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JOHN R. FINCH was born in Caswell County, N. C., in 1820, and came with his parents to Todd County, Ky., in 1839, where he still retains his residence. His father, Adam Finch, the son of John, was born in Charlottesville, Va.; was a soldier in the war of 1812, and died here in 1860, at the age of eighty-five years. His wife, Jennie (Ruder), died in 1870, aged eighty years. To them were born Richard, subject, Elizabeth (Massie) and William. Subject’s educational advantages were limited, but he is a constant reader of current literature. He has never married. Mr. Finch is engaged in the profession of farming, owning 1,000 acres of valuable land in a high state of cultivation. He is also a dealer in live-stock. Politically, he is a Democrat.