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Re: Noah Fluharty-1812
Posted by: R Toothman (ID *****8183) Date: July 18, 2008 at 00:07:28
In Reply to: Re: Noah Fluharty-1812 by Brian Gregory of 97

See Bennett Fluharty's Civil War pension, which includes a notarized transcript of the Noah Fluharty Bible record (which was then owned by the sister Elisabeth, I believe).

This record names all of Noah's children by both wives (though it doesn't specify that this is the case and doesn't even mention that he had a wife before Levina). It's not indicated who wrote the record. Noah claims to be illiterate on the census but I've seen a signature "Noe fleeharty" on a road petition from abt 1830 that I am quite confident is his own writing. Bennett was eligible for an increase in his pension if he could establish he was a certain age and the Bible copy was submitted for that purpose. (I transcribed and annotated it for the Marion Co Genealogy Club's quarterly "Gleanings" back in the 80s.)

There's also a deed of c1912 in Fairmont which is signed by Alexander Fluharty and which identifies him as one of the heirs of James Fluharty (+1912), a bachelor half-brother. If memory serves, Alex was given as a resident of Iowa at the time. And a good many years ago I saw an entry in a local gossip column from the Fairmont Free Press (the rural farm weekly) which mentioned that Alex was back at Plum Run for his first visit since leaving many years ago. This was around 1910. All of my Fluharty material is in storage and I have no idea where the note is, but I found it while paging through the newspaper, which I used to do in my spare time.

See also Marion Co Births & Deaths 1853-1860, p 45, which shows the birth of Sarepta Fluharty, 29 June 1856, daughter of Alexander Fluharty, resident "Illinois," and of Nancy Fluharty, resident Marion Co. Nancy (nee Toothman) was the unremarried widow of Ed Fluharty (+1852), son of Daniel. That will more or less date Alex's (and probably Bennett and David's) departure from WV. Comparison of the deed and the Bible record will fill in the family group.


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