John Flint Sr.

3 March 1815–25 February 1888 (Age 72)
Wirksworth, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John

When John Flint Sr. was born on 3 March 1815, in Wirksworth, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Robert Flint, was 33 and his mother, Sarah Allen, was 30. He married Mary Spencer on 5 December 1838, in Wirksworth, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. His occupation is listed as farmer in Kaysville, Davis, Utah, United States. He died on 25 February 1888, in Kaysville, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Kaysville City Cemetery, Kaysville, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Flint Sr.
Mary Spencer
Marriage: 5 December 1838
Robert Flint
Hannah Flint
Sarah Flint
Lydia Flint
John Flint Jr
Hyrum Flint
Peter James Flint
Joseph Ephraim Flint
Phebe Ann Flint
Samuel Spencer Flint
William George Flint

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 December 1838Wirksworth, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 4
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 18
    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 21
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    Name Meaning

    English and German: topographic name for someone who lived near a significant outcrop of flint (from Old and Middle English, Low German flint), or a nickname for a hard-hearted or physically tough individual, metaphorically as hard as flint.Welsh: habitational name from Flint in Clwyd, which gave its name to the old county of Flintshire.Jewish (Ashkenazic): artificial name from German Flinte ‘shotgun’.

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

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    Robert Flint

    ROBERT FLINT AND THE UNITED BRETHREN On 8 July 1839, the Prophet Joseph Smith called Wilford Woodruff to the apostleship and to depart for England to perform missionary work for the church. After ma …

    Sources (35)

    • John Flint in entry for Sarah Flint, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • John Flint, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1837-1915

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