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Posted by: Lynne Jones (ID *****9809) Date: January 22, 2004 at 06:20:53
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Hi all-
I have seen a good writeup on the Flitner family starting with a German doctor names Zacharias Nicolous Fliedner.( from the FTM-CD#523) He had completed his medical studies at Goatha on April 29,1743, then travled over Europe, joined the Prussian army as a surgeon, and finally landed in Boston about 1764.He was induced to go north by a Judge North and ended up in the Kennebec region at Gardinerston, on the west side of the river (Gardiner).

Apparently he changed his name by the time his marriage to Lucy Colburn on Nov 5,1765 took place. There is also an account of the Colburn family. Dr. Flitner bought land from Dr Sylvester Gardiner. Eventually he moved his family to Lake Maranocook where they lived at the time of the Rev. War- he served as a surgeon in the war for several years. In 1779 he was a surgeon in Col McCobb's regiment of militia in Gen. Lovell's Brigade. He finally built a house on the east side of Nahumkeag Pond whre he passed his remaining years.

The person I am interested in is his son William (b. 1766) who settled in Georgetown, Maine. He was a shipwright and married on Jan 6,1790 to Mrs Dorothy (Harford) Oliver of Gerogetown.He bought land from John Parker of then "Parker's Island" and also land from Lithgrow and Harford. William had no children and his will dated Aug 17, 1830 , he leaves all his estate, both personal and real, to Charlotte Remick, "the daughter of my late beloved wife". He died in Georgetown on Oct 8,1835.

Does anyone have information on this branch of the family-
Thanks for anything you can contribute-
Lynne A. Jones
Georgetown Historical Society
Georgetown, Maine

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