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  • Name Jesse James Flack 
    Born 26 Mar 1886  Newbern, Dyer TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Education 12th grade - home-schooled 
    Residence 1907  Newbern, Dyer TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    J.J. was orphaned at age 14 (Margaret Bruce died Abt 1901) and moved in his half-brother's family John Elisha Flack [listed as household member in 1900 Census] until he finished school. By another telling [see "Flack Family History"], J.J. moved into his nephew's house, J.P. Flack who was 20 and married. At 16 years old [according to his son Jim, but 21 according to daughter Ann], J.J. took a "horse, saddle, gun and a bag of money and headed south along the Mississippi River." [Ann Flack Heard's family history] 
    Residence 1920  Baxterville MS Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    In 1920 Census, Flack household w/ Jesse James as head, Saw Boss, Logging Company 
    Died 31 Dec 1969  Pascagoula, Mississippi 39567 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age 83 years 
    Person ID I1  Flack Genealogy
    Last Modified 18 Jul 2021 

    Father John Yancey Flack,   b. Nov 1821, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1890, Dyer County TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Mother Margaret Bruce,   b. Est 1839, Sumner Co TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1901  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Married 26 May 1874  Dyer County TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Louella Lenora Lucas,   b. 1891, Mount Olive, MS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1975, Pascagoula MS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 1909 
    Children 
    +1. Ann Flack,   b. 1 Nov 1916, MS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 2014, Merritt Island FL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years)
    +2. James Monroe Flack, I,   b. 29 Aug 1913, Baxter MS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1989, Moscow RU (on tour) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    +3. Ruby Mae Flack,   b. 1912, Baxterville MS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 2001, Baton Rouge LA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     4. Jewel Franklin Flack,   b. 1910,   d. 3 Oct 1945, Kodiak Air Station, Kodiak Island AK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
    Last Modified 25 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F1  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Mar 1886 - Newbern, Dyer TN Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - J.J. was orphaned at age 14 (Margaret Bruce died Abt 1901) and moved in his half-brother's family John Elisha Flack [listed as household member in 1900 Census] until he finished school. By another telling [see "Flack Family History"], J.J. moved into his nephew's house, J.P. Flack who was 20 and married. At 16 years old [according to his son Jim, but 21 according to daughter Ann], J.J. took a "horse, saddle, gun and a bag of money and headed south along the Mississippi River." [Ann Flack Heard's family history] - 1907 - Newbern, Dyer TN Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - In 1920 Census, Flack household w/ Jesse James as head, Saw Boss, Logging Company - 1920 - Baxterville MS Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 31 Dec 1969 - Pascagoula, Mississippi 39567 Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Jesse James Flack
    Jesse James Flack

    Documents
    1920 Lamar, MS Census scan
    1920 Lamar, MS Census scan
    1920 Census scan, listing Jesse James Flack and family, Baxterville Village MS
    WWI Draft Registration Card - Jesse James Flack
    WWI Draft Registration Card - Jesse James Flack
    Jesse James Journeys
    Jesse James Journeys
    Promised a horse and saddle at 16, JJ headed west to Oklahoma Territory, then to southern Mississippi, Stephenson (later re-named Crosby). Worked at Foster Creek Lumber Co, which folded because of the Depression. In 1931 Crosby Lumber Co. opened for 2 years before also closing in the Depression.

    JJ started a 1-acre garden and helped feed the community. His wife, Lenora, became the Crosby Postmistress. They moved to Pascagoula in 1940 in a house with a grocery store. He also worked in the shipyards.
    1900 CENSUS DYER TENN | John L (Elisha) Flack: Head 54 North Carolina | Elizabeth Flack: Wife 62 North Carolina | Paralee Flack: Daughter 23 Tennessee | Mattie D Flack: Daughter 19 Tennessee | Jessie J Flack: (Half) Brother 14 Tennessee
    1900 CENSUS DYER TENN | John L (Elisha) Flack: Head 54 North Carolina | Elizabeth Flack: Wife 62 North Carolina | Paralee Flack: Daughter 23 Tennessee | Mattie D Flack: Daughter 19 Tennessee | Jessie J Flack: (Half) Brother 14 Tennessee
    "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-D4GQ-FJH?cc=1325221&wc=9BQF-S5W%3A1030551301%2C1034246401%2C1034263501 : 5 August 2014), Tennessee > Dyer > ED 19 Civil District 6 (north part, excl. Newbern town) > image 14 of 24; citing NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
    James P. Flack (95 years old) letter to James M. Flack
    James P. Flack (95 years old) letter to James M. Flack
    1967 letter describing JJ Flack: have seen sister (Ann Flack Heard) and your father (JJ Flack) "since he was a very small boy". JJ Family with 4 boys and 2 girls. JJ's father (John Yancey Flack) "is my Gran Pa".

    JJ Flack is JP Flack's "half-uncle". JJ was orphaned as a child and moved into JP's household who was around 20 and married

    Headstones
    Jesse James Flack & Luella Lenore (Lucas) Flack grave marker
    Jesse James Flack & Luella Lenore (Lucas) Flack grave marker
    Jesse J Flack
    BIRTH 26 Mar 1886
    DEATH 31 Dec 1969 (aged 83)
    BURIAL
    Jackson County Memorial Park
    Pascagoula, Jackson County, Mississippi, USA
    MEMORIAL ID 63201984

    Histories
    Flack Family History
    Flack Family History
    Flack family history, as told by James M Flack to James M Flack II, 1980
    Ann Heard's family history
    Ann Heard's family history

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] SS Deaths - Jesse James Flack, US Social Security Administration (Reliability: 3).
      Social Security Death Index

      Name FLACK, JESSE

      Issue State MS 
      Birth 25 Mar 1886 
      Death Dec 1969
      Death State MS
      Last Known Residence Pascagoula, Mississippi 39567 
      Last Payment Location


    2. [S9] 1920 Census, Lamar MS (Reliability: 3).