Solomon LaFlair

Male 1818 - 1870  (52 years)


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  • Name Solomon LaFlair  [1, 2
    Born 1818  Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Jun 1870  Ogdensburg, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I5202  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 3 Jan 2022 

    Father John LaFlair,   b. 1793, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Ogdensburg, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F13849  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Viancour,   b. 1824, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1908, Ogdensburg, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Children 
     1. Andrew W. LaFlair,   b. 7 Jul 1845, Edwardsburgh, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1901, Ogdensburg, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)  [natural]
     2. Sarah J. LaFlair,   b. 1848, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     3. George LaFlair,   b. 1852, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. Beluna LaFlair,   b. 1856, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     5. Mary A. LaFlair,   b. 8 Apr 1868, Ogdensburg, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1953, Ogdensburg, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)  [natural]
     6. Wilbert LaFlair,   b. 1864, Ogdensburg, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     7. John Solomon Lafleur,   b. 1858, Ogdensburg, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1891, Ogdensburg, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)  [natural]
     8. Orrilla LaFlair,   b. 1847, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     9. Charles LaFlair,   b. 1860, Ogdensburg, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     10. Susanah LaFlair,   b. 1846, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1911, Watertown, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)  [natural]
     11. Della LaFlair,   b. 1859, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1936, Watertown, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 3 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F1374  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • - Solomon LaFlair shows up in the U.S. at Lisbon, NY in the 1860 census. Five years later, he's at Ogdensburg with his family. We have yet to connect Solomon Laflair with our family line, the progenitor of which is Jacques Francois Beique dit Lafleur, 1756-1792. Jacques Francois had son Jacques Beique dit Lafleur, 1786-1876, who had two sons who emigrated to Ogdensburg: Jacques (James,) born 1817, and Louis Napoleon, born 1823. Solomon would be the right age for a third brother but we have the children and he's not included. The first of Solomon's children was born in Grenville County, Ontario. Jacques (James) also liived in Grenville County before coming to Ogdensburg. I find no death dates or records for Solomon and wife Elizabeth Viancour Laflair, though they almost certainly died in Ogdensburg. There is no stone for them at Notre Dame Cemetery, where they would have been buried.

      - Archives of Ontario have marriage of Andrew Laflare March 15, 1865 at Edwardsburg Township, Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, to Caroline Peoples. He is the son of Solomon and Elizabeth Laflare.

      - 1860 U.S. census. Solomon and Elizabeth are at Lisbon, NY. He is a farm laborer. (The last name is listed as Leflin in the census.) Solomon, 38; Elizabeth, 37; Andrew, 17; Susanah, 14; Orrilla, 13; Sarah, 12; George, 8; Beluna, 7; John, 2; Charles, 6 mos, all born NY.
      Also at Lisbon in 1860 is Peter LaFlair, b. 1820, Canada, and Margaret.

      - 1865 N.Y. State census: At Ogdensburg are Solomon, 47, working as a laborer; with wife Elizabeth, 37; and children Sarah, 16; George, 13; "Gelenie," (Beluna) 11; John, 7; and Wilbert. 11 months. (Charles, who would be 5, is missing.) There is another child with a name that looks like "Sevaunah" with an age of 21 (this is Susanah.).

      - 1870 U.S. census: At Ogdensburg are Solomon, a 52 year-old day laborer who was born in New York State. He is unable to read and write English. He is living with wife Elizabeth, 38; and children Sarah J., 22; Delciva, 14 (Beluna); John, 12; and Mary A., 4. Also living with them is Elizabeth's mother, 98-year-old Francis Viancour who was born in Canada. Sarah and Delciva were also born in Canada; the rest of the family in New York State. This indicates they arrived in NY about 1857, though they do not show up in the 1851 Canadian census or the 1850 U.S. census. They are living next door to his son Andrew, Andrew's wife Caroline, and their children Sardina, 4; and John, 2. Two houses away on the other side is Frank J. Bean, b. 1813, Canada, with wife Aurelia or Aurila, 46, b. Can. Elizabeth would later marry Frank after the death of Solomon. And living next door to Andrew LaFlair is Catherine McCarty and Mary Bean who were witnesses to the marriage of William LaFlair, and Caroline (Carrie) Bean. Carrie A. Bean was born Oct. 14, 1849, Ogdensburg, daughter of Solomon and Catherine Bean. See obit which follows:

      - Cape Vincent, NY Eagle, June 8, 1944: Mrs. Carrie Ann Maynard, 94, wife of John H. Maynard, died Sunday afternoon at 1:30 at the Maynard farm home on the Tibbetts Point road west of this village. Death was caused by pneumonia. Mrs. Maynard was born in Ogdensburg on October 7, 1849, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Solomon Bean. She spent her early life in Ogdensburg. In 1865 she was married in that city to William LaFlair. Two sons were born to this marriage, Rev. John LaFlair, who died July 6, 1937, at Woodstock, Ont., and George W. LaFlair, who now resides in Deep River, Conn. Her first husband died in Ogdensburg. On May 14, 1889, she was married at Cape Vincent to John H. Maynard. Rev. Albert R. Warner, pastor of the Methodist church, performed the ceremony. For several years they resided on Carleton Island and then they moved to the present homestead where they have lived for 51 years. One daughter, Mrs. Nelson Baskey, Cape Vincent, survives the second marriage. Mrs. Maynard is survived by seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Mrs. Maynard was a member of the Presbyterian church here and of the Cape Vincent Grange. Funeral services were held at the Maynard homestead at 2 o'clock on Wednesday afternoon, with Rev. Geo. E. Nichols, curate of the Church of the Heavenly Rest, New York city, officiating. Burial was made in the family plot in Riverside cemetery, east of this village.

      - In the 1880 U.S. census Elizabeth is widowed, and living at 30 South Water St. with daughter Mary A. LaFlair, 15.

      - Ogdensburg city directory, 1883-4: Laflare, Elizabeth, wid Solomon, South, near Congress.

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      William LaFlair: Following information is about William LaFlair who was a grandson to Solomon LaFlair. I am unable to tie him to any of Solomon's children:
      1900: nothing about William who is about 14.
      1905. William Mills is head of family, 27, with wife Lettica, 22; son John H., 4; son George W., 2; dau., Mable, 1, neice Frances A., 21; and cousin William LaFlair, 18.
      1925: William A. Laflair, 39, b. 1886, resides third ward, wife Harriet L., 23; dau. Bertha C., 3; Harriet, 2; John W., 1.
      1920: William LaFlair, 33, resides south Water St., b. abt. 1887; married to Louisa LaFlair, 18. So it's Harriet Louisa.
      1930: Louise Laflair, 28, resides Black Lake Road with George L. and Mabel Schwartfigure, 21 and 25, and children Bertha, 8; Harriet, 6; and John, 5. George is Louise's brother. So she was Harriet Louise Schwartfigure when she married. Louise says she's marriage and has been for 11 years.
      1940: - John W. resides Morristown
      1942: WWII draft card: William Andrew LaFlair, b. May 21, 1884, Ogdensburg. resides in Ogd. in 1942 on Mechanic St. Person who will know his address is George Mills, also Mechanic St.
      So, we know William Mills, b. 1878, was a cousin to William A. LaFlair, b. 1886. William was married to Letitia LaFlair, b. 1883, daughter of Andrew LaFlair, 1845 and Caroline Peoples. So,
      William was a cousin to Letitia, which means William is the son of a brother or sister to Andrew.
      7-year-old girl he raped was the daughter of Napoleon Compo, and Mary A. LaFlair, daugh. of Solomon LaFlair and Elizabeth Bean. So William is also a cousin to Mary LaFlair.
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      William is son of either George or John, neither of which shows up in 1880 census.
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      Feb. 8, 1906: William Laflair, a homeless man, was taken to Canton jail today having been sentenced to 60 days for vagrancy.
      May 27, 1910: William Laflair, an ex-convict 24 years of age, was arrested this afternoon at 12:30 by Policemen Welt and McQuaid on a charge of committing a criminal assault upon a 7-year-old child named Minnie Compo, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Napoleon Compo of 209 S. Water St. Laflair was apprehended several miles south of the city on the Oswgatchie River where he was fishing with Compo, the father of the little girl. The girl's mother said that Laflair, who lives in the neighborhood, was in the house when she left and it is allged that he woke up the little girl and committed the crime. A few years ago Laflair was arrested with two other boys for attempting to wreck a train on the Dekalb division near the outskirts of the city by placing an obstruction on the track. He received a short term at Dannemora.
      June 28, 1910: William Laflair of Ogdensburg pleaded guilty to rape in the first degree and assault in the second degree committed upon the person of a child of tender years at the city May 26. Laflair is 24 and has served time for placing an obstruction upon a railroad track.
      Sept. 30, 1929: Mrs. Mabel Marsaw, 25 and William Laflair, 48, both of whom reside at 24 Gilbert St., were sentenced each to a year in Canton jail for petit larceny in pleading guilty. Mrs. laflair, who is the mother of several children and who is sickly, was given a suspended sentence. The trio was charged with burglary and petit larceny when taken into custody after entering the cottage of Edwards Burns of this city and stole household goods. The judge told Laflair that this being the third time he was going to jail, he should be careful after obtaining his liberty again.
      Sept. 17, 1937: William Laflair, 53, Spring St., who was arraigned before Judge John H. Wells in city court yesterday morning on a satutory charge, second offense, waived examination and was held for the action of the grand jury. He was taken to the Canton jail in default of $500 bail. Laflair previously served seven years on a rape conviction at Auburn prison.

  • Sources 
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    2. [S29] Public Member Trees, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;).
      Record for John Solomon Lafleur