Your John Fly, b. ca. 1789 (My Record #23) was oldest son of John Dixon Fly, b. ca. 1765, Revolutionary soldier, paid NINE Pounds Specie (Coin) of Virgimia out of the Revolutionary Army Accounts.I am descended from John Dixon Fly's son Elisha, b. May 1793.Both your John and My Elisha were born in North Carolina or Virginia before John Dixon Fly and family came to Tennessee in the summer of 1799.Their son Enoch Fly was born after they arrived to the Nashville area.I have all the siblings' names in this group.
I would like to share information with you.I have nearly 11,000 names in my data-base evolving from study of the family relationships going back to 1958, when my late wife and I began to put the pieces together.
Be good enough to supply your mailing address and phone number so that we can come into full communication.I'd love to talk to you on the phone.
Frances M. Fly married Tarlton H. Graves in Madison Co., 30 Jan. 1844.
John Fly was a very successful planter, and owned many slaves, whose descendants are thought to have taken the family name after they were freed. I have NOT pursued the Black Flys' connections.
John Fly and his brother, the Rev. Micajah Fly (Baptist Minister) went to west Tennessee with two sisters in the 1820's.We get the names of the siblings on this generation from the Court Records inscribed at the time of the death of their mother, Sarah "Sally" (Woodard) Fly in 1835, at which time all of the siblings created Powers of Attorney so that the 100 acres, bought by John Dixon Fly in 1803 in Davidson Co., could be sold and the proceeds divided equally among the heirs. We learned from this Power-of-Attorney appointing that Jesse Fly, b. Oct. 1789 was NOT a sibling to the others in this group.He was a Foster-son of John Dixon Fly and Sallie (Woodard) Fly
Do you have any details on Tarlton and/or his parents' names.Do you know what his "H." stood for?How about Frances M. Fly, - what did the "M." stand for?
I can do you a "Pedigree" with group-sheets on each generation from William Flye, R/N #1 if you would be interested. He died in 1679.
Mail me at Box #11387, Montgomery, AL 36111 Ph. 334-281-0982 e-Mailflyfam@bellsouth.net
Your Cousin, James Whitney Fly, b. 11/15/1921 - Nashville, TN.