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MATTHEW FLEMING was born on the 6th of September, 1781, in Kent County, Delaware. He married Lydia Fleming, who was born on the 9th of April, 1782. She was a daughter of Nathan Fleming. They were married on the 29th of January, 1801, and lived in Monongalia County till about 1820. While they remained here he was prominent in the affairs of the Virginia Militia. On the llth of November, 1811, he was recommended by the County Court to the executive of the state as second lieutenant in a troop of cavalry of the 118th regiment and took the oath as such on the 15th of August, 1812. He resigned this office on the 10th of June, 1816.

After he went to Ohio his home was near Frazeysburg in Muskingum County. On the 16th of October, 1820, he bought of Edward Rogers* 140 acres of land for $1,000.00, 80 acres of it being military land. It was described as a part of the First Quarter of the Second Township of the Ninth Range. He died on the 20th of December, 1835; his wife, on the 22nd of October, 1866. Children: (1) Daniel; (2) Phoebe; (3) Elias Louder; (4) Beniah, born October 26, 1808, died single on the 13th of February, 1830; (5) Franklin R., born September 14, 1810, died single on the 28th of May, 1837; (6) Elihu; (7) Susannah; <8> Roannah; (9) Archibald; (10) Jane; (11) Mary Ellen; (12) Martha McClintock, born June 29, 1825, died single on the 22nd of February, 1907; and (13) Andrew, died in infancy.

1 DANIEL FLEMING was born in Monongalia County, Virginia, May 15, 1803. He was about 17 years old when he went with the family to Muskingum County, Ohio. On the 23rd of August, 1849, he married Mary Bonham, daughter of Rev. Zachariah Bonham, who was born in New Jersey and was of Scotch descent. His father was Rev. Hezekiah Bonham, a pioneer Methodist minister. Some of his children were: Robert, Jeremiah, Zachariah, Zedekiah, Mary, and Rachel. Rev. Zachariah Bonham married Sophia Johnson in Virginia. They had seven children: Amos, Robert, Johnson, Hezekiah, Isaac, Elizabeth, and Jacob. His first wife died and he married Susannah Hooper, daughter of John Hooper. They had three children: Mary, Rebecca, and Sarah Ann.

Daniel Fleming was a Republican in politics and was a stanch sup­porter of the Union cause during the Civil War. He was a member of

* He probably traded his farm In Harrison County, Virginia, for this land and paid the difference. His Harrison County tract was conveyed to him by Nathan Fleming on the 9th of September, 1820, and he transferred it to Edward Rogers on the 17th of the following October for a consideration of $600.00.

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the M. E. church and was a class leader and trustee for years. He died on the 22nd day of July, 1867; his wife, on the 1st of March, 1913. Children: (1) Elizabeth; (2) Finley Matthew; and (3) Jacob Daniel.

Elizabeth Fleming (1-1), born August 31, 1851, died single in 1911.

Finley Matthew Fleming (1-2), born April 13, 1855, married Nellie Frazey, daughter of Guy S. Frazey, December 29, 1887, and lives at Frazeysburg, Ohio. Children: (1) Paul Daniel; (2) Kathryn; (3) Finley Jacob, died at 4; and (4) Chester Matthew.

Paul Daniel Fleming (1-2-1), born January 15, 1889, married Nina Cartnal, daughter of Jesse Cartnal, September 28, 1912, and lives at
574 Mead St., Zanesville, Ohio. In 1931 he was Auditor for Muskingum County. His only child is Paul Daniel, Jr.

Kathryn Fleming (1-2-2), born December 14, 1892, married W. H. H. Francis, son of Orion D. Francis, March 2, 1918, lives at Zanesville, and has no children.

Chester Matthew Fleming (1-2-4), born August 20, 1904, married Bernadine Conner, daughter of Louis Conner, June 26, 1926, and lives at Zanesville.

Jacob Daniel Fleming (1-3), born July 6, 1857, married Alice E. Shipley, daughter of Gilford Shipley, November 25, 1885, and is a practicing physician at Frazeysburg. His wife died on the 7th of December, 1895. Their only child is Charles Ernest.

Charles Ernest Fleming (1-3-1), born October 2, 1887, married Catharine Winters, daughter of Cyrus Winters, December 25, 1915, lives at 409 Jackson St., Sandusky, Ohio, and has one child, Mary Catharine.


2 PHOEBE FLEMING was born on the 13th of January, 1805. She married Jacob Jones, January 3, 1828, and went to Missouri. She died on the 14th of February, 1837. Nothing is known as to her family

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3 ELIAS LOUDER FLEMING was born on the 28th of February, 1807. He married Evelyn Wells, August 6, 1831, and lived in Taylor County, Iowa. He died on the 31st of August, 1882; his wife, on the 20th of March, 1886. Children: (1) Sarah Elizabeth; (2) William Franklin; and (3) Virginia Martha

Sarah Elizabeth Fleming (3-1), born October 6, 1832, married Jonathan S. Bereman. He was mustered into the Union army as a corporal in Company B., 25th Iowa Infantry, in September, 1862, and died in the service, August 22, 1863. His widow married John Zingg, September 22, 1864. They lived at Marshall, Iowa. She died on the 8th of April, 1895. Children: (1) Samuel Thomas Bereman; (2) Stella Evelyn Bereman; (3) Myrtle Zingg; and (4) Ottway Curry Zingg.


