to Abraham Massingle 
Aug. 6, 1768. Samuel
Edwards and Ann Johnson of Northampton Co. to Arthur Stevenson, Jr.
of same. For 30
barrels of corn to be delivered next 16 Jan.
75 acres on south side of Kirby's Creek, Mandew.
Wit: William Fly, Joshua Johnson
Signed: Samuel (X) Edwards, Ann (X) Johnson. Proven: Mar.
Then, in a deed dated Sept. 15, 1772, William purchased his first land:
Sept 15, 1772. John
Wilkinson of Southampton (Co.,
Wit: Adam (X) Starling, James Williamson.
Signed: John Wilkinson. Proved: Sept.
William was a
It was a common custom then for some families, much in need of labor or willing to apprentice the young, to offer to provide training for these young people in exchange for the work they could perform as their skills developed. The church would supervise the process and pay for the support of the poor young person. That same year William also sold to the church an acre of ground:
It is very clear that William Fly was an active member of the Established Church of England, but this particular deed was never recorded.
On Jan. 7, 1774, William purchased another tract of land near his first on Kirby's Creek not far from the Virginia-North Carolina border.
Jan. 7, 1774.
Arthur Stevenson, Jr. of Orange
Co. to William Fly of
Northampton Co. For 30
Wit: Jacob Boon, John Manons (?) Signed: Arthur Stevenson. Rec. June
In the next year, William Fly and a Mary Fly were witnesses to a deed.
March 25, 1775. Daniel
Johnson of Northampton Co. to Adam Sterling of same.
for 50 pounds
Wit: Wm. Fly, Mary (X) Fly Rec. Dec.
It would be an error to state as fact that William Fly was married to a Nichols or Stephenson female although both claims have been made. William’s wife was probably this Mary, surname unknown, but no records uncovered so far give any proof about her maiden name.
It is quite
likely that Mary Fly was Native American.
The tradition of Indian blood is very strong among the
descendants of Elisha, Jr. (1769), John (1772), and Jeremiah (1774),
sons of William. This claim has not been passed down at all among
the descendants of John (d. 1804), Elisha & Peggy, or Jesse Fly. Because
of the fragmentary condition of the few Indian census listings for the
1750s and 1760s in this part of
The 1780 Northampton Tax list includes William, John and Elisha. I have not examined this tax list so cannot provide any information about the context of the Fly names.
William was paid for services provided some time during the American
These particular pay vouchers do not automatically mean that the
individual was a soldier.
They were also used to compensate patriots for supplies, such as horses
or flour or for services, such as ferrying men across a river or keeping
records rendered in support of the War effort.
This pay voucher was issued by district auditors, in this case
John Branch and John Bradford.
Branch and Bradford were auditors for the
In 1784, William was a co-signer on two bonds and also appears in two petitions. His signature is quite consistent, but an examination of the petitions raises questions about signatures in general. An Elisha Fly also signed one of the petitions and the signature matches his Revolutionary War pay voucher. However, just below Elisha Fly's name is the name of Elisha Lawrence and the handwriting is identical. There are other groups of names on the petition that are also obviously written by the same hand. It seems very likely that one person might sign a document for several friends or relatives.
William's final deed was for 10 acres and was a conveyance from Nathan Garner to William Fly, Decd.:
March 2, 1794.
Nathan Gardner sells to
William Fly, Decd. 10 acres on the north side of Kirby Creek for 50
pounds. Bounded by Warren, Wm.
Fly, Nathan Garner, Benj. Strickling,
Wit.: Jacob Boon, Brittain Garner
Signed: Nathan Garner Proved: March Court 1796
Rec.: June 17, 1797 
This 1794 deed was probably an attempt to clear the title to the land before it was sold. Obviously William Fly died before March 2, 1794. In 1796, Jeremiah Fly signed over to John Darden land that was described as being in two tracts. One tract contained 10 acres, the 10 acres of the 1794 deed!
The mention of
William Fly as deceased is highly unusual in a deed.
