Yes, I believe I am a descendant of the James your are refering to, but I have very little information regarding him or his wife. I do know that he and the Hogan family seemed to have migrated together from VA to SC. James' son (Arthur) later moved to GA along with the Hogan family. I am a descendant of Arthur Dillard, Sr. (see below) and have been able to document and confirm his line forward. I believe he was the son of your James Dillard due to the fact that he seems to have followed (or led) Nancy and Arthur to SC. Also, a source tells me that a James Dillard (b. ca 1772, VA) appears in the Wm Hogans household on the 1850 Campbell Co., GA census record. This may have been James Jr., son of James Dillard. I have not yet had a chance to look this up. Where did you get the name of his wife? I showed her to be named Nancy Taylor Harris, but this is unconfirmed and very tentative. Some of my research notes are shown below. Again, I am very uncertain of James and his immediate family group. Consider this group to be a placeholder record ONLY. I also show Arthur, Sr. to have had a first wife, "Unknown". She is also a placeholder (i.e. an unresearched guess on my part) that I am trying to trace down. This is solely because the birth of John A. Dillard (Arthur's oldest son) does not fit in very well with Polly's timeline. There is more information on my website at http://web2.airmail.net/addylo/genealogy I would GREATLY appreciate any additional information you could provide concerning James and his immediate family! It has been difficult to distinguish him from Captain James Dillard! I feel sure that my James is the infamous "Other James" so often debated in the Dillard Annuals. I fully expect to find him and the Captain related to each other somehow.
Descendants of James DILLARD
1. JAMES DILLARD was born Unknown, and died Unknown. He married NANCY TAYLOR HARRIS. She was born Unknown, and died Abt. 1830 in GA.
Children of JAMES DILLARD and NANCY HARRIS are:
2. i. ARTHUR DILLARD, b. Abt. 1775, SC; d. Abt. 1842, Monroe Co., GA.
3. ii. NANCY DILLARD, b. Abt. 1753, VA; d. Abt. 1838.
Generation No. 2
2. ARTHUR DILLARD (JAMES) was born Abt. 1775 in SC, and died Abt. 1842 in Monroe Co., GA. He married (1) UNKNOWN. She was born Abt. 1775. He married (2) MARY (POLLY) ABNEY 1793, daughter of JOHN ABNEY. She was born Abt. 1790 in SC, and died Abt. 1850.
Child of ARTHUR DILLARD and UNKNOWN is:
5. i. JOHN A. DILLARD, b. April 25, 1794, SC; d. March 1865, Monroe Co., GA.
Children of ARTHUR DILLARD and MARY ABNEY are:
6. ii. NANCY ABNEY DILLARD, b. June 01, 1811, SC; d. February 26, 1885, Carroll Co., GA.
iii. ELIZABETH DILLARD, b. 1813, SC; m. UNKNOWN JOSHLIN.
7. iv. ARTHUR DILLARD, JR., b. Abt. 1814, SC; d. December 1870, Jackson Co., FL.
v. SARAH W. DILLARD, b. Abt. 1826, GA; m. WILLIAM YARBROUGH; b. Abt. 1807, SC.
vi. FRANCIS L. DILLARD, b. Abt. 1831, GA.
vii. HENRY DILLARD
viii. JOSEPH H. DILLARD
3. NANCY DILLARD (JAMES) was born Abt. 1753 in VA, and died Abt. 1838. She married WILLIAM HOGANS January 19, 1780 in Henry Co., VA. He was born Unknown, and died Abt. 1805.
Children of NANCY DILLARD and WILLIAM HOGANS are:
i. JAMES HOGANS
ii. ELIZABETH HOGANS
iii. WINIFRED HOGANS
iv. NANCY HOGANS
v. THOMAS HOGANS
vi. RIDGEWAY HOGANS d. 1837, GA.
vii. WILLIAM HOGANS, JR.
Generation No. 3
5. JOHN A. DILLARD (ARTHUR, JAMES) was born April 25, 1794 in SC, and died March 1865 in Monroe Co., GA. He married (1) PHOEBE TALBOT 1812. She was born Unknown, and died Bef. 1859. He married (2) MARGARET CAROLINE WILSON November 16, 1859. She was born Abt. 1843.
