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John FINLEY and Daniel Boone

John FINLEY and Daniel Boone

Posted: 9 Aug 2002 5:15PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 10 Aug 2008 12:40PM GMT
Surnames: Finley, Boone, Washington
Did anyone ever discover the definitive answer to which JOHN FINLEY convinced Daniel Boone to explore Kentucky? This John Finley is also mentioned in George Washington's papers online. Family story that Robert Wilkes Finley was also a friend of Boone's. Seeking any connection/truth.

Re: John FINLEY and Daniel Boone

David Finley (View posts)
Posted: 11 Aug 2002 4:49AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 10 Aug 2008 12:40PM GMT
Surnames: Finley
According to my aunt this John Finley is supposed to be a great (plus several greats) grandfather of mine. See my prev. post. I am working with some cousins to try to establish the link.

Re: John FINLEY and Daniel Boone

Posted: 16 Aug 2002 10:40AM GMT
Classification: Query
Susan,
Go to Finley Findings International and read all about the Finleys.

Re: John FINLEY and Daniel Boone

Wilma (View posts)
Posted: 20 Aug 2002 5:36PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Finley
I believe I am also a descendant of this John FINLEY. At least mine was there in Wythe Co., VA, and the Boone family was there also. That is close to the Cumberland Gap John Finley showed to Boone. I have always wondered about this also!
His son Thomas (My line) moved to S C . He had a son Reuben Jefferson FINLEY that moved to Hawkins and then Overton Co., TN where he died, and many desc. remain.
Wilma

Thomas Finley

Carmen Finley (View posts)
Posted: 21 Aug 2002 2:42PM GMT
Classification: Query
Here is what I currently have on your line. Can you add anything to this:


Descendants of Thomas Finley


Generation No. 1

1. Thomas7 Finley (John6, James5, Alexander4, James3, John2 Finlay, James1 Finley) was born 11 February 1757 in Augusta Co(?), VA, and died 12 December 1831 in Abbeville, Abbeville Co, Sc. He married (1) Catherine Kinder, daughter of Jacob Kinder and Katie Clay. She was born 10 May 1755 in Wythe Co, VA, and died 13 March 1847 in Overton Co, TN. He married (2) Jeanne Gibert 1793 in Abbeville(?), Sc. She died Abt. 1798 in Abbeville Co, Sc. He married (3) Jane Clark 20 December 1808 in Abbeville(?), Sc. She was born 8 November 1765, and died 29 November 1845 in Abbeville(?), Sc.

Notes for Thomas Finley:
!Entered 140 acres on Salley Run, 12 Sept 1782, Montgomery Co., VA (VA State Library, Reel 33: B:57). Survey for Thomas Finley, 140 acres on Salley Run, adjacent to John Finley, deceased, 13 January 1783 (VSL Reel 33 B:57).

!Appeared on the Montgomery County Delinquent Tax List, 1798-1799, with 200 acres, tax .50 and 200 acres, tax .51 for a total ot $1.01. [Julia M. Case, "Montgomery County, Virginia, 1798-1799 Delinquent Tax Lists," Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, vol. 34, no. 3, summer 1996, p. 250.

!Will, Abbeville, SC, 1823 (Book 2:301), proved 2 January 1832. Pension papers of Andrew Swallow filed Overton Co, TN, 24 Dec 1832, include depositions proving Thomas Finley father of Reuben Finley (reared by his mother Catherine Kinder Swallow and step-father Andrew Swallow).
m. (1) Jeanne Gibert, dau Jean Louis Gibert, 1793/94.
m. (2) Sarah (McLane, Stedman) Pettigrew before 1797.
m. (3) Jane Clark, 20 Dec 1808.
Marriage listed in Larry E. Pursley, comp. "7500 Marriages from Ninety-Six & Abbeville District, SC, 1774-1890." Easley, SC: Southern Historical Press, c/o Rev. S. Emmett Lucas, Jr., 1980, p. 65.

Notes for Catherine Kinder:
!Ancestor of Paula Swallows Stover, 802 Tommy Dodson Hwy., Cookeville, TN 38506, 931-498-2551, <pstover@twlakes.net>, April 1999.

!Included in GEDCOM of Tamara West Stevens on worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com with Andrew Swallow and family.

Notes for Jeanne Gibert:
!Daughter of Jean Lewis Gibert.

Child of Thomas Finley and Catherine Kinder is:
+ 2 i. Reuben Jefferson8 Finley, born 31 March 1783 in Montgomery Co, VA; died 9 August 1837 in Overton Co, TN.