A search of the N.C. Archives and the will books of Northampton
Co. did not uncover any will, inventories, accounts, guardian bonds or
other estate papers for a William Fly who died some time before the deed
was dated in 1794. At the
time, the law required the filing of estate papers in
If William Fly
had more sons or some daughters in addition to Elisha, Jr., John, and
Jeremiah, they would have had a legal right to some of William’s land.
An inventory and appraisal might have revealed their names.
William apparently died intestate and his sons did not appear in
court in order to settle the estate. Simply stated, Elisha, Jr. (b. ca.
1769), John (b. ca. 1772) and Jeremiah (b.ca.1774) sold William Fly's
land and moved to
John Fly (d.
1804) and Elisha Fly (b. bef.1746) are not associated with William Fly in
any court documents in
Children of William and Mary (mnu) Fly
3a. Elisha, Jr. 5 (William 4, John 3, Jeremiah 2, William 1)
This man, born
about 1767, is referred to as Jr. only once—in the 1790 Federal
In the1790 Census, Elisha, Jr.'s household composition was made up of 1 male over 16, 1 male under 16, 2 females and 1 slave.  Of the three sons of William Fly, Elisha was the only one to own a slave at this time. His wife Eliza may have been given a servant as part of her marriage portion.
March 14, 1796.
Elisha Fly sells to James Barnes of Southampton Co., Va. for 40 pounds 85 acres
bounded by John Darden, Henry Barnes, Kirby Creek, Silases line or
Odom's present corner, and Mungar's line part of a grant to Isaac
Starling in 1753 " by divirsements courses became vested in the said
Wit: John Darden, Benj. Strickland
Signed: Elisha (X) Fly & Eliza (X) Fly. Rec. June
It appears that William's son Elisha was selling his inheritance. Eliza's name is on the deed in order to eliminate her dower right in the land.
of Southampton Co., Va. sells to
Elisha Fly of Northampton Co., N.C. 480 acres for 72 pounds situated
and lying within ceded territory south of the river Ohio late a part of
the state of North Carolina in the Co. of Davidson on the water of Mill
Creek and Big.... Beginning at Ebenezer Titus southeast corner... James
Fergus ...... Being part of a tract of 4800 acres granted to said James
Fergus by the state of N.C. for his services in the Continental Line...
Grant bearing date March 14, 1786.
Wit: Spencer Hill, Jno Fly, Jeh Fly. Signed: James Barnes 
Since they seem
to have exchanged land, perhaps Elisha was related in some way to James
Barnes, but no proof has ever been found.
Elisha seems to have purchased land in his new home state of
3b. Rev. John Fly 5 (William 4, John 3, Jeremiah 2, William 1)
According to his
Jan. 15, 1796.
John Fly sells to John Mungar for 51 pounds & 6 shillings,
85 acres with houses, gardens,
etc. on the north side of Kirby's Creek bounded by Moses Odom's line,
Mill Branch, John Darden's line, Joseph Futrell, and M. Odom.
Wit: Henry Mungar, John Watkins, William Howell.
Signed: John (his X mark) Fly, Sarah (her X mark) Fly. Proven & Rec. June
This land was probably made up of William's 1772 land purchase. John and Sarah appear to have sold an inheritance. Sarah was reportedly Sarah Jane Trader. The Trader family lived in Hertford Co., N.C., but this is a "burned" county so records are not available. Her ancestry is unknown.
On July 25, 1799, Elisha Fly of Davidson Co.,
July 25, 1799.
of Davidson Co. sells to John Fly
for 60 pounds, 100 acres. Bounded
by Ebenezer Titus line.
Wit: Spencer Hill, John Warren. Elisha (his D mark) Fly Rec.: May 9, 1800 
John and Sarah lived the rest of their lives in
3c. Jeremiah 5 (William 4, John 3, Jeremiah 2, William 1)
first appearance in the records of
March Court 1795. Jesse Turner to Jeremiah Fly to learn to be a planter. 
