Samuel Fleming

Brief Life History of Samuel

When Samuel Fleming was born in 1804, in Erie, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, David Fleming, was 41 and his mother, Eleanor Ellen King, was 30. He married Harriet Louisa Farnum on 14 June 1832, in Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Iowa, United States in 1870 and Four Mile Township, Polk, Iowa, United States in 1880. He registered for military service in 1861. He died on 12 March 1890, in Rising Sun, Polk, Iowa, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Rising Sun Cemetery, Pleasant Hill, Polk, Iowa, United States.

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Samuel Fleming
Harriet Louisa Farnum
Marriage: 14 June 1832
Ellen Louisa Fleming
Mary Elizabeth Fleming
Charles Lee Fleming
Emma Julia Fleming

Sources (11)

  • Samuel Fleming, "United States Census, 1850"
  • S Fleming, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Samuel Fleming, "Find A Grave Index"

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Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.


Historical Boundaries: 1821: Sangamon, Illinois, United States

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

English: ethnic name for someone from Flanders, from Middle English fleming. The word reflects a Norman French form of Old French flamanc ‘Fleming’, from the stem flam- + the ancient Germanic suffix -ing. In the Middle Ages there was considerable commercial intercourse between England and the Netherlands, particularly in the wool trade, and many Flemish weavers and dyers settled in England. This surname is also common in south and east Scotland and in Ireland, where it is sometimes found in the Gaelicized form Pléamonn.

German: variant of Flemming , cognate with 1 above.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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