Child of Thomas Finley and Jeanne Gibert is:
3 i. John Lewis8 Finley, born 7 November 1795 in Abbeville Co, Sc; died 7 September 1814 in Columbia, Richland Co, Sc.

Notes for John Lewis Finley:
!Died while in his junior year at South Carolina College (now University of South Carolina).


Generation No. 2

2. Reuben Jefferson8 Finley (Thomas7, John6, James5, Alexander4, James3, John2 Finlay, James1 Finley) was born 31 March 1783 in Montgomery Co, VA, and died 9 August 1837 in Overton Co, TN. He married Nancy KING 7 May 1807 in Hawkins Co, TN. She was born 13 July 1790 in Hawkins Co, TN, and died Bef. October 1855 in Overton Co, TN.

Notes for Reuben Jefferson Finley:
!Wheelwright - farmer; served in War of 1812. Andrew Swallow Revolutionary War pension application gives his birthdate as 2 March 1783; bible records state birthdate as 31 March 1783.
Bible in possession of Sally Finley Nance, Rt. #1, Box 171, Dunlap, TN 37327; copy in possession of James D. Finley, 2320 Cheyenne Way, Modesto, CA 95356.

Notes for Nancy KING:
!Died between July and October 1855 (Jim Finley). Mother's maiden name was McCully.

Children of Reuben Finley and Nancy KING are:
+ 4 i. Thomas Milton9 Finley, born 16 November 1808 in Hawkins Co, TN; died 30 September 1849 in Overton Co, TN.
5 ii. Isaac Newton Finley, born 6 June 1811 in Hawkins Co, TN; died 30 August 1890 in Overton Co, TN. He married Elizabeth Conaster 25 December 1835 in Overton Co, TN.

Notes for Elizabeth Conaster:
!Died prior to 1860

6 iii. William Orville Finley, born 16 January 1814 in Hawkins Co, TN; died 1 November 1832 in Overton Co, TN.
7 iv. Granville Houston Finley, born 16 June 1816 in Hawkins Co, TN; died September 1862 in Overton Co, TN. He married Mary Ann Kimes 3 April 1851 in Jackson Co, TN.

Notes for Granville Houston Finley:
!Killed by bushwackers during Civil War.

8 v. Rhoda Finley, born 15 September 1818 in Hawkins Co, TN; died 21 February 1890 in Overton Co, TN. She married Robert Oakley 4 January 1838 in Overton Co, TN; born 1 March 1815 in VA; died 6 November 1893 in Overton Co, TN.

Notes for Rhoda Finley:
!Ancestor of John Avey, 334 Marquette, Park Forest, IL 60466 (1992). Family group sheet for Rhoda and Robert Oakley supplied by Avey.

Notes for Robert Oakley:
!Data supplied by descendent, John Avey, 334 Marquette, Park Forest, IL 60466. Oakley's parents were William and Millie (Qualls) Oakley.

9 vi. Mary Ann (Polly) Finley, born 29 January 1821 in Overton Co, TN; died in Overton Co, TN. She married Ahi Deck 2 April 1846 in Overton Co, TN; died 28 December 1891.
10 vii. Jane KING(?) Finley, born 18 February 1823 in Overton Co, TN; died 19 September 1891 in AR(?). She married William Walker; died 1894.
11 viii. Jr Reuben Jefferson Finley, born 2 May 1826 in Overton Co, TN; died 26 January 1865 in Overton Co, TN. He married Henrietta Lora Walker 2 June 1846 in Overton Co, TN; born 16 March 1819 in Overton Co, TN; died 6 September 1853 in TN.

Notes for Jr Reuben Jefferson Finley:
!Confederate soldier in the Civil War. Shot by three Yankees (Bushwackers), all of whom he knew. Narrative written by Mary Ann Hulsey, granddaughter of Reuben Jefferson Finley.

Notes for Henrietta Lora Walker:
!From Vangee (Rushing) Brigham, 10909 Legends Lane, Austin, TX 78747-1220, 512/282-7848 (1993).

12 ix. Nancy Ann Finley, born 5 March 1833 in Overton Co, TN; died 29 September 1849 in Overton Co, TN.


Generation No. 3

4. Thomas Milton9 Finley (Reuben Jefferson8, Thomas7, John6, James5, Alexander4, James3, John2 Finlay, James1 Finley) was born 16 November 1808 in Hawkins Co, TN, and died 30 September 1849 in Overton Co, TN. He married Lutecia Horne 25 December 1832 in Overton Co, TN. She was born 18 March 1800 in Hawkins, Overton, TN, and died 22 May 1882 in Duncanville, Dallas Co, TX.

Notes for Lutecia Horne:
!Gravestone gives birthdate as 1804. Parents: Stephen and Elizabeth Horne(?).

