Thursday, September 12, 2013

Evidence of Richard Dillon in Bertie Co., North Carolina


Richard Dillon 1745 VA – 1833 MS
Son of James Theopilous & Mary Dillon

Even though Richard Dillon, my 5th great grandfather, was born in Virginia and died in Mississippi, he spent considerable time in Bertie Co., North Carolina as evidenced by these records.


Court Records involving Richard Dillon



1759. “Richd. Dillon son of James Theophilus Dillon is ordered to be bound as an apprentice to Christopher Harrison until he arrive [sic] at the age of Twenty One years being now about the age of Twelve years and to be Taught the Business of a Cooper &c.” 
Source: Haun, Weynette Parks. Bertie County North Carolina County Court Minutes 1740 thru 1743; 1758 thru 1762. Book II. North Carolina: 1977. From the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, Charlotte, NC.

“On Motion Ordered that Jonathan Miller have leave to administer on the Estate of Jonathan Miller deceased on giving Security in the sum of one thousand pounds, which is accordingly given by John Oxley and Richard Dillon.”


May 1777. Richard Dillon, witness to a will. Source: Almasy, Sandra L. Bertie County, North Carolina Wills 1761 - 1780. Joliet, Illinois: Kensington Glen Publishing, 1990, page 124. From the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, Charlotte, North Carolina.



Aug 1785. “A Deed of Sale of Land from Rich. Dillon & Ann Dillon to Benj. Terlington was proved in open court in due form of law by the Oath of John Wolfenden one of the subscribing Witnesses and ordered to be registered.” Source: Haun, Weynette Parks. Bertie County North Carolina County Court Minutes 1781 thru 1787. Book V, Durham, North Carolina: 1982, page 81. From the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, Charlotte, N.C.




Feb 1787. “Ordered that William Billips Richard. Dillon & Wm Cook be appointed searchers in Catpn. Ashburn’s District.” Haun, Weynette Parks. Bertie County North Carolina County Court Minutes 1781 thru 1787. Book V, Durham, North Carolina: 1982, page 123. From the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, Charlotte, NC.



Feb 1787. “Ordered that Fredk. James be bound to Richard Dillon to learn the trade of a Cooper.” Source: Haun, Weynette Parks. Bertie County North Carolina County Court Minutes 1781 thru 1787. Book V, Durham, North Carolina: 1982, page 126. From the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, Charlotte, NC.



Feb 1787.  Richard Dillon to serve on a Grand Jury & a Pettitt Jury. Source: Haun, Weynette Parks. Bertie County North Carolina County Court Minutes 1781 thru 1787. Book V, Durham, North Carolina: 1982, page 127. From the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, Charlotte, NC.



 Nov 1789. “A Deed of Sale of Land from Rich. Dillon & Ann Dillon to Andrew Stanton was acknowledged in open court in due form of law by the said Richard Dillon and ordered to be registered.” Haun, Weynette Parks. Bertie County North Carolina County Court Minutes 1788 thru 1792. Book VI, Durham, North Carolina, page 46. From the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, Charlotte, NC.

By 1810 Richard Dillon was living in Mississippi where he died & was buried.

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4 comments:

  1. Such old old OLD records! It's good someone already has them transcribed in a book.

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    1. Wendy, it is always great to find a book like that!

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  2. My goodness Colleen; I didn't realize you had roots here in North Carolina. Your roots seems to be more visible than mine.

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    1. I'm a northern girl but my paternal grandfather gave me southern roots.

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