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George Finney of Virginia

A year ago we worked a bit on identifying a George Finney that researcher Bonny Sweat had provided information and questions regarding. We picked things up to continue the identification, especially since this is in my direct line.

  1. Made links from FamilySearch to George Finney (i396) and his family, also making little changes here and there.
  2. Added possible death location of Phoebe Finney
  3. Charles Finney Death year and location
  4. Steven Gose Banner dates and wife
  5. Judith Finney husband, Jacob Rasnick and some children
  6. George Finney Jr wife and year of death
  7. Reuben Finney  names, year of death and wives
  8. Cemetery 1772. North Church Street Cemetery, Russell county, Virginia

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John Wesley Finney additions

Trudie Sheffield had sent us some valuable information and links on John Wesley Finney and his family. Also Rachel Finney suggested MilesFiles as a source for the Finney beginnings. The MilesFiles are the kind of info I like since it is carefully and painfully documentation sourced, and all other information is ignored. These were the the source and inspiration for the following manifold changes and additions:

  1. Physical description of John Finney
  2. Caroline Finney (i502) birth county added
  3. Archibald Finney (i501) birth county added
  4. Minerva Walker dates annotated
  5. Several notes to John Finney
  6. Photo of John & Minerva Finney
  7. Wendell Montrose Finney grave & cemetery
  8. Cemetery addition: 1655. Oakdale Citizens Cemetery, Stanislaus, California
  9. Mabel Florence Murray Finney added
  10. Wallace Finney (i497) grave info added
  11. Mary Rodden Finney (i535) grave info added, and
  12. Jane Major’s (i403) family added, including siblings
  13. Andrew Finney’s daughter added
  14. William Finney dates received qualifiers (i401)
  15. Added the Sarah Brickhouse family
  16. Moved William Finney (i675) to being Sarah Brickhouse’s son
  17. Corrected William Finney dates
  18. Moved Andrew Finney to be son of Sarah Brickhouse
  19. Changed the parents of Elizabeth White (i398) from Arthur and Sarah White to William and Mary (Savage) White, and dates changed.
  20. Savage family added
  21. Broke George Finney of Accomack from George Finney of Russell county, Virginia. They appear to be different men! I now have a disconnected spur tree of Finney members!

We will have to return to this area next week or even later. There is so much more to do before I can close out the emails in Mar 2009.


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Finney updates

  1. John Kelso (i493) regiment info in first quarter of 1862.
  2. Etta Kelso in 1900 census
  3. Many other family members added to John Kelso’s parent’s family
  4. Added Cemetery: 1635. Mountain View Cemetery, Boulder County, Colorado
  5. Etta Dunbar Kelso in 1870, 1880 & 1910 census
  6. Andrew Dunbar family in 1850 & 1860 census
  7. There were many family members added, but we just do not have time to finish this project again this week and need to move on to other things. I hope I will have time to return and finish what I started!?!

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Finney additions

  1. Processed an email from Trudie Sheffield about the divorce and remarriage of Mary Adella Moore (i534) to a Lynch, so changes made.
  2. Kelso children shifted to a different wife of John Kelso (i493)
  3. 1870 census shifted to different wife of John Kelso
  4. Florellis Kelso dates added from Shona Bishop’s family tree
  5. John Kelso biography from Biographical Dictionary of US Congress
  6. John Kelso family in 1860 census
  7. Lots of war information for John Kelso
  8. Grave of Mary Moore Kelso Lynch (i534)
  9. Added Cemetery, 1633. McCrary Cemetery, Daviess County, Missouri
  10. Grave of Florellus Kelso (i4546)
  11. Added Cemetery 1634. Hazelwood Cemetery, Greene County, Missouri
  12. Thomas Lynch family in 1860 census
  13. Thomas Lynch family in 1870 census
  14. Mary Adelia Lynch photo
  15. Thomas Lynch family in 1880 census
  16. Robert Kelso family in 1850 census
  17. Joshua Lynch family in 1850 census
  18. Ok, it has been a couple weeks since I did an update. I have been hung up on the John Russell Kelso military record and still have about 100 more pages of his files to get through. I also hope to get the battle summaries done that he has to his credit. But in the interest of getting things moving again, I am doing an update in hopes of returning to this apparently godless blood thirsty man that helped win the war for the Northern States who imposed unconstitutional powers over the Southern States.

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Finney additions

  1. Various additions from Trudie Sheffield to various Finney family members.
  2. William Cooke story who married Iantha Kelso from a book Trudie found
  3. Added Cemetery: 1628. Smith Mountain Cemetery, Tulare County, California
  4. William & Iantha Cooke graves
  5. Iantha Cooke in California death index
  6. William & Sarah Cooke family in 1850 census
  7. William & Lucy Cooke in 1860 census
  8. William & Lucy Cooke in 1870 census
  9. William R. Cook in 1880 census
  10. Genevieve Cooke grave
  11. Added Cemetery 1630. Dutch Flat Cemetery, Placer County, California
  12. William R. Cook in 1900 census
  13. Iantha Cook and family in 1900 census
  14. Roy & Bruce Cooke in CA death index
  15. Roy’s wife added with dates and grave
  16. William R Cook family in 1910 census

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Finney Additions

  1. Martin West (i563) farm location from Melvin Macomber
  2. Martin West in California Death index
  3. Martin West family in 1920 census
  4. Marie Tunsen grave location
  5. Fixed Eli & Margaret Bishop death location from cemeteries to cities and added the cemetery!
  6. E.K. Finney family in 1930 census redone.
  7. Martin West in 1917 WWI draft

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Finney additions

  1. California Death index for Eugene O. Meyer (i561)
  2. 1910 Census for John H. Meyer family (i575)
  3. 1920 census for Florence St. Clair family
  4. 1930 census for Florence St. Clair family
  5. 1940 census for the E.K. Finney families
  6. 18 directory listings for Florence St. Clair

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Finney updates

  1. Angela Godlin contacted us and gave some changes:
  1. Vinita Dieu is spelled with an “I” not the “e” we have.
  2. Also her place in the tree is now added.
  3. She is looking for a photo of her mother and father when they were married. If anyone has this please let us know! Her parents are Rex Baker and Genellen Meyer.
  4. She mentioned the date of death for Walter John Meyer (i577) could not be 1955. We checked and she was right, so:
  • California Death Index for Walter John Meyer
  • Social Security Death Index for Walter J. Meyer
  • Find A Grave info on Walter Meyer and Marie Tebbutt
  • Cemetery #1595. Odd Fellows Lawn Cemetery & Mausoleum, Sacramento County, California
  • Eugene Orville Meyer gravesite (i561)
  • Florence St. Clair Meyer (i576) grave info and date of death changed
  • John Meyer grave (i575) and date of death changed
  • Eugene O. Meyer in Social Security death index

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    Finney additions

    Trudy sent us some important changes!

    1. Archibald Finney’s middle name is Yell (i501)
    2. Lynn A. Finney did not have a second wife (i393)
    3. Archibald Finney had Archibald Lynn Finney (i4552) not Lynn A. Finney as we had listed
    4. Marjorie Finney (i4558) not Magorie!
    5. 1850 census for John Wesley Finney family (i394)
    6. 1860 census redone for John Wesley Finney family
    7. 1870 census for John Wesley Finney family

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    Finney Fixes

    We continue our endeavor to upgrade our data, and fix old sourcing, so that documents can be seen on the website.

    1. Charles Barrows Bennett (i441) and Mabel Consuelo Finney (i496) marriage newspaper clipping source and clipping fixed.
    2. Erwina Catherine Finney Meyer (i503) job as WWII draft registrar fixed and marriage event removed.

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