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George Finley

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Augusta County, Province of Virginia
Death: August 22, 1809 (66)
Wayne County, Kentucky, United States
Place of Burial: Lebanon, Wilson County, Tennessee, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Finley, Jr. and Mary Finley
Husband of Ann Finley and Mary “Polly” Finley
Father of Isaac Finley; John Finley; Ann Finley; George Finley; Col. Obadiah Gaines Finley and 7 others
Brother of Elizabeth Cargill; John Caldwell Finley; Margaret Shields; Thomas Caldwell Finley; David Finley and 1 other

Occupation: Revolutionary War soldier
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About George Finley

Not to be confused with the George Finley who married Ann Newland and Mary Gaines (he was the son of John and Mary Caldwell Finley, rather than John and Thankful Doak Finley).


George FINLEY was christened on 30 Jan. 1743 in Tinkling Spring, Augusta Co, VA. He died 2 in 1809 in Wayne Co, KY. He was buried 2 in Cedar Grove Cem, Lebanon Co, Wilson Co, TN.

Baptised by Rev. John Tompson at Tinkling Spring 1743. Probably moved with father to Prince Edward County in 1765. Bought 200 acres there from father-in-law, Thomas Fulton, 1769 (Prince Edward Co, Deed Book 2:487). Wife Jane named in Prince Edward Co. Order Book 5:335. Married Mary (Polly) Gaines in 1786 (Lincoln Co., VA marriages).

George and his wife, Jane Finley, deeded this property

  to Robert Clendenen for 16 (Augusta Co. LR 18:92-93; not in Chalkley).
  This property was sold back to John Finley by the Clendenens on 21
  March 1775 for 5s. (Augusta Co. LR 21:17; not in Chalkley). On 1 Feb.
  1781, George Finley obtained a grant for 35 acres on Middle River
  (referred to in Augusta Co. 27:268). This property was sold by George
  and Jane Finley of Washington Co. to David McNair on 20 Dec. 1791
  (Augusta Co. LR 27:268; Chalkley 3:594). A comparison of the
  description of the land obtained by John Finley by patent in 1741 on
  Cathay's River (also known as Middle River) (Va. State Land Office,
  patent #20 [Vol. 1(1740-43]) indicates that the 1781 grant to George
  Finley is in the same general area as the land he obtained from John
  and Thankful Finley in 1767. The only Finley deeds in Augusta Co.
  through 1800 are either on South River (around Staunton) or in the
  Middle (Cathay's) River area; the only public records in Augusta Co.
  for George Finley are found in the Middle River area. The sale of the 35 acres to David McNair place George and Jane Finley
  in Washington Co. in 1791. A search of Washington Co. records revealed
  that there was a George Finley in Washington Co. as early as 1777 when
  he submitted a voucher as Commissary to the Washington Militia
  (Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, hereafter VMHB,
  8[1901]:196). Washington Co. was formed in 1776-77 from Fincastle and
  Montgomery counties. A George Finley was also found listed among
  participants in Dunmore's War of 1774, from Fincastle Co., along with
  James and John Finley (Reuben Gold Thwaites and Louise Phelps Kellogg,
  Documentary History of Dunmore's War, 1774 [Madison, Wis., 1905] p.
  423). However, there was another George Finley living in Montgomery
  Co. in 1772-73 and it is not possible, at this time, to determine
  which George fought in Dunmore's War (Carmen J. Finley, "David Finley
  (1754-1848): Correcting the Record," NGSQ 76[1988]:112-20). George
  Finley's presence in Washington is also found in the Calendar of
  Virginia State Papers. In 1785 he was a signer of a document presented
  to the Congress of the United States and of a document to Patrick
  Henry, Governor of Virginia (Calendar of Virginia State Papers & Other
  Manuscripts, 11 vols. [Richmond 1875-93], hereafter Cal. Va. State
  Papers, 4:5, 76). In May of 1786, he gave a deposition concerning
  Arthur Campbell, who was also a signer of the petition addressed to
  the Congress of the United States (Cal. Va. State Papers 4:133-34). In
  1792, Capt. George Finley was mentioned in the proceedings of a Court
  of Inquiry and assessment of fines held at the Washington Co.
  courthouse (Cal. Va. State Papers 6:102). In addition, a steady stream
  of land records appear in Washington Co. from 1785 to 1805 involving
  George and Jean (or Jane) Finley. Brief abstracts follow:
  22 Oct. 1785 - John Finley patents 213 acres in Washington Co.,
  headwaters of East Fork Wallace's branch, waters of North fork of
  Holston River; mentions line of George Finley (Washington Co. LR
  1:305).
  14 Oct. 1788 - George Finley of Washington Co. buys 264 acres from
  Patrick Watson, Sr., on waters of North Fork of Holston River
  (Washington Co. LR 1:140).
  20 Jan. 1795 - George Finley and Jean, his wife, to Moses White, both
  of Washington Co., 127 acres on East side of Wallace's branch the
  waters of the North Fork of Holston River (Washington Co. LR 1:407-8).
  20 Jan. 1795 - George Finley and Jean, his wife, to John White, both
  of Washington Co., 85 acres on East side of Wallace's branch the water
  of North Fork of Holston River (Washington Co. LR 1:408).
  20 Jan. 1795 - George Finley and Jean, his wife, [residence not given]
  to Joseph White, 158 acres on East side of Wallace's branch, waters of
  the North Fork of Holston River (Washington Co. LR 1:409).
  15 March 1799 - George Finley and Jean, his wife, of Washington Co. to
  Hugh Miller, Sr., 12 acres, part of a tract of 68 acres granted to
  George Finley by patent, dated 21 Aug. 1798, on waters of Markland's
  Mill Creek, a south branch of North Fork of Holston River (Washington
  Co. LR 2:201).
  21 Oct. 1801 - George Finley and Jean, his wife, to John Greenway,
  both of Washington Co., several tracts including: (1) 265 acres on
  waters of the North Fork of Holston . . . (2) 44 acres granted to
  George Finley by patent. . . (3) 56 acres adjoining (Washington Co. LR
  2:467).
  5 July 1805 - George and Jane Findley [signed Jean] to William Harley,
  the said Findley of the state of Kentucky, 180 acres on Mobley's Creek
  [formerly Wallace's branch] a branch of the North Fork of the Holston
  River (Washington Co. LR 4:165).
  The 1805 deed indicates a move to Kentucky, and George Finley was
  readily found in Logan Co., Ky. Logan records indicate that on 14 June
  1798 George Finley "of Logan County" bought 200 acres on waters of
  Clifty from Robert Ewing (Logan Co. LR A1:165). Clearly there is some
  conflict about George's actual residence during the period 1798 to
  1801, since deeds executed in Washington Co. in 1799 and 1801 indicate
  that he was still a resident there. A closer look at the proving of
  these deeds suggests that the scribe who wrote the 1798 deed calling
  George "of Logan County" was in error. The closing paragraph of the
  1801 deed, for example, state "At a Court Held for Washington county
  the 21st day of October 1801. This Indenture of bargain and sale was
  acknowledged in court by the above named George Finley and Jean his
  wife she having been first privily examined as the law directs. . . .
  ." Abingdon, the seat of Washington Co., Va., is approximately 275
  miles from Russellville, the seat of Logan Co., Ky., and if they had
  been living in Logan Co., it is likely that they would have given a
  power of attorney rather than traveling back to Abingdon to
  acknowledge the deed personally.
  Logan Co. claims to have no copy of George Finley's will. The original
  will was in the possession of M.L. Glenn of Sharon Grove, Ky., in
  1930; a transcript made by Edyth Rucker Whitley in that year is in the
  Tennessee State Archives, Nashville, Vertical Files, where it was
  discovered by a researcher working on an entirely different family.