Children of Thomas Finley and Lutecia Horne are:
13 i. Nancy J10 Finley, born 11 October 1833 in Overton Co, TN; died 12 August 1921 in Dallas Co, TX. She married Felix G Osborne 2 August 1872 in Dallas Co, TX; born 23 March 1851; died 25 November 1923.
14 ii. Amanda M Finley, born 11 April 1835 in Overton Co, TN; died Aft. 1908. She married Jess Ramsey.
15 iii. Reuben Oscar Finley, born 11 April 1835 in Overton Co, TN; died Aft. 1878.

Notes for Reuben Oscar Finley:
!Residing in Collin County, TX in 1878.

16 iv. William Orville Finley, born 4 January 1837 in Overton Co, TN; died 9 June 1895 in Dallas Co, TX. He married (1) Mary C Alford 22 February 1872. He married (2) Nancy J Butcher 7 August 1877; born 8 September 1841; died 7 January 1929.

Notes for William Orville Finley:
!Second wife was Nancy J. Butcher, daughter of George Butcher; believed to be widow of a Mr. Kelly (Jim Finley).

17 v. Stephen Horne Finley, born 15 September 1838 in Overton Co, TN; died 2 February 1912 in Dallas Co, TX. He married Margaret L Daniel 23 April 1879 in Dallas Co, TX; born 24 December 1858; died 21 April 1936.
18 vi. Sarah Ann Finley, born 25 January 1840; died 23 January 1924. She married James Carder 20 September 1869; born 21 May 1845; died 24 March 1908.
19 vii. Lucy W Finley, born 14 February 1842 in Overton Co, TN; died 20 October 1926 in Dallas Co, TX. She married (1) Albert M Roberts in Dallas Co, TX; born 5 February 1846; died 21 July 1873. She married (2) Robert Bruce Smith 29 October 1876; born 13 February 1843; died 20 August 1889.
20 viii. Granville Houston Finley, born 8 February 1844 in Overton Co, TN; died 21 March 1900 in Buffalo Gap, Taylor Co, TX. He married Fannie Daniel 18 April 1875 in Dallas Co, TX; born Abt. 1856 in Lauderdale Co, MS; died 11 March 1935 in Winnsboro, TX.

Notes for Fannie Daniel:
!Parents were William J. and Mary Ann (Chandler) Daniel.

Re: John FINLEY and Daniel Boone

Michele Welscher (View posts)
Posted: 31 Oct 2003 2:30PM GMT
Classification: Query
I would be interested in any information that you uncover on the Danielle Boone/John Finley relationship. One of my ancesters is Squire Boone Fenley born in Jefferson County Kentucky. We know that his father George Charter Fenley bought land from Squire Boone, but it is curious what he named his son.

Michele Fenley Welscher

Re: John FINLEY and Daniel Boone

Tina Crosby (View posts)
Posted: 2 Nov 2003 11:52AM GMT
Classification: Query
I have ran across one of my Finleys married to Davey Crocket but nothing on Daniel Boone. Sorry.

Re: John FINLEY and Daniel Boone

Posted: 28 Dec 2003 1:13PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 3 Apr 2004 11:26AM GMT
Go to your library, check out the biography on Daniel Boone. There is a book (I have forgotten the exact name) that lists John Finley and Daniel Boone and their travels. I know this because in searching for a John A. Finley from the Virginia area I ran across this book and I found it to be very interesting. However, I could not make a connection to this John Finley and the John A. Finley I was looking for. I have traced relatives through West Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee and into Ohio

John A. Finley's father was Washington Finley (Findley) from Tennessee so I was just tracing all Finley's I could locate in Tennessee and Virginia to see where it lead. You may have already read the book --- it may help and it may not. Washington Finley from Tennessee and his wife Elizabeth Lewis-Finley born about 1806 is as far as I have gotten. In your search for you John any info you may find on this John A. or Washington Finley would be appreciated. If I find anything of interest to you I will send it.

Re: John FINLEY and Daniel Boone

Posted: 5 Mar 2004 2:19AM GMT
Classification: Query
I am trying to find a Kate Finley who married Oliver Jeter

Re: John FINLEY and Daniel Boone

Wilma Martin (View posts)
Posted: 5 Mar 2004 5:00AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 10 Aug 2008 12:41PM GMT
Surnames: FINLEY, BOONE
Ginnie,
Thank you so much for trying to help me.
If I locate any thing ,I shall try to get it to you. Do you know what the A. stands for in your John A. FINLEY's name?

I think I have seen the book you mentioned about John FINLEY and Daniel BOONE.

Again Thanks
Wilma
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