DILLON FOLK

Updated January 2, 2011

Henry Stanford Dillon

2300 Blue Heron Loop

Lincoln, CA 95648

(916)434-7371

hsdlsd@earthlink.net

The photos presented in DILLON FOLK represent individuals of two distinct Dillon lines;

(a) Colonial Virginia and
(b) Peter Dillon, Sr. and Mary Veghte from the Revolutionary War period in Somerset Co., New Jersey.

These lines merged with the 1895 marriage of (b) Vincent F. Dillon and (a) Nettie A. Dillon in Lawrence Co., OH.

All photos are indexed to either (a) or (b) lineage, then described further at each individual photo site. A photo index by no. name and descendant line follows:
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** Direct Descendants or directly connected to the family of Peter Dillon, Sr(1754-1823) - 10, 63, 84, 94, 134, 216, 219;

** Family and Descendants of William Dillon(1794-1862), son of Peter Dillon, Sr.(1754-1823) - 115, 181;

** Family and Descendants of Peter Dillon, Jr.(1788-1823), son of Peter Dillon, Sr.(1754-1823) - 121, 124, 212, 223:

** Family and Descendants of Israel Dillon(1800-1854), son of Peter Dillon, Sr.(1754-1823) - 119, 122, 125, 130, 133;

** Family and Descendants of John Dillon(1785-1847), son of Peter Dillon Sr(1754-1823) - 15, 44, 77, 79, 81, 83, 89, 91, 101, 104, 132, 137, 152, 156, 162, 168, 192, 194, 218;

** Family of Isaac Dillon(1801-1846), son of Peter Dillon Sr(1754-1823) - 237;

** Family and Descendants of Vincent Dillon Sr(1809-1892), son of John, son of Peter Dillon Sr(1754-1823) - 20, 23, 28, 74, 76, 86, 88, 92-3, 100, 102, 107, 113, 135-6, 150,173, 179, 182, 197, 203, 208, 213-4, 220, 227, 231, 238, 241;

** Family and Descendants of Hugh Dillon(1810-1895), son of John, son of Peter Dillon, Sr.(1754-1823) - 13, 16, 22, 40, 45, 78, 80, 82, 109, 112, 140, 142, 165-6, 176-8, 183-4, 186-8, 195, 201-2, 209-10, 224;

** Family and Descendants of Peter Dillon(1814-1897), son of John, son of Peter Dillon, Sr.(1754-1823) - 145, 148, 243;

** Family and Descendants of Thomas Dillon(1819-1885), son of John, son of Peter Dillon, Sr.(1754-1823) - 146, 160, 164;

** Family, Descendants and Ancestors of Peter Hamilton Dillon(1833-1904), son of Vincent Sr, John, son of Peter Dillon Sr(1754-1823) - 4, 25, 30, 32, 47-8, 50, 52-3, 55-60, 62, 64-5, 85, 87, 90, 103, 105, 114, 116-7, 120,123, 126, 128, 131, 141, 143-4, 147, 153, 161, 226, 230, 233;

** Family and Descendants of William S. Dillon(1838-1907), son of Vincent Dillon Sr, John, Peter Dillon Sr(1754-1823) - 4, 96-7, 133, 235;

** Family of Vincent F. Dillon(1866-1954), son of William S., Vincent Sr, John, son of Peter Dillon Sr(1754-1823) - 3, 5, 7, 9, 12, 14, 19, 26, 37-8, 42-3, 106, 111, 133, 138, 169, 196, 217, 245;

** Family of John Zimmerman(1837-1909), Mary Ellen Lewis Zimmerman - 1, 14, 17, 108, 110, 111, 234, 242;

** Rome Chapel, Rome Twp., Lawrence Co., Ohio - 2;

** Scottown, Lawrence Co., Ohio - 211
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** Family and Descendants of McCager Dillon(1786-1859), son of Samuel James Dillon(1751-1836) - 12a, 15a, 18a, 21a, 25a, 27, 29, 31, 35, 37, 39, 41, 61, 143-4, 149, 154-5, 157, 159, 170, 180, 185, 189, 191, 198, 200, 215, 222, 229, 234, 236, 240;

** Family and Descendants of Squire Dillon(1785-1857), son of Samuel James Dillon(1751-1836) - 19a, 23a, 27a, 34, 36, 55, 71, 73, 98, 151, 158, 163, 167, 174-5;

** Family and Descendants of Thomas Jackson Dillon(1799-1855), son of Samuel James Dillon(1751-1836) - 95, 127, 129;

** Family and Descendants of Seymore "Tim" Dillon(1867-1935), son Seymore J. Dillon(1832-1894), son of McCager Dillon(1786-1859), son of Samuel James Dillon(1751-1836) - 6, 8, 11, 24, 33, 46, 49, 51, 66-70, 72, 75, 172, 193, 207, 225, 228, 232, 239;

