Thomas FLINT

Male Abt 1645 - 1721  (~ 76 years)

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  • Name Thomas FLINT  [2
    • Capt. Thomas Flint, 1s son of Thomas was a farmer and carpenter, and lived on the homestead. He seems to have been much respected by his neighbors of the village, and to have possessed a commanding influence among them, which he used in a judicious and salutary manner. His name is identified with the military organization of his day, which, on account of the hostile depredations of the Indians, required men of nerve and energy. He was in King Philip's War; and in the expedition, commanded by Capt. Gardner, against the Narragansetts, in 1675, in the attack at the swamp, he was wounded; but probably not seriously, as he afterwards held several commissions in the village company. but while thus occupied with secular affairs they did not engross his mind to the exclusion of those of a more important and weighty character --the religious interests and wants of the village. When the attempt to establish the village church was commenced, he was deeply interested in the movement, and prominent in his endeavors to bring the matter to a successful issue. He, with others, prepared a petition to the church in Salem, enjoining, among other reasons why their request should be granted, that if they remained any longer without the privileges of religion, "they would become worse than the Heathen around them."

      As a mechanic, he appears to have possessed considerable skill, from the fact that he was selected by the inhabitants of Salem village to build the first meeting-house in that place.

      He was a large land-holder, owning real estate in the counties of Essex and Middlesex, a large portion of which was in the latter county, in the town of Reading, and in that part of it which now constitues the town of North Reading.

      These purchases were made at different periods, from 1664 to 1702, and amounted in the aggregate to more than nine hundred acres of land. One of these lots in Reading, purchased Dec. 29, 1701, of Ephraim Savage, of Boston, for a consideration of L60 is described as being upland, and containing one hundred acres, and called "Saddler's Neck," and bounded on the east by Adam Har, on the north by Ipswich river and the meadows, south by Bear Meadow, and west by common land.

      From these lands he gave farms, by deed of gift, to three of his sons, namely: Ebenezer, William, and Jonathan. [1]
    Born abt. 1645  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 May 1721  [1
    Person ID I22600  Main Tree
    Last Modified 6 Mar 2013 

    Family 1 Mary DOUNTON 
    Married 15 Sep 1674  [1
     1. Thomas FLINT,   b. 20 Aug 1678,   d. Abt 1757  (Age 78 years)  [Birth]
     2. Linda FLINT,   b. 01 Jun 1695, Salem Village, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    Last Modified 6 Mar 2013 
    Family ID F19188  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Hannah MOULTON,   d. 30 Mar 1673 
    Married 22 May 1666  [1
    Last Modified 6 Mar 2013 
    Family ID F28940  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S5363] "A Genealogical Register of the Descendants of Thomas Flint, of Salem", John Flint and John H. Stone, (Andover: Printed by Warren F. Draper - 1860).

    2. [S03191] Rootsweb: World Connect - My Children's Ancestors by David.