|| Charles Fleming (1837-1917)/ Phillip Fleming/ Arminter Barnhill
(1846-1923) - from Williamston/Bladen, NC; to Tillman, SC; (perhaps
Savannah/Rincon, GA area)- My great-grandfather, Charles Fleming
(5/27/1837-9/22/1917) married Arminter Barnhill (7/1/1846-8/25/1923). Marriage
date: 3/24/1867. Charles' middle initial could be either "A" or "P."
His grave marker says "Charles A. Fleming" however, his name is shown elsewhere
as "Charles P. Fleming." His father's name was Phillip so Charles'
middle name may have been "Phillip" as well. Legend has it that Charles
was supposedly the first Fleming in the United States to serve in the Marines
(in the Civil War). He served from 1862-1865 and was said to have been on
the ship Scotia; however, we have been unable to find any documentation of
this. Charles wife, Arminter Barnhill, was from Williamston, NC. Her
parents were William Cauton Barnhill and Adeline Pridgen Barnhill. Charles
and Arminter had 11 children from 1869 - 1914. The eldest 4 children
were all born in Bladen, NC: 1. William Alexander Fleming, born 1869;
2. Ida Fleming, born 1870, married William Allen Smith; 3. William
Matthew "Buddy" Fleming, born 1872, married Julia Conniffee and Annie Edna
Phillips; 4. Duncan O'Hanlen ("Dunk") Fleming, born 1874, married Maude
The remaining 7 children were born in Tillman, SC (near the
Savannah/Rincon, GA area) - 5. Anna Adaline "Nan" Fleming, born 1876,
married Alard Oosterbaan; 6. Augustine "Teeny" Fleming, both 1878,
married Christopher Columbus Scoggins; 7. Florence Fleming, born 1880,
died 1881; 8. Charles Phillip Fleming, born 1882, married Nora Belle
Purvis; 9. Arminter "Minter" Fleming, both 1884, married James Elias
Malphrus; 10. Calhoun "Cal" Fleming, both 1886, married Blanche Ford
Ellis; and 11. Mitchell McCoy Fleming, Sr., born 1889, died 1927, married
Gertie Lucille Ellis - (my grandparents).
Thus, we assume that Charles was in the Bladen, NC area from at least
1867 through1874 or 1875. Legend has it that Charles was born in Ireland;
however, we have no proof of this. As stated earlier, we have been
told that Charles' father was Phillip Fleming (thought to also be from Ireland)
and that Charles may have had a brother named Augustine. Any "cousins"
out there who have any additional information whatsoever on these Flemings?
28 June 2004
|Deborah Fleming Hutto