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Another family, once numerous and somewhat prominent, but now reduced in number to but a few, are the Finkleas; they have been much reduced by emigration. There were two old Finkleas in the early times in the county - John Finklea and "Corn-making Willis". John Finklea, whose wife was a Crawford, with his numerous family went to Alabama and died there about 1859. The only children of "Corn-making Willis" mentioned are Hardy, Alfred, Thomas and Neil.

--A History of Marion County, W.W. Sellers (1902)
Excerpt transcribed and contributed by Helen Moody, March 2000.

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