Although I cannot prove this will answer our query, it might be something to check out.
Heritage of Cabarrus County:
Under George File family:
Henry File 1776-1836 married 1797 Margaret Resiss. In 1811 he married Mary Anthoney and migrated to Illinois. Heirs: George, Moses, Tobias, John, Jacob, Daniel, Willian, Eleanor (Mulligan), Kathryn (Bilyeu), Sarah (Bilyeu).
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