FINCH, GUSTAVUS (1854-1935): "Gus" Finch was born in Alabama in 1854 and worked the railroads as a young adult, living among other workers and his white boss John Lowe. In 1875 Gus married the fifteen year old Josaphine Finch and within the year they had their first child together. After five years of marriage, the family had another child, Mattie Finch, and shortly thereafter the young family of four moved to Pilot Point, Texas. His wife, Josaphine, died in 1892 and Gus quickly remarried Maria Combs later that same year. With Mariah, it is believed that Gus had four more children, including Mary Finch. Gus died of a valvular heart lesion in 1935 and it can be assumed that he was buried at Pilot Point Memorial Cemetery.
Ann Allen | Isaac Allen | Matilda Allen | Thomas Allen | Martha Billingslea | John Burton | Louisa Burton | Dora Davis | Wash Davis | Charles Ellis | Mrs. Charles Ellis | Gus Finch | Josaphine Finch | Mary Turner Fourteen | Eliza Jane White Green | Hezekiah Griffin | Lindsay Haflin | Melvinie Hays | Charity Shears Holloway Helm | Henry Holloway | Georgia Ann Holstein | Abraham Lyles | Mary Varner Lyles | Marvin Newsom | Charles Oliver | Peggy Oliver | Mary B. Finch Peace | James Robinson | Harriet Davis Shears | Henry Shears | Lucy Shears | Risom Shears | Henry Smith | Lissie Smith | Little Smith | Agle Lee Truitt | George Truitt | Lou Smith Truitt | Ceborn Vaughner | Lewis Vaughner | L.D. "Lover" Vaughner | Jennie Lyles Walker | Infant Ware | Infant Ware II | Mattie Finch Washington | John D. White | Washington Whitlow | Amanda "Mandy" Truitt Williams | Angeline Williamson
The People of St. John's - St. John's Cemetery - Gone to Texas
Citations: Year: 1880; Census Place: Huguleys Mill, Chambers, Alabama; Roll: 5; Page: 194B; Enumeration District: 026, https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=6742&h=7108624&tid=&pid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=Ejy1289&_phstart=successSource; Ancestry.com. Texas, Select County Marriage Records, 1837-2015 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.