I might be able to throw some information into this conversation as it relates to the George W. Flinn who is buried in Perry County, Alabama. He was born July 31, 1814, in South Carolina, and died November 1, 1888, according to tombstone information. Records in the Hale County library show Anderson Freeman Flinn was the brother of George W. Flinn and Abraham Flinn, who was born December 15, 1809, and died January 28, 1847, in an explosion aboard the "Tuscaloosa." George is buried at Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery in Perry County. Abraham is buried at Mesopotamia Cemetery, Eutaw, Alabama (Greene County).
George W. Flinn is listed in the Greene County, Alabama 1850 Census as an overseer age 36, in the 1860 Morgan Springs (Perry County, Alabama) Census age 44, and in the 1880 Perry County Census age 65.
PAGE 549-June 23, 1860 POST OFFICE-MORGAN SPRINGS
294 G. W. Flinn 44 M Farmer SC
Zelotus 44 F Domestic NC
A. G. Abbot 15 M [School] Ala
Sidny Craig 6/12 F Ala
NOTE: Andrew Sydney, son of A. T. and S. Craig, born Dec. 9, 1858, died Sept. 16, 1870, aged 11y 9m 7d (Is this the same Sidny Craig? He is buried at Hopewell Cemetery, too. Is the Sidny Craig above in the household of G. W. Flinn actually a girl? Or, is it the same child?)
In the 1880 census, Zelotus is listed as Ellen age 65. Also, buried beside George W. Flinn is Mrs. Z. E. Flinn (no dates). I have not found a marriage record for them.
I also have not found a census for them with children listed with a last name of Flinn or Flynn. I have no idea who the A. G. Abbot listed in the 1860 census is. It appears the Sidney may have been the child of Andrew T. Craig (June 10, 1833-June 21, 1861) and Sidney Brand (September 3, 1838-December 18, 1858) who married November 24, 1857. If so, Andrew's parents were Samuel Craig and Isabella Underwood Craig. Both are buried at Fairview Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Perry County. Sidney Brand Craig is listed as buried at Hopewell Church Cemetery, too. Andrew T. Craig is listed, also. One would assume his body was shipped home, or it is strictly a memorial. I have not tried to find out which.
My husband's ancestors, Anderson Freeman Flinn and his first wife, Nancy Caroline Barton Stewart Flinn, are buried at Mt. Hermon Cemetery in Hale County, Alabama. His Underwood ancestors were from the Perry County area. Isabella Underwood Craig's grandfather was also my husband's ancestor.
This has been a long way of saying I do not think this George W. Flinn had children -- or I have not been able to find them. If Abraham married and had children, I have not found those records either. There were some other Flynns and Flinns in Alabama during this time period, but, I do not know if they fit into this family or not.
If the records I have found are correct and they do appear to be correct, Anderson Freeman Flinn's other brothers should be David Flinn, William Flinn who married Ivy Steifle and remained in South Carolina, and Edmond who died single in 1848 in South Carolina. Their parents should be William Flinn (Flynn) and Nancy (West ?) who are buried in Edgefield County, South Carolina. Edmond's estate records listed his siblings by William Flinn and Nancy (West ??).
I am absolutely positive Anderson Freeman Flinn is one my husband's ancestor.
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