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Re: Flake from London Ontario to Michigan/Mecosta Coun
Posted by: Lorene Flake Date: March 09, 2002 at 12:32:58
In Reply to: Flake from London Ontario to Michigan/Mecosta Coun by Carolyn Lessens of 536

Hi Carolyn--my name is Lorene Flake originally from a small town called Snowflake, Arizona. I am now living close to Salt Lake City, Utah. I just found this website today! I don't know if the following information will help you or not, but there is a book in the Salt Lake City genealogy library under call number 975.6753H2ac that has some information on Samuel Flake who may be related to the person you were trying to find. This book states: "Samuel came to America with a brother, Henry, who settled in New York. Samuel landed in Charleston, SC about 1720 and later located to Lilesville, where he died in 1820 at an age of over 100 years. He was married twice and the name of his first wife is not known. His second wife was called "Alcy" and is said to have been Sallie (Alcy) Harris. His will of May 5, 1802 is on file at the court house and discloses that he had nine children: (1) Mary (1748-1794) married John Smith, (2) John (3) Jordan (4) Samuel Jr. married Elizabeth (Betsy) Gilbert (5) William, went to Warren County, GA (6) Elizabeth married Steven Birmingham (7) Delilah married Hardy Hooker (8) Sarah married Joshua Talent (9) Elijah married Eliabeth Williams (10) Joseph, a patriot in the Revolutionary War, left Anson County and went Westward (11) Jemina married William Cook."
The book goes on to say: "Samuel's son Jordan (5/15/1764-8/27/1843) was a planter by occuption. His first wife was Mary Penelope Williams (10/21/1783 - 10/1/1813), the daughter of Joseph John Williams and a cousin of Elizabeth Williams who married his brother, Elijah. Their children were: (1) John Wesley (12/19/1803 - 12/26/1852) married Roxaline Dunn Bennett and had six children (2) William Cameron (4/13/1808-1 1/1856), (3) Thomas (9/13/1810 - 4/5/1850) married Loretta Ellen Henry and had nine children (4) Nancy Ann Flake (born 9/2/1806) married Charles Jordan Winfree and moved to Texas where they had eight children (5) Samuel (8/19/1805 - 9/5/1805). After his first wife died, Jordan married Faithy Elizabeth Hanna (10/27/1783 - 9/22/1841) She was said to have been fond of hunting buffalo and accompanied her husband on many hunting trips. Her will of 11/28/1833 indicates that she and Jordan had six children: (1) Jane Elvira (born 3/13/1817) married Jurden Morris and had four children (2) James Madison (born 6/22/1815) married Agnes Love Haily and had six children (3) Alcey (1/25/1819 - 4/4/1819) (4) Sarah (born 3/19/1820) married Petere P. Cox and had ten children (5) Faithy Hanna (born 2/27/1822) married James M. Flowers and had ten children (6) Francis Edward (born 1/6/1828) married Mary Knotts and had four children."

There are three more paragraphs included under item number 252 in this book that I could include but I will wait to see if they would be helpful--these paragraphs are about Jordan's son, William Cameron, who married Emaline Huntley (died 1861). The second paragraph is on James Marshall Flake (son of William Cameron) and the third paragraph is about Sarah Huntley Flake, a daughter of James Marshall Flake and Rachel Huntley.

I am a great granddaughter of James Madison Flake (8 Nov 1859), who is the son of William Jordan Flake (3 July 1839), who is the son of James Madison Flake (22 Jun 1815), who is the son of Jordan Flake (15 May 1764), who is the son of Samuel Flake (born in the early 1700--perhaps 1720 or perhaps about 20 years earlier, his birthdate has not been verified)

To my knowledge, there has not been a verification on the country where Samuel Flake and his brother Henry came from. I understand I have some Flake relatives who gave DNA samples to BYU (Brigham Young University) in Provo, Utah. From what I understand, this group at BYU is collecting DNA samples from around the world and referencing the DNA in a database to help people find their country of origin--especially for those families not able to "cross the water" from America to a families country of origin. Does anyone know any more on this DNA testing and its results?


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