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John Finley

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Blount County, Tennessee, United States
Death: Died in Lee County, Iowa, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Finley and Sarah Finley
Husband of Edith Finley
Father of Sarah Ann Finley; Margaret Jane Barker (Finley); Robert Carson Finley; Amy Eliza McCulley (Finley); Nancy Emaline Johnson (Finley) and 4 others
Brother of Sarah Finley; James Findley, Sr.; Margaret Finley; Ann Finley; Robert Finley, III and 4 others

Managed by: Ben M. Angel
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About John Finley

From Descendants of James Doak by Joe Payne:

http://joepayne.org/doak.htm

(48) John4 FINLEY, (Robert3 FINLEY, Thankful2 DOAK, James1) was born about 1800 at Blount Co?, Tn, and married (124) Edith SAFFEL. John died before Jun 23, 1864 at Lee Co, Ia. Edith died on Sep 11, 1860 at Lee Co, Ia.

(Ben M. Angel notes: an 1800 birth date would make the age of John's mother 56 at time of birth - highly unlikely.)

!Birth date supplied by Lee J. Bains.

  • Estate probated 23 June 1864, Lee County, IA (Box F-2, North Lee County Court House, Ft. Madison, IA); David McCully executor. Heirs listed, as shown in family group sheet.
  • m. Edy Saffel, 15 February 1825 in Blount County, TN;
  • 1856 census of Lee County says John Finley, 56, 13 years in IA; wife Edy, 49, NC; Sarah A., 29, TN; Nancy E., 20, TN; Sam, 18, TN; George, 14, IA; Alexander, 10, IA; Thankful Doke, 61, TN.
  • 1850 census, Lee County, IA, p. 504 lists John, 50; Edi, 44; Sarah, 26; Jane Barker, 22; Robert Barker, 19; Eliza, 18; William, 16;, Nancy, 14; Samuel 12; George, 8; Alexander, 3; John B., 1.

!Note on abstract says John married Edy Saffel 15 February 1825, Blount County, TN. Since one child is named Samuel Saffel Finley, this marriage seems more likely to be the first marriage. Hannah Palmer, claimed wife (Lee Baines), could be a second wife???

!Marjorie B. Ratcliffe gives birth date as 1782. (Ben M. Angel notes: This probably makes greater sense, as Sarah Breckenridge would have been 56 in the year 1800. Also, less conclusive but of interest, there is a John Finley listed as a veteran of the War of 1812 from Blount County.)

!Notes appended to John Finley final settlement, 1865, Lee County, IA give marriage to him, 15 February 1825, Blount County, TN. Info from descendent Celia Crawford, 2808 Dill Street, Burlington, IA 52601 (1994).

Children:

  • 1. 125 + Sarah Ann5 FINLEY b.c 1826
  • 2. 126 + Margaret Jane FINLEY b.c 1828
  • 3. 127 + Robert Carson FINLEY b.c 1830
  • 4. 128 + Amy Eliza FINLEY b. Dec 7 1831 d. Jan 23 1918
  • 5. 129 + Nancy Emaline FINLEY b. Mar 28 1835 d. Jan 2 1918
  • 6. 130 + Samuel Saffel FINLEY b. Nov 12 1838 d. Oct 13 1908
  • 7. 131 + John Henry FINLEY b. Dec 9 1839 d. Oct 5 1896
  • 8. 132 + George Franklin FINLEY b.c 1846
  • 9. 133 + Alexander Kanedy FINLEY b.c 1846
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John Finley's Timeline

1800
February 28, 1800
Blount County, Tennessee, United States
1825
February 15, 1825
Age 24
Blount County, Tennessee, United States
1826
1826
Age 25
Blount County, Tennessee, United States
1828
1828
Age 27
Blount County, Tennessee, United States
1830
1830
Age 29
Blount County, Tennessee, United States
1831
December 7, 1831
Age 31
Blount County, Tennessee, United States
1835
March 28, 1835
Age 35
Blount County, Tennessee, United States
1838
November 12, 1838
Age 38
Blount County, Tennessee, United States
1839
December 9, 1839
Age 39
Blount County, Tennessee, United States
1846
1846
Age 45