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From: "Dale E. Reddick" <>
Subject: Re: [GASCREVE] Joel and Elizabeth Jackson, Screven Co., GA.; withElizabethFly in 1870 & 1880 census records.
Date: Thu, 02 Dec 2004 19:12:52 -0500
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The part about ol' Solomon having cut off his two sons sounds familiar.
The story handed down to my late father was that both sons had been
disinherited. Eccentric, indeed - was Solomon Flythe.
Still, it is interesting that G.W. did name one of his sons Solomon.
Sol Flythe is the ancestor or great-grand-uncle to many folks who have
lived in Screven County or had Screven Co. ancestry.
Oh, for anyone on the GASCREVE mailing list who has some interest in the
origins of the Flythes - Bonnie has a webpage dealing with Fly and
Flythe genealogy at the following URL:
**Fly, Flye, & Flythe Family of Virginia,
****North Carolina, and Tennessee**
Bonnie Flythe wrote:
> Solomon Flythe's farm in Northampton Co. on Kirby's Creek was very
> close to the Va. border. He sold that land in 1855 (I think his
> father Enos had just died & Solomon was ready to move away) and moved
> a few miles north into Greensville Co., VA Northampton Co., NC
> borders the Va counties of Greensville & Southampton. The Flythes had
> come from Southampton before the Am. Rev.& then some of them did a
> little shifting around, but stayed in the same general area.
> GW's older sister Louisa Thomas Flythe was born in Hertford Co., NC--
> the next county east of Northampton and she was buried in
> Margarettesville Cemetery -- very small town just south of Greensville
> Co., Va. I suspect that we would know much more about the early
> Flythes if the records of Hertford, NC and Nancemond Co., VA had not
> been thoroughly burned!
> Anyway, Susan Hailey had married a Dickson Futrell in Northampton Co.,
> but was a widow when GW signed a marriage contract with her on Dec.
> 23, 1858.
> According to stories there, GW left Susan to buy land in South
> Carolina. While he was away, Susan ran off with a man named "Stump"
> Pierce. I don't know exactly when this happened, but GW seems to have
> decided not to come back to NC or not to stay there once Susan left
> him. Susan was still using the name Susan Flythe in 1870 in
> Northampton Co. ! She did not marry Mr. Pierce.
> GW's second marriage to Mollie Blount probably followed fairly quickly
> on his decision to leave Northampton permanently. Within a span of
> about about four years he married twice, became a father & fought in
> the War. His father Solomon left him only $5 in his will filed in
> Greensville Co., Va during the War.
> In March of 1858, Solomon had sold all of his property for $1 to his
> oldest daughter Louisa, then 24 years old. A month later Louisa sold
> it all back to him! I have no idea why. My grandfather said that
> his father TJ, GW's brother, inherited nothing from his father nor did
> his father give him anything during his life. At the outbreak of the
> "Late Unpleasantness", TJ was an overseer on the Gilliam plantation in
> Southampton Co. It seems the two brothers had to take care of
> themselves-- no help from Solomon, an eccentric.
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Dale E. Reddick"
> To: <>; "Scottie Scott" <>;
> "Bonnie Flythe" <>; "Gene Ellzey" <>
> Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2004 2:08 PM
> Subject: Re: [GASCREVE] Joel and Elizabeth Jackson, Screven Co., GA.;
> withElizabeth Fly in 1870 & 1880 census records.
>> Hey Scottie,
>> Yeah, G.W. grew up in Southampton (VA.) & Northampton (N.C.)
>> Counties. His younger brother Thomas Jefferson Flythe (they even had
>> a cousin named James Madison Flythe; plus - there was another cousin
>> also named George Washington Flythe) later lived & farmed in that
>> area. His census record is interesting, for I seem to recall that
>> while he lived in Southampton Co., VA. - he reported his address as
>> being the P.O. at Margarettsville, Northampton Co., N.C.
>> I'm sure that T.J.'s g-granddaughter Bonnie Flythe will correct me if
>> I've gotten that wrong. Bonnie is the real Flythe expert. I'm just
>> trying to fill in the holes that have remained open for G.W.'s family.
>> Oh, those two Jacksons were living near Egypt at the time of the 1860
>> census. J. & E. Jackson were there with their 15 year old son
>> 'Jon'. The story is that when the War broke out my 19 or 20 year old
>> g-grandmother Jane E. (Farmer / Anderson) Canady then married a 16
>> year old John Jackson. Well, I kept thinking that I had seen
>> something about that family -somewhere- and so I went back and looked
>> at Effingham for 1860. There they were, with J. Jackson having been
>> born in S.C. and E. Jackson having been born in N.C. That matches up
>> with the information given for Joel Jackson in 1880 and Elizabeth
>> Jackson in 1900.
>> This means that in 1870 Elizabeth "Fly" Flythe was found in the
>> household of her future step-mother's father-in-law & mother-in-law
>> (Janey then being the widow of their son John). Now, I still have to
>> figure out how this came about and I also still need to find the
>> ever-mysterious Mollie Blount / Blunt. This keeps coming back
>> around to the old family stories & traditions - they are proving to
>> be complexly and convolutedly dead-on and apparently factual (well,
>>> If G. W. Flythe grew up on the North Carolina and Virginia
>>> border, that really sounds like Bertie County, NC. This is where
>>> the Bazemores came to Georgia from. It is in the very northeastern
>>> corner of the state, and the Dismal Swamp covers much of it. These
>>> people had pretty strong ties to Suffolk and Norfolk in Virginia.
>>> This may explain the connection to Buck Creek church (my g-g-g-gf,
>>> Abinor "Thomas" Bazemore, was the first minister there, and donated
>>> the original land for the church (this was across the highway from
>>> where the church now stands). It could also explain the Locklear
>>> connection, and people from Bertie County usually traveled by boat
>>> down to Cape Fear (site of present day Fayetteville), and that is in
>>> close proximity to Lumberton.
>>> Also, it seems like I ran across some Blounts in the Oliver
>>> area, perhaps at Little Ogeechee Cemetery. There is a listing of
>>> this cemetery in "Footprints on the Sands of Time", though I don't
>>> think that it is online. Anyway, hope that this helps. Keep in
>>> touch and HAPPY HUNTING!
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