John Finch

7 June 1821–12 September 1903 (Age 82)
Kingston Township, Delaware, Ohio, United States

The Life of John

When John Finch was born on 7 June 1821, in Kingston Township, Delaware, Ohio, United States, his father, Isaac Finch Jr., was 32 and his mother, Elizabeth F. Coykendall, was 24. He married Lucy Ann Alford on 13 August 1846. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Berkshire, Delaware, Ohio, United States in 1880 and Sunbury, Berkshire Township, Delaware, Ohio, United States in 1900. He died on 12 September 1903, at the age of 82, and was buried in Sunbury, Delaware, Ohio, United States.

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John Finch
Lucy Ann Alford
Marriage: 13 August 1846
Henry Eugene Finch
Luella Mariah Finch
Thacker Webb Finch

Spouse and Children


    Lucy Ann Alford


13 August 1846


    Henry Eugene Finch


    Luella Mariah Finch


    Thacker Webb Finch


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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 4

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

Age 15

On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.

Age 25

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

Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English finch ‘finch’ (Old English finc). In the Middle Ages this bird had a reputation for stupidity. It may perhaps also in part represent a metonymic occupational name for someone who caught finches and sold them as songsters or for the cooking pot. The surname is found in all parts of Britain but is most common in Lancashire. See also Fink .

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

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  • John Finch, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John Finch, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John Finch, "United States Census, 1870"

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