It is estimated from the first mention of his name in a court document that he was born about 1774. He does not appear in any Census records. To accept Jesse Turner as an apprentice indicates that Jeremiah did have land to work.
Then, on March 15, 1796, he sold to John Darden two tracts of land, one of 75 acres and one of 10 acres on the north side of Kirby's Creek, both purchased by William Fly.
Mar. 15, 1796.
Jeremiah Fly sells to John Darden 2 tracts on the north side of Kirby Creek, one of
75 acres and one of 10 acres bounded by Warren's line..... in the
possession of Jeremiah Fly by
"devises conveyances" for 50 pounds.
Wit: Arthur Sherrod, John Wodkins
Signed: Jeremiah (his X mark) Fly Proven:. Mar.
In a deed selling land, it was a legal requirement that the seller describe the differing tracts of land if they were not all purchased by the seller at the same time as one tract. Jeremiah does this and appears to be selling his inheritance of part of William's early land purchase and also William's last purchase of 10 acres.
4. John Fly 4 (John 3, Jeremiah 2, William1)
This man was
born before 1741 in
June 1, 1776. Abraham
Stevenson "Plaintiff" sells with all houses, orchards, etc. 50 acres to
Fly "defendant" for 30 pounds.
Land was part of a patent to Wm. Boon 1723 and is bounded by
Wit: Absolom Cook, Charles Stevenson.
Signed: Abraham Stevenson, Rebecca (her X mark) Stevenson.
Ackn. & Dower Relinq by Rebecca Stevenson: June Court 1776. Rec. : Jan. 1 
By this time he had been married for quite a few years although his wife’s surname is not known.
John and his son John Dixon, like William, and Elisha of Northampton provided patriotic service in the American Revolution.
State of North Carolina Halifax District.
This certifies that John Fly was allowed five pounds specie as per Report of the board
of Auditors. -- June
1782. Signed: J Branch, J
He was in the N.C. State Census of 1786 with a household of 1 male age 21-60, 4 males under 21 or over 60, and 3 females. Between 1786 and the 1790 Federal Census, his name appears on several documents including William Strickland’s will, a deed, and two notations that he was a purchaser at estate sales.
The Federal Census of 1790 shows for him a household of 2 males over 16, 2 males under 16 and 4 females. That same year he was named an executor to the will of Joseph Boon. This implies that there may have been some sort of relationship between the two, but no proof has surfaced:
According to family stories, he was married more than once and there is weak evidence for that. The identities of his wives are not definitively proven. One of John's wives according to family stories was a Johnson, sister of Elisha Johnson. John Fly's daughter Millicent did marry Elias Johnson, a son of Hezekiah Johnson, and it is possible that in telling this story, the descendants mixed things up a bit. One court document (1794), a summons, requested both Susannah Fly and Polly Johnston to appear in court in reference to a case against Jennett Pipkin. Is this a reference to John's wife? She may have been Susannah Johnson, but if so her Johnson relatives have not been identified. Susannah probably died about 1795, perhaps in childbirth with her daughter Susannah Driver Fly.
His next wife was a Mary, probably Hutchings. His estate papers name all his children and appoint William Hutchings as guardian of the younger ones. Close kin are usually selected to be guardians of underage children.
In 1794, John Fly purchased slaves Leah and her child Bedford from William Bass Cheatham.
April 30, 1794. William Bass Cheatham of Southampton Co., Va. sells to John Fly one negro woman named Leah and her child, Bedford, for 60 pounds.
By the time of his death, John had also acquired the slave Ryke
In 1795, John purchased his second tract of land, this one from Carolus Judkins.
Nov. 14, 1794.
Carolus Judkins sells to
John Fly, Sr. of Northampton
Co., N.C., 75 acres for 55 pounds bounded by Cobb's line, Carolus
Judkins, Joel Judkins being part of a tract of land formerly granted to
Nicholas Judkins by Joseph Strickland.
Wit: Joel Judkins, Young, George Murrell.
