The Official and statistical register of the state of Mississippi By Mississippi. Dept. of Archives and History, Dunbar Rowland, 1917.
HENRY LLOYD FINCH, who represents Jasper County, where he resides, at the town of Heidelberg, was born on the 10th of March, 1888, at Trenton, Smith County, Mississippi. His father is Christopher Finch, who was also born in Smith County, but who later removed to Montrose in Jasper County. He was the son of Richard Finch, and his wife Nancy (Ellis) Finch, who lived in Scott County, Mississippi, prior to their removal to Smith County. Henry Lloyd Finch's mother (Mary Elizabeth Evans, before her marriage), is the daughter of the Reverand John H. Evans and Elizabeth (Eckles) Evans. Reverand Evans was formerly a member of the Mississippi Conference; he Is still living, at Collins, Covington County, Mississippi as a gallant Confederate soldier he served throughout the Civil War. In 1864 he captured the uniform of the notorious Newton Knight, in Jones County, Mississippi, and turned it over to the Confederate authorities. Henry Lloyd Finch received his early education at the Mississippi Conference Training School. He then taught in the public schools of Jasper County for four years.