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Joseph Humphries Flint 1807~1871

FLINT, ABRAHAM, KNIGHT

Posted By: Mary (email)
Date: 9/21/2008 at 21:34:36

Mar. 30, 1807
Maryland, USA
Death: May 22, 1871
Wapello County
Iowa, USA

Husband of Rebecca Abraham

Joseph H. Flint was born in Maryland and was four years of age when taken to Indiana by his parents. There he was reared and mentally trained, and afterward engaged in teaching school.

He became the minister of the Baptist Church and followed that vocation nearly all his life. He moved to Iowa during the winter 0f 1841~1842 and lived in Fairfield. He then moved to Locust Grove Twp; where he remained until the Spring of 1843, when he located in Wapello County. He took up claim half a mile from Eldon, in Washington Twp. there he resided until his death May 22, 1871.

He married Rebecca Abraham who was born in Butler, County Ohio and they raised the following children; Isaac and William of Jefferson county Iowa; Wilson F. who lives in Texas; Rebecca wife of Edward E. Thompson of California and Susanna; wife of Z.T. Knight of Washington Twp.

He was a Democrat in politics and was elected to the State Legislature from Wapello, JEFFERSON, and Van Buren Counties in 1846. He was county judge from 1858~1862 serving in that capacity for two terms.


 

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