John Fly born 1772, Northampton Co., N.C. I will use 1772 as his birth year only, since I personally have not seen a record of day and year.He died December 1, 1855, Maury Co., Tenn.
This John Fly did not participate in the Battle of Kings Mountain (check your dates please) - some say his middle name was Lytle which has been ruled out by most as error.
This John did not live to be 112 years old - check your dates please)
married 3 times
1. Sarah Jane Trader married possibly in Hertford Co., N.C. (scotch Isrish descent)
2. Lydia Newton, married June 18, 1811 (marriage record)
3.Sarah Lavina McCoy , married Nov. 25, 1847 (marriage license)
1.Lawrence Fly born Nov. 11, 1791, possibly Hertford Co., N.C.no proof Hertford is a burned county - that does not mean he didn't.It means he could have.
married Nov. 8, 1810 to Katherine Mayberry
(from Mayberry Family Tree)
died June 30, 1874, Maury Co., Tenn.(some have said Clarence was part of his name, however, over the years, this has been dismissed as an error)
2.Col. William Fly born Sept 11, 1794, Northampton Co., N.C.
married Mary Mitchell Nov. 15 1810, Maury Co., Tenn.(marriage record)
died Mar. 1 1855 Oyster Creek, Brazoria Co., Texas. (Mitchell family Bible records)wife buried West Columbia, Texas.Vance Little a descendent of this family has written a very good story about them.You will find it interesting.
3.Rev. David Fly, born Mar. 18, 1799
married Nov. 19, 1818 to Martha "Patty" McCarter Younger at Williamson Co., Tenn.
died Mar 18, 1870 Yalebusha Co., Miss.
4.Joshua Fly born Jan 18, 1800, married Sarah Blackburn
died Sept. 25, 1875(note:you will see the Blackburn name in Goshen M.E. Church records.
5.John David Fly born Jan 28, 1802,, Leipers Creek, Tenn.
married Jan. 29, 1824 to Sarah "Sally" McCracken
remarried April 30, 1839 to Sarenor Elizabeth Webb
died June 24, 1884
6.Rev. Caleb Fly born Feb. 15, 1808 Leipers Creek, Tenn.married Dec. 19 1824 to Mary B. Hester
died August 22, 1864, Maury Co., Tenn.
7.Mary Fly born 1806, Leipers Creek, Maury Co., Tenn. married April 15 1817 to James Mitchell.
8.Sarah Fly born Leipers Creek, Maury Co., Tenn.married William Blackburn
Marriage records from marriage licenses - tenn. Marriages under Fly
A very nice write up about John Fly was written in the book Methodism in Tenn.To sum it up, it said John could not read or write and that his first wife, Sarah Jane Trader would read the Bible to him and that she was always willing to help her neighbors in need.
3.Rev. David Fly born Mar. 18, 1799