John Filson

Male6 February 1770–25 January 1859

Brief Life History of John

When John Filson was born on 6 February 1770, in Berkeley, Albemarle, Virginia, British Colonial America, his father, Robert Filson, was 25 and his mother, Mary Campbell, was 19. He married Jemima Benton Butt on 21 May 1799, in Berkeley, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Knox Township, Columbiana, Ohio, United States for about 10 years. He died on 25 January 1859, in Alliance, Stark, Ohio, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Ohio, United States.

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John Filson
Jemima Benton Butt
Marriage: 21 May 1799
Archibald Filson
John Thomas Filson

Sources (17)

  • John Filson, "United States Census, 1840"
  • John Filson, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • John L Filson, "Ohio Tax Records, 1800-1850"

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  • Marriage
    21 May 1799Berkeley, Virginia, United States
  • Children (2)

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    World Events (7)


    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.

    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

    Age 24

    The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

    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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