Children of JOHN DILLARD and PHOEBE TALBOT are:
i. WILLIS DILLARD, b. Abt. 1812, SC; m. ELIZABETH DANIEL, January 11, 1838, Monroe Co., GA.
8. ii. KIRK DILLARD, b. Abt. 1814, SC; d. May 03, 1881, Monroe Co., GA.
iii. CAROLINE DILLARD, b. Abt. 1816, SC; m. SETH MORGAN, January 14, 1836, Monroe Co., GA.
iv. LOUISA DILLARD, b. Abt. 1818, SC?; m. WILLIAM R BELL.
v. JULIA DILLARD, b. Abt. 1819; m. JOHN WILLIAM GREEN, December 14, 1837, Monroe Co., GA.
vi. ANNE M. DILLARD, b. Abt. 1821, GA?; m. JOHN THOMPSON.
vii. FRANCES DILLARD, b. Abt. 1823, GA.
viii. MARY ADDIE DILLARD, b. Abt. 1825, GA; m. WILLIAM SNELSON, January 24, 1849, Monroe Co., GA.
ix. AMANDA E. DILLARD, b. Abt. 1831, GA; m. UNKNOWN SPEIR.
x. PRUDENCE DILLARD, b. Abt. 1833, GA; d. TX; m. (1) WILLIAM THOMAS GAINES; m. (2) JAMES W. MOSELY; m. (3) UNKNOWN LANE, 1875, TX.
Child of JOHN DILLARD and MARGARET WILSON is:
xi. THOMAS J. DILLARD, b. December 01, 1860, Monroe Co., GA.
6. NANCY ABNEY DILLARD (ARTHUR, JAMES) was born June 01, 1811 in SC, and died February 26, 1885 in Carroll Co., GA. She married WILLIAM M. HARMAN February 11, 1830 in Macon Co., GA.
Children of NANCY DILLARD and WILLIAM HARMAN are:
i. ELIZA J. HARMAN, b. 1831; m. GEORGE WASHINGTON BROWN
ii. ARTHUR D. HARMAN, b. November 14, 1832; m. JANE ISABELLA FINCHER.
iii. EMALINE E. HARMAN, b. 1841; m. EDWARD OXFORD LITTLE.
iv. NANCY A. HARMAN, b. 1842; m. JOHN D. SMITH.
v. MARTHA F. HARMAN, b. 1846; m. JOSEPH HARRISON LITTLE.
7. ARTHUR DILLARD, JR. (ARTHUR, JAMES) was born Abt. 1814 in SC, and died December 1870 in Jackson Co., FL. He married MARY ELIZABETH HANSFORD February 05, 1837 in Jones Co., GA, daughter of JOHN HANSFORD and MARTHA LUNDY. She was born Abt. 1819 in GA.
Children of ARTHUR DILLARD and MARY HANSFORD are:
i. JOHN L. DILLARD, b. 1838, GA; d. Bet. 1862 - 1865.
ii. MARTHA E. DILLARD, b. 1844, FL; m. JAMES B. DICKENS, November 08, 1866, Jackson Co., FL.
iii. FRANCES DILLARD, b. 1846, FL; m. CHARLES E. BAZZELL, May 27, 1866, Jackson Co., FL.
iv. SARAH A. DILLARD, b. 1848, FL; m. J. W. SMITH, December 27, 1866, Jackson Co., FL.
9. v. GEORGE WASHINGTON DILLARD, b. March 28, 1851, FL; d. November 06, 1911, FL.
UNKNOWN - UNKNOWN
Family 1 : UNKNOWN
[NI0830] IMPORTANT! THIS RECORD IS IS A RESEARCH PLACEHOLDER ONLY. THE IDENTITY OF JAMES DILLARD AS THE FATHER OF ARTHUR, NANCY, AND JAMES HAS NOT YET BEEN POSITIVELY CONFIRMED.
