Thanks to the Finney DNA Project it has now been proved, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that Joseph Finney/Rachel Barkley and their descendants are in no way connected by blood to the Robert Finney/Dorothea French line of Chester County, Pennsylvania.
Daughter of George Washington Harris and Eliza Jane Bawkey, formerly called Tolia Harris, (due to scrawl on census records) has now been identified as Zola V. Harris. Well, actually Zola Violate Krasso, according to an unknown source at FamilySearch. Other records go as far as confirming Zola V. Krasso. I suspect V. may stand for Violet not Violate.
A question remains – Did she marry Krasso after her first husband died? Or did she revert to her birth name? She lived to 98 so she had plenty of time to confuse us. (Update: co-researcher has found a Chas. Krasso in an old phone book.) … [continued]
Removed Descendants of John Finney & Ruth Lloyd from FINNEY Genealogy. May not have been a son of Lazarus Finney and Catherine Simonton as described by a direct descendant. 1,377 people disconnected along with him.
Beware: This is not proved either, just being weighed in the balance.
Also, see Descendants of Robert Loughead by John McDowell Morris.
Gerald L. Finney has a Finney-focused site called Finney Genealogy & DNA. There’s some information on his site related to ancestors & cousins on this one. He’s working on where he fits in with the JGEN Finneys. Stay tuned.