Fayette County Genealogy Project
Contributed by Patricia Myers
John Alexander Finley was born in Fayette Co. Pennsylvania on 25 Sept 1802. His
parents were Robert W. FINLEY and Mary CRAIG. John Finley married Rebecca GAFFNEY
in OHIO IN 1828. The first four children were born in Richland or Ashland Co Ohio.
They were Andrew Jackson, William Patterson, Priscella Jane, and John Lewis.
They then moved to Illinois in the fall of 1834. First locating in Fulton Co but
the following spring moved to Decatur in Macon Co. where they remained until the
spring of 1839. Then they removed to Stark Co. one mile east of the Starwano
church. Their children born in Stark Co. were Robert Milton, Mary Elizabeth, Albert
Porter, James Edward, Caroline Rebecca, and Willis Oscar. John died 28 Feb 1883
Stark Co. Illinois.
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