Descendants of David Dill

 

Generation 1

 

1.      DAVID1 DILL was born in 1605 in Scotland.  David is my 11th Great Grandfather.

 

David Dill had the following child:

 

2.               i. FRANCIS2 DILL was born in 1625 in Scotland. He died in Donegal, Ireland. He married REBECCA CATHERINE KITTY ANDERSON. She was born in 1685. She died in Donegal, Donegal, Ireland.

 

Generation 2

 

2.      FRANCIS2 DILL (David1) was born in 1625 in Scotland. He died in Donegal, Ireland. He married REBECCA CATHERINE KITTY ANDERSON. She was born in 1685. She died in Donegal, Donegal, Ireland.

 

Francis Dill and Rebecca Catherine Kitty Anderson had the following child:

 

3.               i. JOHN3 DILL was born in 1658 in Ulster Plantation , County Monahan, Ulster, Ireland. He died in Kent Co, Delaware. He married Sarah Linscott, daughter of John Linscott and Lydia Milbury on 07 Apr 1702 in Talbot Co, Maryland. She was born in 1685 in Yorkshire, England. She died in Kent Co, Delaware.

 

Generation 3

 

3.      JOHN3 DILL (Francis2, David1) was born in 1658 in Ulster Plantation , County Monahan, Ulster, Ireland. He died in Kent Co, Delaware. He married Sarah Linscott, daughter of John Linscott and Lydia Milbury on 07 Apr 1702 in Talbot Co, Maryland. She was born in 1685 in Yorkshire, England. She died in Kent Co, Delaware.

 

John Dill and Sarah Linscott had the following children:

 

4.               i. MATTHEW4 DILL SR was born in 1698 in Ulster Plantation , County Monahan, Ulster, Ireland. He died on 13 Oct 1750 in Dillsburg, York, Pennsylvania, USA (Presbyterian Church Cem, York Co, PA). He married Mary Hamilton, daughter of Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Zacharia Green in 1718 in Ulster Plantation , County Monahan, Ulster, Ireland. She was born about 1702 in Ireland. She died in 1756 in Dillsburg, York, Pennsylvania, USA.

 

ii.       SOLOMON DILL was born in 1735 in Kent Co, Delaware. He died in 1820 in Clermont Co, OH.

 

Generation 4

 

4.      MATTHEW4 DILL SR (John3, Francis2, David1) was born in 1698 in Ulster Plantation , County Monahan, Ulster, Ireland. He died on 13 Oct 1750 in Dillsburg, York, Pennsylvania, USA (Presbyterian Church Cem, York Co, PA). He married Mary Hamilton, daughter of Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Zacharia Green in 1718 in Ulster Plantation , County Monahan, Ulster, Ireland. She was born about 1702 in Ireland. She died in 1756 in Dillsburg, York, Pennsylvania, USA.

 

Notes for Matthew Dill Sr:

 

History of York County, Pennsylvania. John Gibson, Historical Editor. Chicago: F. A. Battey Publishing Co., 1886.

 

THE DILLS - Page 660

 Matthew Dill was one of the first settlers of the vicinity of Dillsburg, locating there about 1740. He came from county of Monaghan, Ireland. The name “Dill” is Danish. The ancestors moved to England and some of them from thence to Scotland, during the time of the Commonwealth under Oliver Cromwell. Matthew Dill, the immigrant, in 1749 became one of the court justices of York County, but before this had commanded a company against the Indians. He died October 13, 1750, aged fifty-two years. His remains were interred in the Presbyterian graveyard, a short distance west of Dillsburg, and the spot is marked by a marble slab. He had several sons, but none of his descendants by the same name now live in the village. Dr. A. B. Dill, of York Springs, is a descendant. Col. Matthew Dill, son of the settler, was very prominent in York County during the Revolution. Col. Richard McAllister, founder of Hanover, was chosen lieutenant of York County, an office created by the government, to organize all the militia of the county during the Revolution. He was married to a sister of Col. Dill whom he had appointed sub-lieutenant of York County. Col. Dill served in that office from January, 1781, to April, 1783, during which time he paid to various captains of companies $2,136 in government money. The names of those persons, most of whom lived in the upper end of York County, according to his account paid by the government July 1, 1788, were William Dodds, Alexander Nesbitt, John O’Bleanes, Andrew Wilson, Thomas Gould, John McMaster, William Coulson, Francis Bonner, William Ashton, Daniel Williams, Peter Spese.

