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Re: Samuel Flake b, 1740 Anson, NC
Posted by: Wm. F. Joiner Date: February 19, 2001 at 18:56:18
In Reply to: Re: Sanuel Flake b, 1740 Anson, NC by Jay Stein of 536


Thank you for lending some credence to my ramblings.

I have been collecting "bits and pieces" of genealogical information for at least 50 years. When I began, I didn't know the value of "documentation"; consequently, I don't always know the source of my "bits and pieces". When I retired and started organizing my information, I had four large boxes full of "bits and pieces". Those that relate to Samuel FLAKE are summarized in my posting (#179) to the Flake Family Genealogical Forum; although mostly undocumented, I believe the information to be basically correct.

Osmer D. FLAKE, who is primarily responsible for the FLAKE family stories in W. A. SMITH's Family Tree Book, visited in our home several times. Cousin Osmer told, me and my father, of some of the difficulties that he had encountered (i.e.: relying on "family tradition") in compiling the FLAKE portion of the Family Tree Book. I highly value my copy of the book; however, I don't have much confidence in Cousin Osmer's stories that are based on "family tradition". Julia Flake BURNS' information on the descendants of Samuel FLAKE, that is contained in the book, is probably reasonably correct.

I believe that if and when a connection is made between Samuel FLAKE and Robert FLAKE (of Isle of Wight, VA) that the connection will be found in Isle of Wight, ENG.

I also believe that the information that you have found in the Granville/Orange areas of NC pertains to our Samuel FLAKE. I also believe that the Thomas FLAKE that was with Samuel FLAKE in several places might have been Samuel's brother; hence, the many occurrences of the given name Thomas in the FLAKE family.

Thanks and good hunting,

Wm. Flake Joiner

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