Gad FILLEY

28 January 1747–
Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Gad

When Gad FILLEY was born on 28 January 1747, in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, his father, William Filley, was 37 and his mother, Abiah Millington, was 35.

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Family Time Line

William Filley
1709–1756
Abiah Millington
1711–1784
William Filley Jr.
1734–1774
Rememberance FILLEY
1745–
Asher FILLEY
1750–
Isaac Filley
1736–
Abraham Filley
1739–1818
Abiah Filley
1743–1784
Merty Mary Martha FILLEY
1745–
Gad FILLEY
1747–
Joseph FILLEY
1752–
Mary FILLEY
1752–
Remembrance Philley
1753–1837

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World Events (3)

1776

Age 29

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 29

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 34

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English filli ‘filly’ (young female horse), perhaps a nickname for a temperamental or skittish person.

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

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  • Gad Filley, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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