Edwin Finch

about 1808–4 March 1853 (Age 45)
Southington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Edwin

When Edwin Finch was born about 1808, in Southington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, his father, Daniel Finch, was 23 and his mother, Mary Andrews, was 32. He married Sally Ann Monroe on 17 September 1837, in New Canaan, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died on 4 March 1853, in Westport, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 45.

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Edwin Finch
Sally Ann Monroe
Marriage: 17 September 1837
Orgin Finch
George Finch

Spouse and Children

17 September 1837
New Canaan, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States


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World Events (7)


Age 0

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Age 4

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 13

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English finch ‘finch’ (Old English finc). In the Middle Ages this bird had a reputation for stupidity. It may perhaps also in part represent a metonymic occupational name for someone who caught finches and sold them as songsters or for the cooking pot. The surname is found in all parts of Britain but is most common in Lancashire. See also Fink .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Edwin in entry for Ann Finch, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Edwin Finch in entry for Sally Ann M?nroe, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Edwin Finch in entry for Drusilla Ensley, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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