About William Finton
"The first election held was the first Monday in April of 1840. Elected were William Finton (Jr.), Treasurer; John Finton, Justice of the Peace...John Finton and Sarah Henderstot were the first married in the township, in the spring of 1838. The Finton's came in 1834, including Joseph [John], James and William. James brought trees from Ross County and planted the first orchard in Logan County."
- From "History of Logan County, Ohio"
Mary E. MacMullen was named as the third teacher in a school in Buffalo Township, Perry Co., Pennsylvania. The school was abandoned in 1824. Her education and guidance were the reasons behind several of her sons becoming teachers, politicians, and justices of the peace. Pennsylvania archives place William as a member of the
Cumberland County Militia 1790 to 1800. William died from a fall against a loom. Mary died from a tumor and paralysis.
The children of William Finton and Mary MacMullen:
1. James Finton, b 2 Jun 1794, Perry Co., PA.. d 9 Oct 1861, Kosciusko Co., IN. m 28 Apr 1818, Tuscarawas Co., Ohio, to Sarah Wolfe, b circa 1800, d/o Peter Wolfe.
James lived in Logan Co., OH. as late as 1850, moving to Kosciusko Co., IN, where his will is recorded at the court house in Warsaw, IN. Issue:
1a. William Finton, b 1819-20, d 1847, m 20 Aug 1840, Logan Co. to Mary Hogue. Will at court house, Bellefontaine, Ohio. Issue:
1aa. Sarah E, m William Foreman.
1b. John W. Finton
1c. Mary A., 1825-26, d 1866, m 31 May 1846 to Andrew Crawford. Issue:
1ca. James Crawford, lived in Lima, Ohio. 1cb. John Crawford, Hudson South Dakota. 1cc. Mary Harriet Crawford. 1cd. Sarah M. Crawford, m 1) Ed Odione 2) Charles Dutcher, Hillsboro, ND.
1d. George Finton, b 1826-7, m 16 Sep 1852 to Keziah Collins.
1e. Jane, b 1831-2, m 30 Jun 1852 to James Archer. Issue:
1ea. James Archer, Jr. A farmer in Bickleton, Washington.
1eb. Benjamin Archer, Bickleton, WA.
1f. Elizabeth A., b 1832-3, m 21 Jun 1852 to Joseph B. Furrow. Issue:
1fa. Sarah J. Furrow
1fb. Marion Furrow
1fc. Martha Ellen Furrow and Mary Delilah Furrow (twins) b Nov 1869, d in South Dakota.
1g. Morgan Finton, b 1833-4, m 18 Dec 1861 to Harriet Collins, b 1832, d 1907, bu Lewiston Cem. Issue:
1ga. Mary Angeline "Angie" bu Lewiston Cem., Logan Co., OH. m Marion "Buck" Miller. Issue:
1gaa. Frank Miller.
1gab. Elwood Miller.
1h. Sarah, b 1836, m 13 Jan 1856 to George Bennett
1i. Josiah Finton, b c 1840, Civil War Veteran, Company A, 74th Regiment Indiana Register, d Jun 1864 Battle of Chattanooga, TE. m 7 Nov 1861 to Sarah E. Easter. Issue:
1ia. Clarinda Jane, b Sep 1862.
1j. Joanna "Ann", b 1843, m 1) Apr 1865 to Francis Benson. m 2) 15 Oct 1870 to Joseph Riley: Issue: 1ja. Grace Marie Riley b 10 Feb 1872, died young. 2) Elizabeth Isabelle "Ica", b 29 Sep 1876, Pierceton, IN. m 14 Feb 1895 to David A. Welch, b 7 Aug 1870, d 4 Dec 1934.
1k. Amy, b c1845, m 20 Apr 1865 to Francis Benson. Issue:
1ka. Clarence Arthur Benson, b 20 Jan 1866, a farmer in Parkston, SD.
1kb. Harrison Andrew Benson, b 12 Feb a farmer in Parkston, SD.