** Kingery Cemetery, Lawrence Co., Ohio - 21;

** Other Virginia Dillons - 118, 139, 190, 199, 204-6, 221, 244.




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Family Photos

  • 1-64) John Zimmerman(1837-1909) (51 KB)
    (a) The following is taken from "History and Life of John A Bowen"(As Written by Himself On Thanksgiving Day, November 29, 1928.)Proctorville, Ohio. "On the 19th day of Oct. 1864 and on the Morning before daylight at Cedar Creek, Va., when General Early's Army crossed the South Branch of the Potomac during the night of Oct. 18th, 1864 and surprised our command. There being a dense fog that morning the rebels advanced right on us before we were aware of their presence. The fog was so dense that we could not see 50 feet from us or our line of battle and when they opened fire on our lines they were not over 60 feet from our line. At the first fire Lieutenant John Zimmerman received a broken leg and at the very first began to beg the boys not to leave him and did not cease to intreat the boys not to leave him. But our lines soon broke and we retreated and as we were on the run I heard Lieutenant John Zimmerman call out "For Gods Sake Boys do not leave me. At this God thrilling voice percing my heart I undaringly turned about and ran back right up almost in the enemy's fire and lines and picked him up and carried him to safety. But comrade Zimmerman never returned to the company any more but returned home after the war and was always looked upon as one of Lawrence County's very best and most beloved citizens."
  • 2-65) Rome Chapel(est. 1854), (La Belle)Rome Twp (68 KB)
    (a) (b) Vincent F. Dillon and Nettie Zimmerman Dillon were married September 5, 1895, possibly in this Chapel here in La Belle. Their marriage certificate lists La Belle as their location. Their first known home was located a couple of miles to the east of this location, off Rte 7.(This home is also at this site.) The Old Rome Methodist Cemetery can be see to the left of the Chapel. Witnesses to this ceremony were William Adolphus Dillon, brother of the groom and John Zimmerman, stepfather of the bride. Both William and John are also at this site.
  • 3-66) Vincent and Nettie Dillon Family(1933) (71 KB)
    (a) (b) This photo taken at the Dillon residence in South Point includes the nine children of Vincent and Nettie as follows: front row l to r, Nettie, Vincent "Ferry", Nellie, Myrtle "Tillie"; second row, Venus "Deanie", Rachel "Betty", Mary; back row, Howard "Casey", John, Berkley "Berk" and Leland "Grump".
  • 4-6) Peter Hamilton Dillon - Sarah E. Sites (32 KB)
    (b) Peter H. Dillon(1833-1904) and Sarah E. Sites Dillon(1848-1932) - Peter Hamilton Dillon was born on the ancestral homestead of his grandfather, Peter Dillin Sr., in Franklin Twp., Greene Co., PA. As an infant, he resettled with his family, first to Monroe Co., then on to Lawrence Co., OH. At an early age he became a teacher. Later he was an assessor in Windsor Twp., Lawrence Co., OH for three terms. He offered his services to the army in 1861, but was rejected due to a disability. On April 20, 1870, he married Sarah E. Sites, with whom he raised five children. Later he farmed for a few years in Rome Township before moving on to Getaway, where he opened a general merchandise store in company with J. C. Synder. The graves of Peter Hamilton Dillon, Sarah Sites Dillon and daughter, Maggie Ethel Dillon,(seen to the left), are located in the cemetery adjacent to the Getaway Methodist Church, Lawrence Co., OH. Peter was the third eldest child of Vincent Dillon Sr. and Hannah Jackson.
  • 5-67) Vincent Dillon at Coal Grove High School (68 KB)
    (b) During his career in education, Vincent F. Dillon served in several capacities in Lawrence County; teacher, prinicpal, Assistant County Superintendent and County Superintendent of Schools. Here, as principal of Coal Grove High School, he is pictured with his staff.(photo c.1910)
  • 6-7 ) Old Dillon Home near Eminence, MO 1936 (38 KB)
    (a) Standing in back row left to right: Betty DeNoon Parsons, Irene Williams Dixon holding Carl Dixon, Mary Elizabeth "Mollie" Thomasson Williams, Ray R. DeNoon, Kathleen Williams DeNoon, ??unknown, Virginia "Lurelene" Dillon Dixon, Mary Francis "Mayme" Dillon, Dema Blanton Williams, Julian Cooper Dillon, Pauline Blanton, Berne Cooper Williams, ??unknown. In front, left to right: Richard Dixon, Jack Williams holding Dick Williams, Larry Dillon in front of Jack, Junior Williams. These Dillons connect to Samuel James Dillon(c1758-1836) of VA, thru McCager Dillon(1786-1859), Seymore J. Dillon(c1832-1894) and Seymore 'Tim" Dillon(1867-1935). (photo courtesy of Larry and Ann Dillon at: n5hb@texas.net)
  • 7-68) Vincent Dillon at Athalia School(c.1906) (64 KB)
    (b) Perhaps one of Vincent F. Dillon's first teaching assignments was at the old Athalia School in Athalia, Lawrence Co., Ohio. Here he is pictured with one of his classes.
  • 8-69) Harry and Harley Dillon (1899) (113 KB)
    (a) William Harrison "Harry" Dillon(1889-1965) and Harley Lawrence Dillon(1894-1966), sons of Seymore "Tim" Dillon and Olive Belle Neeley, grandsons of Seymore J. Dillon and Mary E. "Polly" Gossett.(photo courtesy of "Larry and Anna Dillon" at: n5hb@satx.rr.com)
  • 9-8) Vincent Farragut "Ferry" Dillon(1866-1954) (11 KB)
    (b) Vincent Farragut "Ferry" Dillon was born August 26, 1866, in Windsor Twp., near Scottown, the son of William S. Dillon(1838-1907) and Rachel Amanda Reed(1835-1884). He died February 18, 1954 at his family residence in South Point. "Ferry" Dillon was the second of five children born to William and Rachel. Vincent was known by all as "Ferry" Dillon, a nickname he acquired early. The 1880 Windsor Twp. Census lists him as "Farry" Dillon at the age of 14. He was a teacher and prinicipal in Lawrence County schools from Athalia to South Point. From 1911 to 1914, he was a school examiner, and in 1914, he was appointed the first Superintendent of Lawrence County Schools. On September 4, 1895, he married Nettie Alberta Dillon Zimmerman(1873-1955), his childhood sweetheart.
  • 10-176) William M. Dillon(1848-1877) (28 KB)
    (b) William Melville Dillon, New Guilford Cemetery, Coshocton Co., OH, was the son of Israel B. Dillon and Elizabeth Jane Fitch, grandson of William Dillon and Deborah M. Meredith, and great grandson of Peter Dillon, Sr. and Mary Veghte Dillon, profiled elsewhere at this site. All are buried nearby in Perry Twp., Coshocton Co. William married Mary Jane Fry and they were the parents of, at least, three children; Florence Ethel, Floyd and Charles. William had a twin sister, Eliza Leora Dillon. (Photo courtesy of Rich Chambers at: Nazeriker@wmconnect.com)
  • 11-70) Harley Sr., Harley Jr. and "Mayme" Dillon (84 KB)
    (a) Photo taken in 1956 at the Dillon family residence in Eminence, Shannon Co., Missouri(photo courtesy of "Larry and Anna Dillon" at: n5hb@satx.rr.com)
  • 12-9) William M. Dillon Family (1903) (73 KB)
    (a) This photo of the William Martin (Will) and Martha Odom Dillon family was probably taken at their family residence in Duncan, Oklahoma residence. William(1855-1935) was the son of Seymore J. (c1832-c1894)and Mary Gossett (here pictured) Dillon; grandson of McCager and Mary "Polly" Callicott Dillon, who had resettled to Lawrence Co., Ohio in the 1830s from Franklin Co., Virginia.
  • 12a-246) Arnold Dillon(1899 - bef.1962) (13 KB)
    (a) Arnold was the third eldest son of Alpha Leroy and Betty Fulks Dillon. Born in Miller, Lawrence Co., OH, according to his WWI military record, he was also one of three sons of 'Alph' and Bettie to serve in WWI. His photo also describes his military unit and length of service. Alpha Leroy is a third generation descendant of McCager Dillon(1786-1859) and Mary "Polly" Callicott from Franklin Co., Virginia. Betty E. Fulks was the sister of John E. Fulks, who married Jennie Bertha Dillon, daughter of William S. and Rachel Reed Dillon, thus connecting this Dillon family with a second Dillon line from Pennsylvania. Jennie Bertha Dillon was the sister of Vincent F. Dillon of South Point. ((Photo courtesy of Barbara Madden at: barbmadden@nctv.com)
  • 13-174) Elwood Dillon, Sarah Baker Dillon grave (48 KB)
    (b) Elwood Dillon(1836-1927), the son of Hugh Dillon and Catherine Schultz Dillon, lies here buried in the Stockton Cemetery, Rooks Co., Kansas. Born in Monroe Co., Ohio, probably the second child to Hugh and Catherine, and probably the first born in Monroe Co., following the probable resettlement of Hugh and Catherine to Ohio with their extended family. Elwood married Sarah Baker in Allen Co., Indiana in 1862 and later is listed in the 1920 Woodward Co., Oklahoma Census living with the family of his daughter, Rosa May Dillon and her husband, Charles Edwin Mitten. How or when Elwood and Sarah got to Rooks Co., is not clearly understood. However, a descendant has described that "Elwood homesteaded on a quarter section of ground a few miles south of old Webster, where not too many years ago you could see bits of the old sod house they originally lived in." The son of Elwood and Sarah, Jacob Henry Dillon and his wife, Fannie E. Hartman, are known to have lived in or near the community of Webster in Rooks Co., and are also buried in the Stockton Cemetery. Elwood and Sarah are known to have had the following children: Jacob Henry, Benjamin F., Margaret, Susan K. and Rosa May Dillon. (photo courtesy of Rusty Fuzzell at: rustyfuzzell@hotmail.com)
  • 14-71) John Zimmerman with Berkley, Leland Dillon (44 KB)
    (a) (b) John Zimmerman(1827-1909) with brothers, Berkley F. Dillon(1901-1966) and Leland S. Dillon(1903-1960). John Zimmerman, of the 5th WV Volunteers, during the Civil War, had an exciting experience at the Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia, the morning of October 19, 1964, when his unit was ambushed by a Rebel unit commanded by Jubal Early. Sgt. Zimmerman was wounded in the right leg, just above the ankle and nearly captured.(The story of this near capture and rescue by members of his unit are on the Lawrence Co. website page as well as John Zimmerman's family page at THE DILLON FAMILY GENEALOGY website, Rootsweb's WorldConnect website.) The night following the Cedar Creek skirmish, John Zimmerman was operated on, the doctor removing a 'minnie ball' which John kept for years. Years later, after years of pain and suffering, a Proctorivllle doctor, Dr. Reynolds, operated again on the leg and removed a second 'minnie ball' from the same location in his right leg. John, from that point, wondered whether two "Rebs" had shot him or one "Reb" with two 'minnie balls. Berkley F. Dillon remarked years later that he always remembered 'Grandpa Zimmerman' walking with a limp. Berkley and Leland were the sons of Vincent F. and Nettie A. Dillon, also on this site.
  • 15-10) Barbara Jane Lewis Smith Dillon(1838-1932) (35 KB)
    (b) Barbara Jane, the second wife of John Dillon(1826-1917)(also at this site), born in Monroe Co., WV, but raised in Windsor Twp., Lawrence Co., OH, was the daughter of Samuel David Lewis Sr. and Rhoda Miller. She first married Jacob D. Smith who died in 1869. Their son, Jacob, became a state senator representing the Hamilin, WV area. In 1872, Barbara Jane married John Dillon. Presumably she may have met John in the Windsor Twp. or Crown City area where John lived and farmed in Gallia Co., as John's brother, Vincent Dillon Sr., also lived in Windsor Twp. Barbara Jane's gravesite photo was taken in the Harvey's Creek Cemetery near W. Hamlin, Lincoln Co., WV.
  • 15a-247) Ferry Leroy Dillon(1894-1956) (15 KB)
    (a) Ferry Leroy was the second eldest son of Alpha Leroy and Betty Fulks Dillon. Born in Miller, Lawrence Co., OH, according to his WWI military record, he was also one of three sons of 'Alph' and Bettie to serve in WWI. His photo also describes his military unit and length of service. Ferry Leroy and his wife, Addie Bowman Dillon, are buried in the Crown City Cemetery, Gallia Co., Ohio. His father, Alpha Leroy is a third generation descendant of McCager Dillon(1786-1859) and Mary "Polly" Callicott from Franklin Co., Virginia. Betty E. Fulks was the sister of John E. Fulks, who married Jennie Bertha Dillon, daughter of William S. and Rachel Reed Dillon, thus connecting this Dillon family with a second Dillon line from Pennsylvania. Jennie Bertha Dillon was the sister of Vincent F. Dillon of South Point. (Photo courtesy of Barbara Madden at: barbmadden@nctv.com)
  • 16-175) Jacob Henry Dillon, wife, Fannie and sons (17 KB)
    (b) Here pictured are Jacob Henry Dillon with wife, Fannie E. Hartman and sons, Fred E. and Clarence W. Dillon in a photo believed to have been taken about 1900, perhaps at their residence in or near Red Cloud, Webster Co., Nebraska, located near the Kansas line. It seems Jacob and his family later moved a short distance to the south and west to Webster in Rooks Co., Kansas. Jacob was the son of Elwood Dillon(1836-1927) and Sarah Baker Dillon, and the grandson of Hugh Dillon(abt1810-abt1895) and Catherine Schultz, whose extended family is profiled elsewhere at this site. Jacob Henry, it seems, may have been named after two uncles, both Civil War veterans. Little is know about the life of this family and an ongoing research will hopefully reveal additional information. (photo courtesy of Rusty Fuzzell at: rustyfuzzell@hotmail.com)
  • 17-72) John Zimmerman, Mary Ellen Lewis gravesite (79 KB)
    (a) This photo of the John Zimmerman - Mary Ellen Lewis Zimmerman gravesite, is located in the Old Rome Methodist Cemetery, adjacent to the Rome Chapel, also at this site. Mary Ellen Lewis(1845-1917) was the daughter of Wilson B. Lewis and Elizabeth Sowards. She was the half-sister of Nettie Dillon(shown at this site) by virtue of their common mother, Elizabeth Sowards. Mary Ellen was, however, 28 years older than Nettie, whom she and husband, John Zimmerman, adopted in 1873 upon the death of Elizabeth Sowards, shortly after the birth of Nettie Dillon.
  • 18-11) Nettie Alberta Dillon Zimmerman(1873-1955) (21 KB)
    (a) (b) Early childhood photo of Nettie Dillon, the last child of William Cyrus Dillon(1817-1903) and Elizabeth Sowards(1826-1873). Nettie grew up in Windsor Twp of Lawrence Co., OH, not far from Scottown. Following the death of her mother, Elizabeth, 18 days after her birth, Nettie was taken in by her half sister, Mary Lewis Zimmerman(1845-1917), 28 years her senior. Mary, the wife of John Zimmerman(1837-1909), was the daughter of Wilson B. Lewis(1821-1859) and Elizabeth Sowards. Mary and John had lost one or two infant children just prior to Nettie's birth. As Mary and John never had children additional children, Nettie was raised as an only child, a unusual experience at a time when most local farm families were quite large. Nettie was known early by her future husband, Vincent F. Dillon, a nearby neighbor, who advised all competitors for her attentions that Nettie was "his girl". She eventually married Vincent Dillon at the age of 22 in 1895, probably at the Rome Chapel in La Belle. Nettie and Vincent raised nine children to adulthood and shared the responsibility for the 'upbringing' of four grandchildren. Nettie spent the remainder of her life in the Proctorville-South Point area. She is buried with her husband, Vincent, in the New Rome Cemetery, not far from the gravesites of John and Mary Lewis Zimmerman. Nettie was a member of an extensive line of Dillons which traced their heritage back to Virginia. The abundance of these Dillons throughout Lawrence Co. and the nearby counties of West Virginia continues to the present.
  • 18a-143) Festus Dillon(1896-1918) (79 KB)
    (a) A brief summary is inscribed on his military service photo here shown. Festus paid the ultimate price in the final week of WWI and is buried in a military cemetery in Belgium. His cemetery photo is profiled elsewhere at this site. Festus was the son of Franklin "Frank" Dillon(1857-1939) and Gilla Mannon Dillon(1874-1953), grandson of John Wylie Dillon, Sr.(1828-1892) and Catherine Sowards(1834-1915), and great grandson of McCager Dillon(1786-1859) and Mary Polly" Callicott(1790-1874). His siblings included Ruth Dillon, who married Delmar Meadows; Frances "Frankie" Dillon, who married Wilbur Curtis Burcham; Floyd J. Dillon, who married Sibyl Adelia Harmon; Delsie Myrtle Dillon; Osten Lewis Dillon, who married Louise Callicoat; Lew A. Dillon; and Mildred Dillon, who married Frank Taylor. (Photo courtesy of Barbara Madden at: barbmadden@nctv.com)
  • 19-73) Athalia School, Faculty, Students(c.1906-9) (67 KB)
    (b) Vincent F. Dillon with faculty members and students at the Old Athalia School, Rome Twp., Lawrence Co., Ohio.
  • 19a-248) Clarence Charles Dillon(1889-1948) (14 KB)
    (a) In addition to the inscribed information regarding his military service during WWI, (Clarence was the son of John Henry Simeon Dillon(1862-1922) and Rebecca Jane "Jennie" Dawson(1863-1929), the grandson of William Henry Dillon(1840-1905) and Lucinda D. Pricey Powell Dillon(1841-1914), all descendants of the Squire Dillon, Celia Ward Dillon line from Virginia. Siblings of Clarence were Nellie, Nettie May who married Henry Cleveland Bowen, Minnie E. who married Nick McCoy, Leslie H. who married Fannie Chatfield, William Henry, Clara Belle who married Clarence Gaines Massie, John Lawrence who married Eva Nellie Malone, Edward Harold who married Stella Kelley, and Albert Curtley. Clarence Charles Dillon was married to Nola Campbell. (Photo courtesy of Barbara Madden at: barbmadden@nctv.com)
  • 20-177) Cyrus Kemp Wall Jr. gravesite (37 KB)
    (b) Cyrus Kemp Wall Jr. gravesite in Locust Grove Cemetery, Mason Twp., Lawrence Co., OH. C. K. and family are profiled elsewhere at this site. Cyrus was the son of Cyrus Kemp Sr., and Elizabeth Dillon(1852-1885), daugher of Vincent Dillon, Sr. and Hannah Jackson Dillon. Note the deterioration of the gravestone over a period of thirty years or so. The lower photo was taken in early 2003. (Photo courtesy of Cindy Sue Letson Barnes at: hbarnes@ezaccess.net)
  • 21-12) Kingry Cemetery, Lawrence Co., Ohio (44 KB)
    (a) (b) Kingry Cemetery, a peaceful old Lawrence Co., OH Cemetery is located in section 3 at the extreme northern boundary of Windsor Twp. It is the final resting place for members of several early Lawrence Co. families including 15-20 Dillons, including several shown at this site. All Dillons here are descendants of the Samuel James Dillon line. Samuel James Dillon(abt1751-1836) from Goochland and Franklin Cos., VA, married Chloe Farley(1765-1856). Though Samuel and Chloe never settled to Lawrence Co., their children; Squire, Rebecca, Jesse, McCager possibly a daughter, Jane Dillon, were among the first Dillons to Lawrence Co. Squire is recorded as having arrived in the late 1820s and is the only Dillon listed in the 1830 Lawrence Co. Census. Two additional children of Samuel James and Chloe Farley Dillon, Meredith and Thomas Jackson Dillon, may have passed through Lawrence Co. on their way to MO, where they settled in Benton Co.
  • 21a-249) Stanley Butler Dillon(1893-1955) (14 KB)
    (a) Stanley Butler Dillon was the eldest son of Alpha Leroy and Betty Fulks Dillon. Born in Miller, Lawrence Co., OH, according to his WWI military record, he was also one of three sons of 'Alph' and Bettie to serve in WWI. His photo also describes his military unit and length of service. Stanley's father, Alpha Leroy is a third generation descendant of McCager Dillon(1786-1859) and Mary "Polly" Callicott from Franklin Co., Virginia. Betty E. Fulks was the sister of John E. Fulks, who married Jennie Bertha Dillon, daughter of William S. and Rachel Reed Dillon, thus connecting this Dillon family with a second Dillon line from Pennsylvania. Jennie Bertha Dillon was the sister of Vincent F. Dillon of South Point. Stanley Butler's siblings including four brothers, Ferry LeRoy, Arnold, Oran Avril and Alden. (Photo courtesy of Barbara Madden at: barbmadden@nctv.com)
  • 22-178) Fred E. Dillon and Lucille Dillon grave (50 KB)
    (b) Fred E. Dillon(1892-1933), who married Lucille Stice, was the son of Jacob Henry Dillon(1867-1937) and Fannie E. Hartman Dillon, the grandson of Elwood Dillon(1836-1927) and Sarah Baker and the great grandson of Hugh Dillon(abt1810-abt1895) and Catherine Schultz Dillon. As his parents were married in Smith Co., Kansas, Fred may well have been born in Smith Co. or Rooks Co. where he lived and is buried. Fred and Lucille had the following children: Austin, Dorothy M., Lorene Eldora, Mary, Ruth and Keith Dillon. This family line is profiled elsewhere at this site and at the Rootsweb site: DILLON FAMILY GENEALOGY. This gravesite is located in the Stockton, Rooks Co., Cemetery, site of, at least four generations of his family line. (photo courtesyof Rusty Fuzzell at: rustyfuzzell@hotmail.com)
  • 23-128) Isaac Dillon Residence, Worth Co., MO (52 KB)
    (b) Isaac Dillon(1835-1893), profiled elsewhere on this site, built this Worth Co., MO residence, following his Civil War experiences, marriage to Jane Rapp and resettlement to MO. This residence was also the home to the three Dillon children, son, John William Sherman, and daughters, Exie Avonia "Fawna" and Greta Ethel. After the passing of Isaac, this home became the residence of son, "Sherm" Dillon and his wife, Frances Mullins Dillon. Tragically, it was destroyed by fire in 1947, taking with it over fifty years of Dillon family research by Sherm Dillon. Fortunately, John William Sherman's biography captured some of the details of his father's Civil War campaigns and some of the details of his Dillon family research. This photo was taken in 1919. (photo courtesy of Connie Dillon Hutchison at: cshutchison@prodigy.net)
  • 23a-250) Homer Dillon(1887-1963) (14 KB)
    (a) In addition to serving in WWI, Homer was the eldest child of Cyrus Kemp Dillon(1863-1940) and Emma Wilson Dillon(1867-1927), and the grandson of John W. Dillon(1838-1900)and Lydia Miller(1842-1927). His Dillon line extends from Squire Dillon(1785-1857) and Celia Ward Dillon(1788-1865) who resettled to Lawrence Co. in the 1820s from Virginia. Homer's siblings included Cloa, Lydia who married Thomas S. Lively, Oliver E., Gracey who married Chester Ward, Cyrus, Virgie O., and Lucy who married Robert Jenkins. He was married to Viola McGuire. (Photo courtesy of Barbara Madden at: barbmadden@nctv.com)
  • 24-179) Austin Dillon, Edith Smith Dillon grave (41 KB)
    (b) Austin Dillon(1914-1977) and wife, Edith are buried here in the Stockton, Rooks Co., Kansas, Cemetery. Austin was born and raised in the this region of north central Kansas, the fourth generation of his line to be represented in this cemetery. Austin is the seventh generation of his Dillon/Dillin line in the U. S. His line extends back to Fred E. (his father), then Jacob Henry, Elwood, Hugh, John, to Peter Dillon Sr., the first of his Dillon to be in this country. Many of these generations and are represented and profiled elsewhere at this site, and the DILLON FAMILY PHOTOS and DILLON KINDRED sites. Austin and Edith had the following children: Loren, Marilyn, Pat and Pam (twins) and Mitch, all representing the 8th generation of this Dillon line described at this site. (photo courtesy of Rusty Fuzzell at: rustyfuzzell@hotmail.com)
  • 25-129) Sarah Elizabeth Sites Dillon(1848-1932) (28 KB)
    (b) Sarah Sites Dillon was the wife of Peter Hamilton Dillon(1833-1904), the son of Vincent Dillon Sr. and Hannah Jakcson Dillon, profiled at this site. Sarah was the daughter of Cornelius Westfall Sites and Margaret Scott Sites. Peter and Sarah lived most of their lives in the Getaway region of Lawrence Co. Their five children were: Della L. who married James S. Shafer, Otto Wilbur who married Lenna F. Langdon, Maggie Ethel, Clarence B. "Cee Bee" who married (1)Elizabeth E. Ferguson, (2)Mary Ganewell, and Elmer Wesley who married Ottie Olive Hall. (photo courtesy of Connie Dillon Hutchison at: cshutchison@prodigy.net)
  • 25a-251) William G. Dillon b.1890 (14 KB)
    (a) William was the son of Squire Dillon(1863-1940)and Hattie Margaret Null(1869-1907), the grandson of William Cyrus Dillon(18917-1903) and Elizabeth Sowards(1826-1873) and great grandson of McCager Dillon(1786-1859) and Mary "Polly" Callicott(1790-1874). His siblings included Ethel who married a Burcham, Nancy E., Julia Ann "Judy" who married Elmer burcham, Eva Estelle who married John Alexander Callicoat, Jr., Myrtle E. who married Orie Burcham, Nettie M. who married Roy Walker, Ivy "Ira" who married Joseph Clyde Woodyard, Leland, Lester Calvin who married Olive May Dement, Lindel who married Mary McComas and William Dillon. William G. Dillon married Alta Pinkerman, though little is known about this family. William G. Dillon's father, Squire Dillon, is photo #200 at this site. (Photo courtesy of Barbara Madden at: barbmadden@nctv.com)
  • 26-180) Nettie Alberta Dillon Zimmerman (11 KB)
    (b) Nettie Dillon(1873-1955, wife of Vincent F. Dillon, profiled elsewhere at DILLON FOLK, here pictured on the right, with a friend possibly at her high school graduation. She looks to be eighteen years old or in her early twenties. We really don't know. This photo, scanned from a TinType negative, was probably taken between 1890 and 1895. Nettie married Vincent F. Dillon in September of 1895. This negative was recently discovered in the personal possessions of Nellie Dillon Adams, the youngest child of Vincent and Nettie.
  • 27-130) Settie Ann "Daisy" Dillon Mays(b.1874) (103 KB)
    (a) Daisy Dillon Mays, b.1874 in Lawrence Co., OH, was the wife of Albert Jenkins Mays, b.1862, Cabell Co., WV and the mother of Rass, Cline, Minnie, Wilhelmina, Alden, Gene and Addie, all born at Buffalo Creek, Cabell Co., WV. She was the daughter of Rev. William J. "Sonny" Dillon and Ellen King. She was the granddaughter of William Cyrus Dillon(1817-1903) and Elizabeth Pinkerman(1820-1852). This Dillon line extends back through McCager Dillon and Samuel James Dillon of Franklin Co., VA., and eventually to Henry and Elinor Dillon of Virginia in the late 1600s. (photo courtesy of Terry Pogue at: Poguesj@cs.com)
