Elisha Flora1,2,3,4

ID# 20415, (1780 - bef 1860)
FatherJoseph Flora Jr.1 (6 Feb 1752 - 10 Jan 1795)
MotherCatharine Toot1 (15 Sep 1757 - Mar 1804)

Key Events:

Birth: 17805,6,7
Marriage: 31 Aug 1803, Halifax Co., Virginia, Genette Young (about 1782 - Nov 1859)8,9
Death: before 1860
ChartsDescendants of David Dutt/Toot
AncestryThe Dutt/Toot Family

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Narrative:

     His given name was recorded in some records as Elijah.10,2 Elisha Flora was born in 1780.5,6,7 He was probably one of the three males under age 16 listed in the household of his father, Joseph Flora Jr., in the 1790 Federal Census of Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania.11
     Elisha moved to Halifax Co., Virginia, apparently following his mother's younger brother, Adam Toot, some time before he married there in 1803.
     Elisha married Genette Young on 31 Aug 1803 in Halifax Co., Virginia.8,9
     The 1810 census for Halifax Co. and several other counties were burned when the British occupied Washington, but the tax lists survive. Elisha appeared on the 1810 tax list for the Northern District of Halifax Co., reporting one white male over age 16, and one horse or mule. His tax due was 12¢.12
     Elisha appeared on the 1820 Federal Census of Meadsville, Halifax Co., Virginia, with a household consisting of one white male under age 10 (unknown), one age 16 to 18 (unknown), and one age 26 to 45 (himself), two white females under age 10 (daughters Elizabeth and Margarette), two age 10 to 16 (Harriett and Susan), two age 16 to 26 (probably Catharine and another), and one over age 26 to 45 (wife Genette). There was also one male slave age 15 to 26.13
     Elisha appeared on the 1830 Federal Census of Halifax Co., Virginia, with a household consisting of one male age 5 to 10 (unknown), one age 20 to 30 (unknown), and one age 50 to 60 (himself), one female age 10 to 15 (probably daughter Janett though she was not yet 10), two age 15 to 20 (Harriett and Susan), and one age 40 to 50 (wife Genette Young). The household also included one male slave under age 10 and a female age 10 to 24.14
     Elisha appeared on the 1840 Federal Census of Halifax Co., Virginia, with a household consisting of two males age 15 to 20 (unknown), and one age 60 to 70 (himself), two females age 20 to 30 (probably daughters Janett and Susan, though Janett was not yet 20), and one age 50 to 60 (wife Genette). There also two female slaves listed, one age 10 to 24, and the other age 24 to 36.2
     Elisha and Genette Young appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Pittsylvania Co., Virginia, enumerated 16 Dec 1850, Their daughter Janett and her husband were evidently living close by, or perhaps even in the same dwelling, as they were listed in the preceding household in the census record.3
     He was a carpenter.15,16,3
     Elisha apparently died before 1860, as he is not found in the 1860 census, but no death record has been found.

Children:
     Children with Genette Young

The number of unknown young boys recorded in the 1820, 1830, and 1840 censuses suggest Elisha and Genette had additional children whose names are unknown.

Citations

  1. [S6427] Orphans Court Dockets, Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania, 1B:20, petition of widow of Joseph Flora Jr., 17 Jan 1797.
  2. [S6481] Elijah Flora household, 1840 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia.
  3. [S6480] Elisha Flora household, 1850 U.S. Census, Pittsylvania Co., Virginia.
  4. [S6478] South Central Virginia Genealogical Society, Inc., online, 1857, record for Susan Tinsley, citing ID 1124, line 41, pg 33, shows father as Elijah Flord.
  5. [S6427] Orphans Court Dockets, Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania, 1B:20, petition of widow of Joseph Flora Jr., 17 Jan 1797, shows age 15 at his father's death 10 Jan 1795.
  6. [S6480] Elisha Flora household, 1850 U.S. Census, Pittsylvania Co., Virginia, shows age 70 and state, as Virginia.
  7. [S6469] Bunderman, Flory Flora Fleury Family History 1948, pg 123, shows year, as 1781.
  8. [S3519] "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940," FamilySearch.org, record for Elijah Flora and Genette Young, citing FHL #31918 and pg 52.
  9. [S6480] Elisha Flora household, 1850 U.S. Census, Pittsylvania Co., Virginia, shows them apparently living as husband and wife.
  10. [S6616] Land Tax Books, Halifax Co., Virginia, 1810, bk B, pg 16, shows name as Elijah Flora.
  11. [S6471] Joseph Flora household, 1790 U.S. Census, Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania.
  12. [S6616] Land Tax Books, Halifax Co., Virginia, 1810, bk B, pg 16.
  13. [S6485] Elijah Flora household, 1820 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia.
  14. [S6484] Adam Toot household, 1830 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia.
  15. [S6485] Elijah Flora household, 1820 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows two members of the household engaged in agriculture and one in manufactures.
  16. [S6481] Elijah Flora household, 1840 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows three persons engaged in manufactures or trades.
  17. [S3519] "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940," FamilySearch.org, record for Matthias D. Ohiordan Or Okiordan and Catharine Flora, citing FHL #31918 and pg 135.
  18. [S3519] "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940," FamilySearch.org, record for Melcajah Ferrell and Johannet Flora, citing FHL #31918 and pg 137.
  19. [S3519] "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940," FamilySearch.org, record for John Adams and Susan Flora, citing FHL #31918 and pg 167.
  20. [S3519] "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940," FamilySearch.org, record for Isaac Standley and Margarette Flora, citing FHL #31918 and pg 152.
  21. [S3519] "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940," FamilySearch.org, record for Fielding Perkerson and Elizabeth Ann Flora, citing FHL #31918 and ID 150.
  22. [S6095] "Virginia, Deaths and Burials, 1853-1912," FamilySearch.org, record for Elizabeth A. Parkinson, citing FHL #2056983, shows father as Cajah Flora.
  23. [S3519] "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940," FamilySearch.org, record for Rodrick P. Calhoon and Janett F. Flora, citing FHL #33326 and pg 141.