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.

Children, FLANSBURGH:

    2     i   JANNETJE FLANSBURGH

    3    ii   MARIA FLANSBURGH

+   4   iii   PETER FLANSBURGH married (1) CATHERINE TUBOIS; (2) CYNTHIA HAYES



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.

He married (1) 

CATHERINE TUBOIS of Albany County.

Children, FLANSBURGH:

    5     i   MARY FLANSBURGH

    6    ii   NANCY FLANSBURGH

    7   iii   SAMANTHA FLANSBURGH

    8    iv   AMANDA FLANSBURGH

    9     v   WESLEY FLANSBURGH

   10    vi   ALONZO FLANSBURGH

He married (2) in 1834 at LaFargeville, Town of Orleans

CYNTHIA HAYES, who was born 1802 and died in 1862.

Children, FLANSBURGH:

+   11     i   SETH ORVILLE FLANSBURGH married LUCY McCOMBS, daughter of
               ANDREW and EMILY (DICKEY) McCOMBS of Lyme

    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



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.

He married in 1856

LUCY McCOMBS, who was the daughter of ANDREW and EMILY (DICKEY) McCOMBS. 
She died in 1898 at Grand Ledge, Michigan.

Children, FLANSBURGH:

   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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