David Finley

27 August 1761–29 November 1840 (Age 79)
Glastonbury, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of David

David Finley was born on 27 August 1761, in Glastonbury, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. He married Lucy Phelps on 22 January 1784. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. 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
Lucy Phelps
Marriage: 22 January 1784
Hannah Finley
James Finley
Hannah Finley
Lydia Finley
James Finley
Lucy Finley

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 January 1784
  • Children


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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 and Irish: from the Gaelic personal name Fionnlagh (Old Irish Findlaech), from fionn ‘white, fair’ (see Finn ) + laoch ‘hero’, reinforced by an Old Norse name based on finn ‘Finn’ + leikr ‘fight’ or ‘hero’. The name is common in Ireland as well as Scotland.English: habitational name from one or more lost, unidentified or altered placenames so named, such as Philleyholme, Dorset (recorded as Finelegh in 1280) derived from Old English fīna ‘wood-pecker’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. Also a variant of Findlow, from Finlow Hill in Over Alderley, Cheshire (from Old English fīn ‘heap’ + hlāw ‘mound, hill’ meaning ‘heaped mound’).

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

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    Sources (22)

    • David Finley in entry for Hannah Hambleton Finley, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
    • David in entry for Hannah, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
    • Finley in entry for Lucy Phelps Finley, "Connecticut Marriages, 1640-1939"

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