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Re: Jacob File/Feile in Cabarrus Co NC 1776
Posted by: Chris Eschbaugh (ID *****7255) Date: June 05, 2002 at 23:54:33
In Reply to: Re: Jacob File/Feile in Cabarrus Co NC 1776 by lori of 118

Taken from History of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
with Biographical Sketches of Many of the Pioneers and Prominent Men. By Franklin Ellis and Samuel Evans. Philadelphia:
Everts & Peck
1883


Chapter XLV
Conestoga Township


"Andrew Fehl came from Wutemberg in September, 1749, and first settled in Manor township. He moved into Conestoga township in 1764, and purchased the property that still remains in the Fehl family. He had two sons, Jacob and Andrew. Jacob became the next owner of the farm, and after him his son Jacob, who was the father of Jacob Fehl, Esq., who was a justice of the peace for Conestoga township for over thirty years. This same property is now in possession of George J. Fehl, one of Jacob, Esq.'s sons, his other sons, Samuel L. and Albert, residing close by the old homestead."
"Burial Grounds-In giving these the oldest dates as recorded upon the gravestones can only be given. Nearly all of them were set apart for his purpose many years before, but we have no means at our command of ascertaining the length of time they have been established.

On George J. Fehl's farm, near Slackwater, are stones marked Andreas Fehl, died in 1783; Andreas Fehl, Jr. died 1795; the latest burial, Catharine Lenhardt, Sept. 28, 1880. This lot contains about fifty burials."


If this is true than it would appear that this Jacob Fehl and Jacob Feile / File are not the same individuals. This Jacob Fehl was born in Conestoga Twp., Lancaster County, PA. The Jacob Feile / File that was the father of Henry Oliver File was born in Cabarrus, Cabarrus, North Carolina. Also, it would appear that this Jacob Fehl stayed in Pensylvania, while Jacob Feile / File apparently never lived there.

See: http://www.rootsweb.com/~pacahs/conestog.htm. for more detail.


The LDS data base is not gospel. It is riddled with mistakes, just as are most other genealogical web sites.




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