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William Finton b. abt 1730 Ireland d. abt 1830 NY

William Finton b. abt 1730 Ireland d. abt 1830 NY

Posted: 16 Jan 2010 2:38AM GMT
Classification: Query
We have very little information on William Finton. Family lore says he lived to be 110 years old.

He was married to Mary unknown.

William and Mary Finton had four children:
1. John Finton b. 1752 probably Phillips Patent, Dutchess, NY d. ?
2. Amy Finton b. 1758 probably Phillips Patent, Dutchess, NY d. 7 Oct 1848 Barrington, Yates, NY
3. Joseph F. Finton b. 1761 Phillips Patent, Dutchess, NY d. 23 Oct 1851 Barrington, Yates, NY.
4. Julia Finton b. abt 1763 d. ?

2. Amy Finton married Matthias Swegle. Matthias dies at age 38. Amy and Matthias had two children: Julia and John

Julia Swegle b. ? d. 6 Oct 1879 married Jacob Smith. Julia and Jacob had two children: Benson and Stout.
Benson married Jemima (Mina) Hallett.
Stout married Susan Ann Taylor. Stout and Susan had two children: Omer and Julia.

John Swegle married Elizabeth Watkins.

3. Joseph F. Finton married Margaret Swegals b. 1762 d. 30 Mar 1822 (measles). Margarets brother, Matthias, is married to Joseph's sister, Amy. Joseph and Margaret have eleven children:
Mary Finton who married James Higbee (Higby)
Phoebe Finton who married Samuel Karr (Carr)
Eleanor Finton who married Nehemiah Higbee (Higby)
Stephen Finton who married Mary Ann Maring
John Finton who died at age 5
Charity Finton never married dies age 36 Scarlet Fever
Isaac R. Finton who married Ester Crosby
Joseph S. Finton who married Mary Porter
Catherine Finton who married Peter Crosby
Susan Finton who married John Gibbs
Amelia Finton who married Samuel Wheaton

Looking for William Finton grave and Mary Finton grave. These graves are probably in NY. NY counties that above Finton family members lived were Orange, Steuben, Seneca, Yates, Dutchess.

Re: William Finton b. abt 1730 Ireland d. abt 1830 NY

Posted: 17 Jan 2010 9:52PM GMT
Classification: Query
Though I cannot help you with the location of a gravesite for William and Mary ? Finton, I can provide you with an overview of John Finton of Romulus, who was named as an executor along with Reuben Smith 2nd of Hector, for the last will and testament of Mathias Swegles.

I noted that you had some children listed for John on your public member tree at Ancestry -- not sure of the source for these, but they differ considerably from other records I have found. Some of John Finton's children are documented in his Revolutionary War Pension file, at least those who were living as of 1851. Others are noted in DAR lineage records and deeds.

John was listed in DAR records as having wed at least twice: 1. Phebe Wells and 2. Elizabeth Roberts. Seneca County deeds suggest the possibility that he married again after the death of Elizabeth in 1821.

From what I can determine in Orange and Seneca County records, John and Elizabeth married, say 1783 in Orange County. Their children were: Ann, Phebe, William, Amy (my ancestor), Esther, James, Asa, Emily, Alva and Josiah J. Of these children, Ann, Phebe, William and Emily were not living as of 1851. William died in 1846 at Hector, Emily in 1823 at Romulus, and I have no record of Ann or Phebe. By his first wife, John Finton had: John (died ca. 1815 and his widow and children moved on to Ohio), Elijah (still living in 1851) and Mary for whom I have no further information.

I note that you mentioned Wyckoffs in one of your Swegles' posts. Amy married first to William Wyckoff, second to Jonathan Swarthout, a widower. Esther married John Wyckoff. John and William were brothers, children of Joseph and Keziah Foree Wyckoff of Romulus.

Is there another source besides the cemetery marker of Amy Finton Swegles for the names of the parents? I have found no other proof that Amy and John were related except for the mention of John as executor of Mathias' will. He was described as "trusty friend." Amy did state her relationship to Joseph in a RW pension affidavit.

You can find photos of the gravesites of John and Elizabeth Roberts Finton and some of their children online at www.findagrave.com. The SAR recently replaced his marker, which was broken off. They are buried in Kendaia Cemetery on the grounds of the former Seneca Army Depot.

John and Elizabeth Roberts Finton were active members of two Baptist churches: one at Slate Hill in Orange County. John's name is on the deed for this church. After they relocated to Seneca County on or before 1804, John was an elder at Kendaia Baptist Church.

As for place of birth, John Finton stated in his RW application that he was born near Deer Park 8 May 1752. This is near Port Jervis in Orange County. John died at Romulus, Seneca County 14 February 1839.

Please contact me by email if you have questions or would like more background information on this family.

