Jonathan Flanders

M, #15257, (8 October 1771 - 24 March 1816)
Gravestone of Jonathan and Tamzin Flanders
Last Edited=14 May 2023
     Jonathan Flanders was born on 8 October 1771 at Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.1,2,3 He was the son of Jedidiah Flanders and Judith Tuxbury. Jonathan Flanders moved with, his father, Jedidiah Flanders and Judith Tuxbury in 1795 to Cornville, Somerset County, Maine.4,2,5,3

Jonathan Flanders married Tamzin Whittier, daughter of Nathaniel Whittier and Anna Carlton, at Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts,

1. Betsey Flanders (1802-1884)
2. Jeddidiah Flanders (1805-1862)
3. Reuben Flanders (1811-1902)
4. Rachel Flanders (1812-____)
5. Jonathan Flanders (1814-1865)
6. Cyrena Flanders (1816-____.)2

He was a Selectman of Cornville, Maine between 1804 and 1807.4 He served in Lt. Col. J. Waugh's regiment raised at Cornville, Maine, from 14 September to 24 September 1814 making him a War of 1812 veteran.6,3 Jonathan Flanders died on 24 March 1816 at Cornville, Somerset County, Maine, at age 44.7,8,9 He was buried at West Ridge Cemetery, Cornville, Somerset County, Maine. Jonathan's epitaph reads:

Mar. 24, 1816
Æ. 44

his wife
Died Apr. 4, 1841
Æ. 67.8


  1. Chatto, Clarence I and Turner, Clair E. Historical Sketch of Cornville. Auburn, Maine: Chatto & Turner, 1912.
  2. Dunbar, Edith Flanders. The Flanders Family from Europe to America. Rutland, Vermont: The Tuttle Publishing Company, 1935.
  3. Taylor, Ellery Kirke. Descendants of Stephen Flanders of Salisbury, Mass., 1646 being a Genealogy of the Flanders Family. Rutland, Vermon: Tuttle Company, 1932.
  4. Amazeen, Laurence. Some Cornville History. Skowhegan, Maine: privately published, 1997.
  5. Prescott, William. "The Flanders Family", New England Historical and Genealogical Register volume XXVII (1873).
  6. Pearson, Gardner W. Records of the Massachusetts Volunteer Militia Called out by the Governor of Massachusetts to suppress a Threatened Invasion during the War of 1812-14. Bostpm: Wright & Potter Printing Co., 1913.
  7. Flanders, Charles M. The Flanders Family: From Europe To America, 2nd ed. volume I. N.p.: privately published, 2000.
  8. Find-a-Grave. Online
  9. Gravestone Inscription.