An American Family History

Peter Dillon

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Peter Dillon, Sr. was born in 1752.

He married Elizabeth Haworth in 1773 in Guilford County, North Carolina. Elizabeth was the daughter of James Haworth and Sarah Wood.

Sarah Dillon (1774, married John Stanfield),
Garrett Dillon (1776, married Margaret Reece/Rees and Margaret Edmondson daughter of Solomon Edmondson),
James Dillon (1778),
William Dillon (1781, married Sarah (maybe Susannah) Edmondson daughter of Solomon Edmondson),
Lydia Dillon (1783, married Jonathan Haworth, son of Richard Haworth son of James Haworth),
Pheobe Dillon (1786, married John Reece/Rees),
Susanna Dillon (1789, married Levi Babb),
Jemima Dillon (1791, married George Smith),
Elizabeth Dillon (1794),
Peter Dillon, Jr. (1796), and
Thomas Dillon (1798).

Tradition says that Peter Dillon removed from Virginia to North Carolina and that while Sallie and Garrett were playing out of doors they heard the guns of the Guilford Battle, March 15, 1781.

They doubtless removed to Newhope meeting about the time that Grand-father Rees did, say fall of 1781, where they lived to be old and died. I remember seeing Peter coming up the long ascent, say forty rods, from home to Monthly Meeting, walking with two canes and I have heard mother Dillon say that when he could no longer thus get to meeting he used to draw his chair to the porch looking towards the meeting house at meeting time and there, though absent in body yet present in spirit, worship with his friends. (from History of Dillon, Fletcher, and Kindred Families by Henry Dillon)

The settled in Greene County, Tennessee.

In 1809 Garrett, James, William and Peter were in John Stanfield's district.

Greene County, Tennessee developed from the Nolichucky settlement. It was formed in 1783 from part of the original Washington County, North Carolina.

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from letter written by James Rees, 1 mo. 25th day 1888, Newberg, Oregon
to Abigail Rees, his cousin.

William Dillon and family came out with our family from Tennessee fall of 1830. All are dead but brother John's widow, Susanna, Carthage, Mo.

William Dillon b. 5-15-1781 died 8-16-1831
Susannah Edmundson Dillon b. 12-18-1783 died 12-15-1846
Laban b. 8-1-1807 died unknown
James b. 10-6-1809 died 11-8-1857
Susanna b. 12-18-1811

Thomas Rees married Margaret Bowen in Wales and emigrated to America with a small family. Their son William married Charity, daughter of William Dillon.

The said William Dillon was a son of Redheaded Luke Dillon who married Susanna Garret in Kilkenny, Ireland. He froze to death while intoxicated leaving two sons William and David.

Peter, son of Daniel, married Betty Haworth and raised a family at Newhope. Betty Haworth had three brothers, Richard married Ann, daughter of William Dillon. George married Susanna, daughter of William Dillon. James married father's sister, Mary, niece of the above. They had thirteen children that became heads of families.

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