William L. Finklea

M, #5010, b. 1905, d. May 1907
Relationship
1st cousin 1 time removed of Beryl Virginia Burns
Charts
John H. Burns Descendants
Geddie Descendants
     William L. Finklea was born in 1905.1 He was the son of Andrew Thomas Finklea and Alice Lenora Burns.

William L. Finklea died in May 1907.1 He was buried in Thompson/Burns Cemetery, Concord, Gadsden Co., FL.1

Citations

  1. [S24] Cemetery Marker in Thompson/Burns Cemetery, Concord, Gadsden Co., FL (located north of Havana, turn right off Hwy 27 onto McNair Road (dirt road). First gated drive on left. Leave car at gate and walk about 200 yards, cemetery will be on left inside chain link and wrought iron fences. Cemetery located on property leased for hunting).

Burns Family

?, #5011
     1. Who was the father of John H. Burns?

There was a John Burns living in Decatur Co., GA in 1840. He was 60-70 years old and had a male 15-20 years old in his household. John H. Burns was probably in Decatur Co. in 1840, as he married there in 1845. He would have been about 22 in 1840, fairly close to the census age. Also, John Burns was living about 12 residences away from Barna Tucker (in 1840), most likely the father of Anne Tucker, John H.'s future wife.


The only other Burns' in Decatur Co. in 1840 was a Jonah Burns, aged 40-50, but his oldest male in the household was 10-15. There was a William Burnes in Gadsden Co., FL, but he was 20-30 and he had no male children. The Burns' who had land records in Florida were all too young to be the father of John H. Burns. (All were searched using alternate spellings, Burn(e)s, Byrn(e)s.) Of course, there is the possibility that the father did not migrate from John H.'s birthplace, but I don't have his birthplace. The 1860 census says that both he and Anne were born in SC, but that is not likely. All later census records for Anne (1870, 1880, 1885) say she was born in NC, and if she is the daughter of Barna Tucker, that would be the case.


The Jonah Burns, above, was found in Decatur Co. in 1840, in Leon Co. in 1830, and Screven Co. in 1820. A John Burns was found in these same counties in the same census years. Jonah Burns is the documeted som of Thomas Burns. However, no further documentation has been found yet for the John Burns living in Screven Co. and no proof that he is the same John Burns of Decatur and Leon counties.


2. Who was the father of Anne Tucker, wife of John H. Burns?

My premise is that Anne and John Tucker were siblings and that they were the children of Barna Tucker. Barna Tucker lived in Nash Co., NC, in 1819. Sometime after 21 Jul 1819 (when he received a power of attorney from Peter Vanlandingham) and before 23 Jan 1823 (when his daughter, Mourning, married), the family moved to Wilkinson Co., GA. In a letter Barna Tucker wrote in 1825 from Wilkinson Co., GA, to Nelson Bone in Nash Co., NC, Barna writes "John has been very sick". If this is John Tucker, then he would have been about 15 years old, and Anne would have been about 9.


By 6 Sep 1830 the family was in Decatur Co., GA, where they were enumerated in the 1830 and 1840 censuses. In 1830, John Tucker would be 20 and Anne Tucker would be 14. In 1840, Anne would be 24, and not yet married; John would be 30, and possibly still living with Barna. John was married in Leon Co., FL, in 1842.


Anne Tucker married John H. Burns in Decatur Co., GA, in 1845 and their marriage was officiated by John Tucker, JP. John H. was awarded bounty land in Gadsden Co. in 1852 and 1860 for his service in the Second Florida War. This land was about 4 or 5 miles from where Barna Tucker 'of Decatur Co., GA' had bought three plots of land in Gadsden Co., FL, in 1843. John Tucker bought 4 plots of land in Gadsden Co. in 1852 and 1853, which was about 5 miles from John H. and about 1/4 mile from Barna's land. In addition, the documented daughter of Barna Tucker, Mourning Tucker, was married to George W. Kemp, who bought land adjacent to Barna Tucker and John Tucker (between them) in 1844, 1850, and 1852. Mourning Tucker was named after Barna Tucker's wife's (Nancy Ballard) sister.


