Okay, here's my latest on Elijah Flandreau of New Rochelle and Elijah P. Flandreau of Brooklyn.
In my census research, Elijah Flandreau of New Rochelle appears in the 1850, 1860, 1870, and 1880 census with his wife Ellen. His children are Augusta, Emma, John, Theodore S, and Julia M.
The 1840 census of New York City’s 13th ward lists Elijah Flandro as head of a family of seven (one male and one female between 30 and 39, one male 15-19, two females 10-14, one male 5-9, and one male under 5). The family had one person employed in manufacture or trades. As listed elswhere, Elijah Flandrau the cooper appears in New York City directories from 1842 to 1851. Elijah P. Flandreau the cooper appears in New York City directories in 1869 and in 1889. Chris lists Elijah's children as August, Anna, Lola, and Mamie.
I'm fairly sure that these two Elijahs are two different men. However, I do have a possibility to add for Elijah P. Flandreau. Chris mentioned to me that one of Elijah P. Flandreau's four daughters was Lola Palter Flandreau. There's a Lola Potter who married Peter Flandreau of Eastchester, New York. She and her husband are buried in Eastchester with at least two of their children -- one that died young, and William who died in 1899. I believe that Lola lived with a son Henry(?) in Eastchester in 1870, after the death of her husband.
Could Elijah's daughter Lola P. Flandreau be named for this Lola Potter Flandreau? The 1830 census for Peter and Lola's family lists two boys born between 1826 and 1830. They are not already connected to other individuals (one of them may be the aforementioned Henry). It is therefore possible that Elijah P. Flandreau is one of these two boys.
A logical next step would be to see if Peter Flandreau of Eastchester left a will or other legal documentation of his children. Some descendants of Peter's other children might be able to help. I know I drew some information on Peter's descendants from:
which is still a working link as of this posting. I think Kristen Flandro has some info on this fmaily as well.
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