What was Simon Finch's religion in "To Kill a Mockingbird"?

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Simon Finch, the ancestor of Atticus Finch, was a Methodist who left England to escape religious persecution. He was a successful fur trader and became wealthy. He also practiced medicine. According to Chapter 1, he eventually settled in Alabama, bought a few slaves and established a farm called "Finch's Landing". The family lost its wealth during the Civil War.