why is his history important
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He was the first Finch in Alabama (from England originally). He had a family that ran "high in daughters". He lived to an impressive age and died rich. It is customary for the Finch men to remain on Simon's homestead, Finch's Landing, making their living from cotton. Atticus and his brother chose not to do that becoming instead an attorney and doctor respectively. Their sister, Alexandra, remained at Finch landing.
To Kill a Mockingbird
Simon Finch is the early ancestor of Jean-Louise, Jem and Atticus Finch. He was ' a fur-trapping apothecary from Cornwall' who established the homestead known as Finch's landing. Aunt Alexandra was the only family member remaining at the old property. His history tells of the hard work and commitment Atticus' family made to become respected and well- placed in the community.