|Posted By:||Judy Norris|
|Post Date:||March 17, 2011 at 11:57:03|
|Forum:||Wayne County, OH Genealogy Forum|
It is so exciting to actually converse with someone who has family stories that have been handed down. Before I started digging, my family had no knowledge of Finley or Williams prior to William Finley, son of David and Catharine. I too am hopeful that together we can generate new leads.
I appreciate your help with Finley/Findley/Fendley in Centre county, Pennsylvania. I have not done much searching there. Most of my searching has been in Huntingdon county, PA, just to the south of Centre county. I believe I found my Archibald Findley in Huntingdon county. Here is a timeline for you, just in case it will help. There were other Findleys in Huntingdon county at the time, but these were the ones that I identified as having been in the northern part.
ARCHIBALD FINDLEY TIMELINE
1787 – Archibald Findley and John Findley, in Oneida twp, Huntingdon co, PA,
owned no land
1790 -- Achabald Fendly (101) Huntingdon co, PA census, page 6
John Fendley (113) Huntingdon co, PA census, page 10
1797 -- Archibald – bought land (from William Lyon) in Huntingdon co, PA
(Note: David Williams’ wife’s name was Margaret Lyons)
1797 -- Archibald – sold land Huntingdon co, PA
1798 -- Archibald Finley (of Half Moon Valley)– bought town lot
In Alexandria, Huntingdon co, PA
1800 (census) – Huntingdon co, PA (categories: <10, 10-16, 16-26, 26-45, 45+)
All of these townships are in northern Huntingdon county.
Archibald Finlay (01010 00000) Franklin twp
John Findley (00010 00101) Warriorsmark twp
Patrick Finlay (00010 10010) West twp
1801 – Archibald Finley sold town lot in Alexandria
1803 – Archibald – sold land Huntingdon co, PA
1810 – Huntingdon co, PA (census)
Possibly Archibald, but if so he had inherited a bigger family
A Finley (32010 ?0100) Allegheny twp
1817 --Archibald’s son Daniel, born in Wayne co, OH (per Fulton co, Indiana History)
1820 – Archibald and family in Perry twp, Wayne co, OH (census)
1830 – Archibald and family in Chester twp, Wayne co, OH (census)
1840 – Archibald and family in Chester twp, Wayne co, OH (census)
In creating this timeline for you, I discovered that the FINLEY/WILLIAMS link may be through the LYONS family. I do believe synergy is working already!
Wishing you a speedy recovery.