Corporal John Flanders

Male 1659 - 1716  (57 years)


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  • Born 11 Feb 1658/59  Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    • His birth date was recorded as 11 (12) 1658.
    History 1669  [4
    He settled first in Salisbury, then removed to South Hampton, New Hampshire. He was respected for his integrity and uprightness and granted the title of "Mr." John was a deacon of the church in South Hampton for many years. 
    Freeman Apr 1670  Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Military 19 May 1676  [2, 3, 4, 6
    He was a soldier in the Turner's Falls Fight. 
    History Jun 1679  Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    He was admonished, along with his brothers, by the court and fined 10 shillings for stealing 1100 red oak hogshead staves from the pasture of Nathaniel Ware. 
    History 1680  [3, 4
    He signed the Norfolk County Petition. 
    Married 18 Jan 1688  Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8
    Elizabeth Sargent, the daughter of Thomas and Sarah (Osgood) Sargent. She was born about 1668/69 in Salisbury, Massachusetts. The parentage of Elizabeth is in doubt. She may have been Thomas Sargent's illegitimate daughter by Sarah Osgood, as Thomas' father, William, in his will mentions his "grand daughter Elizabeth, wife of John Flanders." There was a suit between Sarah Osgood and Thomas Sargent, but the court decided that there was "too much ground for suspicion." but that the case was not proved. She died on Tuesday 12 September 1713 in Salisbury, Massachusetts.

    Issue:
    1. Jacob Flanders (1689-____)
    2. John Flanders (1691-1745)
    3. Elizabeth Flanders (1693-1716)
    4. Ezekiel Flanders (1696-1718)
    5. Josiah Flanders (1700-1781)
    6. Philip Flanders (1702-1780)
    7. Jonathan Flanders (1705-____)
    8. Tamzen Flanders (1707-____)
    9. Hannah Flanders (1710-____) 
    Freeman 18 Apr 1690  Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 6
    Military 25 Nov 1702  [3, 4
    He was serving as corporal in the scouts under Capt. Henry True, Jr. against the Indians around Salisbury. 
    Died 24 Dec 1716  Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 6, 7
    • He died intestate.
    Probate/Proved 14 Jan 1716/17  Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6
    Guardians were appointed for the five younger children, they then being minors. His estate was valued at £620 5/4d. From the inventory of his estate, we learn that he was ill about three months and that his eldest son, Jacob, had great trouble in getting wood and hay during his father's illness. 
    Siblings 6 siblings 
    Person ID I18425 
    Last Modified 29 Mar 2019 

    Father Steven Flanders,   b. About 1595, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1684, Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 89 years) 
    Mother Jane Sandusky,   b. About 1624,   d. 19 Nov 1683, Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Married About 1644  Maine or Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F274  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Feb 1658/59 - Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFreeman - Apr 1670 - Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistory - He was admonished, along with his brothers, by the court and fined 10 shillings for stealing 1100 red oak hogshead staves from the pasture of Nathaniel Ware. - Jun 1679 - Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Elizabeth Sargent, the daughter of Thomas and Sarah (Osgood) Sargent. She was born about 1668/69 in Salisbury, Massachusetts. The parentage of Elizabeth is in doubt. She may have been Thomas Sargent's illegitimate daughter by Sarah Osgood, as Thomas' father, William, in his will mentions his "grand daughter Elizabeth, wife of John Flanders." There was a suit between Sarah Osgood and Thomas Sargent, but the court decided that there was "too much ground for suspicion." but that the case was not proved. She died on Tuesday 12 September 1713 in Salisbury, Massachusetts. Issue: 1. Jacob Flanders (1689-____) 2. John Flanders (1691-1745) 3. Elizabeth Flanders (1693-1716) 4. Ezekiel Flanders (1696-1718) 5. Josiah Flanders (1700-1781) 6. Philip Flanders (1702-1780) 7. Jonathan Flanders (1705-____) 8. Tamzen Flanders (1707-____) 9. Hannah Flanders (1710-____) - 18 Jan 1688 - Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFreeman - 18 Apr 1690 - Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Dec 1716 - Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate/Proved - Guardians were appointed for the five younger children, they then being minors. His estate was valued at £620 5/4d. From the inventory of his estate, we learn that he was ill about three months and that his eldest son, Jacob, had great trouble in getting wood and hay during his father's illness. - 14 Jan 1716/17 - Essex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S845] Brown, Asa W. "Early Settlers of Salisbury, Mass., Arranged into Families" 1854, (Boston: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, volume VIII, 1854).

    2. [S420] Prescott, William. The Flanders Family, (Boston: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, volume XXVII, 1873).

    3. [S421] Taylor, Ellery Kirke. Descendants of Stephen Flanders of Salisbury, Mass., 1646 being a Genealogy of the Flanders Family, (Rutland, Vermont: Tuttle Company, 1932).

    4. [S422] Dunbar, Edith Flanders. The Flanders Family from Europe to America, (Rutland, Vermont: The Tuttle Publishing Company, 1935).

    5. [S72] Pope, Charles Henry. The Pioneers of Massachusetts , (Boston: Charles H. Pope, 1900).

    6. [S621] Hoyt, David W. The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury, Massachusetts, with some Related Families of Newbury, Haverhill, Ipswich, and Hampton volume I, Reprint 1897, (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1982).

    7. [S846] Topsfield Historical Society. Vital Records of Salisbury, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849 , (Topsfield, Massachusetts: Topsfield Publishing Co., 1915).

    8. [S842] Topsfield Historical Society. Vital Records of Amesbury, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849 , (Topsfield, Massachusetts: Topsfield Historical Society, 1913).



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