Much has been written by various sources regarding the infamous other "James Dillard" and his distinction from the more well documented "Capt. James Dillard". While little is known about this individual it is certain that he existed and was known by, or possibly related to, the Captain.
This research has centered around two premises:
1) Arthur Dillard, Sr's father was thought to be named James Dillard. Since this family seems to have moved from VA to SC, and since there were only two "James Dillards" listed in the SC 1790 census, the process of elimination appears to rule out Captain James Dillard as the father of Arthu
2) Henry Co., VA marriage record for a William Hogan and Nancy Dillard (see #13 below). Nancy is listed as the "daughter of James". This family group was shown to have followed the movements of a James Dillard from VA to Chester Co., SC (see land deeds below) then to Georgia. Arthur Dillard was named executor of William Hogan's estate (see will in "notes" section under William Hogan). Also, a James Dillard (age 78, b. VA) is listed in the household of William Hogan, Jr. in the Campbell Co., GA census for 1850 (see note section under William Hogan, Jr.). This James was probably James Dillard, Jr., a brother of Nancy (Dillard) Hogan and Arthur Dillard, Sr, both deceased at that time. See the DILLARD ANNUAL website (http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~dillard/dannuals/datitlep.htm) for further discussions on the "Other James".
NOTE: The following notes make attempts to differentiate between the two (or more?) James only when known. This section is merely an attempt to gather all available information on each for the purpose of putting this complex puzzle together.
1) Land deed records from "Entry Record Book 1737-1770 Land Entries in the Present Virginia Counties of Halifax, Pittsylvania, Henry, Franklin, and Patrick" complied by Marian Dodson Chiarito (GEN REF VA.6 C). - [Note: all spelling as recorded]
1752 - Thomas Dillard 400 Acres begin: at a Pine marked T D W near a Path that leads from Hubards to Dillards thence on both sides of the sd Path & Straitsone Creek and on Stanton River.
1752 - James Dillard 400 ac beginning at a Pine near the aforsd. Path mark't J D thence on both sides of the said Path & joyning the Lines of the Land Habard lives on.
1752 - Thomas Dillard 400 Ac begin: at a Pine marked 1752 on the first bold Branch of Straitstone below Edward Hubards thence up & down both sides of the sd Br.
1752 - James Dillard 400 Ac. on a North Branch of Straitstone Cr. begin: at a Beech mark't T. D. thence up & down both sides.
1752 - Thos. Dillard 400 Ac. begin: at the aforsd. Beech thence up both Forks of the sd Branch.
Also 400 Ac on a branch of Straitstone Cr. aforesd. Beginning at a Pine Marked with 12 Chops near the . . . of the sd Branch thence both sides off crossing with the Branch towards Willcoxs Branch.
1752 - Edwd. Dillard 400 Ac begin: at a Pine marked E D on the Head of Deans Branch thence down both sides of the said Branch.
1763 - James Dillard 400 Ac on the No. Side Pig Rr. Beg. Neare the Mouth of Seader Cr. Th.e up the Rr. for Qty.
1763 - ... 2 Entrys Here not to be made out. from Index the first to Wm. King, 2d to Jas. Dillard.
Also 400 Ac on the branches of Strightstone or the Vacant Land not Exceeding 400 Ac between the Lines of Thos. Dillard Gent. & Thos. Dillard Junr. Gent.
1763 - William Glasscock 2.000 Ac in . . . the heads of . . .
James Dillard on the N . . . Adj.g . . . head of E branch neare Kerbys Road.
1763 - James Dillard 400 Ac on a branch of Sandy Rr. Beg. at a R.O. mark't with E Blaze Th.e up and Down.
1765 - James Dillard 400 on the frying pan Cr. Beg. at his Cor. Hickory Th.e including all the Vacant Land between his own Roberts and Goads Line
1767 - William Henson Enteres two Small Islands in Pegg Rr. Between the Lands of James Dillard & Johnathan Jennings & including the fish Trap.
Listed in Supplement for 1770-1796:
1773 - James Dillard 400 ac beg. at the fork of the paths leading from Hickeys Road to Lucas's to the timber ridge th. off each way.
