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Abram F. Finley

ABRAM F. FINLEY is the son of Carroll and Nancy Finley, natives of Tennessee. They were married in 1835, and to them were born the following children: James L. D., Martha E., Newton M., Abram F., Josie, Charles C. and Mollie. The mother died in 1854. Our subject was born in Marshall County in 1845, and received a liberal education in the district schools of Marshall County. In early life he assisted his father in farming. At the youthful age of sixteen he joined the Confederate Thirty-second Tennessee Regiment of Volunteers (Col. Ed. C. Cook, commanding), and remained in service until the close of the war, and participated in most of the principal battles. He then returned home, and was engaged in farming until 1867, when he came to Pulaski and engaged in the liquor business. He has been very successful financially, as he started on a very small capital, but by industry he has made himself a wealthy man. He is noted for his liberality, and contributes to all charitable organizations. He is a Democrat in politics. The early members of the Finley family emigrated from North Carolina at an early date, settled in Marshall County, and were among the first settlers of Middle Tennessee.

From: Goodspeed's History of Giles County