Finley-McFarling Database

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  • ID: I2289
  • Name: John Finley
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 15 DEC 1737 in Augusta Co,VA
  • Death: Bef 25 OCT 1802 in Augusta Co,VA
  • Note:
    !Because of the numerous John Finleys in Augusta County, it is difficult to positively identify which records belong to this John Finley. However, it is safe to say he obtained land (215 acres on South River) from his father on 2 August 1770 (DB 16:522). He also appears on the tax lists of 1782-1787, near William and Robert Finley and is listed as a "farmer," (Augusta County Tax Lists, LDS film #0029288, item 2). He was named executor of his father's will along with brothers, William & Robert (WB 7:176). John wrote his will 2 February 1802, proved 25 October 1802 (DB 9:242). He names daughters Esther, Sally and Ann Shannon; son, James; executors are his two nephews, John Caldwell and Samuel Steele Finley.

    !Russell M. Reid, Dept. Anthropology, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292; 502/852-6864; <r.reid@uofl.edu>; 206 Sequoya Road, Louisvile, KY 40207 is a descendant of James Reid identified as a son-in-law of Alexander Reid ("Daddy Reid"), 1804 will in Amherst County, VA. Used his data to consruct family of John Finley and Esther Reid. June 13, 1998.
  • Change Date: 3 APR 1999 at 00:00:00



    Father: William Finley b: 6 MAR 1712 in Dublin,Ireland c: in St Peters,Dublin,Ireland
    Mother: Mary Wallace b: Abt 1712 in Dublin,Ireland

    Marriage 1 Esther Reid b: Abt 1755 in Albemarle Co,VA
    • Married: Abt 1782 in Augusta Co?,VA
    Children
    1. Has No Children Patsy Finley b: 1776 in Augusta Co,VA
    2. Has Children Anne Finley b: 1777 in Augusta Co,VA
    3. Has No Children Esther Finley b: 1779 in Augusta Co,VA
    4. Has Children James F. Finley b: 15 JUN 1783 in Augusta Co,VA
    5. Has No Children Polly Finley b: 1785 in Augusta Co,VA
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