Posted By:Nancy Shire
Subject:Melissa J. Dillon Family
Post Date:June 01, 2006 at 13:52:02
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Forum:Delaware County, NY Genealogy Forum
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I am trying to gather information concerning the family of Melissa J. Dillon, born about 1836 in PA (probably Wayne County), and her husband William Louis Doyle.

Melissa was a daughter of William Dillon and his wife Abigail. I can't find much information about William. Abigail died in 1876 in Delaware County, NY. They had a number of children, perhaps more than I have listed here:

John D.
Ann M.
Louisa A. (I believe she was called "Amelia")
Melissa J.
Achsah L. "Axie"
Robert O.
Sarah E.

Sarah E. Dillon married Edward or Edwin Vance and they had at least three children: Edna, Abbie, and Ross.

Amelia Dillon (assuming she is the "Louisa A." listed above) married a man named McIntosh but was evidently widowed before 1900. She lived to be a very old lady, living with her widowed sister Sarah E. Vance as late as 1920.

Melissa J. Dillon married William Louis Doyle (he was always called "Louis) in 1857. They had four children: Louis Bernard Doyle, Melton Doyle, Ethel Doyle, and Jessamine Doyle. Louis married Affa Myra Knight. Jessamine married a Mr. Hoover.

Does anyone know what happened to Melissa J. Dillon and her husband William L. Doyle? They seem to disappear after the 1870 census.

I would appreciate any leads.

Nancy Shire