I am also related to a Robert Flatt, born 14, Nov, 1799 - Kirkwall, Orkney Island, Scotland, and died in Waterdown, Canada in 1848. He married Mary Baker and had a son Abraham who later went to Amboy, Illinois. Robert would be my GGGG Grandfather. I believe Robert's father to be John Flatt who married Margaret Shearer. Could Robert be the son of the Robert you posted? Any further info would be appreciated.