Biography of Andrew Finley (1833 - )
History of Lincoln County, Missouri (Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1888) page 537.
Andrew FINLEY, a well known farmer and stock raiser of Lincoln County, comes of a family whose name is a familiar one in connection with the early pioneers and representative citizens of this locality. His father, Cyrus FINLEY, was born in Virginia in 1799, but when a child, owing to the death of his parents, he was taken to Kentucky, where he continued to make his home for many years. While living in that State he met and subsequently married, in Shelby County, Miss Jane SHANNON, a Kentuckian by birth, and some ten years younger than her husband. This happy union was blessed by the birth of ten children; eight of whom, six sons and two daughters still survive. In 1829 Mr. FINLEY and wife left Kentucky and sought a home in the then thinly populated district of Lincoln County, Mo., where they continued to make their home until death, esteemed, respected members of society. The father died in 1861, his companion surviving him until 1887. Among their children is the subject of this sketch, a native-born resident of the county, whose birth occurred in Hurricane Township, January 20, 1833. While growing up, he applied himself to the duties about the home farm, receiving a common school education, and about 1859 he and a brother purchased the farm of 220 acres which he still owns and cultivates. In 1869 he married to Miss M. Jennie FINLEY, a daughter of Andrew FINLEY. She was born in Shelby County, Ky., April 8, 1835, and accompanied her brothers to this county in 1860. Their family consists of two children, Jane E. and Georgie S. Mrs. FINLEY is a member of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. Mr. FINLEY is school director and road overseer, and politically is a Democrat. For fifty-five years, he has made this county his home, gaining a reputation and success which account him a deserving citizen.
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