GENEALOGICAL AND FAMILY HISTORY OF THE COUNTY OF JEFFERSON NEW YORK
A RECORD OF THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF HER PEOPLE AND THE Phenomenal Growth of her Agricultural and Mechanical Industries
COMPILED UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF THE LATE R. A. OAKES CUSTODIAN OF THE JEFFERSON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
COLONEL GEORGE WALTON FLOWER, the subject of the following memoir, was of English descent, his ancestors, known by the name Floier, holding large possessions in Devonshire at the time ofthe Conquest. One of the ancestors, Captain William Floier, was born near the city of Exeter in 1450 and accompanied the army of King Edward IV in the descent on France in 1490. He married Phillipa Crooke and became later a resident of Willston, Dorsetshire. Of his three sons, William, born 1530, married Elizabeth Kirk.
I. From this marriage descended Lamrock Flower, the progenitor of the American branch of the family. He was born in Whitwell, Rutlandshire, England. The date of his emigration is not known, but he settled in 16S5 at Hartford, Connecticut, where he died in 1716. He was the father of eight children.