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John Claiborne Tyree Jr.

Under family histories on the forum side of this blog you will find information about John Claiborne Tyree Jr.  John was the brother of Obedience Tyree-Dillon and he was the first person killed in the “Battle of Cole Camp”.  John Tyree Enjoy

Dad’s Dillon Family

I have been working on my Dad’s side of the family.  I have been surprised to learn how long they have been in the Central Missouri area.  Some of the family members were here as early as the 1830’s.  There has always been a legend about two of my grandmothers family members who were tried and […]

Thomas Jefferson Dillon

Well Thomas has kept me quite busy. He had many trips to the County Court house in Warsaw. Many of the cases were simple land and property disputes, however a series of entries implicate him and another woman in a lewd and lascivious charge. Thomas and the woman were eventually found not guilty, but it […]

Back to family research

I think all the surname links, photos and family histories are now in place and I can get back to the genealogy research. As much as I dislike writing code, trying to understand what seo is and making sure all my links are correct I do need to take time to attend to these details […]

Sarah “Sally” Dillon-Ireland and census records

Sarah “Sally” Dillon was born in January of 1854 probably in Benton County, Missouri. She was the daughter of William T. and Cherry-Smith Dillon. On January 17, 1875 she married Francis Ireland. Prior to her marriage she had a son Lafayette Oliver Dillon, most likely born in Benton County, MO in 1874. The search for […]

Dillon Cemetery-Benton Co., MO

Dillon Cemetery in Benton County, MO is now available in the upper tab under “Cemeteries”.  Hope you find this useful.

Sarah Dillon-Ireland: Death Certificate

I just received the death certificate of Sarah “Sally” Dillon Ireland today.  Sarah was the daughter of William Dillon and Cherry A. Smith.  I sent for the certificate to confirm a few facts I thought to be true but had little documentation.  The information on the certificate is as follows:   Sarah Ireland Married: Frank […]

Children of Thomas Dillon

Thomas Dillon Land Transaction Thomas J. Dillon did not leave a will, but the following transaction taken from the Benton county deeds, located on microfilm at the Missouri State Archives, list all of Thomas’s living children.    “This Indenture made and entered into the 7th day of March 1849 by and between Thomas Dillon as […]