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* Adams Family News*

Est. 1856

Page 5 

 December 20, 2001

  concerned the effect our trip might have on mother, but she survived it, and ended up outliving our father by 15 or 20 years."
  Several other Scotch families were living in Buffalo at the time and they helped the family find a home.  However, John didn't have job.
  A man with less courage might have been terri­bly concerned about that, but not John Flint, When the sun went down the following day, John had job helping rebuild a school building that had burned.
  When the job was completed, Flint learned of the need for someone with carpentering skills at the ranch now owned by Glenn and Muffy Rogers south of Buffalo.
"They were building a barn out there, so father walked out to the ranch and was hired," said Janie.
  From then until his death, the courageous

 purchase the Buffalo Steam Laundry, a struggling business whose equipment was quite well used.
  Some of John's friends advised against the per-
chase, but John felt certain he could make the busi­ness fly. His financial backers were sufficiently per­suaded and equally astonished when John paid the notes off long before they were due.
  Four years later Flint sold his by-then thriving business at a handsome profit, to secure a half interest in the underwriting firm of Z. T. Stocks.
  Stocks had become a mortician/partner in the business in the rear of the saloon owned by J. A. "Flat Rock" Jones, grandfather of Edith Sarver and Ken Buxton, both of Buffalo.  Jones' undertaking business originally located in the  

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Scots­man was never unemployed.
  If Janie experienced any homesickness for her native land, it was soon dispelled by the friendship of a little red-haired, freckle-faced Buffalo girl named Nellie Vincent.
  "We had only been here two or three day when she came riding by bareback on a sorrel mare," said Janie, smiling at the memory.
"She asked me if I wanted to go for a ride." And Janie's response...
an unequivocal "Yes."

  "We stayed friends for years," she adds.
  John's ability as a cabinet maker and carpenter soon became legendary in this area. Before long he began making coffins as well.
  "I can remember the trimmings on the coffins," said Janie. "The inside was white muslin with
lace foil."
  John Flint had become an entrepreneur in the Buffalo business community. After a year at the carpenter trade,he made the decision to