Stephen Clayton Flynt

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Personal and Family Information

Stephen was born on 7 JUL 1808 in Giles County, Tennessee, the son of Richard 5 Flynt and Eleanor Clayton.[Note 5]

He died on 10 NOV 1869 in Pulaski County, Arkansas.[Note 6]

His wife was Elizabeth Malinda Hall, who he married in ABT 1836 in Maybe Fayetteville, Tennessee. Their six known children were Harriet Ellen (1838-1864), George R (1840-1847), Richard Milton (1842-1898), Caroline F (1845-<1869), Emma Venvilla (1847-1924) and John R (1849-1850).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


 

Stephen Clayton Flynt
(1808-1869)

 

Richard 5 Flynt
(1779-1844)

 

Richard 4 Flynt
(c1750-c1781)

 

Richard 3 Flynt
(1720-1792)

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Ann Perry
(-c1751)

 
   

Sally Martin
(-1824)

   
 
 
     
 
 
   

Eleanor Clayton
(1787-1839)

 

John Sr Clayton
(1759-1801)

 

Stephen Clayton
(1735-1819)

 
   

Mary Dennum
(1736-1821)

 
   

Charity Banner
(1764-1817)

   
 
 
     
 
 

Events

EventDateDetailsSourceMultimediaNotes
Birth7 JUL 1808
Place: Giles County, Tennessee
Address: Obits of father and mother place them in Giles County Tenn shorty after their marriage in Sept 1807 Stokes NC
See Note 5
Death10 NOV 1869
Place: Pulaski County, Arkansas
Age: 61 yr 4 mo 6 days
Address: Lincoln County Tennessee Pioneers, Vol XVI No. 1 January 1987, Page 18 November 25, 1869 Died: Near Brownsville, Ark., Thursday, 11th, Inst. of Pneumonia, Stephen C. Flynt, aged 61 years, 4 months, and 6 days, formerly of Lincoln County, Tennessee.
Cause: Inst. of Pneumonia
See Note 6
Census1840
Place: Lincoln County, Tennessee
Address: 1840 Census, Lincoln County, Tennessee. dist 8, Ancestry.com images 71 and 72 of 204 Engineer. Elizabeth & Tarpley nearby
Census, Flynt Richard, search 1790-1840
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See Note 7
Census9 SEP 1850
Place: Lincoln County, Tennessee
Age: 41
Address: Dist 9, 9 Sept 1850, family # 230 Farmer with wife and 3 children, maybe sister in law George and Harriet Hall family 229 -maybe parents of Elizabeth, note 6 yr old Caroline.
Census 1850 Tennessee, Hardeman, Lincoln, and Fayette Counties
Source: Census 1850 Tennessee, Hardeman, Lincoln, and Fayette Counties
Authors: US Federal Census
Date: SEP 1850
Publisher: ancestry.com

See Note 8
Census24 AUG 1860
Place: Lincoln County, Tennessee
Age: 53
Address: Dist 11, dwelling 1238, page 162 with wife, son and two daughters
Cause: 1860 Census
Census 1860 Tennessee, Lincoln County
Source: Census 1860 Tennessee, Lincoln County
Authors: US Federal Census
Date: FROM JUL 1860 TO AUG 1860
Publisher: ancestry,com

Probate1870
Place: Pulaski County, Arkansas
Age: 60
Type: Loose File
Address: Flynt, Stephen C Probate in loose record file at History Commission
Cause: Probated without a will
Probate - Flynt, Stephen C
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Other Event1844
Place: Hardeman County, Tennessee
Type: Will
Address: Recorded 18 Sept 1844, Richard Flynt Will Recorded 18 Sept 1844. names son Stephen and 7 siblings copy rec'd 11/28/97 from Hardeman County Clerk
Will - Flynt, Richard 1844
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See Note 9

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Notes

Note 1

Lincoln County Tennessee Pioneers, Vol XVI No. 1 January 1987, Page 18

November 25, 1869

Died: Near Brownsville, Ark., Thursday, 11th, Inst. of Pneumonia, Stephen C. Flynt, aged 61 years, 4 months, and 6 days, formerly of Lincoln County, Tennessee.

Vol XVI No. 2 June 1987, Page 54

October 13, 1870

Tribute of Respect: A stated meeting of Brownsville Lodge No. 51 was held at the Lodge Room in the town of Brownsville, county of Prairie, on the 16th day of April 1870, A.L. 5870, and the following resolutions were adopted: whereas in the inscrutable wisdom of God, our worthy brother Stephen C. Flynt was taken from us by death November 10, 1869.

