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Family of William B. FLAKE (2) & Nancy HOWARD

7. Euphrates FLAKE. Born on 22 Oct 1847 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 39, Euphrates died on 21 Jun 1887. Buried in Jun 1887 in Old Beech River Cemetery, Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee.


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Euphrates Flake

Euphrates Flake, a successful farmer of the Seventeenth District, was born in Henderson County in 1847, a son of William B. and Nancy (Howard) Flake. The father was of Irish origin, born about 1803 in North Carolina; about 1820, with his father, Samuel Flake, immigrated to Henderson County, settling in the Seventeenth District, which at that time contained very few residents. William B. soon after his marriage located near the homestead; he was a prosperous farmer and merchant; had a general store on the farm; he owned about 540 acres of fine productive soil. His death occurred in 1854. His wife was born in North Carolina in 1809, and died in 1859; they had eight children, only two of whom are now living; our subject was the sixth child. After the death of his parents he made his home  with his uncle, Dudley L. Flake, who died in 1862. Euphrates then went to live with an uncle in Mississippi, James House, but in 1866 returned to his native county, accepted a position as salesman with P. B. Parker at Wildersville, where he remained four years. In 1873 he established a retail liquor store in Lexington, but only continued there a year. The following three years he was engaged in the same business in Huntingdon. In May, 1878, he married a daughter of Samuel Howard, Miss Bina, a native of Henderson County, born in 1856. To this union two children have been born: Howard and Bettie. In 1882 Mr. Flake purchased 640 acres of land, and located where he now resides. He erected a cotton-gin the same year, which he operates in connection with his farm; he makes on an average, thirty bales per season. He is an enterprising, industrious and prosperous farmer, and good citizen. He is a life-long Democrat casting his first vote for Seymour and Blair in 1868. He is an old member of the I.O.O.F Lodge No. 150. Mrs. Flake is an estimable lady, and a consistent member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

Living with Priest Parker, merchant, Wildersville, Henderson County, in 1870.

Frate built one large store in Lexington across the street from the West side of the Court House in 1877 and bought the old jail southwest of the court house in 1881 for $480.00.

In May 1878 when Euphrates was 30, he married Bina HOWARD, daughter of Samuel HOWARD (1823-1905) & Mary TIMBERLAKE (1831-1864), in Henderson County, Tennessee. Born in 1856 in Henderson County, Tennessee.

They had the following children:
i. Howard. Resided in Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee.

ii. Bettie.

Bettie married James PORTERFIELD.

iii. Nannie May. Born on 22 Apr 1882. Nannie May died on 9 May 1882. Buried in May 1882 in Old Beech River Cemetery, Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee.


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