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424. Enos Flewelling
The Kingston Flewelling's
  Enos Flewelling was buried in the cemetery of Trinity Church, Kingston, Kings Co., NB 20JUN1830. The entry in the register gives his age at death as 72 years. Therefore, he was born ca. 1758, and died ca. 18JUN1830. Most likely he was born in North Castle, Westchester Co., NY, as his father was living there in a landowner census of 1763.
  With three brothers, Thomas, Jr., William, and a brother whose name is unknown, Enos, had left home in March of 1777, traveling overland to Long Island to join Col. Edmund Fanning's Kings American Regiment which had been raised the previous December. His three brothers died during the Revolution, two of illness, and Thomas, Jr., a sergeant, while leading a reconnaissance party. There is some suggestion that the illness may have been smallpox, and that Enos himself was ill in 1781, and in the General Hospital in New York. He had been in Capt. Atwood’s company, and apparently on return was in Capt. Chapman’s company.
  He received 12 shillings, 8½ pence from the King’s American Regiment 22JUN1783, suggesting that this was about the time he left the regiment, as he did not accompany the KAR to the Island of St. John (Prince Edward Island) and its other dispursement areas. He went with his father in the Fall Fleet from Long Island to New Brunswick. He sailed on the "Cyrus", going aboard on 21 August, but the ship did not sail until 6 September. They arrived on 14 September, and disembarked on the 19th. Thomas, Sr. did not lingered long in Saint John, but sought land on which to build a home immediately. He found a place above Oak Point in Kemble’s Manor on the Long Reach in the Saint John River. In explaining to the Loyalist Commissioners why he was unable to meet the first deadline for sending in a claim for compensation for losses, he tells that in 1783 he "went up the River, was not here (in Saint John) during Winter." Thus, there is reason to believe the tradition that Thomas Flewelling was the first settler in the Oak Point area. Enos was listed separately as an adult male on the passenger list, and subsequent victualing lists.
  A letter summarizing references to Flewelling in the Public Archives of Canada suggests that on 23JUN1780 Enos and his brother, John, purchased land from Stephen Kemble, giving a mortgage of £25, and that on 2JUN1783, Thomas, Sr. purchased lots on the Saint John River. The years given must have been in error, yet the implication is, and there are other reasons for believing so, that Thomas and his family settled on land originally granted to Kemble, soon afterwards making arrangements to purchase that land from him or his agents.
  Early in March of 1785, Thomas and his sons, Enos, John and Adam, petitioned for Grassy Island. They point out that they have not yet received the allotments due them as Loyalists, and that they have so far drawn blanks in the draws for surveyed lots. Also, that they had purchased from Kemble those lots fronting the river at the place where Grassy Island lay. The Governor-in-Council decided that the islands in the river were not to be granted "at present". On 23 May, Enos again petitions for Grassy Island. He points out that he was one of the first (with, his father and brothers) to apply for a grant of the island, that there appears to be competition as four others have also submitted petitions, and that this time, they will be willing to accept only a portion of the 10 acres.
  In his father’s will, made 27NOV and probated 10JAN1810, Enos was bequeathed Lot 21 on the Kennebecasis River, on the other side of the Kingston Peninsula, originally owned by Jacob Lester. Thomas also owned half of Lot 19 (Ezekiel, son of Enos later acquiring Lot 20) near Enos' bequest. It is said that when Enos took up residence on the peninsula, in or near Kingston, the county seat, that his brother, Adam, accompanied him, but that Adam soon returned to Oak Point. Thus it is that within the family of Thomas Flewelling, two close, but distinct, branches are found, those in Oak Point, and those near Kingston. With profitable enterprise (especially ship building), many of Enos’ family in later generations were to become substantial, involved in politics, members of the ‘establishment’ in New Brunswick.
  Tradition has it that he married Margaret Jewell, daughter of Abraham Jewell. His will, made 7JUN1830, certainly identifies his wife as Margaret, and the names of their children support the contention that her maiden name was Jewell. Records shows that Abraham Jewell, two children over the age of 10, and two sons, Abraham Jewell Jr. and Ezekiel Jewell (who later went to upper Canada) came to New Brunswick. The other unnamed child is presumably Elizabeth Jewell, who married Enos' cousin, James Flewelling, and one of whose children was Abraham Jewell Flewwelling. The children of Enos and Margaret are clearly identified by his will, census records, and church records. Margaret was born ca. 1768, and buried in the Trinity Anglican Church Cemetery, Kingston, Kingston Parish, Kings Co., NB 19APR1841, aged 73 years as, "the relict of the late Mr. Enos Flewelling".