Signed: Carolus Judkins. Proven: Dec. Court 1794 Rec.: July 20, 1795 DB 10, p. 132) 
The next year, John was involved in the courts again:
Mar. 17, 1795.
with others was asked by court to "divide and set apart to Martha Cobb
Widow of John Cobb, Decd. 1/3 part of two tracts of land"
Signed: John Fly.
This time he was part of a commission charged with the job of allotting a dower portion to a widow.
Another document indicates John’s continued activity as a plantation owner in the county.
July 2, 1795. Judgment granted to William Bass Cheatham against John Fly, Sr. for four pounds ten shillings and costs. Suit was for non-payment by John Fly for four barrels of corn. John Fly appealed the judgment and named John Watkins security for the court costs.
The reason for John’s failure to pay for the corn was not given.
John Fly's household on the 1800 Federal Census was made up of 1 male under 10, 1 male 16-26, 1 male over 45, 1 female under 10, 1 female 10-16, 1 female 16-26, 2 females 26-45 and 4 slaves.  Obviously, he had acquired another slave who does not appear in his estate inventory.
In 1804, his widow Mary had to go to court in order to enforce her dower right to 1/3 of John's land. 
June 1804. To the worshipful the Justices of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for Northampton Co. The petition of Mary Fly. That your petitioner's late husband John Fly departed this life sometime in the month of February last, intestate, being at the time of his death seized and possessed in fee simple of two tracts of land lying in the county aforesaid: That on the death of the said John Fly the said tracts of land descended to his children John Fly, Cornelius Fly, Enoch Fly, Enos Fly, Rebecca Fly, Milley the wife of Elisha Johnson, and to William, Susan Driver Fly, Patsy Roberts Fly which said William, Susan and Patsy are infants under the age of twenty one years. And your petitioner is desirous of having her dower laid off in the said two tracts of land, which cannot be done without the assistance of this Worshipful court and therefore your Petitioner prays your Worships to make the necessary order and decree for that purpose. Signed: P.Brown, Jno. Pete
Mary Fly's Writ of Dower - to Sept. Court 1804 14 June,
the petition of Mary Fly,
widow, of John Fly, dec. who
died intestate setting forth that the said
John Fly died seized and
possessed in fee simple of two tracts of land in the county aforesaid
_____________ that her dower in the said land may be allotted and set
off to her. You are
therefore commanded to summons 12 free holders connected with the part
neither by consanguinity or affinity who upon __________ state allott
and set apart to the said Mary
Fly one third part of the said two tracts of land in which third to
be included the mansion house and __________ house the agreeable to act
of Assembly in such case made and provided and have you at our court to
be held for Northampton County on the first Monday in September make thy
writ and show you have executed same.
Witness R.W. Friar, Deputy clerk of our said Court the 4th day of June, A.D. 1804. This the 28th year of our
Signed: R.W. Friar, D.Clk.
the annexed writ of dower we the underwritten persons have met on the
premises mentioned in said writ who after being sworn agreeable to same
did proceed to lay off and set apart the dower in Judkins line, thence E
thro the Plumb Orchard, thence to a Persimmon tree, thence to a gum
so.... thence N. along a
line of Marked trees to Stephenson's line, thence along said line to
Boon's line, thence along Boon's line to Cheatham's line, thence along
said line to Cobb's line, thence along said line to Judkins line, thence
along said line to the beginning, containing forty two acres more or
Arthur Sherrod, Rich Long, Exum Liles, _____ Ricks, Elijah Johnson, Elisha _______, Wm. Clark, John Tyner, Moses Odoham, Jesse Liles, Kadar Parker, ___________ Long, Wm Blackburn. 
He died without a will, but the law required the appointment of an administrator to settle his estate. Enos Fly was appointed Administrator with Elisha Johnson, Enoch Fly and Riddick Darden providing surety.
A letter written by Joe Flythe in 1928 contains a story that has been passed down in the family for years. The claim is that John Fly received a 3000 acre grant of land in the curve of the Meherrin River in Northampton County. Many years ago the Rev. Norman Flythe checked the land documents at the court house and also walked the land with a local resident. He did not find any record of such a land purchase or sale and John’s estate papers do not contain any information about acreage that large. This was probably the result of a misunderstanding. John may have purchased land that was once part of a 3000 acres grant to someone else!
