Note: hel Fincher. His father died when Eli was quite young, and in 1819 the latter came to Lycoming county and found employment with John Bennett, of Woodward township. In 1821 he sent for his mother, who subsequently married Robert Maffett, one of the largest land owners in Woodward township. She had one son by her second marriage, and died about 1853. Eli worked for Mr. Bennett and Abraham Smith nine years, and then purchased 125 acres of land in Anthony township, which John C. Fincher now owns. He dwelt upon this farm until his death, which occurred in 1878 at the age of eighty-one years. Mr. Fincher was twice married, first to Martha, daughter of Andrew Marshall. She died without issue, her only child dying in infancy. His second wife was Susanna, daughter of George Shook, who bore him thirteen children: William; Andrew; Sarah J., wife of Aaron Marshall, of Iowa; George, deceased; Rachel A., deceased; Catharine, deceased wife of Ambrose Bower; Martha, deceased wife of William Elliott; Joseph, deceased; Mary, wife of Samuel Harmon; Eva, wife of James AV. Mahaffey; Belle, wife of Charles A. Corson; Eli, deceased, and Aaron, deceased. Mrs. Fincher survived her husband two years, and died in 1880. He was a Republican in politics, and a member of the Christian church.
Note: ELI FINCHER was born in Berks county, Pennsylvania, son of John and Rac
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