In 1860, John H. Burns and Anne Tucker were in Gadsden Co., FL, and Anne was there in 1870-1885, after the death of John H.


The weakest link in this chain is between Anne Tucker and Barna Tucker. The most likely fathers of John H. and Anne are John Burns and Barna Tucker, living near each other in 1840 in Decatur Co., GA. There were no other Tuckers in Georgia or Florida who could have been the father of Anne. Tracing Barna Tucker led to Peter Vanlandingham in Wilkinson Co., GA, and then to Nelson Bone in Nash Co., NC, then to Edward Ballard. Peter and Nelson turned out to be Barna's brothers-in-law, and Edward was their father-in-law.


3.Who were the wife and children of Barna Tucker?

Barna Tucker witnessed a will for William Lindsey in Nash Co., NC, along with Nelson Bone, in 1817. He also witnessed a will in Wilkinson Co., GA, along with Peter Vanlandingham, in 1830. To show that this is the same Barna Tucker, there is the will of Edward Ballard, where he names his wife, Ann, and four daughters, along with their married names - Nancy Tucker, Martha "Polly" Vanlandingham, Mourning Bone, and Charity Lindsey. Nelson Bone is the executor of Edward's will. So the probability is that Peter Vanlandingham, Nelson Bone, and William Lindsey are his brothers-in-law and that Nancy Ballard is Barna's wife; plus they had a marriage bond in1805.


4. Who were the parents of Barna Tucker?

Benjamin Tucker wrote a will in 1829, in Nash Co., NC, naming his wife, Amey, and a son, Barnabas. This is the only Tucker will containing a name like Barna (Barnabas, Barnaby, Barney).


5. Descendant naming patterns:

o Barna Tucker and Nancy Ballard named a daughter Mourning. One of Nancy’s sisters was named Mourning.

o Barna Tucker and Nancy Ballard named a daughter Anne. Nancy’s mother was named Ann.

o John H. Burns and Anne Tucker named a daughter, Nancy. Anne’s mother was named Nancy.

o John H. Burns and Anne Tucker had a son, Emmet, who named a son John Barnabas.

o John Tucker and Lydia Young named a son John Barney, who named a son Barney.

o Mourning Tucker and George W. Kemp named a son Benjamin. Her grandfather was named Benjamin.


The following people are mentioned in this Burns Family story: John H. Burns, Benjamin Tucker, Amey <...>, Barna Tucker, Mourning Tucker, Anne Tucker, John Tucker, Edward Ballard, Ann <...>, Nancy Ballard, Peter Vanlandingham, Martha Ballard, Nelson Bone, Mourning Ballard, William Lindsey, Charity Ballard and George W. Kemp.

Andrew J. Finklea

M, #5013, b. circa 1833, d. 13 Mar 1896
     Andrew J. Finklea was born circa 1833 in GA.1 He was the son of George W. Finklea and Chloe <...>. Andrew J. Finklea was enumerated in the census of 1850 in Gadsden Co., FL in the household of George W. Finklea.2

Andrew J. Finklea married Martha J. Godwin, daughter of Sarah <...>, on 4 May 1854 in Decatur Co., GA.3,4

Andrew J. Finklea and Martha J. moved to FL in Dec 1854.5

Andrew J. Finklea posted bond when Abner Chester became administrator of George W. Finklea's estate on 6 Apr 1857 in Gadsden Co., FL.6 Andrew J. Finklea was enumerated as Head of Household in the census of 1860 in Gadsden Co., FL with others in the household: Martha J. Godwin, Malissa Lugenia Finklea, George B. Finklea and Sarah <...>.7

