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Re: OK JIM NO MESSAGE MEANS NO
Posted by: James Whitney Fly Date: October 16, 1999 at 13:42:33
In Reply to: Re: OK JIM NO MESSAGE MEANS NO by Irma Carsey Janicek of 2405

Hello Irma,

Good to hear from you. Yes, I well remember the family reunion that Virgina (my Ex-wife) and I were invited to by Ann Moran. About 1983, was it? It was a fine day of information exchange. It was pre-computer time, and I had ALL of my information on the rolls of shelf paper. - Remember?

Apparently Neatsie Williams queried you on the different ones of the pioneering Fly brothers, Elisha, jr., "Rev." John and Jeremiah AND added ENOCH to the query. Your answers seemed right on-target.

For the information of BOTH of you and the Forum readers who may be interested, I will tell you that I have good-quality copies of the data pages of the Enoch family Bible, made availble to me by the Sullivan Family, present descendant/owners of the Bible. They live in California.

Enoch and Enos Fly, b. 1776, (thought to have been twins) were proven sons of John Fly, sen'r., b. ca 1744 by his second wife, name unknown. Their older brother was Emelius (Amelius), b. ca 1780; and their even older HALF brother was John Dixon Fly, b. ca. 1765 to the FIRST wife, name unknown. The third wife and ultimately the Widow was Mary (Hutchings?) by whom William was born. There were several girls born to the second and third wives. - Enoch, b. 1776 was half brother to my ancestor John Dixon Fly. Enoch went to Missouri in the 1820's if not before. Without stopping to check, I'm going to say Howard, Andrew and Barry counties, (MO) come to mind. There are descendants of Enoch in the far-wet today. His relationship would have been like my ancestor in being first cousin to the three we started with, if my hypothesis is correct. Those three went to Tennessee from Northampton Co., NC in 1796 and John Dixon Fly went over in the Summer of 1799.

I hope this answers your questions about Enoch and his place in the "fit".

Keep in touch, cousin.

James Whitney Fly
"Cousin Jim"

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