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Janey Jackson Flythe, third wife of George Washington Flythe.
Posted by: Dale E. Reddick (ID *****9440) Date: February 13, 2005 at 10:17:58
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Hi Folks,

For any of you who might be descendants of G.W. Flythe and Janey 'Jackson' Flythe of Screven County, GA. - I believe that I recently found the marriage record for Janey and her first husband. If this record is valid, then it represents further support for her identity as an Anderson descendant.


Effingham County, Georgia

Compiled by Mrs. Julian C. Lane,
Statesboro, GA.

Page 2

Jane -- John Jackson, Feb. 15, 1862

Page 37

John - Jane Anderson, Feb. 15, 1862

Okay - here we have it. This would seem to be Janey 'Jackson' Flythe - the woman who was the third wife of George Washington Flythe; step-mother to Sarah Elizabeth "Lizzie" Flythe Lockliear and George Walter Flythe; and the mother of my grandmother Rosetta Marvin Flythe Reddick. Janey was the grandmother to dozens of folks born in Screven County. My father had told me that while Janey had actually been born a 'Kennedy' (Canedy), she was known as an Anderson prior to her first marriage. This rather nicely fits into the Alley Anderson family of 1850 with her daughter Caroline M. Anderson Canedy and grandson Robert Canedy then living in the upper part of Effingham County. And also with nine year old Jane 'Farmer' found in the nearby household of Asael Farmer in that same 1850 census.

Then, by the 1860 census Caroline M. Anderson Canedy had remarried to Asael Farmer (she was Caroline M. Farmer). And Alley Anderson and her 14 year old grandson Robert Canedy were living with Paul B. Anderson (who may have been a son, nephew, or grandson of Alley - his origins seem unclear). Both of those households were then in Screven County. Janey's presence is a little difficult to place at the time of the 1860 census - for I've found both a Jane Kennedy in nearby Bryan Co. and a Jane B. Anderson in Screven Co. (each 20 or so years in age). If Janey was living in Screven Co., then she seems to have been living with an Anderson cousin. He was 25 year old H. Anderson and she was 20 year old Jane B. Anderson. Jane Elizabeth 'Janey' would have been 18 years of age at the time of the 1860 census. This is not clearly Janey, so more research shall be needed to unravel this part of the story.

'Jon' Jackson was fifteen years old when found in the household of Joel and Elizabeth Jackson in the 1860 census enumerated on June 5. This was in the upper part of Effingham County - in the area of the Egypt P.O. At the time of this marriage in February of 1862, he was still just 16. Janey would have been 20 (she was born August 22, 1841).

So, my great-grandmother's first marriage occurred when she was 20 years of age and she married a 16 year old boy. And he appears to gone off to war. One son named Samuel Jackson was the only offspring of this marriage. I was told by my father that John Jackson died during the Civil War.

I hope that some part of this record proves to be helpful.


Dale E. Reddick

Great-grandson of George Washington FLYTHE (1836 - 1915) and his third wife Jane CANEDY / FARMER / ANDERSON / JACKSON / FLYTHE (1841 - 1914).

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