1kc. Charles Morgan Benson, b 23 May 1870, d 18 Aug 1902.
1kd. William Byron Benson, b 18 Jun 1880, a farmer near Parkston, SD.
2. John Finton, b 1800, Perry Co., PA. d. 12 May 1859 at 59 years, at Washington Township, Kosciusko Co., IN. Married: 1) 26 Aug 1824, Elizabeth Wolfe, b 1805 in
PA., d 3 Sep 1839, Logan Co., Ohio, d/o Peter Wolfe. Issue: six children. m 2) 24 Dec 1839 to Sarah Hendershott, b 1803 in PA., d 18 Nov 1874, Kosciusko Co., IN., d/o John Hendershott. Issue:
Children of Elizabeth Wolfe Finton:
2a. Reuben J. Finton, b 21 May 1825, d 8 Jun 1904, m Feb 1864 to Amy Emeline Kelsey, from Ohio. Issue:
2aa. Charles Kelsey Finton, b 1 May 1865, d Dec 1886. m Sarah Jane Coyan(?) Issue:
2aaa. James William Finton, b 14 Sep 1887, m 1 Jan 1913.
2aab. Jessie Lorena Finton, b 6 Aug 1889, m Aug 1904 to Edward Stump. Issue: George Stump, Pearl Stump, Esther Stump, Harold Stump, and "Baby" Stump (1918).
2aac. Elizabeth "Lizzie" Finton, b 1 Mar 1892.
2aad. Hattie Finton, b 29 Apr 1893, m Aug 1910 to Corda F. Dierokes.
Issue: Cloyce Nalan and Darlene Donna Dierokes.
2ab. Clarinda Finton, b 7 Sep 1868, m c 1883 to ______ Dragoo. Issue: five children.
2aba. Johnnie Dragoo, died in France
2abb. George Gay Dragoo, Ottumwa, Iowa. Two children in France, names unknown, and the following in St, Joseph, MO.
2abba. Carl Dragoo.
2abbb. Reuben Dragoo.
2abbc. Charles Dragoo.
2ac. John Herman Finton, b 29 May 1870, lived in Turkio, MO. Issue: Maude Finton, Paul Finton, Reuben Finton, and Nora Finton.
2b. Sarah Ann, b 18 Aug 1827, m 6 May 1847 to Samuel Starret.
2c. Peter Finton, b 23 Mar 1830, m 27 Mar 1856 to Mary Shaul, Ohio. Issue:
2ca. Millard Finton
2cb. Lem Finton
2cc. Rose Finton
2cd. Melvin Finton
2ce. Edward Finton
2d. Elizabeth, b 28 Oct 1832, m 4 Jul 1856 to Franklin Phillips.
2e. Lavinah, b 12 May 1835, m 4 Jul 1856 to David Starret, from Ohio.
2f. Hiram Finton, b 10 Dec 1837, Logan Co., OH. d 10 Jan 1923 bu Hillcrest Cem.,
Kosciusko Co., IN. m 17 Sep 1861 to Priscilla Bennett. Issue:
2fa. D.F. Marion Finton, b 10 Jul 1862, d 2 Sep 1925, m Margaret Strieby
2fb. Martha C. Finton, unmarried.
2fc. Charles W. Finton, b 30 May 1865, d 10 Apr 1940, m Etta V. (Kyle) Collier.
2fd. Daniel W. Finton, b 6 Dec 1866, d in Alpino, MI. while living with son, Karl Finton.
2fe. Irene Rosalia, b 27 Mar 1870, d 25 Jul 1937, m 27 Nov 1889 to Charles
S. Hively, b 6 Jan 1869, d 10 Apr 1938.
2ff. Hiram Alonso Finton, b 31 Jul 1872, d 23 Apr 1942. m 16 Oct 1893 to Ella Nora Thomas.
2fg. William O.H. ("Doc") Finton, b 1 Aug 1874, m 15 Oct 1889 to Ella M. Babcock.
