I have a geneology written by Frank Flanner in the 1950's. He was my grandfather Charles Flanner's brother. Frank lived in Indianapolis, Illinois and was one of the founders of Flanner and Buchanan Mortuaries.
He says the first Flanner to come to this country was Thomas Flanner who settled in North Carolina. Jacob Flanner was born in Mt. Pleasant, Ohion in 1801 and was maried in 1821 to Charity Beeson. There was also another Flanner in that town named Abigail Flanner and she was beloved by the poet Fitzgreene Hallock.
The Beesons came to American in 1682. Edward Beeson married Rachel Pennington a sister of the wife of Wm. Penn. They settled in Chester County, PA. Their youngest child was Chariity who married Jacob Flanner. Jacob Flanner was the grandfather of Frank and Charles Flanner, my grandfather. Their parents were Charles Wallace and Etta (Wadsworth) Flanner.
I have alot of other information. If someone is interested in it, please email me.
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