He became a master goldsmith and in 1691 formed a partnersip with his father-in-law Louis Morel. Between 1693-5 Jacob left Geneva, travelled through Germany and toward London. During this time his wife Martha died, leaving him w/ four children. He married again in London. Soon after his daughter, Jeanne Marie died. He named his daughter by his second marriage Jeanne Marie (it was common to give the name of a deceased c hild to another) - she was born 6 weeks before they sat sail. In June 1700 Jacob, his wife, and family sailed from Gravesend, England on the ship "Ye Peter and Anthony, Galley of London", bound for Jamestown, Va. The list of passengers can be found in DOCUMENTS, CHIEFLY UNPUBLISHED RELATING TO THE HUGUENOT EMIGRATION TO VIRGINIA, by Robert A. Brock. All the passengers were French refugees. Little Jeanne Marie died at sea.
The passengers sailed fourteen weeks before landing 9/20/1700. Arrangements had been made for them to settle on the South Side of the James River on a Hugeunot settlement named Manakintowne. Each family was given 133 acres, running in strips down to the James River. Jacob Flournoy was one of the foundres of the Manakintowne Huguenot Settlement. His second wife died in 1701. In 1703 he married for a t hird time, Magdeline Prodhomme .