2. Adam Flinchbaugh (1782-1842)

History and Biography of Adam Flinchbaugh

Adam Flinchbaugh is the fourth son of Martin Flinchbaugh and Barbara Pfister.  He was born June 14, 1782 in York County, PA and baptized August 4, 1782 at Blymire’s Church.  On January 25, 1807, Adam married Catherine Dohm at Trinity Reformed Church in York, York County, PA.  Catherine was born April 1, 1788 in York County, PA.

Adam and Catherine were the parents of at least seven children, as they are mention in Adam’s Orphans Court records after his death in 1842.  The Orphans Court records indicate his sons, from oldest to youngest were Samuel D., Adam and John.  The records indicate his daughters were Sarah (married to Jonathan Geesey), Mary (married to Levi Neff), Catherine (married to Charles Leader) and Elizabeth (a minor).

In 1822, Adam purchased part of what was originally Melchior’s land in York Twp. and later his estate sold that land to his son John Flinchbaugh.

The “Early History of the Flinchbaugh Family in York County, Penna”, written by Jacob M Flinchbaugh in 1928 mentions:

Father Melchior traveled and  settled on a hillside of York Township to a place where he established a home to the west of the village of Arbor and south of Dallastown. The farm later occupied by John Flinchbaugh, who died at the advanced age of ninety-seven, dying some fifteen years ago.

The John Flinchbaugh mentioned as having occupied the farm where Melchior first settled is the John Flinchbaugh that is the son of Adam Flinchbaugh and Catherine Dohm.  The History of York County, Pennsylvania. John Gibson written in 1886 has a sketch of the same John Flinchbaugh where in reference to the house it mentions:

JOHN FLINCHBAUGH (farmer), son of Adam and Catherine (Dohm) Flinchbaugh, was born July 3, 1819, in the old homestead on the farm where Mr. Flinchbaugh now lives and which he owns.

Many people have taken this to mean that John Flinchbaugh lived in the same house that Melchior lived in when he came to York County.  I am not quite sure we can come to that conclusion, just because it says he was born in the old homestead on the farm does it mean it was the original homestead on the farm.  Also, without proof of the age of the house or some other proof, I don’t believe we can take an “Oral History” as proof, especially since those histories often get corrupted throughout the generations.  That is why I believe Jacob M. said John lived on the farm owned by Melchior, but did not say anything about it being the same house.

Section of Shearer’s Map of York County, 1860 by W.O. Shearer showing the location of the property owned by John Flinchbaugh.  House is on present-day Arbor Drive, north of the instersetion with Stine Hill Rd. (J Flinchbaugh)

While it is unknown if John lived in the same house as Melchior, it is known that what Jacob M. wrote was correct, in regards to the fact that John Flinchbaugh (1819-1916) did indeed occupy the same farmland that Melchior originally bought.  To verify this, I looked at the 1911 deed when John sold the property to Oliver Hess.  In that deed, it mentioned John Flinchbaugh acquired the property in 1844 from his fathers estate (Adam 1782-1842).  Adam owned about 275 acres, and John purchased about 117 acres.  I then reviewed the Orphans Court records of Adam’s dad Martin, but Martin’s land was sold to his son Henry.  That means Adam had to puchase his land elsewhere, and in reviewing the Orphans Court records of John Flinchbaugh (1771-1819), it shows in 1822 his estate sold about 300 acres to Adam Flinchbaugh in York and North Hopewell Twp.  At the time of his death in 1819, John also owned two other large tracts of land.  Finally, I reviewed the estate of John Adam Flinchbaugh (1741-1820), and his estate files showed that beginning in 1817, his son John owed him $80 on a yearly basis until 1821, then owed him $133.33 until 1837.  This totals over $2500, which makes it appear that Adam sold his land to his John in 1817.  Finally, there is a deed in 1803 that shows 235 acres was sold from the estate of Melchior to his son Adam in 1788 (deed wasn’t recorded until 1803).

House of John Flinchbaugh (1819-1916).