  • 27a-252) Mary Ann Melvina Dillon Payne(1853-1917) (77 KB)
    (a) Mary Dillon Payne, here photographed in her early adult life, the wife of Ellis James Payne(1845-1925), was the daughter of Squire (Jeter) Jerimiah Dillon, Jr.(1831-1912) and Mary E. J. Thornton(1833-1923), the granddaughter of Squire Dillon(1785-1857)and Celia Ward Dillon(1788-1865), decendants of the extensive Lawrence Co., Ohio Dillon line from Virginia. Mary Ann was the mother of Romulus, Charles Foster, Mary California, Sarah, Verda and Ethyl. (Photo courtesy of Sally Kent at: kent634@norcom2000.com)
  • 28-181) John William Sherman Dillon (1868-1953) (54 KB)
    (b) We are greatly indebted to Sherm Dillon for his Dillon family research and availability of information. The son of Isaac Dillon, grandson of Vincent Dillon, Sr., and Hannah Jackson, though born in Worth Co., Missouri, his roots trace back to Lawrence Co., Ohio. He is profiled extensive throughout this site. His accumulation of family information is an integral part of the Dillon family history currently being compiled. The reverse side of the left photo states, "J. W. S. Dillon - Salvation Army." The reverse side of the photo on the right reads, "J. W. S. Dillon - Jan. 1896 - Reserved." These photos were recently located in the possession of the Dunfee family, of Worth Co., Missouri. Sherm's Aunt Martha Dillon had married Isaac Dunfee in Lawrence Co., Ohio, in 1866. These Dunfees connect to many of the Dunfees still residing in Lawrence and Cabell Counties. (photo courtesy of James Dunfee, Worth Co., Missouri)
  • 29-131)Settie Ann Dillon Mays, dau., gdau., ggdau. (48 KB)
    (a) Four generations - l to r, Wilma Mays Helmick(daughter of Settie Ann Dillon Mays) is holding the baby, her grandaughter Libby. Next is Hope Helmick McDermott, Wilma's daughter. To the right is Settie Ann Dillon Mays, profiled elsewhere at this site. (photo courtesy of Terry Pogue at: Poguesj@cs.com)
  • 30-182) Otto Wilbur Dillon General Store (1916) (60 KB)
    (b) General store of Otto Wilbur Dillon with the following individuals; (l to r) Howard Dunfee, Lenna F. Langdon Dillon (Ott's wife), Ott with sons, Marshall Lowell (age 7) and Paul Lehr (age 5), salesman. Located on State Rte 775, Proctorville, Otto or "Ott" as he was known, took over this store from his father, Peter Hamilton Dillon, after his 1904 death. (Photo courtesy of Connie Hutchison at: cshutchison@prodigy.net)
  • 31-132) Albert Jenkins Mays with sons (16 KB)
    (a) Albert Jenkins Mays pictured with sons, Alden and Gene, was the husband of Settie Ann "Daisy" Dillon profiled elsewhere at this site. (photo courtesy of Terry Pogue at: Poguesj@cs.com)
  • 32-183) Old Gen. Store, Getaway, Lawrence Co., Oh (59 KB)
    (b) This building is believed to have been the old general store of Peter Hamilton Dillon and J. C. Snyder, from the period c.1877. Peter(1833-1904), the son of Vincent Dillon, Sr.(1809-1892)and Hannah Jackson Dillon, and his his wife, Sarah Elizabeth Sites, their immediate family and their extended families are profiled elsewhere at this site. (This very recent photo was taken by Connie Hutchison at: cshutchison@prodigy.net)
  • 33-74) Julian Cooper and Virginia Lureline Dillon (59 KB)
    (a) This 1924 photo includes Julian and Virginia, born in Enid, Oklahoma, who were the children of Harley Lawrence Dillon(1894-1966) and Mary Francis "Mayme" Williams(1898-1963) and grandchildren of Seymore "Tim" Dillon and Olive Belle Neeley. They were the siblings of Harley Lawrence "Larry" Dillon Jr., also shown at this site.(photo courtesy of "Larry and Anna Dillon" at: n5hb@satx.rr.com)
  • 34-75) Dillon Cemetery, Lawrence Co., Ohio (101 KB)
    (a) This old oak stump, approxmately five feet in diameter, is located in the middle of what may have been a more prominent cemetery, now reduced to a few stones, several remain with legible inscriptions. It is located and unfenced in the middle of a cultivated field just north of the intersection of Rte 775 with Greasy Ridge Road, in Windsor Twp., a couple of hundred yards to the east. The stump is perhaps a remnant of the virgin forest our forefathers encountered in the late 1700s and early 1820s when they first resettled into this region. Emily Dillon, Harriet S. Dillon and Louisa J. Dillon are three individuals whose stones have been identified. Harriet S. and Louisa J. were most probably the daughters of Squire Jerimiah Dillon Jr. and Mary Elizabeth Thornton. Squire Jerimiah was the son of Squire Dillon from Franklin Co., Virginia. Squire Dillon was known to have been in this area in the late 1820s, the only Dillon listed with the 1830 Lawrence Co. Federal Census.
  • 35-13) McCager Dillon gravesite(1786-1859) (61 KB)
    (a) McCager's gravesite, in the Kingery Cemetery, Lawrence Co., OH, is the final resting place for McCager, a family member of probably the earliest Dillons to Lawrence Co. Though he appears in the 1840 Lawrence Co. Census, family stories suggest he may have arrived as early as 1831, when he crossed the Ohio River near Millersport(Millers), settling on a plot of ground on Greasy Ridge in Windsor Twp., the terminus of a long journey from Franklin Co., VA. Here he commenced the arduous task of building a home, starting a farm and raising a family in the wilderness. McCager was the son of Samuel James Dillon(c1758-1836) of Franklin Co., VA and the husband of Mary "Polly" Callicoat(c1790-1874), buried near her husband.
  • 36-76) Dillon Cemetery, Lawrence Co., Ohio (103 KB)
    (a) Another view.
  • 37-14) Elizabeth Sowards Lewis Dillon gravesite (58 KB)
    (a) Elizabeth(1826-1873) was the daughter of Griffin S. Sowards(1799-1881) from Virginia and Mary Elizabeth Perkins(1807-1874). She first married Wilson B. Lewis prior to her 16th birthday in 1842. They had at least five children prior to Wilson's untimely death at the age of 38. Elizabeth, next married William Cyrus Dillon(1817-1903), a widower with young children. Elizabeth and William merged their two families and had nine more children. She died eighteen days after the birth of her 14th child, Nettie Alberta Dillon, August 8, 1873. Nettie Alberta, also at this site, later said, she was not sure she had ever met all her brothers and sisters. Elizabeth's gravesite in the Kingry Cemetery, Windsor Twp., Lawrence Co., OH, is next to her husband, William C. Dillon.
  • 38-77) Vincent F. Dillon at Athalia School (73 KB)
    (b) Vincent F. Dillon and students.(photo c.1906-1909)
  • 39-15) William C. Dillon gravesite(1817-1903) (55 KB)
    (a) William Cyrus was the 4th child and 2nd eldest son of McCager Dillon and Mary "Polly" Callicoat. He was born in Franklin Co., VA, but resettled with his parents and siblings to Lawrence Co., in the early 1830s on Greasy Ridge in Windsor Twp. He first married Elizabeth "Eliza" Pinkerman in 1840 and with whom had, at least six children. After Elizabeth's death about 1852, he married Elizabeth Sowards in 1855, with whom he had nine additional children prior to Elizabeth's death in 1873. Elizabeth had previously been married to Wilson B. Lewis with whom she had five children. With William previous six children and Elizabeth previous five children, William and Elizabeth had a combined eleven children before having nine additional children of their own. William's third wife, Mary Jane McConnell, he married in 1875. No information has been received indicating how many children living at home, Mary Jane inherited as William's third wife. The 1870 census lists eight children at home with an additional, Nettie Alberta, born in 1873. The 1880 census lists only two children and a granddaughter. Presumably after the death of Elizabeth Sowards Dillon, the younger children of William and Elizabeth were 'farmed out' to relatives, such as was the case with Nettie Alberta Dillon, the last child of William Cyrus Dillon. William Cyrus and Mary Jane McConnell had no children of their own. It is interesting to note that the lives of William Cyrus Dillon and his last child, Nettie Alberta Dillon, spanned 138 years, 1817 to 1955. William Cyrus lies here buried in the Kingery Cemetery, next to his second wife, Elizabeth Sowards Dillon.
  • 40-78) Jacob Dillon Family c.1900 (80 KB)
    (b) The family of Jacob Dillon and Elizabeth Bunting probably taken about 1900. L to R from the rear, Maggie, Elwood, Bill, John and Kate. Front row, Darcus, Lida(Lied), Jacob, Elizabeth and Clarrissa(Clarissy). Maggie and Darcus were twins. Clarrissa and Nancy(not pictured) were twins. Nancy died at the age of 5. As a Civil War veteran, Jacob was a member of the 116th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment, along with his brother, Henry, his cousin, John Dillon, and his uncle, Peter Dillon.(John Dillon and Peter Dillon are also at this site.) He was wounded in the Battle of Piedmont, Virginia. He was later imprisoned at the infamous Andersonville, Georgia, POW camp. Jacob(1841-1904) was born in Monroe Co., OH, and lived there until after the Civil War. In later years he resettled with his wife, Elizabeth Bunting Dillon, to Tyler Co., WV, near the community of Booher, where he and Elizabeth are buried. Jacob was the son of Hugh and Catherine Schultz Dillon, grandson of John and Rachel Hamilton Dillon and great grandson of Peter and Mary Veghte Dillon, all from Greene Co., PA.(Peter Dillon Sr. is also at this site.)
  • 41-16) Mary "Polly" Callicoat Dillon gravesite (53 KB)
    (a) Born, about 1790 in Virginia or North Carolina, the daughter of William Callicoat and Elizabeth Ashworth, Mary married McCager Dillon in 1808 in Franklin Co., Virginia. Of the eight children recorded for McCager and Mary Dillon, only the youngest, Seymore, has been confirmed to have been born in Lawrence Co., OH, in 1832, when McCager and Mary resettled to Greasy Ridge in Windsor Twp. The 1860 Census lists Mary Dillon, age 67, living(alone) adjacent to John W. Dillon, Ceymore Dillon, Elizabeth Dillon McMahan, William C. Dillon and Peter Dillon, these latter five probably being her children. There is a tale passed along through the Dillons which suggests Mary Callicoat was a 'full-bloodied' indian. However, no record has been located to confirm this. However, of comparable interest might be the circumstances which spawned this interesting tale. Mary lies here in the Kingery Cemetery next to her husband, McCager Dillon.
  • 42-79) William Adolphus "Doll" Dillon(1869-1935) (42 KB)
    (b) William A. Dillon was the younger brother of Vincent F. Dillon and son of William S. and Rachel Reed Dillon.(also at this site) He married Valeria Ellen "Ella" Lunsford, about 1888, and to this union were born the following children: Myrtle, Hillis, Cesco, Lema, Jennie, Bessie and Jessie(twins) and John. This family is shown at this site in the group setting of the William S. Dillon extended family. The William A. Dillon family lived in Rome and Mason Twps., Lawrence Co., OH. William acquired the nickname "Doll" Dillon at an early age. He is listed in the 1880 Census as "Doll" Dillon, age 11. His brother Vincent as "Fary" Dillon, age 14. "Fary" was for Farrague, Vincent's middle name.
  • 43-17) Nettie A. and Vincent F. Dillon (40 KB)
    (a) (b) Nettie A. and Vincent F. Dillon, no doubt shortly after their 1895 wedding in La Belle, Rome Twp., Lawrence Co., OH. Nettie was twenty-two years old and Vincent, twenty-nine. La Belle(Rome Twp.) is listed as the location of their wedding on their marriage certificate. Their first home was a short distance away just off Route 7, in a farmhouse on about 40 acres. The farmhouse is still occupied in 2001, and was over sixty years old at the time they likely moved in 1895.
  • 44-80) Hamilton Cemetery, Monroe Co., Ohio (73 KB)
    (b) The tall fir tree in the near center is located in the Hamilton Cemetery, Summit Twp., Monroe Co., Ohio. Many of the graves in this cemetery are Dillon, Hamilton, Denbow and Morris family members. These families intermarried extensively during their time in this general location in the early-middle 1800s. Located a couple of miles to the west of the present community of Lewisville, John Dillon(abt.1785-1848) and wife, Rachel Hamilton Dillon, with sons, Vincent, Thomas, Peter, Hamilton, John Jr., and Hugh, eked out an existence in these surrounding hills. Sisters Sarah Ellen and Mary married Morris brother, James R. and Elisha. Sister, Nancy, married into the Cox family and lived nearby for a time before moving on to Athens Co. Sister, Rachel, moved with Vincent Sr., his family and father to Lawrence Co. about 1846-7. It is believed, but unverified, that Rachel Hamilton Dillon died about 1840 and may have been buried in this cemetery.
  • 45-184) Jacob Dillon(1841-1904) (1 KB)
    (b) "Braden County Soldier Gone" - "Jacob Dillon was born June 27, 1841 near Louisville, Monroe County, OH. He died near Booker, Tyler County, WV September 19(1904) at the age of 63 years, 2 months and 19 days. He was a farmer until he inlisted under Captain Brown in the 116 Ohio Infantry. He served 3 years and was discharged at Richmond, VA in 1865. He was captured and was a prisoner in terrible Ersonville(Andersonville?) for 5 months. He was wounded at Piedmont and carried the ball in his hip to the grave. On January 18, 1868, he married Elizabeth Bunting who was born on February 17, 1847 to which union was born 10 children. Three boys and five girls are surviving him. He was a consistant member of the United Brethren Church and died in the faith of the living Christ. The funeral was conducted by the Reverend F.G. Radabough after which his remains were laid to rest in the Victory Cemetery in Tyler County. His wife Elizabeth is buried beside him (December 6, 1935) with just a rock slab for her grave marker. Two more slabs are there for the 2 children who died young. THEIR CHILDREN ARE: 1.Thomas Ellwood, 2.Louisa Jane, 3.Sarah C., 4.William W., 5.Jacob Russel, 6.John B., 7.Clarrissa E., 8.Darcus Adaline, 9&10 were twins, Nancy Jane & Margaret "Maggie" E.(born 3 days apart)." Jacob was the son of Hugh Dillon(1810-1813-abt1897) and Catherine Schultz profiled elsewhere at DILLON FOLK. (photo courtes
  • 46-81) Julian Cooper Dillon and Peg Rathbun Dillon (47 KB)
    (a) Julian Cooper Dillon was the son of Harley Lawrence Dillon(1894-1966) and Mary Francis "Mayme" Williams(1898-1963), the brother of Virginia Lureline Dillon and Harley Lawrence "Larry" Dillon, Jr., and the grandson of Seymore "Tim" Dillon from Lawrence Co., Ohio and Olive Belle Neeley. Julian and Peg were the parents of Peggy Gerlyne "Geri" Dillon.(photo courtesy of "Larry and Anna Dillon" at: n5hb@satx.rr.com)
  • 47-185) Old Store owned by Otto W. Dillon (38 KB)
    (b) "O. W. DILLON, General Merchandise", barely visible above the front door to the store. Otto Wilbur Dillon is standing by the door. The store was located at Cee Bee, Lawrence Co., OH, 7 miles from Proctorville on State Hwy 775. This is the same store originally constructed and operated by Peter Hamilton Dillon, father of Otto Dillon. As is written on the photo, this store was destroyed by fire in 1918, but later rebuilt. (Photo courtesy of Connie Hutchison at: cshutchison@prodigy.net)
  • 48-133) Lenna F. Langdon and Clarence B. Dillon (35 KB)
    (b) l to r, Lenna Florence Langdon Dillon(abt.1868-abt.1968), Clarence B. "CeBee" Dillon(1877-1966), G. A. Locey and H. K. Brammer, photo taken in front of old one room schoolhouse on SR 775 out of Proctorville, Ohio. Lenna was the wife of Otto Wilbur "Ott" Dillon(1873-1932), who in turn was the brother of Clarence B. "Cebee" Dillon. Otto and Clarence were the sons of Peter Hamilton Dillon(1833-1904) and Sarah Elizabeth Sites Dillon(1848-1932), also profiled at this site and grandsons of Vincent Dillon Sr. and Hannah Jackson Dillon. Both Vincent and Hannah are also profiled at this site. Otto owned and operated a general merchandise store in Lawrence Co., while "Cebee", as he was commonly known, was active in the Lawrence Co. School District as a teacher and Lawrence County School Superintendent in the early 1920s. "CeBee" married (1)Elizabeth E. Ferguson(1878-1924) and (2)Mary Ganewell. (Photo courtesy of Connie Hutchison at: cshutchison@prodigy.net)
  • 49-82) Larry Dillon (12 KB)
    (a) Larry, born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, was the son of Harley Lawrence Dillon and Mary Francis "Mayme" Williams, also at this site.(photo courtesy of "Larry and Anna Dillon" at: n5hb@satx.rr.com)
  • 50-134) Elmer Wesley and Maggie Ethel Dillon (86 KB)
    (b) Elmer(1879-1969) and Ethel(1875-1901), pictured here in front of her gravestone in the Getaway Methodist Cemetery were the sibling children of Peter Hamilton Dillon and Sarah Elizabeth Sites Dillon, referenced elsewhere at this site. Elmer operated a grocery store on 30th St. in Huntington, WV. He married Ottie Olive Hall, the daughter of John R. Hall, in 1905, in Proctorville, OH. To this union were born five children; Reva Ines, Conley Hall, Waldo W., Margaret E. and Virginia Dillon. Ethel died prematurely at the age of 26. This family as well as many other Lawrence Co. Dillons are profiled at: DILLON FAMILY GENEALOGY (Photo courtesy of Connie Hutchison at: cshutchison@prodigy.net)
  • 51-83) Mayme, Harley Jr., Harley Sr., and "Butch" (23 KB)
    (a) More of the Harley Lawrence Dillon Sr. family. Photo taken in 1945 in the front yard of the family home in Eminence, MO. Additional family information and family photos at this site.(photo courtesy "Larry and Anna Dillon" at: n5hb@satx.rr.com)
  • 52-187) Elmer and Ottie Hall Dillon (35 KB)
    (b) The gravesite of Elmer Wesley Dillon(1879-1970) and Ottie Olive Hall Dillon(1884-1965) in the Rome Cemetery, Proctorville, Lawrence Co., OH. Elmer was the son of Peter Hamilton Dillon(1833-1904) and Sarah Elizabeth Sites. Elmer was a fourth generation descendant of a Dillon line known to have first been recognized in New Jersey at the time of the American Revolution. Elmer and Ottie were the parents of Reva Ines, Conley Hall, Waldo W., Margaret E. and Virginia M. Dillon. These families are profiled extensively at DILLON FAMILY GENEALOGY and DILLON FOLK sites. (photo courtesy of Connie Hutchison at: cshutchison@prodigy.net)
  • 53-135) Ottie Hall, John Hall, Lenna F. Langdon (31 KB)
    (b) Ottie Hall Dillon(l), here pictured with her father John Hall, was the wife of Elmer Wesley Dillon(1879-1969). Lenna Florence Langdon Dillon(r), was the wife of Otto Wilbur "Ott" Dillon(1873-1932), brother of Elmer Wesley Dillon. These families have been profiled elsewhere at this site. The family details of these Lawrence Co., OH/Cabell Co., WV families are available online at: DILLON FAMILY GENEALOGY. (photo courtesy of Connie Hutchison at: cshutchison@prodigy.net)
  • 54-18) William S. Dillon and Rachel gravesite (30 KB)
    (b) William S. Dillon, described elsewhere on this site, married Rachel (Amanda) Reed in 1864, perhaps in the Gibson Chapel in nearby Scottown, or at the residence of the bride or groom, located on a nearby hill adjacent to this gravesite in the Scottown Cemetery. Rachel Reed or Read(1835-1884) was the daughter of John and Elizabeth Read from PA. Though Rachel and sister, Jane, show the 'Reed' spelling in their records, the 1860 Windsor Twp., Lawrence Co., OH Census shows the spelling as 'Read' for their family. John and Elizabeth Read resided on a farm adjacent to the farm of the groom's family, Vincent and Hannah Dillon. Rachel's name 'Amanda' is shown on her death certificate. Her sister, Jane married William's oldest brother, Henry, also shown on this site. Rachel died from the complications of breast cancer in 1884. Her story is briefly described in her obituary, shown on the Lawrence Co. website.
  • 55-186) Joshua Clay Dillon (1844-1908) (20 KB)
    (a) Joshua was born on Greasy Ridge, Lawrence County, Ohio, the son of Creed C. Dillon(1811-1879)and Abigail Rebecca "Betsy" Smith, grandson of Squire Dillon(1785-1857) and Celia Ward from Franklin Co., Virginia. (Squire and family had been quite probably the earliest of this Dillon clan to resettle to Lawrence Co., Ohio by the late 1820s to what is now Rome Twp., later moving to Windsor Twp.) Joshua enlisted in the Army at the age of 17 in 1861. He served in Company D, 5th Regiment, Virginia Infantry, and with Company E, 1st Regiment, West Virginia Veteran Infantry Volunteers. Testimony attests that Joshua Dillon was a member of a special scout unit known as "Blazer's Scouts," after their commander, Captain Richard Blazer. Blazer's unit was made up of some of the best men from Ohio and West Virginia, chosen for their knowledge of the woods and their expert marksmanship. After the War he returned to Lawrence Co. and married Lucy Roach in 1866. This union produced nine children. Joshua served as the 16th pastor of the Zoar Missionary Baptist Church in Coal Grove before passing away due to paralysis at the age of 63 in 1908. (photo and information courtesy of Michelle Dillon at: mdillon@cannet.com)
  • 56-136) Clarence B. "CeBee" Dillon(1877-1966) (21 KB)
    (b) CeBee Dillon, the son of Peter Hamilton Dillon(1833-1904) and Sarah Elizabeth Sites(1848-1932), was the descendant of a line of Dillons who resettled to Lawrence Co., OH, from Greene Co., PA. "He graduated from Ohio Northern Univ., in 1902, earned an M. A. at Ohio State Univ., in 1933. He taught school in Lawrence Co. and became Superintendent of Lawrence Co., OH, schools approximately 1923, as his cousin Vincent F. "Ferry" Dillon had been some years earlier. C. B. Dillon became superintendent of Glouster, OH, schools in 1932. He later became a local insurance agent in Athens, OH, where he resided in 1950. Clarence B. was a Methodist, a Mason and a Republican." He married (1)Elizabeth E. Ferguson and (2)Mary Gamwell. His family is profiled at several locations on this photo site. (photo courtesy of Connie Hutchison at: cshutchison@prodigy.net)
  • 57-188) Waldo W. Dillon(1908-1930) (35 KB)
    (b) Waldo W. Dillon, here buried in the Rome Cemetery, Proctorville, Lawrence Co., Ohio, the young son of Elmer Welsey and Ottie Hall Dillon, profiled elsewhere at DILLON FOLK, was killed tragically in an automobile accident in West Virginia, in 1930. (photo courtesy of Connie Hutchison at: cshutchison@prodigy.net)
  • 58-137) Virginia Bull Dillon, Conley Hall Dillon (1 KB)
    (b) Conley Dillon(1906-1987) was the son of Elmer Wesley Dillon and Ottie Olive Hall, profiled elsewhere at the site. He marrried Virginia Bull in 1934. This union produced a son, Conley Hall Jr. and a daughter, Carol G. Dillon. They are pictured here near Grandma Lenna Langdon Dillon's store in Lawrence Co. in the early 1940's. (photo courtesy of Connie Hutchison at: cshutchison@prodigy.net)
  • 59-189) Margaret Elizabeth Dillon(1911-1984) (34 KB)
    (b) Margaret, here interred in the Rome Cemetery, Proctorville, Ohio, was the fourth child of Elmer Wesley and Ottie Hall Dillon of Lawrence Co., Ohio and Cabell Co., West Virginia. This family is profiled extensively at this site. Margaret's obituary follows; "Margaret E. Dillon, 78, of 99 13th St., Huntington, W.Va, died Sunday, May 6, 1984, in St. Mary's Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p. m. at the Beard Mortuary by Dr. F. Emerson Wood. Burial will be in the Rome (Ohio) Cemetery. She was born May 4, 1906, in Lawrence Co., Ohio, a daughter of the late Elmer and Ottie Hall Dillon. She was a retired supervisor for the Hamilton County Domestic Court in Cincinnati. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Harley (Reva) Khul of Huntington and Mrs. Virginia Roubieu of Fullerton, Calif.; one brother, Conley H. Dillon of Silver Springs, Md.; six nieces and one nephew. Friends my call at 7 to 9 p. m. Monday at Beard Mortuary." (photo courtesy of Connie Hutchison at: cshutchison@prodigy.net)
  • 60-138) Elmer Wesley and Ottie Hall Dillon res. (87 KB)
    (b) This photo, probably taken about 1912 or 1913, is the Dillon residence in CeBee, off SR 775 north of Proctorville, OH. Conley(l) and Waldo, two sons of Elmer and Ottie are pictured in the foreground. Their grandmother, Sarah Elizabeth Sites Dillon, wife of Peter Hamilton Dillon, is just visible on the front porch. This family has been profiled elsewhere at this site. (photo courtesy of Connie Hutchison at: cshutchison@prodigy.net)
  • 61-190) Albert Jenkins Mays and family (61 KB)
    (a) Pictured here is Albert Jenkins Mays(1860-1934) with his second wife, Luzetta "Settie Ann" "Daisy" Dillon(1868-1944) with their daughter, Wilma(1901-1964), who was married to Farran Vernon Helmick. "Grandpa" Mays is holding grandson, Kenneth Jean Mays, the eldest son of Jean F. Mays and Phoebe Heise. These folks are profiled elsewhere at DILLON FOLK. This photo was probably taken about 1933 in Cabell Co., WV. "Settie Ann" Dillon was the daughter of William J. "Sonny" Dillon, granddaughter of William Cyrus Dillon and great granddaughter of McCager Dillon from Franklin Co., Virginia. (photo courtesy of Joyce at: OhioJJS@aol.com)
  • 62-139) Peter Hamilton Dillon(1833-1904) (19 KB)
    (b) Peter was the third eldest child and second eldest son of Vincent Dillon Sr. and Hannah Jackson and the last of their children to have been born on the ancestral PA farm of his ggrandfather, Peter Dillon Sr. His given name was probably taken from his ggrandfather, or his uncle, brother of his father, both interesting and unique individuals. His middle name was the maiden name of his paternal grandmother, Rachel Hamilton. The following description Peter H. and his family is taken from the 1882 Hardesty - 1887 Lake Atlas of Lawrence Co. State of Ohio; "Peter H. Dillon was born in Greene Co., PA, September 1, 1833." "His parents(Vincent Dillon and Hannah Jackson) moved to Lawrence Co., OH, in 1847, from Monroe Co., OH, settling in Windsor Twp. Peter was a self-educated man, school facilities being very limited. He turned his attention to teaching, in which he was very successful, teaching thirteen years. In 1870, April 20, he was married to Sarah E. Sites, whose birth took place in Lawrence Co., OH, November 23, 1848. Mr Dillon abandoned teaching after his marriage, and engaged in farming in Rome Township. While residing there a fire destroyed all his household effects excepting four or five articles. He then in 1877, moved to Getaway, where he opened a general merchandise store in company with J. C. Synder. In 1878, he relinquished his business and returned to farming, buying the placed where he now resides. He is now considered among the best of our farmers. The children of Mr and Mrs Dillon are: Della L. born July 2, 1871; Otto W., August 14, 1873; Maggie E., March 8, 1875; Clarence B., August 17, 1877; Elmer W., September 30, 1879." (Photo courtesy of Connie Hutchison at: cshutchison@prodigy.net)
  • 63-192) Perry Twp., Coshocton Co., Ohio (35 KB)
    (b) In the woods to the left are the graves of Peter Dillon, Sr., his wife, Mary Veghte and their son, Peter Dillon, Jr., all discussed or profiled at the DILLON FOLK photo site or profiled at the online site, 'Conquest, the Story of Peter Dillon and his Family'. Peter Dillon and his family moved here by 1820 from Greene Co., PA. Most of his children and their families lived here as well, until moving on to Knox Co., Iowa, Michigan and Missouri. Peter's son, John Dillon, was an exception. Though he may have lived here for a short time, John continued to live in Franklin Twp., Greene Co., PA until the middle 1830s, when he resettled to Monroe Co., OH.
  • 64-140) Otto Wilbur "Ott" Dillon(1873-1932) (59 KB)
    (b) Another view. (Photo courtesy of Connie Hutchison at: cshutchison@prodigy.net)
  • 65-141) Lenna Florence Langdon Dillon(1878-1978) (88 KB)
    (b) Another view. (Photo courtesy Connie Hutchison at: cshutchison@prodigy.net)
  • 66-84) Mary Frances "Mayme" Williams Dillon (80 KB)
    (a) Mary Frances "Mayme" Williams(1898-1963), the daughter of Berne Cooper Williams(1862-1947) and Mary Elizabeth "Mollie" Thomason(1863-1954) was the wife of Harley Lawrence Dillon Sr. This family was from MO, OK and CO. More photos and family information are available at this site or at the DILLON FAMILY GENEALOGY site shown as a link.(photo courtesy of "Larry and Anna Dillon" at: n5hb@satx.rr.com)
  • 67-85) Mayme and Harley Dillon with Peggy, Julian (207 KB)
    (a) l to r; "Mayme" Williams Dillon and Harley Lawrence Dillon; "Peggy" Rathbun Dillon and Julian Cooper Dillon, son of "Mayme" and Harley. More photos of this family at this site. More family information at the Rootsweb WorldConnect site: DILLON FAMILY GENEALOGY.(photo courtesy of "Larry and Anna Dillon" at: n5hb@satx.rr.com)
  • 68-19) Mary Elizabeth "Mollie" Thomasson Williams (23 KB)
    (a) "Mollie" Williams(1863-1954), mother of Mary Francis "Mayme" Williams(1898-1963), who married Harley Lawrence Dillon(1894-1966). Harley was the son of Seymore "Tim" Dillon(1867-1935) and Olive Belle Neeley. This 1950 photo was taken on the front porch of the family home in Eminence, Missouri, by Alice DeNoon Lovette when she and her husband Charles Lovette were on their honeymoon. "Mollie" Williams would have been 77 at the time. (photo courtesy of Larry and Ann Dillon at: n5hb@texas.net)
  • 69-86) Harley Lawrence "Larry" Dillon, Anna Dillon (109 KB)
    (a) Harley Lawrence "Larry" Dillon Jr., shown here with wife, Anna Lou Carr, was the son of Harley Lawrence Dillon Sr. and Mary Francis "Mayme" Williams, grandson of Seymore "Tim" Dillon, (originally from Lawrence Co., Ohio) and Olive Belle Neeley. This Dillon line traces back thru Ceymore J. Dillon to McCager Dillon and Samuel Dillon of the Franklin Co., Virginia Dillons. Anna Lou Carr is the daughter of Ralph Emerson Carr and Lena Mae Burgess. More photos of this family and family history are at this site, courtesy of Larry and Ann Dillon. More of their family history is available at the Rootsweb WorldConnect site DILLON FAMILY GENEALOGY.(photo courtesy of "Larry and Anna Dillon" at: n5hb@satx.rr.com)
  • 70-20) William M. and granddaughter Hazel Dillon (52 KB)
    (a) Hazel(b.c1927) is the daughter of Alberkie "Bert" B. Dillon(1894-1959) and Lois A. Robinson. "Bert" was the second eldest of eight children born to William M. Dillon and Martha Ella "Sara" Odom.(photo c1931, courtesy of Larry and Ann Dillon at: n5hb@texas.net)
  • 71-87) Georgie Dillon with Husband, Robert Nicol (19 KB)
    (a) This photo of Georgia (Georgie) Dillon (1890-1970) with her husband, Robert Mitchell Nicol, Jr.(1896-1975), was taken in the back yard of their Dayton, Ohio home. This location was on S. Dixie Dr. It is now the home of Kentucky Fried Chicken. Georgie was the daughter of Jesse Dillon (1853-1928) and Olivia Rhanor (1854-1911) and the granddaughter of Creed C. Dillon and Abigail Rebecca Smith. This Dillon line traced further to Squire(brother of McCager Dillon), and to Samuel James Dillon of Goochland and Franklin Counties, Virginia. Georgie was born in Lawrence Co., OH. She and Robert were the parents of Marie Nicol (1911-1991) and Otis Franklin (1921-1978). Robert was born in Inverurie, Scotland. Additional family history can be found on the Rootsweb WorldConnect site, DILLON FAMILY GENEALOGY.(photo courtesy of Cindi Johnson at: cindimjohnson50@myfamily.com)
  • 72-21) Lula "Ollie" Williams Dillon gravesite (75 KB)
    (a) Lula Williams(1867-1950) was the second wife of Seymore "Tim Dillon with whom she had, at least, five children; Harley, Sylvester, William D. Edward and an unnamed son, the twin brother of Edward. Lula is buried in Caddo Co., OK. Seymore "Tim" Dillon was the brother of William M. Dillon, also on this site.(photo courtesy of Larry and Ann Dillon at: n5hb@texas.net)
  • 73-88) Marie Dillon and Otis Nicol (c.1976) (11 KB)
    (a) Marie Nicol Dillon(1911-1991) and Otis Franklin Nicol(1921-1978) were the children of Robert Mitchell Nicol, Jr. and Georgia (Georgie) Dillon also described at this site. This photo was taken in the back yard of Georgia's and Robert's home in Henderson KY and is the last photo taken of Otis & Marie taken together. It was taken at their father's funeral.(photo courtesy of Cindi Johnson at: cindimjohnson50@myfamily.com)
  • 74-22)John C. Dement & Margaret A. "Maggie" Dillon (167 KB)
    (b) This photo is believed to be the wedding day for John(1843-1927) and Margaret(1840-1879) taken in 1866. John had recently returned from duty in the Civil War. Soon after their wedding, John and Margaret resettled to Worth Co., MO, perhaps accompanied by Margaret's sister, Martha and brother, Isaac. Margaret died there in 1879 from complications following childbirth. She was the seventh child of Vincent and Hannah Dillon. Margaret is believed to have been married in the Gibson Chapel, located in Scottown, Windsor Twp., Lawrence Co., OH. Margaret's father, Vincent, was a founding trustee of this Chapel or Methodist Episcopalian Church, which is still in regular use.
  • 75-89) Bill Dillon and Larry Dillon (August 2000) (37 KB)
    (a) Left to right in this photo are Billy Franklin Dillon, Sr., of Duncan OK and Harley Lawrence "Larry" Dillon, Jr., of San Antonio, TX. Both Bill and Larry are descendants of Ceymore (Seymore) J. Dillon(1832-1894) and Mary E. "Polly" Gossett of Lawrence Co., Ohio. Seymore, who while travelling with his family, died enroute to MO. Seymore was the probable eighth and final child of McCager Dillon(1786-1859) and Mary "Polly" Callicoat. McCager, the third child of Virginian Samuel James Dillon and Chloe Ann Farley, is reported to have come from Greenbrier, VA., about 1831 and to have located on Greasy Ridge in Windsor Twp., Lawrence Co., OH.. More photos of these families are at this site. More details of these family histories are available at Rootsweb's WorldConnect site: DILLON FAMILY GENEALOGY.(photo courtesy of "Larry and Anna Dillon" at: n5hb@satx.rr.com)
  • 76-23) Vincent Dillon Jr.(1849-1913) and family (22 KB)
    (b) Shown in photo is Vincent Dillon Jr., wife, Carolyn Melissa Rodgers, daughters, Rausa and Cora May. Vincent was the eleventh child of Vincent and Hannah, and brother of Margaret A., Martha, William S., Isaac and Henry, also shown at this site. Also shown here is John William Sherman Dillon, nephew of Vincent and son of Vincent's brother, Isaac. "Sherm" Dillon's research for the 1932 Scottown Dillon Runion, has served as a reference point for ongoing research involving these Dillons. Photo taken on Vincent Dillon farm near Platform, Windsor Twp., Lawrence Co., OH(c1905). Vincent was a great grandson of Peter Dillin Sr., also described at this site.
  • 77-90)Hamilton Cem., Summit Twp., Monroe Co., Ohio (230 KB)
    (b) Another view of the Hamilton Cemetery located in section 31, to the north of DeVoe Ridge Road. The oldest identified gravesite is that of Elizabeth Hamilton who died in 1840. It is thought that Rachel Hamilton Dillon, wife of John Dillon(abt1785-1848), may have died about the time of Elizabeth Hamilton and may have been buried here. John Dillon had land nearby in 1840.
  • 78-191) William Washington Dillon(1873-1959) (46 KB)
    (b) William Washington Dillon was the son of Jacob Dillon(1841-1904) and Elizabeth Bunting Dillon, grandson of Hugh Dillon(abt1813-abt1895) and Catherine Schultz Dillon. The families of Jacob Dillon and Hugh Dillon have been profiled elsewhere at this site. (Photo courtesy of Kathy Yokiel at: jpyokiel@alltel.net)
  • 79-91) Peninsula Cemetery, East Wheeling, WV (221 KB)
    (b) Entrance to Peninsula Cemetery, location of the gravesite for Peter Dillon(abt.1810-1897), son of John Dillon and Rachel Hamilton Dillon, referenced elsewhere at this site. Additional family information is available at the Rootsweb WorldConnect site: DILLON FAMILY GENEALOGY.
  • 80-193) William W. Dillon and Ethel Jane White (23 KB)
    (b) William Washington Dillon(1873-1959), son of Jacob Dillon and Elizabeth Bunting Dillon, with his wife, Ethel Jane White(1886-1919). (Photo courtesy of Kathy Yokiel at: jpyokiel@alltel.net)
  • 81-92) Peninsula Cemetery, East Wheeling, WV (219 KB)
    (b) Another view to include an adjacent factory cemetery. The earliest graves are located in this section and date to the earliest 1800s.
  • 82-194) Ethel Jane White Dillon(1886-1919) (29 KB)
    (b) Born in Tyler Co., WV., Ethel was the wife of William Washington Dillon(1873-1959), who was born in Monroe Co., OH, the son of Jacob Dillon(1841-1904) and Elizabeth Bunting, the grandson of Hugh Dillon(1813-1895) and Catherine Schultz. This family is profiled at extensively at DILLON FOLK. (photo courtesy of Kathy Yokiel at: jpyokiel@alltel.net)
  • 83-93) Peninsula Cemetery, another view (219 KB)
    (b) This view looking east to the Peninsula Cemetery, located immediately behind the deteriorating factory in the distance bakcground was taken from the old National Road, the primary east-west overland passageway during the time of Peter Dillon, with the city of downtown Wheeling and McCullough Street, where Peter Dillon lived, behind this location.
  • 84-24) Peter Dillon, Sr.(c1754-1823) Gravesite (30 KB)
    (b) Peter Dillin Sr., gravesite, Perry Twp., Coshocton Co., OH, located off Rte 541, west of the present community of Coshocton. This Revolutionary War Veteran is first recorded in present Somerset Co., NJ, in the middle 1770s, as an active member of the New Jersey Militia where he "served in Captain John Polhemus's Co. and 1st Regiment of New Jersey Troops commanded by Col. William Earl of Stirling." (This coincides with the Draft, which states that "Peter Dillin was listed among the privates from Somerset County, N.J. serving in the Rev. War in the 1st Battalion under Col. William Alexander (Lord Stirling)") - (Ref. History of Hunterdon and Somerset Counties, N.J.). He married his wife, Mary Veghte in 1779, and eventually resettled to Washington/Greene Co. PA, by the late 1780s, where he established a 403 acre farm, he called, 'Conquest', cut out of the wilderness of southwestern PA. Moving west again by the early 1800s, Peter, with several of his adult children, purchase land in Coshocton Co. prior to 1820, to which he resettled permanently after the sale of 'Conquest', in 1820. Peter's wife, Mary, and son Peter Jr., are buried close by in this grove of trees, located a few hundred yards to the south of Rte 541. The gravestone of Peter Jr., entombed in this great oak was recently (c2004) exposed with the downing of this tree by a severe storm.
  • 85-195) James Taylor Langdon Family (photo c.1916) (87 KB)
    (b) This lovely old house in Getaway, Lawrence Co., Ohio was the home of the Langdon family described on the photo. Notable in this group are Otto Wilbur "Ott" Dillon, his wife, Lenna Florence Langdon, and their two boys, Marshall Lowell Dillon and Paul Lehr Dillon. Otto Wilbur was the son of Peter Hamilton Dillon(1833-1904) and Sarah Elizabeth Sites(1848-1932) and the grandson of Vincent Dillon, Sr. and Hannah Jackson Dillon, profiled elsewhere on this site. The Dillons and the Sites were early arrivals to Lawrence Co., Ohio in the early and middle 1800s. These families at profiled in detail at Rootsweb Worldconnect site: DILLON FAMILY GENEALOGY (photo courtesy of Connie Hutchison at: cshutchison@prodigy.net)
  • 86-25) Vincent Dillon Sr. gravesite(1809-1892) (41 KB)
    (b) Gravesite of Vincent Dillon Sr., in the Scottown Cemetery(Wi-30), Windsor Twp., Lawrence Co., OH. This cemetery is believed to have originated as a family cemetery through the efforts of Vincent, perhaps beginning with the death of Vincent's father, John Dillon, abt 1848. Located on Vincent's original farm near the present community of Scottown, it also includes several members of Vincent and Hannah's immediate family. Vincent was probably born on the ancestral farm of his grandfather, Peter Dillon Sr., in Greene Co., PA. He resettled with his father and family to Monroe Co., OH, about 1835, then again to Windsor Twp., Lawrence Co., OH, about 1847, where he lived on the same farm for the 45 remaining years of his life. Vincent and Hannah had thirteen children over these three locations, twelve of which reached adulthood.
  • 87-196) Virginia Dillon Roubieu(1917-1994) (46 KB)
    (b) Virginia Dillon, whose gravesite is located in the Rome Cemetery, Proctorville, Ohio, was the wife of Frank Roubieu and the daughter of Elmer Wesley Dillon(1879-1970) and Ottie Hall Dillon of Lawrence Co., Ohio and Cabell Co., West Virginia. Virginia's life and family are best described through her obituary as follows: "Virginia Dillon Roubieu, 77, of Fullerton, Calif., formerly of Huntington,(WV) died Wednesday, May 11, 1994. Gravesite services will be conducted Monday, May 16, at 2 p. m. at Rome Cemetery, Proctorville, Ohio by Dr. R. Jackson Haga. She was born March 15, 1917, in Windsor, Ohio, a daughter of the late Elmer and Ottie Hall Dillon. She was a retired marketing sales clerk. She was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Dillon; and two brothers, Dr. Conley H. Dillon and Waldo Dillon. She is survived by two daughters, Dee Dee Brandon of Fullerton, Calif., and Mrs. Robbie (Peggy) Burns of Anaheim, Calif.; one sister, Mrs. Harley (Reva) Khul of Huntington(WV); four nieces and a nephew. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p. m. Sunday at Beard Mortuary." This family is profiled extensively elsewhere at this site. (Photo courtesy of Connie Hutchison at: cshutchison@prodigy.net)
  • 88-198) Vincent Dillon, Sr.(1809-1892) (^# KB)
    (b) A careful study and review of a treasure of Dillon family photos has resulted in the conclusion that this TinType photo is likely Vincent Dillon, Sr., born most likely in Franklin Twp., Greene Co., PA, the probable eldest son of John Dillon (c1786-1848) and Rachel Hamilton (c1786- c1840). Married to Hannah Jackson(1810-1889) c1830, he resettled with his young family, including his parents, to the virgin forests of southeastern Ohio in the early to middle 1830s where in the company of his father and four brothers, Hugh, Peter, Hamilton and Thomas, he acquired federal land, and began the arduous task of establishing a survival and a home in the Ohio wilderness. By the middle to late 1840s, Vincent found the urge to resettle himself farther down the Ohio River, where cheap land was available in Lawrence Co. In 1847, with his family, his father, John, and, at least two sisters, Eleanor and Rachel, he resettled to Windsor Twp., where he eventually held title to 600 acres of 'highlands' not far from the present community of Scottown. He lived here the remainder of his life, acquired prominence as a highly respected elder for nearly fifty years, and was buried in what is now described as the Scottown Cemetery (Wi-30), originally established by Vincent as a family cemetery on his land. Vincent and Hannah were the parents of thirteen children, twelve of whom reached adulthood. (photo courtesy of Connie Dillon Hutchison at:
  • 89-199) William Morris Dillon(1837-1916) (20 KB)
    (b) William Morris Dillon was the son of Thomas Dillon(1819-1885) and Sarah (Sally) Ann Morris(1818-1898), grandson of John Dillon(1785-1848) and Rachel Hamilton(1785-1840) and great grandson of Peter Dillon(1754-1823) and Mary Veghte(1751-1822). William's extended family is profiled extensively at DILLON FOLK. William was a member of the 22nd Iowa Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War. Though he was from Lewisville, Monroe Co., OH, he married a Rachel Farley and was living with her family in Iowa at the outbreak of the Civil War. His unusual story and history are described at DILLON FOLK as well as at the site DILLON FAMILY GENEALOGY. He was eventually buried in Lewisville behind the old German church at the top of the hill. (photo courtesy of Mary Henderson at: LadyMaryAR@cs.com)
  • 90-200) Reva Dillon Kuhl and Harley Kuhl (39 KB)
    b) Reva Ines Dillon(1925-1995), wife of Harley V. Kuhl, here buried in the Rome Cemetery, Proctorville, Ohio, was the eldest daughter of Elmer Wesley Dillon(1879-1970) and Ottie Hall Dillon from Lawrence Co., Ohio and Cabell Co., West Virginia. Reva and Harley were the parents of three daughters and resided in Huntington, West Virginia at the time of their deaths. Her family is profiled extensively back several generations at DILLON FOLK. (Photo courtesy of Connie Hutchison at: cshutchison@prodigy.net)
  • 91-94)Levi Denbow(1832-1911), Rachel Morris(1837-) (104 KB)
    (b) Pictured above are Levi Denbow and his wife, Rachel Morris Denbow. Levi was the son of John Denbow and Martha A. Sharp from Maryland. Rachel was the daughter of James R. Morris and Mary Dillon, from Greene Co., PA, also shown at this site. Mary was the daughter of John Dillon and Rachel Hamilton. Rachel and twin sister, Ann Morris, were the first born of James Morris and Mary Dillon Morris, in Monroe Co., Ohio, probably in the Lewisville area. Mary Dillon Morris is buried in the Hamilton Cermetery, Summit Twp. More about this folks can be found at the Rootsweb WorldConnect site, DILLON FAMILY GENEALOGY.
  • 92-95) Martha Dillon Dunfee, husband Isaac Dunfee (461 KB)
    (b) This is a copy of a photo of Martha Jane Dillon and Isaac Dunfee that appeared in the Worth County Centennial Book published in 1961. It's on page 86. Also on that page are Harry Chester Dunfee with Rebecca Findley and a picture of the Dunfee children: Cora Leah, John Isaac, Arch Carter and Benjamin "Bea". This copy was found in the Northwest Missouri Genealogical Society Library in St. Joseph, MO. Martha Jane "Mattie" Dillon was the ninth child of Vincent Dillon Sr. and Hannah Jackson Dillon of Lawrence Co., OH.(photo courtesy of Ben Glick at: benglick@earthlink.net)
  • 93-26) Hannah Jackson Dillon gravesite(1810-1889) (198 KB)
    (b) Gravesite of Hannah Jackson Dillon, wife of Vincent Dillon Sr., in the Scottown Cemetery (Wi-30), Windsor Twp., Lawrence Co., OH. Vincent Dillon's inscription is on the reverse side of this gravestone momument and is photo #86 at this site. Hannah was the daughter of Henry Jackson and Rachel Tustin of Greene Co., PA.
  • 94-96) Catharine Eisiminger Dillon(1794-1873) (37 KB)
    (b) Catharine Eisiminger Dillon was probably born in Washington/Greene Co., PA to John Eisiminger and possibly Margaret Staggers. Probably living in Franklin Twp., she eventually married Abraham Dillon(1793-1859), November 21, 1818. Abraham was the son of Peter Dillon, Sr., (gravesite also at this site) and Mary Veghte, who were living on "Conquest," 405 acres located at the extreme southern region of Franklin Twp. adjacent to Wayne Twp. Shortly thereafter Catharine and family resettled to the Coshocton/Knox Cos. region with most of their extended family. They became the parents at eleven children, nine of whom were probably born in Ohio. By the late 1830s, Abraham and Catharine resettled to the St. Joseph region of Buchanan Co., MO, where the youngest two remaining children were eventually born. According to Dillon researcher, Talmage Owen Dillon, Catharine's husband, Abraham, "was an unusually large, powerful man of true Irish type with blue eyes and dark hair," who "migrated to Missouri around 1837," to a place "five miles north of St. Joseph along what was thereafter known as Dillon Creek. There he erected a gristmill that was the first in that section of the country." Catharine's gravesite, here shown, is located in the Mt. Mora Cemetery, St. Joseph. Her tombstone, barely legible in 2000, reads: CATHARINE/ WIFE/ OF/ ABRAHAM DILLON/ DIED/ Apr. 22, 1873/ AGED/[illegible, 78 or 79 yr] 6 MO/ 2 [days]. It is presumed Abraham's gravesite is located here as well. This photo has been provided courtesy of Eldon Swensson of Lindsborg, Kansas.
  • 95-27) Austin Williams(1826-1875)(photo c1865) (67 KB)
    (a) Austin Williams was the husband of Judith Ellen Dillon. Austin was born in OH and died in MO, probably Benton Co. This couple had, at least, five children; Gordon, Hannah, Sarah, Daniel and George. Judith Ellen Dillon, born in Virginia was the daughter of Thomas Dillon(1799-1855) and Obedience Tyree(1801-1842) and the granddaughter of Samuel Dillon and Chloe Farley Dillon. (photo courtesy of Deana Buckley Cole, great great grandaughter of Austin Williams & Judith Dillon)
  • 96-28) William S. Dillon and his five children (37 KB)
    (b) This photo(c1905) probably taken at the Scottown, Ohio residence of William includes: l to r, Effie C. Dillon(1864-1931) married Ben Festus Synder, Vincent F. "Ferry" Dillon(1866-1954) married Nettie Dillon Zimmerman, William A. "Doll" Dillon(1868-1935) married Valerie Ellen "Ella" Lunsford, Elizabeth Luella "Lizzie" Dillon(1871-1920) married Thomas Dalton, Jennie Bertha Dillon(1874-1954) married John E. Fulks, sitting, William S. Dillon(1838-1907) married Rachel Reed(1835-1884).
  • 97-29) William S. Dillon extended family(c1905) (77 KB)
    (b) This photo, probably taken in 1905 or 1906 at the old family homestead of William S. Dillon, near Scottown, Windsor Twp., Lawrence Co., OH, includes the five children of William and their children. Most of these individuals have been identified. However, the identity of some may not be accurate. I would appreciate the input of anyone having any information regarding the identity of any of these folks: 4 individuals in rear row, l to r: Ben Festus Synder, Effie Dillon Synder, unknown, Elizabeth "Lizzie" Dillon Dalton; 14 individuals in the middle row, l to r: Vincent Farragut Dillon, Nettie Zimmerman Dillon, Howard Kenton "Casey" Dillon, John E. Fulks, John William Fulks, Jennie Dillon Fulks, Festus Synder, Thomas Dalton, William Adolphus "Doll" Dillon, Bessie or Jessie Dillon, Jessie or Bessie Dillon, Ella Lunsford Dillon, Cesco Dillon, John Dillon; 11 individuals in front row, l to r: John William Dillon, Leland Stanford Dillon, Berkley Farrague Dillon, Mary Alberta Dillon, Hazel Fulks, Fleta Fulks, Napoleon Dillon "Dil" Fulks, William S. Dillon, Lema Dillon, Jennie Dillon, Hillis Cline Dillon.
  • 98-97) Sonja Ruth DILLON(1927-1987) (6 KB)
    (a) This c1942 photo of Sonja Ruth or Sonia Ruth was probably taken in the Cleveland, Ohio, area, the general location of her family residences during this period. Sonja was the daughter of Harry Clifford Dillon(1894-1961) and Nellie Roundhouse(1895-1984); her mother in one report being of Cherokee descent. Sonia was one of ten Dillon children raised during a period of intense deprivation and instability for many families. At the family site for Sonia, her siblings and parents, DILLON FAMILY GENEALOGY are interesting reflections some of this history.(Photo courtesy of Diane Ziccardi at: dmszasz@socal.rr.com)
  • 100-201) Daisy Wall(b.abt 1878) (52 KB)
    (b) Daisy Wall was the daughter of Cyrus Kemp Wall and Elizabeth Dillon Wall; granddaughter of Vincent Dillon, Sr. and Hannah Jackson Dillon, profiled elsewhere at this site. She is believed to have married a Charles Gossett and was reported to have had no children. Little additional information is known about her. (photo courtesy of Connie Hutchison at: cshutchison@prodigy.net)
  • 101-98) 5 Unknown Ladies, Vincent E. Dillon family (208 KB)
    (b) This photo was found in the family Bible of Vincent E. Dillon(1847-1910). If accurate, Vincent was known to have had only two daughters. Perhaps they were Vincent's daughters and friends. It seems unlikely they were cousins. Vincent was an 'only' child. His father, Hamilton Dillon(1823-1849) died shortly after his birth. His mother, Elizabeth Denbow(1827-1890) was married three times; her first two husbands, William N. Wise(1827-1848) and Hamilton Dillon, both died very prematurely. She also outlived her third husband, Joseph Fisher(1806-1868). Given the significant age differential between Vincent and his stepbrothers and stepsisters, these ladies were probably not the children of his stepsiblings. (photo courtesy of Tim Balside at: tbalside@frii.com)
  • 102-31) Martha Jane "Mattie" Dillon Dunfee (33 KB)
    (b) Martha Dillon(1844-1901), ninth child of Vincent Dillon Sr. and Hannah, moved with husband, Isaac Dunfee, to Worth Co., MO, shortly after their marriage in 1866. This couple had seven children in Worth Co. Martha was married in the Gibson Chapel, Scottown, Windsor Twp., Lawrence Co., OH. The extended family Isaac and Martha are profiled at this site and DILLON FAMILY PHOTOS.
  • 103-202) Original Cornelius W. Sites Homestead (39 KB)
    b) Located near Getaway in Lawrence Co., Ohio, the lighter color being the original stately homestead of Cornelius Westfall Sites(1820-1900) and family. Cornelius married Margaret Scott in 1840, and they were the parents of Sarah Elizabeth Sites(1848-1932) who eventually married Peter Hamilton Dillon(1833-1904). The family of Peter and Sarah are profiled extensively elsewhere at this site. (This recent photo is provided courtesy of Connie Hutchison at: cshutchison@prodigy.net, a descendant of this Dillon line.)
  • 104-32)John Dillon(1826-1917) Co. F, 116 O. V. I. (66 KB)
    (b) John Dillon, born in Greene Co., PA, was the 12th and youngest child of John Dillon and Rachel Hamilton. He resettled to Monroe Co., OH with his family about 1835. This family lived a few miles to the west of the present comunity of Lewisville. About 1848, John married Malinda Wells. On September 30, 1862, John Dillon was 'enrolled' as a private, Co. F, 116 Ohio Volunteers at Gallipolis, Gallia Co., OH. He listed his post office location as Stafford, Monroe Co., OH, at the time of his enlistment. While stationed at Martinsburg, VA, 'on or about September 15 1863, he contracted bronchitis from exposure.' He was hospitalized in the Regimental hopital in Martinsburg, VA, and eventually a general hospital in Frederick City, MD. He was honorably discharged as a corporal, Co. D, 62nd Ohio Infantry Volunteers in Richmond, VA, on June 17, 1865. After the death of Malinda in 1872, he married Barbara Jane Lewis. After the Civil War he resettled for a while to Gallia Co., OH before moving on to Lincoln Co., WV, near W. Hamlin, where he died at the age of 91. He is buried in the Harvey's Creek Cemetery near W. Hamilin, next to his wife, Barbara Jane and son, John. John was a brother of Vincent Dillon Sr. and Mary Dillon Morris (this site).
  • 105-203) Another view of the Langdon fam. res. (52 KB)
    (b) From photo #1, another view of the James Taylor Langdon family residence in Getaway, Lawrence Co., Ohio, with the Langdon family present. From l to r, Myrtie(daughter), Parthena (wife), James Taylor Langdon; daughters, Maggie and Lenna. Lenna later married Otto Wilbur "Ott" Dillon. (photo courtesy of Connie Hutchison at: chutchison@prodigy.net)
  • 106-33) Vincent F. and Nettie A. Dillon (71 KB)
    (a) (b) This photo may have been Nettie and Vincent's fiftieth wedding anniversary held at the home of Max and Rachel Dillon Haeberle, several miles out of Proctorville on SR 775. Rachel Elizabeth was the daughter of Nettie and Vincent. The date of the photo would have been the summer of 1945.
  • 107-204) Lorey, Ruth Wall Andre (c.1910) (69 KB)
    (b) Ruth Wall(b.1879) was the sister of Daisy Wall and daughter of Cyrus Kemp Wall and Elizabeth Dillon Wall, described or profiled elsewhere at this site. (Courtesy of Connie Hutchison at: cshutchison@prodigy.net)
  • 108-205) Mary Ellen Lewis Zimmerman(1845-1917) (54 KB)
    (b) Mary Ellen, better known to me as "Grandma Zimmerman", was the half-sister of Nettie Alberta Dillon. Mary and Nettie shared the same mother, Elizabeth Sowards, though Mary Ellen was twenty-seven years her senior. Mary Ellen's father was Wilson B. Lewis(abt.1821-1859). Nettie's father had been William Cyrus Dillon(1817-1903). Mary Ellen was known as "Grandma Zimmerman", as she and spouse, John Zimmerman, adopted Nettie following the death of Elizabeth Sowards, only days after the birth of Nettie in 1873. John Zimmerman had been a Civil War veteran and was known as "Grandpa Zimmerman". He is profiled thru several photos on DILLON FOLK. In the photo on the right, standing next to Mary Ellen, are John William Dillon(l) and Mary Augusta Dillon(r), nephew and niece of Mary Ellen, though they referred to her as "Grandma Zimmerman". John and Mary were the two eldest children of Nettie Alberta and her husband, Vincent F. Dillon of South Point, Lawrence Co., Ohio.
  • 109-206) Henry Dillon with young John Pickens (44 KB)
    (b) Henry Dillon(1843-1934), here pictured with his grandson, John Richard Pickens(1902-1987), was the fifth child of Hugh Dillon(abt1810-abt1897) and Catherine Schultz of Monroe Co., Ohio and Pleasants Co., West Virginia. Young John was son of Thomas A. Pickens and Jennie Bell Dillon(1870-1960). It is believed Thomas and Jennie Bell lived most of their lives in Monroe Co., Ohio. Henry married first married Sara Ann Clegg with whom this couple had three children; Jennie Bell, Chloe Isaphine and John Dillon. Henry later married Rachel J. Denbow. This union produced, at least, two additional children. Henry was a member of the infamous 116th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, as was his brother Jacob, his uncle, Peter Dillon and several cousins. This Regiment was organized at Gallipolis and Marietta, Ohio, in September and October, 1862, to serve three years. It was mustered out of service June 14, 1865, in accordance with orders from the War Department. After serving the three years, Henry declared his age to be 18 at the time of his discharge. The official list of battles in which this Regiment bore an honorable part is extensive and is an interesting and exciting series of events in and of themselves. (photo courtesy of Nancy Glosser at: nglosser@iron.net)
  • 110-207) Mary E. Lewis Zimmerman (another photo) (48 KB)
    (a) Mary Ellen Lewis, during the period of her marriage to John Zimmerman, is known to have lived on or near Greasy Ridge in the greater Scottown area. Following the death of husband John Zimmerman in 1909, she moved to Delta South Point next to the Vincent F. Dillon family, and later to Proctorville. This photo is believed to have been taken at her Proctorville residence.
  • 111 -208) V. F. Dillon family at Zimmerman res. (66 KB)
    (a) (b) The location of this photo was probably near Greasy Ridge and the residence of John Zimmerman and Mary Ellen Lewis Zimmerman. From l to r, Berkley F. Dillon(on horse), John W. Dillon(sitting on ground), John Zimmerman, Nettie Dillon(holding Howard K. Dillon), Leland S. Dillon(standing next to Mary Ellen "Grandma" Zimmerman, Mary A. Dillon and Vincent F. "Ferry" Dillon. Nettie is holding Howard, born March 1905, so this photo was probably taken in late summer of 1905. Everyone is sitting in the shade, avoiding the late summer heat.
  • 112-209) James Israel Mellott Family c.1900-1910 (55 KB)
    (b) This is a unique old photograph, which in itself includes even older photos of family members. James Mellott(1872-1957) is shown here with his wife, Mary Rachel Florence Dillon(1878-1971), son, Arthur and daughter, Violet Grace. Also pictured in the background in the corner of the room, are son, Lloyd Beaumont, daughter, Leona Lorinda to the right, and Samuel Dillon, the father of Mary Rachel Florence, on the wall to the right. This photo was taken in the living room of the family home, probably in Steubenville, Jefferson Co., Ohio. Samuel Dillon was the son of Hugh Dillon and Catherine Schultz Dillon profiled elsewhere at DILLON FOLK. (photo courtesy of Connie Grimm at: cgrimm1959@aol.com). She is the granddaughter of Violet Grace Mellott.
  • 113-211) Vincent Dillon Monroe Co., OH land(1847) (72 KB)
    (b) The land in the middle background, T6 R7 S12, just at the edge of Summit Twp., and located just to the west of the intersection of SR 79 and SR 145, would have been the approximate location where Vincent Dillon, Sr. lived and farmed in 1847 just prior to his departure and resettlement to Lawrence Co. According the John William Sherman 'Sherm" Dillon 'Dillon family narrative', Vincent's father, John Dillon, would have been living with Vincent and his family in 1847. This location is a few miles to the southwest of the community of Lewisville. The wife of John Dillon, Rachel Hamilton Dillon, is reported to have died a few years earlier(abt 1840) and is believed to have been buried in the Hamilton Cemetery, a couple of miles north of this location. By 1869, this land is shown as owned by Jacob H. Hamilton (in the 1869 Monroe Co. land map), and listed as owned by Wire Hamilton in Caldwell's Atlas of Monroe Co., OH, 1898, (by J. A. Caldwell, C. E.). Jacob H. Hamilton would have been a probable nephew of Rachel Hamilton Dillon. Wire Hamilton was a son of Jacob H. Hamilton. So it appears this land remained in the family for some time.
  • 114-210) Cornelius Westfall Sites(1820-1900) (52 KB)
    (b) Cornellius Westfall Sites, the spouse of Margaret Scott Sites, was the father of Sarah Elizabeth Sites who married Peter Hamilton Dillon(1833-1907). He was an Ohio native, buried in the Harmony Baptist Cemetery, Lawrence Co., OH. From the notes of descendant Connie Hutchison, he "was born in Washington County, Ohio, February 29, 1820; he came to Lawrence County in 1825. His parents, Andrew and Elizabeth (Robins) Sites were both born in New Jersey; from there they emigrated to New York, and from there to Marietta, Washington County, Ohio, where they remained a short time, coming to Lawrence County in 1824; he died on Steel-Trap creek, Windsor township; his wife died in 1872; both of them were of the Baptist persuasion." Both Cornelius and wife, Margaret are referenced elsewhere at DILLON FOLK. (photo courtesy of Connie Hutchison at: cshutchison@prodigy.net)
  • 115-212) Margaret Rose Bitters Dillon (1919) (58 KB)
    (b) Taken in 1919 in front of the American Express Railway Office, Rochester, Indiana, Margaret(1896-1982) was the wife of Clarence Allen Dillon(1893-1976). Clarence was the son of William Allen "Billy" Dillon(1850-1920), the grandson of Oliver Perry Dillon(1822-1904) and great grandson of William Dillon 1794-1862). William's father, Peter Dillon, Sr. is believed to have been the first of this line to set foot in America at about the time of the American Revolution. Members of this family are profiled elsewhere at DILLON FOLK and DILLON FOLK II. Clarence and Margaret were the parents of John Allen "Jack" Dillon, b.1920 and Virginia Alyse Dillon, b.1924. (photo courtesy of Roberta Wunder at: robertawunder@earthlink.net.)
  • 116-213) Margaret Scott Sites(1821-1872) (43 KB)
    (b) Margaret was the wife of Cornelius Westfall Sites, profiled elsewhere at this site, and mother of Sarah Elizabeth Sites who married Peter Hamilton Dillon. She was the daughter of Jehu (John) Scott and Martha Templeton Scott. (photo courtesy of Connie Hutchison at: cshutchison@prodigy.net)
  • 117-214) James S. Shafer and Della Lenora Dillon (62 KB)
    (b) Della Lenora Dillon Shafer(1871-1950), pictured above with husband, James Samuel Shafer, was the eldest child of Peter Hamilton Dillon(1833-1904) and Sarah Elizabeth Sites(1848-1932) and granddaughter of Vincent Dillon, Sr. and Hannah Jackson Dillon. Della and James were married in Lawrence Co., Ohio in 1891 and were the parents of Bertha, Gladys, Helen, Loren D., Mary E. and Blanche. This photo is believed to be the May 1891 wedding photo for James and Della. (photo courtesy of Connie Hutchison, great, great granddaughter of Vincent Dillon, Sr., at: cshutchison@prodigy.net)
  • 118-34) Samuel P. McKinney and Mary E. Dillon (50 KB)
    (a) Samuel Paris McKinney(1823-1898) married Mary Elizabeth Dillon abt 1843 in probably Wyoming Co., VA, later to become WV. Mary(1820-1901) or Elizabeth, was the daughter of Samuel Dillon and Polly Rinehart, the granddaughter of James Dillon(1771-1835) and Martha Belcher of Tazewell and Franklin Cos., VA.
  • 119-99)Capt Thomas Dillin(1829-1888) son of Israel (29 KB)
    (b) Thomas Dillin was the son of Israel Dillin(1800-1854) and Mary Jane Hall(1802-1851), grandson of Peter Dillon Sr.(Abt.1754-1823) and Mary 'Polly" Veghte(1751-1822). The gravesite of Peter Dillon Sr. is also found at this site. Here shown in his Civil War uniform, Thomas Dillin, the fourth eldest child of Israel and Mary, was born in Knox Co., OH, married Hester Ann Wilson(b. abt. 1833) about 1853. To this couple were born: Tilcus R., Mollie R., Curtis A., William H., John I., and Thomas Dillin. In the 1880s, Thomas moved to Santa Ana, CA, later to Los Angeles. His grave is in the Los Angeles area in Evergreen Cemetery. His father, Israel, probably born in Franklin Twp., Greene Co., PA, eventually resettled to Millwood in Knox Co., OH, where he had a store and farm. Israel Dillin later resettled to Marengo Twp., IA about 1849, and, with his sons, entered upon the work of digging a race from Bear Creek to the Iowa River through the town of Marengo. They also constructed the first grist mill in this region. Later Israel made a journey to California via ship around the southern coast of South America. During a violent storm a large timber was reported to have struck Israel, severely injuring him, He died some months later in Sacramento. (photo courtesy of Mrs Mirleen Kittle, Manitoba, Canada at: mirleen@hotmail.com)
  • 120-215) Clarence B. and Mary Gamwell Dillon(1938) (35 KB)
    (b) Clarence B., known commonly as 'CeeBee' Dillon, was the son of Peter Hamilton Dillon and Sarah Elizabeth Sites Dillon, both profiled elsewhere at this Site. Born in Lawrence Co., Ohio, CeeBee eventually became superintendent of Lawrence County schools, later Superintendent of the Glouster, Ohio schools. He is known to have been interested in the Dillon Family history, having exchanged correspondence with another notable Dillon Family researcher, John William Sherman Dillon and perhaps even Talmage Owen Dillon, and is believed to have written and compiled a family history which included information extending back to the period the American Revolution. A copy of this reference, however, remains undiscovered, apparently lost in history, though efforts are currently underway by family members to locate a copy. CeeBee first married, Elizabeth E. Ferguson in 1907 and after her death, Mary Ganewell, in 1926. There were no children by CeeBee in either marriage, though he and his first wife, Elizabeth, eventually adopted a young girl, Leona. (photo courtesy of family researcher, Connie Hutchison at: cshutchison@prodigy.net)
  • 121-35) Anna Dillon Berry(1813-1879) (97 KB)
    (b) Anna was the wife of Daniel Berry, also at this site. She was born in Greene Co., PA, presumably on or near the farm of her grandfather, Peter Dillon Sr. Anna was the daughter of Peter Dillon Jr.(1788-1823) and Mary McElwee(1794-1873). During her early childhood, her family resettled to Coshocton Co., OH, where she eventually met and married Daniel Berry in 1833. Anna and Daniel had eleven children while living and farming in Coshocton Co., OH. By 1856, they started westward probably stopping first in Illinois and by 1857, they reached Missouri where they lived the remainder of their lives. When Anna Dillon Berry died, Daniel gave the plot of ground for the cemetery where Anna is buried. A church was built at this location in 1883, which was named Berry Union. This church was eventually replaced by a new church(about 1920) which still stands and is known as Berry Christian Church. This is the location of Anna's gravesite in the Berry Cemetery, Grundy Co., MO.(photo courtesy of Peggy Hampshire at: PegHamps@cs.com)
  • 122-100) l to r, Clara, Thomas, and Charles Dillin (52 KB)
    (b) This photo taken c.1886 is of three children of Tilcus R. Dillin(1855-1929) and Amy Jane Murin(1856-1930) of Marengo, Iowa. Their ggrandfather, Israel Dillin was the son of Peter Dillon Sr., whose gravesite is also included at this site. Their grandfather, Thomas Dillin(1829-1888) is also pictured at this site.(photo courtesy of Mrs Mirleen Kittle, Manitoba, Canada at: (mirleen@hotmail.com)
  • 123-216) Connie Dillon Hutchison & Henry S. Dillon (49 KB)
    (b) After exchanging internet emails for about a year, 3rd cousins Connie and Henry, together with their families, finally arranged a face to face meeting and family reunion in February 2003, at the Texas home of Connie and her husband, Melvyn Haygood. For both family researchers, this meeting was one of those unexpected dreams that came true, a family get-together that would never have happened were it not for their mutual interests in tracing their Dillon roots. Connie is the great granddaughter of Peter Hamilton Dillon and Sarah Elizabeth Sites Dillon of Lawrence Co., Ohio. Henry is the great grandson of William S. Dillon and Rachel Reed Dillon also of Lawrence Co. Peter Hamilton, born in Greene Co., PA and William S., born in Monroe Co., OH, were brothers, both born in the 1830s, to Vincent Dillon, Sr. and Hannah Jackson Dillon, as this family resettled from Pennsylvania to Ohio, on a course across the Virginia panhandle(now WV), down the Ohio River and eventually to Lawrence Co., Ohio by about 1846. (photo courtesy of Connie Hutchison at: cshutchison@prodigy.net)
  • 124-36) Daniel Berry(1811-1890) (159 KB)
    (b) Daniel Berry, spouse of Anna Dillon, at this site, was born in Belmont Co., OH, to John Berry Sr. and Catharine Horn. He eventually resettled to Coshocton Co., OH, where he met and married Anna Dillon. To this union were born eleven children. Daniel and Anna eventually moved to Grundy Co., MO in 1857, where they spent the remaining years of their lives. Daniel's untimely death was reported by his descendants. "Grandpa met his death by being trampled by his angus cattle. He was found one Sunday evening by his friends and neighbors about half-a-quarter of a mile from the house in the pasture." Daniel is buried in the Berry Cemetery, near wife, Anna, Grundy Co., MO.(photo courtesy Peggy Hampshire at: PegHamps@cs.com)
  • 125-101) l to r Angie Eileen and Ivan Dillin (31 KB)
    (b) This photo, taken c.1917, includes of three of the children of Charles Dillin(1879-1954) and Etta Hicks Dillin. Charles Dillin was the son of Tilcus R. "Tick" Dillin(1855-1929) of Marengo, IA. Angie Arvilla Dillin(1909-1986) eventually married Fred Baskin. Eileen Delight Dillin eventually married Charlie Basken. Ivan Curtis Dillin lived in Churchbridge, Saskatchewan, Canada, until his death in 1999. Tilcus Dillin was the son of Thomas(1829-1888), grandson of Israel(1800-1854) and great grandson of Peter Dillon, Sr.(1754-1823). (photo courtesy of Mrs Mirleen Kittle, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada at: mirleen@hotmail.com)
  • 126-142) H. F. Dillon and O.(?) Dillon(1905) (26 KB)
    (b) Photo is dated October 7, 1905. Both Dillons are unknown but seem likely to have been in the extended family of Peter Hamilton and Sarah Elizabeth Sites Dillon(profiled elsewhere at this site). It also seems likely their home was either Lawrence Co., OH or Cabell Co., WV. (photo courtesy of Connie Hutchison at: cshutchison@prodigy.net)
  • 127-37) Cincinnatis Dillon?(1868-1947) (82 KB)
    (a) Cincinnatis was the son of Samuel Jackson Dillon(1830-1913), grandson of Thomas Jackson Dillon(1799-1855) and ggrandson of Samuel James Dillon from Virginia. He married Melvina Sweargin in 1904. To this couple were born nine children. Cincinnatis "was a horse trader and trapper for many years." Like so many of his generation, Cincinnatis was known to be capable of "weaving a tale from nothing". "He loved to play practical jokes on people." This photo most probably was taken at his Missouri home.(photo courtesy of Nadine & John Hielscher at: ssra@cnetech.com)
  • 128-218) Otto Wilbur and Lenna Langdon Dillon (52 KB)
    (b) Otto Wilbur "Ott" Dillon and his wife, Lenna Florence Langdon shown here in 1909 at about the time of the birth of their first child, son, Marshall. "Ott" and Lenna had two sons, Marshall Lowell and Paul Lehr and lived their lives in Windsor Twp. of Lawrence Co. "Ott" Dillon was the second child and eldest son of Peter Hamilton Dillon and Sarah Elizabeth Sites, grandson of Vincent Dillon, Sr. and Hannah Jackson Dillon, profiled elsewhere at DILLON FOLK. "Ott" owned and operated a second generation general mercantile store and a farm located at Cee Bee, on SR 775, north of Proctorville. His father, Peter Hamilton Dillon originally built and operated this store which was destroyed by fire in 1905, but later rebuilt. "Ott" was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Windsor, an ardent member and supporter of the local order of Knights of Golden Eagles and of the church. (photo courtesy of Connie Hutchison at: cshutchison@prodigy.net)
  • 129-38) Which Dillons are we? (50 KB)
    (a) Is this Samuel Jackson Dillon and wife, Valumina Ann Jeans, or is it Samuel's father, Thomas Jackson Dillon and Obedience Tyree? Though Thomas Jackson and Obedience died near the dawn of modern photography, some question remains regarding the true identity of this photograph.
  • 130-102) Tilcus R. Dillin family (c.1909) (127 KB)
    (b) Front Row: l to r, Tilcus R. Dillon, Charles Dillin and wife, Etta Hicks Dillin holding Angie, William Dillin, Amy Murin Dillin, wife of Tilcus R.; Back Row: l to r, Molly Dillin Berry, Edward Berry, Molly's husband, John Dillin, Thomas Dillin, Herman Dillin, Clara Dillin. Angie was born in March, 1909. Photo may have been taken in the fall of 1909 at a family get-together in Iowa. Tilcus was the son of Thomas(1829-1888), grandson of Israel(1800-1854) and great grandson of Peter Dillon, Sr.(1754-1823). (photo courtesy of Mrs. Mirleen Kittle, Winnipeg, Manitoba at: mirleen@hotmail.com)
  • 131-219) Paul and Madolyn Beatrice Danford Dillon (40 KB)
    (b) Paul Lehr Dillon(1911-1989) was the son of Otto Wilbur "Ott" Dillon and Lenna Florence Langdon, the grandson of Peter Hamilton Dillon and Sarah Elizabeth Sites, all profiled elsewhere at DILLON FOLK. Paul married Madolyn Beatrice Danford in 1936 in IN. Madolyn was the daughter of Grophia R. Danford and Lida Hesson, also of Lawrence Co. To this union were born; Connie, Paul Danny and Linda Kay. Paul Lehr had been a farmer and raised registered Hereford cattle on their 200 acre farm in Fairfield Co. In later adult years, with his family, he resettled to TX. As has been the case with many former residents of Lawrence Co., Paul Lehr Dillon was buried in the Rome Cemetery, Rome, Lawrence Co., OH, upon his death. (photo courtesy of Connie Hutchison at: cshutchison@prodigy.net)
  • 132-39) Thomas Dillon Co. K, 78th Ohio Inf (271 KB)
    (b) Thomas Dillon(1818-Abt1885), son of John Dillon and Rachel Hamilton, was born abt 1818 in Greene Co., PA. (The Civil War records for Thomas indicate he was born in Greene Co., PA and was 44 years of age in 1862.) He married Sarah Ann ______ abt 1836, presumably in Monroe Co., OH. According to the Monroe Co. Census, Sarah Ann was about the same age as Thomas Dillon. Thomas had come to Monroe Co. with his family a year or so earlier, when his family had settled down in Summit and Seneca Twps to the west of Lewisville. It is believed the first child of Thomas and Sarah died in infancy. Their next child, Morris, was probably so named because of the close relationship with the nearby Morris family. These Dillons and Morrises had probably been neighbors in PA. The third child of Thomas and Sarah, Anna Dillon, married William "Billy" Denbow, who also served in Co. K, 78th Ohio Inf. with Thomas. Billy Denbow is also shown at this site. Thomas and Sarah eventually purchased and exchange several properties in western and southwestern Monroe Co. This photo of the Thomas Dillon gravesite is taken in the Sutherland Methodist Cemetery, near Stafford. Thomas is buried next to William Morris, presumably the same individual from whom Thomas purchased local property and the father-in-law of his sister, Mary Dillon Morris. According to his Civil War record, Thomas was discharged by "Surgeon's Certificate" after completing less than one year of his three year enlistment. He was "5 feet 8 1/2 inches high, 'had' fair complexion, blue eyes, grey hair." His date of death has not been established. Thomas was a brother of Vincent Sr., Peter, Hamilton, John, Jr. and Mary Dillon Morris, all shown at this site.
  • 133-103) Edith Elspeth Hall(1885-1973) & four sons (18 KB)
    (b) From the left: Edith Hall, (Charles) Donald Bramley, (Norman) Vernon Bramley, Carol (Carl) Dillin Kaylor and (my father) James Wesley Kaylor, Jr. Edith was the daughter of William Hall II and Mary Elizabeth Dillin, from Marengo, IA, granddaughter of Obediah Dillin(1825-1911), ggranddaughter of Israel Dillin(1800-1854) and gggranddaughter of Peter Dillin Sr.(1754-1823), probably the first of her Dillin line to settle in this country. Peter's gravesite is also at this photo site. Nor was Edith's mother, Mary Elizabeth, the first of her line to resettled to CA. Israel ventured to CA by sea in the early 1850s around the tip of South America, long before the Pamana Canal, settling near Sacramento in 1854. This photo was taken about 1942 in CA. (photo courtesy of James A. Kaylor at: jkaylor@cypressleasing.com)
  • 134-143) Abraham Simonson(1750-1827) (132 KB)
    (b) Abraham's gravestone reads "Sep. 7. 1827, AGED 77 yrs 6 mon". Abraham served as Mary Vactor's bondsman for her wedding and marriage in 1779 to Peter Dillon Sr, also shown at this site. Abraham's wife was Idah Voorhees, perhaps a relative or family friend to Mary Vactor. Both ladies were of Dutch descent. These families in lived the Franklin Park region of New Jersey at the time of Peter's and Mary's wedding in 1779. Abraham Simonson and family later resettled to Indiana, the site of his gravestone in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Franklin County, IN.
  • 135-104) Gravesite - Nancy White Lemley(1799-1871) (57 KB)
    (b) Nancy White Lemley was the wife of Jacob Lemley Jr., mother of Samuel Lemley(1825-1880), who married Rachel Dillon(abt.1826-abt.1872) from Greene Co., PA. Nancy's gravesite is located in the Forgery Cemetery, Windsor Twp., Lawrence Co., OH. (photo courtesy of Bill Lemley at: WFLemley@cs.com)
  • 136-105) Henry Lemley(1832-1908) (59 KB)
    (b) Henry Lemley was son of Jacob Lemley and Nancy White Lemley, and the brother of Samuel Lemley(1825-1880), who married Rachel Dillon from Greene Co., PA. Rachel was the daughter of John Dillon, who was reported to have died on the farm of his son, Vincent Dillon Sr., located a short distance to the northeast of Scottown in Windsor Twp. Henry Lemley is here buried in Forgery Cemetery, Windsor Twp., as is his mother, Nancy. (photo courtesy of Bill Lemley at: WFLemley@cs.com)