Andrew J. Finklea served from 1862 to 1863 from FL in the CSA, Company D, 2nd (Col. G. W. Scott's Battalion) Florida Cavalry. He contracted typhoid pneumonia in the winter of 1862/3 and suffered from it for many years.5,8 He was enumerated as Head of Household in the census of 1870 in Gadsden Co., FL with others in the household: Martha J. Godwin, Malissa Lugenia Finklea, Andrew Thomas Finklea, Martha J. Finklea, Louisa Finklea and Sarah <...>.1 Andrew J. Finklea was enumerated as Head of Household in the census of 1880 in Gadsden Co., FL with others in the household: Martha J. Godwin, Malissa Lugenia Finklea, Andrew Thomas Finklea, Martha J. Finklea, Louisa Finklea, Ella Finklea and Maggie Finklea.9 Andrew J. Finklea was enumerated as Head of Household in the census of 1885 in Gadsden Co., FL with others in the household: Martha J. Godwin, Andrew Thomas Finklea, Malissa Lugenia Finklea, Martha J. Finklea, Louisa Finklea, Maggie Finklea and Ella Finklea.10

Andrew J. Finklea died on 13 Mar 1896 in Gadsden Co., FL.5

Andrew J. Finklea is mentioned in the Gnann Family story.

Children of Andrew J. Finklea and Martha J. Godwin

Citations

  1. [S497] US1870.
  2. [S414] US1850.
  3. [S1241] Marriage Books-County Ordinary Court-Georgia Archives, Georgia Marriage Records from Microfilm (Georgia Virtual Vault), Decatur County Marriage Book, 1836 - 1869, p. 229.
  4. [S682] Ida Kirkland Boyce, Brenda King McNair, Denise Kirkland Smiley and Jan Smith, Decatur Co., Georgia Marriage Index, Decatur Co., GA GenWeb (http://www.thegagenweb.com/gadecatur/Marriage/surindex.html), Book A, page 229.
  5. [S904] Martha J. Gowdin, Widow's Pension Claim #11685 9 Nov 1897 (Florida Department of State).
  6. [S1861] "Florida Probate Records, 1784-1990," Images, unindexed, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : accessed 30 Mar 2016), Citing county courthouses, Florida, Gadsden Administration records 1852-1888, pp. 150-151.
  7. [S402] US1860.
  8. [S756] (Original data: National Archives and Records Administration), Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (National Park Service (NPS)), M225 Roll 3.
  9. [S496] US1880.
  10. [S498] FL1885.

Martha J. Godwin

F, #5014, b. 4 Dec 1838, d. 31 Oct 1907
     Martha J. Godwin was born on 4 Dec 1838 in GA.1,2 She was the daughter of Sarah <...>. Martha J. Godwin was enumerated in the census of 1850 in Decatur Co., GA in the household of unresearched people with others in the household: Sarah <...>.3

Martha J. Godwin married Andrew J. Finklea, son of George W. Finklea and Chloe <...>, on 4 May 1854 in Decatur Co., GA.4,5

Martha J. Godwin and Andrew J. moved to FL in Dec 1854.1 Martha J. Godwin was enumerated in the census of 1860 in Gadsden Co., FL in the household of Andrew J. Finklea.6 Martha J. Godwin was enumerated in the census of 1870 in Gadsden Co., FL in the household of Andrew J. Finklea.7 Martha J. Godwin was enumerated in the census of 1880 in Gadsden Co., FL in the household of Andrew J. Finklea.8 Martha J. Godwin was enumerated in the census of 1885 in Gadsden Co., FL in the household of Andrew J. Finklea.9 Martha J. Godwin received a widow's pension on 30 Sep 1899 for her husband's service in the in the CSA, Company D, 2nd (Col. G. W. Scott's Battalion) Florida Cavalry. She was living in Edwards, Gadsden Co., FL.1

Martha J. Godwin died on 31 Oct 1907 at age 68.2 She was buried in Siloam Cemetery, Quincy, Gadsden Co., FL.2

Martha J. Godwin is mentioned in the Gnann Family story.

