Tuesday, October 6, 2015

William B. Flatt

In yesterday's post, I had lost track of William B. Flatt after the 1860 US Census in Overton County, Tennessee. The 1866 Jackson County chancery case for the estate of Reamus and William Flatt's great-grandfather Thomas Brown seemed to indicate the Flatt boys were in Kentucky after the Civil War. Thanks to a pointer from helpful researcher Linda, William B. Flatt appears in the Kentucky Marriage records in Adair County, Kentucky in 1872.
Source: FamilySearch, image 266 of 1087.

The marriage record is a great find, as it shows William was living in Metcalfe County and it lists his birth place as Jackson County, Tennessee. With this information I was able to find William and Margaret in the 1880 US Census, living in Adair County with their three children.

This gives me some hope that I might find William's half-sister Nancy Jane in the 1880 US Census.

William "Billy" Flatt is buried in Rowetown Cemetery in Toria, Adair County, Kentucky. His headstone is mislabeled with year of birth as 1844. Billy Flatt died in 1897. His wife Margaret "Peggy" Coomer Flatt is buried in the same cemetery, she lived to 1930.
Source: Findagrave, photo by kygenes8080.

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