An American Family History

Daniel Dillon


The Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia borders Maryland and Virginia. The first European settlers started arriving about 1730.


The Society of Friends (Quakers) began in England in the 1650s, when they broke away from the Puritans. Pennsylvania was founded by William Penn, as a safe place for Friends to live and practice their faith.

Daniel Dillon was born about 1713. Researchers differ on who his parents were. Many believe that they were Luke Dillon and Susannah Garrett. Some believe they were Peter and Susannah Garrett. His birthplace is also disputed.

His wife was named Lydia. Lydia's parents are also in dispute. Her name has been given as Hodgson, Hodgsdon, or Wright. They married at Hopewell Monthly Meeting in Frederick County, Virginia.

Charity Dillion (1743, married William Reece/Rees),
Martha Dillon (1745, married Robert Blakely),
Nathan Dillon (1748),
William Dillon (1750),
Peter Dillion (1752, married Elizabeth Haworth, daughter of James Haworth),
Jesse Dillion (1753, married Hannah Ruckman),
Susannah Dillion (1755, married George Haworth, son of James Haworth),
Daniel Dillion, Jr. 1757, married Ann Pugh),
Hannah Dillon (1759),
Patience Dillon (1762, married Thomas Hodgson,
Isaac Dillion (1766).

In 1762 Daniel received a land grant in Frederick County, Virginia.

Daniel Dillion was one of the original members of the New Garden Monthly Meeting in Guilford County, North Carolina.

Lydia died May 29, 1800 in Guilford County, North Carolina. Daniel, Sr. died in Guilford County, North Carolina on November 22, 1805.

Opequon Creek is tributary of the Potomac River. It joins the Potomac northeast of Martinsburg and its source is at the foot of Great North Mountain. It is part of the boundary between Frederick and Clarke counties in Virginia and between Berkeley and Jefferson counties in West Virginia.




from Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants

Daniel Dillon
of Frederick County,
342 acres near dividing ridge of Opeckon [Opequon] & Back Creek in said County.
Surv. Mr. John Mauzey.
Adj. William Joliffe, Josiah Ridgway, William Dillon, Owen Long.
13 Aug. 1762.


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