And going the other way--
1. Mary Mariah Fink, b. 31 Jan 1854 in Sullivan Co., TN, d. 18 Apr 1930 in West Plains, Howell Co., MO.
She married Henry A. Gunter, married 7 Aug 1870 in Phelps Co., CO, d. 29 Mar 1916 in Fulton Co. AR.
2. Michael Anderson Fink, b. 9 May 1823 in Sullivan Co, TN, d. 1876, buried: in Asher Cem., Seaton, Phelps Co. MO.He married Elizabeth Jane (Nease?)Neece.
3. Elizabeth Jane (Nease?)Neece, buried: in Asher Cem., Seaton, Phelps Co. MO.
4. John Michael Fink, b. 1-Feb-1789 in Kendrick Creek, Sullivan County, Tenn, d. 16 Aug 1843 in Kendrick Creek, Sullivan County, Tenn.Possibly in War of 1812, according to posting on Fink Family Forum by Scott Hendricks, 10-Jan-2001.
From Don Fink:
John Michael Fink was known as "Michael" by family and friends.The following is taken from the
"brief" in the case of Sarah FINK, widow ofJohn M. FINK - alias Michael FINK.John M. FINK
served in the Tennessee Militia, entering the service Nov. 13,1814 and served to the 13th of May,
1815. The soldier died on the 16th ofAugust, 1843 in consequence of the disease of Rheumatism of
many yearsstanding. Lewis ROBERTS who is certified to be a credible witness testifiesthat he was
well acquainted with Fink--who served in the same Company ofTennessee Militia - (Capt.
LANDER's) with him in the War of 1812. That theywere mustered into service at Knoxville,
Tennessee in November 1814, and weremarched south to Mobile -- and at Fort Strother on the Coosa River in theAlabama Territory - he Fink contracted the disease of rheumatism - his kneesand anchles (sic) becoming so much swollen - as to compel him to use twosticks as canes - to enable him to get along - especially in the return home.He was left behind at Lookout Mountain - in consequence of his inability totravel - and did not reach home 'till sometime after the return of ROBERTS. Hecontinued to be acquainted with FINK - from the time of his return 'till hedied - that he was always badly afflicted with the disease of rheumatism - andgrew worse by degrees 'till the time of his death.
George CARR, who is certified to be a credible witness, served in Capt.LANDER's Co. with FINK
and fully corroborates the testimony of Lewis ROBERTSgoing however more into detail of the
hardship and exposures of the service.He states that they were marched in the middle of winter -
through an almostunbroken wilderness in the Alabama Territory - wading through rivers & creeks
- frequently plunging into swamps - which seemed to be endless and at nighthaving little or no
protection by way of tents from the inclement weather -with sleet and rain usually pouring upon them. And when they reached Mobilethey were not much better protected. That peace was declared soon after theyreached there - and they were ordered home for discharge - the homeward marchwas almost as difficult as the march out - whilst the men from the previousfatigue and exposures were less able to bear it. CARR marched along close toFINK in the Company - and knows that he was so much crippled up with therheumatism that he scarcely got along. When they reached Lookout Mountain theywere obliged to leave him there to rest and recomit his health sufficiently toenable him to reach home. He continued to know him well (they were neighbors)through life - and that he never recovered from his disease that as he grewolder the violence of the disease increased upon him - frequently confininghim in his last years to his bed for months at a time. He saw him frequentlyand knows that he died in August 1843 of his disease.Dr. Isaac DOLEN who is certified to be a physician of reputable standing inhis profession testifies that he knew FINK for some years, previous to hisdeath, and knows that he was afflicted with Rheumatism - and that someseventeen or eighteen years ago - he was called on professionally to attendhim - and found him in great suffering from his complaint. His limbs weredrawn up - joints distended and he exhibited every appearance of a person whohad suffered from the disease for many years. He applied the normal practicein such diseases, but of no avail. For after giving him professionalattention for some two or three weeks he died of his disease."Sarah was awarded the government pension of $4.00 per month from Feb. 5,1861, but never received anything. She reapplied and was later granted $8.00.Sarah signed her papers with her "mark". John M. died in 1843 and Sarah'saddress remained Kendrick's Creek, Sullivan Co. Tenn. until at least 1868.At the time of his death, he owed 320 1/2 acres of farmland that wasinherited by George, his oldest son and then handed down to his sons.Today, Orville, age 89 still lives on his 21 acres. His brother Henry soldhis 21 acres about 10 years ago and moved into town. both John M. and wife Sarah
were born in Tennessee.On the military record #374 he is listed as Michael "FINCH", of the 4th
regiment (Bayles'), East Tennessee Militia, War of 1812, Private, card number38512342 of the
Captain James LANDEN's Company, Col. Samuel BAYLES' Reg't.East Tennessee Militia. While
the remainder of his military files wouldindicate that he went by Michael FINK, leaving off the John.