  When I went through the Kings County Probate Records and transcribed those wills relating to the Flew(w)elling family, I missed the will of Enos Flewelling (1830). I have since had the opportunity to re-examine the microfilm (F-1399, PANB) on which the transcript of Enos' will is to be found (p. 80, Vol. 2 of the Kings County Probate Records) and abstracted this will as follows:
Will of Enos Flewelling: made 7JUL1830, probated 8JUL1830: Kings County, New Brunswick.
Describes himself as a farmer of Kingston; sick and weak.
Leaves to his wife, Margaret Flewelling, her dower rights, one cow called (Brock?), one two-year old heifer called (Jyda?), six sheep of her choice, and the household furniture.
Eldest son, Ezekiel, 60 acres upland, to be taken from the southeast end of Lot 21 in the Kingston Grant, where he pays £10 to Enos' eldest daughter, Mary Flewelling. Enos had given Ezekiel a deed for the land some years ago.
Second son, John, the remaining part of Lot 21 on the southeast side of a lake or millpond belonging to Walter Bates Esq., John paying to Enos' 2nd daughter, Liza Flewelling, £5. John's younger son to get the land at age 21, or the land to be equally divided between all of John's sons. The rest of Lot 21, the northwest portion, to be sold for the paying of Enos' debts.
Son, William Juel Fluallen, 50 acres on the southwest side of Lot 16 making 1/4 of the lot from front to rear, William paying £2 to 2nd daughter, Liza.
4th son, Joseph Fleuallen, 50 acres of Lot 16 adjoining William's, he paying £2 to Liza; also the barn to belong jointly to William and Joseph.
5th son, Abraham Thomas Fluallen, 50 acres of Lot 16 on the northeast side until his [Abraham Thomas'] son, John Bentley, is 21 years of age, at which time John Bentley Flewelling is to have it.
8th son, James Flewelling, 50 acres of Lot 16 between Joseph and Thomas, where he pays £5 to 2nd daughter, Liza. Also, ¼ part of house on Lot 15.
7th son, Enos Flewelling, 100 acres of the southwest half of Lot 15, one cow called Rose, the rest of the flock of sheep.
Son, Elias David, six sheep.
Daughter, Mary, 3 sheep.
Enos Jr. also to have the yoke of oxen bought of Enos Sr.'s brother, Thomas Flewelling, provided Enos Jr. pay the balance due to Thomas Flewelling. otherwise, the oxen to be sold.
9th son, .Elias David, 50 acres of Lot 15 adjoining Enos, being ¼ of Lot 15 from front to rear; ¼ of the dwelling, he paying Mary £5; also, a 2 year old heifer and six sheep.
6th son, Azor Flewelling, 50 acres on the northeast side of Lot 15, being ¼ of the lot from front to rear.
Ezekiel and Joseph to be executors.
signed: Enos Fluallen
witnesses: Justus S. Wetmore
James Wetmore
James Snider
Thomas Fluallen
  We learn several things from this will. Enos is clearly identified as a son of Thomas of oak Point by his mention of his brother, Thomas Jr. The exchange of oxen indicates some bartering across the River Saint John. Enos had at least 500 acres of land when he died, and had apparently developed and farmed most of it. His house was on lot 15. He refers to his 5th son as Abraham Thomas, although he is known elsewhere (census returns, church records, etc.) as Thomas A.; and even refers to him later as Thomas. The will establishes Elias David Flewelling as his son.
  The fact that the will was made 7JUN1830 and probated 8JUL1830 indicates that Enos died between those dates. The burial records of Trinity Anglican Church in Kingston give his date of burial as 20JUN1830, aged 72 years (i.e., b. ca. 1758.) Presumably, Enos died sometime between the 16th and 18th of June.
  Knowing that Thomas Abraham Flewelling was the son of Margaret Jewell (whose given name is now confirmed) we realize that he was named after both his grandfathers, Thomas Flewelling and Abraham Jewell.
  Perhaps most significant, genealogically, Enos has indicated the order of birth of his children. Unfortunately, he segregated the daughters from the sons, leaving a bit of a problem.