  • 137-40) William "Billy" Denbow(1839-1919) (56 KB)
    (b) William "Billy" Denbow, served in the Civil War, in Company K, of the 78th Ohio, Voluntary Infantry, as did his father-in-law, Thomas Dillon. Billy had married Anna Dillon, the third child of Thomas and Sarah Jane Dillon, on November 12, 1857. Billy and Anna eventually had nine children, the first two of which were named Thomas and Hamilton, presumably after the father and uncle of Anna Dillon. Billy Denbow's gravesite, here in the Braken Ridge Cemetery next to the Braken Ridge ME Church lies next to his wife, Anna Dillon Denbow.
  • 138-220) Berkley F. Dillon with son, Henry S. (30 KB)
    (b) This photo was taken abt 1941 at home of Vincent F. Dillon, South Point, Lawrence Co., OH. Vincent F. and Nettie A. Dillon are profiled thru numerous photos at DILLON FOLK, DILLON KINDRED and DILLON FAMILY PHOTOS. Berkley F. Dillon, along with three brothers and five sisters, was the product of these two distinct Dillon lines; his father's Dillon line from PA and his mother's Dillon line from VA. Though both Dillon lines lived side by side in Windsor Twp., Lawrence Co., no connection between these two lines had been established nor confirmed until the 1895 marriage of Vincent and Nettie Dillon. Vincent's father was William (S) Dillon, Nettie's father was William C. Dillon, adding some further confusion when tracing both family lines. William (S) Dillon(1838-1907), was the sixth child of Vincent Dillon, Sr. and Hannah Jackson Dillon.
  • 139-221) Electra Dillon; husband, Lorinzo Hughes (20 KB)
    (a) "I am 99% sure it is a photo of Electra Dillon (daughter of Marlin Dillon) and her husband, Lorinzo Dow Hughes. I am hoping that I can get another confirmation on the photo through your research and contacts. I also highly suspect the photo was taken by Charles Beverly Hughes, who was a photographer during this time. Electra and Lorinzo would have been his parents. If anyone recognizes this photo, please let me know." As Vince's note suggests, Electra Dillon(1844-1903) was the daughter of Marlin Dillon(1789-1868) and Lucy Arthur. She was the granddaughter of William Dillon(1761-1847) and Frances Ann "Fannie" Blankenship), extending back to Henry Dillon(b.1655) of New Kent Co., VA. Electra and Lorinzo were the parents of, at least, nine children born between 1868-1881; Charles Beverly, Mary E., McHurston, Georgie B., William Franklin, Gallington Hobert "Gallie", Alma V., Adeline "Addie" and Arnold Venson. (photo courtesy of Vince Hughes at: http://www.my-ged.com/hughes)
  • 140-144) Mary Magdelyn Smith Dillon(1862-1915) (36 KB)
    (b) Mary, here buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Toronto, Jefferson Co., Ohio, was the second wife of Samuel Dillon(1839-1899). Married Abt. November 15, 1883, in Pleasants Co., WV, Mary and Samuel were the parents of: Addie, Bertha Jane, Ewart States (went by Thomas Lee), Hugh John, Nora Belle, Luella Gay, and Dora Elva Dillon. Samuel was the son of Hugh(abt1810-abt1895) and Catherine Schultz Dillon from Greene Co., PA. This family is profiled extensively at this site and DILLON FOLK. (Photo courtesy of Connie Grimm at: cgrimm1959@aol.com)
  • 141-222) William Hendry, Cordelia H. Danford grave (40 KB)
    (a) (b) Engraving on the tombstone of William Hendry Danford and his first wife, Cordelia Holderby Danford. This tombstone is located in the Perkins Ridge Cemetery, Lawrence Co., OH. William and Cordelia are profiled elsewhere at this site. (photo courtesy of Connie Hutchison at: cshutchison@prodigy.net)
  • 142-145) Williamson Gravestone, Sugar Grove Cem. (38 KB)
    (b) Buried here in the Sugar Grove Cemetery, Toronto, Jefferson Co., Ohio, are V.V. "Vinnie" Williamson(1880-1953), his wife, Nora B. Brown Williamson(1894-1974) and their son, Clifford H. Williamson(1910-1913). Nora B. was the daughter of Matthew Brown and Catherine Dillon Brown, and the granddaughter of Hugh Dillon(abt1810-abt1895) and Catherine Schultz. The family, ancestors and descendants of Hugh Dillon are profiled extensively at this site and DILLON FAMILY PHOTOS. (Photo courtesy of Connie Grimm at: cgrimm1959@aol.com)
  • 143-223) William H., Cordelia H. Danford grave (37 KB)
    (b) William Hendry Danford, first married Cordelia Holderby in 1878. After the death of his first wife, Cordelia, in 1917, William married Rachel Dillon Holderby, a widow, formerly married to William Theodore "Dorie" Holderby. Dorie and Cordelia Holderby had been siblings. William Hendry and Rachel Dillon are profiled elsewhere at DILLON FOLK. William Hendry and his wife, Cordelia are buried at the Perkins Ridge Cemetery, Windsor Twp., Lawrence Co., OH. (photo courtesy of Connie Hutchison at: cshutchison@prodigy.net)
  • 144-146) Rachel Dillon, William Hendry Danford (26 KB)
    (a) (b) Rachel Dillon Holderby Danford(1856-1928) was the first born child of William Cyrus Dillon(1817-1903) and Elizabeth Sowards(1826-1873). Though both William and Elizabeth had children from prior marriages, they had nine additional children beginning with Rachel in 1856 to their ninth child, Nettie Alberta in 1873. Rachel was first married to William Theodore "Dorie" Holderby in 1878. After his death, she married William Hendry Danford, here pictured with her. Rachel was known to be a kind, gentle person and great story teller. Family children always looked forward to her visits. She always seemed to be willing to take the time to do special things with them. (photo courtesy of Connie Hutchison at: cshutchison@prodigy.net)
  • 145-41) Sarah Jane Dillon(1841-1854) (46 KB)
    (b) The gravestone of Sarah Jane Dillon, here in the Hamilton Cemetery, Summit Twp., Monroe Co., OH, reads, "Daughter of P and J Dillon...Died...July 14, 1854.....Aged 12 yrs...10 mon...& 10 day". She was the fifth child of Peter and Jane Moore Dillon and is listed in the 1850 Center Twp, Lewisville Census. Her death followed by less than two months, the death of her mother. Though the cause of death is not known, given the brief interval following the death of Jane, may possibly have been the same affliction. Her stone lies close to that of her mother and brother, Peter.
  • 146-106) William Morris Dillon(1837-1916) (99 KB)
    (b) This gravesite of William M. Dillon, a Civil War Veteran, is located behind the old German Church in Lewisville, Summit Twp., Monroe Co., OH. William was the eldest living child of Thomas Dillon and Sarah Anne Dillon. Thomas and Sarah Anne lived most of their adult lives in Franklin Twp., Monroe Co., in or near the community of Stafford. Most probably before the Civil War, William migrated to Iowa where he met and married Rachel Farley. This union produced a daughter, Hattie Belle Dillon. As a consequence of his location at the start of the War, William joined the 22nd Iowa Volunteer Infantry. But somehow during the War this couple apparently became estranged and separated permanently. By 1866, Rachel filed for divorce "on grounds of willful absence." It seems William never returned to his Iowa family, but remained in Monroe Co., where by about 1868, he married Anna Ellen _______. To this couple were born, at least, one child. William apparently remained close the family of his father and mother until their deaths, his mother dying in Stafford in 1898. William's father, Thomas had apparently been very close to the family of William Morris, as records indicate several land transactions involving the Dillons and the Morrises. Thomas apparently named his eldest son, not after his own father, John Dillon, but after William Morris, his nearby neighbor and friend and father of his sister, Mary's husband, James R. Morris. But in all fairness to this story, Thomas is believed to have fathered an older child, before William Morris Dillon, who died in infancy.
  • 147-147) William Hendry Danford, Rachel Dillon (58 KB)
    (a) (b)This photo is believed to have been their wedding day. Rachel was previously married to William Theodore "Dorie" Holderby, who died in 1910 as a result of injuries resulting from falling from a horse; William was married to Cordelia Holderby, who passed away in 1917. Dorie and Cordelia Holderby were siblings. Presumably William and Rachel were married shortly after the 1917 death of Cordelia. (photo courtesy of Connie Hutchison at: cshutchison@prodigy.net)
  • 148-42) Jane Moore Dillon(abt1813-1854) (37 KB)
    (b) Jane Moore Dillon, the first wife of Peter Dillon, lies here in the Hamilton Cemetery, Monroe Co., OH. Little is known about her. However, she was probably from Greene Co., PA, as was her husband, Peter. This couple were married in PA, prior to resettling to Monroe Co as their youngest child, Melissa, was born abt 1834 in PA. Jane's gravestone here reads "Jane wife of Peter Dillon". Jane lies near her daughter, Sarah Jane Dillon, who died three months after Jane, and a son, Peter Dillon, who had died three years earlier. Jane's maiden name, Moore, was taken from the Civil War records of her husband, Peter Dillon.
  • 149-224) Alfred J. Mays (1860-1934) with sons (20 KB)
    (a) Alfred J. Mays, shown here with sons Jean (l) and Alden (r). He was the husband of Luzetta "Settie Ann" "Daisy" Dillon, who he married December 23, 1892, in Cabell Co., WV. "Settie Ann" Dillon was the daughter of Rev. William J. "Sonny" Dillon(1844-1914) and Ellen C. King, granddaughter of William Cyrus Dillon(1817-1903) and Elizabeth Pinkerman, the continuation of a long line of Dillons from Virginia. Albert and Luzetta are listed as parents of eight children; Erastus "Rass", Clive (Cline), Minnie, Maxwell, Wilhelmina (Wilma), Addie, Jean F. and Alden. (photo courtesy of Terry Pogues at: Poguesj@cs.com)
  • 150-148) Harry Chester Dunfee Family (1906) (78 KB)
    (b) Harry Chester Dunfee(1867-1949)here pictured on the left with family, l to r, Cora Leah(age 11), Arch Carter(age 3), John Isaac(age 8) and his wife, Rebecca Phoebe Findley Dunfee. Harry Chester Dunfee was the son of Isaac Dunfee(1839-1911) and Martha Jane "Mattie" Dillon(1844-1901) and grandson of Vincent Dillon, Sr. and Hannah Jackson Dillon of Windsor Twp., Lawrence Co., Ohio. Harry's parents, Isaac and Martha resettled to Worth Co., Missouri shortly after their marriage in 1867. Martha's sister, Margaret and her husband, John C. Dement and Martha's brother, Isaac and his wife, Jane Rapp, all resettled to Worth Co., Missouri about the same time. The three male spouses had recently returned from the Civil War, just prior to their marriages. Isaac Dillon had lived in the general area of Worth Co. prior to the Civil War and had enlisted from Brownville, Nebraska. Descendants of these families still reside in Worth Co. This photo was originally in possession of Sarah Sites Dillon, wife of Peter Hamilton Dillon, brother of Isaac, Margaret and Martha Dillon. (photo courtesy of Connie Hutchison at: cshutchison@prodigy.net)
  • 151-43)Georgie Dillon(1890-1970), Unk Companion (23 KB)
    (a) Georgia Dillon was born to Jesse Dillon and Olivia Rhanor on October 16, 1890. She had no middle name. If one was use it was the letter "D" for Dillon. She married Robert Mitchell Nicol Jr.(1896-1975), somewhere around but not in Lawrence County, Ohio on December 7, 1918. Robert was stationed at an army base some where close by. Georgie was the granddaughter of Creed C. Dillon(1811-1879) and Abigail Rebecca Smith(1815-1881). Both grandparents, from Virginia families, resettled to Lawrence Co., OH early in their married life. Creed C. Dillon was the son of Squire Dillon and grandson of Samuel James Dillon.(photo courtesy of Cindi Johnson at: tcjohnson@sprintmail.com).
  • 152-107) Eleanor Dillon Capper(1820-1888) (80 KB)
    (b) Eleanor Dillon Capper was the daughter of John Dillon and Rachel Hamilton Dillon, referenced on several locations at this site. She was the sibling of Vincent Dillon Sr., Rachel Dillon Lemley, Mary Dillon Morris, Hugh, Peter, Thomas, Hamilton and John Dillon Jr., also found at this site. Eleanor and her sister, Mary, married the Morris brothers, Elisha and James B., in Monroe Co., OH. Eleanor and Elisha had, at least, six children prior to his premature death. Eleanor's brother, Vincent Dillon Sr. served as the administrator for the Elisha Morris estate. Eleanor later moved with her brother, Vincent Sr., his family and their father John Dillon, to Lawrence Co. in 1847, where she eventually met and married Joshua Capper, with whom she had seven additional children. Family stories and county records show her also as Sarah Ellen and Nellie. This photo was taken of gravesites of Joshua and Eleanor Capper in the Perkins Ridge Cemetery, Windsor Twp., Lawrence Co., OH.
  • 153-217) Maggie Ethel Dillon (1875-1901) (25 KB)
    (b) Known commonly as Ethel, she was the third child of Peter Hamilton Dillon(1833-1904) and Sarah Elizabeth Sites Dillon(1848-1932), and the granddaughter of Vincent Dillon, Sr. and Hannah Jackson Dillon. She died prematurely at the age of 26 and is buried next to her parents in the Getaway Methodist Cemetery, Lawrence Co., OH. (photo courtesy of Connie Hutchison at: cshutchison@prodigy.net)
  • 154-149) Festus Dillon - Flanders Field, Begium (107 KB)
    (a) Here lies Festus Dillon(1896-1918), son of Franklin "Frank" Dillon and Gilla Mannon of Scottown, Ohio, a military casualty of WWI, having died October 20, 1918 of pneumonia in the final days of the war. His marker reads, "FESTUS DILLON, PVT. 363 INF. 91 DIV., OHIO - OCT 20, 1918". Festus is believed to have had the following siblings; Ruth, Frances "Frankie" (who married Wilbur Curtis Burcham), Floyd J. (who married Sibyl Adella Harmon), Delsie Myrtle, Osten Lewis (who married Alice Louise Callicoat), Lew A. and Mildred (who married Frank Taylor). Franklin Dillon(1857-1939) was the son of John Wylie Dillon, Sr.(1828-1892) and Catherine Sowards, and the grandson of McCager Dillon(1786-1859) and Mary "Polly" Callicott. This photo was provided by Patrick Lernout, who lives in Waregem, Belgium about one mile from the US Flanders Field military cemetery. Mr. Lernout is compiling a publication about the US military service personnel, buried at Flanders Field. He would like to include a photo of each along with some family information. Therefore, I am appealing for assistance from Lawrence Co. descendants of this family for the location of a photo of Festus Dillon. (photo courtesy of Partick Lernout at: patrick.lernout@pandora.be)
  • 155-44)Olivia R. Dillon(1854-1911) and Children (57 KB)
    (a) Olivia Rhanor Dillon with six of her children, though the names of individual children in this photo are not known. The first six children listed in the bible of daughter, Georgia, were: Albertha Dillon b.1877, Mary Ruth Dillon b.1879, Ceola Dillon b.1881, Arinda Dillon b.1882, Nathaniel F. b.1883 and Daisy Dillon b.1885. So this photo must have been taken c.1886. Additional children listed by Georgia were: Ovel Dillon b.1887, Jessie Dillon b.1888, Georgia Dillon b.1890 and Clifford Dillon b.1891.(photo and information courtesy of Cindi Johnson at: cindimjohnson50@myfamily.com)
  • 156-108) Morris Family Chapel, Ritchie Co., WV (228 KB)
    (b) From the files of Andy Morris "the Morris Chapel was originally built around 1890 on land owned by William B. Morris, my great grandfather's twin brother. The original building was a log church and was located at the site of Morris Cemetery. The building was struck by lightning in the 1920's and burned down. It was rebuilt a couple of miles away, and that is the building that you have. My grandfather attended church in the original log building. The Morris Chapel was originally United Brethren. The UB church became Evangelical United Brethren in 1946, and finally United Methodist in 1968." William B. Morris was the twin brother of John W. Morris. Both were the children of James R. Morris and Mary Dillon Morris and had been named for each of their grandfathers. James and Mary are also profiled on this site.(photo courtesy of Andy Morris)
  • 157-225) Albert J. Mays Gravestone (59 KB)
    (a) Gravesite for Albert J. Mays (1860-1934), profiled above. He is buried in the Highland Cemetery, on Saltwell Road, Huntington, WV. (photo courtesy of Joyce at: OhioJJS@aol.com)
  • 158-150) Samuel Lee Dillon as young man (11 KB)
    (a) Samuel Lee Dillon was born and died in Lawrence Co., OH. Samuel was the son of Joshua Clay Dillon (1844-1908) and Lucy Roach (1845-1917), both also born and died in Lawrence Co., OH. Joshua was the son of Creed C. Dillon (1811-1879) and Abigail Rebecca Smith (1815-1881). Creed was born in Franklin County VA, the son of Squire Dillon (1785-abt.1857) and Celia Ward (b abt. 1786-d. bef. 1870). Obituary, Samuel Dillon, Ironton Tribune: "He was a member of Zoar Baptist Chruch for 70 years, was superintendent of the Sunday School for 54 years and served as a deacon for 50 years." From Eulogy read at Samuel's funeral: "Another mighty oak fell Friday, May 22, when Samuel L. Dillon, son of the late Rev. J. C. and Lucy Roach Dillon, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lucy Wilson of Coal Grove, Ohio where he made his home. "He was born July 2, 1879 at Greasy Ridge, but had resided in Coal Grove since 7 years of age. On February 25, 1900, he was united in marriage to Naomi Griffith, who preceded him in death June 6, 1949.... Samuel and Naomi are buried in the Zoar Baptist Church Cemetery. They had at least nine children. At the time of his death he had 29 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and one gggrandchild. (photo courtesy of Michelle Dillon at: mdillon@mail.cannet.com)
  • 159-45) Mary Ruth "Ruthie" Dillon(1879-1897) (27 KB)
    (a) Mary was the second child of Jesse Dillon and Olivia Rhanor Dillon. She was was born and lived her short life entirely in Windsor Twp., Lawrence Co., OH. There is information from a family descendant that "Ruthie" may have been a teacher.(photo courtesy of Cindi Johnson at: cindimjohnson50@myfamily.com)
  • 160-109)Gravesite of Anna Dillon Denbow(1838-1903) (48 KB)
    (b) The gravesite of Anna Dillon Denbow, here in the Braken Ridge Cemetery, Summit Twp., Monroe Co., OH. Anna was the daughter of Thomas and Sara Anne Dillon, also shown at this site. Thomas, along with brothers, Vincent Sr, John, Hugh, Peter, Hamilton and parents, John Dillon and Rachel Hamilton Dillon, had resettled to Summit Twp., Monroe Co. about 1835. Anna's gravesite is not far from the gravesite of her husband, William "Billy" Denbow, Civil War veteran, also shown at this site.
  • 161-226) Margaret Scott Sites(1821-1890) (19 KB)
    (b) Margaret was the mother Sarah Elizabeth Sites, who married Peter Hamilton Dillon, all profiled elsewhere at this site. This is an excellent TinType photo of Margaret, possibly taken as early as the 1860s or 1870s. Margaret married Cornelius Westfall Sites in Union Twp in 1840. She was mother of, at least, eleven children. She spent her entire life in Lawrence Co., OH. (photo courtesy of Connie Hutchison at: cshutchison@prodigy.net)
  • 162-151) William Henry Lemley(abt1845-1865) (58 KB)
    (b) William Henry Lemley was the son of Samuel Lemley(1825-1880) and Rachel Dillon Lemley(abt1830-abt1872). Rachel Dillon was probably the youngest of the twelve children of John Dillon(abt1786-1848) and Rachel Hamilton Dillon(abt1786-abt1840). Though born in Monroe Co., Ohio, Rachel married young and spent virtually her entire adult life in Lawrence Co., where Rachel and Samuel raised twelve children. Rachel's gravesite, probably in Lawrence Co., has not been discovered, however. William Henry Lemley married Mary Jane Fuller but he died young. (photo courtesy of Blair Bollinger at: bjb@mac.com)
  • 163-46)Grandmother Olivia Rhanor Dillon(1854-1911) (84 KB)
    (a) Olivia, wife of Jesse Dillon, in her later years. (photo courtesy of Cindi Johnson at: cindimjohnson50@myfamily.com)
  • 164-110) Levi Denbow(1832-1911) (97 KB)
    (b) Levi was the son of John Denbow and Martha A. Sharp from MD. In 1858, he married Rachel Morris, probably in Summit Twp., daughter of James R. Morris and Mary Morris Dillon, Mary having been the daughter of John Dillon and Rachel Hamilton Dillon. Levi had been active in the Civil War as a member of Co K, 78th O.V.I., as had his father and three brothers. His father had joined at the age of 63, giving his age as 44. Later a fourth brother also joined. Levi and Rachel are buried in the Braken Ridge Cemetery, Summit Twp., Monroe Co., OH. (Photo courtesy of Andy Morris at: andmore@ix.netcom.com)
  • 165-227) Benjamin Franklin & Mary J. Dillon grave (47 KB)
    (b) Benjamin Franklin Dillon(1856-1940) was the youngest child of Hugh and Catherine Dillon from Monroe Co., Ohio and Tyler Co., West Virginia; grandson of John Dillon and Rachel Hamilton Dillon from Greene Co., Pennsylvania. Born in Monroe Co., Ohio, he first married Mary Jane Lewis. After her death in 1906, he married Mary Jane Clark in 1919, here buried with Benjamin Franklin Dillon, also her second husband. To this union was born Dorothy Rebecca, their only child, born in Lisbon, Columbiana Co., OH. Ohio. Their gravesite is located in the Sugar Grove Cemetery, Toronto, Jefferson Co., Ohio. (photo courtesy of Connie Grimm at: cgrimm1959@sbcglobal.net)
  • 166-152) Dillon Sisters (60 KB)
    (b) This photo, taken about 1910, pictures Nora Belle, Bertha Jane, Luella Gay and Dora Elva Dillon, daughters of Samuel Dillon, son of Hugh Dillon. Hugh Dillon and family are profiled elsewhere at this site, DILLON FAMILY PHOTOS and DILLON KINDRED sites. Most interesting, but not yet located, would be a photo of Hugh Dillon and Catherine Schultz Dillon. (photo courtesy of Jean Milton at: jmilton@weir.net)
  • 167-47) Olivia Rhanor Dillon(1854-1911) (60 KB)
    (a) Olivia was the wife of Jesse Dillon(1853-1928), who in turn was a descendant of the Samuel James -> Squire -> Creed C. Dillon line of Virginia Dillons. Olivia, daughter of Nathaniel Rhanor and Mary Hesson, was probably born in Ohio, lived much of her adult life in Windsor Twp. of Lawrence Co. and was the mother of about ten children.(photo courtesy of Cindi Johnson at: cindimjohnson50@myfamily.com)
  • 168-111) Rachel Morris Denbow(1837-1899) (94 KB)
    (b) Rachel Morris Denbow was the daughter of James R. Morris and Mary Dillon Morris. She was the twin of Ann Morris, both girls named after their respective grandmothers; Rachel, after Rachel Hamilton, wife of John Dillon, and Ann, after Ann Wells, the wife William Morris. Rachel Morris Denbow married Levi Denbow(1832-1911) about 1857 and thiis couple lived their lives and raised their nine children in Monroe Co., Ohio. The Morrises, Hamiltons, Denbows and Dillons were in close proximity to each other in an around Summit Twp., their families intermarried and they shared common given names. This photo of Rachel's gravesite is taken in the Braken Ridge Cemetery, Summit Twp., Monroe Co., Ohio.
  • 169-153) Berkley F. Dillon(1901-1966) with Fred (33 KB)
    (a) (b) Berkley F. Dillon, the third eldest child of Vincent F. and Nettie A. Dillon(profiled elsewhere at this site) is here pictured at the age of 16 or 17, probably on or near the Vincent F. Dillon farm in Delta, South Point, OH. An interesting story concerning Berkley at about the time of this photo, involved a trip he had earned to Washington, D. C. to shake hands with then President Woodrow Wilson. He had grown more corn per acre than his Lawrence Co. high school competition. Unfortunately a search of the local newspapers for the period Berkley F. Dillon would have been in high school, was unsuccessful in locating any reference to this event.
  • 170-48) Almeda Dillon Gore Worley and family (161 KB)
    (a) Almeda "Meda" Dillon Gore Worley, b. February 29, 1876, Scottown, Windsor Twp., Lawrence Co., OH, was the daughter of John Wylie Dillon(1828-1892) and Catherine Sowards(1834-1915), and the granddaughter of McCager Dillon and Mary "Polly" Callicoat. Meda first married Oliver Holderby in 1898, whom she eventually divorced. In 1901, she married James Madison Gore with whom she had four children, described below. Later in life she married William Worley in 1942. She died April 30, 1944, at her home in Kitts Hill and was buried in the Mamre Cemetery. In this photo is "Meda" Dillon and James Madison Gore's with their combined families. Back row from left is Lenorah(1890-1965), Daisy May(1892-1959), and Amuel Gore(1889-1965) from James Madison Gore's previous marriage to Mary Anna Pemberton (1862-1899). Seated is James Madison Gore (1860-1936) with John William Gore(1903-1966) (later changed his name to William J. Gore). To the right is James Madison Gore (1902-1949), Meda Dillon(1876-1944). On her lap is Eldon Dillon Gore(1906-1953). Inez Holderby (1897-1984) was Meda's daughter with former husband Oliver Holderby. Photo is from the late fall of 1906 or spring of 1907, since little Eldon was born September 01, 1906. James and Meda eventually had one additional child, Catherine Lucille Gore, b. 1912. Mary Anna Pemberton, the first wife of James Madison Gore, died in 1899 from typhoid fever at about age 39. (photo courtesy of Mack Gore at: mgore@gate.net)
  • 171-112) Mary Ann Melvina Dillon Payne(1853-1917) (127 KB)
    (b) This photo in the Locust Grove Cemetery, Mason Twp., Lawrence Co., Ohio, shows the gravesite location of Melvina Dillon Payne and her Husband, Ellis Payne. Melvina was the daughter of Squire Jerimiah Dillon, Jr.(abt1831-1912) and Mary E. J. Thornton(abt1833-1923) and granddaughter of Squire Dillon(1785-1857) and Celia Ward(1788-abt1865) from Franklin Co., Virginia. Squire and Celia are also buried in Lawrence Co. and are referenced further at this site. Squire Dillon was first recorded in Lawrence Co. in the 1830 Census, and is the first Dillon we have record of in Lawrence Co. Deborah Stephens Payne, the first wife of Ellis Payne is also buried at this site. The children of Ellis and Melvina were: Romulus, Charles Foster, Mary California, Sarah, Verda "Verdie", and Ethel.(photo courtesy of Sally Kent at: kent634@norcom2000.com)
  • 172-113) Seymore "Tim" Dillon Family ca1925 (112 KB)
