Blickensderfer and related families - Person Sheet
Blickensderfer and related families - Person Sheet
NameFrancis Schuyler FLINT [4]
Birth1 Jan 1846, Strafford, Orange County, Vermont
Death23 Oct 1908, Langola Township, Benton County, MN
FatherSchuyler FLINT (1814-1882)
MotherAnn Benson MOSHER (1818-1882)
Birth3 Apr 1846, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland
Death4 May 1920, Langola, Benton County, MN
FatherRobert RUSSELL (1820-)
MotherAgnes LEITCH (1824-)
Marriage18 Apr 1867, St. Cloud, Stearns County, Minnesota
ChildrenJanet Ethel (1874-)
 Lucetta Jennie (1868-)
 Nelson F. (1869-)
 Robert Francis (1872-)
 Agnes Ann (1876-)
 Olive (1878-)
 Gertrude (1882-)
 Adalia (1884-)
 Erwin Wallace (1888-)
 Howard Russell (1892-)
Notes for Francis Schuyler FLINT
“Francis Schuyler Flint was born on January 1, 1846 in Stafford, Vermont. He served in the Second Minnesota Light Artillery Battery during the Civil War, and was mustered into service on January 14, 1862. He was taken prisoner by Confederate forces on February 6, 1863 after the Battle of Murfreesboro (Battle of Stones River), and was held in Richmond (Libby) Prison. He re-enlisted on March 22, 1864; was promoted to corporal on April 1,1865; and was mustered out August 6, 1865. Francis married Jennie Russell at St. Cloud, Minnesota on April 18, 1867. Jennie was born April 3, 1846 at Glasgow, Scotland to Robert (b.1820) and Agnes Leitch (b.1824) Russell. Francis and Jennie also farmed in Langola Township. They had ten children, including Nelson Flint (b.1869). Francis died October 23, 1908 and Jennie died May 4, 1920, both at Rice, Minnesota, which is located immediately adjacent to Langola Township.


“Civil War information consisting of numerous letters from Francis S. Flint while serving with the 2nd Battery of Minnesota Light Artillery, two small diaries of Will A. Spaulding, and a "Class Book" (record book) of a "Christian Class" organized by men in the Second Battery. There are letters from Francis S. Flint from logging camps in northern Minnesota (1876); a few other family letters and deeds; and a record book of Langola school district in Benton County, Minnesota (1861-1869), in which Schuyler Flint also kept personal accounts as late as 1880.

“The collection includes one roll of microfilm, which contains images of some of the material in the collection: Spaulding's class book, diaries, and some of Francis' Civil war correspondence.

“See the article: Vickie Wendel, "Ordinary Heroes: The Second Minnesota Battery of Light Artillery," Minnesota History 54: 141-152, for more information about Flint's Civil War experiences.”

Last Modified 19 Dec 2012Created 5 Feb 2024 using Reunion for Macintosh
This collection of files last generated on 5 Feb 2024.
Main pageLinksSearch