So here is the line of ownership for Melchior’s property that went down to John Flinchbaugh (1819-1916):
  1. Melchior purchased his land in York and North Hopewell Township (sometime in the mid 1760’s).
  2. In 1788, Melchior’s estate sold 235 acres to his son Adam Flinchbaugh(1741-1820)
  3. In 1817 (or sometime around then), Adam sold his land to his only son John (1771-1819)
  4. In 1822, John’s estate sold about 300 acres to Adam Flinchbaugh (1782-1842).  John’s widow Magdalena bought the separate “mansion tract” of over 110 acres that John and Magdalena lived on at the time of his death.
  5. In 1844, Adam’s estate sold about 275 acres to his son John Flinchbaugh, who lived there 67 years until 1911 when he sold the property to Oliver Hess.

Also, the 1860 Shearer’s Map of York County and the 1876 Atlas of York County, by Pomeroy, Whitman and Company show a J. Flinchbaugh living at a house along Arbor Drive just to the northeast of where it intersects with Stine Hill Rd.

In getting back to Adam, as stated earlier, he passed away in 1842 on September 28.  His wife Catherine lived another 13 years, as she passed on away on October 18, 1855.  Both of them are buried at Blymire’s Church in York Twp, York County, PA.

Adam Flinchbaugh born June 14, 1782 in York County, PA, baptized August 4, 1782 at Blymire’s Church in York Twp, York County, died September 28, 1842 in York Twp, York County, PA and buried at Blymire’s Church in York Twp, York County, PA.  He married Catherine Dohm born April 1, 1788 in York County, PA, died October 18, 1855 in York County, PA and buried at Blymire’s Church in York Twp, York County, PA

Children and Grandchildren of Adam Flinchbaugh and his wife Catherine Dohm:

