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William Flowers
Male 1757 - 1834

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  • Birth  1757  Johnston Co. NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Family Data Collection - Individual Records
      Name: William Flowers
      Spouse: Flowers Charity
      Parents: Sarah Simon
      Birth Place: Johnston Co, NC
      Birth Date: 1757
      Death Date: 1834
    Gender  Male 
    Died  1834  Wayne Co. NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I11983  Master File
    Last Modified  24 Jun 2014 
     
    Father  Simon Burwell Flowers,   b. 05 May 1721, Jerusalem, Isle of Wight Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Nov 1795, Wayne Co. NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Sarah,   b. 1735, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1785, Wayne Co. NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1753  Davie Co. NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F7097  Group Sheet
     
    Family  Charity Harrell,   b. 1760, Bertie Co. NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1849, Wayne Co. NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1776  North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Sarah Flowers,   b. 21 Sep 1777, Wayne Co. NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Sep 1843, Horeb,Talbot Co. GA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  25 Feb 2012 
    Family ID  F7096  Group Sheet
     
  • Notes 
    • CENSUS RECORDS

      North Carolina, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1790-1890
      Name: William Flowers
      State: NC
      County: Wayne County
      Year: 1786
      Database: NC Early Census Index

      North Carolina, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1790-1890
      Name: William Flowers
      State: NC
      County: Wayne County
      Township: Early Tax List
      Year: 1788
      Database: NC Early Census Index

      1790 United States Federal Census
      Name: William Flowers
      Home in 1790 (City, County, State): Wayne, North Carolina
      Free White Persons - Males - Under 16: 1
      Free White Persons - Males - 16 and over: 2
      Free White Persons - Females: 6
      Number of Household Members: 9

      1800 United States Federal Census
      Name: William Flowers
      Home in 1800 (City, County, State): Wayne, North Carolina
      Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 2
      Free White Persons - Males -10 thru 15: 1
      Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15: 2
      Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1
      Number of Slaves: 2
      Number of Household Members Under 16: 6
      Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
      Number of Household Members: 10

      1810 United States Federal Census
      Name: William Flowers
      Home in 1810 (City, County, State): Wayne, North Carolina
      Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 4
      Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15: 1
      Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 2
      Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 2
      Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1
      Numbers of Slaves: 4
      Number of Household Members Under 16: 8
      Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
      Number of Household Members: 16

      Source: From Seventeenth Report of the National Society Daughters American Revolution The general index of the register is preserved in MSS. in the Library of Congress N.C. Certificates 89,501 to 91,938
      89781. Flowers, William

      William Flowers, Jesse Flowers, and their elder brother, John Flowers, served in the militia during the Revolution. In April, 1781 Lord Cornwallis and his huge army came out of their winter quarters in Wilmington and marched north toward Virginia. they traveled along old roadways through New Hanover and Duplin counties.

      On May 3, 1781, they crossed the Goshen Swamp at Holley's Mill (later Flowery Dale Plantation) and entered Wayne County. The local militia, including John and William Flowers, fought a rear-guard action. Lord Cornwallis, commanded 1,600 troops, four cannon, two boats on carriages and the British Legion under Colonel Banastre Tarleton. As the army approached the Bridge over Thunder Swamp, Clarissa Harrel Flowers was left with her two children. She was at the home of her parents, Samuel and Ann Harrell at Thunder Swamp Bridge. The young men were away fighting. The slaves taken along to keep them from running away or being abducted the the British.