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Posted: 923341851000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1042877736000
Surnames: Files, Manley
I am researching the history of John Files, born in Virginia, died in the hands of his enemies, Tories and Indians during the month of May, 1781 as he fought against the British during the Revolutionary War. He served with the South Carolina Militia. He fought at the "Battle of Cowpens," where he received wounds. He held the rank of Lieutenant during said battle and later obtained the rank of Captain.
John married Mary Catherine Manley (1740-1816) in Virginia during the year of 1759.
The following are their children:
John Files, Jr. (1760-1834)
Adam Jordan Files (1762-1840)
Jeremiah Benton Files (1765-1848)
James Files (1769-1842)
Abner Lee Files (1774-1854)
David Jasper Files (1775-1820)
Manley A. Files (1777-1849)
Sarah Lethea 'Lettie' Files (1778-1835)

If there is someone researching this family also and is willing to contact and exchange information, please contact me.

Looking for information on Peter Jones Files

Prescilla (View posts)
Posted: 925646483000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1042877770000
Surnames: Files
I am looking for information on Peter Jones Files. I know he served in the 40th Illinois Infantry during the Civil War. I have his discharge papers, and I have information from him down. Can anyone help me with his family and on back. Many thanks.

Peter Jones "Jones" Files family

Posted: 926533439000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1042877797000
Surnames: Files, Jones, Escue, Jackson
Peter Jones 'Jones' Files, b: 26 April, 1834, White Co., Illinois. Son of William Eddy and Dorothy [Jones] Files. Married twice; Susan Escue and Elizabeth Jackson. Died in Heber Springs, Arkansas on 4th of November, 1914. If you wish more, contact me.

re: Peter Jones Files

Posted: 931778974000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1042877828000
Surnames: Files
We are researching Peter Jones Files' grandfather, Peter Jones. We have information that Dorothy , his daughter was born about 1793 in Pendleton Dist. S.C. and she and William were married 31 October, 1812 in Warren Co. Ky. We are trying to find out her mother's name amd any other history of her family.
Any help would be appreciated.
E. Jones

Jeremiah Files

Posted: 943752636000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1042878102000
Surnames: Files
I too have recently begun to research this side of my family. I am decended from Jeremiah. I do not have a lot of information other than names and dates for this branch of the family. I would be happy to exchange and share anything I can.

Peter Jones Files is my ancestor

Prescilla (View posts)
Posted: 946230807000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1042877858000
Surnames: Files
Somehow I missed your message. Peter Jones Files was my greatgrandfather. My grandfater was Peter Jones Files Jr. Please contact me at I thought finding information about them was impossible. Thanks!

Re: Jeremiah Files - any connection to Jane Dunn?

Posted: 953400820000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1042878154000
Surnames: Files, Dunn

While you were researching Jeremiah, did you by chance do any research on the DUNN family? I am trying to prove that Jeremiah's wife was a sister to JANE DUNN who was married to MANLEY FILES. Please reply to:


Jane Dunn

Van Dunn Sr. (View posts)
Posted: 953469371000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1042879141000
Surnames: Dunn
It is very possible that Jane Dunn is sister to Margaret (Peggy) Dunn.
But I have not been able to find any written documentation to this effect.

Mariah Files Lindsey

Posted: 965760830000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1042879443000
Surnames: Files, Lindsey
Dear Charles,
I am descended from the line of Abner and
Delilah Files through their daughter Mariah, who married James S. Lindsey in Alabama. I am interested in what you have, as I do not
know much about this line. I am willing to
share what I have on my branch of the family
if you are interested.
My e-mail address is:
Geda Hines

Was Peter Jones Files married to Elizabeth Jackson?

Lisa (View posts)
Posted: 975259191000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1042878001000
Surnames: Files, Jackson
I am trying to trace my family tree and ran across your message. Do you know if your Peter jones files was married to an Elizabeth Jackson? if so i may be able to get some more information for you.
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