Biography of James Filkins

James Filkins, son of Abram and Phebe (Saults) Filkins, settled in Attica, N. Y. He was a farmer, and also learned the curriers' trade. He married in 1830, Abigail, daughter of Elder Heman and Clarissa (Brown) Jenkins, of Bethany. Elder Jenkins was a Freewi!l Baptist clergyman; Clarissa Brown was a daughter of Rev. Nathaniel Brown. The Filkins family came to Alabama in 1837, and he engaged in his business as currier at the Center. Their childreh were Dexter J., born 1831, who resides in Michigan; Augustus R., who died young; Stanley E., of Medina; Emily Cornelia. born 1838, who married Joel Smith, and resides in California (they have one daughter, Jessie).; Lorenzo, who died in infancy; Sarah A., born 1844, who married James Stevens, and died 1884; Marion A., of Alabama, born 1842; Ellen M., born 1847, who married, first, Thomas Stevens, in 1865, and second, Ed. Tuttle, of Alabama, in 1887; and James, who died aged three years. Mr. Filkins was an energetic business man. He died in 1849. Stanley E. Filkins was born in Bethany, February 19, 1836, was educated at Austinburg, Ohio, read law with Brown & Glowacki, of Batavia, and was admitted to the bar in 1857 He then began practicing at Medina, where he has a large praclice. He was appointed postmaster in 1877, and held the office continously until 1889. He resides on West street, Medina. He was married, in 1872, to Louise Florence, daughter of Rev. Israel Chamberlain, of Lyndonville, and they have two daughters, Bertha Kate, born January 5, 1874, and Emma Louise, born February, 1877.

FROM: Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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