David Finley

27 August 1761–29 November 1840 (Age 79)
Glastonbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of David

David Finley was born on 27 August 1761, in Glastonbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. He married Mary ( Polly) Horsford on 16 April 1800, in Hebron, Tolland, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 29 November 1840, in Marlborough, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Jones Hollow Cemetery, Marlborough, Hartford, Connecticut, United States.

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David Finley
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Hannah Finley
James Finley
Hannah Finley
Lydia Finley
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World Events (8)


Age 15

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 20

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1783 · A Free America

Age 22

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

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)

  • David Finley, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • David Finley, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • David Finley in entry for William Finley, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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