1910 census for Covington Ward 1, Alleghany Co., VA:
FINNY, Edward S. age 31 b. VA, both parents b. VA
wife Ethel M. age 27 b. ME, both parents b. ME
son Alvin S. age 1 b. VA
RICHARDSON, Eva age 14 b. VA, both parents b. VA
In 1920 I believe they are in Roanoke Co.The parents' birth places have been reversed, with Edward born in ME and Ethel b. VA.Alvin is miswritten or mistranscribed as Allan.They have added children:Mary, Margeruite, Hugh, Roy and Jannie.
By 1930 Ethel is widowed.She and children Margaret E, Hugh E., Roy B. and Janie C. are living with Ethel's father, George A. NICHOLS, age 71 b. ME.
In 1940 Ethel and children Alvin and Janie are living in Covington.
There's a VA marriage record for Edward FINNEY, age 26, b. Botetourt Co, to Ethel M. NICHOLS, age 21, b. Knox Co, IN, on 20-Apr-1904 in Botetourt, VA.Groom's parents were Wm. B. & Sarah FINNEY.Bride's parents were G.A.& Effie V. NICHOLS.
Birth record for Edward W. FINNEY, son of William B. and Sarah C. FINNEY, on 6-Mar-1877 in Botetourt Co.
1880 census for Fincastle, Botetourt Co, VA:
FINNEY, William B. age 48 b. VA, father b. VA, mother b. Scotland
wife Sarah E. age 35 b. VA, both parents b. VA
son Charles L. age 14
son William A. age 12
dau Mary E. age 11
dau Emma V. age 8
son Walter B. age 6
son Edward S. age 3
dau Annie B. age 3m.
1870, same location:
FINNEY, William age 35 b. VA
Sarah E. age 25 b. VA
Charles E. age 4
William A. age 2
Mary age 1
CAMPBELL, Minerva age 7
RULE, Magruder age 8
possibly the same household:
SAWER, James W. age 50
SAWER, Catherine age 50
SAWER, Addison age 23
SAWER, Charles age 18
SAWER, Jacob age 16
SAWER, James age 11
The FINNEY family are at the bottom of one census page and the SAWER family is at the top of the next, but they both have the same dwelling number.
There's a marriage record for Wm. B. FINNEY, age 34, b. Pattonsburg, VA, to Sarah Elizabeth RULE, age 20, b. Botetourt, VA, on 22-Nov-1865 in Botetourt.Groom's parents were Alphonso & Jane W. FINNEY.Bride's parents were Adam & Mary RULE.
A marriage record for Alphonso FINNEY to Jane BELL on 6-Sept-1824 in Botetourt.Bride's father was William BELL.
There's this family in Botetourt in 1850, but no son named William still at home:
FINNEY, Alphonso age 52
Alphonso age 16
Ellen M. age 20
Charles H. age 13
Edward F. age 10
Margaret age 7
Catherine age 90
There's a marriage record for Adam RULE to Mary SHEETS on 27-Apr-1843 in Botetourt.In the 1850 census they are in Bedford Co, Adam age 37, Mary age 27, Sarah age 5, Jennet age 2 and Sarah SHEETS age 20.
In 1880 they are in Fincastle, Botetourt, VA:
RULE, Adam age 69 b. VA, father b. MD, mother b. PA
wife Mary age 57 b. VA, both parents b. VA
KESLER, Sallie age 23 b. VA
RULE, Gurder age 18 b. VA
ALLEN, Fannie age 43 b. VA
ALLEN, James age 3 b. VA
MCLAUGHLIN, Millard age 22 b. MD