2fh. Ella Maude, b 4 Mar 1876, d 17 Mar 1949, bu Hillcrest Cem, m George Byron Kilgore, b 6 Sept 1872, d 17 Apr 1933, bu Hillcrest Cem., Pierceton, IN.
2fi. Henry Oliver Finton, b 22 May 1879, Cortland, NY.
2fj. Ora Della, b 30 Dec 1881, m 12 Dec 1901 to William Miller. Issue:
2fja. Ethel, m David Aikens Miller, Warsaw, IN.
2fk. Chauncey Earl Finton, b 18 Aug 1882, d 27 Jun 1959, m 11 Oct 1905 to Estella "Nellie" (Cunningham) Highway, b 12 Apr 1886, d 16 Jan 1961.
Children of Sarah Hendershott Finton:
2g. Joseph, b 28 Mar 1841, Logan Co., OH. d 13 Nov 1861.
2h. Mary Catherine, b 7 Jul 1842, m 27 Apr 1862 to David Finey.
2i. Cecelia, b 13 Jan 1844, m 25 Sep 1864 to Samuel Sheeley.
2j. Samuel Finton "Big Sam", b 4 Apr 1845, d 14 Mar 1910 Packerton, IN., bu Hillcrest Cem., m 15 Jun 1873 to Helen Maria Ducket, b 22 Oct 1854, Kosciusko Co., d 14 Jul 1933 at home of daughter Sylvia in Andrews, IN. bu Hillcrest Cem. Pierceton, IN. Issue:
2ja. Elmer Franklin Finton, b 8 Jun 1874, Kosc. Co., d 28 Apr 1942, Andrews, IN. m 25 Nov 1905 to Lavina Dillie.
2jb. Victor Fay Finton, b 22 Aug 1877, Kosc. Co., d 24 Mar 1913, Ft Wayne, IN. m 30 Sep 1904 to Mary Deafenbough. Had son:
2jba. Augusta Finton who had children.
2jc. Vienna Valeria Finton, d 3 mo.
2jd. Florence Pearl Finton, b 12 May 1886, Kosc. Co., d 28 Mar 1940, m 20 Mar 1900 to Harry Henningham.
2je. Sylvia Myrtle Finton, b 30 Aug 1890, Kosc. Co., m 1) Henry E. Worsham, 4 Feb 1909. m 2) Andrew Manson.
2jf. Laura Luella Finton, b 9 Feb 1894, m 30 Apr 1913 to William Jasch, Ft. Wayne, IN.
2k. Joanna "Arna", b 24 Dec 1846.
2l. Ezra Finton, died young.
2m. Eliza Jane, b 21 Oct 1850, Kosciusko Co.
2n. Charles Finton, b 21 Aug 1853, Kosciusko Co.
2o. John W. Finton, b 12 Aug 1855, m 12 Jan 1873 to Rebecca M. Brown.
3) William Finton, Jr., b 1790 to 1800, m 1) Rosinah ______, d 1834-1839, Logan Co. OH. m 2) Susannah Hendershott, 5 Dec 1839, Logan Co., OH., by brother John Finton, J.P. Issue: 5 or more children.
3a. Rebecca, b c1827, m 4 Mar 1847 to Samuel Hover, Logan Co., Ohio, b 3 Feb 1824, dm22 Jun 1909, bu Lewistown Cem., Logan Co. Ohio. Issue:
3aa. William Henry Hover, b Apr 8 1849, d 22 Jul 1924, bu Huntsville Cem., Logan Co., OH.
3ab. John Hover, lived in Cincinnati, OH.
4) Mary Elizabeth (Polly), b c1803 in PA.,d circa 1855. m 1) 17 Jul 1823 to Cyrus Wingate, Tuscarawas Co., OH. m 2) Morgan Toland, Logan Co., OH. Bu Horn Cemetery,
Stokes Twsp., Logan Co., OH. Issue:
4a. Hugh Toland, died young.
5) Reuben Leonard Finton, b 16 Sep 1805, m Katherine Bash.