 

Col. Dill commanded the Fifth Battalion of York County for three years, and was one of the framers of the constitution of 1790. For his services in the army he obtained a free patent for a tract of land three leagues square, on part of which Dillsburg is built, and on another part is a valuable ore bank. He was also granted a tract of land in Washington County, Penn., now known as “Dillwood.” He married a second time. Late in life he moved to Fairfield,

 

Adams County, where he died and was buried. He left seven sons, Col. Matthew Dill, Jr., Maj. James Dill, Col. John Dill, Capt. Thomas Dill, who was a student

at Princeton College, entered the army and was wounded at the battle of Brandywine. He was afterward presented by his father the tract called “Dillwood,” where he moved. His daughter Jane Dill married Henry Wilson, from whom descended Rev. Thomas B. Wilson, and whose children are Rev. Maurice Wilson, of Baltimore, and Rev. Calvin D. Wilson, of Harford County, Md. A second son of Jane Dill Wilson, was Rev. Samuel J. Wilson, D. D. LL. D., late of Alleghany, Penn., whose son Robert D. Wilson is a prominent lawyer of Pittsburgh.

 

A daughter of Jane Dill Wilson viz. Elizabeth, was married to John Paxton, whose sons are Rev. John R. Paxton, a clergyman in New York City, and Capt. Wilson A. Paxton, of Washington, D. C.

 

Dr. Armstrong Dill, a graduate of Princeton College, was a son of Col. Matthew Dill. He died at the age of twenty-seven years, December 31, 1788. His widow married Dr. Witherspoon, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. The following paragraph is copied from the United States Gazette, published in Philadelphia, and appeared June, 1791:

 

WITHERSPOON DILL - Married, at Philadelphia, Penn., on Monday evening, the 30th ult., by Rev. Dr. Nesbit, President of Dickinson College, the Rev. Dr. John Witherspoon, President of Princeton College, to Mrs. Ann Dill, widow of Dr. Armstrong Dill, of York County, Penn., a lady of great beauty and merit.

 

On Wednesday after the President’s return to Princeton with his amiable wife, a deputation of the students waited upon him to congratulate him upon the joyful occasion, and he politely gave them two days’ holiday. In the evening, in regard to their worthy President, and to testify their joy on this happy marriage, the students illuminated the college, which afforded a grand and beautiful sight to the numerous spectators, who had assembled upon the occasion. There were 600 candles in the front of the college, which were lighted almost instantly on a signal given by the discharge of a cannon, and on a like signal they were all immediately extinguished. During the illumination, which lasted about an hour, a number of students in the belfry entertained the great concourse of people who attended, with a most agreeable and delightful concert of music from different kinds of instruments. The wh??e was conducted with elegance and taste.

 

Joy sparkled in every eye,

 

And every heart was glad.

 

Matthew Dill Sr and Mary Hamilton had the following children:

 

i.        JAMES5 DILL was born in 1720 in Ulster Plantation , County Monahan, Ulster, Ireland. He died on 13 Oct 1796 in Dillsburg, York, PA

 

ii.       THOMAS DILL was born in 1722 in Ulster Plantation , County Monahan, Ulster, Ireland. He died on 27 Oct 1750 in Dillsburg, York Co, PA

 

   5.               iii. MATHEW (COL) DILL JR was born in 1726 in Ulster Plantation , County Monahan, Ulster, Ireland. He died on 10 Apr 1812 in Fairfield; Adams Co, Pa. (Lower Marsh Cemetery, Adams County, Pennsylvania). He married Jean Bracken, daughter of Thomas Bracken and Martha Green in 1745 in York Co, PA. She was born in New Castle Co, Del.. She died in 1780.

