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Dillon Cemetery

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Dillon  Cemetery #2   Transcribed from: Another Job Done by Dianne Peck, page 15.               Sterling Swearingin has headed up an energetic undertaking of cleaning up this old family burial plot.  The brush had completely overtaken the spot and it had become a hiding place for baby claves as it was in the center […]

Children of Thomas Dillon

Friday, February 12th, 2010

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 […]

Sarah Dillon-Ireland: Death Certificate

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

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 […]

Dillon Cemetery-Benton Co., MO

Friday, December 19th, 2008

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

Sarah “Sally” Dillon-Ireland and census records

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

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 […]

Back to family research

Sunday, December 7th, 2008

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 […]

Thomas Jefferson Dillon

Thursday, March 6th, 2008

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 […]

Dad’s Dillon Family

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

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 […]