Finley was only 14 when his first child, David was born in 1725. This may explain why he came north in 1735 with his parents-in-law. His wife, Mary Young was 11 years his senior. For several generations none of the Maine Kellochs named their children after Finley's father, Robert, making it likely a family dispute was associated with this move. Finley was with his family in Nova Scotia for some time during King George's war in 1745. During this time he re-adopted the Scottish spelling "Kelloch" for his last name.
Finley died prior to Sept. 29, 1762, when the Lincoln County Probate Court appoints Alexander Kelley (or Kelloch) of St. Georges, administrator of his estate. The inventory of his estate by Alexander Larmond, Samuel Creaton and Samuel Boggs, all of St. Georges, was filed in Probate Court Oct. 8, 1762, and shows a valuation of 40 pounds 18 shillings and 4 pence. These last three men were appointed a committee to set off the widow's dower, and they made their return to Probate Court Jan. 20, 1764. The administrator filed his account Sept. 11, 1764, and distribution of the estate was ordered May 29, 1765.