Henry Taylor Finley1,2,3

M, b. circa 1846
     Henry Taylor Finley was also known as Taylor.3 He was born circa 1846 at Guernsey Co., OH.1,2 He was the son of William M. Finley and Mary Ann Webster.2 Henry Taylor Finley married May (?).3

Children of Henry Taylor Finley and May (?)

Citations

  1. [S6] 1850 Federal Census, Guernsey County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 684.
  2. [S687] 1860 Federal Census, Washington County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 1048; FHL #805048.
  3. [S267] 1880 Federal Census, Athens County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 0993; FHL #1254993.

Hester Ann Finley1

F, b. circa 1842
     Hester Ann Finley was born circa 1842 at Guernsey Co., OH.1 She was the daughter of William Finley and Margaret Eagon.1

Citations

  1. [S6] 1850 Federal Census, Guernsey County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 684.

Homer Finley1

M, b. 29 August 1876, d. after January 1920
     Homer Finley was born on 29 August 1876 at Beaver Twp., Noble Co., OH, per Ohio Births and Christenings Index, or 1875 per WW I draft registration.1 He was the son of Robert Finley and Elizabeth Lindsey.1 Homer Finley died after January 1920.
Note: Unmarried as of 1920 census, no further record found.

Citations

  1. [S16] 1900 Federal Census, Noble County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1311; FHL #1241311.

Homer Glen Finley1

M, b. 23 May 1876, d. 2 April 1923
     Homer Glen Finley was born on 23 May 1876 at Beaver Twp., Noble Co., OH.1 He was the son of Albert Henry Finley and Lydia Ann Peters.1 Homer Glen Finley married Ann V. (?) circa 1901.2 Occupation: Principal, High School in 1910 at Bridgeport, Belmont Co., OH.2 Homer Glen Finley died on 2 April 1923 at Noble Co., OH, at age 46.

Children of Homer Glen Finley and Ann V. (?)

Citations

  1. [S126] 1880 Federal Census, Guernsey County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 1020; FHL #1255020.
  2. [S1754] 1910 Federal Census, Belmont County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 1157; FHL #1375170.

Howard F. Finley1

M, b. May 1892
     Howard F. Finley was born in May 1892 at Belmont Co., OH.1 He was the son of Albert Henry Finley and Lydia Ann Peters.1

Citations

  1. [S348] 1900 Federal Census, Belmont County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1242; FHL #1241242.

Iona Finley1

F, b. circa October 1879
     Iona Finley was born circa October 1879 at Ohio.1 She was the daughter of Webster H. Finley and Phoebe A. (?)1

Citations

  1. [S689] 1880 Federal Census, Sioux County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 364, FHL #1254364.

Iowa Finley1

F, b. circa 1867
     Iowa Finley was born circa 1867 at Noble Co., OH.1,2 She was the daughter of James W. Finley and Elizabeth Jones.1 Iowa Finley married George H. Moore on 3 September 1890 at Simpson Church, Oskaloosa, Mahaska Co., IA, no children as of the 1900 census. Iowa Finley died Possibly died and buried at St. Louis, Missouri.

Citations

  1. [S4838] 1880 Federal Census, Mahaska County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Rolls 353-54; FHL #1254353-54.
  2. [S1031] 1900 Federal Census, Mahaska County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 446; FHL #1240446.

Irene S. Finley1

F, b. circa July 1918
     Irene S. Finley was born circa July 1918 at Ohio.1 She was the daughter of Ross Albert Finley and Arizona Naome Rowand.1

Citations

  1. [S3170] 1920 Federal Census, Huron County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 1398.

James Finley1

M, b. circa 1849
     James Finley was born circa 1849 at Beaver Twp., Guernsey Co., OH.1 He was the son of William Finley and Margaret Eagon.1

Citations

  1. [S6] 1850 Federal Census, Guernsey County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 684.

James Finley1

M, b. circa 1800
     James Finley was born circa 1800 at Virginia.1 He married Hester (?) on 27 November 1845 at Beaver Twp., Guernsey (now Noble) Co., OH.

Children of James Finley and Hester (?)

