The Oil Creek Flemings
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54. JOHN4 WESLEY FLEMING (John3, Andrew2, John1); born 12 August 1846 in Pleasantville, Pennsylvania; died 31 January 1921 in Portland, New York; married (first), 5 January 1865 in Venango County ANN FOGLE, born October 1844 in Pennsylvania; died 2 February 1906.487
Ann Fogle was probably a daughter of Henry and Hannah [—?—] Fogle of Harmony Township, Venango County (present-day Forest County), Pennsylvania. In 1860, Ann Fogle was living with her parents and eight siblings in Harmony Township.488 They were living next to James and Rachel (Fleming) Fogle. James and Henry Fogle, both born in New York, presumably were brothers. Ann’s husband John Wesley Fleming and Rachel (Fleming) Fogle were first cousins, once removed, see also under Rachel Fleming (#18). Ann (Fogle) Fleming’s siblings, known from the 1860 federal census, were Delilah, Forsyth, George, Polly, William, Samantha, Daniel and James Fogle.
In 1880, John, Annie and family were living next to his parents in Portland, Chautauqua County, New York, where John was enumerated as a farmer.489 In 1900, John, Anna and children Jessie and Carl were in North East Township, Erie County, Pennsylvania, where John W. was farming (page 1A). By 1910, Ann had died and John, still in North East Township (page 28B), had married (second) MATIDLA [—?—]; born circa 1855 in Pennsylvania; in this census John was listed as an express man for the National Express. By 1920, John W., widow, was living with his daughter, Esther, and family in North East Township, Erie County, Pennsylvania (page 15A).
55. JANE4 ANNE FLEMING (John3, Andrew2, John1); born born 11 November 1850 in Pleasantville, Pennsylvania; died 25 November 1940 in Portland, New York; married LEANDER DAVIDSON, born October 1838 in Ohio; died circa 1922. Jane and Leander did not have children. In 1900 and 1910, Leander and Jane were living in Portland, New York, where Leander was listed as a carpenter. In 1930, Jane, widow, was living by herself in Portland, New York.490
MRS. JANE ANN DAVIDSON DIES AFTER LONG ILLNESS
57. HUGH4 MARCUS FLEMING (John3, Andrew2, John1); born 15 May 1858 in Forest County, Pennsylvania; died 28 July 1924 in Brocton, Chautauqua County, New York; married (first) SARAH MAILA MITCHELL; died in 1897; married (second) FRANCES VIOLA MITCHELL,491 born June 1853, a sister of Maila.
In 1880, Hugh Fleming and Ida (a pet name for Maila?) were living in Portland, New York, where Hugh was enumerated as a merchant (page 12). By 1900, Maila had died, and Hugh, widow, still in Portland, was listed as a bookkeeper (page 13A. Also in the family was Hugh and Maila's son Clifford, and Viola Mitchell, sister of Maila. Hugh married Viola circa 1904 and in 1910 the couple, lived in Portland where Hugh was enumerated as bookkeeper in a Wine Cellar (page 2B). In 1920, Hugh and Frances Viola were living by themselves in Portland, Chautauqua County, New York, where Hugh was enumerated as a bookkeeper in a cider mill.492
There is a biography of Hugh Marcus Fleming on page 550 of History of Chautauqua County, New York.492b Here are some excerps:
HUGH MARCUS FLEMING, one of the leading residents of Brocton, Chautauqua countym N. Y., secretary of the Brocton Fruit Products Company, secretary-treasurer of the Ahira Hall Memorial Library, and one of the most prominent and active men in the district. . . .His father was a farmer, who later came into Chautauqua county and was well-known in Portland township, where he settled and purchased a farm. . . . Later he [Marcus] was in the employ of a nursery in Portland Township. . . in 1899, he came to Brocton, becoming secretary and treasurer of the G. E. Ryckman Wire Company, so continuing until 1915. In 1919, he became secretary of the Brocton Fruit Products Company, the position he is holding at the present time (1921).
