John Finney

about 1785–1837 (Age 52)
Henry, Virginia, United States

The Life of John

John Finney was born about 1785, in Henry, Virginia, United States. He married Sarah Reynolds in 1801, in Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died in 1837, in Virginia, United States, at the age of 52.

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John Finney
1785–1837
Sarah Reynolds
1785–
Marriage: 1801
Mary Ann Finney
1802–1863
lucinda Finny
1804–
William Finny
1806–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1801
Virginia, United States
children

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World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 1

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1788 · Becomes the 10th state

Age 3

On June 25, 1788 Virginia became the 10th state. 
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 15

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of several places in Cheshire called Finney or from Fenay in West Yorkshire, probably named from Old English fīnig ‘heap’ (especially one of wood), or from Old English and Old Norse finn ‘coarse grass’ + (ge)hæg ‘enclosure’.

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

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