  1. Sarah Flinchbaugh born October 11, 1809 in York County, PA, baptized December 3, 1809 at Blymire’s Church in York Twp, York County, PA, died February 7, 1897 in York County, PA and buried at Blymire’s Church in York Twp, York County, PA.  She married Jonathan Geesey born April 7, 1811 in York County, PA, died November 11, 1877 in York County, PA and buried at Blymire’s Church in York Twp, York County, PA
    1. Amos Geesey born September 22, 1833 in York County, PA, died June 4, 1910 in York County, PA and buried at Blymire’s Church in York Twp, York County, PA.  He married Louisa Sechrist born November 13, 1835 in York County, PA, died December 27, 1909 in York County, PA and buried at Blymire’s Church in York Twp, York County, PA
    2. Charles Geesey born April 9, 1835 in York County, PA, died April 11, 1908 in York County, PA and buried at Blymire’s Church in York Twp, York County, PA.  He married Elizabeth Sechrist born about 1838 in York County, PA, died April 5, 1876 in York County, PA and buried at Blymire’s Church in York Twp, York County, PA
    3. John Geesey born July 6, 1837 in York County, PA, died December 29, 1900 in York County, PA and buried at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Manchester Twp, York County, PA.  He married Rebecca Peeling born December 25, 1840, died December 23, 1932 in York County, PA and buried at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Manchester Twp, York County, PA
    4. Mary Ann Geesey born August 17, 1839 in York County, PA, died October 6, 1907 in York County, PA and buried at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Manchester Twp, York County, PA.  She married Henry Barshinger born October 29, 1840 in York County, PA, died May 19, 1885 in York County, PA and buried at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Manchester Twp, York County, PA.
    5. Adam Geesey born November 21, 1841 in York County, PA, died February 26, 1921 in York County, PA and buried at Dallastown Union Cemetery in Dallastown, York County, PA.  He married Barbara Hovis born October 25, 1846 in PA, died  March 13, 1922 in York County, PA and buried at Dallastown Union Cemetery in Dallastown, York County, PA
    6. Jonathan Geesey born September 20, 1843 in York County, PA, died February 13, 1923 in York County, PA and buried at Dallastown Union Cemetery in Dallastown, York County, PA.  He married Amanda Stiles born February 7, 1852 in York County, PA, died November 28, 1885 in York County, PA and buried at Dallastown Union Cemetery in Dallastown, York County, PA
    7. Pius Geesey born July 5, 1845 in York County, PA, died June 18, 1928 in Dallastown, York County, PA and buried at Dallastown Union Cemetery in York Township, York County, PA.  He married Malinda Miller on December 2, 1873 at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Dallastown, PA.  She is the daughter of Jacob Miller and Anna Maria Anstine.  She was born May 7, 1849 in Windsor Twp, York County, PA, died January 19, 1927 in Dallastown, York County, PA and buried at Dallastown Union Cemetery in York Township, York County, PA.  More information on this family by clicking on their names.
    8. M. Luther Geesey born about 1849 in York County, PA
    9. Sarah Geesey born July 26, 1850 in York County, PA, died July 7, 1941 in York County, PA and buried at Dallastown Union Cemetery in York Township, York County, PA.  She married David Peters born October 9, 1847 in York County, PA, died July 3, 1911 in York County, PA and buried at Dallastown Union Cemetery in York Township, York County, PA
    10. Emeline Geesey born December 30, 1851 in York County, PA, died July 6, 1927 in York County, PA and buried at Dallastown Union Cemetery in York Township, York County, PA.  She married Charles Kohler born September 5, 1846 in York County, PA, died May 4, 1918 in York County, PA and buried at Dallastown Union Cemetery in York Township, York County,
  2. Samuel D Flinchbaugh born January 30, 1811 in York County, Pa, baptized May 11, 1812 at Blymire’s Church in York Twp, York County, Pa, died April 29, 1877 in York County, PA and buried at Blymire’s Church in York Twp, York County, PA.  He married Lydia Strayer born July 4, 1812 in York County, PA, died January 28, 1892 in York County, PA and buried at Blymire’s Church in York Twp, York County, PA
    1. Levi Flinchbaugh born May 31, 1835 in York County, PA, died December 28, 1923 in York County, PA and buried at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Manchester Twp, York County, PA.  He married (first) Sivilla born January 20, 1835, died October 31, 1860 in York County, PA and buried at Blymire’s Church in York Township, York County, PA.  He married (second) Lucinda Peeling born January 31, 1836 in York County, PA, died February 5, 1933 in York County, PA and buried at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Manchester Twp, York County, PA.
