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Looking for the family of James Flint of Derbeyshire, England/ Illinois/Nebraska/Kansas
Wife: Charlotte Trollope
He was born in or around 1845. His parents may be Samuel Flint and Mary Thompson OR Joseph Flint and Ellen (last name unknown).

Surnames: FLINT
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on 2002-06-25 17:23:31

Laura_P has been a Family Tree Circles member since Dec 1969. is researching the following names: FLINT.

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by Laura_P on 2005-08-08 17:52:41

This is an addition:

The name of the Joseph Flint's wife is Ellen Spendlove. They may be the parents of my ancestor, James Flint.

Among the papers of a relatives genealogical search was this article written by the granddaughter of Charlotte TROLLOPE Streeton FLINT

Mrs. Charlotte Flint was born in Sleaford, Heckington, Lincolnshire, England on April 13, 1837 and died at Tripp, South Dakota, Sunday March 18, 1923 at the age of 85 years, 11 months and 5 days. At the time of her death she was living at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C.M. Knowles.

She spent her childhood in the old home in England and in 1859 changed her name from Charlotte Trollope to that of Mrs. Charles Streeton. To this union were born four children, Eliza, who died in infancy at age 3, Mr. George Streeton of Tripp, South Dakota; Mrs. Edward Hatcliffe (Rachel) of Shickley, Nebraska; and Mr. Fred Streeton of Callaway, Nebraska

Being left a widow, she sailed for America in 1868 and settled in Delevan, Illinois. In 1870, she was married to Mr. James Flint. To this union were born five children; Mrs. C.M. Knowles of Tripp, South Dakota; Mrs. Chas. Williams of Delmont, South Dakota; Mr. Walter Flint of Callaway, Nebraska; Mrs. Lucy Creery of Tripp, South Dakota; and Mr. Arthur Flint, of Wilber, Nebraska.

In the spring of 1877, she moved to Wilber, Nebraska. In 1894, she moved to Kansas. After being widowed again, she came back to Wilber, Nebraska, where she then remained several years. Being a great traveler, she became restless and decided to spend the remainder of her life with her children. She came to Tripp a year ago last December and visited back and forth with her daughters and son, and on leaving this earth, she was surrounded by her 3 daughters and son and other loving relatives.

Grandma was very open hearted and would share her last possession very cheerfully with others. Her work being faithfully done, she was gathered to her just reward.

The bereaved children have the sympathy of their many friends in Tripp and elsewhere.

by pebbles1 on 2009-10-01 03:45:29

G'day Laura_P,
I know I have read your post a few times, perhaps I have responded before, but I think not. I have an extensive listing of Flint's starting in 1700 to present day. I have also downloaded the marriage births & deaths from early day Australia. Australian Flint's fall into at least three distinct groups. My own mob arrived here in 1865 from Norfolk UK (I have complete details of these). There is another grouping that arrived in eastern Victoria around Lakes Entrance & Sale. The names of this family are so similar to my own that I am sure there will be a link, but as yet it remains hidden. (I have extensive paper details here too, exchanged many years ago). Another - and probably the most extensive group was founded, I am told, by a UK immigrant that first of all went to the Californian gold fields before heading to the Australian gold fields. Again, it is strongly suspected that there is a link about 7 generations back. Looking at the densities of Flint families in the USA California appears to have one of the highest proliferations.
I'll put - if I can - two files to you privately.
Take care

by carinya on 2010-09-04 23:37:48

Hi pebbles1,

I am the grand-daughter of James Flint married Mary (Molly) Flint-nee Kennedy in Sale, in eastern Victoria. The Flints loved to use the same Christian names! I am interested in the links 7 generations back!
Good luck with your searches!
Take care

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