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MY ELEVEN GENERATIONS OF FLANDERS FAMILYOrigin of the Surname Flanders:
Locality. A name given to a native of Flanders, a County or Earldom of the Low Countries, or Netherlands. It took its name either from Flandrina, the wife of Liderick II., Prince of Buc, or from Flambert, the nephew of Clodion, King of France
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1. Immigrant Steven FLANDERS
b. About 1595 Dutch Netherlands
d. June 27, 1684, Salisbury, Ma.
Spouse; Jane SANDUSKY
b. About 1624. Maine or Mass.
d. Nov. 19, 1683, Salisbury, Ma.Children were: Steven Flanders , Jr. (1646-), Mary Flanders (~1648-1650), Mary Flanders (1650-1719), Phillip Flanders , b. 14 Jul 1652, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, d. 27 Aug 1712, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts. Married:  4 Nov 1686, Salisbury, Essex, MassachusettsMartha Eaton Collins,  Sarah Flanders, b. 5 Nov 1654, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, d. 18 Jan 1717, Essex, Massachusetts, Married: 17 Jul 1679, Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, John NewhallNaomi Flanders, b. 15 Dec 1656, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, d. 24 Jul 1718, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, Married: 4 Apr 1699, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, Benjamin EastmanJohn Flanders, b. 11 Feb 1658, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, d. 24 Dec 1716, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, Married: 18 Jan 1687, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Sargent~
Steven 2 FLANDERS
b. March 8, 1646, Salisbury, Ma.
d. April, 1689, Salisbury, Ma.
Spouse; Abigail CARTER, Married: 28 Dec 1670, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts
b. January 10, 1649, Salisbury, Ma.
d. Sept. 10, 1676, Salisbury, Ma.Stephen (2), son of Stephen (1) and Jane Flanders, was born March 8, 1646. He married, December 28, 1670, Abigail Carter, daughter of Thomas and Mary  (Parkhurst) Carter of Salisbury. Mary Parkhurst was the daughter of George Parkhurst and Phebe Leete. . He was a resident of Salisbury, Massachusetts, where he died in the latter half of his ninety-ninth year, October 6, 1744. Children: Thomas, born 17 Feb 1671 in Salisbury, MA, died in infancy 12 Apr 1671 in Salisbury, MAStephen (3), born 31 Jan 1672, died 4 Oct 1744.Thomas (2),   born 3 Dec 1673, died 4 Oct 1741.Daniel Sr.,  born 16 Mar 1674, died 1 Apr 1735.Joseph, , born 28 Mar 1677, died 29 Dec 1734Philip,  born 10 Jan 1678 in Salisbury, MA, died in infancy 23 Feb 1678 in Salisbury, MA.
Sarah, , born 7 Dec 1679 in Salisbury, MA, died Jan 1716 in Salisbury, MA, at the age of 36. There is no further record of Sarah. She never married and probably lived with relatives up and unto her death in Jan. 1716. Philip, , born 8 Jan 1681, died after 1755.Jane,  born 5 Mar 1684.Jeremiah,  born 5 Sep 1686, died 14 Apr 1757.Abigail Flanders, bp. Dec.10, 1721; m. Jan.30, 1735, Salisbury, MA, to Jabez Page; bp. Feb.4, 1710/11, Salisbury, MA; son of Onesipherous Page and Ruth Merrill.

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Phillip 3 FLANDERS
b. January 8, 1681-1682, Salisbury, Ma.
d. After, 1755, Salisbury, Ma.
Spouse; Joanna SMITH,  Married: 3 FEB 1709/10 in Salisbury, MA
 b. May 22, 1686, Salisbury, Ma.
 d. Unknown, New Hampshire