    2. Sarah Flinchbaugh born January 20, 1836 in York County, Pa, died December 18, 1857 in York County, PA and buried at Friedensaal’s Church in Shrewsbury Twp, York County, PA.  She married John Krout born May 30, 1830 in York County, PA, died February 19, 1881 in York County, PA and buried at Friedensaal’s Church in Shrewsbury Twp, York County, PA
    3. Elizabeth Flinchbaugh born December 5, 1839 in York County, PA, died September 19, 1921 in Somerset County, PA and buried at Grandview Cemetery in Cambria County, PA.  She married Reverend Arthur Fulton born December 8, 1838 in York County, PA, died September 14, 1916 in Cambria County, PA and buried at Grandview Cemetery in Cambria County, PA
    4. Mary Flinchbaugh born June 3, 1842 in York County, PA, died February 16, 1924 in York County, Pa and buried at Trinity Cemetery in Chanceford Twp, York County, PA.  She married George Akins born January 14, 1840 in York County, PA, died November 3, 1908 in York County, PA and buried at Trinity Cemetery in Chanceford Twp, York County, PA
    5. Lydia Flinchbaugh born October 7, 1844 in York County, PA, died September 24, 1925 in York County, PA and buried at Blymire’s Church in York Twp, York County, PA.  She married John Ensminger born October 20, 1848, died August 14, 1920 in York County, PA and buried at Blymire’s Church in York Twp, York County, PA
    6. Emma Flinchbaugh born September 12, 1846 in York County, PA, died May 10, 1938 in York County, PA and buried at St. James Cemetery in Chanceford Twp, York County, PA.  She married Adam Warner born in 1843, died in 1894 in York County, PA and buried at St. James Cemetery in Chanceford Twp, York County, PA
    7. Samuel S Flinchbaugh born January 21, 1849 in York County, PA, died January 25, 1934 in York County, PA and buried at Blymire’s Church in York Twp, York County, PA.  He married Alice Schwartz born February 7, 1850 in York County, PA, died September 14, 1936 in York County, PA and buried at Blymire’s Church in York Twp, York County, PA
    8. Anna Flinchbaugh born October 26, 1851 in York County, PA, died March 24, 1856 in York County, PA and buried at Blymire’s Church in York Twp, York County, PA
    9. Barbara Ellen Flinchbaugh born May 1, 1857 in York County, PA, died July 21, 1930 in York County, PA and buried at Dallastown Union Cemetery in York Township, York County, PA.  She married Albert Stiles born May 31, 1851 in York County, PA, died February 6, 1923 in York County, PA and buried at Dallastown Union Cemetery in York Township, York County, PA
  3. Mary Flinchbaugh born April 18, 1813 in York County, PA, died September 9, 1887 in York County, PA and buried at Zion United Methodist Church in Windsor Twp, York County, PA.  She married Levi Neff born June 9, 1812 in York County, PA, died December 14, 1876 in York County, PA and buried at Zion United Methodist Church in Windsor Twp, York County, PA.
    1. Henry Neff born July 28, 1835 in York County, PA, died February 26, 1903 and buried at Zion United Methodist Church in Windsor Twp, York County, PA.  He married Eliza Sechrist born August 17, 1840, died December 4, 1902 and buried at Zion United Methodist Church in Windsor Twp, York County, PA.
    2. Adam Neff born September 28, 1836 in York County, PA, died June 23, 1932 in York County, PA and buried at Red Lion Cemetery in Red Lion, York County, PA.  He married Carolina Stabley born January 24, 1848 in York County, PA, died July 29, 1934 in York County, PA and buried at Red Lion Cemetery in Red Lion, York County, PA
    3. Eliza Ann Neff born July 29, 1838 in York County, PA, died February 14, 1922 in York County, PA and buried at Windsor Cemetery in Windsor Twp, York County, PA.  She married Reuben Schmuck born October 18, 1834 in York County, PA, died November 6, 1919 in York County, PA and buried at Windsor Cemetery in Windsor Twp, York County, PA
    4. John Neff born March 15, 1842 in York County, PA, died February 9, 1933 in York County, PA and buried at Zion United Methodist Church in Windsor Twp, York County, PA.
    5. Mary Neff born August 23, 1844 in York County, PA, died October 9, 1920 in York County, PA and buried at Zion United Methodist Church in Windsor Twp, York County, PA..  She married Joseph Stiles
    6. Rebecca Neff born February 6, 1846 in York County, PA, died March 30, 1885 in York County, PA and buried at Freysville Cemetery in Windsor Twp, York County, PA.  She married David Smith born December 13, 1841, died May 26, 1923 and buried at Freysville Cemetery in Windsor Twp, York County, PA
