Pioneer Anthony Flansburgh Family
1. ANTHONY FLANSBURGH was born at Schenectady, NY in 1755, and baptized at the
Reformed Dutch Church there. He was the sixth son of JOSEPH VLENSBURGH, great
grandson of a Dane, JAN JANSEN. JAN JANSEN, after arriving at New Amsterdam
about 1678, took the name of the town from whence he came, Flensburgh.
With the Dutch "van" in front of it, he became JAN JANSEN VAN FLENSBURGH,
or Jan Jansen from Flensburgh. ANTHONY FLANSBURGH served four tours of duty
in the Revolutionary War, from 1777 to 1782. With his wife and family,
he removed to the Town of Orleans in Jefferson County in 1823.
He died in 1839 and is buried in Clayton, Jefferson County, NY.
He married in 1788 at Schenectady
SUSANNA VAN ALLEN, daughter of Peter and Maria (Ellwood) Van Allen, and
third cousin of Martin Van Buren.
2 i JANNETJE FLANSBURGH
4. PETER FLANSBURGH was born in Albany County in 1800. He arrived in
Jefferson County in 1823, as did his parents, and he built a sawmill at
Depauville, which he operated for a number of years. Following the
death of his second wife, he removed to Kenosha, Wisconsin.
3 ii MARIA FLANSBURGH
4 iii PETER FLANSBURGH married (1) CATHERINE TUBOIS; (2) CYNTHIA HAYES
He married (1)
CATHERINE TUBOIS of Albany County.
5 i MARY FLANSBURGH
He married (2) in 1834 at LaFargeville, Town of Orleans
6 ii NANCY FLANSBURGH
7 iii SAMANTHA FLANSBURGH
8 iv AMANDA FLANSBURGH
9 v WESLEY FLANSBURGH
10 vi ALONZO FLANSBURGH
CYNTHIA HAYES, who was born 1802 and died in 1862.
11 i SETH ORVILLE FLANSBURGH married LUCY McCOMBS, daughter of
ANDREW and EMILY (DICKEY) McCOMBS of Lyme
11. SETH ORVILLE FLANSBURGH was born in Clayton, Jefferson County, in 1835.
He learned the trade of miller at Depauville and later worked at Redwood,
in the Town of Alexandria, for a number of years. In the late 1880s SETH and
LUCY removed to Grand Ledge, Michigan, where he farmed and became a member of
the Methodist Episcopal Church. SETH ORVILLE died in 1911 at the home of his
daughter, CARRIE A., when her husband was mayor of Grand Ledge.
Both SETH and LUCY are buried there.
12 ii CAROLINE "Carrie" DELILAH FLANSBURGH married
ISAAC EDDY SYLVESTER, son of
IRA and LUCY (DAVIS) SYLVESTER
13 iii TIMOTHY FLANSBURGH married HELEN L. RICHARDSON
He married in 1856
LUCY McCOMBS, who was the daughter of ANDREW and EMILY (DICKEY) McCOMBS.
She died in 1898 at Grand Ledge, Michigan.
14 i AMASA M. FLANSBURGH married INEZ ROGERS, daughter of
SOLON and SARAH (LEWIS) ROGERS
15 ii ADDIE FLANSBURGH married HERBERT LORD
16 iii CARRIE A. FLANSBURGH married ELMER E. EDWARDS
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