Children: Sarah, b: 16 NOV 1710 in East Kingston,Rockingham,New HampshirePhilip,  b: 13 MAR 1712/1713Zipporah, b: 4 MAR 1715/1716Joanna, b: 20 MAY 1719Abigail, b: 15 AUG 1722Richard, b: 6 APR 1725Abiah, b: 29 JUN 1728Philip Flanders was a blacksmith by trade and was called Philip, Jr. He resided at Salisbury, MA and Chester, NH. He apparently owned land in Kingston, NH at one time, for on the town records of Kingston an entry is made under the date of March 5, 1715, that Philip Flanders had forfeited his rights in the town. On Nov.25, 1702, he served on scout duty against the Indians in and around Salisbury, according to an order given by Capt. Henry True, Jr. At the time of the division of his father's estate (Steven 2nd gen.), Philip received his share, his mother's third, on condition that he care for her during her life. On July 24, 1708, the same day the estate was divided, Philip executed a bond with his mother, Abigail, for the proper fulfillment of this agreement. In view of the bond made with Philip, it is somewhat difficult to understand why the mother, Abigail was living with her son Thomas, in 1741, as is shown in the administration of the estate of Thomas Flanders 3rd generation. From several deeds found in the records, it is apparent that Philip was living in Salisbury as late as 1748. Land records show him transacting several deed transactions up to 1755. Since there are no further actions after that date, it is reasonable to assume that he died soon after 1755. ~
Richard 4 FLANDERS
b. April 6, 1725, Salisbury, Ma.
d. After 1776, Concord, New Hampshire
Spouse; Mary FOWLER, Married: 10 JUN 1744, Daughter of: Jacob Fowler & Mary Jones, b. 13 Nov 1724, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, New EnglandMarried: 10 Jun 1744 in Salisbury, Essex Co, Massachusetts
 b. Nov. 13, 1724, New Hampshire
 d. UnknownOn Jan.19, 1759, Richard sold his property in Salisbury and South Hampton, and removed to Concord, N.H. He settled on Turkey River and built a grist mill which he ran in connection with his farm for many years. He finally sold the mill and divided his farm among his sons. He and his wife, Mary, lived with their son, Richard, in West Concord and died there (Q:2). In 1776, he signed the Association Test at Concord (G:15).~
     Abner 5 FLANDERS
      b. Nov. 18, 1754, Salisbury, Ma.
     d. Nov. 26, 1843, New Hampshire     Buried: Equality Village Cemetery, Gallatin Co. Illinois
     Spouse; Sarah CHANDLER    Married: 14 Aug 1773 in Concord, NH
b. Dec. 15, 1756, Concord, NH.
d. Sept. 26, 1840, New HampshireAbner Flanders was a miller and lived on the Mill Road at Millville, a part of Concord, NH (E:28). The latter part of his life he lived with his daughter, Mrs. Nancy Hannaford, at Northfield, NH She was appointed administratrix of his estate, May 28, 1844 (K:7). He signed the Association Test at Concord, and he also signed the "non?intercourse agreement," prohibiting trade with Great Britain. This agreement was made subsequent to blocking up the harbor of Boston (G:15). Abner Flanders was in Capt. Benjamin Emery's co., Col. Loammi Baldwin's regt., in the battle of White Plains, Oct.28, 1776; he was also in Stark's brigade and fought at Bennington, Vt. Serg. Abner Flanders discharged Sept.20, 1777 (G:15). " As soon as it was decided to raise volunteers, Col. Hutchins mounted his horse and reaching Concord on the Sabbath, he walked up the broad aisle of the church, while Mr. Walker was preaching; Mr. Walker paused in his sermon and said: ` Col Hutchins, are you the bearer of any message?' `Yes,' replied the Colonel, `Gen. Burgoyne, with his army, is on the march to Albany, Gen. Stark has offered to take command of the New Hampshire men, and, if we all turn out, we can cut off Burgoyne's march.' Whereupon Mr. Walker said: ` My hearers, those of you who are willing to go, better leave at once.' Twenty eight men from Concord were in Stark's brigade" (E:28). Abner Flanders was in Col. Stickney's regt. at the battle of Bennington, and the following account is given in Lyford's History of Concord, NH: " On the extreme right of the enemy's entrenched line, in that battle, was the Tory position, a heavy breastwork of logs. This stronghold, Col. Thomas Stickney of th eleventh with Col. Hobart of the twelfth regiment, which contained the Concord volunteers, was ordered to attack. In face of a sharp fire the two companies advanced briskly upon the enemy's position thro' an intervening cornfield from which, by Stark's orders, the men stripped each a husk and placed it beneath his hatband `to prevent mistakes' in `close work' with foes `dressed like themselves' in everyday garb. The fortification was stormed and surrounded. The Tories fought obstinately, but, finally succumbed to the resistless onslaught of `bayonet and clubbed musket'" (H:16). Abner Flanders was placed on the pension roll, Feb.19, 1833, ae 79y (G:15). In 1782, he was in the Ranger service, in Capt. Webster's co., for the defence of the frontiers (H:16). ~
Abner 6 FLANDERSb. 1790, Concord, New Hampshire
d. June 2, 1879, Equality, Gallatin Co. IllinoisBuried: Equality Village Cemetery
Spouse; Deborah HILL
  • Married: 1820 or bef in Tioga Co, NY
    b. 1794 Gallatin Co. Illinois

