To Fly Family Forum People out there who have READ my postings, and are NOT in a mental LONDON FOG,
Please, please, tell JOYCE FORD that I NEVER said (on the internet) that John Fly, (whose tombstone, placed by his grandson B.F. Fly, reads b. 1772,) lived 112 years. Tell her that I have steadfastly advocated the idea that John Fly, b. ca 1705/6 is the best candidate to have fulfilled the family story. The 112/114 year longevity story has been ATTRIBUTED to John 1772, BUT NOT BY ME.
Please tell my erstwhile friend that I have repeatedly said that William Fly b. ca 1726/7 bought 255 acres in two parcels in 1772 and 1774 on the north side of Kirby's creek, which THREE Fly males sold in 1796, to the exact acre.No John Fly was EVER, to my knowledge, involved in the TITLE of THAT property, except John b. 1772, who sold 85 acres of it.I say that you can't rule out a "Grandson" relationship here.Joyce wants to insist that the three inheritors MUST be sons. It is POOR genealogical JUDGEMENT to RULE OUT the grandson relationship here. That Grandsons are selling this property makes more sense in THIS case.
How many times do I have to say it?I have reported a lot of things I have been told, but there is a difference when you take it all in, - shake down the bag, - and say, "This is what I think the data point to, - all things considered." My EARLY work, before I gained the "overview", is FULL of hypothetical ideas, now disproven and discarded.Don't think you are helping ANYONE by quoting my position 15 or twenty years back, WHEN I AM TELLING YOU WHAT I NOW BELIEVE and WHY.
You are at LIBERTY to practice your genealogy all you wish.I deny that you have a LICENCE to use strident, disruptive tactics to confuse people about the positions of others, meaning me and my REAL (PRESENT-DAY) positions after 40 years of study and HARD WORK. It's not for ME to tell YOU what YOUR present position is on something. (You have advised us of changed positions on Capps matters.) Everyone accepts that as realistic.But I call on YOU to stop telling ME what MY PRESENT position is; and I call on you to stop telling OTHERS what MY position is, BECAUSE YOU CAN'T GET IT RIGHT.
Somebody, who has NO axe to grind, PLEASE tell JOYCE FORD that she is NOT understanding what I have made PERFECTLY plain to EVERYONE else; and her obvious confusion is NOT shared by MOST of the rest of the Forum participants.