|Birth: ||Oct. 12, 1842|
|Death: ||Jan. 5, 1930|
The Flournoy family came to these rolling hills to raise stock and to farm in March of 1870. George Henry Flournoy, Sr. was a Confederate Soldier who came west at the end of the Civil War. As was a custom of the times, especially given their Southern heritage, a portion of the family homestead was set aside as a burial ground. The cemetery contains the graves of twenty individuals. Most are Flournoy family members, but several close friends of the family are also buried here. The earliest burial was that of Mary Friend Flournoy, a daughter of George Henry Flournoy Sr. and his wife, Nannie Martin Flournoy. Mary died October 7, 1871.
The three latest burials are those of the Gibson family. Dr. Richard E. Gibson, an old-time doctor in the Paskenta area, obtained the property through marriage into the Flournoy family. He died in 1941. Amy Gibson, a daughter of Dr. Gibson and his wife, Elizabeth Harriett Flournoy Gibson, was the last to be buried here. She was killed by a bull in the 1940's, not long after the death of her father.
Story Courtesy of Charles Martin.
George married Ann Gregory "Nannie" Martin
in King Queen Co, VA on December 13, 1864.
SOURCE: The Flournoy Family History by Alecia Jean Tipton. 1978.
Nannie Virginia Flournoy Houghton (1876 - 1960)*
Created by: A Canon
Record added: Jan 28, 2008
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