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From: "Robert T. Hilliard" <>
Subject: RE: Finley
Date: Sun, 1 Feb 1998 19:21:03 -0500

No problem. I can't recall the dates on your original post, but another little tip
that might help is that Rostraver (at least part of it) is located along the
Youghiogheny (pronounced YOCK-uh-gay-knee) River. If the timing is right
you could surmise that your Finleys came by way of Braddocks Road, which
roughly followed the Yough from MD, or perhaps the National Road, which
also passed through the area. People who later followed Forbes Trail or Road
(now approximately the route of the PA Turnpike) tended to end up nearer to
Pittsburgh or north.
This is extremely generalized, but it could help. If you ever need more details
on the history of the area, drop me a note. I'm sometimes slow, but I am

From: J. Lindblom
Sent: Sunday, February 01, 1998 3:20 PM
To: Robert T. Hilliard
Subject: Re: Finley

Hello Robert--
This is a new search for me, I am working out of a published
Gen on the Clan Finley by Stout 1940. It does have mistakes
and this might very well be part of my trouble finding what I am
looking for. It is published as "Rostraven", Westmoreland Co.
Thanx For the Pointer.......

> From: Robert T. Hilliard <>
> To: 'J. Lindblom' <>
> Subject: RE: Finley
> Date: Sunday, February 01, 1998 9:07 AM
> Jan,
> I don't know if this was a typo or not, but the township in Westmoreland
Co., PA,
> is Rostraver, not Rostraven. That might help you out.
> Rob

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