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Rev George Flint
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Birth: Jul. 19, 1801
Somerset County
Maryland, USA
Death: Sep. 25, 1871
Salem Coffey P O and Station
Daviess County
Missouri, USA

DOB calculated from age.
(Note DOD corrected from previous posting)
Christening recorded at Stepney Parish, Somerset Co, MD, son of WILLIAM and Temperance Flint
Married Nancy Ann Foster 21 May 1827 who died in 1849.
He married Margaret Jane Reeves 16 Dec 1855
Rev. Flint, a farmer, was also a pioneer Minister of the Christian Church and started several congregations in northwest Missouri.
He died in Salem Twp, P.O. Coffey, Daviess Co, MO.

From the" HISTORY OF NORTHWEST MISSOURI" pgs 1350-1353":
"Geo Flint - this name deserves remembrance among the pioneers of NW Mo. He was b in MD July 19,1801.
After the death of his father, his mother brought his family to Hamilton Co, Ohio where she died about 1820. The circumstances of his youth in a new country and with a meagerness of family resources left him little opportunities for gaining an education, and his regular schooling was confined to 3 months. His studious nature and ambition for a life of usefulness enabled him to overcome this handicap, and in time he became a man of intellectual attainments far above the average. By the light of a fire kindled by hickory bark, he studied arithmatic, grammar, geography, and some history, consuming the contents of the limited store of books which he could buy or borrow, and eventually even entered the field of the classics and was able to read both Greek and Latin. Both in early and later in life he taught many terms of school, chiefly in the country districts. His talents as a conversationalist and a public speaker led him into the ministry. As an illustration of his familiarity with the Bible, it is recalled that he once repeated from memory the whole of Paul's letter to the Hebrews - 13 Chapters.

He was never identified with any secret order. In politics, before the war he was a Democrat and in 1860 voted for Stephen A Douglas for president as did his sons. His next ballot went to Mr. Lincoln and his sons followed his example.

Rev. Geo Flint brought his family out to MO in the early 1840's and entered land in Daviess Co. About 1848 he opened a store on his land in Washington TWP and continued as a merchant until 1849. Soon afterward, selling his farm, he moved to Saline County, and while there lived in the town of Miami and was an active preacher. He organized the Christian Church at Arrow Rock and preached at Brunswick. While in Davies County he organized a church in the Ford schoolhouse, and the society afterwards erected a house of worship at Coffey. Soon after the Civil War, Rev Flint moved to Coffey, then an inland village and remained there until his death, Sept 21, 1871." 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Temperance Humphries Flint (1770 - 1833)
 
 Spouses:
  Nancy Foster Flint (1809 - 1849)
  Margaret Jane Reeves Flint (1824 - 1896)
 
 Children:
  William Foster Flint (1828 - 1892)*
  Rachel Temperance Flint Maize (1830 - 1892)*
  Louisa Ann Flint Alley (1832 - 1874)*
  Thomas Jefferson Flint (1835 - 1922)*
  Mariah R. Flint Thomas (1838 - 1869)*
  John Logan Flint (1840 - 1922)*
  Andrew Seright Flint (1842 - 1863)*
  Asby Christina Flint Gerrish (1844 - 1923)*
  Larkin Stampern Flint (1847 - 1932)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Flint (1793 - ____)*
  Dorcas Flint Davis (1795 - 1868)*
  Thomas Flint (1798 - 1846)*
  George Flint (1801 - 1871)
  Maria L Flint Thurston (1804 - 1870)*
  Joseph Humphries Flint (1807 - 1871)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Age 70 yrs, 2 mos, 6 days. H/o Nancy Flint. Information courtesy: McClary Cemetery, Washington Twp., Daviess Co., Missouri, By S. Terry, 2006
 
Burial:
McClary Cemetery
Coffey
Daviess County
Missouri, USA
 
Maintained by: Jane Gerrish Waddell
Originally Created by: One from many
Record added: Feb 20, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24776039
Rev George Flint
Added by: Jane Gerrish Waddell
 
Rev George Flint
Added by: Jane Gerrish Waddell
 
Rev George Flint
Added by: Jane Gerrish Waddell
 
 
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- E. Barnes
 Added: Sep. 30, 2012
 
 
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