William Finley

about 1756–1808 (Age 52)
Virginia, United States

The Life of William

When William Finley was born about 1756, in Virginia, United States, his father, David Archibald Finley, was 18 and his mother, Sarah A. Barnhill, was 18. He married Rosanna Vise on 13 November 1788, in Frederick, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He died in 1808, in Harrison, Virginia, United States, at the age of 52.

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Family Time Line

William Finley
1756–1808
Rosanna Vise
1767–1807
Marriage: 13 November 1788
William Finley
1779–1858
Adam Findley
1782–1849
James Finley
1795–
Rosanna Finley
1783–1825
Sarah Elizabeth Finley
1790–1845

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
13 November 1788
Frederick, Virginia, United States
children

(5)

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(21)

    William Finley

    Male1754–1808Male

    Male1756–1808Male

    Martha Finley

    Female1761–1763Female

    Martha Finley

    Female1763–1774Female

    Abigaile Finley

    Female1765–Female

+16 More Children

World Events (7)

1758 · Mount Vernon

Age 2

Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.
1776

Age 20

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 24

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

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’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Finley, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • William Finley, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • William Finley, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"

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