Richard Dillon served in the Revolutionary War. According to Luke Ward Conerly:
Richard Dillon “…saw service as an enlistee on the vessel 'Greyhound,' a privateersman commanded by Samuel Butler. With the capture of that vessel, he was made a prisoner on the English frigate 'Baloosa' which carried 36 guns and was commanded by a Captain Kennedy, a Scotsman. After a nine-month imprisonment, he again returned to Bertie County." About 1810-He move to Pike County. He lived there till his death "which supposedly occurred on his 89th birthdate in 1833." Eight known children are listed.
Brothers Theophilous, Willis & Clarkston Dillon served in the War of 1812. Clarkston was involved in the Battle of New Orleans. Willis was a trumpeter for the 13th Mississippi Regiment. Theophilous was in a regiment of mounted riflemen.
Dillon names in My Direct Line:
- JamesTheopilous Dillon bc 1719 in Ireland; married Mary
- Richard Dillon 1745 VA – 1833 MS; married Anne Lawrence; 8 children
- Joanna Dillon 1778 NC – aft 1821 MS; married Jeremiah Smith; 13 children
A few Dillon Resources:
- Luke Ward Conerly, SOURCE RECORDS FROM PIKE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI 1798-1910; 1798-1910; South Carolina, Southern Historical Press, 1989.
- DAR website, ancestor Richard Dillon #A03615
- Compiled Service records of Volunteer Soldiers who Served During the War of 1812 in Organizations from the Territory of Mississippi, NARA film #M678, roll 6, 13 th Regiment, Nixon's, 1815, Clarkson Dillon. from fold
- The Jeremiah Smith, Sr. Bible, c. 1800 - 1917, Bible in possession of Mrs. W. C. Uhlman, Tylertown, Mississippi. Copy given to me by Pat (Brock) Smith.