Citations

  1. [S6] 1850 Federal Census, Guernsey County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 684.

James E. Finley

M, b. 26 February 1914, d. 11 September 1925
     James E. Finley was born on 26 February 1914 at Mahaska Co., IA.1 He was the son of Carl Winter Finley and Margaret Alice Donnelly. James E. Finley died on 11 September 1925 at age 11. He was buried in September 1925 at Forest Cemetery, Oskaloosa, Mahaska Co., IA, Findagrave #12532472.

Citations

  1. [S3157] 1920 Federal Census, Mahaska County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 501.

James Finley Jr.

M, b. circa 1825, d. 1864
     James Finley Jr. was born circa 1825 at Ohio. He was the son of James Finley and Hester (?)1 James Finley Jr. married Charlotte Eagon, daughter of James Eagon and Margaret Starr, on 27 November 1845 at Beaver Twp., Guernsey Co., OH. James Finley Jr. lived on 24 August 1850 at Beaver Twp., Guernsey (now Noble) Co., OH, Farming, lived adjacent to his brother William and sister in-law Margaret (Eagon) Findley.1 He began military service Civil War service, 110th Ohio Infantry. He died in 1864 Died in service, per widow's pension application.

Children of James Finley Jr. and Charlotte Eagon

Citations

  1. [S6] 1850 Federal Census, Guernsey County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 684.

James R. Finley1,2

M, b. between 1843 and 1844
     James R. Finley was born between 1843 and 1844 at Guernsey Co., OH.1,2 He was the son of William M. Finley and Mary Ann Webster.2 James R. Finley married Lydia S. (?).3

Children of James R. Finley and Lydia S. (?)

Citations

  1. [S6] 1850 Federal Census, Guernsey County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 684.
  2. [S687] 1860 Federal Census, Washington County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 1048; FHL #805048.
  3. [S688] 1870 Federal Census, Athens County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 1171; FHL #552667.
  4. [S267] 1880 Federal Census, Athens County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 0993; FHL #1254993.

James W. Finley1

M, b. 6 June 1832, d. 9 July 1907
     James W. Finley was born on 6 June 1832 at Beaver Twp., Guernsey (now Noble) Co., OH.1,2 He was the son of Daniel Finley and Nancy Roe.1 James W. Finley was educated in 1853 at Wittenberg College, Springfield, Clark Co., OH; attended during the spring and summer of 1853. He married Elizabeth Jones, daughter of Thomas Jones and Sabrah Robinson, on 19 November 1861 at Ohio. James W. Finley lived on 2 June 1880 at Oskaloosa Twp., Mahaska Co., IA, farming.3 He died on 9 July 1907 at Mahaska Co., IA, at age 75

Biography -- (Findagrave.com):

Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887

JAMES W. FINLEY, a well-known citizen of Spring Creek Township, resides upon section 30, and is engaged in general farming and stock-raising. He was born in Guernsey, now Noble County. Ohio, June 6, 1832, and is the son of Daniel and Nancy (Roe) Finley, the former a native of Shenandoah Valley, Va., and the latter of the eastern shore of Maryland.

In childhood they were taken by their parents to Ohio, where they became acquainted and were subsequently united in marriage. Ten children were born of this union, three sons and seven daughters, of whom the three sons only are now living: James W., the subject of this sketch; Thomas M., a machinist of Ottumwa, Iowa; Samuel J., Principal of the public schools of Quaker City, Ohio.

Daniel, the father of our subject, was by occupation a farmer, and, moving to Ohio when the greater portion of the State was unoccupied territory, he endured all the toils and privations of pioneer life. He and his wife were consistent members of the Lutheran Church, respected and loved by all who knew them. Daniel Finley died Sept. 5, 1865, and his wife June 12, 1883.

James W. Finley was the oldest child of the family, and as a matter of course, living upon a farm, he was soon made acquainted with the duties of a farmer's son. Until nineteen years of age he assisted his father upon the farm in the summer and attended the district school in the winter.

