Louisa Flatt: Birth: 1872.
Eugean Flatt: Birth: 24 OCT 1885. Death: 13 JUN 1909
Walter Flatt: Birth: 15 JAN 1888. Death: DEC 1978
Earl Flatt: Birth: SEP 1890.
Title: Simcoe County, Ontario County, Canada Marriage Registration, Number010417
Title: Sally Flatt Brown, Family Researcher
Title: Mike Peterson, Family Reseacher
Note: Josiah emigrated from England to Ontario, Canada with brothers Jonathan and James.
Josiah and Tamar's marriage registration has his name as Isaiah; lists both Josiah and Tamar as Methodists, the marriage conducted by Thomas Campbell, witnessed by Hester Flatt of Tecumseth and James Flatt of Mono, both residing in Mulmer when married, and Josiah was a farmer and Tamar a spinster.
The North Dakota 1880 census lists him as a laborer. The North Dakota 1900 census lists him as a farm owner, he can read and write, father and mother are English, and he entered the United States in 1878.
DEATH book "North Dakota History and People"
Josiah Flatt came to Canada at the age of 14 (1848). Married Rachel Lyons about 1853. Josiah and Rachel had eight children. Rachel died. Josiah marries Tamar Whitley in Ontario in 1873. Moved to Fargo in 1878: seven years later purchased 480 acre farm in Cass County. Josiah and Tamar had 13 children.
(Rachel and Jesse actually had 10 children.)
From the "Compendium of History and Biography of North Dakota" (a book published in 1900)
JOSIAH FLATT, one of the early settlers of Cass County resides on Section 28, in Kenyon Township and is well known and highly respected in his community. he was born in the county of Norfolk, England, 7 October 1832 and when about 16 emigrated to America and settled in Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada where he remained until 1878. In the spring of that year he went to North Dakota and for several years made his home in Fargo, while he engaged in farming in that vicinity. He purchased 480 acres of land in Section 28 in Kinyon Township in the summer of 1886 and has resided thereon since that time. He has made valuable improvements to his property and has met with success in the pursuit of agriculture.
He was married to his second wife in Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada 25 March 1875 to Miss Tamar Whitley, who was born in Simcoe County 14 February 1852. Mr. and Mrs. Flatt are the parents of 9 living children, as follows: Thomas G., Josiah Jr., Emogene, Charlotte, Eugene, Wesley, Walter, Earl and May. Four children born to Mr. and Mrs. Flatt died in infancy or childhood, as follows: Hannah, Eugene, Pearl, and an unnamed infant. Mr. Flatt is a prominent citizen and active in social and religious affairs of his community and enjoys the respect and esteem of the people among whom he has resided for many years.
Ida Gould remembers her mother Emogene Flatt talking about Josiah as a prominent thoroughbred horse racer.
Sally Flatt Brown remembers her father telling her that when Josiah died, his son Tom, transferred all the horses to Montana.
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