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Charles D. Finney b.1845 son of John & Mary J. (Waller) Finney
Posted by: Michael DeLorenzo (ID *****7506) Date: January 24, 2004 at 11:26:13
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Not my family line, just sharing.

From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883."
page 381, Big Creek Township, White County, Indiana

"CHARLES D. FINNEY was born in Daviess County, Indiana, November 20, 1845, and is the youngest of the five children born to JOHN and MARY J. (WALLER) FINNEY, natives of Indiana and Kentucky, and of English and Scotch descent. JOHN FINNEY was married in Trimble County, Kentucky, where for several years afterward he was engaged in farming, and subsequently in Illinois and Indiana. In 1862, he enlisted in Company G, Third Indiana Volunteer Infantry, was made Commissary Sergeant, and served with his regiment until the fall of 1864, when he was transferred to the Eighth Indiana Cavalry. He took part in the battles of Shelbyville, Stone River, in the Atlanta campaign and the "march to the sea". He is a Mason and a member of the Baptist Church, and is now a resident of Greenwood, Johnson County, this State. CHARLES D. FINNEY, at the age of sixteen, was employed as a clerk in a general store at Greenwood; he remained about a year, and then went on the Jeffersonville, Madison & Indianapolis Railroad, remaining until JOHN MORGAN's raid into Indiana. In September, 1863, he enlisted in Company M, First Indiana Heavy Artillery, and served until the close of the war, taking part in the siege against Fort Gaines and Morgan, Spanish Fort, and the other defenses of Mobile. On his return, he was variously employed until 1875, when he came to Wolcott, this county, where he was employed at farming, etc., until May, 1880, when he came to Wheeler, this township, and opened a general store. He was appointed Postmaster August 2, 1880; he was married, February 1, 1866, to MARY E. GREGG, who has borne him six children, of whom three are living. MR. FINNEY is an Odd Fellow, and both he and wife are members of the Presbyterian Church."

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