 

   6.               iv. MARY DILL was born in 1728 in Ulster Plantation , County Monahan, Ulster, Ireland. She died in 1768. She married Richard (Col) McAllister, son of Archibald Hugh McAlister and Jean McClure on 23 Feb 1748 in York Co, PA. He was born in 1724. He died on 07 Sep 1795 in Hanover, York Co, PA.

 

Generation 5

 

5.      MATHEW (COL)5 DILL JR (Matthew4 Sr, John3, Francis2, David1) was born in 1726 in Ulster Plantation , County Monahan, Ulster, Ireland. He died on 10 Apr 1812 in Fairfield; Adams Co, Pa. (Lower Marsh Cemetery, Adams County, Pennsylvania). He married Jean Bracken, daughter of Thomas Bracken and Martha Green in 1745 in York Co, PA. She was born in New Castle Co, Del.. She died in 1780.

 

Notes for Mathew (Col) Dill Jr:

 

"Mathew Dill Genealogy," by Rosalie Jones Dill: Matthew spent most of his life in York County, but in his later years moved to Millertown (now Fairfield), near Gettysburg, Adams County.

He entered the military service July 28, 1775, as Lt. Col. of the Fifth Battalion of the Pennsylvania Militia, under Col. William Rankin. (Archives 5th Vol 5, p. 14-21. Third volume, p. 67, 80). For his services in the Army of the Revolution, he was, according to the custom, awarded grants of land. His grant in what is now Indiana County, was said to have been three leagues square. He also patented in 1786 a tract of land in Washington County, known as "Dillwood," on which his son, Thomas, already resided with his family.

 

He was one of the framers of the Pennsylvania State Constitution in 1790. (Children's names from History of York County, p. 866.)

Memorial in Dillsburg Cemetery, Dillsburg, York County, PA, Section 1, Row 25, Stone 15A: "In memory of Col. Matthew Dill, a founder of Dillsburg. He served in the Continental Army during the revolution. Born about 1726, died April 10, 1812. Buried in the Lower Marsh Creek Cemetery, Fairfield, PA, and his son, George Dill, born about 1766, died about 1813, while serving our country during the War of 1812. Buried in Ontario, Canada."

 

Notes for Jean Bracken:

 

Jean is the sister of John Bracken (b. 1726) and is believed to have taken over the care of John's daughters with help of her husband Capt. Mathew Dill.

 

Mathew (Col) Dill Jr and Jean Bracken had the following children:

   7.               i.   MATHEW (COL)6 DILL JR was born in 1746 in Dillsburg, York Co, PA. He died in 1829 in Dilltown, Indiana Co, PA. He married Ann Crane in 1784 in Dillsburg, York Co, PA. She was born in 1763 in Cumberland Co, PA. She died in 1799 in Dilltown, Indiana Co, PA.

 

   8.               ii.   JAMES (MAJ) DILL SR was born in 1748. He died on 11 Sep 1777 in Brandywine, Chester Co, PA (Brandywine Baptist Church Cemetery).

 

   9.               iii.   THOMAS (CAPT) DILL was born in Jul 1750 in Dilltown, Indiana Co, PA. He died in 1798 in York Co, PA (now Adams) (Evergreen Cemetery, Adams Co, PA). He married MARY BOYD.

 

iv.      MARTHA DILL was born in 1752 in Dilltown, Indiana Co, PA. She married UNKNOWN DIXON.

 

v.       MARY DILL was born in 1758 in Dilltown, Indiana Co, PA. She married UNKNOWN WILLIAMS.

 

vi.      JOHN (COL) DILL was born in 1760 in Dillsburg, York Co, PA. He died on 31 Dec 1788.

 

vii.     ARMSTRONG (DR) DILL was born in 1761 in Dillsburg, York, Pennsylvania, USA. He died on 31 Dec 1788 in Pennsylvania. He married ANN UNKNOWN.

