Joseph Flora Jr.1,2,3,4

ID# 15943, (1752 - 1795)
FatherJoseph J. Flory5 (1714 - Sep 1785)
MotherCatherine Zollinger5 ( - Oct 1793)

Key Events:

Birth: 6 Feb 1752, Rapho Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania6,7
Marriage: 23 Jun 1777, Catharine Toot (15 Sep 1757 - Mar 1804)8,9
Death: 10 Jan 179510,11
Burial: Lutheran graveyard, Middletown, Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania12,13
ChartsDescendants of David Dutt/Toot

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Joseph Flora Jr. was born on 6 Feb 1752 in Rapho Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania.6,7 He moved to Lower Paxtang Twp., with his parents in 1759.14

The Revolutionary War --- Text Stolen from ReigelRidge.com !! ---


     The General Assembly of Pennsylvania directed on 13 Jun 1777 that all male inhabitants over age 18 subscribe to an oath renouncing all allegiances to Great Britain and pledging allegiance the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as a free and independent state. Hundreds of residents of Paxton Twp. did so before Joshua Elder, justice of the peace, including Joseph, between 28 Jan and 20 Mar 1778.15
     Joseph married Catharine Toot, daughter of David Dutt and Catherine Klingenmyer, on 23 Jun 1777.8,9
     He was assessed, like other men in Lancaster Co., to support the army in the Revolutionary War. We have record that his assessment of one bushel of wheat and one bushel of forage was collected in 1778.16
     Joseph was serving in Capt. Jonathan McClure's company, 4th Battalion, Lancaster Co. Militia by Aug 1778, with his wife's brothers Conrad and David Toot. Joseph and his wife's brothers Conrad and George were listed in Capt. McClure's company in 1782 as well.17,18 Joseph furnished his wife's brother, Conrad Toot, as a substitute in the 10th Battalion of Lancaster Co. militia, starting 27 Sep 1782.19
     Joseph appeared on the 1790 Federal Census of Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania, with a household consisting of one male over 16 (himself), three under 16 (sons David, Elisha and George) and, four females (wife Catharine Toot and daughters Charity, Elizabeth and Lydia.)20
     Joseph died on 10 Jan 1795 at age 42.10,11 He was buried in Lutheran graveyard, Middletown, Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania, with his wife, according to an 1895 report. However a 1948 family history says they were buried on a farm cemetery that was later part of Middletown airport, and their stones were recovered and moved to Middletown cemetery through the efforts of the D.A.R.12,13

Complex Probates --- Text Stolen from ReigelRidge.com !! ---


     On 20 Jan 1796 the succeeding executors if his father's will presented to the Dauphin Co. Orphan's court a supplementary accounting of the estate. The court ordered that the remaining balance be distributed to his heirs. Joseph's share, to be distributed to his heirs, was £297 6s 6¼p.21
     Joseph died intestate (without leaving a will). His wife, Catharine and her brother George were appointed administrators of his estate. On 17 Jan 1797 they submitted their accounting to the Dauphin Co. Orphan's Court in Harrisburg, reporting a balance of £253 13s 9p. The court directed that after deducting 13s 2p for the expense of the court that the balance be distributed according to law.22
     Following the death of Joseph's widow, George Toot, as surviving administrator, filed a final report on the administration of Joseph's estate with the Dauphin Co. Orphan's Court in Harrisburg. He showed a balance of £145 17s 3p. After adjusting for an error in valuing 12 bonds amounting to £42 17s, and paying to Philip Etlee (guardian of daughter Margaret) $3.50, the balance was ordered to be paid to the heirs according to law.23
     On 4 May 1809, David, as eldest son, petitioned the Dauphin Co. Orphan's Court in Harrisburg to have his father's real estate divided among the surviving children or their representatives. The land was described as about 90 acres in Suatara Twp., bounded by the lands of John Elliott, John and Jacob Bomberger, John Metzgar, and Susquehanna River. The court ordered the sheriff to summon an inquest to divide the land if it could be divided without spoiling the whole, and report back at the next court.24 On 1 Aug 1809 the sheriff reported the results of the inquest, in which the 12 men found that the property could not be divided without spoiling the whole. They found it actually contained 99 acres, which they valued at $33 per acre. Their decision was approved by the court. Joseph Gingrich, assignee of the eldest son, asked to buy the property at that value, which was approved. After deducting costs of $62.37 each heir's share was $457.80.25

Children:
     Children with Catharine Toot:

Citations

  1. [S6427] Orphans Court Dockets, Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania, 1B:20, petition of widow of Joseph Flora Jr., 17 Jan 1797.
  2. [S6469] Bunderman, Flory Flora Fleury Family History 1948, pg 123, shows name as Joseph Flory.
  3. [S975] Egle, Notes and Queries - Annual Volume 1896, pg 15, reprint of paper by E. W. S. P[athemore] read to Dauphin Co. Historical Society, 11 Nov 1895, shows full name.
  4. [S972] Parthemore, Genealogy of the Parthemore Family, pg 27, shows surname.
  5. [S6469] Bunderman, Flory Flora Fleury Family History 1948, pg 36.
  6. [S6469] Bunderman, Flory Flora Fleury Family History 1948, pg 123, shows date, township, and county.
  7. [S975] Egle, Notes and Queries - Annual Volume 1896, pg 15, reprint of paper by E. W. S. P[athemore] read to Dauphin Co. Historical Society, 11 Nov 1895, shows date.
  8. [S6469] Bunderman, Flory Flora Fleury Family History 1948, pg 123, citing Stover's notes of 1896, pg 113, shows date.
  9. [S972] Parthemore, Genealogy of the Parthemore Family, pg 27, shows married.
  10. [S6427] Orphans Court Dockets, Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania, 1B:20, petition of widow of Joseph Flora Jr., 17 Jan 1797, shows date, as 10th; 1C:298-9, petition for division of real estate of Joseph Flora, 4 May 1809, shows year.
  11. [S975] Egle, Notes and Queries - Annual Volume 1896, pg 15, reprint of paper by E. W. S. P[athemore] read to Dauphin Co. Historical Society, 11 Nov 1895, shows date, as 30th.
  12. [S975] Egle, Notes and Queries - Annual Volume 1896, pg 15, reprint of paper by E. W. S. P[athemore] read to Dauphin Co. Historical Society, 11 Nov 1895, shows buried at Lutheran graveyard in Middletown.
  13. [S6469] Bunderman, Flory Flora Fleury Family History 1948, pg 123, shows buried at cemetery at Main and Pine Sts. in Middletown, then says stones recovered from a farm cemetery.
  14. [S6469] Bunderman, Flory Flora Fleury Family History 1948, pg 123.
  15. [S6465] Egle, Pennsylvania Archives, Second Series, vol XIII, pp 393-6.
  16. [S6467] Montgomery, Pennsylvania Archives - Fifth Series, pg 1144.
  17. [S6467] Montgomery, Pennsylvania Archives - Fifth Series, pp 368-9, shows Conrad and David Jr. Toot and Joseph Florey in 2 Aug 1778 return; pp 1044-5 show Conrad and George Toot and Joseph Florey in 1782.
  18. [S6465] Egle, Pennsylvania Archives, Second Series, vol XIII, pp 391-2, muster roll 11 Apr 1781 by Jonathan McClure, Captain, lists Conrad, David Jr., and George in 8th class.
  19. [S6467] Montgomery, Pennsylvania Archives - Fifth Series, pp 1022-3, shows Conrad as substitute for John Miller; pp 1028-9 shows Conrad as substitute for Joseph Florey.
  20. [S6471] Joseph Flora household, 1790 U.S. Census, Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania.
  21. [S6427] Orphans Court Dockets, Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania, 1A:534, supplemental accounting for Joseph Flora Sr., 20 Jan 1796.
  22. [S6427] Orphans Court Dockets, Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania, 1B:19, accounting of administrators of Joseph Flora, 17 Jan 1797.
  23. [S6427] Orphans Court Dockets, Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania, 1C:237, accounting of administrator of Joseph Flora, 4 Jun 1808.
  24. [S6427] Orphans Court Dockets, Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania, 1C:298-9, petition for division of real estate of Joseph Flora, 4 May 1809.
  25. [S6427] Orphans Court Dockets, Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania, 1C:311-2, report of sheriff in division of real estate of Joseph Flora, 1 Aug 1809.
  26. [S6954] Kolbe, "Halifax County Powers of Attorney," pg 123, extract of deed book 22, pg 124, Thomas Leak and wife Elizabeth to Adam Foot, shows her as distibutee or heir of Joseph Flood, decd. of Dauphin Co. Pa.
  27. [S6427] Orphans Court Dockets, Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania, 1B:20, petition of widow of Joseph Flora Jr., 17 Jan 1797; 1C:298-9, shows she delivered a child about four months after his death; petition for division of real estate of Joseph Flora, 4 May 1809, shows his wife as pregnant with a son as his death.