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.
On April 5, 1797 he married Margaret Edmundson, daughter of Solomon and Susannah at New Hope Monthly Meeting.
Garrett Dillon, Jr. (1797)
Susannnah Dillon (1798)
John Dillon (1800, married Margaret Fraker),
Elizabeth Dillon (1801, married Jonathan Bales)
Sarah Dillon (1803)
Lucinda Dillon (1807)
Margaret Dillon (1812, married Thomas Worth)
Mahala Dillon (1814, married Samuel Haworth and Robert Cochran),
Lydia Dillon (1815, married Eli Haworth),
Mary Dillon (1817)
William E. Dillon (1820, married Elizabeth Lamar),
Peter Dillon (1822).
Garrett appeared on the 1805 tax list in Greene County, Tennessee.
At the time of the 1830 census, the household was in Greene County, Tennessee. The household consisted of
a man and a woman betwen 50 & 59
a girl between 15 & 19
2 girls between 10 & 14
a boy between 5 & 9
Margaret died onFebruary 25, 1827 in Greene County. Tennessee.
Garret married Margaret Rees on July 22, 1829 in Greene County, Tennessee. She was the daughter of William Rees and Charity Dillon She was born on April 07, 1777 in Guilford County, North Carolina.
Margaret died in 1832 in Illinois.
Garret died on August 15, 1841 in Mackinaw, Mclean County, Illinois.
from Portrait and Biographical Album of Vermilion and Edgar Counties ..., Volume 1
by Brookhaven Press
Mrs. Fletcher died Oct. 5, 1862 and her husband was again married on Nov. 1st, 1866 to Mrs. Lydia Haworth, widow of Eli Haworth, and daughter of Garrett Dillon, the latter a pioneer of Elwood Township, and a native of Greene County, Tenn.
Mrs. Fletcher was born Dec. 5, 1815 and was the mother of nine children by her marriage with Mr. Haworth. Six of these are living: Samuel, Julia, Mahala, Mary, William P., and Charles F.
Her grandfather, Peter Dillon, removed from North Carolina to Greene County, Tenn., during the Revolutionary War, and was a prominent citizen in both States.