The winter following his nineteenth birthday, he went to Batesville, Ohio, and entered the High School there. The next summer he returned to the farm and assisted his father until winter, when he was solicited to teach the school of his home district, where he had himself attended for so many winters. Accepting the position, he filled it successfully, and in the spring of 1853 entered Wittenburg College at Springfield, Ohio, attending during the spring and summer. In the winter of 1853-54, he again taught a term of school in a district adjoining the first.

Young Finley now desiring to see something more of the world, together with a laudable ambition of bettering his fortune, determined to visit California, and in the fall of 1854 he made the trip to the New Eldorado, by way of the Isthmus of Panama, where he remained five years engaged in hydraulic mining, in which he was fairly successful.

He then returned to his home in Ohio to visit his parents, with the intention of remaining but a few months, but "the best laid schemes of mice and men gang oft agley," says the poet Burns. On his arrival home he found his mother in delicate health, and for her sake he postponed his return to California, and finally abandoned the idea altogether.

Up to this time Mr. Finley was "heart free," but believing it was not good for man to live alone, on the 19th day of November, 1861, he was married to Elizabeth Jones, who was a native of Ohio, born Dec. 13, 1840, and the daughter of Thomas and Sarah (Robinson) Jones.

To them have been born eight children: Thomas D. died in infancy; Sarah F. died at thirteen years of age; Iowa I., Mary A. and Samuel J. died in infancy; the others are Ann Lisa, Carl W. and Pearl M.

After his marriage, Mr. Finley engaged in farming in his native State for two years, and in the spring of 1864, with his family, moved to Mahaska County, and for a few months was a citizen of Oskaloosa. While living in this city he was on the lookout for a good farm in its vicinity, and finding one to his satisfaction on sections 29, 31 and 32, Spring Creek Township, he purchased and moved on it in March, 1865.

His father dying in September following, as already stated, Mr. Finley returned to Ohio to assist in settling up the estate, He was appointed administrator, and knowing that it would take a long time to close it up, returned to Mahaska County in the spring of 1866, packed up and stored his household goods, rented his farm, and took his family back to Ohio, where they remained until the spring of 1869.

The business requiring his attention now being satisfactorily settled, he returned to his farm in Spring Creek Township. Mr. Finley, in 1882, added to his original purchase eighty acres on section 30, but adjoining the home place. To the new farm he subsequently moved.

The whole now consists of 240 acres of excellent farming land, all of which is underlaid with a thick vein of bituminous coal of the best quality, and a shaft has been opened on the place. The land is well improved, and the buildings and other auxiliaries are of the best quality. Mr. Finley is a member of the Masonic fraternity. His wife is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Politically he is a Greenbacker.

He keenly appreciates the demand of the country for constant watchfulness and protection against the frequent endeavors of the money power to control legislation. In his business of farming he has made a success, and in his transactions with others he is honorable and upright, and enjoys the respect of neighbors and friends. We herewith present excellent portraits of Mr. and Mrs. Finley, which will be viewed with pleasure by their friends, who are legion.

He was buried in July 1907 at Forest Cemetery, Oskaloosa, Mahaska Co., IA, Findagrave #12532473.

Children of James W. Finley and Elizabeth Jones

Citations

  1. [S6] 1850 Federal Census, Guernsey County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 684.
  2. [S9] 1860 Federal Census, Noble County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 1020; FHL #805020.
  3. [S4838] 1880 Federal Census, Mahaska County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Rolls 353-54; FHL #1254353-54.

John Finley

M, b. circa 1845
     John Finley was born circa 1845 at Guernsey Co., OH. He was the son of William Finley and Margaret Eagon.

John J. Finley1

M, b. 27 September 1808, d. 21 April 1893
     John J. Finley was born on 27 September 1808 at Franklin Co., PA.2,1 He married Margaret Stover, daughter of John Stover and Elizabeth Sonner, on 9 September 1858 at Shenandoah Co., Virginia. John J. Finley lived in June 1880 at Davis Twp., Shenandoah Co., VA.3 He died on 21 April 1893 at age 84.

Child of John J. Finley and Margaret Stover

Citations

  1. [S290] 1860 Federal Census, Shenandoah County, Virginia. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 1377; FHL #805377.
  2. [S226] 1850 Federal Census, Shenandoah County, Virginia, District 58. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 976.
  3. [S289] 1880 Federal Census, Shenandoah County, Virginia. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 1390, FHL #1255390.
  4. [S227] 1870 Federal Census, Shenandoah County, Virginia. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 1678; FHL #553177.

