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16. Hezekiah FLYNN6,14,27 was born (date unknown).

A date of approximately 1757 is seen for the birth of Hezekiah - he didn't marry until 1789. I suspect he was at least younger the Laughlin; perhaps not born until about 1765 or later.

Marriage Bond. Hezekiah Flynn to Mary Elliott on 23 Feb 1789 in Surry Co NC. George Flynn was Bondsman.
DAR Application states that the marriage to Mary Elliott was Hezekiah's 2nd marriage - I think it more likely it was his first. [it was her second marriage]

Guestbook on my webpage:
Shirley Choplin <> 2002-02-10
Hezekiah Flinn abt 1757 is my gggg Grandfather. He was the father of Thomas W. Flinn, father of Hezekiah Flinn about 1811, father of my gg grandmother Permelia "Mealie" Flinn/Flynn married to Sidney T. Butner, father of William O. Butner, Father of my mother, Ruth Butner Lawson. My name is Shirley Lawson Choplin, in North Carolina
[Doesn't repond to inquiries]

Another version:
Hezekiah Flinn, b. (unknown) in NC, d 1808, married Elizabeth Capps (actually CASSA, not Capps), 25 Jul 1797, Knox Co Tenn. Their children were: Abraham, b. app 1798, Martin, app 1802, and Rhoda Flinn, b app 1806. [A marriage at age 40 would seem to be rather late. A third marriage? Is this a grandchild rather than a child of Thomas? Someone else all together? ]

Note: FamilySearch maintains a 4th child born to Hezekiah & Elizabeth Cassa - Rev. William Riley Flinn, born June 1810 in Blount Co TN, died 1887 in Georgia. IF William was a son, it is likely he was born after the death of Hezekiah. William's story is on FindAGrave, Memorial# 89623848, obviously well researched. I'm not at all sure this man was a son of Hezekiah and the FindAGrave page names no parents.

FAR FLUNG FLINNS may have the answer to the above puzzle. The book says that Hezekiah did marry Mary Lakey Elliott in Surry Co but that in the 1800 census Mary is shown alone. Hezekiah having abandoned her and gone West, marrying Elizabeth Capps (sic - CASSA) in Tennessee. Checking this census only increased my confusion. Mary Flinn is listed with 2 boys & 1 girl under age 10 [born bet 1790-1800], 2 boys & 1 girl age 10-16, 2 boys & 1 girl age 16-26, and herself as 26-45. This is a lot of children, especially with 3 under age 10, if Hezekiah left her and married Elizabeth Cassa by 1797, and Mary & Hezekiah had married in 1789. The three under 10 are possible and matches the information below, but not the older children. [They could of course be her siblings, etc.] Mary was on the same page with John Flinn, p.653, Salisbury Dist of Surry, but this part of the census has been semi-alphabetized by the first letter of the last name.

I found the following records for Mary in Surry Co. In order for her to hold title to land, either she had to have been a widow, divorced, or declared femme sole - an independent woman - by the court:
Surry Co NC Deed Abstracts 1800-1803 Vol. I
Carol Leonard Snow 1995
Bk I, p.106 15 Mar 1800 Thomas Longino, exr of will of John Thomas Longino dec'd to Mary Flyn. 15£ 21a. Wit: Lakey (x) Elliott [Mary's son by her first marriage???] Ack Feb Term by sd Longino
Bk I, p.492 11 Dec 1802 State of NC to Mary Flinn. 30a #2266 On Logans Crk adj Burk. Entered 15 Jan 1802

Surry Co NC County Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions
Vol III, 1801-1804
Iris M. Harvey & Agnes M. Wells 1992
Sat 15 Aug 1801
p.34 William Thornton, Processioners, made return of tract for Mary Flynn, ordered to be recorded

1810 Census. a Mary Flynn was still in Surry Co, p.687/189
There was in her household: 1m 10-16, 2m 16-26. She was over 45.

Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2004
From: "Richard H. Elliott" <>
Subject: Flinn/Flynn Family Tree
Hi Kay,
I think we have corresponded before concerning the Poindexter family tree, but I want to give some for Flinn. Mary Elliott that married Hezekiah Flynn was her second marriage. She is the widow of Thomas Elliott who died around 1787. Mary Ann Lakey was her maiden name. She is the daughter of John Lakey and Elizabeth Manor. I have for her children under Hezekiah as James born 24 Dec 1791, Elizabeth 16 Oct 1792 and Thomas Wright about 1794. I don’t have any proof of the children, but I thought you would like the Elliott information.
Good hunting,

Hezekiah FLYNN and Mary LAKEY were married on 23 February 1789 in Surry County, North Carolina. Mary LAKEY was born (date unknown).
Surry County, North Carolina, Wills: 1771-1827; Annotated Genealogial Abstracts, by Jo White Linn, Genealogical Publishing Co, Inc., Baltimore MD, 1992; Reprinted 2007.
Book 2, p.127a Inv. of estate of Thomas Eliot decd, incl. 110 acres on N fork Forbishes Crk. Ret. by Mary Eliott, admin with John Thos. Longino, security. Rec. Nov. Ct. 1787 [Note: Surry Co. 1774 & 1775 tax lists show Thomas Ellit, 1 poll; 1782 tax list, 200 A on Forbush Creek. 1785 Surry Co tax list of Capt Carson shows Thomas Elliot with 165 acres, 1 white poll. The 1786 tax list of the same Capt shows Thomas Elliott with 160 acres, 1 wp. Benjamin Elliott with 200 A, 1 wp. 20 Jul 1801 the land was processioned for Mary Flynn, being 230 A from the land of Thomas Elliott on Forbishes Creek.
Mary married 2nd, Hezekiah Flynn, 1789.
Book 2, p.132 Return of sales of Thomas Eliott dec'd. Total L104:11:0. Rec. Feb Ct 1788

Hezekiah FLYNN and Elizabeth CASSA were married on 25 July 1797 in Knox County, Tennessee. Elizabeth CASSA was born (date unknown).