Robert Finney purchased, from Michael Harlan, in 1722, the "Thunder Hill" tract of 900 acres, for which a patent was afterwards granted him, dated Aug 4th, 1733.  Tradition states that he was one of the defenders of Londonderry, and in the battle the Boyne, 1690, he was wounded and left upon the field as dead.  Regaining consciousness in the night, and finding a horse grazing near, he mounted and rode away.  It is also said that at the burial of some one years after his sepulture, his skull was discovered with a hole in it, showing where the wound hade been.  Another oft-repeated tradition is to the effect that before leaving Ireland he dreamed that he had emigrated and purchased land in America, and when he actually came he recognized in "Thunder Hill" the home of his dream.