Children of Martha J. Godwin and Andrew J. Finklea

Citations

  1. [S904] Martha J. Gowdin, Widow's Pension Claim #11685 9 Nov 1897 (Florida Department of State).
  2. [S1776] Cemetery Marker in Siloam Cemetery, Quincy, Gadsden Co., FL (Harbin Rd near Alday Rd (30.58352 -84.63389)).
  3. [S414] US1850.
  4. [S1241] Marriage Books-County Ordinary Court-Georgia Archives, Georgia Marriage Records from Microfilm (Georgia Virtual Vault), Decatur County Marriage Book, 1836 - 1869, p. 229.
  5. [S682] Ida Kirkland Boyce, Brenda King McNair, Denise Kirkland Smiley and Jan Smith, Decatur Co., Georgia Marriage Index, Decatur Co., GA GenWeb (http://www.thegagenweb.com/gadecatur/Marriage/surindex.html), Book A, page 229.
  6. [S402] US1860.
  7. [S497] US1870.
  8. [S496] US1880.
  9. [S498] FL1885.

Malissa Lugenia Finklea

F, #5015, b. 15 Oct 1858, d. 16 Apr 1935
     Malissa Lugenia Finklea was born on 15 Oct 1858 in FL.1,2 She was the daughter of Andrew J. Finklea and Martha J. Godwin. Malissa Lugenia Finklea was enumerated in the census of 1860 in Gadsden Co., FL in the household of Andrew J. Finklea.3 Malissa Lugenia Finklea was enumerated in the census of 1870 in Gadsden Co., FL in the household of Andrew J. Finklea.2 Malissa Lugenia Finklea was enumerated in the census of 1880 in Gadsden Co., FL in the household of Andrew J. Finklea.4 Malissa Lugenia Finklea was enumerated in the census of 1885 in Gadsden Co., FL in the household of Andrew J. Finklea.5

Malissa Lugenia Finklea married Lafayette Vickers, son of Alfred Vickers and Matilda <...>, on 15 Sep 1886 in Gadsden Co., FL.6 Malissa Lugenia Finklea was enumerated in the census of 1900 in Concord, Gadsden Co., FL in the household of Lafayette Vickers.7 Malissa Lugenia Finklea was enumerated in the census of 1910 in Concord, Gadsden Co., FL in the household of Lafayette Vickers.8 Malissa Lugenia Finklea was enumerated in the census of 1920 in Hinson, Gadsden Co., FL in the household of Lafayette Vickers.9

Malissa Lugenia Finklea died on 16 Apr 1935 at age 76.1 She was buried in Vickers Cemetery, Concord, Gadsden Co., FL.10,1

Citations

  1. [S761] Barbara Boynton and Angela Cassidy, Gadsden Co., FL GenWeb - Cemeteries (url: http://www.rootsweb.com/~flgadsde/cemeteries/Concord.htm), Vickers Cemetery.
  2. [S497] US1870.
  3. [S402] US1860.
  4. [S496] US1880.
  5. [S498] FL1885.
  6. [S1400] FamilySearch, Florida Marriages, 1830-1993 (Florida counties), Image 361.
  7. [S555] US1900.
  8. [S663] US1910.
  9. [S681] US1920.
  10. [S1055] Cemetery Marker in Vickers Cemetery, Concord, Gadsden Co., FL (Fairbanks Ferry Rd. (State Road 12) (30.65030 -84.38560)).

