Cynthia Mitchell

about 1814–25 March 1872 (Age 58)
Franklin, Virginia, United States

The Life of Cynthia

When Cynthia Mitchell was born about 1814, in Franklin, Virginia, United States, her father, Archibald Walker Mitchell, was 39 and her mother, Flora Ann Jamison, was 46. She married John Finney on 17 October 1832, in Franklin, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Madison, Kentucky, United States in 1850. She died on 25 March 1872, in Speedwell, Madison, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Todd Cemetery, Berea, Madison, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Finney
Cynthia Mitchell
Marriage: 17 October 1832
Nancy Finney
America Virginia Finney

Spouse and Children

    John Finney



17 October 1832
Franklin, Virginia, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Archibald Walker Mitchell


    Flora Ann Jamison




    Susannah Sarah Mitchell


    Samuel Mitchell


    William Jamison Mitchell


    Jane Mitchell



+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 5

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. 
1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

Age 10

“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 16

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

Scottish, English, and Irish:1. from the Middle English, Old French personal name Michel, vernacular form of Michael . 2. nickname for a big man, from Middle English michel, mechel, muchel ‘big’. 3. Irish (County Connacht): surname adopted as equivalent of Mulvihill .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Cynthia Finney, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Cynthia Mitchell, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"

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