The will is dated 22 Aug. 1810; the transcript does not include date

  of probate. In it, George Finley of Logan Co., Ky., named:
  James Glenn, son-in-law and daughter, Rachel, his wife; Peter Hay,
  son-in-law and daughter, Elizabeth, his wife; Hugh Orr, son-in-law and
  daughter, Mary, his wife.
  James Glenn provides an important link between Washington Co., Va.,
  and Logan Co., Ky. In Washington Co. in 1792, James Glenn, a private
  in Captain Joseph Henley's company, was named in the same document
  with Capt. George Finley in a Court of Inquiry (Cal. Va. State Papers
  6:102). Glenn also witnessed the deed between George Finley and Hugh
  Miller executed in Washington Co. in 1799 (see abstract above).
  From 1814 to 1820, seven land records were found for George Finley in
  Logan Co. with one exception involving the settlement of a land
  dispute with John Washington (Logan Co. LR E:281), all were deeds made
  "in consideration of love & for other good causes," to his three
  sons-in-law (Logan Co. LR D:139, 140; E:398; H:183, 195). None of the
  deeds mentions George's wife, Jean. Therefore, it is probably safe to
  assume she died between 5 July 1805, the last date her name appeared
  on a deed, and 22 Aug. 1810 when George wrote his will.
  In summary, the George Finley who originally received 179 acres in the
  Middle River area of Augusta Co., Va., from John and Thankful Finley,
  migrated first to Washington Co., Va., and finally to Logan Co., Ky.
  The exact dates of his migration cannot be precisely determined, but
  it appears that he left Augusta Co. between 1772 when he sold his 179
  acres on Middle River and 1777 when he served as a Commissary to the
  Washington Militia. In June 1798, he purchased land in Logan Co. from
  Robert Ewing, and he probably moved there sometime between October
  1801 and July 1805 (see the discussion above). Now, who were his
  parents and when was he christened at Tinkling Spring?

The earliest record of a John Finley in the Augusta Co. area occurs

  when he received a patent for 183 acres, 1 Dec. 1740, "lying and being
  in that part of Orange County called Augusta on a branch of Cathey's
  River called Finley's Branch" (Va. State Land Office, Patent #19,
  1739-41, reel 17, p. 852). On 15 Oct. 1741, he received a second
  patent for 300 acres, "in that part of Orange called Augusta on a
  draft of Cathey's River" (Patent #20, 1741-43, reel 18, p. 83). John
  and Thankful's oldest son, John, born 1724 according to Stout, would
  have then been about 16 or 17 years old, not a serious contender to be
  holding property at this time. When George received property from John
  and Thankful in 1767 for 5s., the description reads in part "one
  Certain tract or parcel of Land Containing one Hundred and seventy
  nine acres. . .a Part of John Finleys Land he now lives on, BEGINNING
  at two white oaks on the old paton Line thence north thirty Degrees
  West. . ." (Augusta Co. LR 14:104-9). The 1741 patent of John Finley
  also began along a line "north thirty Degrees West," matching the
  beginning line direction of the property received by George. Hence,
  there can be no doubt the George Finley who migrated through
  Washington Co., Va., and Logan Co., Ky., is the son of John and
  Thankful Finley who came from Chester Co., Pa.
  When was this George Finley born? The two baptismal dates for George
  Finleys born to John Finleys were 30 Jan. 1743 and 4 Jan. 1748 (Wilson
  p. 474). The 179 acres he received carried a date of 17 Nov. 1767. If
  we assume a birth date near the baptismal date, the elder George would
  have been approaching his 25th birthday and the younger George would
  have been approaching his 20th birthday. Although there were
  exceptions, the usual minimum age for a male to own land was 21; thus,
  it seems more reasonable to believe that George, son of John and
  Thankful, was the one baptized 30 Jan. 1743. (THE GEORGE FINLEYS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY, VA.              Carmen J. Finley, Ph.D.)     [Published in The American Genealogist, Vol. 64, No. 4, October 1989,
                               pp. 216-225]
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Please note:

There was more to Joe Payne and Carmen Finley and the correspondence regarding Geo Finley, son of John and Thankful. Prior to Joe's passing, I had presented to him my correspondence from Carmen, as I had presented her my Ahnentafel. After this, Joe endorsed me on his website:

There was more to follow:

Joe highlighted my correspondence with him/Carmen in green: http://joepayne.org/doak.htm As Joe has published this since giving me endorsement in my Ahnentafel that I had presented for Carmen's approval. http://joepayne.org/doak.htm Hello Cousins, I hope this message finds all of you well, I enjoyed your research and websites very much.

I thought you may enjoy this latest email I recently received from Carmen Finley. This was her response to my GEDCOM ([http://joepayne.org/JFinleyPDF.pdf]) information and ahnentafel (which I have attached for your viewing).
I would like to know your thoughts, as perhaps they may follow my own? 

Respectfully,

Jacqueli Finley'''
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Recommended captain in KY militia, 1789 (KY Genealogist, vol. 15, no. 2 1973).  On tax records in Madison Co., 1789, 1790.  Bought 100 acres on Dicks River, 1797 (Lincoln Co., C:331).  Sold in 1808 (Lincoln Co., F:113).  Wife, Mary, sues for divorce, 1809 (Mercer Co., Circuit Court, box F-9).  Moved to Wayne Co., KY and placed personal property in trust 4 Mar 1809, for Mary (Mercer Co., 7:229).  Son, Obadiah, took inventory of George's estate, 1817 (letter from Clerk's office, Wilson Co., TN, recorded 20 January 1818).

