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FLADGER Family


Since noting the families of Evans, Godbold, Haselden and Richardsons herein, the writer has obtained information that enables him to connect branches of the above named families with the Fladgers - a name now extinct in the county, except one female, now forty years of age, Sallie Maria Fladger, daughter of the late Captain Charles J. Fladger, by he second marriage with the Widow William S. Bethea. That female will hardly ever marry; and if she does, will, perhaps change her name from Fladger to some other name -so that, if in the remotest possibility that the name will continue much longer in the county, once prominent. About 1735, one of the first settlements was made by a colony, direct from England, in Britton's Neck, and one of these colonists was a Fladger (Gregg's History, page 69), and from him the name and its connections have come down to the present time. The writer is indebted to Mrs. Major S. A. Durham, a descendant of this old colonist Fladger, for the missing link. Hugh Fladger was his name (a name in the family ever since); to whom he married in unknown - he may have married in England and brought his wife with him; he had a son, named Henry Fladger who married a Miss Keene...


--A History of Marion County, W.W. Sellers (1902)
Excerpt transcribed and contributed by Helen Moody, March 2000.

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