per Kathy James 12/21/07

Tributes of Respect from the Daily Gazette (a Little Rock newspaper) on Saturday, September 24, 1870; A stated meeting of Brownsville Lodge, No. 51, was held in the town of Brownsville, Arkansas, on the 16th day of April, A.D. 1870, when the following resolutions were adopted: Whereas, In the inscrutable wisdom of God our worthy brother Stephen C Flynt, was taken from us by death, November 10,1869; and Whereas, we wish to do honor to the memory of one so dear to us by the ties of our ___________. Resolved, That in the death of our brother, Brownville Lodge has lost a member who worthily wore the badge of a mason, and society one of her best citizens; that while we cannot penetrate the mysterious Providence which has called from our paternal circle one so well calculated to exhibit and carry out the beloved landmarks of our order, we bow with humble submission, knowing that He who did so, is too wise to err and too good to do wrong. Resolved, That owing to the inclemency of the weather, we regret that the funeral obsequies peculiar to our order could not be attended to ; that we deeply sympathize with the family of the decreased, tendering them our heartfelt condolence in their sore bereavement, and directing them to Him who alone can heal the sorrows to which frail mortality is heir. Resolved , that we wear the usual badge of mourning for thirty days; that a copy of these resolutions be spread upon the minutes, one sent of the family of the decreased, one to the Little Rock Gazette and one of the Fayetteville Observer, Fayetteville, Tenn. At the bottom are the names James Robinson, E.E. Dismukes, W.C. Warren----Committee. 24 Sept 1870

Note 2

Niece Lou E Flynt named in 1861 probate bond in Jackson county and buried 1866 in Augusta, Woodruff County.

The bond named sister in law Mary E as guardian of her two children.

Woodruff County created in1862 and include southern part of Jackson county..

Timeline for Stephen and niece Lou makes possible they could have been together from 1861 to 1866 near present day Augusta. Note those were the years of the civil war, nothing to indicate Stephen served in military.

Note 3

Hall, Whitaker connection to SC Flynt in Lincoln Cty Tenn :

1850 census has Mary Whitaker with Stephen and Elizabeth,

One guess that Mary is sister to Elizabeth and hence the surname Whitaker.

However, might be better to guess that George Hall age 70 and Hammet E Hall age 61 in next dwelling, could be parents of Elizabeth.

1860 census Elizabeth, Stephen, and children are with 80 yr old George Hall, also possible family connection. 17 yr old Caroline was age 6 and with George and Hammet Hall in 1850 census, not likely child of Elizabeth and Stephen.

also consider Find A Grave Memorial# 80803014 Elizabeth Flynt Birth:  Jul. 1, 1840 Death:  Dec. 23, 1868

Family links:  Children: John P Flynt (1867 - 1868)* *Calculated relationship Find A Grave Memorial# 82164390

 Inscription: Aged 28 Y, 1M, 6d

both Burials: Buchanan - US 431 N , Lincoln County, Tennessee,

George Hall 1780-1862 buried Hall Cemetery, Lincoln County, Tn Find A Grave Memorial# 104672204

Also in Hall Cemetery George R Flynt Birth:  Jul. 19, 1840

Death:  Feb. 2, 1847 Belleview (Lincoln County) Lincoln County Tennessee

Son of S.C. and E. M. Flynt   Burial: Hall Cemetery , Lincoln County, Tennessee

Find A Grave Memorial# 104672160

Also in Hall Cemetery John R Flynt Birth:  Jun. 4, 1849

Death: Mar. 9, 1850 Belleview (Lincoln County) Lincoln County, Tennessee, USA

Son of S.C. and E.M. Flynt  Burial: Hall Cemetery Lincoln County Tennessee, USA

Find A Grave Memorial# 104672182

Becky Merritt merritt3755@comcast.net Jan 5,2015

Kathy: Many Thanks!!! If you should happen to run into any info on Ben or Emily Flynt Alexander, please keep me in mind. Would you happen to know what the V stands for in Emily V Flynt?  I have it as Venvilla, but I don't remember where I got that from.....  I have  a few new pieces of Flynt  information on my Tree that I am excited about.  Many thanks to updated info provided by someone else on Find a Grave for George Hall,  I found a Lincoln Co Will abstract for George Hall, which includes a daughter  Elizabeth Malinda Flynt and other siblings.  That has got to be her. (this may not be new info to you, but it is to me)  I have sent off for  a copy of the Will and will share  it with you & Arthur when  I get it....  I found some small newspaper death notices for Elizabeth M Flynt and Stephen C Flynt  which provide date and location of death (Brownsville, AR)   They died a month apart of pneumonia...how sad...but  I get excited about every new detail, even if it is sad news.....these news articles are posted on my Tree. Will be happy to send you copies, etc, just let me know. ... As time goes on, new information  & documents continue to trickle in.. I remain hopeful to find out more about our mysterious Hammett Flynt, whose 1856 Nashville photograph I keep  in my fire proof safe (which I never lock, but I obtained for the  purpose of keeping old photos)....I love the Tennessee Library and State Archives!!! My gosh , it is amazing. It is 15 minutes from my home and open on Saturday, so I have no excuse not to go. If you need something there, let me know.  I am still a novice, but the people who work there are so helpful, and the on-line TSLA catalog allows me to "shop" before I arrive, so I go straight to what I came to find. I am so impressed with Tennessee Archives!! Tennessee is the state in which more of my ancestors moved through on their way to some place else. Goodness. I am in a good place!

Note 4

Death Notice in the Fayetteville (TN) Observer newspaper on Nov 11 1869. It states that Mrs. Elizabeth M Flynt, wife of Stephen C Flynt, formerly of Lincoln county, TN, died of pneumonia near Brownsville, AR on Tuesday, 26th (Oct 1869) Note, her husband died of pneumonia about 2 weeks later.