A David Findly witnessed a deed between William Gaines and Strother Gaines in Mercer County, KY 4 November 1814 (Mercer County, KY Deeds, FHL-SL film #0191815) and also witnessed the marriage bond between William Pennebaker and Lucinda W. Findley, signed by Mary Finley, her mother on 22 September 1818 (Mercer County, KY Marriage Bonds, FHL-SL film #0191847). Could this David be a son of George by his first marriage?

Birth: 1743

Virginia, USA
Death: 1809
Wayne County
Kentucky, USA
Revolutionary War Soldier. Baptised on January 30, 1743 in Augusta Co, Virginia. Actual birthdate is unknown to me.   
Burial:
Cedar Grove Cemetery
Lebanon
Wilson County
Tennessee, USA 
Created by: kimshockey (reb) (inacti...
Record added: Nov 05, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8062484

George married Jane FULTON, daughter of Thomas FULTON and Mary, before 28 Apr 1769 in Prince Edward CO, VA.

George also married Mary GAINES [scrapbook], daughter of Willaim GAINES and Ann STROTHER, on 29 Jun 1786 in Lincoln Co, KY. Mary was born in 1765 in Albemarle Co(?), VA. She died on 18 Oct 1830 in Lebanon, Wilson Co, TN. She was buried 1 in Cedar Grove Cem, Lebanon Co, Wilson Co, TN.

Vital dates according to Stout, p. 104. Stout also says she is daughter of William and Sarah (Strothers) Gaines of Albemarle County, VA. Date of death from Carrie Alexander Wood. Will of Wm. Gaines names Polly as heir. Gaines Graveyard about 5 miles from Danville, KY show a Wm. Gaines and Ann Strother. "Gaines & Allied Families," by Glass, LDS film #1319536 (Dorothy Van Slyke). Date of death in Foster G. Finley Bible records.

Sued George for divorce in 1809. Appears in 1810 census of Mercer Co., KY, p. 316, with 1 male 10-16; 1 female under 10; 2 females 10-16; 2 females 16-26.

Birth: 1765

Death: 1830
Wife of Revolutionary Soldier George Finley  
Burial:
Cedar Grove Cemetery
Lebanon
Wilson County
Tennessee, USA 
Created by: kimshockey (reb) (inacti...
Record added: Nov 05, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8062485

They had the following children.

+ 32 M i Obediah Gaines FINLEY was born on 24 May 1787. He died on 22 Mar 1871. + 33 M ii George FINLEY was born on 15 Feb 1789. He died on 3 Nov 1851. + 34 F iii Nancy FINLEY was born on 3 Feb 1791. She died on 1 Aug 1854.

 35 F iv 
Lucinda W FINLEY was born on 23 Dec 1794 in Madison Co?, KY. She died on 16 Nov 1874 in Farmersville, Tulare Co, CA.

Ancestor of Dorothy Chapman Van Slyke, S. 524 Scott St., Spokane, WA 99202. Lucinda's vital dates from William Gaines Pennebaker Bible record in possession of Phyllis Grosse and Dorothy Van Slyke. Mercer Co, KY Marriages names mother, Mary Findley; wit: Ezekiel Gaines.

Lucinda married William Harrison PENNEBAKER on 24 Sep 1818 in Mercer Co, KY. William was born on 19 Nov 1788 in KY. He died on 7 Apr 1874 in Farmersville, Tulare Co, CA.

Vital dates from William Gaines Pennebaker Bible Record in possession of Phyllis Grosse and Dorothy Van Slyke.

 36 F v 
Mary FINLEY was born about 1796 in Madison Co?, KY.

Mercer Co., KY, Marriages names mother Mary Finley; wit: Ezekiel Gaines.

Mary married Joseph DENNY on 30 May 1814 in Mercer Co, KY.

In Putnam County, IN in 1850 according to Dorothy Van Slyke.

 37 F vi 
Sarah FINLEY was born on 12 Jan 1799 in Garrard Co?, KY. She died on 7 Feb 1877.

Married (2) Rev. John Wiseman (Stout, p. 4). Bondsman: Wm. Pennebaker (sister's husband?).

Sarah married Samuel W PENNEBAKER on 4 Oct 1819 in Mercer Co, KY. Samuel was born on 20 May 1796. He died on 25 Oct 1835.

Wrote will 23 October 1835 (probably Wilson Co., TN, p. 276-277); named Obadiah G. Finley, administrator.

 38 F vii 
Ann FINLEY was born on 24 May 1801 in Garrard Co?, KY. She died on 13 Aug 1857. 
Ann married Robert H GREENE Col. 
 39 F viii 
Catharine Kitty Bruce FINLEY was born on 24 May 1803 in Garrard Co?, KY. She died on 14 Jan 1882 in White Co, TN.

Married Col. Robert H. Greene (1858), her brother-in-law, after death of sister, Ann.

Catharine married William F BREWSTER on 19 Jul 1821. William was born on 20 Oct 1793. He died on 13 Oct 1853 in White Co, TN. He was buried in Smithville Rd, White Co, TN. 
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http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00055106/00001

http://www.worldfamilies.net/forum/index.php?action=printpage;topic...

http://joepayne.org/JFinleyPDF.pdf

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From The Finleys of Virginia (copy stamped: Dec. 16, 1937), compiled by Clifton W. Bransford for the Federal Writers' Project of the Work Projects Administration for the State of Florida:

http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00055106/00001/15j

I come back now to George Finley, second son of John and Mary (Caldwell) Finley, the lineal ancestor of the Kentucky and Tennessee Finleys.

George Finley was born in Augusta County, Virginia, and was baptized by Rev. John Craig, Jan. 30, 1743. He died in Wayne County, Kentucky in 1809.

The first mention we find of him in the records of Augusta County is on 17 Nov. 1767 when his father, John Finley, Jr., and Thankful, his wife, for 5 shillings, conveyed to him "176 acres of land, part of the tract John now lives on." He at that time had married for his first wife, Dec. 18, 1761, Ann, daughter of Isaac Newland, who died in 1782 at the age of 36 years, and lies buried in the Sinking Spring Church graveyard in Washington County, Virginia.

