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 Thomas Finlayson

Thomas Finlayson

Birth
Forgan, Fife, Scotland
Death 30 Apr 1891 (aged 93)
Little Rock, Kendall County, Illinois, USA
Burial Bristol, Kendall County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 40697141 · View Source
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Thomas Finlayson was the patriarch of the Finlayson family in Bristol (Yorkville), IL. Per the OPR's In Perthshire, Scotland, "Born Thomas, lawful son of Thomas Finlayson, Mason in Dumbuils and Elizabeth Hally, his wife." He was baptised at Craigend. He was at the time of his marriage in 1820 a soldier in the Royal Perthshire Militia. He married Isabella Ronaldson July 27, 1820. They had four children born in Scotland: William; Ann; Isabella; and Jean. Thomas became a farmer of 8 acres in Abdie Parish in Fife, Scotland. He emigrated with his wife Isabella to America, probably in the early 1850's. A son James Finlayson, was born about 1853 and died the same year as his mother, Isabella, in 1855. Thomas became a successfull farmer in Bristol, IL, (owning 94 acres, house and lot in Bristol that was valued at about $8,000.). His son William (and his family) emigrated to the same region in 1856. Thomas was a widower for two years. In 1857 he married Rebecca Sanders. He died in 1891 at the age of 93.


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  • Maintained by: MockingbirdTales
  • Originally Created by: Suze
  • Added: 15 Aug 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 40697141
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Finlayson (11 Mar 1798–30 Apr 1891), Find A Grave Memorial no. 40697141, citing Oak Grove Cemetery, Bristol, Kendall County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by MockingbirdTales (contributor 46817308) .