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Flint Genealogical Society
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The Flint Genealogical Society's
Next meeting will be: 
September 3, 2024      at     7 pm
at the
Burton Senior Center.
3410 S. Grand Traverse St., Burton, MI 48529
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Topic will be:
( * Info updated on May 10, 2024 )
Memorial Day is Monday May 27, 2024

Cemetery Research with the Library of Michigan - Virtual Program

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Why Do People Keep Destroying This Headstone?
Dime Store Adventures
Warren Gibbs
died by arsenic poison
March 23, 1860
Probate Court Research $10
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Jacob Smith, a Canadian-born German, and his Chippewa wife opened a trading post in 1819 where Flint is now located, then the site was called Grand Traverse or "the great crossing". Jacob Stevens, a farmer from New York state became the first settler in what then called Flint River in 1825.  Grand Blanc School - Fall of 1912
Genesee was organized as a county under an act of the Legislature, approved March 8, 1836, which provided "that the county of Genesee shall be organized, and the inhabitants thereof entitled to all the rights and privileges to which, by law, the inhabitants of the other counties of this State are entitled."
The county seat of Genesee county is Flint.
Find a Grave
Cronk Cemetery
Also known as West Flint Cemetery
Beecher Road, Flint Township, Genesee County, Michigan, USA
I had asked our FGS member Carol Cronk Cole
if this cemetery was named for someone in her family.
She said YES, It was named for James Cronk.
1777 - 13 Sep 1831
Carol also wrote:
It has long been my suspicion that the immediate need for that cemetery may have been the fact that James Cronk (1777-13 Oct 1831) died 3 days after his initial arrival in Flint.  He is buried in that cemetery, although I suspect that the stone is not standing.  Last time I was there it was not, and I suspect no one has done anything about that since.  If you could get me in touch with someone who could get that stone standing again I'd like to do that. I have pictures of the stone when it was standing and as it was when I last saw it.  Whether James Cronk's burial is the oldest or first in the cemetery, I don't know.
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June 4th
Flint Genealogical Society Annual Dinner
  FGS Annual Dinner 2024, will be at   Italia Gardens  ( Menu ) 3273 Miller Rd., Flint, MI   48503     Cost is $20 per person. Tickets will NOT be sold at the door! Tickets must be purchased by May 28, 2024. You can either sent Check or Money Order ...
September 3rd
Flint Genealogical Society Meeting
  FGS Monthly Meeting,  will be at the   Burton Senior Center 3410 S Grand Traverse St., Burton, MI   48529     Our speaker will be    TBA.                                          Topic will be TBA.       See the May 2024 newsletter for more info. Visitors are always welcome.     ...
October 1st
Flint Genealogical Society Meeting
  FGS Monthly Meeting,  will be at the   Burton Senior Center 3410 S Grand Traverse St., Burton, MI   48529     Our speaker will be    TBA.                                          Topic will be TBA.       See the October 2024 newsletter for more info. Visitors are always welcome.     ...