Oliver Dwight Filley Jr

about 1780–December 1846 (Age 66)
Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Oliver Dwight

When Oliver Dwight Filley Jr was born about 1780, in Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, his father, Oliver Filley Sr, was 43 and his mother, Tabitha Barber, was 23. He married Annis Humphrey on 8 May 1805. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. He died in December 1846, at the age of 66, and was buried in Connecticut, United States.

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Oliver Dwight Filley Jr
Annis Humphrey
Marriage: 8 May 1805
Oliver Dwight Filley I
Marcus Lucius Filley
Jay Humphrey Filley
Joseph Earl Filley
Giles Franklin Filley Sr
Jennette Annis Filley
John Eldridge Filley

Spouse and Children

8 May 1805


    Oliver Dwight Filley I


    Marcus Lucius Filley


    Jay Humphrey Filley


    Joseph Earl Filley




+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 1

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 1

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.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 20

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

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.

Sources (3)

  • Oliver D Filley, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Oliver in entry for /, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Oliver in entry for /, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"

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