Likewise, Joe Flythe’s letter states that John was the father of Cornelius and Emelius and that they both moved to West Virginia. Mary Fly’s petition for her dower mentions a son Cornelius, but not Emelius. A Cornelius Fly does not appear in any records in Northampton County and apparently did not exist. Emelius Fly died in Northampton County in 1831 and never lived in West Virginia. He did live for quite a while in Southampton County Virginia not far from Northampton County, NC.
John Fly's inventory is extensive. Five different auctions between 1804 and late 1805 were required to dispose of all of it. The estate inventory indicates that John was probably literate. The inventory included a "parcel of old books". It also included 5 feather beds, a shoemaker's bench and tools, carpenter's tools, a looking glass, a man's saddle, a woman's saddle (a side saddle), a sun dial, 2 spinning wheels, an indigo tub, one loom, one umbrella, one still, and one bayonet. This is only a partial list. His domestic animals included 11 geese, some fowls, two horses, 14 cattle, 9 sheep and 14 hogs. Enoch Fly purchased the books, the side-saddle and the umbrella at the estate sales. The widow Mary Fly purchased the Hymn Book and a cradle among other things. John's son-in-law, Elias Johnson, purchased the shoemaker's bench and tools.
The widow Mary
Fly purchased Leah. Enoch
purchased Ryke, and
Feb. 10, 1808. Division of Land (abstract):
Pursuant to an order of the worshipful court of the County Northampton for dividing the lands of John Fly, Decd. between his legatees we the subscribers being appointed as Commissioners in Said order have met on the premises and divided it in manner and form following Vizt-------
Lot #4 to Enoch Fly valued to 5 pounds and receives from Lot #2 3 pounds, 15 shillings, 1 pence Va. Money and from Lot #7 10/2 (10 shillings & 2 pence?) and Bounded as follows. Emelias Flys corner, Stephens line, Thomas Cobbs line, William Flys corner........containing 11 acres.
Lot #5 to
William Fly valued to 5
pounds and receives from #7, 7 pounds & 2 pence and from
Lot #6 to
Rebekah Fly valued to 9
pounds and receives from
Lot #8 to Susanna D. Fly valued to 10 pounds & 16 pence and pays to lot #5, 1 pound, 10 shillings and 8 & 1/2 pence and bounded as follows Vizt. Elizabeth G. Flys corner, north side of the road, James Horseys line, Absolom Cobbs line, ...........containing 10 acres
Lot #10 to
Enos Fly valued to 10 pounds
10 shillings and pay to
(Plat drawn on original document-BGF)
John was the father of John Dixon, Millicent, Emelius, Rebekah, Enos, Enoch, Susannah Driver, Martha Roberts, William H., and Elizabeth G. Fly. Four of these children were under the age of 21 when he died and a guardian was appointed:
Mar. 2, 1807. Guardian accounts for Martha Fly, Elizabeth Fly, William Fly and Susanna Fly were filed with the court by their guardian William Hutchings. Balance due each orphan- 70 pounds, 13 shillings & 5 pence. 
Hutchings may have been from
5. Elisha Fly 4 (John 3, Jeremiah 2, William 1)
He was born
before 1746 and died some time before 1800 in Northampton Co.,
In 1785, he was required to appear in court:
Sept. 1785 State of North Carolina, Northampton Co. September Session 1785. The jurors for the State on their oaths present that Elisha Fly of the said county did with force and arms maliciously and wickedly on or about the fourteenth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & eighty five, cut, deface, & destroy about eleven boxes made in pine trees in order to collect Turpentine belonging to John Parker of the said county which was to the great damage of the said Parker & against the peace & dignity of the State. 
