John was born in 1771 in Hebron, Connecticut. Hh had children with Polly Taylor. After her passing he married Widow Mary Maria Hale. He passed away in 1850 in Belchertown, Massachusetts.
Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection) for John Filer Hebron Vital Records 1708-1854 https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/1034/VBMDUSACT1634_0018-0166/96902
Birth Records for Humphrey Filer lists mother as Polly Filer and father as John Filer https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/2495/40369_266010__0002-00036/11110539
List of the children of John and Polly Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 for John Filer Granby Town Records, with Births, Marriages, and Deaths https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/2495/40369_266010__0002-00036/11110541
Marriage record https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FHTL-4X5
Marriage to Widow Mary Maria Hale Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 for John Filer Belchertown Births, Marriages and Death https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/2495/40143_263774__0008-00402/6058483
1840 United States Federal Census for John Filer Massachusetts Hampshire Belchertown https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/8057/4410663_00750/2213959
Massachusetts, Death Records, 1841-1915 for John Filer _Pre 1903 1850 https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/2101/41262_B139012-00004/7697776
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