The approximations for years of birth are derived from census returns, headstone inscriptions in the Anglican cemetery in Kingston, and ages in the burial records of Trinity Church. There are problems and contradictions. For example, David Elias Flewelling was said to have been born 1798 by Wetmore, and to have died 1843. In the 1851 census, his age is given as 38 (i.e., b. ca. 1813.) This so thoroughly confused me, that I thought I was dealing with two separate persons. His burial notice in the church records has him as buried 11MAY1856, aged 48 years. This gave three choices for his year of birth: ca. 1808, ca. 1813, or 1798. Since Enos specifically identifies Elias as his youngest son, and since James is 45 in 1851, 64 in 1871 and 74 in 1881 (therefore b. ca. 1807); and since the 1851 age for Elias might be a transcription error (e.g.; 33 instead of 38), I have chosen 1808 as the year in which Elias was born. There are problems of this sort throughout. I try to avoid boring you more than I have too by not going through all of them. Essentially, the dates given by Wetmore are often demonstrably incorrect.
  Azor, for example, was supposedly born in 1800. Since Thomas Abraham was almost certainly born in 1795, and since two census records and the burial record consistently give 1799 as Enos, Jr.'s year of birth, and since Azor comes between them, he was born between the years 1796 and 1798. The only available census return (C1871) gives him as 70 (i.e., b. ca. 1801), and his burial record gives his age at death as 76 (i.e., b. ca. 1806); both obviously incorrect. I am not certain that I read the age in the burial records correctly. It could have been 86. In any case, ca. 1797 as a year of birth seems probable.
  Wetmore gives Mary's birth and death as 1802-1847. In spite of his other errors, this is the only source for dates. Elizabeth's year of birth he gives as 1804, and census records suggest ca. 1804. The year of death, 1883, is Wetmore's. Wetmore is not always wrong, and some dates he gives are confirmed, or supported. Thus, where I have nothing to go by, I tend to take his dates as probable. For example, he lists a child of Enos born and died in 1807. At first, I thought this was Liza, but the Liza mentioned in the will must be the Elizabeth who was a sister of Elias in the 1851 census.
  Wetmore lists Isaac G. Flewelling as a son of Enos. Clearly, from this will, this is not so. Isaac G. is quite possibly the son of Joseph Flewelling (1749-1822) of Saint John (see Joseph's will p. 279, No.14, Vol. 2, 'Oak Leaves'.)
  In the census of Kingston Parish in 1851, a Mercy Flewelling is listed as a sister of Elias David Flewelling. Trinity Church burial records state that a Mercy Flewelling was buried 17SEP1851 aged 54. This indicates that Enos also had a daughter, Mercy, b. ca. 1797. Why then was she not mentioned in Enos' will? Perhaps she was mentally or physically incapacitated, and not legally allowed to own property.
  For Ezekiel's dates of birth and death, the best I can offer are guesses. Wetmore wrote that Enos married Margaret Jewell in 1788. In view of the above, I must question that date. The only evidence for John's year of birth is the 1851 census, at which time he was 63 years old. So, while the date of ca. 1788 as his year of birth is tenuous, and he may have been born in 1789, thereby allowing us to say Ezekiel was born in 1788, this still impinges upon the marriage date given by Wetmore. It would seem (see 'Oak Leaves', p. 412, No.19, Vol. 2) that Margaret Jewell was unmarried in MAY1784, but married, most likely, before the end of 1787. Or very early in 1788. We do know, from burial records, that Margaret was buried 19APR1841 aged 73. (Suzanne P. Lisson’s extractions, based on an article in, Generations, gives Margaret’s burial record as giving her name as "Margaret R. Flewelling", but I don’t recall the middle initial, "R.", and would suggest it be checked before being accepted.) It is from this source that Wetmore got his dates for her birth and death (1768-1841), apparently. Perhaps he also had the opportunity to read the elusive Book 1 of the Trinity Church register, and that is where he got the date of marriage. So, for the marriage date of 1788, there is some indication that it is close, but some room for question. In order to allow the best fit possible without undue forcing, it would seem fair at this time to assume that Enos and Margaret were married early in 1788, Enos was born late in 1788, and John in 1789.
  For Ezekiel's death, there seems to be no headstone or burial record. The only indication is an index to the Kings Co. Probate Records in the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick (see p. 211, No.12, Vol. 2) which states that his estate was probated in 1833. With this, and the above, a revised list of Enos' children can be made. Assuming that Wetmore is correct in giving James' date of birth as 1808, and that a child was born and died in 1807, corrections are also made to James' date of birth, and that for Elias to allow an appropriate fit.
