Thursday, January 14, 2010

Robert Flint abt 1705 Susanna Bauman 1709


Whenever possible, I like to include links from experts on family lines and this site belongs to David Burton Flint, author of several books, including the historical fiction concerning this family called, "The Life and Times of Robert Flint the Pioneer" His website gave this family character, flavor, and life. Even better, he has a personal investment in getting this information out. He is one of the descendants of Alexander, Robert's 2nd son. David was kind enough to allow me to put his link here:
http://www.dbflint-colonial-wars.com/ancientflintburial.html
Note:  DEAD LINK(S)
I was just warned by Ken (see comments below) that there are dead links on this page.  I have not done research on this line since 2010.  I will do my best to fix them as I go through and replace what Google ruined when they removed all the pictures.  I am currently writing/researching another novel and working on my own family history line (this is my husband's line).
Do yourselves a favor and take a gander at what it provides. You'll enjoy reading about David's journey and ultimate find - the family graveyard. Thank you, David.
Note: If you are traveling in New York, the Cherry Valley Museum has some items that belonged to Robert Flint.

Another site concerning this area and families in the area: http://www.fortklock.com/Contents.htm

Note: Bowman’s creek was also known as Sprout Brook then Canajoharie Creek in the town of Canajoharie, New York.

Robert Flint
Born Abt 1705 New York
Parents: John Ephraim Flint (unknown mother)
Married 1) Susanna Bauman 1 Jan 1732 Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie, New York
2) Joanna Hand (lots of possible dates for marriage, the funniest one is 1832 - which is 33 years after Robert died)
Military: French and Indian War
1790 Census states Flint, Robert had the following number of people in his household:1 -Free white males over 16 years
4 -Free white males under 16 years
2-Free white females
0 -All other free persons
1-Slaves
Died 1799 Sprout Brook, Montgomery, New York
Buried Family burial ground, Sprout Brook, Montgomery, New York
Note: If you want an inspirational story about how this grave was found and how it provided the inspiration for an historical novel about this American family, please go to David Flints website
Sources
David Flint, author
1790 Census for Canajoharie County gathered from http://montgomery.nygenweb.net/canajoharie.html

Susanna Bauman
Born 27 Mar 1709 Sprout Brook, Montgomery, New York
Parents: John Adam Bauman and Susanna Catherina Dresch
Died 1792 (this has to be wrong since we know Robert's second wife, Joanna, died that same year and Robert wasn't a polygamist) Susanna's death had to be after 1742, the year Robert, their youngest son, was born.  The other option is that they are the same woman - however, in light of the birth of the last son (Isaac) taking place in 1768, when Susanna would be 59 years old, I rather doubt it.
Sources
Ancestral File

2nd Wife: Joanna Hand
Note: I included her here because her stone was so cool - the fact they used regular stones to mark the graves is both educational and a sign that someone cared enough to do it.
Born abt 1725 or later
Parents: Josiah Hand and Mary Halsey Died 1792
Buried: Family Burial Ground, Sprout Brook, Montgomery, New York Note: you can barely see it, but the date is in the upper left hand corner of the rock and her initials are on its face
Sources
David Flint, author


CHILDREN - Robert's and Susanna's

Adam Flint
Born 10 Oct 1732 Canajoharie, Montgomery, New York
Christened 23 Nov 1735 First Dutch Reformed Church, Albany, Albany, New York
Note: Father's given name spelled Robbert surname given as Flindt and mother's surname given as Flind. They used her married name, not her maiden name.Married Mary Elizabeth Horning 1766
Children: Maria, Susanna, Elizabeth, Adam, William, Margaret, Hannah
1790 Census states Flint, Adam had the following number of people in his household:
2 -Free white males over 16 years
2 -Free white males under 16 years
5 -Free white females
0 -All other free persons
*-Illegible number of Slaves
Military: Served in French and Indian War, appears on roster of Oriskany as Private
Died Before 12 Feb 1829
Source
Ancestral File
Christening: IGI Book - Call number 974.7 C4H 1906
David Flint, author
Roster of Oriskany heroes: http://www.fortklock.com/namesoriskany.htm
1790 Census for Canajoharie County gathered from http://montgomery.nygenweb.net/canajoharie.html

Elizabeth Flint
Born abt 1737 Canajoharie, Montgomery, New York
Sources
Ancestral File

