The Dillon Family & Collaterals

An Irish-American Family

Blanton ~ Dillon~ Utley ~ Whitman

This is the "direct lineage" of:

1. Jenelle BLANTON Wilcox b. California

"she is the daughter of"

David W. Blanton and his wife, 

2. Lenora DILLON Blanton

b. 1915 TX

d. 1989 CA  

"she is the daughter of"

3. John Sharp DILLON 

b. 1892  TN

d. 1935 Grayson Co., TX 

and his wife, Edith Marie UTLEY Dillon

b. 1896  IN

d. 1985 Dallas Co., TX 

"he is the son of"

4. James (Jim) Henry DILLON

b. 1859  Benton Co., TN

d. 1961 Grayson Co., TX  

and his wife,

Vina Ann (V.A.) WHITMAN Dillon 

b. 1861 Tennessee

d.  1946  Grayson Co., TX

"he is the son of" 

5. John Henry Dillon *

b. 1844 Benton Co., TN

d. 1913 unknown

and 

Margaret Ann Melton 

b. 1846 TN 

d. unknown 

"she is the daughter of"

 Melton 

 (2nd wife of John Henry Dillon ~  Melinda Elizabeth Lewis Dillon) 

Source: James Lee Dillon of Lubbuck, Lubbuck Co. Texas 

*John Henry Dillon

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WHITMAN FAMILY 

Vina Ann Whitman Dillon is the daughter of  

Fidellar S. WHITMAN b. 1845 Mississippi 

and his wife,  Nancy A. Petty Whitman

Military: Civil War ~ Union solider served from TN 

he is the son of

S.L. WHITMAN b.1813 Elbert Co. Georgia

Military: Civil War ~ Union solider served from TN 

 and his wife, Mahala MASSENGALE Whitman

he maybe the son of

(S) John Whitman ~ 1785 American Revolutionary War Land Bounty Grant Georgia.

He served from Hampshire County, Virginia, 18 months, after the War he moved to Campbell County, Tennessee.  Source:Pension Record # S2023, Pension allowed 1831. 

SOURCES:

Jenelle Blanton Wilcox ~ BIRTH CERTIFICATE.

David and Lenora DILLON Blanton ~ BIRTH & DEATH CERTIFICATES; MARRIAGE LICENSE, 1920 & 1930 FEDERAL CENSUS INFORMATION.

John Sharp DILLON and Edith Marie Utley Dillon ~ DEATH CERTIFICATES, FEDERAL CENSUS INFORMATION; Daughter Pauline Dillon Eddings of Texas.

Vina Ann WHITMAN Dillon ~ DEATH CERTIFICATES; NEWSPAPER ARTICLE REGARDING THEIR 50 YR RESIDENCY IN GRAYSON CO., TEXAS FROM LEAVING BENTON CO. TENNESSEE; Granddaughter Pauline Dillon Eddings of Texas.Census Information and other Sources.

Fidellar S. WHITMAN ~ Federal & State Census Information; TN ~ UNION Civil War File; Marriage Licenses.

 S.L. Whitman ~ Federal & State Census Information; TN ~ UNION Civil War File.

John Whitman ~ Georgia ~ Am. Revolution War Bounty Land Grant.(have been ordered at present from National Archives Washington D.C.)

 

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History And Origin of Our Names

Blanton - (English) Dweller at a homestead at the end or on a point; or at the horse farm. Dictionary of American Family Surnames

 

Dillon - (Irish, English and French): from the Germanic personal name Dillo (of uncertain origin, perhaps a byname from the root dil ‘destroy’), introduced to Britain from France by the Normans.English: habitational name from Dilwyn near Hereford, recorded in 1138 as Dilun, probably from Old English diglum, dative plural of digle ‘recess’, ‘retreat’, i.e. ‘at the shady or secret places’.Irish (of Norman origin): altered form of de Leon (see Lyon).Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duilleáin ‘descendant of Duilleán’, a personal name, a variant of Dallán meaning ‘little blind one’.Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): of uncertain origin; either an ornamental name from the Biblical place name Dilon (Joshua 15:38), or an altered form of Sephardic de León (see Lyon).  Dictionary of American Family Names

 

Massengale - (Scottish,English): habitational name from a place in North Yorkshire called Masongill. The surname has died out in England.  Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University

 

Utley - English (South Yorkshire): habitational name from Utley, a place in West Yorkshire, near Keighley, named from the Old English personal name Utta + Old English leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.  Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press. 

Whitman -  (German, English): from Middle English whit ‘white' + man ‘man', either a nickname with the same sense as Whiteor else an occupational name for a servant of a bearer of the nickname WhiteDictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, Inc.