Elisha had to provide assurance that he would appear in court, but the conclusion of the case is not known:
Sept. 30, 1785. Appearance bond in the amount of 100 pounds signed by Elisha Fly and Drury Strickling (his X mark) to guarantee Elisha Fly's appearance in court on the matter of the collection boxes. Wit: Henry ---ad. Signed: Elisha Fly, Drury (his X mark) Stricklin 
The dispute with John Parker seems to have been quite serious and it would be interesting to know what provoked Elisha to such an act.
Elisha's household composition in the 1786 State Census was 1 male between 21 and 60, 3 males under 21 and over 60 and 5 females. In the 1790 Census, his household was 4 males over16, 2 males under 16, and 4 females.
The date of his death is not known, but it was probably after 1792 when his son, Aaron Allman Fly, was born and before1800 when he was gone from the Census. He apparently died without leaving a will or estate papers.
Margaret “Peggy” Fly appears first in the Federal Census of 1800 as a head of household. For her to be a head of household, she must have been a widow. This household was composed of 1 male under 10, 1 male 16-21, 1 female 26-45, and 1 female over 45. 
On March 1, of 1802, Peggy signed an unusual deed. It is a deed of gift to her sons, John Fly and Aaron Fly. John may have just come of age having been born about 1781. Aaron was born in 1792 according to the 1850 Census. 
To all people whom these presents shall come. Greetings. Know ye that I the said Peggy Fly as well for & in consideration of the natural affection & motherly love which I do bear unto my well beloved children Vizt. John Fly and Aron Fly as also for divers other good causes & considerations me at this present Especially moving have given & granted & by these presents do give grant & confirm unto the said John Fly & Aron Fly all and singular my goods, chattles, Debts, Ready money, plate, Towels, Rings, Household stuff & apparel, ---sets, Brass, Puter, Bedding. Moveable, quick & dead of what kind & nature quality whatsoever Moveable & Immoveable Quick & Dead of what Kind & nature Qualitity (Sic) of what or condition soever the same are to be or may be found as well in my own custody or possession, hand, power & custody of any other person or persons whatsoever to have and to hold all and singular the said good, chattle, debts (crossed through), Goods, debts & releases & other the aforesaid premises unto the said John Fly & Aron Fly their Exrs. Adms. or Assigns to their own uses & quietly to keep the same in possession without any matter of challenge Claim or demand of me the said Peggy Fly or any other person or persons whatever in my name. Know ye that I the said Peggy Fly have put my sons John Fly and Aron Fly in quiet possession of the aforesaid premises by the Delivery of the same have hereunto set my hand & seal this 1st. March 1802. Witness: Joseph Sikes
Signed: Peggy Fly
There was no
mention of any dower right in land.
By this time in
John Allman Fly probably came of age about 1802 and that was the reason for the deed. Circumstantial evidence points to a Milly Wells as a possible daughter of Elisha and Peggy. John Allman Fly was guardian to an Anderson Wells in the 1820s. An earlier court petition was filed by Milly Wells as “next friend” to Nanny and Francis H. Wells.
was most likely the daughter of Aaron Alman (Almond, Allman, etc.) of
Nancemond Co., Virginia and his first wife, Susanna Frith.
She was also the granddaughter of James Allman of
April 6, 1757.
Will of James Almand.
Leg. Son Moses: son Lewis: son Aaron, land in
Margaret was not Cherokee! In fact, she had no Native American ancestry at all.
6. Jesse Fly 4 (John 3, Jeremiah 2, William 1)
Jesse Fly was
born before 1752 and died after 1773, but just when this happened is not
known. Jesse actually does
not appear in any Northampton Co. court documents and he is mentioned
here because, according to some members of one branch of the family, a
Jesse Fly born 1789 in Northampton Co., N.C.
