Well Cindy we meet again.You see Vernon Austin's mother, Bertha Brooks Austin was also a desc of John R. Flannagin.
I did some more research today and found a War of 1812 record that looks like a POSSIBILITY.
We also have the John R. Flannagin, Sr b abt 1765 Ireland in our tree.
Another researcher has that he was from County Cork in Ireland. Do you know where they got that?
I had another person tell me he left from the port of Dublin, but I never found a record.
I know that our Mary Ann Flannagin who married John Woodard was born 1792 in SC (according to census) and died before the 1870 census. You have that she lived much longer to be almost 100 years old????
Her brother said he was born in TN and that is where we get the TN.Perhaps like John C. Austin, the family did not really stop in TN for very long.
I wish we could find some SC or Irish records to back up the Flannagin story. I do not have any record that shows he might have married a Cherokee. I know he must bave married before 1791 in South Carolina or else in Ireland before his immigration.
I have a War of 1812 service reocrd that might be for him. no proof. First Regt U.S. volunteers in MIssissippi Territory, Pvt. Roll 602 for a John Flannagin. This is a common name, but he was certainly in Alabama at that time and many from here in N.AL Lawrence Co. and TN went to fight the indians with Jackson in 1814. Fort Mims. This record is in a book on ancestry.comMS Territory War of 1812.