    7. Emanuel Neff born November 20, 1848 in York County, PA, died October 22, 1877 in York County, PA and buried at Zion United Methodist Church in Windsor Twp, York County, PA.
    8. Levi Neff born April 23, 1851 in York County, PA, died January 21, 1912 in York County, PA and buried at Zion United Methodist Church in Windsor Twp, York County, PA.  He married Susan Shaffer born June 8, 1853 in York County, PA, died February 9, 1930 in York County, PA and buried at Zion United Methodist Church in Windsor Twp, York County, PA.
  4. Adam Flinchbaugh born November 20, 1816 in York County, PA, died January 12, 1864 in York County, PA and buried at Emmanuel United Methodist Church Cemetery in Loganville, York County, PA.  He married Sarah Neff born June 29, 1818 in York County, PA, died January 21, 1896 in York County, PA and buried at Emmanuel United Methodist Church Cemetery in Loganville, York County, PA
    1. Catherine Flinchbaugh born April 12, 1842 in York County, PA, died January 14, 1908 in York County, PA and buried at Greenmount Cemetery in York, York County, PA.  She married John Maul born April 6, 1846, died September 16, 1896 in York County, PA and buried at Greenmount Cemetery in York, York County, PA
    2. Henry Flinchbaugh born February 15, 1844 in York County, PA, died April 9, 1896 in York County, PA and buried at Greenmount Cemetery in York, York County, PA.  He married Sallie Jane Reichard born July 20, 1842 in York County, PA, died October 21, 1915 in York County, PA and buried at Greenmount Cemetery in York, York County, PA
    3. William Flinchbaugh born March 1, 1846 in York County, PA, died February 6, 1928 in York County, PA and buried at Zion United Methodist Church in Windsor Twp, York County, PA.  He married Sarah Shaffer born July 25, 1848 in York County, PA, died May 6, 1926 in York County, PA and buried at Zion United Methodist Church in Windsor Twp, York County, PA
    4. Josiah Flinchbaugh born March 16, 1848 in York County, PA, died September 8, 1927 in York County, PA and buried at Windsor Cemetery in Windsor Twp, York County, PA.  He married Sarah Ann Seitz born July 5, 1848 in York County, PA, died March 7, 1915 in York County, PA and buried at Windsor Cemetery in Windsor Twp, York County, PA
    5. Adam Flinchbaugh born March 16, 1851 in York County, PA, died January 1, 1928 in York County, PA and buried at Red Lion Cemetery in Red Lion, York County, PA.  He married Sarah Jane Raver born October 11, 1848, died October 18, 1920 in York County, PA and buried at Red Lion Cemetery in Red Lion, York County, PA
    6. Emeline Flinchbaugh born March 15, 1854 in York County, Pa, died September 11, 1907 in York County, Pa and buried at Zion United Methodist Church in Windsor Twp, York County, PA.  She married Nathaniel Grove born April 17, 1851 in York County, PA, died November 9, 1927 in York County, PA and buried at Zion United Methodist Church in Windsor Twp, York County, PA
    7. Jacob Flinchbaugh born January 6, 1857 in York County, PA, died June 2, 1934 in York County, PA and buried at Red Lion Cemetery in Red Lion, York County, PA.  He married Leah Ellen Knisely born March 15, 1859 in York County, PA, died November 23, 1942 in York County, PA and  buried at Red Lion Cemetery in Red Lion, York County, PA
    8. John Flinchbaugh born March 15, 1859 in York County, Pa, died September 4, 1951 in York County, PA and buried at Windsor Cemetery in Windsor Twp, York County, PA.  He married Anna Mary Anstine born December 2, 1848 in York County, PA, died October 24, 1938 in York County, PA and buried at Windsor Cemetery in Windsor Twp, York County, PA
  5. John Flinchbaugh born July 3, 1819 in York County, PA, died November 1, 1916 in York County, PA and buried at Blymire’s Church in York Twp, York County, PA.  He married (first) Julia Ann Flinchbaugh born October 8, 1824 in York County, PA, died March 1, 1882 in York County, PA and buried at Blymire’s Church in York Twp, York County, PA.  John and Julia Ann were second cousins.
    1. Charles Flinchbaugh born August 3, 1844 in York County, PA, died May 25, 1923 in York County, PA and buried at Red Lion Cemetery in Red Lion, York County, PA.  He married Ellen Amanda Fullerton born January 28, 1859 in York County, PA, died February 6, 1940 in York County, PA and buried at Red Lion Cemetery in Red Lion, York County, PA.
    2. Sarah Flinchbaugh born about 1845 in York County, PA
    3. Adam Flinchbaugh born July 8, 1845 in York County, PA, died March 25, 1940 in York County, PA and buried at Blymire’s Church in York Twp, York County, PA.  He married Catharine Ferree born September 17, 1853 in York County, PA, died October 6, 1930 in York County, PA and buried at Blymire’s Church in York Twp, York County, PA
