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Posted by: Thomas Murray (ID *****5502) Date: November 09, 2007 at 23:08:44
In Reply to: MILTON FREDERICK FLEWELLING SR. by Paul Flewelling of 738

Hi, Paul,
I must admit that I have little on the family of your grandfather, Robert. I would be interested in up-dating that section as recent generations often can only be recorded with the aid of living members. My e-mail address can be found by clicking on my name, above; and may be better than sending what may be confidential information by these forums.
That Milton was b. Fredericton is possible, but I would want additional confirmation before accepting it as proven. Saint John is NB's major city, a port on the Bay of Fundy at the mouth of the River Saint John. Fredericton, the capital, is about 60 miles up the River. Often branches who have migrated to the States develop a blurred memory of NB geography. Thus, many US records have some b. 'St. John' or worse, 'St. John's'; when their family was actually somewhat removed from that area. I suspect that here, while unusual, someone remembered or saw only that Fredericton was the capital.
Milton can be placed in Saint John in 1881 and 1891. Being a mariner, it would be likely that he would be based in Saint John.
The following may be of interest. It is a line-of-descent as best I have it back to Thomas Flewelling, Jr., s/o the Loyalist, Thomas Flewelling of Oak Point. I begin with Milton and work back. I have to admit that Thomas, Jr.'s family needs work. Early on I felt that his family was well-known, and had been adequately dealt with. It was only in recent years, on closer examination, that I realized some work is needed. Your part of the family was one of those that was 'lost' for some time. You may note, from the line-of-descent, that you are twice descended from Thomas Flewelling of Oak Point, and at least once from his brother, John Flewwelling, Jr.
is a site on Thomas, with an outline of his ancestry (if you can deal with the pop-ups.)



Milton Frederick Flewelling b. NB 6MAY1852, d. Lynn, Essex Co., MA 1939, m. 1882 Jane “Jennie” Mitchell Lettney [42J262] (b. FEB1863, d. Lynn, Essex Co., MA 1941), d/o Capt. Robert B. and Millicent (Ketchum) Letteney.
Millicent (Ketchum) Letteney was a granddaughter of Tertullus Theall and Sarah Ann Flewelling; with Sarah Ann a d/o Thomas Flewelling of Oak Point. Thus Milton and Jane were 2nd cousins once removed.
At a website for the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick:

a search of, Index to Late Registration of Births, 1810-1906, produces the following:

Detailed Record for: FLEWELLING, ALICE MAUD
Year: 1884
Month: 07
Day: 26
County: SJ
Code: 1884-F-22
Fnum: F18771

Year: 1882
Month: 07
Day: 12
County: SJ
Code: 1882-F-28
Fnum: F18769

A search of, Index to County Birth Registers, 1801-1899, gives:

Year: 1891
Month: 04
Day: 13
County: SJ
CD: 1
BK: 1
Page: 94
Num: 293
FNUM: F14037

Linda Daniels, (Flewelling board,, 13MAR2002), wrote:

Hi List, About a year ago I posted a request for information on IDA FRANCES FLEWELLING, m. to JAMES L. CASE. No one had any info on her, but as of yesterday, I have found her family on the 1900 US census in East Boston, Ma. Does anyone in this family sound familiar?
FLEWELLING, Milton F. b. May 1852 Canada
m. Jennie M. b. 1863 in Canada
Both immigrated to the US in 1884. Children as follows:
ROBERT L. FLEWELLING b. Canada, July, 1882
ALICE F. FLEWELLING b. Canada, July, 1884
IDA F. FLEWELLING, b. MA., Oct, 1888
This info found in ED#1159, Sheet 3, Image 6. The family was residing at 227 Brooks St., East Boston, Ma. and Milton Sr. listed his occupation as Laborer (Machinist). Robert L. was a candy maker. Hope there's a connection out there!
Linda Daniels (, Flewelling board, 6JAN2003) also wrote:
Found the following error on the 1930 US Census, in Lynnfield, Essex, Ma. ED#190 Image 19,
CARL, IDA F. (Last name CASE is referenced as CARL on Ancestry's 1930 index) age 40
FELEWELLING, JANE, Mother, age 67
FELEWELLING, MILTON T., father, age 65
So, if anyone was searching for MILTON and JANE FLEWELLING or IDA CASE, they wouldn't show on the 1930 index. However, this is a sure indication that my Great Aunt, Ida Case, was indeed the daughter of Jane and Milton Flewelling. According to other records I have, the dob of Jane and Milton differ.
which attests to the vagaries of census records.
Irving M. Groves III, (Flewellen GenForum # 144, 2FEB2002), wrote:
Searching for parents of Milton Frederick Flewelling, Sr. (b.5/1852 in New Brunswick?, Canada, d.1939 in Lynn, Essex Co., Mass?) who married Jane "Jennie" Letteney (b. 2/1863 in New Brunswick?, Canada, d.1941 in Lynn, Essex Co., Mass?) in 1882 in Canada. Both naturalized in 1884, per 1900 census. They had son James Letteney Flewelling.
I believe, in a similar message, Mr. Groves also wrote:
“ That Milton Frederick Flewelling, Sr. was b. 5/6/1852 in New Brunswick is supported by family history, family oral tradition, and the 1900 census (i.e., b. in "Canada" in 5/1852). His naturalization year (1884) also is contained in this 1900 census record. Milton became certified as a ship's captain in St. John's N. B. in 4/24/1884, as evidenced by his original certificate, which Kathy (above) has hanging in her den. In 1900, the family was in Boston (1900 census), and soon thereafter, moved to Lynn, Massachusetts, where he and his wife died.
“ This info found in ED#1159, Sheet 3, Image 6. The family was residing at 227 Brooks St., East Boston, Ma. and Milton Sr. listed his occupation as Laborer (Machinist). Robert L. was a candy maker.”
At a web site for Barrancas National Cemetery, Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida, at:
are indicated the following headstones:

Flewelling, Barbara Mildred, b. 01/05/1904, d. 01/16/1995, US Army, S SGT, Res: Baton Rouge, LA, Plot: 31 0 318, bur. 01/19/1995
Flewelling, Milton Frederick Jr, b. 08/09/1895, d. 10/14/1971, US Army, MAJOR, Res: Shalimar, FL, Plot: 31 0 318, bur. 10/18/1971

A notice comes from,
Vital Records of Dallas County, Texas: 1987, contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by: Chuck H. Mahaffey, August 25th, 2001, from the Texas Department of Health, March 2000; part of which is at:
which gives:

Flewelling, James Letteney 20-Aug-1987 M

These items allow the construction of Milton and Jane’s family, below.
Their children are:

42N551. ROBERT LETTENEY FLEWELLING b. Carleton (Saint John), Saint John Co., NB 12JUL1882
42N552. ALICE MAUDE FLEWELLING b. Saint John, Saint John Co., NB 26JUL1884
42N553. child b. ca. 1886, per 1900 census
42N554. IDA FRANCES FLEWELLING b. Massachusetts OCT1888, per 1900 census, m. JAMES LYMAN CASE (b. 21DEC1887), s/o Lyman Parson and Hattie Elizabeth (Logan) Case. Lived in Massachusetts. Operated a pharmacy.
42N555. JAMES LETTENEY FLEWELLING b. Carleton (Saint John), Saint John Co., NB 13APR1891
42N556. Maj. MILTON FREDERICK FLEWELLING (US Army) b. Massachusetts 9AUG1895, d. 14OCT1971, bur. Barrancas National Cemetery, Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida, possibly m. Staff Sergeant BARBARA MILDRED _____ (US Army) (b. 5JAN1904, d. 16FEB1995, bur. Barrancas National Cemetery, Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida)
42N557. MARION K. FLEWELLING b. Massachusetts JAN1897
42N558. WILLIAM W. FLEWELLING b. Massachusetts 8DEC1898, d. Santa Cruz, CA 20APR1981 (1900 census, Social Security Index, California Death Index)

Milton's parents were:


Morris Edward Flewelling b. 16MAR1814, m. 7(or 24?)NOV1841 Jane Mary (or Maria) Weldon (b. ca. 1821), d/o James and Jane (Kimball) Weldon.
In the city directory for the City of Saint John, Saint John Co., NB, 1867-8, he is listed as Morris Flewelling, master mariner.
His marriage took place in Greenwich Parish, Kings Co., NB. One witness was Anne Bissett who also witnessed the marriage 23NOV1842 of Mary Flewelling [42N3] to William Weldon. It is assumed that Jane was William’s sister, as Morris was Mary’s brother. It is possible that he had two more wives in later years.
Morris appears in the 1851 census of Kings and Sydney Wards, Saint John, Saint John Co., NB (Public Archives of Canada microfilm M-5221.) There his first four children appear.
He also appears in the 1881 census of Saint John (Census Place: Brooks Ward, Saint John, Saint John, New Brunswick; microfilm C-13178; District 24, Sub-district G, Page Number 27, Household Number 133.) He is a widower, age 65, a Baptist, of English origins, a mariner and b. in NB. With him is his son, Milton (30) also a mariner, apparently unmarried and also a Baptist; and a Hannah Peacock (55), a widow of Scottish origins, b. NB, a Baptist, presumably Morris’ housekeeper.
Since Milton Frederick Flewelling is given on good grounds to have been b. 1852, it is assumed that the Frederick Flewelling listed in the 1851 census is not he, and probable that Frederick may have d. very young.
The known children of Morris Edward Flewelling are:

