Finis Monroe McFarland

28 December 1840–4 September 1928 (Age 87)
Missouri, United States

The Life of Finis Monroe

When Finis Monroe McFarland was born on 28 December 1840, in Missouri, United States, his father, David McFarland, was 37 and his mother, Susan Ross, was 30. He married Lucy Ann McFarlane about 1868, in Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 1, Grayson, Texas, United States for about 40 years and Denison, Grayson, Texas, United States in 1920. He died on 4 September 1928, in Texas, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Sherman, Grayson, Texas, United States.

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Finis Monroe McFarland
Lucy Ann McFarlane
Marriage: about 1868
Ellar McFarland
Mary McFarland
Finis M McFarland Jr.
Audra McFarland
Deandan Mcfarlin

Spouse and Children

about 1868
Texas, United States


    Ellar McFarland


    Mary McFarland




    Deandan Mcfarlin


Parents and Siblings



+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1844 · German Immigration to Texas

Age 4

Over 7,000 German immigrants arrived in Texas. Some of these new arrivals died in epidemics; those that survived ended up living in cities such as San Antonio, Galveston, and Houston. Other German settlers went to the Texas Hill Country and formed the western portion of the German Belt, where new towns were founded: New Braunfels and Fredericksburg.

Age 20

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
1865 · Juneteenth (Slaves Were Freed)

Age 25

"On June 19, 1865, Gordon Granger (Union Major) read General Orders, No. 3 to the people of Galveston. The statement was written as follows: ""The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired labor. The freedmen are advised to remain quietly at their present homes and work for wages. They are informed that they will not be allowed to collect at military posts and that they will not be supported in idleness either there or elsewhere."""

Name Meaning

Northern Irish: variant of McFarlane .

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

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Sources (3)

  • F M McFarland, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Finnis Mc Farland in household of David Mc Farland, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Finis Mcfarland in household of David Mcfarland, "United States Census, 1850"

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