Person:John Finley (91)

Maj. John Finley, of North Carolina
b.2 September 1778 Chester County, Pennsylvania
m. 29 Nov 1772
  1. William Finley1773 - 1847
  2. Samuel Finley1775 - 1849
  3. Maj. John Finley, of North Carolina1778 - 1865
  4. Mary "Polly" Finley1778 - 1804
  5. Michael Finley, Jr.1783 - 1823
m. 21 April 1807
  1. Augustus Washington Finley1813 - 1889
  2. John Tate Finley1817 - 1896
Facts and Events
Name[1] Maj. John Finley, of North Carolina
Gender Male
Birth[2][1] 2 September 1778 Chester County, Pennsylvania
Marriage 21 April 1807 Augusta County, Virginiato Eleanor "Ellen" Tate
Death[1][2] 04 Nov 1865 Wilkesboro, Wilkes, North Carolina, USA
Burial[1] Presbyterian Cemetery, Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's:

  • Vol. 2 - Finley vs. Tate--O. S. 280; N. S. 99--Bill by Samuel Finley and Mary, his wife, daughter of John Tate, who died December, 1802, testate. John's son, Isaac, removed to Kentucky. John at death left following children, viz: Oratrix Mary (married at that time). Nancy also married then to Adam McChesney, Ellen, Drusilla, Jane, Elizabeth, Clorinda, one other daughter and two sons, all since dead under age, unmarried and intestate. Nancy McChesney died soon after her father, leaving an only child, Jane Eliza McChesney. Her husband, Adam McChesney, has also died, leaving Jane Eliza his only heir and infant. Ellen is now wife of John Finley of North Carolina. Drusilla has married John D. Ewin of Rockbridge. Jane has married Jacob Vanlear of Augusta. Elizabeth and Clorinda are unmarried (latter is infant).
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Maj John Finley, in Find A Grave.

    Son of Michael Finley and Mary Waugh born in Adams county, Pennsylvania. Moved to Wilkes county ca1804 where he purchased land. Was at times a merchant, farmer, dealer in real estate, tanner, county justice, school trustee and hotel owner. Most noted for a chain(in partnership with others) of general stores then in both North, South Carolina, Tennessee and Alabama. War of 1812 service is on record although rank of Major has not yet been documented.

    Source "Finleys of Wilkes 1804-1981"

  2. 2.0 2.1 Public Member Trees: (Note: not considered a reliable primary source).