In 1774, in the Battle of Point Pleasant on 10 October, George Finley served as a private under the great warrior Captain (afterwards Major General) Andrew Lewis, when he defeated the Shawnee Chief Cornstalk in that most notable contest between the whites and the Indians. (Mrs. Poffenbarger's History of the Battle of Point Pleasant, p. 88; see also Summer's Southwest Virginia, p. 156) He was commissary to the Washington County Militia in 1777. (Va. Mag. of His. Vol. VIII, p. 196). In 1778, he was commissioned by the Governor, Lieutenant of Militia, and served in that capacity against the British in the decisive Battle of King's Mountain, Oct. 7, 1780. (Summers' Southwest Virginia, p. 302, 659). Served in Capt. Jas. Davis' Company from Oct. 25 to Nov. 25, 1782, under George Rogers Clark, in an expedition against the Shawnees (Illinois Papers in Virginia State Library). In 1783, he was a delegate to the Assembly that met to memorialize the Congress of the United States to erect a new state (Franklin) cut out of the country west of the Alleghany and south fo the Cumberland Mountains (Summers' Southwest Virginia, p. 394); Elder in the Sinking Spring Church in 1782; Surveyor of Washington County, 1784; moved to Kentucky in 1785, and settled first in Bourbon County that he was partly instrumental in having cut out of Fayette in 1786. (Filson Club, Pub. No. 27, p. 85).

On June 29, 1786, George Finley married in Lincoln County, Kentucky, for his second wife Mary (Polly) Gaines, daughter of William and Sarah (Strother) Gaines, who moved in 1783 from Albemarle County, Virginia , and settled in Lincoln County, Kentucky.

On 10 March 1786, depositions were taken at the house of Capt. Thomas Price on Clinch River, where George Finley testified in behalf of Col. Arthur Campbell charged with inciting rebellion against the Governor and Council of Virginia for collecting unnecessary taxes (Summers' Southwest Virginia, p. 394). Jan. 13, 1786, he was granted 250 acres of land in Nelson County, and Dec. 16, 1786, 323 acres on Glen's Creek in Woodford County, Kentucky (Jillson's Kentucky Land Grants). This latter tract adjoined a tract of 1400 acres belonging to Cyrus McCrackin, and of which George Finley was to receive 400 acres for food and supplies he furnished McCracken from his farm near Holsten, Virginia, as he passed there on his way to Kentucky in November 1779. McCracken failed to stand by his written agreement and died in 1795, leaving all his land to his wife and children. A suit followed, but Finley finally lost the case in the Supreme Court in 1805, because he did not bring action during McCracken's lifetime. The next mention of George Finley in the court records of Kentucky is in October 1797, when he bought of Jesse Helton a tract of 100 acres on Dick's River in Lincoln County, "the place that said Helton now lives on," adjoining Col. McKee's and had the deed to the place executed to his wife, Mary Finley.

He subsequently must have moved to Wayne County, where he died in 1809, for in deed book No. 7, p. 229, of that county, appears the following: "George Finley of Wayne County, Kentucky, March 4, 1809, deeds to William Gaines of Mercer County, for 5 shillings and for love and affection I have for my wife, Mary Finley, I transfer and make over to said William Gaines in trust for use of said Mary Finley and her heirs the following property - stock, furniture, etc. Witnesses: Samuel C. Pulliam, William McDowell, Oct. 3, 1809.

The children by the first marriage of George Finley with Ann Newland in Augusta County, Virginia, were as follows:

  • 1. Isaac Finley, eldest son, born in Augusta County, Virginia, Sept. 22, 1762; married Sarah, moved Jefferson County, Kentucky, where he died.
  • 2. John Finley, second son, born in Augusta County, Virginia, April 14, 1764; married Mary, school teacher, and died in Cannon County, Tennessee in 1846.
  • 3. George Finley, Jr., third son, born in Augusta County, Virginia, May 13, 1765; He first went to Kentucky, thence to Tennessee, and finally settled permanently in Orange County, Indiana, where he died in 1849.
  • 4. Ann Finley, only daughter by the first marriage, born in Augusta County, Virginia, in 1769. Died young, unmarried.

The other children by the second marriage of George Finley (with Mary Gaines) in Lincoln County, Kentucky, were as follows:

  • 1. Obadiah Gaines Finley, only son, born in Bourbon County, Kentucky, May 24, 1787, of whom later.
  • 2. Sarah Finley, first daughter, born in Lincoln County, Kentucky, Jan. 12, 1799; married in Danville, Kentucky, Oct. 5, 1819, Samuel Pennebaker, born May 20, 1796, and died at Lebanon Tennessee, Oct. 25, 1835, by whom she had five children. She married for her second husband, John Wiseman, a baptist minister, but had no issue by him.
  • 3. Ann Finley, second daughter, born in Lincoln County, Kentucky, May 24, 1801; married Jan 15, 1829, Major Robert Green, of Abbeville, South Carolina, and died there Aug. 13, 1857, leaving a family of seven children.
  • 4. Kittie Bruce Finley, third daughter, born in Lincoln County, Kentucky, May 24, 1803; married first July 19, 1821, William Brewster, born Oct. 20, 1793, and died Oct. 13, 1854, by whom she had 10 children; she married secondly Robert H. Green, of Abbeville, South Carolina, husband of her deceased sister, Ann Finley Green. No issue by this marriage.
  • 5. Mary Finley, fourth daughter, born 1804; no record.
  • 6. Lucinda Finley, fifth daughter, born 1806; no record.

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From Descendants of James Doak by Joe Payne:

Children:

12 + George3 FINLEY c. Jan 30 1742 + d.aAug 22 1810
13 + Robert FINLEY c. Apr 21 1745 d.aJan 14 1820
14 + Margaret FINLEY b. Nov 21 1746 d.aSep 17 1802
15 + John FINLEY b.c 1751 
16 + Jean FINLEY b.c 1751 
17 + James FINLEY b.c 1751 d. Dec 14 1830
18 + Thankful FINLEY b.c 1756 
19 + David FINLEY b.c 1761 
My apologies to the FINLEY Researcher whose E-mail is below. I was guilty of not deleting an original download from the LDS datafile that named 13 children of John FINLEY and Thanful DOAK. I was so deluged with information with this file at one time that I admit getting it created became an obsession and therefore caused this oversight. Again I apologize.