Alexander Flint
Born Nov 1737 Albany, Albany, New York
Military: American Revolution, appears on roster of Oriskany as Private
Married Cornelia Van Alstyne (possibly a cousin) 1759
Children: John, Susanna, Abraham, Martin, Jacob, Robert
1790 Census states he had the following number of people in his household:
2 -Free white males over 16 years
3 -Free white males under 16 years
7 -Free white females
0 -All other free persons
0 -Slaves
Died 1810 Sprout Brook, Montgomery, New York
Buried: Family Burial Ground, Sprout Brook, Montgomery, New York
Sources
David Flint, author
Roster of Oriskany heroes: http://www.fortklock.com/namesoriskany.htm
1790 Census for Canajoharie County gathered from http://montgomery.nygenweb.net/canajoharie.html
John Flint
Born 10 Oct 1739 Albany, Albany, New York
Military: American Revolution, appears on roster of Oriskany as Private
Married 1) Catherine (Laney) Hickey abt 1760 New York
2) Susanna Bowman abt 1781
Children: Jacob, Martin, Christina, Elizabeth
Note: I only found four of ten children - perhaps the other six were from Catherine?
1790 Census states he had the following number of people in his household:
3 -Free white males over 16 years
1 -Free white males under 16 years
6 -Free white females
0 -All other free persons
0 -Slaves
Died 12 Jan 1795 Canjahorie, Montgomery, New York
Buried 14 Jan 1795 Fort Plain, Montgomery, New York
Sources
David Flint, author
Military: http://www.fortstanwixdar.com/dar/ancestors.htm#F
Roster of Oriskany heroes: http://www.fortklock.com/namesoriskany.htm
1790 Census for Canajoharie County gathered from http://montgomery.nygenweb.net/canajoharie.html
Cornelius Flint
Born 14 Oct 1741 Canajoharie, Montgomery, New York
Christened 1741 Reformed Dutch Church of Stone Arabia, Palatine, Montgomery, New York
Note: His name is spelled Corneles, his father's as Robertt and it lists Susanna Bauman NOT Joanna as his mother in the record
Married 1) Anna Bauman 11 Feb 1768 Palatine, Montgomery, New York
Children: Isaac, Robert, Peter, John, Elizabeth, Alexander, Cornelius
2) Maria Clement abt 1770 Herkimer, New York
Children: Peter
1790 Census states he had the following number of people living in his household:
3 -Free white males over 16 years
4 -Free white males under 16 years
2 -Free white females
0 -All other free persons
0 -Slaves
Military: American Revolution, appears on roster of Oriskany as Private
Died Bef Jan 1817
Sources
Christening: IGI Film 0533497 Batch C510931 dated 1740-1875
David Flint, author
Military: http://www.fortstanwixdar.com/dar/ancestors.htm#F
Roster of Oriskany heroes: http://www.fortklock.com/namesoriskany.htm
1790 Census for Canajoharie County gathered from http://montgomery.nygenweb.net/canajoharie.html
*Robert Flint
Born 12 Mar 1742 Canajoharie, Montgomery, New York
Married Deborah Buys
Note: there is an annoying variety of dates for the marriage to Deborah - everything from 1748 (he'd be six years old) to 1774. If we go by his birthdate and figure he married at 16, he'd be married somewhere around 1758 at the earliest
Children: William, Joshua, George, Samuel, James, Robert, Elizabeth, David
1790 Census states he had the following number of people in his household:
1-Free white males over 16 years
2 -Free white males under 16 years
2 -Free white females
0 -All other free persons
0 -Slaves
Military: Lieutenant in American Revolution, appears on roster of Oriskany as Private
Death 10 Nov 1802
Sources
David Flint, author
Military: http://www.fortstanwixdar.com/dar/ancestors.htm#F
Roster of Oriskany heroes: http://www.fortklock.com/namesoriskany.htm
1790 Census for Canajoharie County gathered from http://montgomery.nygenweb.net/canajoharie.html

CHILDREN - Robert and Joanna

Isaac Flint
Born May 24, 1768
Died 1837
Buried Family Burial Ground Sprout Brook, Montgomery, New York
Source
David Flint, author

4 comments:

  1. The information about Robert Flint and his family presented here is highly confusing. According to the historical fiction by David Flint, Robert Flint immigrated to America from Flintshire, Wales, met and married Joanna Bauman in 1730 and had four sons viz: Adam (1731), Alexander and Cornelius (1732-1734) and Robert (1735). There was no son John or daughter Elizabeth mentioned. All of this information is counterdicted in several other sources so it is very difficult to verify the truth.

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  2. Hello, "ew"
    I'm sorry if the information presented is confusing. I do my best (as a human) to present the information I find and I list their sources. Family History can be very confusing and contradicting, often taking years to untangle. Note that the information about Elizabeth came from Ancestral File (which is now Family Search). That is a free genealogy site and the information comes from many people, who are also human and it has no other sources. Did she exist? Good question. Where did their information come from? Likely a Family Group Sheet, but it was not listed. There is, however, an unusually large gap between Adam and Alexander. As far as John goes, I have not worked on this line since 2010 and do not recall the particulars. My suggestion, at this point, is to contact David through his website. He was very helpful and eager to tell this family's story. I'm sorry I could not have been more help.

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  3. Do any of the listed links work? What is "David Flint's" URL? Where does David Flint document his sources? The list goes on and on and on and on and on and on!

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    1. Ken,
      Sorry if you are having trouble with the links. Here is one that you could use (I checked it) http://www.authorsden.com/visit/author.asp?AuthorID=12980
      I will make a note at the top of the page letting others know there are dead links. Thanks, Michelle

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