Francis Carroll Finley

3 October 1812–
Lincoln, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary 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
1812–
Nancy E. Milam
1816–1854
Marriage: 11 March 1838
James L. Davis Finley
1839–1862
Martha E. or "Matt" Finley
1841–1910
Newton Marshall Finley
1842–1918
Abram F. Finley
1843–1892
Ellen Josephine Finley
1846–1890
Charles Cornelius Finley
1849–1870
Mary Jane Finley
1851–1914

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 March 1838Marshall, Tennessee, United States
  • Children

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (7)

    +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.
    1846
    Age 34
    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Finn
    Finlayson
    Findlay
    Finlay

    Sources (7)

    • Frances C Finly, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Francis C Findley, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
    • Carroll Finley in entry for N. W. Finley, "Tennessee Death Records, 1914-1963"

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