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Thomas Flint

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Thomas Flint
Born in Flint, Wales, Englandmap
Brother of
Husband of — married in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
Died in Danvers, Essex Co, MA aka Salem Villagemap
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Salem town records first mention him in 1650, altho there is considerable evidence that he arrived earlier. Was one of first settlers of Salem Village, now Danvers. His first property was six miles from Salem and five miles from North Reading and consisted of one hundred fifty acres of pasture and meadow land. Acquired this land by purchase from John Pickering on Sept. 18, 1654. No record of the price paid in this transaction, but the same land was purchased from John Higginson by Pickering three years before this transaction for thirteen pounds. A second lot was purchased from Robert Goodale for twenty pounds on January 1, 1662.
According to the "Genealogical Register of the Descendants of Thomas Flint, of Salem", compiled by John Flint and John H. Stone, Thomas Flint, the emigrant ancestor came to America from Wales, according to tradition. He arrived with his brother William sometime before 1640. William is mentioned in Salem records in 1642 at which time there is some evidence to show that their mother was also living in this country. Hanson in "The History of Danvers" says that Willliam landed here about 1640.
First mention of Thomas is in 1650 Salem town records. He was among the first settlers of Salem Village, now South Danvers. His home was located on the Salem and North Reading road, about 6 miles from town of North Reading, near Phelp's mill and brook. He purchased his land of 150 acres "of meadow and pasture land, and lying within the bounds of Salem" from John Pickering in Sept 18, 1654. Price of land not mention, but John Pickering bought it 3 years prior from John Higginson for L13.
A 2nd lot of 50 acres was purchased Jan 1, 1662 of Robert Goodall, for L20 sterling. Is was situated in Salem being "near upon a square", bounded in south by Henry Phelps, west by Phelp's Brook and north and east by Robt Goodall. Deed witness by Giles Cory whose house stood on land that later became part of Flint homestead. (Both Cory and his wife were accused of witchcraft in the Salem Witch trials in 1692. At 80 yrs. old, Cory refused to confess participation and was "pressed to death" by the laying on of stones--the first and only instance of pressing in New England. By refusing to testify, he insured that his property could NOT be confiscated and would be left to his heirs.)
The land of the patriarch remained in the family over 200 yrs. at least until the 1860s when this book was written. Thomas died April 15, 1663. His wife's name was Ann and they had 6 children:
Elizabeth b. Apr 30, 1650
George b. Jan 6 1652
John, b. Oct 3 1655
Anna b. Dec 25, 1657; d. Apr 1663
Joseph, b. 1662.
Our Flint line are descendants of 2 of the sons: Thomas and George.
Both Daniel Flint and Jarusha Flint, Jarusha Flint Boynton's parents, are descended from Thomas Flint of Salem and Ann ? who married Southwick after Thomas' death.
1 Thomas Flint m Ann Southwick
Brothers 2Thomas m Hannah Moulton George & Elizabeth Putnum
m Mary Dounton __________I
________I I
3Jonathan & Mary Hart George & Jarusha Pope
4Jonathan m1 Lydia Proctor George & Hannah Phelps
I m 2Sarah Smith I
5Daniel m. <-----> Jarusha
6Jarusha m. Cyrus Boynton
Thomas Flint (1603-1663) who was one of the first settlers of Salem Village, and a representative to the General Court (1638-41). He was born in England; his wife's name was Ann. From "Daughters of the American Colonists Lineage Book" Volume 12, Page 42 (BIRTH DATE MAY BE CONFUSING HIM WITH THOS FLINT OF CONCORD--2 different people according to Flint Genealogy.
Birth date and children's dates from Family Trees, no documentation, unless otherwise stated.
(other sons or nephews?)
Edward Flint (abt 1638-1711). Salem, Massachusetts
Ensign of West Foot Company of Salem, 1689


Thomas Flint[1][2][3]


1603 Flint, Wales, England[1]
1603 Wales, England[3]


ABT 1644 Danvers, Essex Co, MA aka Salem Village
Wife: Ann Southwick
Child: Thomas Flint
Child: Elizabeth Flint
Child: George Flint
Child: John Flint
Child: Anna Flint
Child: Joseph Flint


Arrival 1637 Boston, Massachusetts[2]
Arrival 1635 Boston, Massachusetts[2]


2 APR 1672 Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
15 Apr 1663 Essex County, Salem Village, MA, USA[3]


Boston, Massachusetts; Year: 1635; Page Number: 31.
Arrival date: 1635 Arrival place: Boston, Massachusetts
Boston, Massachusetts; Year: 1637; Page Number: 110.
Arrival date: 1637 Arrival place: Boston, Massachusetts
Birth date: 1603 Birth place: Prob Wales, Prob Wales
Death date: 15 Apr 1663 Death place: S.Danvers, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
  • "Daughters of the American Colonists Lineage Book" (sent by Dan McFarling) Volume 12, Page 42
There was a Thomas Flint (1603-1663) who was one of the first settlers of Salem Village, and a representative to the General Court (1638-41). He was born in England; his wife's name was Ann. Thomas and Ann had a son, George Flint (1652-1720). His first wife was Elizabeth Putnam (1662-97). They had a son, also named George (b 1686), who married Jerusha Pope (1695-1781) in 1713. (Was Jerusha Flint [Boynton] named after Jerusha Pope [Flint]?) George and Jerusha Flint also had a son, George (1728-1808) who married Hannah Phelps (1728-1805) in 1753. They had a daughter, Hannah, who married a William Whittredge... Page: Volume 12, Page 42
  • "Register of the Massachusetts Society of the Colonial Dames of America" (MA Soc of Colonial Dames) Page 388
Three Flints are listed: Edward Flint (abt 1638-1711). Salem, Massachusetts Ensign of West Foot Company of Salem, 1689 John Flint (abt 1636-1687), Concord, MA Deputy to the General Court, 1677,1679, 1680, 1682 Lieutenant of Concord Troop of Horse, 1677, and later Captain Thomas Flint (abt 1603-1653), Concord, MA Deputy to the General Court, 1638-1641; Assistant, 1642-51, 1653 Page: p.388
Birth date: 1603Birth place: Massachusetts


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On May 10, 2015 at 07:03GMT Sara Patton wrote:

Flint-1015 and Flint-115 do not represent the same person because: They are father and son. Birth dates, wives, children differ.

On May 9, 2015 at 22:30GMT Carol Flint wrote:

Flint-1015 and Flint-115 appear to represent the same person because:

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