42N51. CORDELIA JANE FLEWELLING b. 24JAN1842, bapt. Oak Point Anglican Church, Oak Point, Greenwich Parish, Kings Co., NB 5AUG1843, m. Saint John, Saint John Co., NB 16JAN1867 WILLIAM HARRIS (Saint John Co. Marriage Register, Book G, p. 302)
42N52. THOMAS FLEWELLING b. ca. 1844
42N53. EDWARD FLEWELLING b. ca. 1848
42N54. FREDERICK FLEWELLING b. ca. 1851, d. young?
42N55. MILTON FREDERICK FLEWELLING b. NB 6MAY1852, d. Lynn, Essex Co., MA 1939, m. 1882 JANE (“JENNIE”) MITCHELL LETTENEY [42J262] (b. FEB1863, d. Lynn, Essex Co., MA 1941), d/o Capt Robert

Morris was the s/o:


Thomas Flewelling, Jr. b. 5MAY1779 (although no source has been given to justify that date, it is clear that Thomas was born ca. 1778; and others give 6MAY1778), d. 14OCT1860. Like his brothers, Adam and Caleb, Thomas lived in the Oak Point area until his death.
Thomas was married three times. His first wife, Hannah Flewelling [4311] (b. 6SEP1789 (or 1787), d. 11DEC1820, aet. 33 years), whom he married 7NOV1808 (or MAR1808?), and who is believed, with good reason, to be the daughter of James and Elizabeth (Jewell) Flewelling; James being a son of John Flewelling, Jr., brother to Thomas of Oak Point, and of Deborah (Denton) Flewelling.
(Note: in the personal numbering system used here, the children of Thomas and Hannah have two numbers, one for each line-of-descent. For example, their first child, Elizabeth Anne Flewelling, has the number [42N1] as the first child of her father, but also [43111] from her mother; and she is her own second cousin, once removed. Thomas, as Hannah’s first spouse, also has the number [4311A], and Hannah, as Thomas’ first spouse, is [42NA]. Thus, in the following, 42N = 4311, to transfer the numbering system to the family of Hannah’s grandfather, John Flewelling, Jr.)
Thomas, Jr.'s second wife, whom he married 7NOV1822, was Jane Belyea (b. 30NOV1791, d. 9JAN1840), daughter of Abraham and Catherine (Tabilet) Belyea.
His third marriage, on 18MAR841, was to Elizabeth Simmons Peters (17MAR1799, bpt. (of Hampstead Parish, Queens Co., NB) Gagetown Anglican Church 3AUG1800, d. 9FEB1847), d/o Marcus and Frances (Golding) Peters. Frances (“Fanny”) Golding was the d/o John and Anna (Merritt) Golding; John Golding was the son of Thomas and Mary (Coles) Golding; Thomas Golding was the brother of Ephraim Golding, Jr. who m. Catern Flewelling [3] and the father of Joseph Golding who married Phoebe Flewelling, the daughter of Robert [9] and Maplet Flewelling.
Elizabeth was the sister of Richard Yeamans Peters (see [42LJ]. Thomas, Jr. and his three wives are buried together at the Anglican Cem. in Oak Point, NB.
His children are known through church and census records, and through his will. They are:

42N1. ELIZABETH ANNE FLEWELLING b. 30JAN1809, bpt. Gagetown Anglican Church (St. Peter’s), Gagetown, Sunbury Co., NB (by the Rev. Richard Clark) 23JUN1809 (d/o Thomas and Hannah Flewelling of Greenwich Parish), probably m. 5MAR1835 STEPHEN BELYEA (b. 1804, bpt. Gagetown, Queens Co., NB 25AUG1805, d. MacDonald’s Point, Queens Co., NB 9APR1875), s/o James Albert and Jemima (Purdy) Belyea
42N2. JOSEPH GRIFFIN FLEWELLING b. 24MAY1810, d. 17NOV1895 aet. 84 years, bur. Oak Point Anglican Cem., Greenwich Parish, Kings Co., m. 12FEB1840 HARRIET ELIZABETH LYON (b. 1DEC1820 (or ca. 1815), d. 28AUG1891 aet. 74 years, bur. Oak Point Anglican Cem., Greenwich Parish, Kings Co.), most likely a d/o Joseph A. and Rachel Lyon (or d/o George and Sarah (Benedict) Lyon?) Joseph was the enumerator of the 1861 census of Greenwich Parish, Kings Co., NB. He was sworn in 16SEP1861, and apparently completed the work by 21SEP1861.
42N3. MARY FLEWELLING b. 24FEB1812 (Kriko‘s Korner, has 24OCT1812, but this date was after her baptism), bpt. Oak Point 11OCT1812, d/o Thomas and Hannah Flewelling (The Registry of Baptisms, Marriages & Burials in the Parish of Greenwich, Kings County, New Brunswick, compiled by the Rev. H. A. Cody.), m. 23NOV1842 WILLIAM WELDON (b. ca. 1806), s/o James and Jane (Kimball) Weldon
42N4. TITUS BROWN FLEWELLING bpt. Oak Point, Greenwich Parish, Kings Co., NB 20JUN1813 (s/o Thomas and Hannah Flewelling)
42N5. MORRIS EDWARD FLEWELLING b. 16MAR1814, m. 7(or 24?)NOV1841 JANE MARY (or MARIA) WELDON (b. ca. 1821), d/o James and Jane (Kimball) Weldon
42N6. SARAH CAROLINE FLEWELLING b. 16APR1816, bpt. Oak Point OCT1815, m 15(or 24)AUG1843(or 1842) GEORGE STREET (sometimes given as “SWEET”) BELYEA (b. ca. 1802, bpt. Anglican Church, Westfield Parish, Kings Co., NB 22MAY1803, d. Greenwich Parish, Kings Co., NB 1859), s/o of Abraham and Catherine (Tabilet) Belyea; m. 1st Mary Ann Weldon
42N7. MARGARET ANN FLEWELLING b. 13APR1818, d. 26OCT1879 aet. 60 years, bur. Oak Point Anglican Cem., Greenwich Parish, Kings Co., NB, m. 4 JUL1846 JOSEPH BULYEA (b. 1815, bpt. Oak Point OCT1815, d. 28AUG1879 aet. 63 years, bur. Oak Point Anglican Cem., Greenwich Parish, Kings Co., NB), s/o William and Phoebe (Tucker) Bulyea. On the same headstone is the inscription for REGINALD A. BELYEA b. 1887, d. 1938.
42N8. REBECCAH or REBECHIAH FLEWELLING b. ca. 1818, bpt. Oak Point 21JUL1818
42N9. JOHN FLEWELLING b. 2JUN1820, d. 1862, m. 2JUN1846 ANN (‘ANNIE’) JANE SECORD DIBBLEE (b. 23APR1812, d. 13MAY1894), d/o Ebenezer and Elizabeth (Secord) Dibblee
42NJ. GEORGE THOMAS FLEWELLING b. 31MAY1826, bpt. Oak Point 29OCT1826, d. 20OCT1875 aet. 50, bur. Brown’s Flat Baptist Church Cem., Westfield Parish, Kings Co., NB, m. 11SEP1854 MARY OWENS McKEIL (b. ca. 1829-30; 18JUN1829 in 1901 when she was living with her son, Edmund as ‘Mary E. Flewelling’), d/o Joseph and Ann Margaret (Lounder) McKeil
42NK. JAMES LEVERETT FLEWELLING b. 6APR1828, bpt. Oak Point 6JUL1828, d 20APR1874, bur. Oak Point Anglican Cem., Greenwich Parish, Kings Co., m. Saint John, Saint John Co., NB 7MAY1862 MARY MATILDA JOHNSON (b. 10MAY1833, d. 1917. bur. Oak Point Anglican Cem., Greenwich Parish, Kings Co.), d/o Daniel and Deborah (Belyea) Johnson
42NL. HANNAH SUSANNAH FLEWELLING b. 30OCT1830, bpt. Oak Point 22FEB1832, d. JUL1910, bur. Oak Point Anglican Cem., Greenwich Parish, Kings Co., NB, m. 20FEB1856 JOSEPH WESLEY JOHNSON (b. 29NOV1831, d. SEP1910, bur. Oak Point Anglican Cem., Greenwich Parish, Kings Co., NB), s/o of Daniel and Deborah (Belyea) Johnson

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