Alexander Finlayson

13 March 1806–17 June 1884 (Age 78)
Saint Cuthberts, Edinburgh, Edinburghshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Alexander

When Alexander Finlayson was born on 13 March 1806, in Saint Cuthberts, Edinburgh, Edinburghshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Robert Finlayson, was 26 and his mother, Isabel Ross, was 25. He married Mary Green on 3 January 1832, in Saint George Hanover Square District, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Lexington, Sanilac, Michigan, United States in 1850 and Sanilac Township, Sanilac, Michigan, United States for about 20 years. He died on 17 June 1884, in Port Sanilac, Sanilac Township, Sanilac, Michigan, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Port Sanilac, Sanilac Township, Sanilac, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alexander Finlayson
1806–1884
Mary Green
1807–1846
Marriage: 3 January 1832
Mary Finlayson
1833–1860
Clara Finlayson
1835–1910
Ann Finlayson
1837–1854
Denton Green Finlayson
1839–1923
Bell Ross Finlayson
1843–1911
Isabell Finlayson
1844–1943

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
3 January 1832
Saint George Hanover Square District, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
children

(6)

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Robert Finlayson

    Male1779–1819Male

    Isabel Ross

    Female1780–1820Female

siblings

(4)

    Male1806–1884Male

    Margaret Finlayson

    Female1816–1851Female

    Andrew Hunter Finlayson

    Male1817–1891Male

    William Finlayson

    Male1819–Male

World Events (8)

1808

Age 2

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1815

Age 9

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 21

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

Name Meaning

Scottish: patronymic from Finlay .

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

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Story Highlight

Legal Action 1

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 26 February 2020), June 1829 (18290611). Old Bailey Proceedings, 11th June 1829. SESSIONS' PAPER. THE RIGHT HONOURABLE WILLIAM THO …

Sources (3)

  • Alex Finlanson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Alexander Finlayson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Alexander Finlenson, "United States Census, 1860"

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