  • Charles G. 7 FLANDERS
    b. 1828, Equality, Gallatin Co. IL.
    d. 1879, Equality, Gallatin Co. Il.
  • Buried: Equality Village Cemetery
    Spouse; Sarah HARGRAVE
  • Married: 27 Feb 1851 in Gallatin Co, IL
    b. 1834, Illinois
    d. Abt. 1900 Equality, Gallatin Co. IL.
  • Buried: Equality Village Cemetery

  • Oscar 8 Peabody FLANDERS
    b. Aug. 1860, Equality, Illinois
    d. Abt. 1930, Equality, Illinois
    Spouse; Lucy MCCLAINDaughter of Frank & Nancy E. Purcell McClain
  • Married: 7 Nov 1880 in Gallatin Co, IL
    b. Abt. 1863, Illinois
    d. Before 1890, Illinois

  • Frank 9 FLANDERS
    b. Feb. 1887, Equality, Illinois
    d. 1947, Seattle,  King Co. WA.Buried: Evergreen-Washelli Cemetery
    Spouse; Oline Gjermundsdatter LIEN
  • Married: 11 Sep 1907 in Minneapolis, Hennipen Co, MN
    b. March 25, 1885, Sollia, Osterdalen, Norway
    d. Feb 17, 1953, Seattle, King Co. WA.
  • Buried: Evergreen-Washelli Cemetery

  • Opal 10 Audrey FLANDERS
    b. Aug 12, 1916, Canada
    Living
    Spouse; Leslie Ray HILL
    b. 1916d. Unknown
    Beverley 11 Audrey HILL
    Spouse; Gordon G. GILLIHAN SOURCES: "Flanders Family From Europe to America" (GS 929.273 F 613d) {b}. "New England Marriages Prior to 1700" (GS 974V2t) {m}. Vital Rec, Salisbury, Essex, MA (GS 974.45/S3 V2t) {d}.~JANE, WYFE OF STEVEN FLANDERS No record of the marriage of Steven Flanders and Jane has been found, therefore, we have no way of determining when and where this marriage took place. The natural deduction would be that they were married after Steven arrived in this country, for apparently the son born in 1646 was their first child.  Had there been other living children born to them prior to this time, some trace of them must surely have been found.  The length of the residence of Steven and Jane in Maine is not known.  At the time of the first settlement in Salisbury, Mass., we learn that many French settlers were coming down the St.Lawrence into Maine and it would not be unnatural to assume that Steven married a daughter of one of the French emigrants, as the surname of Sandusky given to Janein the old tradition might easily be a corruption of some French name, such as St. Estr'ees; also the indicationsof her nervous and excitable temperament, given in the old court records, incline one to this belief. A ready tongue, together with no hesistancy in using it, were attributes which could not pass unrecorded in a community of Puritans whose government was severe to the point of condoning nothing.  That Jane possessed these attributes cannot be doubted, after reading the following court records. If anyone should be inclined to think harshly of her conduct, he would do well to study the old court records, for contention among neighbors was a common offense and the majority of the women of the day were summoned to court to answer this charge.  Their lives of constant struggle against all manner of hardships and discomforts were provocative of abusive speech. In Jane's particular case the difference in religion, and the possible difference of race and language,--factors never found to promote understanding,--would account for much of this discord with her neighbors.  It is also true that the early settlements were composed of men of varying culture, brought together in a status of fairly uniform equality; a state of things more conducive to cause disputes among neighbors than would have been the case had all had the same cultural background.  Jane Flanders died at Salisbury, Mass., on November 19th,1683. 

