AUTHORSNOTESDuring the past twenty years, the author has collected a great deal of information about the Filson family. Since a comprehensive history of the family is impossible with the data that are available, a summary of the information in the author's files is presented here with the hope that the errors may be corrected by persons who have more accurate information. Also, it is hoped that others who are working on their respective branches of the family will find some help in the information that has been compiled.
JOHN1 FILSON, the immigrant from northern Ireland, died between September 3, 1748, when his will was signed, and April 29, 1751, when it was ordered to record at West Chester, Penn(e From this will, we learn that John Filson left a widow, Jane, and four children:
DAVISON2 FILSON (JOHN1) -DESCENDANTS
(1).DAVISON2 FILSON's children by his first wife, Eleanor Clarke, were:
Kentucky. (2) . Samuel Joseph' Filson (Stephen', Samuel4, Rob
erts, Davison', John') and Elizabeth Gordon had:
DESCENDANTSOF SAMUEL FILSON OF KENTUCKY
SAMUEL1 FILSON of Kentucky had by his first wife (nee Heron, or Herron according to tradition) the following children:
(2). J. Blaine5 Filson (William3, Louis David Randolph2, Samuel1) and
Emma Adkins had three children:
Much information about different members and branches of the Filson family that does not, as yet, fit into the general outline of the history of the family, has been collected. These data are presented here with the hope that members of the-family will find them helpful in completing their own lines, or in correcting errors in the outline as it has been developed so far.
Several years ago, Miss Margaret J. Marshall, 223 South Sixth
Associated with Samuel Filson in both Maryland and Kentucky was one James Filson, whose connection with any other Filson is unknown. This James Filson was a private in the Maryland Troops in. Continental Service and on 25th May1778, was listed as having deserted from the hospital (Records of Maryland Troops. in Continental Service during the War of the American Revolu.
In. Memory of
Departed this life September15, 1831 in
the 74th year of his age.
My race is run, my glass is done
My resting place is here
This rock was got to mark the spot
Fear man should dig too near.
31U. S. Census, 1880, for Fleming County, Kentucky; Hillsboro Precinct.
34Benjamin and Ethelinda Julia Adelia Filson Royce had three children:
1.Josephine Royce, born April 15, 1845 ; married Avery Littleton.