Mississippi Family Group Sheet for the Armstrong Ellis FLOWERS Family


Husband: Armstrong Ellis FLOWERS
Birthdate: Circa 1823
Birthplace: Kentucky
Death date: 1878
Place of death: Claiborne County, Mississippi
Burial: Rocky Springs, Claiborne County, Mississippi
Father: Thomas M. FLOWERS
Mother: Elizabeth WARD

Marriage date: 5 June 1850
Marriage place: Claiborne County, Mississippi

Wife: Martha Ann READ / REED
Birthdate: 1833
Birthplace: Mississippi
Death date: Bef. 1885
Place of death: Mississippi
Burial: Rocky Springs, Claiborne County, Mississippi
Father: Charles REED ?
Mother: Susan STRONG ?

CHILDREN

Child No. 1: Joseph Ellis FLOWERS
Sex: Male
Birthdate: 1852
Birthplace: Claiborne County, Mississippi
Death date: Bef. 1950
Place of death: Mississippi?
Burial: unknown/Mississippi
Marriage date: 21 May 1872
Marriage place: Hinds County, Mississippi
Spouse's name: Alzada A. MYERS

Child No. 2: Thomas FLOWERS
Sex: Male
Birthdate: 1854
Birthplace: Claiborne County, Mississippi
Death date: Bef. 1950 Place of death: Mississippi?
Burial: unknown/Mississippi
Marriage date: 13 November 1872
Marriage place: Hinds County, Mississippi
Spouse's name: Leonora Helen MCELWEE

Child No. 3: Elizabeth Ann FLOWERS
Sex: Female
Birthdate: 04 January 1852 (census states 1855)
Birthplace: Claiborne County, Mississippi
Death date: Bef. 1900
Place of death: Frost, Navarro County, Texas
Burial: Weir Family Cemetery, Ellis County, Texas
Marriage date: 26 July 1871
Marriage place: (Hinds County?), Mississippi
Spouse's name: Noah Chatham ANDERSON (1848-1922)

Child No. 4: Sarah Virginia FLOWERS
Sex: Female
Birthdate: 1856
Birthplace: Claiborne County, Mississippi
Death date: Bef. 1950
Place of death: Mississippi
Burial: unknown/Mississippi
Marriage date: 21 December 1870
Marriage place: Claiborne County, Mississippi
Spouse's name: Edward Livingston STRONG (1842-1881)

Child No. 5: Charles Wesley FLOWERS
Sex: Male
Birthdate: 1857
Birthplace: Claiborne County, Mississippi
Death date: Bef. 1950
Place of death: Mississippi ?
Marriage date:
Burial: unknown/Mississippi
Marriage place:
Spouse's name: unknown

Child No. 6: Susan Agnes "Sudie" FLOWERS
Sex: Female
Birthdate: 26 November 1857
Birthplace: Claiborne County, Mississippi
Death date: 12 May 1897
Place of death: Claiborne County, Mississippi
Burial: Flowers Old Yellow Fever Cemetery, Claiborne County, Mississippi
Marriage date: 31 December 1879
Marriage place: Claiborne County, Mississippi
Spouse's name: William Anderson BRYANT (1850-1909)

Child No. 7: Martha Jane FLOWERS
Sex: Female
Birthdate: 1862
Birthplace: Claiborne County, Mississippi
Death date: Bef. 1960
Place of death: Mississippi
Burial: unknown/Mississippi
Marriage date: 03 January 1883
Marriage place: Claiborne County, Mississippi
Spouse's name: Drury L. CURTIS

Child No. 8: Joyce Foster FLOWERS
Sex: Female
Birthdate: 24 July 1864
Birthplace: Claiborne County, Mississippi
Death date: 12 May 1953
Place of death: Pollock, Grant Parish, Louisiana
Burial: Pollock Cemetery, Grant Parish, Louisiana
Marriage date: 12 December 1879
Marriage place: Claiborne County, Mississippi
Spouse's name: William Rossman BOREN (1858-1918)
 
 
Documentation:
* Research of John Burnett, Reno, NV; Ethel Langford of Washington, D.C.
* US Census Records 1850, 1860, 1870 for Claiborne County, Mississippi.
* Civil War Record of Armstrong Ellis Flowers.

Notes:
* Armstrong Ellis Flowers came with his parents from Kentucky as a small child to Claiborne County, Mississippi. He was one of seven known children. His siblings were John B. Flowers, Omera L. Flowers, Mary Ann Flowers, Martha Jane Flowers, Wellington Flowers and Charles H. Flowers. The last two sons were thought to be half brothers by a previous marriage of his father Thomas M. Flowers. His father Thomas M. Flowers died at Claiborne County, Mississippi in 1826. After his father's death his mother Elizabeth Ward Flowers remarried to Thomas T. Morris on 5 May 1858. Armstrong Ellis Flowers lived near Rocky Springs, Mississippi where he owned a cotton plantation. The 1860 census records stated he owned seven slaves. At the time of his death in 1878 he owned 135 acres of land in Claiborne County, Mississippi. He died during a Yellow Fever epidemic. Armstrong Ellis Flowers was a Private in the Confederate Army. He served in Co. B, 38th Regiment, Mississippi Volunteers from October 9, 1863 till 1865. A government marker was placed in his memory by his great-great-great granddaughter, Katherine Miller Burnett in 1998 in the Rocky Springs Cemetery at Rocky Springs, Mississippi.
 

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