While James Madison Flake that left NC, had only one son that carried on the name, That son and his descendants have more than made up for that shortage.There are lots of Flakes descended from the James Madison branch of the family.
As to the father of Samuel Flake, wouldn't we all like to know that.
Sorry about the slow reply, the message notifying me has been hung up in a "spam folder" that I never check.
good to hear from you cousin Jay.
Len Flake Winmill
ps I tell folks that I am a "real flake" and proud of it. hehehe