Flint Family Genealogy Forum
I am now exploring a "modified" theory on this subject. I think it is possible, even probable, that Jospeh Flint's wife was born Charity Johnson in 1712, daughter of Daniel and Frances Johnson of Baltimore (now Harford) County, Maryland. Some researchers have referred to a court case in November 1730 in which Charity Johnson was accused of bearing a bastard child (likely in 1730). Then, in 1736, there is a record from the Prerogative Court on the final accounting of the estate of Daniel Johnson, in which a payment was made to his daughter, listed as Charity Johnson. From this, I would infer that she was still single in 1736, but could have married Joseph Flint in 1737 or thereafter (but certainly before 1747). Under this theory, Ann was born in 1730 to Charity Johnson (father unknown), and then would have been reared by her mother and step-father. She could have married Isaac Lemasters anytime between about 1748 and 1752.
Does anyone know if Joseph Flint's wife was Charity Johnson, or some other Charity? Does anyone know who Charity Johnson married (if anyone)?
This theory is based in part on the fact that Charity Johnson's sister, Hannah, had married Thomas Cresap in 1727, and Thomas Cresap and Joseph Flint seem to have had a long-standing association that might have been based on their being brothers-in-law (i.e., husbands of the Johnson sisters, Hannah and Charity).
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