He was on CaptainJames LANDER's Company payroll from Nov 13, 1814 to May 18, 1815, for a
periodof 6 months and 5 days. For this service he received $8.00 per month, or $49.33 for the total
service period. John Michael later hired an attorney andwent after the govt. for not paying him for the service in the War of 1812.
John M. FinkLandens Companyto: Power AttyJohn McAlisterKnow all men by these present that
I, John Michael FINK, of the County ofSullivan and State of Tennessee do hereby nominate and
appoint John MCALISTERof Jonesboro in the County of Washington and said state, my true and
lawfulattorney for me and in my name to ask and receive from the paymaster, whatever
pay may be due to me for a tour of duty performed as a private in CaptainJames LANDERs
Company of East Tennessee from Sullivan County under the Commandof Brigr-Genl COULTER as will more fully appear by my discharge.Given under my hand that this 9th day of May 1815.
John PATTON John M FINK sealJustice of the PeaceWashington CountyState of Tennessee Personally appearedbefore me John PATTON Oneof the Justices of said County the above names who signed the above power andacknowledge.
Given under my hand and seal John M. FINK---------------------------
This from R. Dale Fink, 1997.It is believed that John Michael's father may have come to eastern Tennesseeon horse back. Records indicate that he may have died about Aug. 18th, 1827.He may have arrived in the Horse Creek area of Sullivan Co., on June 14th,1790 and purchased a 42 acre farm from John CRAWFORD. At that time Tenneseehad not become a state but was still part of No. Carolina. Since we have notidentified John Michael's father, this cannot be assumed to be true. However acopy of the deed recording such a transaction does exist.John Michael moved to his 209 1/4 acre farm in Sullivan Co., Tenn. in 1810.He also owned an 80 acre farm in the 15th Civil District of Greene Co., alongStony Creek. From 1828-1829 the 80 acre farm was rented to William PICKENS. Wesee his son George Washington FINK paying property taxes on the 209 1/4 acresin the 14 Civil District and a 80 acre farm in the 15 Civil District for theyears 1899-1901. The larger farm was $11.73 and the smaller farm was $6.05for the year 1901.In 1810 John Michael FINK moved to a farm 3 miles west of Kendrick's Creek.This is thought to be the area now know as Cox Holler. He married Sarah (Sary) Pickens, married 29 Jan 1806 in Kendrick Creek, Sullivan County,Tennessee.
5. Sarah (Sary) Pickens, b. 20 Jun 1791 in Kendricks Creek,Sullivan,Tenn., d. 29 Jul 1879 in Kendricks Creek,Sullivan,Tenn.
6. Jonathan Nease.He married Permelia ?.
7. Permelia ?.
Great Grand Parents
8. George Fink, b. 1770 in Mecklenburg, Rowan, Salisbury NC.Birthplace now part of Sullivan Co. TN.On June 14, 1790, deed of warranty issued in Sullivan County , NC (Now TN), by whick John Crawford sold 42 acres of land to George Fink for 30 pounds current money.Land was on the Clear Fork of Horse Creek., according to posting on Fink Family Forum by Ron Gunter, March 14, 2000.
Sandra Kimble in Sandy's Ancestors saysborn 1775 in Lehigh,Northampton,PAThatwould make him ten years old when first child was born. He married unknown.
10. James Pickens, b. 1760 in Virginia, d. 14-Aug-1825 in Sullivan Co. TN.E. M. Sharp, PICKENS FAMILIES OF THE SOUTH.
p. 118-121. "James PICKENS, probably a son of William and Ann SCOTT
PICKENS, b. c. 1760 in Virginia - d. August 14, 1825 in Sullivan Co., Tenn. m. Mary
____?, who died March 18, 1827 in Sullivan Co., Tenn. They were married about
1780-82 and came to Tennessee to live...
Known children of James and Mary PICKENS... William...James...David...Robert ...
vague traditions hint at others names Israel, George, and Margaret. There have been no
discoveries of any kind to indicate such to be true, though they may have died as
children. He married Mary, married 1780-82.
11. Mary, d. 18 Mar 1827 in Sullivan Co., Tenn.
Great Great Grand Parents
20. William Gabriel Pickens, b. 1705 in Ireland.Arrived in Montgomrey Co. VA about 1750. He married (1) Elizabeth Kerr, married 1725 in Lancaster Co., PA, b. 1705 in Ireland, d. Nov-1783 in Montgomery Co., VA.He married (2) Ann Oliver, married 1752 in Augusta Co. VA.
21. Ann Oliver.She married (1) Samuel Scott.She married (2) William Gabriel Pickens, married 1752 in Augusta Co. VA, b. 1705 in Ireland.