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Phinney clan
Here is the Phinney/Finney clan story as it currently stands at

John "the Pilgrim" Phinney (Finney), Sr. is your 8th great grandfather.

You > Thomas Patrick Fahey your father > Anna Patricia Fahey (O'Neill) his mother > Harriet O'Neill (Phinney) her mother > Edwin Alson Phinney her father > Calvin C. Phinney his father > John Phinney his father > John Phinney his father > John Finney his father > Joshua Finney, Sr. his father > John "the Pilgrim" Phinney (Finney), Sr. his father

John "the Pilgrim" Phinney (Finney), Sr. MP

Birth: March 15, 1604 Lenton, Nottinghamshire, England

Death: 1702 (97) Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts

Immediate Family:
Son of Robert Finney and Protesia Catherine Finney (Holdrick)
Husband of Christian Phinney (Patten); Abigail Phinney (Bishop) and Elizabeth Finney (Bailey)
Father of Margaret Taylor (Phinney); John Phinney, II; Thomas Phinney (Finney); Jonathan Phinney; Robert Phinney and 5 others
Brother of Sarah Pinney (Phinney); Katherine Fallowell (Finney); Joyce Finney; Robert Finney; Anne Finney and 1 other


John PHINNEY 1, 2, 3, 4 was christened 15 Mar 1604 in Lenton, Nottinghamshire, England. He died 1701/1702 in Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts.
•parents: Robert Phinney b. c 1568, d. c 1637/38 & "Mother" (?) b. c 1570, d. 22 Apr 1650

1.Christian Patten in Lenton, Nottinghamshire, England, on 22 November 1636.1.
2.Abigail Bishop widow Coggin in Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, on 10 June 1650.1,2.
3.Elizabeth Bailey in Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, on 26 June 1654.1,2.

Brief Biography

John Phinney. immigrant ancestor, was born in England. He came to Plymouth in New England in 1638. In the early records his name is spelled Finney, Fenney, Fennye and Phinney. He was one of the proprietors of the town of Plymouth, December 2, 1639, and was admitted a freeman, August 20, 1644. He removed to Barnstable, where his descendants have been prominent to the present time. His wife Christian died September 9, 1649, and he married (second) at Barnstable, July 9 or June 10, 1650, Abigail Coggin (or Cogan), widow of Henry Coggin. She was buried May 7, 1653. He received a letter, dated at Burdport (Bridport), England, April 10,1654, from his father-in-law, Thomas Bishop, asking him to send to him Abigail Coggin, his grandchild, to Weymouth to his daughter Mrs. Sarah Lydds in Milcomb and requesting him to care for the other grandchildren, Thomas and Henry Coggin. Henry Coggin was a wealthy merchant and "adventurer" (promoter). Mr. Phinney married (third) June 26, 1654, Elizabeth Bayley, of Branstable. He was constable at Barnstable. He became interested in that fertile region about Mount -Hope and thither he removed in his later years. 'Mother Phinney," doubtless his mother, died at Plymouth, April 22, 1650, aged upwards of eighty. His brother Robert settled also at Plymouth, where he was a town officer and deacon; married, September i, 1641, Phebe Ripley; died January 7, 1687-88, aged eighty, and in his will bequeathed to the children of his brother John and others, having no surviving children.
Child of first wife: I. John, born at Plymouth, December 24, 1638, mentioned below.
Children of third wife: 2. Jonathan, August 14, 1655. 3. Robert, August 13, 1656, lost his life in Governor Phipps expedition in 1690. 4. Hannah, September 2, 1657, married Ephraim Morton. 5. Elizabeth, March 15. I059- 6. Josiah, January n, 1661, married. January 19, 1688, Elizabeth Warren. 7. Jeremiah, August 15, 1662. 8. Joshua, December, 1665.

JOHN FINNEY, was born Bef. March 15, 1603/04 in Lenton, Nottinghamshire, England, and died 1702 in Swansea, Bristol co., MA.
He married (1) CHRISTIANA PATTEN November 22, 1636 in Lenton, Nottinghamshire, England. She was born Bef. November 23, 1608 in Sneinton, Nottinghamshire, England, and died September 09, 1649 in Plymouth , Plymouth co., MA.
He married (2) ABIGAIL BISHOP June 19, 1650 in Barnstable, Barnstable co., MA, daughter of THOMAS BISHOP and AVIS ABBOTT. She was born Bet. 1612 - 1613 in Bridport, co., Dorset, England, and died May 06, 1653 in Barnstable, Barnstable co., MA.
He married (3) ELIZABETH BAYLEY June 26, 1654 in Barnstable, Barnstable co., MA. She was born in Of Plymouth, Plymouth, MA, and died February 09, 1683/84 in Bristol, Rhode Island.

Notes for JOHN FINNEY:

According to Plymouth, Mass., records, John Finney was in that town as early as 1630 with his mother, his brother Robert, and his sister Catherine. Tradition has it that the father died while crossing the sea. No definite information has been found as to the boat upon which they arrived or their place of birth in England. Some investigators claim that the family came from Wales and others that they were from Pontypool in Monmouthshire, a country which once belonged to Wales but was taken over by Henry VIII to become a part of England early in the 16th century.

