Mary Cordelia D. Flynt


Personal and Family Information

Mary was born on 19 Oct 1848 in Desoto County, Mississippi, the daughter of Fountain F Flynt and Mary E. R. Penn.

She died on 3 May 1926 in Amarillo, Potter County, Texas.

Her husband was George K Whitcomb, who she married in 1866 in Woodruff County, Arkansas. Their three known children were Luie C. (1868-1869), Hugh Flynt (1881-1933) and Addie R. (1879-1960).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Mary Cordelia D. Flynt


Fountain F Flynt


Richard 5 Flynt


Richard 4 Flynt


Sally Martin


Eleanor Clayton


John Sr Clayton


Charity Banner


Mary E. R. Penn


Phillip Penn


Louisa Brisco



Birth19 OCT 1848
Place: Desoto County, Mississippi
Type: 1850 census Miss
Death3 MAY 1926
Place: Amarillo, Potter County, Texas
Address: Texas Death Cert -Mary Cordelia Whitcomb, widow names father Fountain Flynt and mother Mary E Penn
DeathCert-Whitcomb, Mary Cordelia Flynt

Census18 OCT 1850
Place: Mississippi
Age: 1 born Miss
Address: dwelling 470, family 470
Agency: 1850 census Mississippi
See Note 2
Census9 JUN 1870
Place: Woodruff County, Arkansas
Age: 21
Address: Augusta, dwelling 78, family 62 Whitcomb, Geo K age 31 mw , carpenter $400, $150 born Va __ Delia age 21, fw keeping house $100, $100 born Ark with one servant and one apprentice
Census3 JUN 1880
Place: Woodruff County, Arkansas
Address: Augusta, dwelling 85, family 91 Whitcomb, Geo K. Wm age 41 married born Va, f&m Va — Delia, wf age 30, wife married, keeping house, born Miss, F&m Tenn — Buelah, wf age 8 daughter single at school born Ark __ Harry wm age 4 son single born Ark — Addie wf age 2 daughter single born Ark and one servant
Census12 JUN 1900
Place: Amarillo, Potter County, Texas
Age: 51
Address: dwelling 237 family 237 Whitcomb George K, head wm born Mar 1834, age 66 married 33 yrs, born Virginia, f Maryland, m Virginia — M C. wife wf born Oct 1848 age 51 married 33 yrs, mother of 6, 5 living, born Miss, f &m Tenn — Hugh, son wm born April 1881 age 19 single, born Ark v Va m Miss — Guy son, wm born June 1882 age 17 single born Ark f Va m Miss — Addie, daughter wf born May 1880 age 20 single born Ark f Va m Miss Vaughn, A E. sister in law, wf born Sept 1851 age 48, widow, born Miss, f &m Tenn
Census21 APR 1910
Place: Amarillo, Potter County, Texas
Age: 61
Address: House 509 Filmore Street, dwelling 134, family 150 Whitcomb, Mary C, head fw age 61, widow, mother of 6, 5 living born Miss, f & m Tenn __ Addie A, daughter fw age 30 single born Arkansas, f Virginia m Miss __ Hugh F , son mw age 29 single, born Arkansas f West Virginia m Miss Vaughn, Annie E, sister, fw age 58 widow, mother of 1, 0 living born Miss, f Tenn m Miss
Burial3 MAY 1926
Place: Amarillo, Randall County, Texas
Address: Mary Cordelia Whitcomb, Llano Cemetery, section 5, lot 23 space 2 wife of George K Whitcomb 1834-1906 findagrave 16538642 links to husband and 6 children
Probate12 MAR 1866
Place: Woodruff County, Arkansas
Address: drawer 3, folio 17, roll 27
Woodruff County Loose Probate Records Flynt, Mary C and Eugenia
Source: Woodruff County Loose Probate Records Flynt, Mary C and Eugenia
Authors: Woodruff County Arkansas
Date: 12 MAR 1866

Other Event21 JAN 1861
Place: Jackson County, Arkansas
Type: Probate
Address: From the Stream of History, Vol X, July 1972 No 3. Jackson County Historical SocietyInventory of Probate Papers of Jackson County Arkansas, Box 137, Circuit Clerk Office
Cause: Probate of grandfather Richard Flynt estate
See Note 3


DeathCert - ...


Note 1

Chandler's Arkansas Brigade (Potter Co, TX Confederate Service Records)


From Confederate Veteran Magazine:

Unit:1st Ark.Cav., 1st Lieutenant--Confederate Veteran Magazine:v.15,p.179- Text:DEATHS IN THE W. B. PLEMONS CAMP, AMARILLO, TEX.[Reports by committees on several deaths in the Camp.]- George Keenan Whitcomb, of W. B. Plemons Camp, answered to the "last roll" at his home, in Amarillo, Tex., August 23, 1906. He was born in Keenan, W. Va., March 29, 1834, and his parents moved to Union, W. Va., in his childhood. In 1854 he moved to Augusta, Ark. At the call of his country he was the first volunteer, joining the 1st Arkansas Cavalry. He was promoted through merit to first lieutenant, and served throughout the war. Returning to his home in 1865, he engaged in the furniture and undertaking business until 1890. He was married to Miss Cordelia Flynt, of Augusta, Ark., in 1866, and in 1867 united with the First Presbyterian Church of that city, serving many years as deacon. In 1890 he moved his family to Texas, and cast his lot with the then frontier town of Amarillo, and was one of the few who braved the trials and helped to make it the beautiful city it now is. Comrade Whitcomb was a faithful Church member and a devoted Christian, and for the past eight years had been a ruling elder of the First Presbyterian Church of Amarillo, Tex. He was also a Mason of long and high standing. He had been in feeble health for more than a year. He leaves a devoted wife and five children.

findagrave MEMORIAL ID 16538638

child Luie C Whitcomb 1868-1869 buried Augusta.

Note 2

1850 Marshall County Mississippi

Fountain Flint, age 32 male, farmer, $600 real estate, born Tenn,

Mary Flint, age 22 female, born Tenn

L. E. C. Flint, age 5 , female, born Miss

Mary C.D. Flint, age 1 female born Miss

Note 3

Flynt, Richard.

Bond of Mary E. Flynt, 1-21-1861 as guardian of Louisa E.C.Eugene and Cordelia Flynt of Jackson Co. Minors, heirs of Richard Flynt, dec, of Hardeman Co. Tenn in right of their father Fountain F Flynt, dec.


  1. Woodruff County Loose Probate Records Flynt, Mary C and Eugenia
    Source: Woodruff County Loose Probate Records Flynt, Mary C and Eugenia
    Authors: Woodruff County Arkansas
    Date: 12 MAR 1866