Elizabeth Jane Flora1,2,3

ID# 20659, (abt 1828 - 1899)
FatherGeorge Flora4 (12 Apr 1784 - 25 Jan 1861)
MotherRebecca Simpson4 (10 Apr 1790 - 17 Feb 1873)

Key Events:

Birth: about 1828, Pennsylvania5,6,7
Marriage: 30 Oct 1848, McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania, John Chesnut (17 Apr 1826 - 16 Dec 1894)8,9,10
Death: 27 Jan 1899, Frederick Co., Maryland3
ChartsDescendants of David Dutt/Toot
AncestryThe Dutt/Toot Family

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Narrative:

     Elizabeth Jane Flora was born about 1828 in Pennsylvania.5,6,7 She was probably one of the two females under age 5 listed in the household of her father, George Flora, in the 1830 Federal Census of Air Twp., Bedford Co., Pennsylvania.11 She was probably the female age 10 to 15 listed in the household of her father in the 1840 Federal Census of Air Twp., Bedford Co., Pennsylvania.12
     Elizabeth married John Chesnut, son of Major George Chesnut and Elizabeth Edwards, on 30 Oct 1848 in McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania.8,9,10
     Elizabeth and John Chesnut appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Dublin Twp., Fulton Co., Pennsylvania, enumerated 25 Sep 1850, reporting no real estate. Their son George was listed as living with them, as was Susan Spencer, age 12, relationship unknown. She may have been related to the Samuel Spencer family that was listed next in the record.13
     Elizabeth and John appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Dublin Twp., Fulton Co., Pennsylvania, enumerated 19 Sep 1860, reporting no real estate but personal estate of $150. Their children George, Charlotte and James were listed as living with them.14
     Elizabeth and John appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Ft. Littleton, Fulton Co., Pennsylvania, enumerated 13 Jul 1870, reporting real estate valued at $2,000 and personal estate of $150. Their children George, Charlotte, Alice, Ann, Martha and Flora were listed as living with them.15
     Elizabeth and John moved with all their younger children to West Virginia before 1880. They appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Hampshire Co., West Virginia, enumerated 10 Jul 1880, as was James R. Edwards, age 23, a farm hand. Their children James, Alice, Ann, Martha and Flora were listed as living with them.16
     Her husband died on 16 Dec 1894 in Martinsburg, West Virginia.17
     Elizabeth evidently moved to Maryland, where her daughter Flora and her family were living, after her husband's death.
     Elizabeth died on 27 Jan 1899 in Frederick Co., Maryland.3

Children:
     Children with John Chesnut:

Citations

  1. [S6728] Berkeley County West Virginia GenWeb, online, "Biography of John Chesnut," submitted by Marilyn Gouge, extracted from West Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia, vol 3, a reprint of Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia Berkeley County, West Virginia, Biographies List (1884), shows name as Elizabeth Flora.
  2. [S6729] John Chesnut household, 1850 U.S. Census, Fulton Co., Pennsylvania, shows name as Elizabeth J. Chesnut.
  3. [S6777] Elizabeth Jane Chesnut, death index card.
  4. [S6728] Berkeley County West Virginia GenWeb, online, "Biography of John Chesnut," submitted by Marilyn Gouge, extracted from West Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia, vol 3, a reprint of Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia Berkeley County, West Virginia, Biographies List (1884).
  5. [S6729] John Chesnut household, 1850 U.S. Census, Fulton Co., Pennsylvania, shows age 22 and state.
  6. [S6730] John Chestnut household, 1860 U.S. Census, Fulton Co., Pennsylvania, shows age 32 and state.
  7. [S6733] John Chesnut household, 1870 U.S. Census, Fulton Co., Pennsylvania, shows age 44 and state.
  8. [S6728] Berkeley County West Virginia GenWeb, online, "Biography of John Chesnut," submitted by Marilyn Gouge, extracted from West Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia, vol 3, a reprint of Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia Berkeley County, West Virginia, Biographies List (1884), shows date, city, and state.
  9. [S6729] John Chesnut household, 1850 U.S. Census, Fulton Co., Pennsylvania, shows them apparently living as husband and wife.
  10. [S6730] John Chestnut household, 1860 U.S. Census, Fulton Co., Pennsylvania, shows them apparently living as husband and wife.
  11. [S6650] George Flora household, 1830 U.S. Census, Bedford Co., Pennsylvania.
  12. [S6651] George Flora household, 1840 U.S. Census, Bedford Co., Pennsylvania.
  13. [S6729] John Chesnut household, 1850 U.S. Census, Fulton Co., Pennsylvania.
  14. [S6730] John Chestnut household, 1860 U.S. Census, Fulton Co., Pennsylvania.
  15. [S6733] John Chesnut household, 1870 U.S. Census, Fulton Co., Pennsylvania.
  16. [S6734] John Chestnut household, 1880 U.S. Census, Hampshire Co., West Virginia.
  17. [S6739] John Chestnut, death register.
  18. [S6729] John Chesnut household, 1850 U.S. Census, Fulton Co., Pennsylvania, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  19. [S6730] John Chestnut household, 1860 U.S. Census, Fulton Co., Pennsylvania, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  20. [S6733] John Chesnut household, 1870 U.S. Census, Fulton Co., Pennsylvania, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  21. [S6731] James M. Chesnut, Certificate of Death.
  22. [S6741] James W. Sigler and Margaret E. Chesnut, marriage license and certificate.
  23. [S6734] John Chestnut household, 1880 U.S. Census, Hampshire Co., West Virginia, shows the girl as daughter of Elizabeth's husband.
  24. [S6742] John H. Daniels and Alice B. Chesnut, marriage license and certificate.
  25. [S6743] George A. Williams and Ann E. Chestnut, marriage license and certificate.
  26. [S6744] Daniel G. Moler and Elle D. Chestnut, marriage license and certificate.