    INVENTORY OF ESTATE OF STEVEN FLANDERS

    An inventory of ye Estate of Stephen fflanders Senr: deceased: at Salisbury: Apprized & taken (as it was given by ye executrs) by us whose names are undr written:19th:4th:An:Dom:1684.                                     tt  sh    dInprimis: The house, Barn, thirty acres of Land   Adjoyning,& ye orchard yrunto belonging........................................................100  00  00It': A four acre lot at ye Long hill.....................................................................06  00  00It': A thirty acre lot near ye new meadows............................................................15  00  00It': A four acre lot of meadow in ye cow como..................................................................20  00  00It': A four acre lot of meadow at ye beach..................................................................20  00  00It': A two acre lot of meadow at Hall's farme...................................................................10  00  00It': A Commonage................................................30  00  00It': A payr of oxen & 3 cows.....................................................................24  10  00It': 2 two years old: 1 yearling: 2 calves....................................................................08  00  00It': A horse 8tt: 19 sheep:8tt:11 swine:6tt:14sh........................................................22  14  00It': Carts: plows, ox tacklings & utensils...................................................................03  00  00It': household, stuffe, wheels, tubs, & barrels.....................................................................08  00  00It': Beds, bedsteads, & bedding yrunto belonging.................................................................14  00  00It': His wearing cloathes,linnen & wollen & a 2     payre of spectacles..............................................06  00  00It': His bibles: books, Iro tools, & Arms........................................................................04  00  00It': Hempe, flax & corn, & sope & beans........................................................................04  00  00

    It': 4 load of hay, & a grindstone.................................................................

    The sum Totall is.....................................................300  14  00                                                                                             onesephris page                                                                                         IsaacMorrill                                                                                                                                                                                                                    tt shDebts due fr  ye estate           tt   sh    dTo DoctrHooper  mony........ 03  07  00        due to ye estate...00 06 00To John Barnrd mony............00  06  00To ffrancis Willet.................. 01  04 00   Philip Flanders & Jn FlandersTo Capt pierce:of                                                                         Executrs made oath to  this in  mony:...............................00  16  00   Inventory:as a true inventory To Jane Morrell.................... 00  04  00   if mor comes to theire To Israel Lovett......................... 00  07  00   knowld to give att thereof to To Richrd Hubbard................00  02  00   ye Court Ip Court To Benjamin Allin mony....... 00  06  00   Sep:30:84/       

                                                                                                           

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    Per Post of Nov. 16, 2005 from Ray Curtis: New England Historic Genealogical SocietyJane SANDUSKY, b. ca 1622, poss: York, ME or Mass; d. 11/19/1683, Salisbury, MA; m. ca 1645-50 Steven FLANDERS; b. 11/3/1620, England; d. 6/27/1684, Salisbury, MA: ch: John, Sarah, Steven, Mary, Phillip and Naomi. She has been referred to as "Indian Jane" and "Pennycoinquick". Lived in York, ME then Salisbury, MA with family. If she is Native Am., possibly Wyandot (Hurons) from the Sandusky area of Ohio and Erie area who took name of their home when they were either defeated or taken by other tribe. I have found no entries in ships registers of that name for the NE area, so the probabilities of her being NA are ever increasing.  Does anyone have suggestions for further research? Is there a source for possible Jesuit monk records who Christianized that area and performed marriages and christenings?

     

    Corporal John Flanders. Born on 11 Feb 1659 in Salisbury, Essex Co., Mass. John died in Salisbury, Essex Co., Mass on 24 Dec 1716. Buried on 28 Dec 1716 in Salisbury, Essex, Mass. Occupation: Deacon in the Church in South Hampton, NH.He died intestate. His estate was probated on 14 January 1716/17 in Salisbury, Mass, Guardians were appointed for the five younger children, they being minors. His estate was valued at £620 5/4d. . 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. He became a freeman in April 1670 in Salisbury, Massachusetts. He was on 19 May 1676; in the Turner's Falls Fight. He was admonished along with his brothers, by the court and fined shillings for stealing 1100 red oak hogshead staves from the pasture of Nathaniel Ware in June 1679 in Salisbury, Massachusetts. He was signed the Norfolk County Petition in 1680. He was on 25 November 1702; serving as corporal in the scouts under Capt. Henry True, Jr. against the Indians around Salisbury.


    On 18 Jan 1687/1688 when John was 27, he married Elizabeth Sargent daughter of Thomas Sargent & Sarah Osgood, in Amesbury, Essex Co., Mass. Born in 1668 in Salisbury, Essex Co., Mass. Elizabeth died in Salisbury, Essex Co., Mass on 12 Sep 1713.

     

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