Samuel Thomas Bereman (3-1-1), born March 31, 1858, married Flora Ashmore and lived at Washington, Iowa. He died on the 29th of December, 1933; his wife, on the 13th of March, 1906. Children: (1) Mollie; (2) Earl Wilson; (3) Guy Leslie; and (4) Roy Leonard, died in childhood.

Mollie Bereman (3-1-1-1), born April 13, 1880, married William Boshart, son of Menno Boshart, and lived at Wayland, lo.wa, till her death on the 28th of April, 1903. Children: (1) Irene Marie; and (2) Harriet Pauline.

Irene Marie Boshart (3-1-1-1-1), born October 28, 1900, married Lester Robb Schrock, son of William Schrock, September 4, 1922, and lives at Wayland, Iowa. Children: (1) Evelyn Dolores; (2) Annette; (3) Lyle Bereman; and (4) Bonnie Lou.

Harriet Pauline Boshart (3-1-1-1-2), born October 16, 1901, married Edward J. Saltzman, son of John Saltzman, March 5, 1925, and lived at Wayland till her death on the 14th of April, 1929. Her only child is Edwin, Jr.

Earl Wilson Bereman (3-1-1-2), born September 23, 1881, married Esther Crater, daughter of John Crater, April 20, 1911, and lives at 1650

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South Pearl St., Denver, Colorado. Children: (1) Elizabeth May; (2) Robert Glenn; (3) Margaret Louise; and (4) John Samuel.


Margaret Louise Bereman (3-1-1-2-3), born October 20, 1917, married Denver Dierks, son of Henry Dierks, January 29, 1938, lives at Lamar, Colorado, and has one child, Gary Roger.

Guy Leslie Bereman (3-1-1-3), born September 11, 1888, married Caroline Cassert, daughter of John Cassert, March 14, 1914, and lives at Holyoke, Colorado. Children: (1) Guy Leslie; and (2) Anna Margaret.

Anna Margaret Bereman (3-1-1-3-2), born February 24, 1919, married Harvey Olson, son of Roy Olson, October 8, 1939, and lives at Haxtun, Colorado.


Stella Evelyn Bereman (3-1-2), born April 5, 1861, married Benjamin Arthaud, son of Emile Arthaud, August 17, 1881. and lives at

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Moneta, Iowa. Children: (1) Mabel Bessie; (2) Alva Emile; (3) Samuel Lee; (4) Vernie; (5) Nina Geneva: (6) Viola Lenora; (7) Leroy Elliott; and <8> Odle Wilford.

Mabel Bessie Arthaud (3-1-2-1), born August 1, 1882, married Edwin Dunlap, son of Thomas Dunlap, August 23, 1906, and lives at Hawarden, Iowa. Children: (1) Dessa; (2) Ida Estelle: and (3) Mary Eva.


Dessa Dunlap (3-1-2-1-1). born March 12, 1909, married Cornelius Hyink, son of John Hyink, June 30, 1928, lives in Sioux City, Iowa, and has one child, Cornelius Dunlap.

Ida Estelle Dunlap (3-1-2-1-2), born September 11, 1912, is a registered nurse and lives at 4510 Woodlawn Ave., Chicago.

Mary Eva Dunlap (3-1-2-1-3), born August 14, 1914, married Homer F. Peterson, son of Homer L. Peterson, March 4, 1933, and lives at Western Springs, Illinois. Children: (1) Richard Franklin; and (2) Thomas Leslie.

Alva Emile Arthaud (3-1-2-2), born March 13, 1885, married Elizabeth Knox, September 23, 1923. She died in 1929; and he afterwards, about 1935, married again and now lives at 778 Iowa S. E., Huron, S. D. His only child is Carol.



  1. I find this interesting. I am curious about Alva Emile Arthaud born in 1885 who married Elizabeth Knox on 23 SEP 1923. I have all the other records I need for Alva except for a record of this marriage. Could you please tell me your source? Also I am not aware of a second marriage nr can I find an obit on or anywhere else. Thanks so much. Sincerely, Audrie Livingston Bethke

    Comment by awedreeAudrie | October 22, 2011 | Reply

  2. Audrie, I got the info on his marriage from Marion Franklin Brand’s Book “The William Fleming Family” page 165. Brand got much of his information from correspondence with family members.

    Comment by Grandpockets | November 11, 2011 | Reply

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