Robert S. Phinney

Robert S. Phinney

South Carolina, USA
Death 28 Dec 1890 (aged 71–72)
Clinton, Laurens County, South Carolina, USA
Burial Clinton, Laurens County, South Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 28315019 · View Source
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Robert was the son of Patrick and Margaret McCullough Phinney (Finney). His brothers included William, James, Thomas, Christopher, Hugh, and Charles; one sister named Mary.

He married Sarah Ann Griffin November 6, 1845; they had one daughter named Mary Margaret.

Robert was one of three elders of the Clinton Presbyterian Church elected by charter members (founded in the 1840's).

From the Diary of William Plumer Jacobs, Founder of Presbyterian College (1937): "Dear old Brother Phinney went home after preaching and fell dead entering his room. My heart is sore thinking of it. His hand was my first welcome to Clinton...."

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"about 70 yrs"

Gravesite Details His middle initial "S" was Strong or Simonton; his brother Christopher also carried the same middle initial "S" . No records found for either to make conclusion



  • Created by: Wes Phinney
  • Added: 16 Jul 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 28315019
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Robert S. Phinney (1818–28 Dec 1890), Find a Grave Memorial no. 28315019, citing Clinton Cemetery, Clinton, Laurens County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Wes Phinney (contributor 46596535) .