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95. Thomas FLYNN59,117 was born in 1818 in North Carolina.59,60

There are two Thomas Flynns of the same age (31, both born in NC) in this Census. One listed here with a family, the other listed with Thomas' brother William. Either there are two and for some reason, Thomas was counted twice.


Hall shows Thomas born in 1830 - if he was then this isn't the right Thomas married to Amelia McDonald.

1840 Census. Greene Co IN
Thomas Flinn, 1m age 20-30. 1f age 20-30.

The Flinn book states that Thomas married "Permelia"; the online marriage record says "Permetia". There's no other marriage record for Thomas. A deed of 18 Nov 1852, gives her name as Sidney Amelia Flinn. The 1850 Census has Sydney A. Either she married as Amelia and the name was misread or Thomas married twice. I believe it's the same lady.

1860 Census. Richland Twp, Greene Co IN Hh 1009
Thomas Flynn, age 40, b. NC. Permelia, age 42, b. Ohio
Children b. IN: Sebastian, age 17. Erastus M. 14. Thomas M. 13, Melvina, 10.
They seem to be running the County Poor House - "poor house" written in the margin. There are 12 residents, all ages, with various conditions:
William Native, age 75, deaf & dumb
Polly Native, age 78, deaf & dumb
Joseph Fields, age 36, pauper
Rebecca Hensley, age 28, pauper
Polly Martindale, age 30, insane
Polly Hicks, age 30, insane
Elizabeth Hicks, age 26, insane
Levi Beasley, age 20, insane
Malinda Procter, age 48, pauper
Lucinda Streets, age 23, blind
Josiah Freeman, age 5, pauper
Ruth Freeman, age 8, pauper

Thomas's brother Josiah Jr. is living in the next residence.

Thomas FLYNN and Sidney Amelia MCDONALD were married on 24 December 1838 in Greene County, Indiana.59,118 Sidney Amelia MCDONALD, daughter of Joseph MCDONALD and Permilia [MCDONALD], was born in 1815 in Ohio.59

Thomas FLYNN and Sidney Amelia MCDONALD had the following children:

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i.

Sebastian T. FLYNN was born in 1842 in Indiana.59

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Erastus M. FLYNN was born in 1844 in Indiana.59

210

iii.

Thomas M. FLYNN was born in 1847 in Indiana.59

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Melvina FLYNN was born in 1849 in Indiana.59