Francis Carroll Finley

Brief Life History 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 38. 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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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

Sources (7)

  • Frances C Finly, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Francis Carroll FINLEY - Published information: birth-name: Francis Carroll Finley
  • Francis C Findley, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"

World Events (8)

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1835 · The Hermitage is Built

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

Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: from the Gaelic personal name Fionnlagh (Old Irish Findlaech), from fionn ‘white, fair’ (see Finn ) + laoch ‘hero’, reinforced by an Old Norse name based on finn ‘Finn’ + leikr ‘fight’ or ‘hero’. The name is common in Ireland as well as Scotland.

English: habitational name from one or more lost, unidentified or altered placenames so named, such as Philleyholme, Dorset (recorded as Finelegh in 1280) derived from Old English fīna ‘wood-pecker’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. Also a variant of Findlow, from Finlow Hill in Over Alderley, Cheshire (from Old English fīn ‘heap’ + hlāw ‘mound, hill’ meaning ‘heaped mound’).

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

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