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John Livingston Flora

This picture is of John Livingston Flora (1838-1890). He was a soldier in the Confederate Army. He enlisted March 12, 1862 in Company F of the 15th VA Calvary & Company G of the 5th Cavalry. Private John Livingston Flora was discharged April 18, 1865 at Richmond, VA.

He was born in Currituck County, NC in 1828 and married Martha Love Fulford (1852-1917) [see her photo here].  Their children were: Samuel C. Flora (1874-1940), John Lottimore Flora (1877-1945), Jerome B. Flora (1879-1936), Virginia Flora Rawls (1882-1969), Bettie Flora Grimes, (my grandmother) (1885-1942), and Sadie Flora Deford (1890-1951).

You will note in the picture that the jacket worn is not a Confederate but a Union jacket. The story is that he killed a Union soldier, took his jacket, and later had his picture made wearing it. It is not known how he acquired the Union jacket.

In case anyone researching the FLORA line may be interested, John Livingston Flora's father was Andrew B. Flora, b. 1817...his father was Richard B. Flora, b. 1795, and his father was Isaac Flora, b. 1770

Most of this information came from a cousin of Betty's, Robert Flora.

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