Finney, Mitchell John
Age: 18, credited to Hinesburg, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT CAV
Service: enl 1/4/62, m/i 1/4/62, Pvt, Co. E, 1st VT CAV, m/o 1/19/65
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Birth: 1844, Burlington, VT
Burial: Village Cemetery, Hinesburg, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bob Hackett
Findagrave Memorial #: 76861257
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/26/1880
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)
Great Grandfather of Bette C. Mott, Montpelier, VT
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Village Cemetery, Hinesburg, VT
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Mitchell J. Finney
M. J. FINNEY, CIVIL WAR VETERAN, DIED SUDDENLY
Mitchell J. Finney, Civil War veteran, former member of the Vermont legislature, and father of Dr. F. F. Finney, of Second Street, died suddenly from an attack of endocarditis while seated in a chair at his son's home Monday morning.
He had been in failing health during the past four months but had been up and about every day and did not complain of being in poorer health than usual.
"Mr. Finney was born in Burlington, VT, on December 25, 1844. He attended the schools in Burlington and at the age of 17 enlisted in Company E, 1st Vermont Cavalry, on January 7th 1862. He was in the same company for a period of three years and took part in forty-six engagements and drew an honorable discharge when wounded.
"In 1868 he married Caroline E. Mason and they resided in Hinesburgh, VT, until 1915, when his wife passed away. From that time until his death he resided with his son in Malone.
"During his residence in Vermont he was active in politics and was also a member of the State Legislature in the years of 1916 and 1917. He also held various town offices and was known as a highly efficient executive and a man worthy of great trust. He was a member of Patriotic Lodge, No. 33, F&AM, since 1866.
"The only near relative surviving is his son, Dr. F. F. Finney, of 34 Second Street. A prayer service was held at his son's home Tuesday afternoon. Burial was made in Hinesburgh, VT, on Wednesday."
Same page - listed under "Deaths" - "Finney - At the home of his son, Dr. F. F. Finney, suddenly, Jan. 9, Mitchell J. Finney, aged 83 years."
Source: The Malone Farmer, Wednesday, January 11, 1928. Volume XLVIII, No. 7, page 5, column 2. Copied by Bette C Mott on 30 Nov 1976 at the Wead Library in Malone, NY. Note: He was also survived by 3 granddaughters; Frances, Winifred, and Jeanne.