David Finley

1777–23 December 1812 (Age 35)
Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of David

When David Finley was born in 1777, in Hartford, Connecticut, United States, his father, Samuel Finley, was 28 and his mother, Delight Phelps, was 20. He married Jerusha Skinner on 5 November 1800, in Colchester, New London, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 23 December 1812, in Avon, Livingston, New York, United States, at the age of 35.

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Family Time Line

David Finley
1777–1812
Jerusha Skinner
1773–1859
Marriage: 5 November 1800
Frances Finley
1801–
Jerusha Finley
1804–1841
Homer Skinner Finley
1808–1881
David Finley
1812–1881

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
5 November 1800
Colchester, New London, Connecticut, United States
children

(4)

    Frances Finley

    Female1801–Female

    Jerusha Finley

    Female1804–1841Female

    Homer Skinner Finley

    Male1808–1881Male

    Male1812–1881Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(5)

World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 4

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 4

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.
1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

Age 10

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.

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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