John M. Finley1

M, b. circa 1861
     John M. Finley was born circa 1861 at Beaver Twp., Noble Co., OH.1 He was the son of Phillip Finley and Mary Wolfe.1
Note: Multiple online genealogies show a 1923 date of death. That is not correct -- the John Finley who died 6 AUG 1923 in Noble County was Dr. John Finley, born 1845. Cannot find a verifiable record of John M. Finley, son of Philip and Mary (Wolfe) Finley, after 1880. DLB 2019.

Citations

  1. [S11] 1870 Federal Census, Noble County, Ohio. Microfilm, NARA Series M593, Roll 1252 FHL #552751.

Joseph Finley1

M, b. circa 1848
     Joseph Finley was born circa 1848 at Guernsey Co., OH.2,1 He was the son of William M. Finley and Mary Ann Webster.1

Citations

  1. [S687] 1860 Federal Census, Washington County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 1048; FHL #805048.
  2. [S6] 1850 Federal Census, Guernsey County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 684.

Joseph Finley1

M, b. July 1873
     Joseph Finley was born in July 1873 at Carthage Twp., Athens Co., OH.1,2 He was the son of Henry Taylor Finley and May (?)1

Citations

  1. [S267] 1880 Federal Census, Athens County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 0993; FHL #1254993.
  2. [S331] 1900 Federal Census, Athens County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1239; FHL #1241239.

Joseph Finley1

M, b. circa 1864
     Joseph Finley was born circa 1864 at Strasburg, Shenandoah Co., VA.1 He was the son of John J. Finley and Margaret Stover.1 Joseph Finley lived in June 1880 at Davis Twp., Shenandoah Co., VA, Living in his father's house with his aunt Mary. Not found in 1900 or 1910, presume died before June, 1900.2

Citations

  1. [S227] 1870 Federal Census, Shenandoah County, Virginia. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 1678; FHL #553177.
  2. [S289] 1880 Federal Census, Shenandoah County, Virginia. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 1390, FHL #1255390.

Julia Catherine Finley1

F, b. 8 January 1846, d. 11 October 1923
     Note: Julia's surname was not specified as "Colliflower", but son Elza's was.2 Julia Catherine Finley was born on 8 January 1846 at Beaver Twp., Guernsey (now Noble) Co., OH.3,1,2 She was the daughter of Phillip Finley and Mary Wolfe.1,3 Julia Catherine Finley married Lewis C. Colliflower, son of Samuel C. Colliflower and Susannah Kahle, after 18 June 1870 at Noble Co. (probably), OH. Julia Catherine Finley died on 11 October 1923 at Quaker City, Guernsey Co., OH, at age 77. She was buried in October 1923 at Greenlawn Cemetery, Quaker City, Guernsey Co., OH, Findagrave #15825366.

Child of Julia Catherine Finley and Lewis C. Colliflower

Citations

  1. [S9] 1860 Federal Census, Noble County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 1020; FHL #805020.
  2. [S16] 1900 Federal Census, Noble County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1311; FHL #1241311.
  3. [S6] 1850 Federal Census, Guernsey County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 684.

Lavinia Finley

F, b. 19 February 1809, d. before November 1847
     Lavinia Finley was born on 19 February 1809 at Williamsburg (now Batesville), Guernsey (now Noble) Co., OH. She was the daughter of William O. Finley and Rebecca Wendell. Lavinia Finley married John Maring on 17 January 1830 at Guernsey Co., OH. Lavinia Finley married James Curry on 22 December 1833 at Guernsey Co., OH. Lavinia Finley died before November 1847 at Guernsey Co., OH.

Children of Lavinia Finley and James Curry

Citations

  1. [S3665] 1850 Federal Census, Lawrence County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 115.
  2. [S251] 1840 Federal Census, Guernsey County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M704, Roll 397; FHL #0020165.

