20. Josiah FLYNN11,17,18 was born in 1797 in Surry County, North Carolina.18,44 He died in 1865 at the age of 68 in Koleen, Greene County, Indiana.18
Hall backs his birthdate up to 1795 - but that's the year Zadock was born. I'll compromise and say he was born about 1797.
NC Marriage Bond: Josiah Flin to Caty Moser, 12 Feb 1817, Stokes Co. Thomas Flyn, bondsman. Wit: M.W.B. Armstrong.
Flinn book says moved to Greene Co IN in Nov, 1830.
1830 Morgan Co IL Census, p.65; Reel #24 B'ham Library: Josiah Flynn 1m -5; 1m 30-40; 1f -5; 1f 5-10; 1f 20-30. [the description does not fit this family]
Found with most members of his family in Greene Co IN in 1850.
The Flinn & Hall books give a daughter Milly born in NC in 1818 and married to Israel Long on 14 Mar 1836. The marriage record does exist. However, in the 1850 Census is Israel Long and his wife is Pamelia [Milly could work as a nickname] born in 1816 in NC, making her a bit old to be a child of Josiah & Catherine who married in 1817. The oldest child is 11 and there is no significant gap between children to suggest a 2nd wife for Israel Long. The apparent daughter of Josiah & Catherine named Catherine, age 13, living at home in 1850 was omitted from the Flinn book but included by Hall.
Possible Black Hawk War Service. A Josiah Flinn is listed as a Private on the Muster Roll of Capt. Julius L. Barnsback's Company of Mounted Volunteers, commanded by Brig. Gen. Samuel Whitesides, mustered into service at Beardstown, Illinois, on 28th Apr 1832. 120 miles from the place of enrollment. Enrollment was at Edwardsville, which is in Madison Co, IL.
John J. Hardin was the Inspector and Mustering Officer that countersigned the muster roll. It is said to be in his handwriting.
Another roll made out on May 28 gives the place of the muster-out to the place of enrollment as 284 miles. A property roll, dated 27 Apr at Beardstown also exists. Both of these rolls list Joseph Flinn, rather than Josiah Flynn. As Josiah was most likely in Morgan Co along with his brother Zadock, this may well be a different man.
The Black Hawk War 1831-1832, Vol I, Illinois Volunteers; compiled and edited by Ellen M. Whitney, Illinois State Historical Library, Vol. XXXV, Springfield, 1970, p. 130-132
An Armisted Flynn also lived in Greene Co - or at least he married there on 4 Jul 1844 to Angeline Lewis. This was the same day of the marriage of Mary Ann Flinn to Chrisman Lewis. The possibility of children from a different Flynn/Flinn family should be considered. The author of the Flinn book thought perhaps Josiah's brother George had an earlier marriage with a child/children. This would seem to fit.
1840 Census. Greene Co IN
Josiah Flinn, 1m -5 [Preston], 1m 5-10 [Josiah Jr], 1m 10-15 [Squire], 1m 15-20 [Exmon], 1m 40-50 [Josiah]. 1f -5 [Catherine], 2f 10-15 [Charity & Mary], 1f 40-50 [Catherine]
The census of 1840 has not been arranged alphabetically, but all in succession are George Flinn [Josiah's brother?], Thomas Flinn [son of Josiah], Israel Long [Josiah's son-in-law], William Flinn [2nd son of Josiah], and Josiah himself.
1850 Census, Greene Co IN, Hh 93 [Hh 92 was Exmon Flyn]
Josias Flyn, Senr., age 50, farmer, b. NC. Catharine, age 45, b. NC
Children born in Indiana: Preston, age 18. Catharine age 13. and Evaline, age 11.
1860. Center Twp, Greene Co IN, Hh 765
Josiah Flynn, age 64, b. NC. Catherine, age 60, b. NC
Evaline, age 18, b. IN
Josiah and Catherine buried at Robinson, IN
Josiah FLYNN and Catherine MOSER were married on 12 February 1817 in Stokes County, North Carolina.17,45 Catherine MOSER was born about 1800 in North Carolina.45,46 She died in 1869 at the age of 69 in Greene County, Indiana.18
Age was given as "45" in the 1850 Census which would make her about 12 when married. Not likely. By 1860, she had aged 15 years which is plausible.
Josiah FLYNN and Catherine MOSER had the following children: