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John Wesley Finney

John Wesley Finney

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  • Name John Wesley Finney 
    Born Sun, Sep 30, 1804  Lebanon, Russell, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Med. Note
    • Killed instantly when struck by train.
    Chronicle 1850  [1
    California visit 
    • John left Arkansas with a step son-in-law, John Locke, on two "indian ponies." He returned home afterwards.
    Residence Sat, Jun 1, 1850  Prairie, Carroll, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Farm House 
    • John W. "Finny" was 46 and "Manerva A." was 45. The children:
      Jane "Berkes", 18
      Isabella "Berkes", 16
      Kizziah C. Finney, 13
      James H. 12
      Robert H. 10
      Thomas B., 8
      Linn A., 6
      Caroline V., 4
      Archibald Y., 1

      and a farmer: Isaac J. Barber, 19
    Census page, Prairie Township, Arkansas
    Census page, Prairie Township, Arkansas
    from www.ancestry.com
    Employment Sat, Jun 1, 1850  Prairie, Carroll, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Farmer 
    Census page, Prairie Township, Arkansas
    Census page, Prairie Township, Arkansas
    from www.ancestry.com
    Migrated 1857  Placerville, El Dorado, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    California 
    • The family headed west with ox teams and wagons, and arrived near Placerville.
    Residence Fri, Jun 1, 1860  Willits, Mendocino, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farm House 
    • John W. Finney was 56 years old and Minerva A. was 54. John was a farmer. They had $1600 worth (in 2011 equal to about $561,000) of real estate and $960 of personal property (in 2011 equal to about $337,000). The children:
      James, 19 years old
      Robert, 18
      Linn, 14
      Archibald, 11
      Caroline, 12

      The new upstart town was called Little Lake at the time.
    Census page, Little Lake, California
    Census page, Little Lake, California
    from www.ancestry.com
    Employment Fri, Jun 1, 1860  Willits, Mendocino, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farmer 
    Census page, Little Lake, California
    Census page, Little Lake, California
    from www.ancestry.com
    Residence Wed, Jun 1, 1870  Sonora, Tuolumne, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farm House 
    • J.W. Finney was 65 and M.A. was 64. They had $400 in assets (in 2011 equal to about $99,800) and no real estate. At the house:
      A.J. age 19
    Census page, Tuolumne County, California
    Census page, Tuolumne County, California
    from www.ancestry.com
    Employment Wed, Jun 1, 1870  Sonora, Tuolumne, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Laborer 
    • He worked on a farm as a laborer.
    Census page, Tuolumne County, California
    Census page, Tuolumne County, California
    from www.ancestry.com
    Census Tue, Jun 1, 1880  Sonora, Tuolumne, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • John and Minerva were 74 years old. John was working as a farmer. They had their grand-daughter, Alice Henderson who was 24 and Clarence Henderson who was five.
    Residence 1889  Lathrop, San Joaquin, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence 
    • Was residing near San Joaquin bridge near Lathrop.
    FamilySearch ID# LHQN-3Z9 
    Physical Description
    • He had a fair complexion and light brown hair with blue eyes.
    Died Tue, Sep 3, 1889  French Camp, San Joaquin, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7
    Cause: Train 
    • Was crushed to death by train No. 26 at French Camp and instantly killed, while driving a team across the railroad track.
    Age 84 years 
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    Person ID I394  MacomberKin
    Last Modified Tue, Feb 3, 2015 

    Father Ancestors George Finney
              b. Abt 1770, Lebanon, Russell, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Thu, Bef Jan 5, 1864, Lebanon, Russell, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 94 years) 
    Mother Ancestors Phoebe Puckett
              b. Abt 1772, Halifax, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Abt 1808, Russell, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 36 years) 
    Family ID F133  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Minerva Adkins Walker
              b. Thu, Apr 17, 1806, Lebanon, Wilson, Tennessee, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Fri, Aug 6, 1897, Lathrop, San Joaquin, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married Fri, Sep 9, 1836  Barry, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Minerva had been a widow twice and had seven children.
    Children 
    Married: 1x1. Kezziah Catherine Finney
              b. Mon, May 15, 1837, Barry, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Sun, Apr 4, 1926, Essex, Humboldt, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     2. James H. Finney
              b. Abt 1841, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Robert H. Finney
              b. Abt 1842, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Thomas B. Finney
              b. Abt 1843, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Yes, date unknown
    +5. Lynn Atchison Finney
              b. Thu, Apr 3, 1845, Cassville, Barry, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Fri, Oct 21, 1932, Modesto, Stanislaus, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     6. Caroline Finney
              b. Abt 1848, Carroll, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Yes, date unknown
    +7. Archibald Yell Finney
              b. 1849, Carroll, Arkansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1875, Modesto, Stanislaus, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)
    Last Modified Fri, Aug 4, 2017 
    Family ID F132  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart