Here's another fun timeline from my book in progress, 'Our Brown Roots.' Timelines are useful tools when trying to understand the lives & movements of a family. They are also very useful for understanding a family in relation to local and world events. I am currently writing a book, 'Our Brown Roots.' At the beginning of each surname section I have included a timeline like the one below.
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Timeline of the Dillon Family
1732 Dec. Benjamin Franklin began publishing Poor Richard’s Almanac
1745 7 Oct. Birth of Richard Dillon, son of James Theopilous, in Norfolk, VA
1752 15 June. Benjamin Franklin invented the lightning rod
1764 Sugar Act, 1st tax on the American Colonies imposed by Great Britain
1764 Richard Dillon lived in Bertie Co., NC; apprentice to Christopher Harrison
c 1776 Marriage of Richard Dillon & Anne (Lawrence) Dillon
1776 - 1783 American Revolutionary War; Richard Dillon served
1778 22 Aug. Birth of Joanna (Dillon) Smith, daughter of Richard, NC
c 1790 Richard Dillon family moved to SC
1798 16 Dec. Marriage of Joanna Dillon & Jeremiah George Smith, SC
1782 20 June. The Bald Eagle was adopted as our National Bird by Congress
1799 14 Dec. Death of George Washington, first President of the United States
1802 2 March. Birth of Martha P. (Smith) Alford, daughter of Joanna (Dillon) Smith in SC
1809 31 Aug. Birth of Wyatt Smith, son of Joanna (Dillon) Smith in LA
1810 Richard Dillon family lived in MS
1812 - 1814 War of 1812; Clarkston, Theopilous & Willis Dillon, sons of Richard, served
1816 The Treaty of Fort Stephens with the Choctaws opened for settlement the area around the Tombigbee Prairie.
1820 Richard Dillon & family living in Pike County, MS
1821 Death of Joanna (Dillon) Smith, age 42, Pike, MS
1833 7 Oct. Death of Richard Dillon, age 88, in MS
1836 Feb. – March. Battle of the Alamo waged in TX
1841 Population: Great Britain, 18.5 million; USA 17 million; Ireland 8 million
1845 – 1852 Potato Famine in Ireland
1861 – 1865 Civil War; Labon W., Rimson S. & Willis R. Dillon served in Confederate units
1868 Little Women written by Louisa May Alcott
This Chart shows the double connection between the Dillon family & my paternal grandfather.