Biography of James Monroe Flint

Flint, James Monroe, p. o. Akron, N. Y., was born in the township of Pembroke, Genesee county, N. Y., January 6, 1817, educated in a log school house, and always followed the honorable occupation of farming until he retired. The splendid farms he and his sons now own were an unbroken wilderness when he first came on the stage of action. He was married three times; first on February 2, 1843, to Dejadamia Ford of Newstead, N. Y., who died December 30, 1844; second, on February 1, 1845, to Emeline Saxton, who died April 6, 1875, leaving four children: Milo M., Nelson W., Wallace K. and Harriet; and third, on June 15, 1876, to Mrs. Sarah (Hill) Anderson. Milo M. was born November 12, 1847, educated in the public schools, and on March 15, 1876, married Susan Ford of Newstead; they had one son, Leon Ford; Mrs. Susan Flint died December 22, 1879. Nelson W. is a merchant in Akron; he married Emma Twinn of Newstead; they had three sons: Floyd M., Glen W., and Ray, who died in infancy. Wallace K. is a farmer in Newstead; he married Ida Cummings of that township, who has borne him four children: Mabel L., Ernest (died in infancy), Harrison and Monroe W.; Harriet resides with her brother, Milo M. Mr. Flint's father, Elijah Flint, was born in Dracut. Mass., March 11, 1779, and in 1802 he married Lydia Jones of Dracut; they had nine children. Elijah Flint came to Pembroke from Massachusetts in 1811, and died December U, 1858, and his widow September 6, 1872. Mrs. Flint's father, Charles Hill, was born in the State of Vermont in the year 1805. He located in St. Lawrence county, this State, when a young man, and married Sarah Gowan of that county. Mr. Hill died in 1887, his wife preceding him the same year. Mr. Flint is a Universalist; in his political choice he is a thorough Democrat. The family date back to Salem, Mass., to the days of the Mayflower, to Thomas and William Flint. The family came from New England and was of Welsh origin.

Our County and it's people
A descriptive work on Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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