John James Flournoy

Hancock County, Georgia, USA
Death 17 Jan 1879 (aged 70)
Jackson County, Georgia, USA
Burial Pine Mountain, Harris County, Georgia, USA
Plot Row 2 grave 3 past Champion lot
Memorial ID 178058317 View Source
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**Please note that Cemetery is not confirmed yet. It will be updated as soon as information is located.**

John James (formerly Jacobus) Flournoy was the Deaf brother of Marcus A. Flournoy, other Deaf brother, 10 years older than John.

John's confirmed education is unknown, however, William W. Turner did mention among the writings that John lived with him and was tutored on subjects including Clerc's French language. Though, there is no shown registration at American School for the Deaf indicating John enrolled nor graduated there. Sometimes, the registration documents are lost or forgotten, however, with my theory, he did complete his education informally at American School for the Deaf and at the residence of William W. Turner.

John also was instrumental in attempts to establish Georgia School for the Deaf earlier than the founding date. He also attempted to bring up idea of having a Deaf State (colony), a size of Rhode Island state. His ideas were often dismissed based on many responses to him over the period.

Flournoy died in Jackson, Georgia, however, the cemetery is not confirmed yet and not able to locate his burial site. Some did indicate his burial site, but the confirmation needs to be made first.

John's mother, Mary Willis Cobb Flournoy is linked to her uncle, Samuel Cobb, my other ancestor.

Information will be updated when possible as information is being gathered.