Capt. William Flye

Acting Volunteer Lieutenant

 of the USS Monitor

 

USS Monitor (1862)
View on deck looking forward on the starboard side, while the ship was in the James River, Virginia, 9 July 1862. The turret, with the muzzle of one of Monitor's two XI-inch Dahlgren smoothbore guns showing, is at left. Note dents in turret armor from hits by Confederate heavy guns and crewmembers atop the turret.
Officers at right are (left to right): Third Assistant Engineer Robinson W. Hands, Acting Master Louis N. Stodder, Second Assistant Engineer Albert B. Campbell (seated) and Acting Volunteer Lieutenant William Flye (with binoculars).

USS Monitor (1862)
View on deck looking forward on the starboard side, while the ship was in the James River, Virginia, 9 July 1862. The turret, with the muzzle of one of Monitor's two XI-inch Dahlgren smoothbore guns showing, is at left. Note crewmembers atop the turret and awning rigged on stanchions overhead.
Officers at right are (left to right): Third Assistant Engineer Robinson W. Hands, Acting Master Louis N. Stodder, Second Assistant Engineer Albert B. Campbell (seated) and Acting Volunteer Lieutenant William Flye (with binoculars).

USS Monitor (1862)
View on deck looking forward on the starboard side, while the ship was in the James River, Virginia, 9 July 1862. The turret, with the muzzle of one of Monitor's two XI-inch Dahlgren smoothbore guns visible, is at left, with the armored pilothouse beyond.  Note dents in turret armor (far left) from hits by Confederate heavy guns.
Officers standing at right are Second Assistant Engineer Albert B. Campbell (with arms folded) and Acting Volunteer Lieutenant William Flye (with binoculars).

Re: William Flye, Acting Volunteer Lieutenant
Posted by: James Whitney Fly Date: December 18, 2001 at 17:03:31
In Reply to: Re: William Flye, Acting Volunteer Lieutenant by James Whitney Fly
Hello again Rick Kreiner and Flye-forum Folks,

Rick, I found a good candidate to be our kinsman on the famous USS Monitor. He WAS of the New England Flyes. I have scanned about ten shelf-paper charts by my late wife Vivian (1922-1978); and I believe our man is Captain William Flye, b. 25 Oct 1814, d. 12 Jun 1898, m. 4 July 1844 to Mary Elizabeth (Perkins) Flye. b. 13 Nov 1817, d. 19 Jan 1892. His service on the Monitor is dated 1862, but the photo may be from earlier in his life.

I have notes that say, about this individual, "Bowdoin 1835, Prof. of Math 1841 - 1857 USN; and Lt. Commander 1861 - 1866 USN". By his name I show "Capt. William Flye".

This individual was the son of Daniel Flye, b. 27 Apr 1790 d. 2 Dec 1862 and wife Huldah (Barker) Flye, b. 6 Jun 1798, d. 6 Dec 1862.

In turn Daniel Flye was the son of Revolutionary Soldier and Patriot, William C. Fly, b. 21 Nov 1750 d. 22 Feb 1836 and wife, Sarah (Rust) Flye. They married 9 May 1774.

The father of William C Flye was William Flye, b. 19 Mar 1725, d. 20 Mar 1806 and wife Phoebe (Tuttle) Flye. Married 1748.

Father of William Flye was James Flye, 1674 - 1738 whose wife was Elizabeth (unk.) Flye.

And finally the father of James Flye was John Flye, 1656 - 1696.

That's all I know. However, I have sibling names on the levels I took you through with each ancestor's name.

I suspect that our subject was one of our country's finest.

'bye Now,

Cousin Jim
James Whitney Fly
Fly Forum