Youngest child of Samuel Flournoy and Elizabeth Harris. Married to Martha Cannon, daughter of William Cannon and Sarah Mosby, circa 1793. On March 4, 1807 he purchased 599 1/2 acres of land in Davidson County, Tennessee. This plantation was located on the east bank of Mill Creek near the mouth of Stone's River which is just across the Cumberland River from The Hermitage a few miles.
The children of Silas and Martha Flournoy were: Eliza (1794-1829), Alfred (1796-1873), William Cannon (1800-1838), Martha (1802-1822), Louisa Ann (1804-after 1873), Mary Amanda (1806-1860), Madison (d. young), Julia Ann (1811-1873), Silas (1815-1844), Sarah (d. young).
His wife, Martha, died circa October 1817. She was buried at Mudtavern, Davidson County, Tennessee. The grave is now unmarked. Soon after her death, he sold his lands in Davidson County and moved to Pulaski County.
Eliza Susan Flournoy Harris (1794 - 1829)*
Alfred Flournoy (1796 - 1873)*
William Cannon Flournoy (1800 - 1838)*
Silas Flournoy (1815 - 1844)*
Sacred to the memory of Silas Flournoy who was born the 4th June 1774 and died the 18th May 1822.