Death Notice in the Fayetteville Observer (TN) on November 25, 1869. It states that Stephen C Flynt died of pneumonia near Brownsville, Arkansas on Thursday the 11th at age 61 years, 4 months and 6 days. He was formerly of Lincoln County, TN. His wife's death notice in the same paper was 2 weeks earlier. She also died of pneumonia.

Becky Merritt http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/41746367/person/19927370072/fact/255269884963

Note 5

Lincoln County Tennessee Pioneers

Vol XVI No. 1 January 1987

Page 18

November 25, 1869

Died: Near Brownsville, Ark., Thursday, 11th, Inst. of Pneumonia, Stephen C. Flynt, aged 61 years, 4 months, and 6 days, formerly of Lincoln County, Tennessee.

Vol XVI No. 2 June 1987

Page 54

October 13, 1870

Tribute of Respect: A stated meeting of Brownsville Lodge No. 51 was held at the Lodge Room in the town of Brownsville, county of Prairie, on the 16th day of April 1870, A.L. 5870, and the following resolutions were adopted: whereas in the inscrutable wisdom of God, our worthy brother Stephen C. Flynt was taken from us by death November 10, 1869.

Note 6

Lincoln County Tennessee Pioneers

Vol XVI No. 1 January 1987

Page 18

November 25, 1869

Died: Near Brownsville, Ark., Thursday, 11th, Inst. of Pneumonia, Stephen C. Flynt, aged 61 years, 4 months, and 6 days, formerly of Lincoln County, Tennessee.

Vol XVI No. 2 June 1987

Page 54

October 13, 1870

Tribute of Respect: A stated meeting of Brownsville Lodge No. 51 was held at the Lodge Room in the town of Brownsville, county of Prairie, on the 16th day of April 1870, A.L. 5870, and the following resolutions were adopted: whereas in the inscrutable wisdom of God, our worthy brother Stephen C. Flynt was taken from us by death November 10, 1869.

Note 7

dist 8 Stephen C Flynt

Males 1 bet 15-20, 4 bet 20-30, 3 bet 30-40

Females: 1 under 5, 1 bet 15-20 and 1 bet 20-30

Slaves, Males: 5 under 10, 2 10thru23, 2 24thru 35

Females 4 under 10, 1 10thru23, 2 24thru35

Total all persons, free, colored & slaves 27

Manufacture and trade 6

persons employed in learned professional Engineers 1

Free white persons under 20 - 3

Free white persons 20thru49 8

total free white persons 11

total all persons 27

Peter Ferguson two lines above Stephen C Flynt

Lincoln County Dist 12 Elizabeth Flynt

Free white persons, males 20thru29 -1, male 30thru30-3

females50thur59 - 1

Slaves males under 10-3,males 10-23-1, male 24thru 35-1, males 36thru54-1

females under 10-3, females 24thru35-2,

total all persons free white, free colored, slaves -16

persons employed in agri 8

persons employed in manufature and trade 1

Free white person 20thru 49 - 4

total free white person 5

total slaves 11

total all persons 16

Note 8

Caroline Flynt probably is daughter of Stephen C and Elizabeth

1860 census at age 17, she is with them between Richard an Emily, dwelling of George Hall age 80

1850 census, is she with next to them with grandparents? Hall?

if so in 1850, then is Elizabeth age 7 also a daughter of Stephen C and Elizabeth?

Caroline marriage to SH Barrow in 1862 was in home of father S.C. Flynt, Prairie County, Arkansas.

George Hall 1780-1862 buried Hall Cemetery, Lincoln County, Tn Find A Grave Memorial# 104672204

Also in Hall Cemetery George R Flynt Birth:  Jul. 19, 1840

Death:  Feb. 2, 1847 Belleview (Lincoln County) Lincoln County Tennessee

Son of S.C. and E. M. Flynt 

 Burial: Hall Cemetery , Lincoln County, Tennessee

Find A Grave Memorial# 104672160

Note 9

Will Richard Flynt 1844

Item 2nd. My wish and desire is that my son Stephen C Flynt and my daughter Sarah V. Ferguson xxxx xxxxxthe property xxxxx grown by Mr Consetting of four hundred & fifty dollars in cash. Cow & calf Bill & furniture each.

Item4th............,and other property willed to my older children that have left the family.

Item 7th I do hereby numerate and appoint my son in law Joel Ferguson & my son Joseph B Flynt-my true and lawful Executers to dispose of my property as above denoted. My wish is that they take charge of and retain in their possession the property of my two grand children until they become of age.

Sources

  1. Census 1850 Tennessee, Hardeman, Lincoln, and Fayette Counties
    Source: Census 1850 Tennessee, Hardeman, Lincoln, and Fayette Counties
    Authors: US Federal Census
    Date: SEP 1850
    Publisher: ancestry.com
  2. Census 1860 Tennessee, Lincoln County
    Source: Census 1860 Tennessee, Lincoln County
    Authors: US Federal Census
    Date: FROM JUL 1860 TO AUG 1860
    Publisher: ancestry,com