John Filson

6 February 1770–1845 (Age 74)
Berkeley, Albemarle, Virginia, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of John

When John Filson was born on 6 February 1770, in Berkeley, Albemarle, Virginia, British Colonial America, his father, Robert Filson, was 15 and his mother, Mary Campbell, was 19. He married Jemima Butt on 21 May 1799, in Berkeley, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died in 1845, in Alliance, Stark, Ohio, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Ohio, United States.

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John Filson
Nancy Catlett
Marriage: about 1811
Robert Filson
James Filson
Isaac Heaton Filson
Charlotte Filson
Rachel C. Filson
Nancy Filson
Mary Elizabeth Filson
Jacob Miller Filson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1811Virginia, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 5
    "Patrick Henry made his ""Give me Liberty or Give me Death"" speech in Richmond Virginia."
    Age 6
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    Age 21
    Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

    Name Meaning

    English: patronymic from Fill + -son ‘son of Fill’.Irish: from Mac Philib, a patronymic from the Greek personal name Philippos, Gaelicized as Pilib or Filib and has been in use in Ireland since the Early-Christian period. Bearers of the Norman patronymic Fitz Philip were also Gaelicized as Mac Philib.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (14)

    • John Felson, "United States Census, 1810"
    • John Filson, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
    • Robt. Filson in entry for Robert Filson, "Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1853-1912"

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