Ira Finch was a native of Vermont, but emigrated to Ohio and settled in Canaan township about one and a half miles west of Amity on Mammouth Run about 1808-10; he married Nancy Bull, and remained residents here till their death. Mr. Finch was one of this township's best citizens; quiet and reserved, yet possessing the entire confidence of the people, who continually placed him in the best offices of trust of the township, during the greater portion of his life. He died about 1856. Their children were Armenus, who died young; Pattie married Thomas Kilbury; Sarah married Thomas Harris; Madison married Nancy Clark and settled here, where he resided till his death (he was a local preacher in the Methodist Church); Minerva married Sanford Frazell, who died with the cholera in 1849. and she has since remained a widow, and resides in Amity; Commodore married Emily Robey, and subsequently removed to Missouri, where he died; John married Emily Kilbury, and settled and remained a resident of this township till his death; Joshua married Catharine Crego, and now resides in Amity; Thompson married Nancy Taylor, and was a resident here till the death of his wife, after which he moved to the West, and is now a resident of Iowa; and Ruhama married Silas Scribner, and moved to Missouri, where he died, and she is now a widow.

 

From HISTORY OF MADISON COUNTY - W. H. Beers [Chicago, 1883]

 

 

 

Ira Finch was a native of Vermont, who emigrated to Ohio and settled in Canaan township, about one mile and a half south of Amity, on Mammoth run, in about 1808 or 1810. He married Nancy Bull and remained in the township until his death, in about 1856. Their children were: Armenus, who died young; Pattie married Thomas Kilbury; Sarah married Thomas Harris; Madison married Nacy Clark and settled here, where he resided until his death; Minerva married Sanford Frazell; Commodore married Emiley Robey; John married Emily Kilbury, and settled in and remained a resident of this township until his death; Joshua married Catharine Crego, and lived at Amity; Thompson married Nancy Taylor, and Ruhama married Silas Scribner and moved to Missouri.

 

From History of Madison County, Ohio, Chester E. Bryan, Supervising Editor, B.F. Bowen & Co., Indianapolis (1915)