62. HIRAM4 J. FLEMING (John3, Daniel2, John1); born 22 February 1826 in Oil City, Cornplanter Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania; died 1887; buried in Wellington, Summer County, Kansas; married 10 March 1851 NANCY HOGUE (HOGE) who was born 24 February 1834; died 7 May 1912—her parents were Jonathan and Jane (Walton) Hogue.493 In 1850, William Fleming, born circa 1821, was living with Hiram Fleming in Tionesta Township494 He would be William Fleming (#19), son of Daniel and Nancy (Hardy) Fleming. In 1860, Hiram J. , Nancy and first three known children were enumerated in Eldred Township, Warren County, Pennsylvania.495 In 1870, Hiram J. Fleming, born circa 1826, was enumerated in Harmony Township, Forest County.496 In 1880, the family was in Eldred Township, Warren County.497
Elderkin (1888), page 51, describes Hiram Fleming as follows: “Hiram J. Fleming is a farmer and doctor, height five feet ten inches; weight 170 pounds. His family was raised in Warren County, Pa., whence they removed in 1880 to Kansas where they now reside. The children are quite intellectual and energetic.”
The 1870 census502 lists both Millard Fleming and a William Fleming as children, both 18. Perhaps William was a child (a twin of Millard?), but this could be a census error. In 1880, Millard was still with the family, but no William was listed.503 Elderkin (1888) does not list a William.
63. BUELL4 S. FLEMING(John3, Daniel2, John1); born 7 March 1828, 504 died 16 January 1886 in Harrison County, Missouri;505 married (first) in 1854 MRS. RACHEL (TUTTLE506) WALLESTON.507 Rachel Walleston had one son by her first marriage, Ebenezer Walleston, who lived in Bradford, McKean County, Pennsylvania.508 In 1865, Buell and Rachel and family were living in Warren County, Pennsylvania.509 After divorcing Rachel in 1869,510 Buell Fleming married (second) ELIZABETH MIRES, born circa 1843 in Indiana; died 22 November 1928. She was a daughter of William and Mary Mires. Ellizabeth had previously married [—?—] Smith511 In 1880, Buell, Elizabeth, son Albert, step-son Benjamin Smith, age 13, born in Missour1, and step-daughter Jennie Smith, age 6, born in Missouri, were living in Union Township, Harrison County, Missouri.512
Rachel (Tuttle) Walleston was the widow of James Walleston, Jr. 513 In 1843, James Walleston and wife Rachel sold 70 acres of land in Tionesta Township, present–day Forest County, to John [H.] Fleming.514 There is a petition for “citation to administer in the estate of James Walleston, Jr.,” dated 28 May 1860.515 The petitioner, Thomas Walleston of Eldred, Warren County, a brother of James, stated that James had died about two years ago in Tionesta Township [present–day Forest County] leaving a widow since remarried to a _____ [left blank] Fleming, and a minor child [who would be Ebenezer Walleston] now under the guardianship of the petitioner. Apparently Rachel Fleming was slow in administering the estate to the detriment of the minor child. “June 21, 1860. Served the within unit personally on the within named Rachel Fleming making known to her the content. Sheriff McAley.”
Rachel (Tuttle) Walleston Fleming was born in 1828, died in
1892, buried in Fagundas Cemetery, Triump Township, Warren County,
64. NANCY4 H. FLEMING(John3, Daniel2, John1); born 7 May 1830522 in present–day Forest County, Pennsylvania; died 31 October 1911;523 married October 1853 in Warren County, Pennsylvania, JOHN J. MAIN, born 21 June 1820 in Cattaraugus County, New York; died 14 November 1878.524 In 1870 the family was in Eldred Township, Warren County; in 1880 Nancy Fleming Main was living as a widow in Eldred Township, Warren County; in 1900, Nancy, widow, was living by herself in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. This census reported that Nancy had four children, one living.525
John J. Main contracted his farm for $18,000 during the oil excitement, but because of natural disasters and the war coming to an end, he was never paid.526 Here is what Elderkin, page 52, says about Nancy Fleming Main: “Nancy is a remarkable woman in many good works. Her disposition is mild, her industry untiring, her work never ending—and her patience equal to any emergency. She was unequally–yoked, and carried an unequal share of the cares and burdens of life.”
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