Martha J. Finklea

F, #5016, b. 1866, d. circa 6 Dec 1952
     Martha J. Finklea was born in 1866 in FL.1,2 She was the daughter of Andrew J. Finklea and Martha J. Godwin. Martha J. Finklea was enumerated in the census of 1870 in Gadsden Co., FL in the household of Andrew J. Finklea.2 Martha J. Finklea was enumerated in the census of 1880 in Gadsden Co., FL in the household of Andrew J. Finklea.3 Martha J. Finklea was enumerated in the census of 1885 in Gadsden Co., FL in the household of Andrew J. Finklea.4

Martha J. Finklea married Henry R. Hall on 18 Jan 1888 in Gadsden Co., FL.5 Martha J. Finklea was enumerated in the census of 1900 in Quincy, Gadsden Co., FL in the household of Henry R. Hall.6 Martha J. Finklea was enumerated in the census of 1910 in Gretna, Gadsden Co., FL in the household of Henry R. Hall.7

Martha J. Finklea and Henry R. moved to Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL, in 1922.8

Martha J. Finklea died circa 6 Dec 1952 in Duval Co., FL.1,9 She was buried on 7 Dec 1952 in Vickers Cemetery, Concord, Gadsden Co., FL.1

Citations

  1. [S1055] Cemetery Marker in Vickers Cemetery, Concord, Gadsden Co., FL (Fairbanks Ferry Rd. (State Road 12) (30.65030 -84.38560)).
  2. [S497] US1870.
  3. [S496] US1880.
  4. [S498] FL1885.
  5. [S1400] FamilySearch, Florida Marriages, 1830-1993 (Florida counties), Image 588.
  6. [S555] US1900.
  7. [S663] US1910.
  8. [S1814] Obituary of Martha J. Finklea, Herald, Jacksonville, FL. Hereinafter cited as Obituary of Martha J. Finklea.
  9. [S963] Florida Deaths 1877-1998, Death Record (Original data: Florida Dept. of Health and Vital Statistics), Family History-Pilot Site, http://www.familysearch.org, Certificate No. 28442. Hereinafter cited as Florida Deaths, 1877-1998.

Louisa Finklea

F, #5017, b. circa 1867
     Louisa Finklea was born circa 1867 in FL.1 She was the daughter of Andrew J. Finklea and Martha J. Godwin. Louisa Finklea was enumerated in the census of 1870 in Gadsden Co., FL in the household of Andrew J. Finklea.1 Louisa Finklea was enumerated in the census of 1880 in Gadsden Co., FL in the household of Andrew J. Finklea.2 Louisa Finklea was enumerated in the census of 1885 in Gadsden Co., FL in the household of Andrew J. Finklea.3

Citations

  1. [S497] US1870.
  2. [S496] US1880.
  3. [S498] FL1885.

Ella Finklea

F, #5018, b. 12 Apr 1876, d. 3 Nov 1939
     Ella Finklea was born on 12 Apr 1876 in FL.1,2 She was the daughter of Andrew J. Finklea and Martha J. Godwin. Ella Finklea was enumerated in the census of 1880 in Gadsden Co., FL in the household of Andrew J. Finklea.2 Ella Finklea was enumerated in the census of 1885 in Gadsden Co., FL in the household of Andrew J. Finklea.3

Ella Finklea married Andrew Lafayette Johnson, son of Andrew Jackson Johnson and Dora Vickers, on 12 Apr 1896 in Gadsden Co., FL.4 Ella Finklea was enumerated in the census of 1900 in Sawdust, Gadsden Co., FL in the household of Andrew Lafayette Johnson.5 Ella Finklea was enumerated in the census of 1910 in Gadsden Co., FL in the household of Andrew Lafayette Johnson.6

Mrs. Ella Johnson was listed as the nearest relative of Andrew Lafayette Johnson on his WWI draft card, 12 Sep 1918.7 Ella Finklea was enumerated in the census of 1920 in Sawdust, Gadsden Co., FL in the household of Andrew Lafayette Johnson.8 Ella Finklea was enumerated in the census of 1930 in Sawdust, Gadsden Co., FL in the household of Andrew Lafayette Johnson.9 Ella Finklea was enumerated in the census of 1935 in Quincy, Gadsden Co., FL in the household of Andrew Lafayette Johnson.10

Ella Finklea died on 3 Nov 1939 in Gadsden Co., FL, at age 63.1,11 She was buried in Vickers Cemetery, Concord, Gadsden Co., FL.1

