History of Greene
WILLIAM FLENNIKEN, farmer and stock-grower, was
25, 1808, on the farm where he now resides in Cumberland Township. He is a son of John, and grandson of James
Flenniken, who came from east of the mountains to Greene
County, and engaged in farming
Township. William’s mother’s maiden name was Mary
her parents were of the Scotch-Irish descent.
His father was born in Cumberland Township
in 1774, and
died in 1855. Of his nine children
William is the fourth, and was reared on the farm with his parents. He attended subscription school taught in one
of the old log school houses of that day, and afterwards engaged in
his life work. He has met with unusual
success, and now owns the fine farm of 140 acres where he resides. His wife was Miss Isabella, daughter of
George C. and Isabella (McClelland) Seaton, natives of Virginia.
Mr. and Mrs. Flenniken have four children—George C., a farmer in
West; Mary A., William F., who is at present on the home farm; and
wife of Oscar Hartley. In politics Mr.
Flenniken is a Republican; his wife is a faithful member of the
History of Greene County,
Samuel P. Bates
Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago.
Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles
The Greene County,
Date of Transcription: 18 June 2007
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