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Gershom FLAGG, Jr

Editha HITCHCOCK 1 2

  • Born: 27 Sep 1754, Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA 1
  • Married: 25 Jun 1778, Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA 1
  • Died: 27 May 1816, Marietta, Washington, Ohio, USA 1

   Ancestral File Number: G82L-QH. User ID: 151.

   General Notes:

Mound Cemetery Marietta, Ohio, 1996, Owen Hawley, p272: "Kelly, Cynthia (Flagg) B. 28 Mar 1791, Marietta, Ohio, dau. of Gersholm, Sr. & Editha (Hitchcock) Flagg...See Norman G. Flagg & Lucius C. S. Flagg, FAMILY RECORDS OF GERSHOLM FLAGG (1907), pp. 100-101."

FAMILY RECORDS of the Descendants of GERSHOM FLAGG [Born 1730] of Lancaster Massahusettes (sic) with Other Genealogical Records of THE FLAGG FAMILY Descended from THOMAS FLEGG OF WATERTOWN MASS and Including THE FLEGG LINEAGE IN ENGLAND Compiled and Published by Norman Gersom Flagg and Lucius C S Flagg 1907
Chapter V pg 96:
Gershom Flagg, Son of Gerhom Flagg of Lancaster Mass and His Descendants 1758-1906
[601] Gershom Flagg (2nd) son of Gershom [1] b 11 Apr 1758 Lancaster MA. Served in the Revolutionary War as Matross, Col John Crane's Third Artillery Regt Continental Troops. Records in the archives of Massachusetts give his service as follows:
From Vol V pg 751 Mass soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War published by the Secretary of the Commonwealth Boston:
"Gershom Flagg (also given Jr), Lancaster. Return of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from Capt John White Jr's Co, 2nd Worcester Co Regt, dated Lancaster Dec 20, 1777; residence Lancasster; engaged for town of Lancaster, joined Capt Briant's co, Col Crain's Regt, term 3 years; also list of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for Suffolk Co, dated Boston 30 Mar 1777; Col Crane's Regt; also Matross, Capt Bryant's Co, Col Mason's Regt; Continental Army pay accounts for service from 8 Mar 1777 to 31 Dec 1779; also Capt Benjamin Frothingham's Co, Col John Crane's (Artillery) Regt; muster roll dated Springfield 1 Nov 1779; company stationed at Springfield; also Capt Bryant's Co; Continental Army pay accounts for service from 1 Jan 1780 to 16 Mar 1780."
From the office of the Military Secretary, War Dept Washington DC is obtained the following record:
"Gershom Flagg served as a matross in Capt Benjamin Frothingham's Company, 3d Artillery Regiment, commanded by Colonel John Crane, Revolutionary War. His name appears on the company muster roll dated at Sprinfield 2 May 1778, with remark showing that he enlisted 8 Mar 1777 to serve three years."
Some Continental money of his hard earning in the Revolution was kept for many years by his son James. It is probable that he spent his entire youth in Lancaster, until he enlisted in the army.
In 1789, he removed with his family from MA to Marietta OH, joining the colony founded there a few months previously by Gen Rufus Putnam and others from New England, this being the first permanent settlement in the Northwest Territory.
He saw active service in the Indian War in 1791 and 1792, during which he and his family resided in the fort. The exposure and hardships he endured brought on an attack of paralysis or "numb palsy" from which he died in 1792, and he was buried near the fort in Marietta.
The remains of Gen Tupper and of a few others, were removed, many years ago, from their first resting place near the fort and placed in the Mound Cemetery (first used ffor the purpose of burial in 1801), and it is probable that the remains of Gershom Flagg were among them.
He m 25 Jun 1778 (intentions filed 16 May 1778) in Springfield MA Editha Hitchcock* b 1754 dau of Samuel (b 9 Jun 1717, d 17 Apr 1777) and Ruth (Stebbins) Hitchcock (of New Haven 1644, d 1 Nov 1659 at Weathersfield) and Deacon Samuel Chapin (of Roxbury 1638; Springfield 1642, d 11 Nov 1675). She d Oct 1819 Marietta OH. Issue:
[602] 1 James, b 17 May 1779. Family No. 602.
[603] 2 Mary, b 4 Feb 1783. Family No. 603.
[604] 3 Ebenezer, b 14 Jun 1785 in MA, d unm.
[605] 4 Editha, b 17 Jun 1786 in MA, d unm.
[606] 5 Luther, b 15 May 1789, d unm.
[607] 6 Cynthia, b 28 Mar 1791. Family No. 607 (Kelly).

*Her sister, Margaret Hitchcock b 25 May 1741 m Richard Falley, a soldier in the Revolutionary War, and had issue Margaret Falley b 15 Nov 1776 who m William cleveland and had issue Richard Falley Cleveland b 19 Jun 1805 who m Anne Neal and had issue Stephen Grover Cleveland b 18 Mar 1837 who was President of the United States.

Ancestry.com, Ancestry World Chart, Ancestors of Earl Randolph GERTZ c1925, File Name 147139, Seanandnikki@email.msn.com: Died Marietta Washington OH.

Ancestry.com 24 Jul 2000 Search Editha Hitchcock Ancestry World Chart File Name 13328 Ancesters of Josephine Knowles c1904: Born Westfield MA.

World Ancestral Chart No. 17450 Ancestors of Wayne G Thorpe and Olive Loraine Slade: Born Westfield MA.

Http://www.ooten.com/famtree/wga13. html#l1375: Born 1754 Springfield MA, Died Oct 1819 Marietta OH.

Ancestral File Ver 4.19Ancestral File G82L-QH: Editha Hitchcock (AFN: G82L-QH), Sex F, Born 27 Sep 1754 Springield Hampden MA, Marriage Spouse: Gershom FLAGG (AFN: MVRR-GD) 25 Jun 1778 Springfield Hampden MA, Died 27 May 1816 Springfield Hampden MA.

   Marriage Information:

Editha married Gershom FLAGG, Jr, son of Gershom FLAGG, Sr and Mary WILLARD, on 25 Jun 1778 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA 1. (Gershom FLAGG, Jr was born on 11 Apr 1758 in Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA 1 3, died in 1792 in Cornerville, Marietta, Washington, Ohio, USA 1 and was buried in Fort, Marietta, Washington, Ohio, USA.) The cause of his death was numb Palsy or Paralysis.


1 Ancestors of Earl Randolph GERTZ c1925, Ancestry World Tree, Ancestors of Earl Randolph GERTZ c1925, (Ancestry.com).

2 Mound Cemetery Marietta, Ohio, Owen Hawley, Mound Cemetery Marietta, Ohio
, (Repository:
Washington County Historical Society, Inc
417 Second St
Marietta, Ohio), Pg 272 1996.

3 Ancestors of Eugene Worth GRAVES c1903, Susanne Caroline Ayres, Ayres@Prodigy.net, File Name 117205, (Ancestry.com).

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