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Dillon

I am related to the Dillon family through my father, Delbert Keith Brown. My father was a descendant of two children of Joanna (Dillon) Smith: Martha P. (Smith) Alford and Wyatt Smith.

Richard Dillon served in the Revolutionary War. According to Luke Ward Conerly: Richard Dillon “…saw service as an enlistee on the vessel ‘Greyhound,’ a privateersman commanded by Samuel Butler.  With the capture of that vessel, he was made a prisoner on the English frigate ‘Baloosa’ which carried 36 guns and was commanded by a Captain Kennedy, a Scotsman.  After a nine-month imprisonment, he again returned to Bertie County.” About 1810-He move to Pike County.  He lived there till his death “which supposedly occurred on his 89th birthdate in 1833.”  Eight known children are listed.

Brothers Theophilous, Willis & Clarkston Dillon served in the War of 1812. Clarkston was involved in the Battle of New Orleans. Willis was a trumpeter for the 13th Mississippi Regiment. Theophilous was in a regiment of mounted riflemen.

1 James Theopilous Dillon b: c. 1719 in Ireland
… + Mary Dillon
……2 Richard Dillon b: 7 Oct 1745 in Norfolk, VA, d: 07 Oct 1833  MS
…… + Anne Lawrence b: c. 1762 in Bertie, NC, m: c. 1776, d: Abt. 1830 MS
………3 Joanna Dillon b: 22 Aug 1778 Bertie, NC, d: Aft. 30 Apr 1821 Pike, MS
……… + Jeremiah Smith b: 23 Dec 1773 SC, d: 1843 in Pike, MS
………3 Nancy Ann Dillon b: 26 Oct 1779 Bertie, NC, d: 28 May 1869 Pike, MS
……… + John Stallings d: 23 Sep 1851
………3 Lawrence Dillon b: 21 Jun 1783 Bertie, NC, d: Unknown
……… + Martha Jackson
………3 Clarkston Dillon b: c. 1785  Bertie, NC, d: Unknown
……… + Sarah Dillon b: SC
………3 Willis D. Dillon b: 31 Dec 1787 Bertie, NC, d: Unknown
……… + Mary Dillon b: 1783 in SC
………3 Mary Dillon Morris b: 1793 NC, d: 4 Jul 1876 Hinds, MS
……… + Salathial Morris
………3 Theophilous Dillon b: 26 May 1796 NC, d: c. 1879 Washington, LA
……… + Peggy Pearson b: 1808, d: 05 Sep 1857
………3 Clara Dillon b: 1799 NC, d: Unknown
……… + George Smith Sr. b: 1775 SC, d: 1833
………3 Sarah Dillon b: 04 Feb 1804 SC, d: 12 Jun 1834
……… + Daniel Graves m: 18 Nov 1819

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Selected Resources:
  • Creel, Bevin J. A Patriot’s Legacy: The Family of Richard Dillon and Ann Lawrence From Bertie County, North Carolina To Southern Mississippi and Louisiana. Franklinton, Louisiana: Privately Printed, 2002.
  • Conerly, Luke Ward. Pike County Mississippi, Pioneer Families & Confederate Soldiers, 1798 – 1876. 2008 Edition. Madison, Georgia: Southern Lion Books, 1909.
  • Conerly, Luke Ward. Source Records From Pike County, Mississippi 1798-1910; 1798-1910; South Carolina, Southern Historical Press, 1989.
  • DAR website, ancestor Richard Dillon #A036157
  • Compiled Service records of Volunteer Soldiers who Served During the War of 1812 in Organizations from the Territory of Mississippi, NARA film #M678, roll 6, 13 th Regiment, Nixon’s, 1815,  Clarkson Dillon. from fold3
  • The Jeremiah Smith, Sr. Bible, c. 1800 – 1917, Bible in possession of Mrs. W. C. Uhlman, Tylertown, Mississippi. Copy given to me by Pat (Brock) Smith.

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