It's probable that he was the brother of Noah Fluharty (c1749-c1805), James Fluharty (c1751-1822), and Stephen Fluharty (c1753-1825).Stephen was a witness at Massy's wedding and all four of them were indentured as poor children in Frederick Co, MD.The notes are not at hand, but I believe Massy was indentured in 1768 or 1769, to Joseph Beall Jr.Only brief (and genealogically uninformative) memos are entered in the Judgment Records of Frederick Co, though the entry for James does call him "orphan," indicating his father was dead.Noah was indentured in 1759, James in 1761, each aged "10 yrs as it is said."There is an order for Stephen to be brought in but no action was taken on it that I can see.His pension suggests he was born 1746 but the indenture order was 1767, so he was obviously younger than this.Circumstances suggest he was born abt 1753.Massy's birth date of 25 December is given in the order re: him, with indication that he was born in either 1755 or 1756, I don't recall which without my old notes.None of the orders show from whose custody they were to be taken.
Noah and James moved into the upper Monongahela Valley (present Fayette Co, PA) in the earlier 1770s.James later lived at West Liberty, Ohio Co, WV, and had some dealings with an Absalom Ridgely who is presumably a relative of Mary Ridgely Fluharty.(Some years ago I saw a tentative stab at placing her in the family of Westall Ridgely but I don't remember the details.That's where she has to go, however.)Stephen didn't leave MD until the mid-1790s.He went to Fayette Co, PA, around the same time Massy moved to the Wheeling area.Both Stephen and Noah wound up at Rivesville, Marion Co, WV.
The families of Stephen (if he had issue, which is not at all certain) and of Noah are extremely ill-recorded.I'm descended from one, but after 45 years of searching I still have no idea which.My guess is that the father of these children may have been killed by Indians during the French and Indian War, or at least died during that period (1755-58).Frederick Co records are quite poor for those years.