James Robert Findley

26 April 1830–22 January 1887 (Age 56)
Greenville, Greenville, South Carolina, United States

The Life of James Robert

When James Robert Findley was born on 26 April 1830, in Greenville, Greenville, South Carolina, United States, his father, Emanuel Findley, was 40 and his mother, Rebecca Whitmire, was 44. He married Martha Jane Moore on 11 August 1850. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 7, Stephens, Texas, United States in 1880. He died on 22 January 1887, in Gordonville, Grayson, Texas, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Gordonville, Grayson, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Robert Findley
Martha Jane Moore
Marriage: 11 August 1850
William Robertson Findley
James E Fendley
Mary Alabama Findley
Arminda Ann Findley
John Virgil Findley
Isaac Franklin Findley
Emily Finley
Epner Whitmire "Epp" Findley
Albert Bradley Fendley
Frances Delilah Fendley
Amanda "Mandy" Caroline Finley
Maggie Bell Fendley

Spouse and Children

11 August 1850


+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Emanuel Findley


    Rebecca Whitmire




+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 2

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1835 · Angry Mob Seizes U-S Mail

Age 5

On August 31, 1835, in Charleston, South Carolina an angry mob takes control over the U-S mail and burns it in public.

Age 16

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

Scottish: variant spelling of Finley .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John R Finley, "United States Census, 1880"
  • W R Findley in entry for John V Findley, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
  • J R Finley in entry for Mary A Davis, "Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976"

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