Lena Della Finley1

F, b. 15 July 1913, d. 6 July 1921
     Lena Della Finley was born on 15 July 1913 at Belmont Co., OH.1 She was the daughter of Ross Albert Finley and Arizona Naome Rowand.1 Lena Della Finley died on 6 July 1921 at New Haven, Huron Co., OH, at age 7.

Citations

  1. [S3170] 1920 Federal Census, Huron County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 1398.

Leo Finley1

M, b. 25 February 1873
     Leo Finley was born on 25 February 1873 at Noble Co., OH, WW I draft registration.1 He was the son of Robert Finley and Elizabeth Lindsey.1 Leo Finley married Vesta R. Webster, daughter of Joshua Webster and Hannah Jiles Carey, on 14 March 1899 at Washington Co., OH. Leo Finley married Etta Viola Brill, daughter of George Brill and Ellen M. Wycoff, on 22 July 1922 at Guernsey Co., OH, no children.

Citations

  1. [S16] 1900 Federal Census, Noble County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1311; FHL #1241311.

Lester P. Finley1

M, b. circa 1912, d. 1990
     Lester P. Finley was born circa 1912 at Ohio.1 He was the son of Ross Albert Finley and Arizona Naome Rowand.1 Lester P. Finley died in 1990 at Marietta, Washington Co., OH.

Citations

  1. [S3170] 1920 Federal Census, Huron County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 1398.

Lida Finley1

F, b. 1877, d. 4 January 1914
     Lida Finley was born in 1877 at Mahaska Co., IA.1 She was the daughter of James W. Finley and Elizabeth Jones. Lida Finley died on 4 January 1914 at Seattle, King Co., WA. She was buried in January 1914 at Forest Cemetery, Oskaloosa, Mahaska Co., IA, Findagrave #12920860.

Citations

  1. [S4838] 1880 Federal Census, Mahaska County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Rolls 353-54; FHL #1254353-54.

Lizzie M. Finley1

F, b. May 1884
     Lizzie M. Finley was born in May 1884 at Sioux Co., IA.1 She was the daughter of Webster H. Finley and Phoebe A. (?)1

Citations

  1. [S690] 1900 Federal Census, Sioux County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 459; FHL #1240459.

Louisa Finley1

F, b. 25 March 1829, d. after 1900
     Louisa Finley was born on 25 March 1829 at Williamsburg (now Batesville), Guernsey (now Noble) Co., OH.2,1 She was the daughter of William O. Finley and Rebecca Wendell.1
Note: Unmarried as of 1870 census.1 Louisa Finley married Michael Henderschott before 1880 at Noble Co., OH, No children born to this marriage, as per 1900 census info for "Lucy" Hendershot. Louisa Finley died after 1900 at Noble Co., OH.

Citations

  1. [S11] 1870 Federal Census, Noble County, Ohio. Microfilm, NARA Series M593, Roll 1252 FHL #552751.
  2. [S9] 1860 Federal Census, Noble County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 1020; FHL #805020.

Louisa Finley1

F, b. 1853, d. 1906
     Louisa Finley was born in 1853 at Beaver Twp., Guernsey (now Noble) Co., OH.1 She was the daughter of Phillip Finley and Mary Wolfe.1,2 Louisa Finley married William Lawrence Colliflower, son of Samuel C. Colliflower and Susannah Kahle, on 3 January 1874 at Noble Co., OH. Louisa Finley was buried in 1906 at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Batesville, Noble Co., OH, Findagrave #73129311. She died in 1906 at Noble Co., OH.

Children of Louisa Finley and William Lawrence Colliflower

Citations

  1. [S9] 1860 Federal Census, Noble County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 1020; FHL #805020.
  2. [S6] 1850 Federal Census, Guernsey County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 684.
  3. [S14] 1880 Federal Census, Noble County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 1055, FHL #1255055.
  4. [S16] 1900 Federal Census, Noble County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1311; FHL #1241311.

Luther Finley1

M, b. circa 1837
     Luther Finley was born circa 1837 at Beaver Twp., Guernsey (now Noble) Co., OH.1 He was the son of Daniel Finley and Nancy Roe.1

Citations

  1. [S6] 1850 Federal Census, Guernsey County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 684.