John D. Flautt

CAPT. JOHN D. FLAUTT, cashier of the Giles National Bank, was born in Lincoln County, Tenn., October 2, 1835, son of James and Delilah 0. (Dillon) Flautt, and is of German descent. James Flautt was born in Maryland, in 1800, and his wife in North Carolina, in 1804. He came to Tennessee in 1820 and to Giles County in 1838, and died in the latter place in 1883. Mrs. Flautt died in 1868. Our subject is the sixth of their seven children, and received the rearing and schooling of the average farmer's boy, besides attending Giles College, at Pulaski. From 1860 until May 14, 1861, he was a clerk in the dry goods store of D. C. Corbt & Co. At the latter date he enlisted in John C. Brown's Company, Third Tennessee, Confederate States Army, as private, and was commissioned regimental quartermaster in October 1862, with the rank of captain, and thus continued until the close of the war. In December 1865, he engaged in the hardware business in Pulaski, but in 1882 was elected assistant cashier of Giles National Bank, and January 1883, was elected cashier. May 19, 1869, he wedded Salonia M. Rose, daughter of Col. S. E. Rose. They have five children: Marcella R., James S., Mary L., John H. and Meredith.    Mr. Flautt is a Democrat, and cast his first presidential vote for Buchanan. He became a Mason in 1866, and he and Mrs. Flautt are members of the Presbyterian Church.

From: Goodspeed's History of Giles County