Subj: Finley

Date: 9/5/98 8:42:54 PM Pacific Daylight Time
From: ljkdhall@netins.net (Larry and Kathy Hall) 
Reply-to: ljkdhall@netins.net 
To: JPayne5744@aol.com
All right you have me thoroughly confused on the Finleys. 
My ancestor is George Finley who removed to Logan Co KY. Had daughter Elizabeth who married Peter Hay. 
This is the son of th John Finley/Thankful Doak who lived on Middle River and had 8 children. So the Elder at Tinkling Springs is the South River John Finley . 
So the confusion comes from both John Finley having children baptized at Tinkling Springs and the proximity of the residences. I have a conglomeration of records I believe. Do you have a clean accurate gedcom file that I can reference to clean up. I do this as a hobby and want it accurate as possible. Thanks Kathy Hall

Children:

21 + William Joseph3 FINLEY c. Jan 20 1742+ d. 1802
22 + George FINLEY c. Jan 4 1747+ d. 1831
23 + James FINLEY c. May 8 1745 d. 1830
24 + John FINLEY b. Dec 28 1724 d. 1791
25 + Robert FINLEY b. May 10 1726 d. 1798
26 + Margaret FINLEY b. 1728 
27 + Andrew FINLEY b. 1730 
28 + Thomas FINLEY b. 1734 
29 + David FINLEY b.c 1737 
30 + Thankful FINLEY b. 1737 
31 + Samuel FINLEY b. Mar 1738+ d. 1797
32 + Elizabeth FINLEY b. Jan 18 1740+ 
33 + Jean FINLEY b. Feb 16 1743+ 

(8) Samuel2 DOAK, (James1 DOAK) was born about 1710 at Ulster, Ireland, and about 1740 at CHESTER CO, Pa, married (34) Jane MITCHELL who was born about 1710 at Ireland. Samuel died in 1771 at Augusta Co, Va.

From Historic Greene Co., Tn and It's People, 1783 - 1992\

The first Doaks in this area were Samuel Doak (1749-1830) and his wife Ester Houston Montgomery (1760-1807). His father, also Samuel Doak, emigrated from northern Ireland about 1740, along with three brothers and two sisters.

He married Jane Mitchell enroute, and they settled in Augusta Co., Va near Lexington. The family roots go back to Scotland, possibly Ayrshire.

The Samuel Doak who came to Tennessee was interested in education and ministry.

After graduating from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton) in 1775, he taught at Hampton Sydney and studied for the ministry. He was licensed to preach in 1777 and ordained about a year later. He came to htis area about 1777. In 1780 he started Martin's Academy later named Washington College. In this period he orgainized several churches including one in Greenville.

In 1818 Samuel Doak and his son, Samuel Witherspoon Doak (1785-1864), founded Tusculum Academy in Greene County.

Children:

35 + Elizabeth Thankful3 DOAK b. Jan 14 1736+ 
36 + Samuel DOAK b. Aug 1 1749 d. Dec 12 1830
37 + Isabella DOAK b. 1766 d. 1814

THIRD GENERATION

(12) (22) George3 FINLEY, (Thankful2 DOAK, James1) was christened Jan 4, 1747/1748 at Tinkling Spring, Augusta Co, Va, married about 1769 at Prince Edward Co, Va (97) Jane FULTON. George died in 1831 at Wilson Co(?), Tn. (Two seperate records)

He also married on Jun 29, 1786, (98) Polly GAINES. George3 FINLEY, (Thankful2 DOAK, James1) was christened Jan 30, 1742/1743 at Augusta Co, Va. George died after Aug 22, 1810 at Logan Co, Ky.

!Deeded 179 acres by John and Thankful, "a part of John Finleys land he now lives on," for 5 shillings, 17 November 1767 (Augusta County DB 14:104).

George and wife, Jane, deed this property to Robert Clendenen in 1772 (Augusta Co. DB 18:92). Obtains grant for 35 acres on Middle River (same area - see DB 27:268). In Washington County prior to 22 October 1785 when John Finley patents 312 acres on Wallaces branch of Holston River; deed references George Finley (Washington Co. DB 1:305). Buys and sells property between 1788 and 1801; wife always named Jean or Jane (Washington Co. DB 1:140, 1:407, 1:408, 1:409, 2:201, 2:467). Final deed dated 5 July 1805 shows George and Jane Findley living in KY (Washington Co. DB 4:165). George wrote his will

22 August 1810 in Logan County, KY. Names daughters Rachel, Elizabeth and Mary and husbands James Glenn, Peter Hay, Hugh Orr respectively. James Glenn was witness to Washington County deed in 1799 (2:201). See Carmen J. Finley, "The George Finleys of Augusta County, VA," The American Genealogist, 64 (October 1989):216-225.

(13) Robert3 FINLEY, (Thankful2 DOAK, James1) was christened Apr 21, 1745 at Augusta Co, Va, married in 1777 at Augusta/Wythe CO, Va (38) Sarah BRECKENRIDGE who was born in 1744 at Albemarle Co?, Va. Robert died after Jan 14, 1820 at Blount Co, Tn. Sarah died about 1821 at Blount Co, Tn.

!Received 5 shillings from father's estate. This Robert is most likely the ancestor of Alverta Brown Martin who wrote "Findley Family History; Our Grandfathers," Inglewood, CA: author, 1968, on file at Salt Lake City Mormon Library. France and Stout say he went to Lincoln County, NC prior to 1766 with his brothers John and Thomas [James]. While a Robert did appear in the 1790 census of Lincoln County, nothing has been found to tie him to the Augusta County Finleys. In addition, the Robert Finley found in Lincoln County died in 1791/92 leaving five minor children. He was too young to have been the son of John and Thankful. Martin believes Robert died in Blount County, TN.

!Alverta Brown claims he was living in the vicinity of George Breckenridge, his wife's parents, when he and Sarah were married in 1777. Montgomery County records do confirm there was a Robert Finley in the area. On 6 September 1777, both Robert Finley and George Breckenridge appeared on John Montgomery's list of persons who took the Oath of Allegiance (Kegley, "Militia of Montgomery County," p. 53). On 8 April 1778, Robert was fined for refusing to go out to the Frontier after being called on (OB 1778-1780, p. 338). On 5 May 1779,

Robert Finley was on jury in Montgomery County (OB 2, 1774-1782, p. 197). On 27 March 1783, Robert Finley had a survey made for 148 acres on Cove Creek, waters of Reed Creek, in Washington and Montgomery Counties; Breckinridge's line was mentioned in the description (Montgomery County Survey Book C:118).

!Alverta Brown claims Robert and his new family moved southward into the valley of the Holston River to the western border of North Carolina and then on to Blount County, Tennessee, where he first appeared on the tax records in 1800.

No records have yet been found for him between the period 1783 (last appearance in Montgomery County) and 1796 (first appearance in Blount County), with the possible exception of the militia noted below. However, by 1792 he would have been getting a bit old to serve as a private in the militia.

