My third great-grandmother was Susan Flenard. She married Thomas Moore in Philadelphia in 1844. According to census records, she was born in New Jersey about January 1819. I don’t know anything more about her life before she got married, but there were a cluster of Flenards in the Mount Holly area of Burlington County, New Jersey, and that is where I have been researching.
Since Flenard/Flennard is not a common name, I decided to collect information on all the Flenards I could find in New Jersey. I’ve created a Flenards in New Jersey database to this end. Most were in or started in Burlington County, but also included are Flenards living in Camden, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Mercer & Warren Counties.
The earliest Flenard I have been able to find so far is the right age to be Susan Flenard’s father or uncle:
- Jacob Flenard born about 1795 married Hannah Fenimore in 1815 in Burlington County.
I found several Flenards who were born close enough to Susan Flenard to be her siblings or cousins. Two of these are named Jacob which leads me to believe there were at least two Flenard families in the area. All except Elizabeth were found in Burlington County, in or near Mount Holly.
- Jacob Flenard (b. abt 1814) married Mary Webb (b. abt 1819)
- George Flenard (b. abt 1815) married Martha (b. abt 1817)
- Jacob Flenard (b. abt 1818) married Jane E. Girden (b. abt 1821)
- Henry Flenard (b. abt 1820) married Amy Ann (b. abt Oct 1820)
- Mary Flenard (b. abt 1820)
- Elizabeth Flenard (abt 1823-1892) is Susan’s sister, found living with her in Philadelphia in 1880, but not before that so far.
I also discovered an Annie M. Vanhorn (nÃ©e Flennard) who died at the residence of Susan’s granddaughter Olivia R. Todd (nÃ©e Moore) in 1915. Her death certificate stated her parents were John Flennard (b. in Delaware) and Martha Platt (b. in New Jersey). Annie was born 19 Nov 1844 in New Jersey and may be Anne “Annie” Flenard, (b. abt 1842) daughter of George Flenard and Martha above.