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  • Lt. Adam Files (1762 - 1842)
    A Patriot of the American Revolution for the state of South Carolina with the rank of Private. DAR Ancestor # A040079
  • Cornelia Matilda Cooner (1871 - 1908)
    Birth: May 2, 1871 Walker County Alabama, USA Death: Jan. 22, 1908 Walker County Alabama, USAFamily links: Parents: Thomas Benton Files (1839 - 1905) Martha Jane Feltman Files (1834 - 1901) Spouse: D...
  • Eva Lucinda Cooner (1868 - 1969)
    Birth: Oct. 8, 1868 Carbon Hill Walker County Alabama, USA Death: Mar. 1, 1969 Walker County Alabama, USADaughter of Thomas Benton Files & Martha Jane Feltman Wife of James Patman Cooner m. 1888 Fami...
  • Gerome Jasper Files (1865 - 1947)
    Birth: Mar. 7, 1865 Fayette County Alabama, USA Death: Feb. 22, 1947 Walker County Alabama, USAHusband of#1 Mary Queen Ann Guttery (daughter of Joseph G. Guttery and Elizabeth A. Norris)#2 Susan Eliz...
  • Grace May Barnett (1886 - 1920)

About the Files surname

There is some confusion about the name of the family massacred on the Tygart River. Callahan gives both Files (Index) and Foyles (p. 55).

The information given here should have documentation, not just oral history of descendants as important as they may be. For example, how do we know
David Foyles was 38 years old and his son was named John? I am not intending to cast doubt but would like to know the sources of such information.