John Finney's mother who is referred to only as "Mother Finney". died in Plymouth, April 22, 1650 "age upwards of 80 years." His brother Robert was born about 1608 and died Jan 7, 1687; he married Phebe Ripley, who was born about 1619 and died Oct. 9, 1710, in her 92nd year. They had no children. John's sister Catherine married Gabriel Fallowell.

John Finney probably lived in Plymouth for several years; his two sons by his first wife were born there. He next moved to Barnstable, Mass., where seven of his children were born, and eventually to Bristol, R.I. He had seven sons. The eldest, John, Jr. settled in Barnstable and founded what is known as the Barnstable branch of the family; his descendants have usually spelled their surname "Phinney." Josiah made his home in Plymouth and thus established the Plymouth line. Jonathan, Jeremiah, and Joshua all went to Rhode Island with their father, and their descendants form the so called Bristol branch. The Phinney spelling is sometimes found in the Plymouth and Bristol lines also, especially in the later generations.

Source Finney-Phinney Families in America by Howard Finney, Jr., Montclair, New Jersey, February 21, 1956.

G929.2 F514fi

LC# CS71. P5723 1957


"Mr. Phinney with his townsman Major Walley, became interested in the fertile region about Mount Hope, RI where he removed after holding the office of constable in Barnstable. The importance of this office is not to be estimated by its relative consideration at the present day. A constable, in the time of the fathers, was a most imposing and awe-inspiring personage and those who saw fit to indulge in any levity at his expense, would find it to be a fatal and costly experiment."

Source: Genealogical Notes of Barnstable Families by Amos Otis


Children of John Finney and Christina Patten are:

John Finney jr., b. December 24, 1638, Plymouth , Plymouth, MA; d. Bet. 1718 - 1719, Barnstable, Barnstable, MA.

Margaret Finney, b. Bef. July 20, 1637, Lenton, Nottinghamshire, England.


1.1McCracken, George E., "Early Cogans, English and American," NEHGR 111:3 (Jul 1957) (New England Historic, Genealogical Society.), p. 176, Los Angeles Public Library.
2.2Savage, James, A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, showing three generations of those who came before 1692 (Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1860-62.), 3:417, Los Angeles Public Library, 929.274 S264.
3.3Anderson, Robert Charles, George F. Sanborn, Jr., Melinde Lutz Sanborn, The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1999-2007.), 2:134, Los Angeles Public Library, Gen 974 A549-1.
4.4Stratton, Eugene Aubrey, Plymouth Colony: Its History & People, 1620-1691 (Salt Lake City, Utah: Ancestry Incorporated, 1986.), p. 266, Los Angeles Public Library, Gen 974.4 S911.

John Finney was born on March 15, 1604, in Nottinghamshire. He married Elizabeth Bayley on June 26, 1654, in Barnstable, Massachusetts. He died in 1702 in Swansea, Massachusetts, at the impressive age of 98.

Full text of "The Clan Finney" (sic Finley):
Added by Robert Fahey on May 10, 2016 12:25 PM
Robert Fahey
RE: Phinney's
I am confident the Calvin Phinney entry for Edwin's father is correct. Calvin's wife, Edwin's mother, doesn't seem to be on findagrave. Here is what I have on Calvin and wife:

CALVIN C. PHINNEY was born Oct. 2, 1814 in Conquest, New York, and died Jan. 29, 1885 in Iowa. He was a carpenter. He married SARAH “Sally” P. WHEATON in 1840. She was born about 1820 in Onondaga County, NY, and died Bef. 1857.

It says 1815-1885 on Calvin’s grave marker in Greenwood Cemetery, Cedar Falls, Black Hawk Co., Iowa. The marker also includes the three-link symbol of the International Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF).


i. EDWIN ALSON PHINNEY, b. April 24, 1843, Syracuse, New York; d. November 29, 1920, Ackley, Iowa.
iii. Ellen “Ella” Gertrude Phinney Arquitt, b. abt 1849 in Cayuga County, NY.
The 1880 federal census and 1885 Iowa census show Adolph Arquitt, born about 1841, living with wife Ella and their six children in Cedar Falls, Black Hawk Co., Iowa. Living with them is Adolph’s father-in-law Calvin Phinney.
Added by Robert Fahey on Feb 16, 2015 8:57 AM
Robert Fahey
RE: Phinney's
Thanks, I will look into the parents/grandparents thing.
Maybe we are distant cousins.
Added by Robert Fahey on Feb 14, 2015 8:15 AM
Carol Darling
Welcome To Find a Grave!
I forgot to say - Welcome to FindAGrave!

Added by Carol Darling on Oct 29, 2011 1:21 PM
Thomas Dunne
Charles E Green
mini obit below. Charles is in the Green Hill Cemetery.

GREEN — December 9, 1942,
Charles E. Green. Funeral Friday
aftenoon at 2 o'clock at the Monaghan
funeral home. Interment In
Green Hill Cemetery.
Added by Thomas Dunne on Jun 09, 2014 4:24 PM
Carol Darling
RE: Mary Young
Hello Eleanor,

Yes, you may copy the photo I took for your ancestry page. I'm always glad to hear from an ancestor of a person whose grave I have photographed.

Added by Carol Darling on Oct 29, 2011 1:20 PM
RE: Close/Moe
Sorry but I Possess no more info than you. I attempted to find more history but could not. You might try the Cayuga County Historical Society or the Hist. Society that covers the Genoa area. Good hunting!
Added by sgclose1 on Mar 09, 2014 10:46 AM

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