DILLION Family Genealogy-History

(Updated March 19, 2017)


This is only a partial listing of genealogical publications containing Dillion / Dillon family data. More listings will be added in the future.

A Little Book of Irish Names
by Ida Grehan
with illustrations by Clare Williams
ISBN: 0862815959
printed by Appletree Press Ltd
The Old Potato Station
14 Howard Street South
Belfast BT7 1AP
Phone: +44 (0) 28 90 243074
or Fax: +44 (0) 28 90 246756
In the US, contact Irish Books and Media on-line
or on their toll-free number: 1-800-229-3505

Dillon/Dillion & Allied Families
by Mae Dillon Moore
Printed by Progress Press
2922 Nicholas Avenue, N. E.
Roanoke, Virginia 24012
Phone: 1-540-345-1820


In the Fall of 2000 the "Dillon / Dillion & Allied Families" books, which were researched by the late Mae Dillon Moore, were published and available for purchase. The books are about the Dillon family that came to Goochland County, Virginia in 1734. They trace the family through Henry, Franklin, Giles and Tazewell counties in Virginia, the southern counties of West Virginia and into Ohio, Kentucky, North Carolina, Missouri and others.

Some of the family names in the books are Aker, Arthur, Altic, Altice, Ayres, Bailey, Belcher, Blankenship, Bolin, Callicott, Chitwood, Craft, Davis, Delph, Dillion, Dillon, Ferguson, Foster, Garretson, Grimm, Harmon, Hughes, LaRue, Martin, McKinney, Meadow, Metts, Nash, Pasley, Perdue, Plybon, Powell, Preston, Robertson, Shrader, Sink, Stephenson, Stump, Topping, Weaver and Webb.

The books are hard bound in black with gold lettering. The total pages of the books is 2806 (not counting the index pages). The pages are printed on acid-free paper and are Smyth sewn. Each book has its' own index, which makes it really great for look-ups in each book. Volume One has a title page, a memorial page to Mae Dillon Moore, a dedication page to Frank Arthur Dillon, a preface page, an acknowledgements page, an abbreviations page, a contents page and a 66 page index. Volume Two has a 78 page index. Volume Three has a 70 page index. These additional pages bring the total page count to 3027 pages. The first two volumes are two inches thick and the third volume is 2 and a half inches thick.

The flyer announcing the books stated the books are a limited, one-time printing, that will not be repeated. Individual volumes will not be sold; the tree volumes will be sold only in sets. The set was selling for $179.99, plus $10 for shipping.

My advice would be to contact Mary F. Karnes to verify the current status of the books. Hopefully, the books are still in print or are still available for purchase. Her address information is as follows:

Mary F. Karnes
218 Cobblestone Drive
Chapel Hill, SC 27516-8738
phone: 1-919-929-4390
E-mail: mkarnes@mindspring.com

Dillon Ancestors
by Dr. Charles R. Dillon
Copyright 1959
printed by Genealogical Research Associates
5959 South Citrus Avenue
Los Angeles, CA

Dillon Ancestral Record of the Dillon, Hodgson, Risher & Leonard families
by Isaiah Dillon
Copyright 1909

Irish Family Histories
by Ida Grehan
Copyright 1993
ISBN: 1-879373-70-X
published by Roberts Rinehart Publishers
P.O. Box 666
Niwot, CO 80544

Pioneer Families of Franklin County, Virginia
by Marshall Wingfield
Copyright 1964 by Virginia Book Company.
Reprinted for Clearfield Company by Genealogical Publishing Company
Balitmore, Maryland in 1992 with permission of the Virginia Book Company.
Reprinted for Clearfield Company, Inc. by Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc.
Baltimore, Maryland in 1996.
ISBN: 0-8063-4631-0.

Samuel and Chloe Farley Dillon and Other Families
by Phyllis Boyd Laborde
Copyright 1979, 1990.

The Ancestors of Arthur Orison Dillon and His Poems
by Arthur Orison Dillon
Copyright 1927

The Byrd Family of Franklin County, Virginia
with Bradley, Dillon and Perdue Lines

by Linda B. Nezbeth
Copyright 1986
published for author by
Gateway Press, Inc.
1001 N. Calvert Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

© 2016 Thomas W. Dillion II