1774 - John Smith 400 ac on Pigg Ri. ad.g Waldrops lines of his land purchased of James Dillard and the lines of his new Survey.
1774 - John Waldrope 400 ac on the branches of Pigg Ri. beg. at a beech cor. James Dillards land which he sold to the sd Waldrope th. along John Goads lines and down the Ri.
1777 - James Dillard Enters a small Island in Pig Ri. just below Rockey Cr.
Also Enters a small Island none by the name of Mullings Island opposite his plantation.
1778 - Peter Irby 400 ac on both sides of Sycamore Cr. beg. at Clements and Dillards lines th. down both sides.
1773 or 1778? - James Dillard 400 ac beg. at the So. fork of Seeder Cr. th. down on both sides.
Also 400 ac beg. at the head of the Trap br. th. each way. Also 400 ac beg. at the head of Cow br. a br. of Seeder Cr. th. each way. Also listed in the same area are similar land deed records for the following names:
Abraham Abney Rubin Abney Wm. Spraggins Dannett Abney, Jr. William Abney Thomas Spraggins
Denit Abney James Hogan George Abney William Hogan Nathaniel Abney William Hogan, Jr.
It is worth noting that:
1) Arthur Dillard, Sr. was named executor of William Hogan and Nancy Dillard's will; 2) Arthur Dillard, Sr.'s wife was Mary "Polly" Abney, daughter of John Abney; 3) James Hogan married Elizabeth Spraggins; 4) William Hogan (b. 1706) married Sarah Spraggins.
2) UNION DIST., SC 1800 CENSUS
(Free white males 5 digits)-
(Free white females 5 digits)-
(all other free persons 1 digit) (except indians not Taxed)
(Slaves 1 or 2 digits)
5 Digits breakdown as follows
(including heads of families)
1st digit - number in household age under 10 yrs.
2nd digit - number in household age 10 & under 16 yrs.
3rd digit - number in household age 16 & under 26 yrs.
4th digit - number in household age 26 & under 45 yrs.
5th digit - number in household age 45 & upwards.
D463 DILLARD James 1800 M-32 50 232 00010-10100-03
3) Second Federal Census, 1800 Laurens County, SC Name: James Dillard, Esq.
Free White Males (Age 0-10): 2
Free White Males (Age 10-16): 1
Free White Males (Age 16-26): 1
Free White Males (Age 26-45): 1
Free White Males (Age 45+): 0
Free White Females (Age 0-10): 3
Free White Females (Age 10-16): 1
Free White Females (Age 16-26): 0
Free White Females (Age 26-45): 1
Free White Females (Age 45+): 0
4) From "The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research", Volume IV, Number 2, Spring, 1976
1829 Census of Laurens District SCMAR, Vol. IV, Spring 1976, No. 2, p.1
Dillard, John S. F. 7
Dillard, Wm 6
Dillard, George Slim 9
Dillard, James Esq 5
Dillard, James 4
Dillard, Samuel 7
Dillard, John 4
5) Note: Two James attended the estate sale of Joseph Greer: Database: Full Context of South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research, Vol. 1-20 The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research SCMAR, Volume VIII Number 1, Winter, 1980 Laurens County Estate Book A-1 (Continued from Vol. 7, p.225) SCMAR, Vol. VIII, Winter 1980, No. 1, p.49 Pp. 98-100: An account of the sale of the Estate of Joseph Greer decd., 15 of August 1794; purchasers: Andrew McCrary, Joseph Greer, Joseph Adair, John Hansel, Saml McComuthey, Thos McCrary, Joseph Greer, Wm Hunter, John Login, John Elmore, Minasa Willson, Benj. Adair, Newton Higgins, John Gray, Robert Scott, John Owens, James Rammage, Hugh Skelton, Saml Bishop, James Dillard, John Rammage, James Dillard, Robert Grier, Bazzel Prater (cooper tooles), James Adair Senr., John Watson, Simon Tedford, Jonas Greer, J. A. Elmore, George Ross, Ben Adair, JosephParks, Wm Price, Wm Gray., Robert Greer. Total £ 56 13 9.
