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Elder James Flandreau
Posted by: Peter Gunn Date: December 04, 2000 at 08:43:44
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I'm trying to make some sense of Elder James Flandreau, a baptist clergyman from New Rochelle.

See:
http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=flandrx-seeker&id=I473

At any rate, I need some help sorting him out, and I'm wondering if anyone out there has come across other information on him.

I have the following census records:

1850 census of New Rochelle, Westchester County, New York, page 167 [p333]:
House 97, Family 121
James Flandreau, 69, male, Baptist Clergyman, born in New York
Elizabeth Flandreau, 71, female, born in Delaware
Francis A. Brower, 15, female

1860 census of New Rochelle, Westchester County, New York, page 381:
dwelling 2532, family 2892
James Flandrow, 79, male, Baptist Clergyman, $1000 in real estate, $100 in personal property, born in New York
Rachel Flandrow, 86, female, born in New York
Elizabeth Flandrow, 37, female, born in New York
Jane Hutchinson, 77, female, $100 in personal property, born in New York
Samuel Hutchinson, 50, male, Painter, born in New York

I also have these mentions in Fuller's "Lives Well Spent" an indexing of nineteenth century death notices in the Eastern State Journal:

22 June 1860: Flandreau, Henrietta, youngest dau. of elder James and Rachel Flandreau. Died, in Mount Vernon, June 17, 1860, age ab. 37.

13 June 1862: Flandrow, James, Sr. Died, in New Rochelle, June 8, 1862, age 81.

Oh, and there's a mention in Scharf's History of Westchester County, Vol. 2, page 559, published 1886:
"In 1830 a Baptist Church was erected in the lower part of Lewisboro, near the present residence of Aaron O. Wakeman, by Walker Wakeman, Asa Raymond, Amos Northrop and others. Rev. Ebenezer Raymond preached in this house for a number of years. Other ministers who supplied the pupit there were Elder Flandreau, of New Rochelle; Elder Goldsmith, of Guilford, Conn.; and Rev. Mr. Card, of Cross River. Elder Hobby, of Cross River, was the last. In 1870 the church was taken down and the material removed."

I'm stumped by James -- maybe someone else has more to add...


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