Doddridge County Roots

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David R. FINLEY

Male 1829 - 1862  (~ 33 years)


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  • Name David R. FINLEY 
    Born CA 1829  Morgan Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • David Finley's birthplace is stated in his marriage record as Morgan County, Ohio. But census and other records state that he was born in Virginia.
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1857 
    farmer 
    Residence 1857  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Census 1860  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Physical Description 14 Aug 1862  [2
    5'8" tall, fair complexion, hazel eyes, dark hair 
    Occupation surveyor 
    Military From 23 Aug 1862 to 27 Nov 1862  [2
    Cpl, Co A, 14th W.Va. Inf, Civil War (died of disease) 
    • David R. Finley enrolled for duty at West Union, Doddridge County, on Aug 14 1862. He mustered in as a Corporal in Co A, 14th W.Va. Inf, at Wheeling on Aug 23 1862. His death occurred at a U.S. hospital in Cumberland, Maryland on Nov 27 1862. Most of his records state the cause of his death as typhoid fever, although pneumonia is also sometimes indicated, presumably as a contributing rather than primary cause.
    Died 27 Nov 1862  Cumberland, Allegany Co, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Cause: typhoid fever 
    Buried Little Flint, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • David R. Finley's burial place is not known for certain. The diary of Flavius Josephus Ashburn (1832-1912) states that he was in attendance at David Finley's funeral service at Little Flint, Doddridge County, in April 1863. One of the few cemeteries at Little Flint is the McReynolds Family Cemetery. David Finley is known to have been a surveyor for Richard McReynolds.
    Person ID I18943  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 13 Jul 2019 

    Father James FINLEY 
    Mother Cassy ___ 
    Family ID F13040  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Octavo WILCOX,   b. Jul 1841, Tyler Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1918  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Married 15 Jan 1857  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Notes 
    • 1860 Census, Doddridge Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Jun 19 1860:
      D. Finley, 33, farmer, value of real estate (blank), value of personal estate $150; Oct, 17; Wm. J, 2; R. P. M. (male), 1. All born in Virginia.
      NOTE: David Finley's wife Octavia appears to have been enumerated twice in this census, once with this family, and also in her parents' household, in which she was identified as Octavia Wilcox. [6]
    Children 
     1. William J. FINLEY,   b. Dec 1857,   d. 1925  (Age ~ 67 years)
     2. Richard P. FINLEY,   b. 5 Aug 1859, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1938, Grafton, Taylor Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     3. Daniel W. FINLEY,   b. 12 Jul 1861, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1943, West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Family ID F13035  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: typhoid fever - 27 Nov 1862 - Cumberland, Allegany Co, MD Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Little Flint, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1774] Doddridge County WV Marriages 1845-1937, (Wes Cochran, 156 Gihon Meadows, Apt 150, Parkersburg, WV 26101 (Jan 1993)).

    2. [S1711] Civil War Service Records, ().

    3. [S934] Findagrave.com.

    4. [S80] Diary of Flavius Josephus Ashburn (1832-1912).

    5. [S1554] Doddridge County Marriage Records, West Union, WV, MR p. 120, line 3 : www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=11790564&Type=Marriage.
      Identified as David Finley, 27, farmer, b. Morgan Co Ohio, res. Doddridge Co, son of James & Cassy Finley; and Octavia Wilcox, 15, b. Tyler Co, res. Doddridge Co, dau of

    6. [S1604] Death record of son.