Person:Elias Flenniken (2)

Elias Flenniken
b.22 October 1745
m. bef. 1745
  1. Elias Flenniken1745 - 1843
  2. James Alexander Flenniken1747 - 1823
  3. Elizabeth FlennikenBef 1753 -
  4. Margaret Alexander Flenniken1758 -
  • HElias Flenniken1745 - 1843
  • WMary Dunlap1752 - 1834
m. est. 1769-1775
Facts and Events
Name Elias Flenniken
Gender Male
Birth? 22 October 1745
Marriage est. 1769-1775 to Mary Dunlap
Death? 17 March 1843 Greene County, Pennsylvania

Information on Elias Flenniken


Elias Flenniken, son of John and Martha (Alexander) Flenniken, was born October 22, 1745, and died in Greene Co., Pa, on Mar 17, 1843. (Tombstone says he was aged 88 years, one month and 29 days.) His wife was Mary Dunlap, born Oct 23, 1752, who died Apr 23, 1834. She was a daughter of Joseph Dunlap of Franklin Co., Pa, whose will, made April 20, 1783, was attacked in Franklin Co court by Elias Flenniken, and was declared void. Joseph Dunlap was a son of Andrew and Jane Dunlap of Cumberland County. Andrew died there in the summer of 1764. Mr. Samuel P. Flenniken says that Elias Flenniken made his first trip to what is now Greene Co, Pa, in 1761, when, with John Armstrong, James Flenniken and Zebulon Hollingsworth, they visited the site of a tract of land which Flenniken's father had secured the previous year, and that made their trips to the site in the years which followed before settling here in the years following the Revolution. Elias Flenniken served in the Revolution in Captain John Orbison's Company, Cumberland Co Militia in 1781 and 1782. (Penn Archives Series III Vol 23 pp 768-779.) When he finally came to settle he built his log house at the head of Jockey Hollow. Land records show that he took title to the to the tract of land next north of Oliver Crawford, who had the ferry at the mouth of Muddy Creek. He also got the patient for the land that was warrented to Thomas Flenniken, and later bought out Oliver Crawford's tract at the ferry. He and his wife are buried at Glades Church Cemetery. [Source: "Ten Mile Country It's Pioneer Family: pg 556-557 [1]].