b.1732 Chester County, Pennsylvania
m. Abt. 1720
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What about Samuel Finley? Research by others that have studied this Finley family, say he was born in May of 1684 in County Armagh in Ireland, the son of Robert Finley and Margaret Lauder who were married in 1680. Robert died there on 18 Jun 1712. You may remember that the Hollingsworth family also came from Armagh. It is also said that Samuel Finley had a daughter named Isabella who married James Patterson, son of James Patterson Sr. and Anne Corry. There was a James Patterson on the West Nottingham township tax lists at the same time as Samuel Finley, Jeremiah York, and Solomon Alred
James Patterson, eldest son of James Patterson and Anne Corry, married 1727, Isabella, daughter of Samuel Finley, who emigrated to Chester Co., PA and died in 1737, adimistration granted to his brother, Robert Finley, of West Nottingham, Pa. A brother of Robert Finley, Michael, had a son, Samuel, who was President of Princeton College, N.J. A daughter, Susanna, was mother of Samuel Finley Moree, the inventor. James Patterson, brother of Margaret, came to Rockbridge, Va.