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Re: Joseph and Charity, Washington County, MD, 1700s
Posted by: Duane Boggs (ID *****6286) Date: May 19, 2010 at 10:08:11
In Reply to: Joseph and Charity, Washington County, MD, 1700s by Duane Boggs of 1673

Joseph Flint had various dealings with a neighbor by the name of John Perrin (or Perrins). A Perrin researcher has posted the following at http://web.me.com/rpday/narrative/johnsrmd.html

"The name Joseph Flint appeared in an affidavit in Pennsylvania in 1736; he was part of Cresap's gang of thugs [36]."

As background, Thomas Cresap was deeply involved in the border dispute between the colonies of Pennsylvania and Maryland in the 1730s on both sides of the Susquehanna River (modern-day Harford County, MD and York and Lancaster Counties, PA). After physical violence, and dispossession of settlers based on alleged invalid land claims, there were shootings and arrests on both sides. This border dispute ultimately led to the Mason and Dixon line.

From the details above, I infer that by 1736, Joseph Flint was probably living in the part of Baltimore County, Maryland which later became Harford County, and was an associate of Thomas Cresap. I further infer that Joseph Flint was an adult (say over age 21) as of 1736, and so likely born in or before 1715. Therefore, he would have been old enough to be the father of a daughter born as early as 1735 (that is, the Ann who married Isaac Lemasters).


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