!Blount County was formed in 1795 from Knox County, which was formed from Greene and Hawkins in 1792. Greene was formed from Washington in 1783 and Hawkins from Sullivan in 1786; Sullivan from Washington in 1779. During the period 1792-1794, a John and a Robert Finley appeared as privates in McGaughey's Company, Hamilton District Militia, Territory south of the Ohio (Virgil D. White, "Index to Volunteer Soldiers, 1784-1811," Waynesboro, TN:

National Historical Publishing Co., 1987, p. 218). In Blount County Robert Finley first appeared in the records in 1796, along with John Finley, James Gillaspy and Alexander Read in a Grand inquest (LDS #888867, A-24). In May 1801, Robert Finley appear in court along with John Trimble, James Montgomery, Jr., Alex Reid, Wm. Gillaspie, Sr., Wm. Henderson (LDS #888867, A-251).

In November 1806, Robert Finley and Hugh Hackney appeared in court (LDS #888867, B-259). He appeared on the tax records in Blount County in 1800, 1801 and 1805. On 22 December 1818, Robert Findley sold 271 acres on waters of Nails Creek to Alexander Shadden of Jefferson County, TN (Blount Co. DB 2:53).

This is the last record in Blount County for Robert Finley up through 1834.

James Gillaspy, Alexander Read, John Trimble, William Henderson are all familiar Augusta County names.

!Marjorie B. Ratcliffe, 14046 Dunrobin Ave., Bellflower, CA 90706-2424

(310/867-7829), a descendant, gives Robert's date of death as 19 Dec. 1818, Blount County, TN.

!Alverta Brown Martin in her "Our Grandfathers," Inglewood, CA 1968, says Sarah's parents, George and Ann (Doak) Breckenridge, were married in 1742 when George lived in Albemarle County (St. Anne's Parish). Ann died in 1748; George moved to Augusta County in 1763, then on to Wythe County, where he died in 1790. His will, proved 29 September 1790, named daughter Sary Findley. She received 1/6 of "the remainder part of my household and kitchen furniture with all my stock sold." (Wythe Co., VA WB 1:1).

!Date of death from Marjorie B. Ratcliffe, Bellflower, CA.

Children:

39 + Sarah4 FINLEY 
40 + Margaret FINLEY 
41 + Ann FINLEY b.c 1778 
42 + Robert FINLEY b.c 1780 d.bOct 20 1843
43 + Jane FINLEY b.c 1784 
44 + William H FINLEY b.c 1785 
45 + Joseph FINLEY b.c 1788 
46 + Thankful FINLEY b.c 1794 d.a 1856
47 + James FINLEY b. Sep 1796 d. Jul 1 1874
48 + John FINLEY b.c 1800 d.bJun 23 1864

(14) Margaret3 FINLEY, (Thankful2 DOAK, James1) was born Nov 21, 1746 at Augusta Co, Va, and before 1769 at Augusta Co?, Va, married (49) John SHIELDS , son of James SHIELDS and Jean ARMSTRONG who was born in 1740 at Va. Margaret died after Sep 17, 1802 at Amhurst Co?, Va. John died before Sep 17, 1802 at Amherst Co?, Va.

!Married John Shields and moved to Amherst County. 2 September 1793,

David and Elizabeth Finley of Augusta deed 76? acres (transferred from Robert Clendenen to John Finley 21 March 1775) to John Shields of Amhurst (Augusta Co. D of T, 1-A:122). This was to settle a debt (Margaret's legacy) and included provisions also for James Finley. It also included 110 acres patented to David (VSL, grant #24, 1791-92, Reel 90:385). On 17 September 1802, Margaret Shields relinquished her right to the administration of her husband's, John Shields, estate, asking it be granted to their son, Robert Shields (Amhurst County DB I:405). Heirs named in the settlement: Rachel who intermarried with James Montgomery, Thankful, Peggy, Robert, William, Alexander, Nathan and Rebecka Shields. James and Rachel Montgomery, Thankful and Peggy Shields, all of Amhurst County relinquished their undivided share in 247 acres on Hat Creek for 100 pounds on 3 June 1805 (Amhurst County DB K:323-324).

!Information on children taken from LDS film #0874444, item 7, "Shields Family Tree," compiled by Duncan H. McIntosh, 1719 Devers Road, Richmond, VA, 29 May 1965. Margaret's date of birth is taken from these records.

Children:

50 + Elizabeth4 SHIELDS 
51 + Nathan SHIELDS d.aSep 17 1802
52 + Rachel SHIELDS b. Jul 1 1769 
53 + Thankful SHIELDS b. Sep 20 1770 
54 + James SHIELDS b. Mar 9 1772 d. Sep 9 1839
55 + Jane SHIELDS b. Oct 4 1773 
56 + Margaret SHIELDS b. Aug 5 1776 
57 + John SHIELDS b. Mar 2 1777 
58 + Robert SHIELDS b. Feb 7 1779 
59 + David SHIELDS b. May 5 1781 
60 + George SHIELDS b. Dec 1 1782 
61 + William SHIELDS b. Dec 15 1784 d. 1863
62 + Alexander SHIELDS b. Dec 15 1786 
63 + Rebecca SHIELDS b. Apr 2 1788 

(15) John3 FINLEY, (Thankful2 DOAK, James1) was born about 1751 at Augusta Co, Va, and on Apr 10, 1762 at NC?, married (64) Ann MILLER who was born at NC?. John died at Knox Co?, Tn.

!Stout (p. 104) gives birthdate as 11 Jan 1742 with baptism at Tinkling Spring, but this John is not shown with other siblings in Wilson's records (p. 474).

!According to Stout, he moved to Lincoln County (now Gaston), NC on south fork of Catawba, 1762. In 1766 fought in Capt. Adam Alexander's milita against Cherokees. In 1774 was with Capt. Evans Shelby at battle of Pt. Pleasant.

In 1780 was in Lt. Edmondson's Co. at battle of Kings Mountain. (Stout's 5-02-111). Granddaughter, Mary (Polly) through son, William, is said to have been the second wife of Davey Crockett.

!France says he enlisted in Captain Adam's Alexander company of NC militia on 7 June 1766 (NC State records vol. XII, page 396). He served with Lincoln men under Captain Evans Shelby in Battle of King's Mountain 7 October 1780.

France gives his age at death in 1818 as 76 years, 2 months.

!In father's will, written 17 August 1791, he received one bed and furniture at "my beloved wife's decease," (Augusta County WB 7:404). As noted above, France and Stout believe he moved with brothers Robert and Thomas [James] to NC prior to 1766. However, no evidence has been found to support this. In addition, there was a John Finley living adjacent to George Finley, proven son of John and Thankful, in Washington County, VA from about 1776 to 1792 (Lewis Preston Summers, "Annals of Southwest Virginia, 1769-1800," Baltimore: Genealogical PUblishing, 1970, pp. 957, 974, 1110, 1112, 1169, 1216, 1346; tax list of 1782 and 1786). This John Finley sold his 312 acres on Wallace's Branch, adjacent to George Finley on 31 October 1792 and was referred to as "of Knox County, Territory of United States Southwest of River Ohio" at that time (Washington County DB 1:305). See Carmen J. Finley, "The George Finleys of Augusta County, VA," The American Genealogist, 64 (October 1989):216-225. Carmen J. Finley, "The John Finleys of Knox County, Tennessee," Tennessee Ancestors, 9 (April 1993): 33-43.

