John FLAGG, Sr 1 2
- Born: 25 May 1673, Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA 1 2
- Christened: Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
- Married: Bef 1700, Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA 1
- Died: Abt 19 Dec 1732, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA 1 2
Other names for John were FLEG and FLEGG.
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A Genealogical Register of the First Settlers of New England, John Farmer, Genealogical Publishing Co, Lancaster MA 1829, p108: GERSHAM (sic) FLAGG, Massachusetts, admittted freeman 1674, Son John born 1643. This and the preceding is spelled "Fleg".
FAMILY RECORDS of the Descendants of GERSHOM FLAGG [Born 1730] of Lancaster Massahusettes (sic) with Other Genealogical Records of THE FLAGG FAMILY Descended from THOMAS FLEGG OF WATERTOWN MASS and Including THE FLEGG LINEAGE IN ENGLAND Compiled and Published by Norman Gersom Flagg and Lucius C S Flagg 1907
Chapter III The Flagg Lineage from Thomas Flegg of Watertown Mass to Gershom Flagg (Born 1730) of Lancaster Mass 1637-1758
pg 21: The Second Generation in America
Lieut Gershom Flagg
The eldest son of Thomas Flegg was Gershom Flagg, born in Watertown MA 16 Apr 1641. He settled in Woburn MA and there married 15 Apr 1668 Hannah Leppingwell who was born 6 Jan 1647-48 in Woburn, the daughter of Mitchell Leppingwell. To this union ten children were born, of whom the third child John Flagg is the ancestor of the families included within this Record.
Lieut Gershom Flagg was admitted freeman in Watertown 27 May 1676 and according to North's History of Augusta ME was slain by Indians at Lamprey River NH 6 Jul 1690- presumably while on an expedition against Port Royal Acadia in French territory. His widow married 10 Dec 1696 Ensign Israel Walker, whose first wife had died 9 Mar 1694.
(See Chap VII for complete list of Gershom Flagg's children.)
pg 21: The Third Generation in America
Of Lieut Gershom Flagg's ten children, the third child and third son was John, who was born 25 May 1673, probably in Woburn MA; he moved to Boston about 1700, and died there about 1732, his will being proved 19 Dec that year. He married previous to 1700 Abiah Kornic, a native of England. He and his wife sold land in Woburn in 1699, and in 1717 he purchased estate on Hanover Street in Boston, of Samuel Vickers, where the American House now stands (1906). According to Dr Bond, Watertown, John Flagg was a tanner.
'By his will he gave his negro boy Pompey to his son Ebenezer forever, and his house and land on Hanover Street to his son Gershom, upon his paying the other heirs their respective portion of its appraised value. His wife died 3 Sep 1715 and was buried in the Granary burying ground, Tremont Street, Boston, where a stone with an inscription marks her grave. Four of her children were buried by the side of her grave.' (North's Augusta).
Lucius CS Flagg visited the grave of Abiah Flagg in 1904 and found it situated about midway between the tomb of John Hancock and that of Benjamin Franklin's parents, in what is now called the 'Old Granary Burying-ground.' On her tombstone is inscribed: 'Here lyes ye body of Abiah Flagg, wife of John Flagg, d Sept. 3, 1715'. And on the headstones of four of the children appear the following: 'Mr Gershom Flagg, died March 23, 1771, aged 66'. 'Hannah Flagg, died Dec. 12, 1702, aged 1 yrs 8 mos'. 'Ebenezer Flagg, died Aug. 27, 1708, aged 4 yrs'. 'Thomas Flagg, died Sept. 1713, aged 1 yr'.
Regarding the bequests in John Flagg's will, Benjamin AG Fuller, himself a Flagg by descent (see Chapter VII), made the following comments before the New England Genealogical Society in 1872: 'This (the negro) was Ebenezer's sole inheritance, yet with Pompey alone, he seems to have made some headway in the world, as he afterwards married Mary, the daughter of Gov. Samuel Ward, of RI, and his oldest sone (Henry Collins) married the widow of Washington Allston's father. Whether his father's bequest of the boy Pompey 'forever' still holds good, I am unable to state. Gershom was the executor of his father's will and came into possession and ownership of the homestead, which was situate upon the spot now occupied by the American House on Hanover St.'
John and Abiah Flagg were the parents of nine children, whose names are given in Chapter VII. Their third child was Eleazer Flagg, who we shall see later on was the grandfather of the two soldier boys of '76, Ebenezer and Gershom. Their seventh child was the Ebenezer Flagg above mentioned as the owner of 'Pompey', and this Ebenezer Flagg, of Boston, had a grandson Henry Collins Flagg Jr of Newport RI, whose granddaughter Alice Gwynne married Cornelius Vanderbilt and is the mother of Cornelius and Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt.
(See Chapters VI and VII for full record.)
Ancestry.com, Ancestry World Chart, Ancestors of Earl Randolph GERTZ c1925, File Name 147139, Seanandnikki@email.msn.com
Ancestry.com, Ancestry World Chart, Ancestors of Eugene Worth GRAVES c1903, File Name 117205, Ayres@prodigy.net
1. Removed; Abt 1700, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA. From Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
2. Will Proved; 19 Dec 1732, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA.
John married Abiah KORNIC before 1700 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA 1. (Abiah KORNIC was born about 1676 in , , England 1 2, died on 3 Sep 1715 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA 1 2 and was buried in Sep 1715 in Cemetery, Old Granary Burying Ground, Tremont Street, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA 1.)