Citations

  1. [S1055] Cemetery Marker in Vickers Cemetery, Concord, Gadsden Co., FL (Fairbanks Ferry Rd. (State Road 12) (30.65030 -84.38560)).
  2. [S496] US1880.
  3. [S498] FL1885.
  4. [S1400] FamilySearch, Florida Marriages, 1830-1993 (Florida counties), Image 703.
  5. [S555] US1900.
  6. [S663] US1910.
  7. [S365] "WWI Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"; National Archives - Northeast Region; New York, NY, Serial No. 1298, Order No. 549. Hereinafter cited as "WWI Draft Registration Cards."
  8. [S681] US1920.
  9. [S679] US1930.
  10. [S920] FL1935.
  11. [S963] Florida Deaths 1877-1998, Death Record (Original data: Florida Dept. of Health and Vital Statistics), Family History-Pilot Site, http://www.familysearch.org, Certificate No. 19239. Hereinafter cited as Florida Deaths, 1877-1998.

Maggie Finklea

F, #5019, b. 5 Apr 1874, d. 6 Jan 1962
     Maggie Finklea was born on 5 Apr 1874 in FL.1,2 She was the daughter of Andrew J. Finklea and Martha J. Godwin. Maggie Finklea was enumerated in the census of 1880 in Gadsden Co., FL in the household of Andrew J. Finklea.2 Maggie Finklea was enumerated in the census of 1885 in Gadsden Co., FL in the household of Andrew J. Finklea.3

Maggie Finklea married George M. Johnson, son of Andrew Jackson Johnson and Dora Vickers, on 22 Aug 1895 in Gadsden Co., FL.4 Maggie Finklea was enumerated in the census of 1900 in Sawdust, Gadsden Co., FL in the household of George M. Johnson.5 Maggie Finklea was enumerated in the census of 1910 in Gadsden Co., FL in the household of George M. Johnson.6 Maggie Finklea was enumerated in the census of 1920 in Sawdust, Gadsden Co., FL in the household of George M. Johnson.7 Maggie Finklea was enumerated in the census of 1930 in Sawdust, Gadsden Co., FL in the household of George M. Johnson.8 Maggie Finklea was enumerated in the census of 1935 in Quincy, Gadsden Co., FL in the household of George M. Johnson.9 Maggie Finklea was enumerated in the census of 1940 in Sawdust, Gadsden Co., FL in the household of George M. Johnson.10 Maggie Finklea was enumerated in the census of 1945 in Sawdust, Gadsden Co., FL in the household of George M. Johnson.11

Maggie Finklea died on 6 Jan 1962 at age 87.1 She was buried in Vickers Cemetery, Concord, Gadsden Co., FL.1

Citations

  1. [S1055] Cemetery Marker in Vickers Cemetery, Concord, Gadsden Co., FL (Fairbanks Ferry Rd. (State Road 12) (30.65030 -84.38560)).
  2. [S496] US1880.
  3. [S498] FL1885.
  4. [S1400] FamilySearch, Florida Marriages, 1830-1993 (Florida counties), Image 378.
  5. [S555] US1900.
  6. [S663] US1910.
  7. [S681] US1920.
  8. [S679] US1930.
  9. [S920] FL1935.
  10. [S1399] US1940.
  11. [S916] FL1945.

Sarah <...>

F, #5022, b. circa 1810
     Sarah <...> was born circa 1810 in NC.1

Sarah <...> married ? Godwin. Sarah <...> was enumerated in the census of 1850 in Decatur Co., GA in the household of Martha J. Godwin.1 Sarah <...> was enumerated in the census of 1860 in Gadsden Co., FL in the household of Andrew J. Finklea.2 Sarah <...> was enumerated in the census of 1870 in Gadsden Co., FL in the household of Andrew J. Finklea.3

Sarah <...> is mentioned in the Gnann Family story.

Child of Sarah <...>

Citations

  1. [S414] US1850.
  2. [S402] US1860.
  3. [S497] US1870.