Judy

Re: William Finton b. abt 1730 Ireland d. abt 1830 NY

Posted: 18 Jan 2010 11:27PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you for such great information. You are correct about the children I have listed in the gedcom. They are not the children of John Finton from Romulus. They are the children of John S. Finton, son of Joseph F. Finton. I need to go back and make that correction. The mistake was made because on the Finton Genealogy Chart by Ruth Guile she has them listed below John from Romulus but when I was reading the chart I had thought there was something wrong with her placement. Her chart can be confusing as she has added notes as she found information. I would post the chart for all to see but it is a large file and not sure it can be posted. Anyway I will try to post it again.

Is there a chance of posting the Matthas Swegle will?

Here is a great pdf file by Steve Knapp called "The Fintons of Barrington" http://www.friendsofbarrington.com/Families.html There are a lot of wonderful photos of the old graveyard on the Finton home place. Steve made this presentation at the Barrington Genealogy Society in 2007.

Re: William Finton b. abt 1730 Ireland d. abt 1830 NY

Posted: 18 Jan 2010 11:40PM GMT
Classification: Query
Again I have tried to post "The Finton Genealogy Chart" by Ruth Guile. It will not post. If anyone wants the chart you will have to e-mail through ancestry and then you will need to give me your home e-mail address. This website will not allow you to upload or transfer large files. The chart is 1.2MB.

Re: William Finton b. abt 1730 Ireland d. abt 1830 NY

Posted: 18 Jan 2010 11:58PM GMT
Classification: Query
You asked if there was proof of William and Mary being the parents of Amy. I do not know if you would exactly call this proof but I will tell you what I know.

Notes, and passed down family history of Joseph F. Finton family states:

Amy Finton Swegles came to live with Joseph and Margaret Swegals Finton after the death of her husband at age 38. I believe this is probably true because Amy was buried at the Finton home place gravesite. First grave in this gravesite was Margaret Swegals 1822 and last grave was Joseph F. Finton 1851.

On the chart by Ruth Guile it states that Mrs. Swegle, mother of Margaret lived with Joseph and Margaret Swegals Finton. Mrs. Swegle did not speak English. She spoke Germay or Dutch. Ruth probably got that information from her mother Hattie Finton, daughter of Joseph Swegles Finton.
Though Hattie probably had not been born while Mrs. Swegle was alive her father, Joseph Swegles Finton could have remembered his grandmother living with them.

Re: William Finton b. abt 1730 Ireland d. abt 1830 NY

Posted: 19 Jan 2010 12:23AM GMT
Classification: Query
You asked if there was proof of William and Mary being the parents of Amy. I do not know if you would exactly call this proof but I will tell you what I know.

Notes, and passed down family history of Joseph F. Finton family states:

Amy Finton Swegles came to live with Joseph and Margaret Swegals Finton after the death of her husband at age 38. I believe this is probably true because Amy was buried at the Finton home place gravesite. First grave in this gravesite was Margaret Swegals 1822 and last grave was Joseph F. Finton 1851.

On the chart by Ruth Guile it states that Mrs. Swegle, mother of Margaret lived with Joseph and Margaret Swegals Finton. Mrs. Swegle did not speak English. She spoke Germay or Dutch. Ruth probably got that information from her mother Hattie Finton, daughter of Joseph Swegles Finton.
Though Hattie probably had not been born while Mrs. Swegle was alive her father, Joseph Swegles Finton could have remembered his grandmother living with them.

The chart lists Julia Swelge, daughter of Amy Finton and Matthias Swegle, as cousin to Joseph Swegles Finton. Julia married Jacob Smith and her brother, John Swegle, married Elizabeth Watkins. This Julis and John were probably born around the time your John Swegles married Elizabeth Roberts.

I am not trying to say that this chart is the gosple but it can give us clues to help us unravel other found information and places to look for additional information.

Look it brought me to you!

And I am happy to share any and all information I have found and will find on these related families. It is my sincere beliefe that this information belongs to all of the ancestors of these families and should be freely shared.

Additional proof would be that relatives from Ohio visited them in Barrington.

E-mail me for the chart.

Re: William Finton b. abt 1730 Ireland d. abt 1830 NY

Posted: 10 Nov 2011 1:12AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Finton, Swegle
Judy,
I just found this thread and am also interested in Amy Finton and Mathias Swegle.
Do you have a copy of the Mathias Swegle will?
We are trying to decide how this Swegle might be related to our John Swegle b 1769 Germany. There is a Mathias Swegle listed with him. The earliest record we have of these two Swegle family members in the US is in Roxbury Twp. Morris Co. NJ. in the Tax Ratables.
1786 Mathias Swegle, no land, Married; 1787 Mathias Swegle 125 Acres; 1788 Mathias Swegle, 100 Acres; 1788 John Swegle 100 Acres (this is the first record of John),John was 18 and could own land.
I'll look forward to hearing from you through ancestry or you can contact me at karen@swegle.com.
Karen

Re: William Finton b. abt 1730 Ireland d. abt 1830 NY

Posted: 11 Nov 2011 2:09PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Swegles, Sweegles
I sent you a separate email with the link for the will of Mathias Swegles. It's on the Sweegles board at http://boards.ancestry.com/surnames.sweegles/14/mb.ashx

I corresponded with another researcher on this line -- will look through my notes and emails and send you a direct email.

Judy
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