    (a) Probably taken in Apache, Caddo Co., Oklahoma, Seymore "Tim" Dillon(1867-1935) born in Lawrence Co., Ohio, is profiled elsewhere on this site, as are most of the other members of his family seen here. Moke Martin could be the husband of Winnie Williams. Tim Dillon was "was pretty small and had curly hair (lots of it). He also had a rather high pitched voice."(photo courtesy of Bryan Dillon at: Twitmoe1@aol.com)
  • 173-1) Hannah Jackson Dillon gravesite(c1810-1889) (198 KB)
    (b) Gravesite of Hannah Jackson Dillon, wife of Vincent Dillon Sr., in the Scottown Cemetery(Wi-30), Windsor Twp., Lawrence Co., OH. Vincent Dillon's inscription is on the reverse side of this gravestone momument and is shown below. Hannah was the daughter of Henry Jackson, Jr.(1770-1838) and Rachel Tustin(1789-1871). The Jackson family is described in 'The Tenmile Country and Its Pioneer Familes' by Howard L. Leckey, 1993, a historical biographical sketch of selected Greene Co., PA families.
  • 174-228) Ellis James and Melvina Dillon Payne Fam (51 KB)
    (a) The pencil notation on the reverse of this photo says, "Ellis Payne and wife and children and grandchildren. Wenona and Leona Payne(twins) on top of house, and Mrs. Miller." L-R in car probably Charles F. Payne, Melvina Dillon Payne(mother of Charles and wife of Ellis), unidentified individual, twins, Leona & Wenona Payne (children of Charles and Addie)with Ellis James Payne, Addie Miller Payne(wife of Charles) and Sarah Ann Lewis Miller(mother of Addie). Melvina Dillon Payne was the daughter of Squire Jerimiah Dillon and Mary E. J. Thornton, granddaughter of Squire Dillon and Celia Ward Dillon. Sarah Ann Lewis Miller was the daughter of Samuel F. Lewis and Rachel Dillon Lewis and granddaughter of Vincent Dillon Sr. and Hannah Jackson Dillon, profiled elsewhere at this site. (photo courtesy of Sally Kent at: kent634@norcom2000.com and Raymond Honaker at: rhonaker@cusave.com)
  • 175-229) Dillon Cemetery (58 KB)
    (a) Located off Greasy Ridge Road at the northern edge of Windsor Twp., Lawrence Co., OH, this Dillon Cemetery probably represents the final resting place for some of the earliest members of our Dillon Family who resettled to Lawrence County, Ohio, from Virgina. Only a few of the original graves have been preserved in the middle of cultivated field not far from the junction of SR 775 and Greasy Ridge Road. (photo courtesy of Connie Hutchison at: cshutchison@prodigy.net)
  • 176-154) Harry B. Dillon; wife, Ona M. C. Dillon (87 KB)
    (b) Harry Benjamin Dillon(1883-1970), husband of Ona Mae Culp Dillon, here pictured with Harry, was the son of Benjamin Franklin Dillon(1856-1940) and Mary Jane Lewis, and the grandson of Hugh Dillon(abt1810-abt1895) and Catherine Schultz. The extended family of Hugh and Catherine is profiled extensively at this site and DILLON FOLK. (photo courtesy of Connie Grimm at: cgrimm1959@sbcglobal.net)
  • 177-230) Brady L. Jones and Orpha B. Dillon grave (27 KB)
    (b) Located in the Sugar Grove Cemetery, Toronto, Jefferson Co., Ohio, is the gravesite of Orpha Dillon Jones(1879-1930) with her husband, Brady Jones(1883-1938). Orpha was the eldest of the six children of Benjamin Franklin Dillon and Mary Jane Lewis Dillon, and granddaughter of Hugh Dillon and Catherine Schultz Dillon, profiled elsewhere at DILLON FOLK. (photo courtesy of Connie Grimm at: cgrimm1959@aol.com)
  • 178-155) Hugh Dillon and Dora Elva Dillon(1915) (82 KB)
    (b) Hugh and Dora were the children of Samuel Dillon and grandchildren of Hugh Dillon and Catherine Schultz. All these folks have been profiled elsewhere at this site. Their histories have been described at DILLON FAMILY GENEALOGY at: http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=dillon. (photo courtesy of Jean Milton at: jmilton@weir.net)
  • 179-114) Martha Dillon Dunfee(1844-1901) (255 KB)
    (b) This photo taken in the Walker Cemetery, Worth Co., MO is of the gravesite of Martha Dillon Dunfee, first wife of Isaac Dunfee and daughter of Vincent Dillon Sr and Hannah Jackson Dillon of Lawrence Co., OH. These families are profiled elsewhere at this site.(photo courtesy of Ben Glick at: benglick@earthlink.net)
  • 180-231) Nettie Taylor Dillon(1877-1915) grave (58 KB)
    (a) This gravestone of Nettie Dillon is located just to the left of the gravestone of Albert Jenkins Mays in Highland Cemetery, on Saltwell Road, Huntington, WV. Albert(1860-1934) profiled elsewhere at this site, was married to Luzetta "Settie Ann" "Daisy" Dillon(1868-1944), probably the sister-in-law of Nettie, who married William M. or J. Dillon. Luzetta and William Dillon would have been siblings and the children of William J. "Sonny" Dillon(1844-1914) and Ellen King Dillon, the grandchildren of William Cyrus Dillon(1817-1903) and Eliza Pinkerman. William Cyrus was a descendant of the Dillon clan from Franklin Co., Virginia.(photo courtesy of Joyce at: OhioJJS@aol.com)
  • 181-156) William Dillon(1794-1862) and three sons (84 KB)
    (b) William Dillon was born in then Franklin Twp., Washington Co., PA(later Greene Co.), the fifth eldest living son of Peter Dillon Sr.(profiled elsewhere at this site) and Mary Veghte(Vactor). Mary was of Dutch descent, whose family resettled to the New York region perhaps as early as the middle 1600s. Buried also in the New Guilford Cemetery, Coshocton Co., with William are three of his sons, Israel, John and Peter. Note the spelling of "DILLIN" for the last names of each of the sons, a tradition which extends to current descendants of the William Dillon line. William married Deborah M. Meredith(1798-1886)and to this union were born twelve children; Israel B., Oliver Perry, Rebecca, Mary (Polly), Peter, William, Sarah, John, Deborah, Josephine, Mariam Elizabeth and Eliza Ann. This cemetery is located about a mile or so to the west of the gravesite of Peter Dillon, Sr., in Perry Twp., Coshocton Co., OH. More of the history of this family can be can be found at: "Conquest" the Story of Peter Dillon, Sr., Family and Descendants at: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kell/dillon.html, at this site, DILLON KINDRED or DILLON FAMILY PHOTOS. (photos provided courtesy of Vera Dillin Combs)
  • 182-115) Isaac Dunfee(1839-1911) (252 KB)
    (b) Isaac Dunfee was the husband of Martha Dillon, also profiled at this site. This couple was married in Scottown, Windsor Twp., Lawrence Co., OH, September 2, 1866. Shortly thereafter, they resettled to Allen Twp., Worth Co., MO, probably due to the influence of Martha's brother, Isaac Dillon, who with brother, Peter Hamilton Dillon and John Q. Hagerman, had explored the region in the late 1850s and early 1860s. They were also joined by Martha and Isaac's sister, Margaret A. "Maggie" Dillon Dement and husband, John C. Dement.(photo courtesy of Ben Glick at: benglick@earthlink.net)
  • 183-232) James I. Mellott and Mary R. F. Dillon (36 KB)
    (b) The gravesite of James Israel Mellott(1872-1957) and his wife, Mary Rachel Florence Dillon Mellott(1878-1971) in the Sugar Grove Cemetery, Jefferson Co., OH. Mary was the youngest of the children of Samuel Dillon(1839-1899) and Mary Jane Scott Dillon, and the granddaughter of Hugh Dillon(1813-abt1895) and Catherine Schultz. Her grandparents Hugh and Catherine have become somewhat of a mystery. Though stories abound suggesting their graves may be located in Jefferson Co.,(OH) Tyler Co.,(WV) and Monroe Co.,(OH), they have never been located. (photo courtesy of Connie Grimm at: cgrimm1959@aol.com)
  • 184-157)Orpha B. Dillon Jones; husband, Brady Lee (42 KB)
    (b) Orpha Belle Dillon(1879-1930) was the youngest child of Benjamin Franklin Dillon and Mary Jane Lewis Dillon. Orpha was the granddaughter of Hugh Dillon(abt1810-abt1895) and Catherine Schultz, both born in Pennsylvania(Greene Co.), who resettled with the family of Hugh Dillon to Summit Twp., Monroe Co., Ohio in the middle 1830s. Orpha married Brady Lee Jones from West Virginia, in 1904. Orpha's extended Dillon family is profiled elsewhere at this site and DILLON FOLK. (photo courtesy of Connie Grimm at: cgrimm1959@aol.com)
  • 185-49) Meda Dillon Gore and family (189 KB)
    (a) This photo possibly taken abt 1920, includes Catherine Lucille Gore(1912-1993), the youngest child of James Madison Gore (1860-1936) and Meda Dillon(1876-1944), also shown. These several Gore family photos at this site were obtained from Catherine Gore Mays in 1990-1991. What was left of the Gore family homestead that had been in the family since the 1820's was eventually left to Catherine. She remained there for the rest of her life. Her sons live there now. Meda Dillon was the daughter of John Wylie Dillon, Sr. and Catherine Sowards and the granddaughter of McCager Dillon(1786-1859) and Mary "Polly" Callicott from Virginia. (Photo courtesy of Mack Gore at: mgore@gate.net)
  • 186-116) Jacob and Elizabeth Bunting Dillon family (80 KB)
    (b) Jacob Dillon(1841-1904) was the son of Hugh Dillon (1813-1897) and Catherine Schultz Dillon, referenced at this site, and grandson of John Dillon and Rachel Hamilton Dillon, also here referenced. This story is best told by his obituary which follows: "Jacob Dillon was born June 27, 1841 near Louisville(Lewisville), Monroe County, OH. He died near Booker, Tyler County, WV September 19(1904) at the age of 63 years, 2 months and 19 days. He was a farmer until he inlisted under Captain Brown in the 116 Ohio Infantry. He served 3 years and was discharged at Richmond, VA in 1865. He was captured and was a prisoner in terrible Ersonville(Andersonville?) for 5 months. He was wounded at Piedmont and carried the ball in his hip to the grave. On January 18, 1868, he married Elizabeth Bunting who was born on February 17, 1847 to which union was born 10 children. Three boys and five girls are surviving him. He was a consistant member of the United Brethren Church and died in the faith of the living Christ. The funeral was conducted by the Reverend F. G. Radabough after which his remains were laid to rest in the Victory Cementery in Tyler County. His wife Elizabeth is buried beside him (December 6, 1935) with just a rock slab for her grave marker. Two more slabs are there for the 2 children who died young. THEIR CHILDREN ARE: Thomas Ellwood, Louisa Jane, Sarah C., William W., Jacob Russel, John B., Clarrissa E., Darcus Adaline, and the twins, Nancy Jane & Margaret "Maggie" E. Dillon." The twins were born 3 days apart. We have it that the last three in the back row l to r are William Washington "Will", John B. and Darcus Adaline. Jacob is in the middle of the front row. (photo courtesy of Bill Dillon of Parkersburg, WV)
  • 187-233) James I. Mellott and Mary R. F. Dillon (35 KB)
    (b) Here pictured are James Israel Mellott(1872-1957) and his wife, Mary Rachel Florence Dillon Mellott(1878-1971). Mary was the youngest child of Samuel Dillon(1839-1899) and Sarah Jane Scott of Jefferson Co., Ohio. Mary was therefore the granddaughter of Hugh Dillon(abt1810-abt1895) and Catherine Schultz. James and Mary were married in Toronto, Jefferson Co., Ohio, in 1894. To this union were born four children: Lloyd Beaumont, Leona Lorinda, Arthur and Violet Grace. The descendants of Hugh Dillon and Catherine Schultz Dillon are profiled elsewhere at this site. (Photo courtesy of Connie Grimm at: cgrimm1959@aol.com)
  • 188-158) Samuel and Sarah Jane Scott Dillon (40 KB)
    (b) Samuel Dillon(1839-1899), the son of Hugh and Catherine Schultz Dillon from Monroe Co., OH, Pleasants and Tyler Cos, WV, married Sarah Jane Scott (abt1847-abt1880), in June 1864, Allen Co., IN, toward the end of the Civil War. To this union were born; William Henry, David, Nancy Elizabeth, Charles Elwood, Catherine Ann, Albert Roseman and Mary Rachel Florence Dillon. This family is profiled elsewhere at this site and DILLON FOLK. This TinType photo seems to have been taken not long prior to the premature death of Sarah Jane in 1879-80. (Photo courtesy of Connie Grimm at: cgrimm1959@aol.com)
  • 189-50) Almeda "Meda" Dillon Holderby Gore Worley (86 KB)
    (a) This photo of Meda Dillon(1876-1944), daughter of John Wylie Dillon(1828-1892) and Catherine Sowards(1834-1915) may have been taken at about the age of 30, or during the early years of her marriage of James Madison Gore.(See photo of Meda and family for the details of her life). Meda Dillon was the granddaughter of McCager Dillon(1786-1859) and Mary "Polly" Callicott from Virginia. (photo courtesy of Mack Gore at: mgore@gate.net)
  • 190-117) Thomas J. Nash and Roberta Bell Dillon (77 KB)
    (a) This photo, probably taken in the late 1920s, includes Thomas "Jeffey" Jefferson Nash(1894-1968), his wife, Roberta Bell "Bertie" Dillon(1896-1967) with daughters, Freda M.(center) and Loreen. Roberta Bell Dillon was the daughter of Charles Albert "Bert" Dillon(1863-1947) and Lillie Dale Hensley(1874-1945), the granddaughter of Reece Randolph Dillon(1830-1888), the ggranddaughter of Marlin Dillon(1789-1868) and the gggranddaughter of of William Dillon(1761-1847). The earlier three Dillon ancestors were from Franklin Co., VA and share common ancestry with many current WV residents.
  • 191-159)Stanford Fulks,Dustin Broyles,Olive Fulks (60 KB)
    (a)(b) Pictured here are Stanford Edsel Fulks, son of Olive Dillon Fulks(right). Olive Dillon and family are profiled elsewhere at DILLON FOLK. Also shown is Dustin Lee Broyles, grandson of Stanford Fulks. This photo was probably taken in the summer of 1991 in the Scottown area. Olive is in the Greer Dillon - McCager Dillon line profiled extensively elsewhere at this site. (photo courtesy of Carla D. Brothers-Broyles at: CarlaBro15@aol.com)
  • 192-51) Hamilton Dillon(1823-1849) (308 KB)
    (b) This photo of Hamilton Dillon's grave is taken in the Hamilton Cemetery, west of Lewisville, off of Devoe Ridge Road. Hamilton was the son of John and Rachel Hamilton Dillon, brother of Vincent Sr., Mary Dillon Morris, Peter and Thomas Dillon, shown at this site. The inscription at the bottom of his gravesite reads "died in the 26th year of his age." The name Hamilton was taken from the maiden name of his mother, also presumed buried at this site. The Hamilton name is found through several succeeding generations of Dillons in this line, as well as connecting Denbow and Morris families. Hamilton has been shown to have purchased several properties in this region in the short period of his life including at least one lot in the community of Lewisville. He married Elizabeth Denbow between 1847 and 1848 and had, at least, one child, Vincent E. Dillon, probably named after Hamilton's older brother, Vincent, who also farmed near by. Hamilton here lies buried next to his sister, Mary Dillon Morris, a sister-in-law, Jane Moore Dillon(wife of Peter Dillon) and two children of Peter and Jane, Sarah Jane and Peter.
  • 193-118) Tim Dillon's boys (37 KB)
    (a) From left to right, Sylvester(1908-1972), Allie(1914-1989), Bill(1910-1967) and Jay. B.(1918-1967), taken about 1955. These four of ten children of Seymore "Tim" Dillon, are also profiled elsewhere on this site.(photo courtesy of Bryan Dillon at: Twitmoe1@aol.com)
  • 194-235) Old Summit Twp., Monroe Co., OH, res. (46 KB)
    (b) An old cabin along SR 78, a residence in a region earlier inhabited by our Dillon, Denbow, Morris and Hamilton families. Note the mud sealing between the rough planks.
  • 195-160) Mary Rachel Florence Dillon Mellott (34 KB)
    (b) This TinType photo of Mary Rachel Florence Dillon(1878-1971), was probably taken during the first year after her 1878 birth. Mary, born in Tyler Co., WV, the daughter of Samuel and Sarah Jane Scott Dillon and granddaughter of Hugh and Catherine Schultz Dillon, eventually married James Israel Mellott in 1894 in Jefferson Co., OH. To this union were born: Lloyd (Llodie) Beaumont, Leona Lorinda, Arthur and Violet Grace Mellott. Mary's family is profiled elsewhere at this site and DILLON FOLK. (Photo courtesy of Connie Grimm at: cgrimm1959@aol.com)
  • 196-119) Henry S. Dillon and Linda Gainer Dillon (10 KB)
    (a) (b) Wedding photo taken March 1962 in Arlington VA while Henry was on active duty with the U. S. Army as an instructor at the Corps of Engineers Headquarters, Ft. Belvoir, VA and Linda was employed with the FBI in Washington, DC. Their children: Lura L., b. 1967, Redlands, CA; Erika R., b. 1970, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia; Shannon L., b. 1973, Parkersburg, WV. Henry is a descendant of two Dillon lines(from PA and VA, profiled on this page) which merged in Lawrence Co., OH, with the 1895 marriage of his grandparents, Vincent F. Dillon and Nettie A. Dillon.
  • 197-234) Guyan Valley Missionary Baptist Church (35 KB)
    (b) Located off SR 218 in Rome Twp, Lawrence Co., OH, as part of the community of Platform, this church was constructed on land owned by Samuel F. Lewis and Rachel Dillon Lewis. Approximating about .5 acres, the land was sold for $25.00 in 1879 for construction of this church. No longer standing, it was replaced by a single story brick building, constructed across the road. Rachel Dillon, born in 1832 in Greene Co., PA was the eldest daughter and second eldest child of Vincent Dillon, Sr, and Hannah Jackson Dillon, profiled elsewhere at DILLON FOLK. (Photo courtesy of Raymond Honaker)
  • 198-161) James Hobart and Olive Dillon Fulks Fam. (31 KB)
    a) Pictured to the left of Olive Dillon Fulks and husband, James Hobart Fulks, are ggranddaughter, Carla Brother Broyles with son, Dustin Lee, a gggrandson, and granddaughter, Donna Jean Fulks Collins, mother and grandmother of Carla and Dustin, who are family through Stanford Edsel Fulks, son of Olive and James. This photo was taken in July of 1987 at the Scottown, Ohio farm of James and Olive Dillon Fulks. James Hobart Fulks was the son of Junius 'Junnie' McClellan Fulks(1864-1925) and Della Rose Null. Olive was the daughter of William Henry Dillon(b. abt1876) and Shelba Mae Massie(1878-1917), granddaughter of Henry (John Henry) Dillon(1847-1937) and Sarah Corn(1847-1903), great granddaughter of Greer Dillon(1821-1908) and great, great granddaughter of McCager Dillon(1876-1859), profiled elsewhere at this site. McCager Dillon was among the earliest of Virginia Dillons to have resettled to Lawrence Co., Ohio from Franklin Co., Virginia. (photo courtesy of Carla D. Brothers-Broyles at: CarlaBro15@aol.com)
  • 199-52) Alice Spaulding Johnson, b.1921 (181 KB)
    (a) Alice Spaulding Johnson, daughter of Lucretia Dillon(abt.1890-1928) and James Spaulding(1889-1950), and granddaughter of Robert R. Dillon(abt.1845-1921-22) and Sarah A. Messer. Robert, also at this site, is a descendant of Henry and Elinor Dillon of Kent Co., VA from the late 1600s. Alice was born January 8, 1921 on Jenny's Creek, Wayne County, West Virginia. With Alice is her two oldest daughters Agnes (on left) and Blanche (on right). Alice married Harry Johnson and they had fourteen children, twelve of whom are living. This photo was in 1942.(photo courtesy of Wallace Johnson at: wjatwoodrow@msn.com)
  • 200-120) Squire Dillon(1863-1940) (84 KB)
    (a) Squire Dillon was the son of William Cyrus Dillon(1817-1903) and Elizabeth Sowards(1826-1873), and grandson of McCager Dillon(1786-1859) and Mary Callicoat(1790-1874). He was married to Mary Rose, Mary Pinkerman and Hattie Margaret Null. Little information is so far available regarding Squire or his family. He is known to have lived in the greater Scottown area of Windsor Twp., Lawrence Co. for most or all of his life. He is here shown with a nephew and a niece, Don and Renie Dillon. Squire, upon his death was buried in the Kingery Cemetery, Windsor Twp., also the cemetery for his parents and grandparents. (Photo courtesy of Pam Ball at: (dpball5@juno.com)
  • 201-236) Samuel Dillon(1839-1899) (1 KB)
    (b) Samuel was the fourth eldest child of Hugh Dillon(abt1813-abt1897) and Catherine Schultz and the grandson of John Dillon(abt1785-1847) and Rachel Hamilton Dillon from Greene Co., PA. He was known to have lived much of his life in Jefferson Co., OH, though members of his family drifted to Tyler Co. and Pleasants Co., WV. Samuel first married Sarah Jane Scott in 1864 in the midst of the Civil War. This union produced, at least, seven children. Sarah Jane died about 1879 or 1880. Samuel remarried Mary Magdelyn Smith in 1883. To this union was born another seven children, including a son, Hugh, the third generation of this line to name a male child, Hugh Dillon. Samuel, died tragically in December of 1899 as a result of a railroad accident, near his home in Port Homer, Jefferson Co., OH. He was buried in the Sugar Grove Cemetery near Empire, Jefferson Co., OH. The location of the grave of Samuel's father, Hugh Dillon, has been mystery, though the most reliable story suggests and he may have died in Tyler Co., WV and have been buried near his original Monroe Co. home in Summit/Franklin Twps on the old Burkhardt farm east of Lewisville in a cemetery which has become known as the Hamilton Cemetery. Samuel's brother, also Hugh Dillon, is buried in the Clarington Cemetery, though the specific location of Hugh's grave has not been determined. (photo courtesy of Connie Grimm
  • 202-162) Benjamin Franklin Dillon(1856-1940) (71 KB)
    (b) Benjamin was the youngest of the eleven children of Hugh Dillon(abt1810-1895) and Catherine Schultz Dillon. Born in Monroe Co., Ohio, he eventually married (1)Mary Jane Lewis abt 1878. This union produced the following children: Orpha Belle, Edmund Hugh, Harry Brown, Myrtle Mae, Georgia and Benjamin. In 1919, he married (2)Mary Jane Clark. To this union was born Dorothy Rebecca. Benjamin Franklin Dillon is buried with many of his extended family members in the Sugar Grove Cemetery, Toronto, Jefferson Co., Ohio. (photo courtesy of Connie Grimm at: cgrimm1959@sbcglobal.net)
  • 203-163) Rebecca Lewis and Vincent O. Sowards (11 KB)
    (b) Rebecca Isabella Lewis(1861-1937) was the daughter of Samuel F. Lewis(b.1831) and Rachel Dillon(b.1832). Rachel Dillon was the second born of Vincent Dillon Sr. and Hannah Jackson, profiled at this site. Rebecca married James Sowards. To this union were born six sons and one daughter as follows: Samuel F., John P., James O., Daniel M., Elmer R., George Calvin and Mary M. Rebecca is here pictured with her grandson, Vincent Odell Sowards, son of George Calvin Sowards. This photo was taken about 1920 when Vincent was eight or nine years old. (Photo courtesy of Raymond Honaker at: rhonaker@cusave.com)
  • 204-53) Dillon and Spaulding (213 KB)
    (a) At the far right is Lucretia Dillon(abt.1890-1928), daughter of Robert Dillon and Sarah Messer, also at this site. Next to her is her husband, James Spaulding(1889-1950). James is the son of Fleming Spaulding and Polly Parsley. Front center is Delph Dillon Gillman, also daughter of Robert Dillon and Sarah Messer. In the background is Wallace Dillon, son of Robert and Sarah. Two younger girls in photo are not known. This photo was taken on Jenny's Creek, Wayne County, West Virginia about 1910.(photo courtesy of Wallace Johnson at: wjatwoodrow@msn.com)
  • 205-121) Taylor Dillon Family ca1931(WV) (132 KB)
    (a) Taylor(1894-1974) and wife, Vicie(Tackett) Mullins(1900-1973) with their children; back row from the left, Nora, Vicie, holding Gladys and Taylor; front row from the left, Elizabeth, Dorse, Arbie and Willie. Taylor was the son of Robert R. "Bob" Dillon(abt.1845-abt.1921) and Sarah Ann Messer, and grandson of Micajah Dillon and Polly Harris. His Dillon line extends back to Henry and Eleanor Dillon of New Kent Co., VA in the late 1600s. "This particular photo is on the cover of the Wayne County(WV) Genealogical and Historical Society, September 2001, Vol.6, Number 1."(Photo courtesy of Julie Dillon Harris at: Mingojd@aol.com)
  • 206-54)Robert R. Dillon and Sarah A. Messer Dillon (202 KB)
    (a) Robert R. Dillon (abt. 1845 - 1921/22) married Sarah A. Messer on February 19, 1880 in Logan County, West Virginia. Robert is the son of Micajah Dillon and Polly Nelson. Robert Dillon and Micajah Dillon are descendents of James Dillon and Martha Belcher of Franklin County, Virginia. Their Dillon line extends back to the late 1600s in Kent Co., Virginia and the family of Henry and Elinor Dillon. Robert and Sarah were the parents of nine children; Lucretia, Delph, Wallace, Washington, Taylor, Albert, Polly, Zinnie and Jeanette. Lucretia, Delph and Wallace can be seen on this site.(photo courtesy of Wallace Johnson at: wjatwoodrow@email.msn.com)
  • 207-55) Harley Lawrence Dillon(1894-1966) family (26 KB)
    (a) Front left Geri Dillon, Mollie Williams(Mayme Dillon's mother). Back left Mary Francis "Mayme" Williams Dillon and Henrietta "Peg" Rathbun Dillon. Mary Francis was the wife of Harley Lawrence Dillon. Henrietta was the daughter-in-law and Geri, the granddaughter of Harley and Mary Francis Dillon. Harley Lawrence Dillon was the son of Seymore "Tim" Dillon(1867-1935) from Lawrence County, Ohio and grandson of Ceymore (Seymore) J. Dillon. These Dillon are descendants of the McCager Dillon, Samuel James Dillon line from Virginia. From Virginia they resettled to Ohio, then Missouri before moving on to Oklahoma.(Photo courtesy of "Larry and Anna Dillon" at: n5hb@satx.rr.com.)
  • 208-2) Isaac Dillon(1835-1893) (1 KB)
