Jim, Thanks for the reply.I understand what you are saying. As for the early Virginia records, I consider Bonnie Flythe and the Rev. Norman Flythe the best source for that information.Their records have come from actual documents and they both are excellent geneologists, and know you will agree with me on that.They are both very well informed.I would not hesitate to recommend their historys of the early Va. Fly/Flythes.They have access to records thatno one else does because of where they live.There work is priceless.I know we both value the history that they have worked so hard to develope.
There were definately more brothers coming to America to Virginia than 3.Their relationships remain unestablished for lack of records.
I would not consider my self an authority on the Va. Fly/Flythes by any means, however, I am aware of my direct line.At this point, I wish more people would come forth and begin to research Flys also.When we get to the point we are at now, most people would rather take our info as fact rather than try to prove or disprove what is said.I would love to see some fresh, new information from someone else.I think all of us are at the point where that would be refreshing to all of us.Fly research use to be fun - however, over the years it has become a drag.It is at the point where I could write to just about anyone in the U.S. and they will send me your, Faithe's, Rev. Norman and my research.
I use to correspond with Bonnie and the Rev. Norman when I first started researching the Fly family.There help has been tremendous. I also have worked with you for many years.However, we all need fresh input.The reason I asked you about the date of birth for John Fly is because some computer programs will automatically put in Jan. 1 of the death year for sorting purposes.However, Valerie Aud's information that was prnted in a book several years ago had Jan. 1, 1772 for the birth record of John as did David.I do not know which one wrote the history of their families first - both say the same thing.Anyway, I can rule out the computerprograms being part of the problem. that will never be completely resolved...I did not mean to question anyones records, I just wanted to know the basis forthe birth dates of these people because it would certainly make a difference - especily in the case of my B. Rlisha Fly.As for his brother, Jeremiah, I have seen 1772 or 1773 as his birth record.Also, we have proof that the land that Elisha, John and Jeremiah recieved from William Fly was land that William Fly purchased.This property NEVER belonged to John Fly..The 3 brothers recieved land that belonged to William - we all have the land deeds that clairify this that the Rev. Norman Flythe sent us many years ago to help us claairify this info.The land NEVER belonged to a John Fly who you have being the brother's grandfather.I think we can safely put this part of the Fly history to rest since it has been proven several times over.Don't you agree?It gets tiresome to continually disregard what has already been proven.I know you will agree on that also. I will print out what your message says and get back with you. Joyce