    4. Amanda Flinchbaugh born about 1848 in York County, PA and died before 1886 in York County, PA
    5. John Flinchbaugh born August 8, 1848 in York County, PA, died September 15, 1849 in York County, PA and buried at Blymire’s Church in York Twp, York County, PA
    6. Jacob Flinchbaugh born March 26, 1850 in York County, PA, died February 8, 1923 in York County, PA and buried at Blymire’s Church in York Twp, York County, PA.  He married Ellen Shearer born October 10, 1854 in York County, PA, died February 18, 1925 in York County, PA and buried at Blymire’s Church in York Twp, York County, PA
    7. Lydia Flinchbaugh born December 7, 1852 in York County, PA, died December 28, 1935 in York County, PA and buried at Blymire’s Church in York Twp, York County, PA
    8. Ephraim Flinchbaugh born October 19, 1854 in York County, PA, died October 3, 1928 in York County, PA and buried at Dallastown Union Cemetery in Dallastown, York County, PA.  He married Sarah Catherine Eckert born July 27, 1865 in York County, PA, died June 11, 1920 in York County, PA and buried at Dallastown Union Cemetery in Dallastown, York County, PA
    9. Ann Marie Flinchbaugh born October 20, 1856 in York County, PA, died January 3, 1922 in York County, PA and buried at Blymire’s Church in York Twp, York County, PA
    10. Eli Flinchbaugh born June 27, 1859 in York County, PA, died December 1, 1924 in York County, PA and buried at Blymire’s Church in York Twp, York County, PA.  He married Jemima Geesey born January 2, 1860 in York County, PA, died July 6, 1927 in York County, PA and buried at Blymire’s Church in York Twp, York County, PA
    11. Julia Ann Flinchbaugh born May 25, 1861 in York County, PA, died May 18, 1935 in York County, PA and buried at Dallastown Union Cemetery in Dallastown, York County, PA.  She married Emanuel Hartman born June 25, 1853 in York County, PA, died September 11, 1925 in York County, PA and buried at Dallastown Union Cemetery in Dallastown, York County, PA
    12. Mary Flinchbaugh born April 17, 1863 in York County, PA, died February 3, 1951 in Washington, DC and buried at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Manchester Twp, York County, PA.  She married John Glatfelter born October 27, 1855 in York County, PA, died November 22, 1926 in York County, PA and buried at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Manchester Twp, York County, PA
    13. David Flinchbaugh born April 15, 1865 in York County, PA, died September 4, 1882 in York County, PA and buried at Blymire’s Church in York Twp, York County, PA
    14. Samuel Flinchbaugh born September 7, 1868 in York County, PA, died March 31, 1953 in York County, Pa and buried at Blymire’s Church in York Twp, York County, PA.  He married Alice Hake born November 17, 1874 in York County, PA, died July 27, 1965 in York County, PA and buried at Blymire’s Church in York Twp, York County, PA
  6. Catherine Flinchbaugh born June 22, 1822 in York County, PA, died about 1852 in York County, PA.  She married Charles Leader
    1. David Leader born September 9, 1843 in York County, Pa, died January 26, 1908 in Clinton County, IN and buried at Saint Luke Cemetery in Clinton County, IN.  He married Sarah Beil born February 21, 1851 in PA, died April 28, 1944 in Clinton County, IN and buried at Saint Luke Cemetery in Clinton County, IN.
    2. Amanda Leader born about 1846 in York County, PA
    3. Adam Leader born February 27, 1848 in York County, PA, died September 6, 1923 in Clinton County, IN and buried at Bunnell Cemetery in in Clinton County, IN.
    4. Catherine Leader born March 2, 1851 in York County, PA, died May 10, 1935 in York County, PA and buried at Blymire’s Church in York Twp, York County, PA.  She married Emanuel Geesey born July 19, 1846 in York County, PA, died September 4, 1889 in York County, PA and buried at Blymire’s Church in York Twp, York County, PA
  7. Elizabeth Flinchbaugh born August 27, 1824 in York County, PA, died April 8, 1847 in York County, PA and buried at Williams Cemetery in York Twp, York County, PA.  She married Daniel Hollinger born December 27, 1821 in York County, PA, died February 19, 1905 in York County, PA and buried at Williams Cemetery in York Twp, York County, PA.
    1. Samuel Hollinger born May 16, 1844 in York County, PA, died July 4, 1918 in York County, PA and buried at Greenmount Cemetery in York, York County, PA.  He married Emaline Lehman born February 9, 1858 in York County, PA, died April 25, 1936 in York County, PA and buried at Greenmount Cemetery in York, York County, PA

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