My ggggrandmother was Content FLAGLER and I was wondering
if anybody else has heard of the name. She married Laban
Hazeltine M.D. in May 1813 in Dutchess Co., N.Y. and according
to her son who wrote "The Early History of the Town of Ellicott,
Chautauqua Co.", she was a daughter of an old Knickerbocker
family. She was educated at the school of Dr. Lyman Beecher
in Litchfield, CT. Her fathers name was Richard Flagler.
I have only heard of another Flagler who built a railroad down
in Florida in the late 1800's. It has been suggested to me that
perhaps the name was originally spelled Vegeller, Vogler, Vleger.
Can anybody help me with this? What does daughter of an old
Knickerbocker family mean?
Edward Coates Sinker
Herefordshire HR8 1PX