!Other indications of migration to TN by descendants of John and Thankful exist. Alverta Brown Martin in her "Findley Family History," believes her ancestor, the brother, Robert, died in Blount County, TN. France claims that William Finley, father of Polly who married David Crockett, was a son of this John Finley, and that William died in Jefferson County, TN. William Finley's will has been found and verified, dated 2 April 1818. In it he names children:

James, William, Samuel, Jean Barns, Susanna Parks, Mary Crocket's children

(John, William, Polly), Kennedy (Jefferson County, TN WB 2:237-239).

!Bottom line. I do not believe he ever went to the Carolinas; rather he lived for a while in Washington County, Va. near brother George and then went to Tennessee. Listed children as given by Stout and France are copied here but should be viewed with extreme caution. Some of it may be correct, but primary research has not been done.

!Stout claims she is daughter of Thomas Miller, Revolutionary soldier of NC. France says Ann Miller is daughter of David Miller, who died 805, age 60 years, 3 months, 5 days (does 1805 refer to Ann or her father, David?).

Joe--
You are tapping into some of the unproven and controversial areas of Finley genealogy. I spent a fair amount of time trying to chase down the John Finley, son of John Finley and Thankful Doak, who was supposed to have gone to NC. 

Could never find a trace of him that was backed up by primary records. What I did find was a John Finley living adjacent to George Finley (proven son of John and Thankful) in Washington County, VA. The son, John, went on to Knox County, TN and I wrote a paper on this search that was published in Tennessee Ancestors, vol. 9, no. 1, April 1993, p. 33. Did I send you a copy of that? I haven't kept track.

The upshot is that John and Thankful did have a son John (named in will), and I believe with about 95% certainty he is the John Finley who ended up in Knox County in 1792. Now if we leave out the stuff about NC and believe the rest of what Stout says, the Mary Finley who married Joseph Sevier and the William Finley who was Davy Crockett's father-in-law were children of this John Finley. Hence Mary and William were brother and sister and Mary was the aunt of Mary "Polly" Finley. William left a will in Jefferson County, TN that named Polly's children as John, William, and Polly. I am following this with a copy of his will.

Also sending a GEDCOM of the four generations of Finleys beginning with John and Thankful. There is a fair amount of information in the notes attached. However, keep in mind that there may well be errors in the fgs of John, son of John and Thankful. In fact I just noticed that Stout says Mary Finley married John Sevier not Joseph.

I really have no information on the Rockingham Finleys and do not recall the name Breeding associated with any of mine. However, I do have Finleys in the New River area and Stalnakers in the Clinch River area.

Good luck---

Carmen Finley

finleyc@sonoma.edu

When you get all your links to Finleys straightened out I would be interested in knowing how all this fits.

There was more to follow:

Joe highlighted my correspondence with him/Carmen in green: http://joepayne.org/doak.htm As Joe has published this since giving me endorsement in my Ahnentafel that I had presented for Carmen's approval. http://joepayne.org/doak.htm Hello Cousins, I hope this message finds all of you well, I enjoyed your research and websites very much.

I thought you may enjoy this latest email I recently received from Carmen Finley. This was her response to my GEDCOM ([http://joepayne.org/JFinleyPDF.pdf]) information and ahnentafel (which I have attached for your viewing).
I would like to know your thoughts, as perhaps they may follow my own? 

Respectfully,

Jacqueli Finley'''  ''

Children:

65 + Mary4 FINLEY b. Jun 25 1763 
66 + William FINLEY b. Apr 11 1765 d.aApr 13 1818
67 + John FINLEY b. Feb 17 1767 
68 + Agnes FINLEY b. Oct 20 1769 d. Oct 20 1849
69 + David FINLEY b. May 22 1770 
70 + Alexander FINLEY b. Aug 10 1772 
71 + James FINLEY b. Mar 10 1774 
72 + Osbourne FINLEY b. Apr 26 1776 d. 1799
73 + Daughter FINLEY b. 1778 d. 1778
74 + Robert Miller FINLEY b. Sep 18 1782 

(16) Jean3 FINLEY, (Thankful2 DOAK, James1) was born Feb 16, 1743/1744 at Augusta Co, Va, and about 1764 at Augusta Co, Va, married (75) Joseph TRIMBLE. Joseph died before Oct 29, 1789 at Augusta Co, Va.

!Named in father's will to receive a mare and negro woman "at my wife's death."

Her son, John Trimble, also received a saddle and bridle (Augusta County WB 7:404). She was widowed prior to 29 October 1789, when her deceased husband was mentioned in the will of John Trimble, Sr. (Augusta County WB 7:288).

!Birthdate of 16 February 1744 is given by Stout, not supported by Tinkling Spring Baptismal records during a period when other of his children were baptized there.

!Reference was made to "grandson, John Trimble, son to son Joseph, deceased, infant," in the will of John Trimble, Sr., 29 October 1789 (Augusta Co WB 7:288). David Finley, son of John & Thankful (Doak) Finley, & brother of Jean Finley Trimble, was appointed guardian of John Trimble, orphan of Joseph Trimble, 15 December 1789 (Augusta County Court Records, Order Book XXI:181).

John Finley's will of 17 April 1791 refers to daughter Jean and her son, John Trimble (Augusta County WB 4:404).

!Joseph is listed with his family in John Farley Trimble, "Trimble Families of America," (Parsons, WV: McClain Printing, 1973), p. 212. His parents, John and Ann Trimble were married in Ireland. Only known birth dates are for his sister Jean, baptised 20 October 1741 and brother, James, born 1 June 1746.

Children:

76 + John4 TRIMBLE b.bOct 29 1789

(17) James3 FINLEY, (Thankful2 DOAK, James1) was born about 1751 at Augusta Co, Va, and on May 16, 1769 at Staunton, Augusta Co, Va, married (77) Keziah MARTIN who was born Apr 3, 1753 at Staunton, Augusta Co, Va. James died on Dec 14, 1830 at Whitley Co, Ky and was buried at Siler Cemetery, Williamsburg, Whitley Co, Ky. Keziah died on Apr 5, 1831 at Tyes Ferry, Whitley Co, Ky and was buried at Siler Cemetery, Williamsburg, Whitley Co, Co.

