Person:George Finley (13)

George Finley
b.2 Jan 1742/43 Augusta County, Virginia
m. 21 Apr 1741
  1. George Finley1742/43 - 1809
  2. Robert FindleyAbt 1745 - Aft 1820
  3. Margaret Finley1746 - Aft 1802
  4. Samuel FinleyEst 1747 to 1758 -
  5. David Finley1754 - 1848
  6. Thomas Finley1757 - 1831
  • HGeorge Finley1742/43 - 1809
  • WJane FultonBef 1751 -
m. Bef 28 Apr 1769
m. 29 Jun 1786
  1. Lucinda W FinleyAbt 1787 -
  2. George Finley1789 - 1851
  3. Obediah FinleyAbt 1790 -
  4. Nancy Finley1791 - 1854
  5. Mary "Polly" FinleyAbt 1792 -
  6. Catherine FinleyAbt 1795 -
  7. Sarah "Sally" Finley1799 - 1877
Facts and Events
Name George Finley
Gender Male
Birth[2] 2 Jan 1742/43 Augusta County, Virginia
Christening? 30 Jan 1742/43 Tinkling Spring, Augusta, Virginia, United States[Bapt. by Rev. John Craig]
Marriage Bef 28 Apr 1769 Prince Edward County, Virginiato Jane Fulton
Military[3] 1776 VirginiaRev War - DAR #A040796 George Finley
Residence[1] 1785 Kentucky, Virginia, United Statesmoved to Kentucky
Marriage 29 Jun 1786 Lincoln County, Kentuckyto Mary "Polly" Gaines
Other[1] Oct 1799 Bourbon, Kentucky, United StatesPOSSIBLE MATCH - gives deposition
Death[2] 1 Aug 1809 Wayne County, Kentucky
Burial[2] Cedar Grove Cemetery, Lebanon, Wilson, Tennessee, United States

George Finley was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Baptism at Tinkling Spring

George Finley, son of John Finley and Mary Thankful Caldwell is listed in the Tinkling Spring List of Baptisms at Tinkling Spring in Augusta County, Virginia on 30 January 1743, by Rev. John Craig.

Research in progress. Records are being collected and posted.

Research Notes

  • cos1776 Note: DAR has also flagged George for more research. DAR lists 2 spouses, Mary Gains and Ann Newland and no spouse named Jane Fulton.
  • cos1776 Note: as can be seen from the Working Timeline, it is likely that George Finley never moved far from his original settlement in Kentucky and that the counties merely changed until his land was in Wayne County at the time of his death. Need to trace him through the Deed Books.

Working Timeline

  • 1742/43: Augusta County, VA - George Finley is born to John Finley and Mary Caldwell and baptized at Tinkling Springs Baptist Church.
  • 1776: Pennsylvania - George Finley is in PA, where he sees Mary Cooper, widow of James Cooper. [Source: Ardery1 ]

1784--Nelson County was created 18 October 1784 from Jefferson County.

  • 1785: Kentucky - George Finley moves to Kentucky. [Source: Ardery1 ]
  • 1786: Lincoln County - George Finley marries Mary Gaines.

1792--Green County was created 20 December 1792 from Lincoln and Nelson counties.

1798--Cumberland County was created 14 December 1798 from Green County.

1798--Pulaski County was created 10 December 1798 from Lincoln and Green Counties.

  • 1799: Bourbon County, KY - George Finley gives deposition. [Source: Ardery1 ]

1800--Wayne County was created 18 December 1800 from Cumberland and Pulaski Counties.

  • 1809: Wayne County, KY - George Finley dies Aug 22nd. Proof needed.
  • 1809: Wilson County, TN - George Finley is buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery.
  1. 1.0 1.1 POSSIBLE Record Match - for review, in Ardery, Julia Hoge Spencer. Kentucky records: early wills and marriages, copied from court house records by regents, historians and the state historian; old bible records and tombstone inscriptions; records from Barren, Bath, Bourbon, Clark, Daviess, Fayette, Harrison, Jessamine, Lincoln, Madison, Mason, Montgomery, Nelson, Nicholas, Ohio, Scott, and Shelby counties. (Lexington, Kentucky: Keystone Printery, Inc., c1932)

    (Records filed in book found in basement of Bourbon County Court House by Julia S. Ardery).

    Depositions taken in Chancery Suit

    To settle disputes between Thomas Respess, John Haggin and John Breckenridge, complainants, vs. Thomas McClanahan, defendant, filed Oct., 1799.
    - Deposition of James Brown, of full age, deposeth: he has been acquainted with Cooper's Run since Dec., 1784, and branch on which he lives has been known as West fork.
    - Henry Wilson, Jr., deposeth: he has been acquainted with said run since fall of '80, having traveled down said run with Capt. Charles Gatliff and co. to Martin's and Ruddle's Stations after they were taken by Col. Byrd and the savages.
    - Thomas Herndon deposeth: he was acquainted with said fork since 1783.
    - James Garrard deposeth in same, also Patrick Jordan and Thomas Whitledge.
    - George Finley deposeth: he saw Mary Cooper, widow of James Cooper, who was killed by the Indians in Ky., in the State of Penn., with her child, David Cooper, in 1776, and continued there in Penn. until 1785 when they moved to Ky.
    - Zachariah Benson and Lewis Marshall, Joseph Case, John Morris depose in same.
    - Augustine Eastin states in 1783 James Forbush was pilot for himself and others to survey lands, that he understood said Forbush had settled in this country 1776, and believes he was with the first settlers at Bryant's Station.
    - David Cooper, 28 yrs. of age next July, states in the summer of '82 he was hunting on Cooper's Run in company with Joshua Mounce and came to a spring where he believes Mr. Elkin (Samuel) now lives, and he told deponant that was the head of the N. fork of that run that was named for his father, James Cooper.

  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Grave Recorded , in Find A Grave.

    [Includes headstone photo and photo of memorial plaque.}

  3. DAR #A040796 George Finley, in Daughters of the American Revolution. Genealogical Research System
    Last retrieved Mar 2016.

    Death: ANTE 12-19-1817 WILSON CO TENNESSEE
    Service Description: 1) PAID SUPPLY TAX, WASHINGTON CO, 1783
    [cos1776 Note: Likely error. Does not match 1809 death date on memorial stone.]