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From: Ellen Reesh <>
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD] Finley-Jarrett - Ellen
Date: Mon, 9 Mar 2009 22:26:55 -0700
Thank you so much for the info. I am off to Seattle to spend time with my
grandson Finley. His name came from my doing family research, and my
daughter liked the name Finley, there are several family connections to the
Finley's on all sides of my family, Haley, Williams - Jarrett, Pendleton and
Tolleson, so daughter thought it would be a perfect name.
On Mon, Mar 9, 2009 at 7:53 PM, Harold Blevins <>wrote:
> C, Kinsey Jarrett bn abt 1837 married Mary Bearden also came out to
> with brother-in-law Edley and sister Jane Ann Jarett Williams in 1869. They
> had the following children:
> 1.Sara Jane Jarrett bn 22 july 1864 married (1) Newton Jones 12 Dec. 1891
> (2) Joohn Henley died 19 March 1950 in Izard Co.
> 2. Nancy D. Jarrett bn 20 Aug 1869 married John Francis Finley........(see
> This Jarrett family is found in the 1870 census for Franklin Twp, Izard
> County. Then in 1880 the two girl are found living with Edley and Jane Ann
> Jarrett listed as nieces.
> Descendants of John Francis "Hamp" Finley
> Generation No. 1
> 1. JOHN FRANCIS "HAMP" FINLEY (WILLIAM NORRIS6, ISAAC L.5, ELEVEN4,
> CHARLES2, ROBERT1) was born 04 Apr 1857 in AR, and died 16 Feb 1948 in
> County AR (Finley Creek Cemetery). He married NANCY D. "NANNIE" JARRETT
> Abt. 1885, daughter of CLEVELAND JARRETT and MARY BEARDEN. She was born 20
> Aug 1869, and died 18 Feb 1900 in Izard County AR (Finley Creek Cemetery).
> Notes for JOHN FRANCIS "HAMP" FINLEY:
> Feb 26, 1948 - John W. Finley
> John W. Finley was born April 4th, 1857 and departed this life
> February 16, 1948 at the age of ninety years, ten months and 12 days. He
> united in marriage to Miss Nannie Jarrett, who preceded him in death, 1899
> and to this union were born three children, Edna, who preceded him in
> 1910, Shelby J. of Sidney and Mrs Ada Carpenter of Calico Rock, Ark.
> He is also survived by two brothers, Henry of Gracemont, Okla., and
> Pleas of Sidney, besides nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.At
> an early age he professed faith in Christ united with the Baptist Church at
> Concord and lived a devoted and consistent Christian life until the time of
> his death.
> He was born, reared and lived in the Finley Creek community, where he spent
> a long and useful life, much of which was devoted to teaching in rural
> schools of Izard County.He was an honored member of the Masonic Lodge at
> Antioch for sixty five years.
> Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Gus Pool in the Finley Creek
> Baptist Church and concluded by the Masonic Fraternity at the grave, with
> Clarence Johnson in charge.
> Children of JOHN FINLEY and NANCY JARRETT are:
> i. EDNA E. FINLEY, b. 30 Nov 1886; d. 10 Nov 1910,
> Izard County AR (Finley Creek Cemetery).
> 2. ii. JOSEPH SHELBY "SHEB" FINLEY, b. 10 Aug 1890, AR; d.
> 10 Jan 1972, Izard County AR (Finley Creek
> 3. iii. ADAH K. FINLEY, b. 27 May 1894; d. 17 May 1984,
> Izard County AR (Finley Creek Cemetery).
> Generation No. 2
> 2. JOSEPH SHELBY "SHEB" FINLEY (JOHN FRANCIS "HAMP"7, WILLIAM NORRIS6,
> ISAAC L.5, ELEVEN4, JOHN3, CHARLES2, ROBERT1) was born 10 Aug 1890 in AR,
> and died 10 Jan 1972 in Izard County AR (Finley Creek Cemetery). He
> married SALLIE ANN HAMM, daughter of JOSEPH HAMM and HANNAH JOHNSON. She
> was born 02 Nov 1898 in AR, and died 31 May 1982 in Izard County AR
> Creek Cemetery).
> Children of JOSEPH FINLEY and SALLIE HAMM are:
> 4. i. RETHA ADA FINLEY, b. 08 Jul 1915.