    (b) Isaac served as a member of Company G, 2nd Kansas Volunteer Cavalry during the Civil War. He was at the battle of Lawrence, Kansas, after the burning of that place by Quantrell's raiders. He was later taken prisoner near Sulphur Springs, Arkansas, by Kirby Smith. During this encounter he was severely wounded in the elbow and right arm which crippled him permanently. He was imprisoned in Shreveport for three months, later moved to Camp Ford, Texas, where he was held for an additional ten months. He eventually was mustered out at Ft. Leavenworth. He apparently returned to his boyhood home in Lawrence Co., OH after the Civil War, where he married Jane Rapp in 1867, before resettling permanently to Worth Co., MO. His son, J. W. Sherman Dillon, a teacher and newspaperman, eventually researched and prepared a written family narrative of this DILLON line. This photo of Isaac was probably taken shortly after his Civil War experience. Isaac was the fourth child of Vincent and Hannah Dillon. An interesting question has arisen out of his Civil War records which record his residence as Brownville, Nebraska. The fact that an Ohio born native would be serving in a Kansas Civil War unit could be an interesting story in and of itself. We can only speculate that sometime prior to the Civil War, Isaac left Lawrence Co., and on his own drifted westward toward the American frontier. He may or may not have taken up residence in Brownville, but having at least visited the region, he may have enlisted in the 2nd Kansas from Brownville. Brownville is located on the Missouri River, in the extreme southeastern corner of Nebraska in Nehama County. This location is near the common junction of the states of Nebraska, Iowa and Missouri. Prior to or after his residence in Brownville, he may have travelled through Worth Co., MO, three counties to the east of Brownville, NE and staked out a potential location for future settlement where he was eventually joined by, a
  • 209-237) Hugh, son, Samuel and Mary Smith Dillon (23 KB)
    (b) Born in Jefferson Co., OH in 1890, Hugh Dillon was the fourth of seven children born to Samuel Dillon(1839-1899) and Mary Magdelyn Smith, and grandson of Hugh Dillon(abt1810-abt1895) and Catherine Schultz. This extended family is profiled elsewhere at this site, though the search for Hugh and Catherine continues. (photo courtesy of Connie Grimm at: cgrimm1959@aol.com)
  • 210-238) Benjamin Franklin Jones, Twila K. Jones (35 KB)
    (b) Benjamin(1907-1973) was the son of Brady Lee Jones and Orpha Belle Dillon(1879-1930), the grandson of Benjamin Franklin Dillon(1856-1940) and Mary Jane Lewis, the great grandson of Hugh Dillon(c1810-c1895) and Catherine Schultz. (photo courtesy of Connie Grimm at: cgrimm1959@sbcglobal.net)
  • 211-164) Scottown, Windsor Twp., Lawrence Co., Oh (62 KB)
    (a)(b) This photo perhaps taken in the 1880-1890 period, shows a country village not greatly different than today. In and around this region lived and farmed our Dillons and their numerous connecting families. This photo was originally in the possession of my grandparents, Vincent F. Dillon and Nettie A. Dillon, both of whom were born and raised a short distance from this location. (photo provided by Henry S. Dillon at: hsdlsd@earthlink.net)
  • 212-239) Charles C. Dillon(1871-1885) (32 KB)
    (b) Charles(1871-1885), here buried in the New Castle Cemetery, Coshocton Co., was the eldest of children born to Thomas Finley Dillon and Hannah Saretta Dennis Dillon. Like his sister, Blanche, he died very prematurely in 1885. Charles was the grandson of Peter Dillon, Jr.(1788-1823) and great grandson of Peter Dillon, Sr.(c1754-1823) and Mary Veghte. Both Peter Jr. and Peter Sr. lived near this location and were buried in Perry Twp., Coshocton Co., Ohio. (Photo courtesy of Rich Chambers at: Nazeriker@wmconnect.com)
  • 213-165)l-rDaisy Wall,Ruth Wall Andre,Lorey Andre (65 KB)
    (b) Daisy Wall on the left, here pictured with her sister, Ruth Wall Andre, and brother-in-law, Lorey Andre. Daisy was the sixth child of Cyrus Kemp Wall and Elizabeth Dillon Wall. The family of Elizabeth Dillon is profiled elsewhere at this site. This photo was taken on a trip to Denver, Colorado. No Doubt these ladies stopped in Denver to visit their aunt, Nancy Dillon Jackson, sister of their mother, who lived in Denver for 42 years at the time of her death in 1929. Both Daisy and Ruth, born in the late 1870s look to be in their thirties in this photo, suggesting this photo may have been taken in the 1910 to 1920 period. (photo courtesy of Connie Hutchison at: cshutchison@prodigy.net)
  • 214-3) Henry Dillon(1831-1895) (40 KB)
    (b) Henry Dillon was born in Franklin Twp., Greene Co., PA, as was his father Vincent Sr., and possibly his grandfather, John. Henry married Jane Reed, sister of Rachel, who married Henry's brother, William S. Henry, also referenced as 'John' in some notes and as 'William' in the census, was the eldest of Vincent Sr. and Hannah's thirteen children. His son, John H. Dillon, businessman, banker and rancher in Oklahoma, was written up in the local OK press as a possible candidate for the OK governorship in the early 1900s.
  • 215-122)Martha, dau - Samuel and Mary White Dillon (91 KB)
    (a) This photo of Martha, daughter of Samuel Dillon and Mary E. White, was taken perhaps in her early 30s. She is listed as 34 in the 1880 Census. Martha was believed to have been born in Lawrence Co., OH, and to have married Timothy Jayne, who appears to have been considerably older than Martha, if our information is correct. Timothy is buried in the Miller Cemetery, Rome Twp., Lawrence Co. Presumably, Martha should be there also, but her grave has not been identified by name. Martha was the daughter of Samuel Dillon(1811-1895) and Mary E. White(1811-1891), who came possibly from Franklin Co., VA, and eventually settled in Rome Twp., Lawrence Co. She was the granddaughter of McCager Dillon and Mary "Polly" Callicott and great, granddaughter of Samuel James Dillon and Chloe Farley Dillon, also of Franklin Co., Virginia. If this Dillon line is correct, it extends back to Henry and Eleanor Dillon from the late 1600s, in Kent Co, VA. Martha and Timothy are buried in the Miller Cemetery, Rome Twp., Lawrence Co., OH. A point of interest, Mary Callicott, Martha's grandmother, carries with her a tale of a native american inheritance. This story has come to us from several sources. McCager and Mary are also profiled on this page. (Photo courtesy of Jeanie Burcham at: jjbur50@hotmail.com)
  • 216-240) Unknown Dillon, New Guilford Cemetery (32 KB)
    (b) This unknown Dillon was probably a member of the original Peter Dillon, Sr. family who resettled permanently into this region of Coshocton Co. about 1820, from Greene Co., PA. Peter Dillon, Sr. is buried about a mile to the east of this location on a private farm, where he died in 1823. Of the thirteen or so children of Peter and his wife, Mary Veghte Dillon, not all of their children nor grandchildren have been accounted for, in particular, several daughters. (photo courtesy of Rich Chambers at: Nazeriker@wmconnect.com)
  • 217-166) V. F. Dillon family residence (1910) (79 KB)
    (b) Taken from the "Glancing Back" section of an Ironton newspaper, dated October 19, 1960, is the following article - "FIFTY YEARS AGO: The A. C. Stephens farm near South Point together with all the buildings, stock, crops and farm equipment were sold Monday to V. F. Dillon and his mother-in-law, Mrs. Mary Zimmerman, the consideration being $14,550. The new owners will get possession of the farm within two weeks and will have the satisfaction of knowing that they have one of the finest pieces of property in Lawrence County. Mr. Stephens will probably re-engage in the hotel business." The house, formerly located in Delta South Point, was the home of Vincent F. and Nettie Dillon and their nine children. This magnificent house, originally owned by A. C. Stephens with the intent of functioning as a resort hotel on the Ohio River, located next to the current railroad which passes through the area, was destroyed by fire, ignited by a spark from a passing train, sometime around 1920, after it no longer was owned by V. F. Dillon.
  • 218-4) Mary Dillon Morris(c1810-1847) (795 KB)
    (b) Mary Dillon, b. abt1810 in Franklin Twp., Greene Co., PA, the daughter of John Dillon(c1785-1848) and Rachel Hamilton Dillon(c1785-c1840). She married James R Morris bef.1837 and resettled with her husband to Monroe Co., OH by probably the mid 1830s, in what is now Summit Twp., close to her brothers, Hamilton, Thomas, Peter, Hugh and Vincent Dillon, and her parents, John and Rachel. This cemetery is located on the old Burkhart farm, currently (1999) owned by the Farnsworth family. This cemetery was so named the Hamilton Cemetery by C. Fedorchak when read in the 1950s and is located about 2 miles west of the community of Lewisville, just off State Rte 78. Mary's husband James, her brother, Hamilton and possibly her mother, Rachel, are buried here, as are the first wife of her brother, Peter, Jane Moore, and two children of Peter and Jane.
  • 219-241) Dillon stones in the old New Castle Cem. (57 KB)
    (b) When the children of Peter Dillon, Sr. resettled to Ohio, in or about 1820, they did not all remain in close proximity to the farm of their father in Perry Twp. Though William and Peter Jr. remained relatively close, Thomas eventually moved to Michigan, John to southeastern Ohio but not until the middle 1830s, Abraham to Missouri, Israel to Iowa and Isaac to Knox Co., Ohio. Some of the family of Peter Jr. simply moved a few miles to the northwest of Perry Twp., where they apparently resettled in or around the community of New Castle and were eventually buried in the local cemetery as we see in this photo. (Photo courtesy of Rich Chambers at: Nazeriker@wmconnect.com)
  • 220-167) Gibson Chapel, Scottown, Lawrence,Co., Oh (34 KB)
    (b) On the reverse of this recently discovered photo is written "Scottown, Law. Co., Ohio Gibson Chapel, M. E. Church built in in 1858. Leaders in building, Grandfather Vincent Dillon, Sr., Grandfather Andrew Rodgers. This picture taken at homecoming Sept. 6, 1953. Same building but repaired. Aunt Martha Dillon your grandmother and Aunt Margaret Dillon were married in this church - double wedding, Sept 2, 1866. - Cora May Dillon Starkey." Cora May Dillon Starkey was the daughter of Vincent Dillon, Jr. and Carolyn Melissa Rodgers, granddaughter of Vincent Dillon, Sr. She is profiled elsewhere at this site and DILLON FOLK. (photo courtesy of James Dunfee, Grant City, Missouri)
  • 221-5) Fannie Dillon, Mary L. McMahon, William J. (30 KB)
    (a) Fannie Dillon(1865-1951)(top), daughter of Samuel Dillon/Margaret Kesler, granddaughter of Jesse Dillon/Mary "Polly" Housman, ggranddaughter of Samuel James Dillon/Chloe Ann Farley. Mary Lee Dillon(1901-1984)(bottom), daughter of Lewis E. McMahon/Fannie Dillon with William Jesse Dillon,(1861- ? ), brother of Fannie Dillon. (photo courtesy of Jacqui/Gary McMahon)
  • 222-123) Polly Dillon Cremeans (73 KB)
    (a) Mary "Polly" Dillon Cremeans, was the daughter of John Wylie Dillon(1828-1892) and Catherine Sowards(1834-1915), lived in Lawrence Co., and may have had 12 or 13 siblings. She married Henry Cremeans in 1883 and lived her life entirely in Windsor Twp., Lawrence Co. She was the granddaughter of McCager Dillon and Mary "Polly" Callicott whose line of Dillons may extend back to Henry and Eleanor Dillon of New Kent, VA in the late 1600s.(photo courtesy of Jeanie Burcham at: jjbur50@hotmail.com)
  • 223-242) Eliza Jane Buxton Dillon(1826-1864) (34 KB)
    (b) Eliza Jane was the wife of Thomas Finley Dillon, the son of Peter Dillon, Jr. and grandson of Peter Dillon, Sr. Eliza Jane was the daughter of Francis Buxton and Sarah E. "Sally" Conway. She was also the second wife of Thomas Finley, after Margaret Jane Morford and before Hannah Seretta Dennis. She is buried in the New Guilford Cemetery, Coshocton Co., OH. (Photo courtesy of Rich Chambers at: Nazeriker@wmconnect.com)
  • 224-168) Charles E. Dillon gravesite (35 KB)
    (b) Charles Elwood Dillon(1870-1950), here buried in the Sugar Grove Cemetery, Jefferson Co., Ohio, was the son of Samuel Dillon(1839-1899) and Sarah Jane Scott Dillon, and the grandson of Hugh Dillon(abt1810-abt1895) and Catherine Schultz Dillon. He married Martha Stillwell and they had the following children: Stella D., Elizabeth Jane, Edith C. and Goldie. This extended family is extensively profiled at this site and DILLON FAMILY GENEALOGY. (photo courtesy of Connie Grimm at: cgrimm1959@aol.com)
  • 225-56)Harley Lawrence Dillon with son, Harley Jr. (34 KB)
    (a) Harley Lawrence Dillon(1894-1966) with son, Harley Lawrence "Larry" Dillon Jr. Father and son are descendants of Seymore "Tim" Dillon and Seymore J. Dillon, both born in Lawrence Co., OH. Seymore J. Dillon was the son of McCager Dillon, and grandson of Samuel James Dillon of Franklin Co., Virginia. This photo was taken about 1934 at the Dillon family household in Tulsa, OK.(Photo courtesy of "Larry and Anna Dillon" at: n5hb@satx.rr.com)
  • 226-243) Conley Hall, Virginia Anne Bull Dillon (1 KB)
    (b) Here buried in the Rome Cemetery, Proctorville, Ohio are Conley Hall Dillon, Sr.(1906-1987) and Virginia Anne Bull Dillon. Conley was the son of Elmer Wesley Dillon(1879-1970) and Ottie Hall Dillon. Conley Hall Dillon's obituary follows: "Dr. Conley Hall Dillon, Ph. D., 80, of 1754 Overlook Dr., Silver Springs, Md., formerly of Huntington, W.Va., died thursday, June 25 , 1987 in Silver Springs. Gravesite services will be conducted at 11 a. m. Wednesday in Rome (Ohio) Cemetery by Dr. Howard Slatte. He was born Oct. 19, 1906, in Lawrence Co., Ohio, a son of the late Elmer and Ottie Hall Dillon. He was a Marshall University graduate, receiving A. B. and Master's degrees. He received a Ph. D from Duke University. He was a former professor of political science at Marshall University until 1960 when he was employed as professor emeritus of the Governement and Political Department at the University of Maryland. He was a well known lecturer and consultant in international law. He was the author of many books and articles. He was an active member of Christ Congregational Church, Maryland. Survivors include his wife, Virginia B. Dillon; one daughter, Carol G. Dillon of DeLand Fla; one son, Conley Hall Dillon Jr. of Gaithersburg, Md.; two sisters, Mrs Harley (Reva) Kuhl of Huntington and Mrs. Virginia Roubieu of Fullerton, Calif.; two grandchildren, Terri and#
  • 227-169) Elizabeth _______ wife of Jesse Wells (54 KB)
    (b) Elizabeth Wells, wife of Jesse Wells, here buried in the Locust Grove Cemetery, Mason Twp., Lawrence Co., Ohio, was distantly connected to our Dillon Family of Lawrence Co. Her husband, Jesse, was the brother of Rhoda Wells Dement, wife of George Dement. George and Rhoda were the parents of John C. Dement(1843-1927), who married Margaret "Maggie" A. Dillon((1840-1879), daughter of Vincent Dillon, Sr.(1809-1892) and Hannah Jackson Shriver Dillon of Windsor Twp., Lawrence Co. These close interconnections were not unusual among early pioneer families who frequently migrated and resettled in closely related patterns. The Wells family was from Pennsylvania, the Dement family was from Monroe Co., Ohio, as was the family of Vincent Dillon, Sr. These families are profiled elsewhere at DILLON FOLK. (Photo courtesy of Philip B. Holmes at: philipbholmes@sbcglobal.net.)
  • 228-57) Harley Lawrence Dillon Sr.(1894-1966) (70 KB)
    (a) Harley Lawrence Dillon at work. This photo was taken at Eminence, Missouri, when he worked as a printer for "The Current Wave" newspaper. Here he is printing the newspaper on the old printing press.(Photo courtesy of "Larry and Anna Dillon" at: n5hb@satx.rr.com)
  • 229-124) Ed Dillon and Martha Dillon(c. 1870s) (37 KB)
    (a) Ed Dillon is here pictured he believed with his sister, Martha, who may actually have been his mother. The father of Ed Dillon remains unknown. His mother was probably the daughter of Samuel Dillon(1811-1895) and Mary E. White of Lawrence Co., Ohio. Samuel would have been the son of McCager Dillon(1786-1859) and Mary "Polly" Callicott and the grandson of Samuel James Dillon(abt1751-1836) and Chloe Ann Farley. These five generations of Dillons were connected to the extensive line of Virginia Dillons who first settled in Lawrence Co. by the late 1820s. If Ed Dillon's mother, Mary was born about 1842, this photo was likely taken about the middle 1870s. (photo courtesy of Jeanie Burcham at: jjbur50@hotmail.com).
  • 230-197) Della Lenora Dillon(1871-1950) (52 KB)
    (b) Della was the eldest child of Peter Hamilton Dillon (1833-1904) and Sarah Elizabeth Sites (1848-1932). She married James Samuel Shafer in 1891. To this union were born: Bertha, Gladys, Helen, Loren D., Mary E. and Blanche Shafer. Della was the granddaughter of Vincent Dillon, Sr. and Hannah Jackson Dillon; Cornelius Westfall Sites and Margaret Scott Sites. (photo courtesy of Connie Hutchison at: cshutchison@prodigy.net)
  • 231-170) Cyrus Kemp Wall, Jr., c1940 (36 KB)
    (b) Cyrus Kemp Wall Jr.(b.1880), was the youngest child of Cyrus Kemp Wall and Elizabeth Dillon Wall.(Elizabeth's family is profiled elsewhere at this site.) Cyrus Kemp Jr. was preceded by Hattie M., W. Franklin "Frank", Minnie F., Ida (Ada) E., Owen, Daisy and Ruth. He married Bernice Alice Rodgers (b. 1880) in 1903, at Cebee, In Lawrence Co., OH. To this union was born Avis V., Virgie K., Lavinna, Carter, and Irma. (photo courtesy of Cindy Sue Letson Barnes at: hbarnes@ezaccess.net)
  • 232-58) Harley L. Dillon Family and Marge Williams (70 KB)
    (a) This 1920 photo on the way home from church, l to r includes: Harley Lawrence Dillon Sr., wife, Mary Francis "Mayme" Williams, daughter, Virginia Lureline Dillon, sister-in-law, Marge Williams. Photo taken in Enid, Oklahoma.(photo courtesy of "Larry and Anna Dillon" at n5hb@satx.rr.com)
  • 233-244) James Samuel Shafer (48 KB)
    (b) James was the husband of Della Lenora Dillon profiled elsewhere at this site. (photo courtesy of Connie Hutchison at: cshutchison@prodigy.net)
  • 234-171) Nettie D. Zimmerman with a friend c.1891 (11 KB)
    (b) Nettie Dillon Zimmerman, eventually wife of Vincent F. Dillon, is shown here (on the right) with a friend or relative in a photo which may have been a taken at or about the time of her high school graduation. It is believed she lived her early adult years in and around the Scottown region of Lawrence Co. She married Vincent F. Dillon in 1895 and settled shortly thereafter in Rome Twp. This TinType photo was found in the personal possessions of Nettie’s daughter, Nellie Dillon Adams after her death. This family is profiled extensively at DILLON FOLK.
  • 235-59) William S. Dillon(1838-1907) (25 KB)
    (b) This photo of William S. Dillon, the sixth child of Vincent Dillon Sr. and Hannah Jackson Dillon, was probably taken c1880-1890. He was a farmer and blacksmith in Windsor Twp., Lawrence Co., OH. His middle initial 'S' was assumed. He lived a short distance from William C. Dillon to whom he was not related. To distinguish his mail from that of the other William, he assumed his middle initial sometime in early adulthood. William was involved in the construction of the the Scottown covered bridge across Guyan Creek on which he is reported to have 'whipped sawed' popular timbers used in the original construction. William, his wife Rachel Amanda Reed Dillon and his daughter Elizabeth "Lizzie" Dillon Dalton, are buried in the Scottown Cemetery (Wi-30). His gravesite in the Scottown Cemetery is also at this site.
  • 236-125) Edmund Boswell DILLON(1869-1919) (61 KB)
    (a) Edmund was the son of Rev. John William DILLON(1834-1917) and Mary Catherine COX, grandson of Samuel DILLON(1811-1895) and Mary E. WHITE. He was the lawyer, judge and was nominated for governor of Ohio but declined. Edmund's Dillon line in Lawrence Co., commenced with the resettlement of his great grandfather, McCager Dillon to Lawrence Co., OH from Virginia by the early 1830s. This Virginia Dillon line may extend back to Henry and Elinor Dillon of New Kent Co., Virginia in the middle 1600s. (photo courtesy of Jeanie Burcham at: jjbur50@hotmail.com)
  • 237-245) Isaac Dillon(1801-1846) (51 KB)
    (b) Here lies Isaac, ”Aged 45 yrs 22 Days”, who may have been the last of twelve or thirteen children of Peter Dillon and Mary Veghte Dillon, though there is some suggestion of a younger daughter in this family.Isaac eventually married Eleanor Herrod in 1830 in Knox Co. This couple had, at least, three children; Delilah, Abraham and Eli H., and remained in Harrison Twp., Knox Co., where Isaac is buried. The gravesite location for Eleanor has not, however, been established, nor those of any of their children. (Photo courtesy of Rich Chambers at: Nazeriker@wmconnect.com)
  • 238-172) Lorie(Lorey) and Ruth Wall Andre (45 KB)
    (b) Ruth Wall Andre, here pictured with her husband in a photo taken in Huntington, WV, was the 7th child of Cyrus Kemp Wall and Elizabeth Dillon Wall of Lawrence Co., OH. Ruth was the granddaughter of Vincent Dillon Sr. and Hannah Jackson Dillon of Windsor Twp. Ruth's mother, Elizabeth Dillon, was the 12th child of Vincent and Hannah. Elizabeth and Cyrus Kemp Wall are buried in the Scottown Cemetery with Vincent and Hannah. This family is profiled through several photos at DILLON FOLK. (photo courtesy of Cindy Sue Letson Barnes at: hbarnes@ezaccess.net)
  • 239-60) William Harrison "Harry" Dillon(1889-1965) (62 KB)
    (a) Harry was the eldest son of Seymore "Tim" Dillon and Olive Belle Neeley. In 1908, he married Melissa Belle Kinnard. To this couple were born the following children: William Stanley b.1909, Charles Sebastian b.1910, Frances (Franke) Mae b.1911, Ollie Kathleen b.1914, Walter Kinnard b.1920 and Shirley Jo b.1926. This photo was taken c.1910 when Harry attended Springfield Business College, Springfield Missouri.
  • 240-126) Judge Edmund B. Dillon Campaign Poster (206 KB)
    (a) Edmund Boswell Dillon, a candidate for the office of governor of Ohio, is profiled elsewhere on this page. This poster, probably for the election of 1912, includes Edmund's wife, Marian D. Whitney; daughters, Mary, age 11, Elizabeth, age 4 and son, Edmund Whitney Dillon, age 14. (photo courtesy of Jeanie burcham at: jjbur50@hotmail.com)
  • 241-173) George Dement and Rhoda Wells Dement (72 KB)
    (b) George Dement(1809-1871) and Rhoda Wells Dement(1806-1868) here buried in the Locust Grove Cemetery, Mason Twp., Lawrence Co., Ohio, were the parents of John C. Dement(1843-1927) who married Margaret "Maggie" A. Dillon(1840-1879) daughter of Vincent Dillon, Sr.(1809-1892) and Hannah Jackson Dillon(1810-1889) from nearby Windsor Twp. John and Margaret, shortly after their 1866 wedding, joined siblings in Worth Co., Missouri, where Margaret died prematurely in 1879 at the age of 39. These Dillons and Dements are profiled elsewhere at DILLON FOLK. (Photo couresty of "Philip B. Holmes" at: philipbholmes@sbcglobal.net)
  • 242-61) John Zimmerman(1838-1909) (57 KB)
    (a) This a young Sgt. John Zimmerman in 1863 or 1864 at the age of 23 or 24. His unit, Co. D, the 5th Virginia Regimental Infantry, became the 5th West Virginia Volunteers. He retained his Sgt. rank until October 19, 1964, the date his unit was engaged in battle at Cedar Creek, Virginia, whereupon he was mustered out as a Sgt. and mustered in as a 2nd Lt.
  • 243-62) Peter Dillon(abt.1814-1897) (74 KB)
    (b) Here lies Peter Dillon, son of John Dillon and Rachel Hamilton of Greene Co. PA and Monroe Co., OH. The first record we have of him is the acquisition of land near the current Monroe Co., OH community of Lewisville, in 1833. This early transaction is followed by at least thirty-seven similar subsequent transactions,1833-1853. At about this time Peter married Jane Moore with whom he fathered at least nine children prior to her death in 1854.(Jane is also at this site as are two of their children.) In 1855 Peter married Julia Ann May(1838-1911), with whom he fathered eight more children. Shortly after this second marriage, Peter is listed as living in Clarington, on the Ohio River. He became involved in the warehouse and hotel business. The census lists him as a tavern owner. After military service in the Civil War, Peter, with his family, resettled to Wheeling, WV. From "A History of the Panhandle" published in 1879, we have excerpts as follows: "Peter Dillon …… has had some twenty-five years experience in stock dealing, alike in the eastern and western markets. He is at present commission salesman for the Wheeling Stock Yard Company, and has filled that capacity with much satisfaction every since the formation of the said company. At the breaking out of the war he was a ready volunteer, becoming attached to the 116th Ohio regiment, which he entered as First Lieutenant, in 1861, and having served three years, retired as a captain. He was principally in the Shanandoah Valley, and was in the famous battle of Richmond under Sheridan's command, but escaped serious injury." While in the 116th, he was attached to Co. E. There are several other Dillon family members who served in the distinguished 116th including Peter's younger brother, John, in Co. F. Peter lies here in the Peninsula Cemetery near the eastern exit of the I-70 tunnel, leaving Wheeling, WV.
  • 244-127) Ed Dillon, wife, Mary L. J. Dillon & son (42 KB)
    (a) Ed Dillon, wife, Mary Lucy Jane Atkins, and son, Jyles William Dillon, probably taken in Lawrence Co. A search is underway to determine the lineage of these Dillons.(photo courtesy of Jeanie Burcham at: jjbur50@hotmail.com)
  • 245-63) Vincent F. and Nettie A. Dillon home (74 KB)
    (a) (b) This home as it looks today, was probably the first home of Vincent and Nettie Dillon at the time of their marriage in 1895. They were probably married at the nearby Rome Chapel in La Belle in August, 1895. This home currently occupied by the same family since WWII, is located on the river side of Rte 7, in Rome Twp., between Proctorville and Athalia, Lawrence Co., OH. The research by the current resident family traces the history of this home back to the 1820s. Vincent Dillon would have lived here or nearby while attending to his teaching duties, beginning his teaching career at the old Athalia School in the very early 1900s, also at this site. Facing the house, vestiges of an old road trace to the right through a plowed field, a couple of hundred yards to the Ohio River, where a break in the trees foretells of a boatdock and landing for a ferry boat connection across to Cabell Co., WV, consistent with stories of older local residents. Family research suggests that the first five of nine children of Vincent and Nettie were born here and include; Mary Augusta(1896-1978), John William(1898-1977), Berkley Farrague(1901-1966), Leland Stanford(1903-1960) and Howard Kenton(1905-1962).
 

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