Born: Sept 26, 1763,
Halifax County, Virginia
Memorial stone in
Fairview Cemetery, Orleans, IN
Died: Sept 25, 1850.
Buried: Finley Cemetery - Orleans Township, Orange County,
Service: In Halifx Co, served 3 months as sergeant in
Capt Peter ROGER'S Company, Col MASON'S Virg Regiment
Discharged August 12,
this service was a substitute for his brother
Samuel Enlisted May 1780; 3
months as a wagoner in Capt Paul WADDLESTON'S Company, Col RICHARDSON'S Virg
In 1781 served as orderly Sergeant in Capt James HILL'S Company
Transferred to Capt WATKIN'S Company, Col Joseph CROCKETT'S Virginia Regiment in
which he was an ensign
Was at the surrender of CORWALLIS, and marched with
British prisoners to Noland's Ferry on Potomac River, where he was
In 1782 served as wagoner under Major MCCRAY.
Proof: Pension S 16422
Married: Mary "Polly"
Pigman b. 14 Feb 1775, Washington Co, PA d. 1835
Finley Cemetery is located in Section 3 of Orleans Township, Orange County. The
cemetery is located in the middle of a field on the farm of Lee Perkins located
southeast of Orleans near Lost River about a mile or less south of State Road
The cemetery has been destroyed and there are a few stones left
lying around, but we could not find any stone for William Irvine.
War Soldier David Finley
is also buried in this cemetery.
Information collected by Mrs N B
MAVITY, French Lick, Indiana
Pictures and information provided by Edward
Hitchcock and Larry Hammersley who are members of the Daniel Guthrie SAR Chapter
in Bedford, IN. Pictures were taken on 18 Oct. 2005.
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