 

Notes for Armstrong (Dr) Dill:

 

Was a graduate of Princeton College.

 

viii.    JEAN DILL was born in 1762 in Dillsburg, York Co, PA. She married JOHN CALHOUN.

 

ix.      NANCY DILL was born in 1763 in Dillsburg, York Co, PA. She died on 05 Oct 1853. She married JOHN ARMER.

 

x.       ABIGAIL DILL was born in 1764 in Dillsburg, York Co, PA. She died in Sep 1843 in Crawfordsville, Washington Co, IA. She married ADAM RITCHEY.

 

   10.            xi. GEORGE DILL was born about 1766 in York Co. PA. He died in 1813 in Ontario, Canada (Died during the War of 1812 buried in Ontario). He married ANN CRAIN.

 

xii.     ELIZABETH DILL was born on 17 Dec 1768 in Dilltown, Indiana Co, PA. She died on 08 Nov 1850 in Evans City, Butler Co, PA. She married Thomas Sanderson on 01 May 1797.

 

xiii.    JANE DILL was born in 1775 in Dilltown, Indiana Co, PA. She died on 18 Mar 1850 in Perry Co, PA.

 

6.      MARY5 DILL (Matthew4 Sr, John3, Francis2, David1) was born in 1728 in Ulster Plantation , County Monahan, Ulster, Ireland. She died in 1768. She married Richard (Col) McAllister, son of Archibald Hugh McAlister and Jean McClure on 23 Feb 1748 in York Co, PA. He was born in 1724. He died on 07 Sep 1795 in Hanover, York Co, PA.

 

Richard (Col) McAllister and Mary Dill had the following child:

 

i.        MATTHEW6 MCALLISTER was born in 1758. He died in 1823.

Generation 6

 

7. MATHEW (COL)6 DILL JR (Mathew (Col)5 Jr, Matthew4 Sr, John3, Francis 2, David1) was born in 1746 in Dillsburg, York Co, PA. He died in 1829 in Dilltown, Indiana Co, PA. He married Ann Crane in 1784 in Dillsburg, York Co, PA. She was born in 1763 in Cumberland Co, PA. She died in 1799 in Dilltown, Indiana Co, PA.

 

Mathew (Col) Dill Jr and Ann Crane had the following children:

 

i.        MATTHEW7 DILL was born on 30 Oct 1785 in Dillsburg, York Co, PA. He died on 25 Mar 1847 in Dilltown, Indiana Co, PA.

 

ii.       RICHARD CRANE DILL was born on 25 Aug 1786 in Reading, Washington Co, PA. He died on 14 Jul 1867 in Dinsmore, Shelby Co, OH.

 

iii.      JOHN DILL was born in 1787 in Dillsburg, York Co, PA.

 

iv.      GEORGE DILL was born on 04 Apr 1790 in Dillsburg, York Co, PA. He died before 1850 in Washington Co, IA.

 

v.       PERMELIA DILL was born in 1792 in Dillsburg, York Co, PA. She died in 1850 in East Wheatfield Twp, Indiana Co, PA.

 

vi.      HARRIET DILL was born in 1795 in Dilltown, Indiana Co, PA.

 

vii.     ANN DILL was born in 1799 in Dillsburg, York Co, PA. She died on 28 Sep 1870 in Wheatfield Twp, Perry Co, PA.

 

8.      JAMES (MAJ)6 DILL SR (Mathew (Col)5 Jr, Matthew4 Sr, John3, Francis2, David1) was born in 1748. He died on 11 Sep 1777 in Brandywine, Chester Co, PA (Brandywine Baptist Church Cemetery).

 

James (Maj) Dill Sr had the following children:

 

11.            i. JAMES7 DILL JR was born between 1761-1770 in York Co, PA. He died after 1830 in Walker, Juniata Co, PA. He married MARGARET UNKNOWN. She was born about 1770. She died between 1850-1860 in Mifflintown, Juniata Co, PA.

