According to census records my great-great-grandfather, Reuben Miller Dillon, was born about 1832 in Kentucky. I do not know when or where he was born in Kentucky. The census records further state that his father was born in Virginia. My Reuben may have been living with the Cyrus K. Allen family in Boon township, Warwick County, IN during the 1850 census. Cyrus Allen was originally from Cumberland County, KY but I cannot find a link for Reuben specifically in Cumberland County. In 1857 he applied for a marriage license in Amador County, CA. From 1857 until his death in 1899 he stayed in California. Reuben is my "brick wall". I would love to find his exact birthdate and place, and discover who his parents and siblings were.
If I make a search in FamilySearch.ORG using the last name DILLON, born in Virginia, and residing in Kentucky in either 1830 or 1840 only James Thomas Dillon shows up. Not in census records but rather user-submitted genealogies. There is no Reuben Dillon attached to this family but there are gaps where he could fit in. I've contacted the submitter(s) of those genealogies but haven't heard back.
I had my DNA tested through Family Tree DNA. I did not match anybody.
I am looking for info on Father Gerald Dillon who was born Feb 1869. An 1880 census show him living with his parents (Thomas J. Dillon b: 1837 Ireland and Mary Cronin Dillon b: 1845 Ireland) and his siblings (Eugene b: 1867 New York, Margaret b: 1873 NY and Thomas b: 1880 NY) in Yonkers, NY. An 1920 census shows him living at the Woodstock-on-Hudson Jesuit seminary (St. Stanislaus Novitide) on 615 North Broadway in Yonkers. I have not been able to find any definite info on him or the rest of his family after that. Where did they go? What years did they die? Where are they buried? Were there any offspring from the siblings?
Vicie Dillion of W.V. and KY. b. May 2 1899 in what I have been told was Logan WV. or Mingo WV Married Joshua Evans - Chaffins of Mingo WV. Joshua passed Vicie married McKinley Jarrell b. Nov. 15, 1896 d. Oct. 24, 1966 Vicie died June 24, 1982 in Martin Co. KY. Several children with Joshua no children with other husbands.
Very little known about James Morrow (?) due to family not liking this husband.
This is John from Toledo, Ohio. Please feel free to check the family board on this site. I am looking for information on the Dillon's that arrived in the US in 1851 from Ireland. Associated names are also, Mitchell, Carey, McCafferty, and Meehan.