6) HEADS OF FAMILIES - VA, 1785 (AMHERST COUNTY)
Name of Head of Family White Souls Dwellings Other buildings
Dillard, Joseph 6 1 2
Dillard James 9 1 2
7) Amherst County, VA - 1810 Federal Census
FILE# PAGE LINE FIRST NAME & INI LAST NAME M< 10 10-16 16-26 26-45 45 > F< 10 10-16 16-26 26-45 45 > FREE SLAVE
387 - 18 JAMES DILLARD 1 2 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 11
8) From "Genealogical and Historical Notes on Culpeper County, Virginia", compiled by Raleigh Travers Green
Geo. Dillard, Mar. 2, 1790; children: Major , Ann, m. Robt. Freeman, Jno., Sam'l., Jas., Elizabeth, m. Chas. Duncan, and Sarah, m. Jno. Colvin. Sep 20, 1790. John Dillard, Dec. 30, 1797; Ann; Left property to Priscilla Bowman, Peggy Duncan, Ann Carter, Mary Duncan, Elizabeth Duncan, Sally James Duncan, Lucinda Duncan, daus. of his sister, Lizza Duncan, Priscilla Colvin, dau. of sister, Sarah Colvin, and to Elizabeth Latham Freeman, dau. of Hezekiah Freeman. Oct. 17, 1808.
9) From "Virginia Land Records", Indexed by Gary Parks 530. James Dillard. Dec' 15, 1758. 269 acres. In the counties of James City & New Kent Counties. Beg.g at the intersection where one of the disputed lines falls in with Isaac Goddins line.
10) From Carolina Genealogist Magazine County Records, Pendleton District Messenger, p. 48 Vol. 4, No. 48, Saturday, December 22, 1810 D.J. Puckett appoints Major James Dillard of Laurens district as his agent and attorney while he is to be out of state during the spring.
11) Fairfield County, SC Deed Book A - 1785-1794 Page 199-200: James Dillard, Senr. and James Dillard, Junr., planters, to James Davis, all of Fairfield Co., for 39 pounds, 6 shillings and threepence sterling, mortgage on One Negro girl 16 years old named Rachel. If debt paid by 6 April 1795, mortgage void. Dated 29 April 1793. Signed by James Dillard and Jas. Dillard. Wits: Richard Winn and C.D. Bradford. Recorded 16 Nov., 1793.
12) From "South Carolina Land Deed Records"
(Record for Captain James:) Page 120-121: 29 Dec. 1786 - 8 Apr. 1787 SAMUEL DILLARD of Laurens Co. and his wife, ANN, sold to JAMES DILLARD for 50 pds sterling SC money 440 acres on south side of Enoree River below Ancient Boundary Line and bounded by lands laid out to JAMES BRIGHT, JOHN WHITMORE, BRICE PRATHER & JOSEPH WHITMORE and granted to sd SAMUEL DILLARD 4 July 1785. Rec. SS Office Bk DDDD page 453. Wit: THOMAS EWING, JOHN GARRETT, SILAS GARRETT.
(Record for Captain James:) Page 178: 11 June 1787 - 16 July 1787 Capt. JAMES DILLARD and wife, MARY, to SILAS GARRETT, planter, for 14 pds 311 acres on a branch of Enoree River, granted 21 Jan. 1785 bounding on JOHN GARRETT, SILAS GARRETT, JOHN WHITMORE. Wit: JOHN ROBINSON, THOMAS HARRIS & ENOCH GARRETT.