 

12.            ii. MARGARET DILL was born about 1770 in York Co, PA. She died between 1820-1830 in Lack Twp, Mifflin (now Juniata) Co, PA. She married James Rodgers Jr, son of James Rodgers Sr and Elizabeth Dobyns on 19 Jan 1789 in Fermanagh, Mifflin (now Juniata) Co, PA. He was born about 1765 in Ireland. He died between 1820-1830 in Lack Twp, Mifflin (now Juniata) Co, PA.

 

9.      THOMAS (CAPT)6 DILL (Mathew (Col)5 Jr, Matthew4 Sr, John3, Francis2, David1) was born in Jul 1750 in Dilltown, Indiana Co, PA. He died in 1798 in York Co, PA (now Adams) (Evergreen Cemetery, Adams Co, PA). He married MARY BOYD.

 

Notes for Thomas (Capt) Dill: Was a student at Princeton College

 

Wounded at the Battle of Brandywine

 

Thomas (Capt) Dill and Mary Boyd had the following child:

 

13.            i.     JANE7 DILL. She married HENRY WILSON.

 

10.      GEORGE6 DILL (Mathew (Col)5 Jr, Matthew4 Sr, John3, Francis2, David1) was born about 1766 in York Co. PA. He died in 1813 in Ontario, Canada (Died during the War of 1812 buried in Ontario). He married ANN CRAIN.

 

Notes for George Dill:

 

War of 1812

 

George Dill and Ann Crain had the following child:

 

14.       i.     NANCY ANN7 DILL. She died in 1836. She married JOHN ARMER.

 

Generation 7

 

11.      JAMES7 DILL JR (James (Maj)6 Sr, Mathew (Col)5 Jr, Matthew4 Sr, John3, Francis2, David1) was born between 1761-1770 in York Co, PA. He died after 1830 in Walker, Juniata Co, PA. He married MARGARET UNKNOWN. She was born about 1770. She died between 1850-1860 in Mifflintown, Juniata Co, PA.

 

James Dill Jr and Margaret Unknown had the following child:

 

i.        ABIGAIL8 DILL was born about 1810 in Fermanagh, Mifflin (now Juniata) Co, PA. She married JOSEPH WILDMAN. He was born about 1800 in Mifflin (now Juniata) Co, PA.

 

12.      MARGARET7 DILL (James (Maj)6 Sr, Mathew (Col)5 Jr, Matthew4 Sr, John3, Francis2, David1) was born about 1770 in York Co, PA. She died between 1820-1830 in Lack Twp, Mifflin (now Juniata) Co, PA. She married James Rodgers Jr, son of James Rodgers Sr and Elizabeth Dobyns on 19 Jan 1789 in Fermanagh, Mifflin (now Juniata) Co, PA. He was born about 1765 in Ireland. He died between 1820-1830 in Lack Twp, Mifflin (now Juniata) Co, PA.

 

Notes for James Rodgers Jr: James Rodgers, Jr

 

The first record I have found on James, Jr, was his marriage to Margaret Dill, Thursday, January 15, 1789, "at the seat of James Dill, Fermanagh Township". I'm not sure what a "seat" is, but I assume it means James Dill's house. Margaret was James Dill's sister. Their father was James Dill, Sr, killed at the battle of Brandywine 1777. The Dills were living in Sunbury, Northumberland Co at the time, as were the Rodgers.

 

The next record of James is in the 1790 census, where he and his wife Margaret are living with James Dill, Fermanagh, Mifflin Co. From 1800 - 1820, James and Margaret are living next to James Dill on bounty land received from James Dill, Sr's death in the Rev War. (More on the land can be found under James Dill.)

 

I know the family was still in Fermanagh Twp 1825, as their son, John, married Margaret Williams in Beal Twp about 1825. By 1830, James and Margaret were living in Crawford Co, PA in South Shenango Twp. They died sometime between 1830 - 1840 and are probably with others in Acker-Rogers Cemetery in unmarked graves.

 

I am still trying to sort out their children. From the census records, they had 4 boys and 4 girls. As of yet, I have only found the boys.

