States: Missouri: McDonald
I am researching the John R. and Mary Dillon family of McDonald County, Missouri. John R. (born 1820 in TN) was a sheriff in Ripley County, Missouri in the 1850s and his first wife was Marinda B. (last name unknown). They are on the found on the 1850 Ripley County, Missouri census. He and Marinda had one son: Benjamin F. Dillon, born Kentucky in 1844 (Probably Warren county) Benj. F. is later found on the 1880 census for Benton, Polk, Missouri. Marinda must have died before 1860 and John R. is then remarried to Mary (last name unknown) and is in Lawrence County, (with a new son, Robert and daughter Keziah Adaline) Missouri in 1860 and then McDonald County by 1870. That is the last I see of him and would like to know where they are buried. There is very little I can find written about these Dillons. I think John R. was the brother of James T. Dillon found on the 1850 Ripley County, Missouri census. James T. was married to Emily Jane Coleman and they lived in Kentucky when their children were born during the 1840s. Emily Jane's father was Drury Coleman and he died 1835 in Bowling Green, Warren County, Kentucky. In Bowling Green, Warren County, Kentucky there are several Dillons found in marriage records and I suspect they are all siblings that resided there. One of the Dillons married there was Keziah Dillon (born 1814 in TN). She married Zachariah Morris on 13 Feb 1833. I saw a note on LDS site her father was John Dillon. Census reports for her with husband Zechariah say both parents born in North Carolina. Zecharaiah and Keziah are listed on findagrave in Elm Spring Cemetery, Green County, Missouri.
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