(Record for "Other James"?:) Page 291: Deed made 28 Jun 1787 bet. WILLIAM HOGAN of Chester Co. of one part and JAMES DILLARD of the other part for 100 lbs. pd. by JAMES DILLARD to sell 160 acres lying on the south side of Sandy River originally granted to JOHN DAVIS 1 Jun 1767 containing 200 acres and conveyed from sd. DAVIS to sd. HOGAN by deed of lease and release. Wit: T. (?) LEWIS, WILLIAM HALL, JAMES DILLARD, JR. Signed: WILLIAM HOGAN
(Record for "Other James"?:) Page 293: Deed made 28 Jun 1787 bet. WILLIAM HOGAN of Chester Co. of one part and JAMES DILLARD of the other part for sum of 10 shillings pd. by JAMES DILLARD do sell 160 acres being part of a tract lying on south side of Sandy River originally granted to JOHN DAVIS by a grant containing 200 acres dated 1 Jun 1767 and conveyed from JOHN DAVIS to WILLIAM HOGAN. Wit: T. (?) LEWIS, WILLIAM HALL, JAMES DILLARD, JR. Signed: WILLIAM HOGAN, (sames as above p. 291)
(Record for "Other James"?:) Page 329: Deed made 2 Jan. 1788 bet. THOMAS CROSBY of Chester Co. of one part and THOMAS LEWIS of Greenville Co. of the other part for the sum of 50 lbs. pd. do convey unto the sd. THOMAS LEWIS 90 acres situate in Camden part in the county of Chester and part in Fairfield county on the south side of Sandy River bounded SE on JAMES DILLARD, SW on lands of the heirs of AMOS DAVIS, dec'd. NW on RICHARD CROSBY land granted to THOMAS CROSBY 21 Jan. 1785. Wit: ALLEN DE GRAFFINREID, Signed: THOMAS CROSBY.
(Record for Captain James:) Page 597: Indenture made bet. JAMES DILLARD and PERCILLA his wife of Fairfield Co. and JOHN FOOTS of Chester Co., 31 Dec 1791. Sum of 75 pds. sterling for 160 acres on the south side of Sandy Creek, commonly called river bulling. Wit: NATHAN JAGGERS, WILLIAM FOOTS. Signed: JAMES DILLARD, PERCILLA (X) DILLARD. Attested bef. RICH. TALIAFERRO, Clk. Chester Co. by WILLIAM FOOTS. 13 Apr. 1792.
13) Henry County, VA, Marriage Bonds, 1778-1849, page 26 "Jan. 19, 1780 Hogans, Wm., and Nancy Dillard, dau. of James Dillard."
14) James Dillard (age 78) is listed as linving in the household of William Hogan (age 58) in Campbell Co., GA in the 1850 census. See note listed under William Hogan, Jr. for census listing.
15) Pedigree record from Ancestry.com shows James Dillard married to Mary Ann Hunt, no date of birth or death shown, children: Nancy Dillard, m. William Hogan. See http://pedigree.ancestry.com
16) Pedigree record from Ancestry.com shows:
Name: James Dillard, Jr.
Spouse: Mary Ann Hunt
Birth: 15 OCT 1727 Williamsberg, James City, VA
Death: 24 AUG 1794 Amherst County, VA
Burial: Lynchburg, Amherst, VA
His Father: James Stephen DILLARD II
Birth: 1698 Williamburg, James City, VA
Death: 1794 Amherst County, VA
Burial: Williamsburg, James City Dist., VA
James Stephen DILLARD II married Lucy WISE
Birth: 1704 Of, , James City, Virginia
Death: 1787 Amherst County, VA
Burial: 1787 Lynchburg, Amherst County
His Father: James Stephen DILLARD I
Birth: 1658 Wiltshire, England
Death: 1724 Williamsburg, James City, VA
Burial: , James City Dist., VA
James Stephen DILLARD I married Louisa PAGE
Birth: 1662 England
Death: , , VA
His Father: George DILLARD
Birth: 1640 , , Wiltshire, England
Death: Aft 1704 , King & Queen, VA
His Father: Thomas DILLARD
Birth: Abt 1610 , , Wiltshire, England
Also see article in Dillard Annual which claims that James Stephen Dillard did not actually exist:
17) From LDS Ancestral File Records: http://www.familysearch.org/Search/af/ancestral_file_frame.asp?recid=2989849 Record for James (married to Mary Ann Hunt) with father James Stephens Dillard. No Arthur Dillard was found in scan of their descendants. For the purpose of these records item #15 and 16 require further research before acceptance.