  The children of Enos and Margaret (Jewell) Flewelling were:
4241. EZEKIEL FLEWELLING b ca. 1788, d. 27JUN1833, m. CHARITY CRAFT (b. 6JUL1791, d. 24MAR1872, bur. Trinity Anglican Ch. Cem., Kingston, Kingston Parish, Kings Co., NB ), daughter of Reuben and Althea (Wetmore) Craft
4242. JOHN FLEWELLING b. 1789, m HANNAH BELYEA (b. ca. 1792/93, d. 12FEB1878), d/o Robert and Prudence (Holly) Belyea
4243. WILLIAM JEWELL FLEWELLING b. 1790, d. 6MAR1873 aet. 82 years, bur. Trinity Anglican Ch. Cem., Kingston, Kingston Parish, Kings Co., NB, m. 4NOV1813 ELIZABETH WETMORE (b. 29NOV1791, d. 21MAY1836 aet. 45 years, bur. Trinity Anglican Ch. Cem., Kingston, Kingston Parish, Kings Co., NB 22MAY1836), d/o David Brown and Ruth (Sherwood) Wetmore
4244. JOSEPH FLEWELLING b. 1792, d. 8MAR1847 aet. 54 years, bur. Trinity Anglican Ch. Cem., Kingston, Kingston Parish, Kings Co., NB aet. 54 11MAR1847, m. 4NOV1813 MARY MARGARET ("POLLY") PUDDINGTON (20MAR1794-29NOV1859), d/o William and Esther (Wetmore) Puddington
4245. THOMAS ABRAHAM FLEWELLING b. 1795, d. 16JAN1883, m. 12MAY1817 SUSANNAH CRAFT PUDDINGTON (b. 4NOV1799, d. 1861), d/o William and Esther (Wetmore) Puddington
4246. AZOR FLEWELLING b. ca. 1797-1801, d. 16FEB1883, m. 26JUN1823 MARIA PURDY (1791-1874)
4247. MERCY FLEWELLING b. ca. 1797, d. ca. 14SEP1851, bur. Kingston, NB 17FEB1851 aet. 54
4248. ENOS FLEWELLING, JR. b. 1798, d. 10JAN1877, m. 1st FRANCES BENT (d. ca. 1840); m. 2nd ELIZABETH BURKE
4249. MARY FLEWELLING b. 1802?, d. 1847?
424J. ELIZABETH "LIZA" FLEWELLING b. 1805, d. 1883, m. ZEBULON JONES (b. ca. 1786, m. 1st Jerusha Peters), s/o John and Mercy (Hildreth) Jones
424K. child b 1807?, d 1807?
424L. JAMES FLEWELLING b. 1806 (1809 on headstone), d. 21FEB1885, bur. Holy Trinity Anglican Churchyard Cemetery, Lower Saint Mary’s, Saint Mary’s Parish, York Co., NB, m. Kings Co., NB 12OCT1832 HANNAH ELIZABETH ("NANCY ELIZA") BENTLEY MORSE (b. USA ca. 1810-1, d. 1865)
424M. ELIAS DAVID FLEWELLING b. 1809, d. ca. 8MAY1856, m 1st 14APR1840 ALITHEA WOODCOCK (ca. 1814-ca. 1APR1846, bur. Kingston, NB aet. 32 3APR1846 wife of Elias Flewelling); m. 2nd 15NOV1852 MARY ANN GODFREY


1785 Kings County, with father, brothers and others.
1785 Kings County, Enos Fluwelling, with father and Thomas Perond
1786 Saint John County; with brother, Adam Flewelling, first cousin once removed, Francis Flewelling, Jacob VanWart and James Wood.
1790 Kings County, with Nicholas Bickel (Pickel/Pickle?), William Brown, John Carne, Stephen Decker, Ephraim DeForrest, Abraham Evans, William Frost, Thomas Fairweather, Sylvanus Hait (Hayt, Haight, Hyatt, Hoyt), John Hamilton,Chapman Judson, Amos Moss, Robert Sharp (Sharpe), Samuel Sharp, Thomas Walton and Jane Wells.
1820 Kings County, with sons, Azor Flewelling, John Flewelling, Joseph Flewelling and Thomas Flewelling; and with Reuben Craft and James and John Wetmore.