Francis Carroll Finley

3 October 1812–
Lincoln, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Francis Carroll

When Francis Carroll Finley was born on 3 October 1812, in Lincoln, Tennessee, United States, his father, Francis Finley, was 37 and his mother, Jane Carothers, was 37. He married Nancy E. Milam on 11 March 1838, in Marshall, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He died in Marshall, Tennessee, United States, and was buried in Finley Cemetery, Marshall, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Francis Carroll Finley
Nancy E. Milam
Marriage: 11 March 1838
James L. Davis Finley
Martha E. or "Matt" Finley
Newton Marshall Finley
Abram F. Finley
Ellen Josephine Finley
Charles Cornelius Finley
Mary Jane Finley

Spouse and Children

11 March 1838
Marshall, Tennessee, United States


    James L. Davis Finley




    Abram F. Finley


    Ellen Josephine Finley


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Jane Carothers




+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 7

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 23

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.

Age 34

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

Scottish: from the Gaelic personal name Fionnlagh (Old Irish Findlaech), composed of the elements fionn ‘white’, ‘fair’ ( see Finn ) + laoch ‘warrior’, ‘hero’, which seems to have been reinforced by an Old Norse personal name composed of the elements finn ‘Finn’ + leikr ‘fight’, ‘battle’, ‘hero’.

LOAD TEST -- Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Frances C Finly, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Frances C Finly, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Franc C Findley in household of N M Findley, "United States Census, 1880"

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