 

James Rodgers Jr and Margaret Dill had the following children:

 

i.        SARAH8 RODGERS was born in 1792 in Fermanagh, Mifflin (now Juniata) Co, PA. She died on 07 Jul 1858 in Lamar Co, Texas. She married JOSEPH CUNNINGHAM JR. He was born on 03 Aug 1791 in Mifflin (now Juniata) Co, PA. He died on 30 Jan 1869 in Lamar Co, Texas.

 

ii.       DAUGHTER RODGERS was born between 1789-1794 in Fermanagh, Mifflin (now Juniata) Co, PA.

 

iii.      SON RODGERS was born about 1794 in Fermanagh, Mifflin (now Juniata) Co, PA. He married JANE WILLIAMS. She was born in 1794 in Lack Twp, Mifflin (now Juniata) Co, PA.

 

iv.      MARTHA RODGERS was born in 1802 in Fermanagh, Mifflin (now Juniata) Co, PA. She died in 1896 in Washington, Tazewell, Illinois, USA (Old Washington Cemetery). She married Matthew Calvin Crane, son of George Crane in 1819 in Lack Twp, Mifflin (now Juniata) Co, PA. He was born in 1795 in Fermanagh, Mifflin (now Juniata) Co, PA. He died on 28 Sep 1855 in Washington, Tazewell Co, IL (Old Washington Cemetery).

 

 

v.       DAUGHTER RODGERS was born between 1795-1800 in Fermanagh, Mifflin (now Juniata) Co, PA. She died after 1896 in Zanesville, Muskingum Co, OH ((per Martha Crane's obit)).

 

vi.      JOHN RODGERS was born on 05 Nov 1801 in Fermanagh, Mifflin (now Juniata) Co, PA. He died on 08 Jan 1856 in Circleville, Pickaway Co, OH (Burial: Forest Cemetery, Circleville, OH, sec 10). He married Margaret Williams, daughter of Samuel Williams and Margaret Bracken about 1825 in Mifflin Co, PA (Lack Twp, Juniata). She was born on 20 Aug 1806 in Mifflin now Juniata Co, PA (Beale Twp, Mifflin). She died on 17 Aug 1866 in Circleville, Pickaway Co, OH (Forest Cemetery, Circleville, Pickaway Co, OH).

 

Notes for John Rodgers:

 

John Rodgers found in the 1830 Plainfield, Coshocton Co, OH census with the following:

2 boys under 5, 1 boy 5-10, 1 boy 15-20, no girls

 

1840 the family is found in Dresden, Muskingum Co, OH

 

1850 found in Circleville, Pickaway Co, OH. Occupation: 1850, Census states hotel keeper

 

vii.     HIRAM (?) RODGERS was born in 1807 in Fermanagh, Mifflin (now Juniata) Co, PA. He died in 1850 in Muskingum Co, OH. He married HANNAH UNKNOWN. She was born about 1808 in Pennsylvania.

 

viii.    DAVID (?) RODGERS was born in 1808 in Fermanagh, Mifflin (now Juniata) Co, PA. He died in 1838 in Coshocton Co, OH. He married ELIZABETH UNKNOWN. She was born about 1808 in Pennsylvania. She died in 1879 in Coshocton Co, OH.

 

13.      JANE7 DILL (Thomas (Capt)6, Mathew (Col)5 Jr, Matthew4 Sr, John3, Francis2, David1). She married HENRY WILSON.

 

Henry Wilson and Jane Dill had the following children:

 

i.        THOMAS B (REV)8 WILSON.

 

ii.       ELIZABETH WILSON. She married JOHN PAXTON.

 

14.      NANCY ANN7 DILL (George6, Mathew (Col)5 Jr, Matthew4 Sr, John3, Francis2, David1). She died in 1836. She married JOHN ARMER.

 

John Armer and Nancy Ann Dill had the following child:

 

i.        NANCY ANN8 ARMER was born in 1793. She died in 1836. She married George Smith in 1813.