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I am looking to hear from anyone with the last name of Flatbush. We are all related to States Barton Flandreau who changed his name SEVERAL times. States was born in New Rochelle, NY on February 19, 1842 and died in KS on February 16, 1922.

In 1860, he married Ann Alzerrith (?-1862) in VA.

Then around 1863 in PA, he married my gggrandmother, Elizabeth Seidel (March 26, 1842 PA to March 18, 1921 MO). They had 5 children: George Flatbush (1864 PA to ?), Anna Flatbush (1868 IL to ?), Hardy Royal Flatbush (March 28, 1870 MO to January 20, 1947), Nellie Mae Flatbush (1873 NO to September 16, 1939) and Walter B. Flatbush (August 17, 1883 MO to March 29, 1920). While still married to Elizabeth Seidel he married the following women:

Elizabeth Carolyn Underhill (? to November 5, 1911 New Rochelle, NY) married States on September 27, 1864 in New Rochelle, NY. They had 3 children: Viola May Flandreau (June 8, 1865 to September 30, 1942); Walter Flandreau (December 28, 1868 to ?); daughter Flandreau.

States (using Flatbush as a last name) married Nacy Jane Baker in 1868 in Indiana. They had May Elmira Flatbush (December 7, 1868 to July 21, 1895)and Sarah Arlinda Flatbush (August 28, 1870 to March 19, 1923).

States, using the last name of Flatbush, married Addie May Watson (May 1, 1855 to October 19, 1900)in 1876 in Nebrasbra. They had two sons: Frank Emerson Flatbush (September 28, 1877 to October 23, 1940) and Charles Wesley Flatbush (1878 to 1878).

States, using the last name of Barnes, married Sarah T. Barnes on January 31, 1883 in Danville, IL. They had one son, Walter Barnes (1885 to ?)

States married Elizabeth Cash (September 22, 1851 to ?) on March 29, 1891 in Kirkwood, MO. They had one son, Julius Evelor Flandreau (March 28, 1891 to 1956).


Posted: 971805833000
Edited: 996549009000
I am responding to the message left by Sherry Clark.
I have been trying to find info on a Flatbush relation
for a long time with no success. Your message shed much
light on why. If you get this message, Sherry, please
e-mail me at I would love to tell you
the story behind my Stephen Flatbush (married to Nancy
Jane Baker) it is quite interesting.
Posted: 971807403000
Edited: 999622464000
Your Stephen Flatbush and mine are the same. He was my father's paternal great grandfather. Will write later, it is late. Good to hear from a Flatbush cousin. As you know that is a made-up name.



Posted: 971858985000
Edited: 996549009000

I am so confused by this man!! I have him in my
genealogy as Stephen Flatbush, but the 1870 census
of Omaha, NE lists a Thomas Flatbush. I also know there
was an Alexander Stephen, an Alexander Theodor, and
a Theodor. Are these all the same man?? Our family story
tells that Stephen Flatbush, artist, teacher, and preacher
disappeared in 1870 in Elkhorn, NE, supposedly
a victim of thieves. How did he live in Omaha so close
to Nancy Jane and hide himself. Also he died in Kansas, and his
daughter Sarah Arlinda lived in Kansas. I wonder
if they knew he was alive, and just made up his disappearance
for some reason. His wife, Nancy Jane, then remarried
in 1874 to Henry Miller, but Stephen Flatbush (States) would
have still been alive. This is very, very strange. His daughter
Nancy Jane died in 1879, so May was adopted by the Blackwell? family,
and Sarah Arlinda was raised by her uncle Caleb Baker, all while their
father still lived?! I am dumbfounded by this, and yet I always
had an instinct, something telling me he never really disappeared. It
certainly explains some things, like why Stephen Flatbush, though
a Civil War veteran is not listed in any muster rolls while
States Flandreau is. Can you help sort out any of the confusion as to
his legacy with the Baker family, why he continued living so
near to them after his supposed disappearance, and why he wouldn't have
raised May and Sarah? Thanks so much for breaking this all open and giving me
some answers!

Jill Stinson

Alexander Theodore Flatbush

Edwina Moody (View posts)
Posted: 976524991000
Hello Sherry:
Sorry I have not been in contact. My computer broke down and all my addresses were lost.
I am a descendant of Alexander Theodore Flatbush. I believe you know the descendancy. Please contact me.

Alexander Flatbush AKA Staats Barton Flandreau

Edwina Moody (View posts)
Posted: 976525136000
After reading your message, I realized we were related. Although your ancestor had a different wife, the male line is the same. I would really like to link up with you. Please contact me at Familytreeclimber@Yahoo.Com


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My email address as changed to

Have you seen the Flandreau and Flandro GenForums? If not, you should. It has a lot of info.

Re: Sarah Flatbush, Nancy's daughter

Jennifer Smith (View posts)
Posted: 1054491555000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Crown, King, Flatbush, Flandreau
Sarah Arlinda Flatbush (Nancy Jane Baker's daughter) is my great grandmother. Any information you have on Sarah, Nancy Jane, or even Stephen Flatbush (aka many names), I would be very interested in reading. Please email me.
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