This Jesse is said by some to be the son of a Jesse, Sr. and was
an orphan. The younger Jesse
appears in association with John Dixon Fly in various court records in
A Charles Fly
fought in the American Revolution from
There is no
evidence to connect the above
John Fly Descendant Tree
(bef.1735 - 1791)
2. Jeremiah Fly (bef.1738 - aft.1759)
3. William Fly (bef.1741 - ca.1794)
m. Mary _______?
a. Elisha Fly, Jr. (1769 - 1840)
b. Rev. John Fly (1772 - 1855)
c. Jeremiah Fly (1774 - 1846)
4. John Fly (bef.1741 - 1804)
m. Susannah Johnson? (1747 - 1795)
a. John Dixon Fly (ca.1765 - 1813)
b. Millicent Fly (1772 - aft.1830)
c. Emelius Fly (1772 - 1831)
d. Rebekah Fly (1775 - aft.1835)
e. Enos Fly (1776 - 1855)
f. Enoch Fly (1776 - 1864)
g. Susannah Driver Fly (1794 - aft.1870)
m. Mary Hutchings?
h. Martha Roberts Fly (1796 - ?)
i. William H. Fly (1797 - 1833)
j. Elizabeth G. Fly (1803 - 1824)
5. Elisha Fly (bef.1746 - aft.1790)
m. Margaret (Peggy) Allman, 1755
a. John Allman Fly (1782 - 1858)
b. Aaron Allman Fly (1792 - aft.1860)
c. Millicent Fly (1784 - 1826)
6. Jesse Fly (bef.1752 - ca.1789)
a. Jesse Fly (1789 - 1872)
 Undated letter of Rev. Norman J. Flythe to Faith G. Flythe, with photocopy
 Dr. Stephen J.
Bradley, Jr. The Deeds of
 American Indians were to be placed in the column entitled “Number of all other free persons” in the Census of 1790.
 Letter, Norman J Flythe to Faith G. Flythe, ca. 1987
 Letter, Norman
J. Flythe to Faith G. Flythe, ca. 1988 photocopies from
"Revolutionary Pay Vouchers" (
Margaret M. An
Intermediate Short, Short Course in the Use of Some
 Letter, Norman J. Flythe to Faith G. Flythe, ca. 1988 photocopies of bonds and petitions.
 Mrs. Alvaretta
Kenan Register State
 Fly Households,
First Census of the
 Fly Households, First Census ….. pg. 75
 Northampton Co., N.C. Deed Book #10, 246
 Fly Households
First Census of the
 Letter, from Norman Flythe to Faith G. Flythe ca. 1987
 Letter from
Ralph Hill (
 David B.
Gammon, Records of
 Northampton Co., N.C. Deed Book #10, 216
 Letter, from Ralph Hill to Faith G. Flythe , ca. 1985 photocopy of bond.
 Photocopy of indenture sent to Faith G. Flythe by Rev. Norman J. Flythe 1988
 NC Archives, photocopy in Letter of Rev. Norman J. Flythe 1988 to Faith G. Flythe
 Register, State Census…., 113
 Fly Households First Census….., 75
 Letter, from
Norman J. Flythe to Faith G. Flythe ca. 1988, photocopy of
 Northampton Co., N.C. Deed Book 11, 17
 Northampton Co., N.C. Deed Book 10, p. 132
 Letter, from Norman Flythe to Faith G. Flythe, ca. 1986
 Letter, from Norman Flythe to Faith G. Flythe, ca. 1986
 Letter, from
Norman Flythe to Faith G. Flythe, ca. 1985 Fly Households, 1800
 Letter, from Norman Flythe to Faith G. Flythe ca. 1987
 ibid., photocopy of summons
 Letter of Norman J. Flythe to Faith G. Flythe, 1987
 Register, State Census…, 113
 Fly Households, First Census…., 75
 Letter, from Norman Flythe to Faith G. Flythe ca. 1987. Fly Households, Federal Census 1800…
Fly Households, 1850
 Letter, from
Norman J. Flythe to Faith G. Flythe, ca. 1987 photocopy from
 A next friend was a type of guardian who could act as a plaintiff in court for underage children.
 Blanche Adams
Chapman, Wills and
 E-mail attachment from Walter B. Fly to Faith G. Flythe, 1999 Photo of Tombstone taken by Walter B. Fly