!Named in will of John Finley, dated 17 August 1791 and proved 20 September 1791 (Augusta Co. WB 7:404) and received "one hundred and twenty pounds Virginia Currency with interest from this date." James' legacy was specified in a subsequent deed of transfer from his brother, David the executor, to John Shields, his brother-in-law [husband of Margaret] (Augusta County Deed of Transfer 1-A:122). Note: Both the copy of the original will and Chalkley's abstract incorrectly list a son, Thomas, in place of James, but the 1793 deed of transfer clearly specifies James. It is commonly thought that this James died in Whitley County, KY. A will does exist there dated 15 December 1824 for a James Finley (LDS #532,092, Wills of Whitley County, KY). In his will he named Keziah, wife; children, James, Marry, Travis, Elizabeth, Robert. A descendant Lynda Chalk Welch, 5535 Willow Lane, Dallas, TX 75230 has done extensive work on this line. She claims his will is recorded in Whitley Co. WB I:39.

In the 1810 census of Knox (Whitley was formed 1818 from Knox) County, KY there was a James Finley, age 45+, with 1 male 10-16 and one female 26-45.

Note: It looks as though almost no original research has been done on this line since Albert Finley France. Lynda Welch's data differs a bit, but not significantly. The vital data given here are taken from Lynda.

Children:

78 + John4 FINLEY b. Feb 18 1770 d. 1838
79 + William FINLEY b. Mar 22 1772 d. Sep 17 1845
80 + Travis FINLEY b. Jun 22 1773 d. 1838
81 + Phoebe Elizabeth FINLEY b. Oct 18 1774 d. 1867
82 + Mary FINLEY b.c 1775 d.b 1870
83 + James FINLEY b. Jul 10 1776 d. 1837
84 + George FINLEY b. Aug 16 1782 d. Aug 22 1810
85 + Samuel FINLEY b. Mar 20 1784 d. 1833
86 + Janet FINLEY b. Jul 20 1787 
87 + Mary Ann FINLEY b. Apr 10 1789 d. 1857
88 + Robert Henry FINLEY b. Mar 24 1796 d. Mar 16 1859

(19) David3 FINLEY, (Thankful2 DOAK, James1) was born about 1761 at Augusta Co, Va, and on Mar 10, 1791 at Augusta Co, Va, married (90) Elizabeth WILSON.

!The first appearance of this David Finley in Augusta County is in 1786 when he appears on the tax list with John Finley in George Moffatt's area (John Moffatt is shown on Hildebrand's map of Beverly Manor with 491 acres on Middle River acquired 1739). David also appears on tax list with John in 1787 and is listed as "self and son David." There are no other records for a David Finley prior to this time. On March 9 1791 David and Elizabeth Wilson, daughter of Joseph filed intent to wed (Chalkley 2:295) and the marriage was solemnized 10 March 1791 by Rev. Archibald Scott (Col. Thomas Hughart, "Marriage Records of Augusta Co., VA, 1785-1813," DAR, 1970, p. 12). David received all his father's land (Augusta County WB 7:404). David subsequently patented 110 acres next to John Finley's land, 18 November 1791, in which he was referred to as "assignee of John Finley," (VSL, grant #24, Reel 90:385). He and wife, Elizabeth, transferred his patent plus 76 (?) acres of John Finley's to settle debts with John Shields (husband of sister, Margaret) and James Finley (Augusta Co. D of T 1-A:122).

In 1794 they sold what appeared to be all remaining property ... 648 acres, 3 parcels of 300, 238 and 110 acres (Augusta Co. DB 28:268). No further records for David in Augusta County, nor has he been found elsewhere to date.

!There is some indication David may have gone to Montgomery County, KY (formed from Clark County 1797). Family records of Annabel Wesson, 5555 Montgomery Drive, Santa Rosa, CA give the names of 4 siblings born there between 1792 and 1802. They include John, Joseph Wilson (David's wife's father was Joseph Wilson), Thankful Sallie (David's mother was Thankful) and Ebenezer. In addition, one of Mrs. Wesson's letters includes a reference to a cousin, Sam Berry. When David sold out the last of his Augusta County property in October 1794, Jas Berry was a witness (DB 28:268). David was not positively identified as present in Montgomery County, KY, but his son Ebenezer was there in the 1830 census.

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George3 FINLEY, (Thankful2 DOAK, James1) was

  • christened Jan 4, 1747/1748 at Tinkling Spring, Augusta Co, Va,
  • married about 1769 at Prince Edward Co, Va (97) Jane FULTON.
  • George died in 1831 at Wilson Co(?), Tn. (Two seperate records)
  • He also married on Jun 29, 1786, (98) Polly GAINES.
  • Deeded 179 acres by John and Thankful, "a part of John Finleys land he now lives on," for 5 shillings, 17 November 1767 (Augusta County DB 14:104).
  • George and wife, Jane, deed this property to Robert Clendenen in 1772 (Augusta Co. DB 18:92).
  • Obtains grant for 35 acres on Middle River (same area - see DB 27:268).
  • In Washington County prior to 22 October 1785 when John Finley patents 312 acres on Wallaces branch of Holston River; deed references George Finley (Washington Co. DB 1:305).
  • Buys and sells property between 1788 and 1801; wife always named Jean or Jane (Washington Co. DB 1:140, 1:407, 1:408, 1:409, 2:201, 2:467).
  • Final deed dated 5 July 1805 shows George and Jane Findley living in KY (Washington Co. DB 4:165).
  • George wrote his will 22 August 1810 in Logan County, KY. Names daughters Rachel, Elizabeth and Mary and husbands James Glenn, Peter Hay, Hugh Orr respectively.
  • James Glenn was witness to Washington County deed in 1799 (2:201). See Carmen J. Finley, "The George Finleys of Augusta County, VA," The American Genealogist, 64 (October 1989):216-225.

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Alternate information (Herald F. Stout):

George3 FINLEY, (Thankful2 DOAK, James1) was

  • christened Jan 30, 1742/1743 at Augusta Co, Va.
  • George died after Aug 22, 1810 at Logan Co, Ky.
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George Finley's Timeline

1743
January 2, 1743
Augusta County, Province of Virginia
January 30, 1743
Tinkling Springs, Augusta County, Province of Virginia
1762
September 22, 1762
Augusta County, Province of Virginia
1764
April 14, 1764
Augusta County, Province of Virginia
1765
May 13, 1765
Augusta County, Province of Virginia
1769
October 10, 1769
Augusta County, Province of Virginia
1787
May 24, 1787
Lincoln County, Virginia, United States
1789
February 15, 1789
Lincoln County, Virginia, United States