John Finlay was born abt. 1775 in NC and came to MS shortly after 1800. He was married to Nancy McCaskill, b. abt. 1802 in NC. His parents were Scotish immigrants, and may have come by way of Walton County, FL. They had a daughter named Margaret Charlotte Finlay (b. Dec. 28, 1828 in MS; d. Feb. 23, 1901 in MS) who married Elbert Lewis Ezell, Sr. Please email me if you have any information on the Finlays.