18) Articles of Agreement, Bolt, Dillard, McMillian, Cock, Branson, 1822 - Patrick Co. VA
Articles of Agreement made this 5th day of March 1821 between John Bolt and Rutha Dillard of the County of Grayson and State of Virginia of the one part, and William McMillian, Edward Dillard, Mary Cox, John Branson, and James Dillard of the other part. Witnesseth, that they have covenanted and agreed to give unto the aforesaid John Bolt a certain Negro Woman named Clowy and her bloating, to which the said Bolt is to take his mother-in-law Rutha Dillard, her bed and clothing, and to support and maintain her neatly during her natural life and is to quit the above said legatees of all his chance as a legatee of said estate and is also to clear the said Legatees of their Mother Rutha Dillard's right of Dower to said estate, and for the true performance hearof we bind ourselves each to other in the sum of one thousand dollars as Witness our hands and seals the day and date above written.
Attest A. L. Carter Jorden Hall Adam Hall John Bolt [Seal] Rutha Dillard [Seal] William McMillian [Seal] Edward Dillard [Seal] Mary Cocks [Seal] John Branson [Seal] James Dillard [Seal] Legatees of Thomas Dillard, Deceased
Patrick June Court, 1821 This Agreement by John Bolt and others was partly proved in court by one of the witnesses thereto subscribed to be their act and deed, and ordered to be certified, the further proof and afterwards, to wit, at March Court, 1822. The same was further and fully proved and ordered to be recorded
Teste A. Staples, Clerk, Patrick County Note 1: Rutha Dillard is the former Rutha Goad, daughter of Abraham Goad.
Note 2: William McMillian, b. 1770, is the son-in-law of Thomas Dillard and Rutha [Goad] Dillard, and married their daughter Ruth Dillard. Note 3: "A" Staples is Adam Staples. Submitted by William E. Harrold
19) McMillian/Dillard Deed, 1820 - Patrick Co. VA William McMillian, Sr./James Dillard Deed, 1820 Patrick County, Virginia This Indenture the----day of October 1820 between John Branson, Edward Dillard and Mary Cocks and John Botts of the County of Patrick and state of Virginia of the one part and James Dillard and William McMillian of the county and state aforesaid of the other part witnesseth that the said John Branson, Edward Dillard Mary Cocks and John Botts for and in consideration of five hundred and seven dollars to them in hand paid the receipt whereof the said Branson, Dillard, Cocks, and Botts doth hereby acknowledge hath bargained and sold and by these presents hath bargained sold and delivered and confirmed to the said James Dillard and William McMillian a certain tract or parcel of land containing one hundred acres by estimation be the same more or less, being on the waters of the Arrarat River in the said County and State being a part of a tract of land containing two hundred and seventy acres by deed to David Reask [Rusk?] by John Moore dated the 28th day of April 1787 and bounded as follows, to wit: Beginning at a white Oak tree marked D. R. in the diving Ridge which divides the waters of the Arrarat River from those of Clark's Creek and up the said ridge following the different meanders thereof until it strikes the old line at a chestnut oak thence with the old line N19 E43 poles to a poplar 36 W N poles to a Spanish Oak, W3 N 40 poles to a Chestnut N73 W26 poles to a Red Oak N86 W38 poles to a to a Chestnut tree S73 W58 pole to a Maple S10 E 6 poles to a red Oak S39 E to the first Station. With all and singular the appurtenances thereunto and in any wise belonging or appertaining to have and to hold the same tract or parcel of land to him the said James Dillard and William McMillian and their heirs forever and the said John Branson, Edward Dillard, Mary Cocks and John Botts for themselves and their heirs doth covenant and agree with the said James Dillard and William McMillian, Sr. and their heirs that the said John Branson, Mary Cocks and John Botts doth warrant and defend the said land or parcel of land to the said James Dillard and William McMillian and their heirs forever against the claim or claims of all and every persons or persons whomsoever will warrant and defend. In