> ii. NORMAN DORRIS FINLEY, b. 03 Mar 1917; d. 10 Nov
> 1984, Izard County AR (Barren Fork Cemetery); m. VERONA CONYERS; b. 26 Jun
> 1921; d. 16 Dec 1966, Izard County AR (Barren Fork Cemetery).
> 5. iii. VERNA LEE FINLEY, b. 17 Jul 1919; d. 12 Feb 1982,
> Izard County AR (Melbourne Cemetery).
> 6. iv. SHELBY KEITH FINLEY, b. 04 Oct 1927, Zion, Izard
> County AR; d. 07 Feb 2002, Mountain Home AR (Bur. Finley Creek Cem., Izard
> Co. AR).
> v. VERYL FINLEY, m. UNKNOWN BERG.
> vi. EVONDA LORENE FINLEY.
> vii. DREXEL RAY FINLEY, b. 21 Dec 1929; m. GRACE LEE
> CARAWAY; b. 12 Jan 1934.viii. BARBARA JEAN FINLEY, m. UNKNOWN TOBIN.
> 3. ADAH K.8 FINLEY (JOHN FRANCIS "HAMP"7, WILLIAM NORRIS6, ISAAC L.5,
> ELEVEN4, JOHN3, CHARLES2, ROBERT1) was born 27 May 1894, and died 17 May
> 1984 in Izard County AR (Finley Creek Cemetery). She married ACA CLEO
> CARPENTER, son of SAMUEL CARPENTER and FRANCES FINLEY. He was born 12 Oct
> 1892, and died 16 Jan 1944 in Izard County AR (Finley Creek Cemetery).
> Child of ADAH FINLEY and ACA CARPENTER is:
> i. ORVILLE H.9 CARPENTER, b. 04 Feb 1919; d. 02 Feb
> 1981, Izard County AR (Finley Creek Cemetery); m. JEWELL AUDREY MILLER; b.
> Abt. 1916.
> Generation No. 3
> 4. RETHA ADA9 FINLEY (JOSEPH SHELBY "SHEB"8, JOHN FRANCIS "HAMP"7, WILLIAM
> NORRIS6, ISAAC L.5, ELEVEN4, JOHN3, CHARLES2, ROBERT1) was born 08 Jul
> She married ROLAND C. (R.D.) HALL 14 May 1934, son of JEFF HALL and NELLIE
> MCCONNELL. He was born 09 May 1914, and died 10 Dec 1999 in Izard County
> AR (Finley Creek Cemetery).
> Children of RETHA FINLEY and ROLAND HALL are:
> i. ROLAND RAYVON10 HALL, b. 21 Jul 1935; m. DONNA
> MARIE PEMBERTON; b. 1938.
> ii. NANCY ANN HALL, b. 1938; m. HENRY GILBERT ISAIS.
> iii. RANDY JOE HALL, b. 05 Apr 1947; m. STEPHANIE
> FREYMUTH; b. 1948.
> 5. VERNA LEE9 FINLEY (JOSEPH SHELBY "SHEB"8, JOHN FRANCIS "HAMP"7, WILLIAM
> NORRIS6, ISAAC L.5, ELEVEN4, JOHN3, CHARLES2, ROBERT1) was born 17 Jul
> and died 12 Feb 1982 in Izard County AR (Melbourne Cemetery). She married
> EUGENE ALVIS LAWRENCE, JR., son of EUGENE LAWRENCE and MINNIE MARCHANT. He
> was born 14 May 1916, and died 07 Dec 1965 in Izard County AR (Melbourne
> Child of VERNA FINLEY and EUGENE LAWRENCE is:
> 7. i. DON ESTES10 LAWRENCE, b. 16 Aug 1935, Battles,
> County AR.
> 6. SHELBY KEITH9 FINLEY (JOSEPH SHELBY "SHEB"8, JOHN FRANCIS "HAMP"7,
> WILLIAM NORRIS6, ISAAC L.5, ELEVEN4, JOHN3, CHARLES2, ROBERT1) was born 04
> Oct 1927 in Zion, Izard County AR, and died 07 Feb 2002 in Mountain Home AR
> (Bur. Finley Creek Cem., Izard Co. AR). He married JEAN TERPENING.
> Children of SHELBY FINLEY and JEAN TERPENING are:
> i. WILLIAM KEITH10 FINLEY.
> ii. NEIL SHERMAN FINLEY.
> iii. LOIS JEANETTE FINLEY.
> iv. MADELINE JEAN FINLEY.
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