Uzza Owen Finley

Male31 March 1825–12 February 1915

Brief Life History of Uzza Owen

When Uzza Owen Finley was born on 31 March 1825, in Izard, Arkansas, United States, his father, William "Bill" Finley, was 36 and his mother, Elizabeth Law, was 31. He married Matilda Jane Bone on 27 August 1846, in Independence, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He died on 12 February 1915, in Gainesville, Cooke, Texas, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Cooke, Texas, United States.

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Uzza Owen Finley
Elizabeth L Screws
Marriage: 29 May 1849
Owen Thomas Finley
Edwin Finley
William George Finley
Matilda J Finley
Lockey Pauline Finley
Sarah C. Finley
Martha Finley
Una May Finley
Mary Elizabeth Finley

Sources (16)

  • Uzza Finley, "United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1850 "
  • Azza Finley, "Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957"
  • U Fenley, "BillionGraves Index"

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  • Marriage
    29 May 1849Independence, Arkansas, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Historical Boundaries - 1826: Izard, Arkansas Territory, United States; 1836: Izard, Arkansas, United States

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 5

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.


    Age 25

    Historical Boundaries 1850: Cooke, Texas, United States

    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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