witness whereof the said John Branson Edward Dillard Mary Cocks and John Botts doth hereunto set their hand and afix their seal the day and year above mentioned. In presence of John Braughan [Seal] William Carter Edward Dillard [Seal] Mumford Smith Mary Cocks [Seal] Joseph Smith John Botts [Seal] Patrick October Court 1847 This deed of bargain and sale from John Branson to James Dillard and William McMillian was presented in court and the handwriting of the witnesses thereto subscribed--the same was admitted to record. Teste Samuel G. Staples, Clerk Note: William McMillian, Sr. was b. 1770, and died before 1860 in Carroll County, Virginia. He married Ruth Dillard, the daughter of Thomas Dillard and Ruth Goad. James Dillard is a son of Thomas and Ruth Dillard; Mary Cocks is their daughter; John Botts their son-in-law, and John Branson, their son-in-law. Note: The dates October 1820, and October 1847 are accurate. Submitted by William E. Harrold
20) Ancestry.com Search Results: (http://search.ancestry.com) Database: Full Context of Pittsylvania County, Virginia History Captain James Dillard (3) of Halifax militia, vestryman and justice of the peace, is said (Hill's "History of Henry County, Va.) to be the grandson of James Dillard (1) an English emigrant, and the son of James Dillard, Jr. (2), who married Lucy Wise in 1724, and had issue: Thomas (3), Nicholas (3), James (3) (born 1727), Stephen (3), John (3), and William Terry Dillard. In the Quit Rent Rolls of King and Queen County, 1704, are listed: Thomas, Nicholas and Edward Dillard. In 1752 Thomas Dillard, St., James Dillard, Edward Dillard and Thomas Dillard, Jr., patented about $5,000 acres in Halifax along Staunton River and Straightstone Creek. Thomas Dillard, Sr.'s will was proven at Pittsylvania Court House, 1774, bequeathed his estate to his sons James and Thomas Dillard, naming Thomas executor. Also mentions Thomas, the son of his son James, and James' other children. John Redd said in his "Reminiscences" that John Dillard of Henry County, was "grandson of Captain Dillard of Pittsylvania, Sen." Captain James Dillard, of Indian Wars, was very probably the son of Captain Thomas Dillard, Sr., of Pittsylvania; he is said to have spent his latter years in Amherst Couty, where his will is recorded. 21) Virginia County Records SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY 1721-1800 WILL BOOK E 1772-1798, page 29 DILLARD, THOMAS, Berkeley Parish, d. Oct. 23, 1774, p. Dec. 15, 1774. Wit. David Smith, Robert Wheeler, Nathaniel Dickenson. Ex. wife Sarah, son John Dillard, and Elisha Dismukes. Leg. wife Sarah, the old plantation adjoining Peter Mason and a parcel of land I bought of Robert Stubblefield; son Joseph; daughter Mary; my first wife's children Joseph, John, William, James, Thomas Dillard, Ann Pettes, Jane Devall, Lucy Luck, Hannah Dillard; my wife Sarah's children, Richard, Fielding and Mary Dillard. To son Thomas, 100 acres of land adjoining Richard Taylor; to son James, 100 acres of land I bought of John Williams; to son William, 100 acres of land which I bought of John Adam Linch; to son John, portion of land adjoining that which Ann Matthews lives on; to son Fielding, all the land I own adjoining Robert Coleman, John Coleman and George Shepperd; to son Richard, the land I now live on, adjoining Thomas Poole and Robert Coleman. (Page 94)
22) Virginia County Records SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY 1721-1800 DEED BOOK J 1774-1782, page 353 Novr. 24, 1779. Joseph Dillard of Amherst Co. and Mary, his wife, and James Dillard of same Co. and Sukey, his wife, to Richard Dillard of Spts. Co. £1500 curr. 270 a. in Spts. Co., whereon Thomas Dillard, Decd., lived, and which he devised by his last will and testament to his sd. sons, Joseph and James, etc. Leonard Young, George Luck, Thomas Dillard, Elisha Dismukes, Moses Morris, Bradley Mathews. June 15, 1780.
24) Miscellaneous Virginia Marriage Records (from Ancestry.com search)
Dillard, James married Edrington, Jane on 17 Sep 1800 in Culpeper County, Virginia
JAMES DILLARD POLLY SMITH 01 December 1815 Patrick
JAMES D. DILLARD MARY M. C. MOORE 16 December 1816 Amherst