1. NATHAN MONROE FLOWER was born 14 Dec 1796 at Oak Hill, Greene County NY. In 1822, he and his wife came from Cherry Valley, a journey of 8 days, to Indian River, at the clearing and settlement of Theresa. By the next year, his woolen mill was operating. His works were later destroyed by fire. NATHAN FLOWER was a justice of the peace, in addition to his business. He died in the village 4 Apr 1843 and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery there. He married 13 May 1824 in Springfield, Otsego County NY MARY ANN BOYLE, daughter of PHILIP and (---) BOYLE of Cherry Valley. MARY ANN was born 2 Jan 1805. After her husband's death, she managed the mill and ran two farms which the family owned near Theresa. She died 23 Feb 1869 and was buried with her husband in Oakwood Cemetery. Children, FLOWER: 2 i CAROLINE FLOWER married SILAS L. GEORGE 3 ii ROXALINE FLOWER married Dr. JAMES B. CARPENTER 4 iii NATHAN MONROE FLOWER 5 iv GEORGE WALTON FLOWER 6 v ORVILLE RANNEY FLOWER 7 vi Gov ROSWELL PETTIBONE FLOWER married SARAH M. WOODRUFF 8 vii MARCIUS FLOWER 9 viii JOHN DAVISON FLOWER 10 ix ANSON R. FLOWER
Information was retrieved from:
Wells, Albert: AMERICAN FAMILY ANTIQUITY, 1880. FLOWER. p151-152.
History of Theresa. Ronald E. Sinclair, ed. v1, 1984, Theresa Historical Society, p33, 34.
Both these books, and others on the Flower family, may be found in the Genealogy Department, Flower Memorial Library, Watertown.
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