Millard F. Flesher

Millard Fillmore Flesher (1849 - 1914) – Millard Flesher was born on December 25, 1849, he was the son of Andrew Jackson and Sarah Melissa (Weaver) Flesher.  He married Lydia Chambers the daughter of William and Elizabeth Chambers on December 28, 1870.  They had two children, Sarah Elizabeth Flesher and William Jackson Flesher.  Lydia died on May 1, 1877 at age 25, she is buried in Sand Hill Cemetery, Long Bottom, Ohio.  In the 1880 Federal census of Meigs County, Ohio, (Olive Township, Long Bottom) Millard Flesher, age 29, is a widower living with his father-in-law and mother-in-law and family, with his two children, Sarah E. age 7 and William J. age 5.[1]  His occupation in the 1880 census is listed as being in the steamboat/river transportation business. [2]  On June 6, 1883 Millard married Amelia “Millie” Walters and in November 1884 their son, Guy K. Flesher, was born.[3]  In 1884, Millard, his brother Benjamin T. Flesher and M. V. Sayre purchased the Antiquity Mill Company, Antiquity, Ohio.  In 1891 the mill (Flesher, Sayre & Flesher River Side Mills) was said to have the capacity of turning out twenty thousand feet of lumber a day for boat building.[4]  In the 1900 census Millard’s occupation is listed as steamboat captain.[5]  In 1900 he is living in Middleport, Ohio.[6]  By 1907 the Flesher’s steamboat business operations were moved from Middleport, Ohio to Mount Vernon, Indiana.  Millard and his younger brother, Isaac Newton (Newt) Flesher, moved to Mount Vernon.  Amelia Flesher died in 1905.  In the 1910 census Millard is in Mount Vernon, Indiana, listed as living alone, a widower, age 60 and his occupation is a steamboat engineer.[7]  Millard Flesher died on June 19, 1914 and is buried in Beaver Cemetery, Beaver, PA.


[1] Federal Census 1880, Olive Township, Meigs County, Ohio

[2] Federal Census 1880, Olive Township, Meigs County, Ohio

[3] Federal Census 1900, Salisburg Township, Middleport, Meigs County, Ohio

[4] Historical and Business Review, Meigs County, Ohio, 1891, Union Publishing Co., page 179

[5] Federal Census 1900, Salisburg Township, Middleport, Meigs County, Ohio

[6] Federal Census 1900, Salisburg Township, Middleport, Meigs County, Ohio

[7] Federal Census 1910, Mount Vernon, Black Township, Posey County, Indiana

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Father*                       Andrew Jackson Flesher (b. 02 Jan 1827, d. 16 Jan 1898)

Mother*                      Sarah Melissa Weaver (b. 15 Sep 1827, d. 19 May 1857)

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Birth*             25 Dec 1849

Marriage*       28 Dec 1870                Lydia Chambers (b. Mar 1852, d. 1 May 1877)  

Daughter:       19 Oct 1871                Female Flesher (b. 19 Oct 1871, d. 19 Oct 1871)

Daughter:   cir __ ___ 1872                Sarah Elizabeth Flesher (b. circa 1872,          ); married Jerome Davis

Son:              02 Dec 1874                William Jackson Flesher (b. 02 Dec 1874, d. 24 Mar 1956); Meigs County, OH.; married Velva Bell Cooley

Marriage*         6 Jun 1883                Amelia Walters (b. Jul 1847, d. 1905) (Mrs. Amelia Flinn)

Son:              __ Nov 1884                Guy K. Flesher (b. Nov 1884, d. 5 May 1912) Died in Pittsburgh, PA and Buried in Beaver Cemetery, Beaver, PA

Death:            19 Jun 1914                Arkansas City, AR (Burial in Beaver Cemetery, Beaver County, PA)

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Written by Bob Krepps  © 2001 all rights reserved.  Permission granted to copy for personal & non-commercial purposes only.  Please contact me if you are able to provide additional details on Millard Flesher or any of his descendants.   I am still attempting to find his date and place of death as well as more information on his wives' families.

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