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Descendants of Catherine Harris

Chapter 1 of Part VII, Descendants of Reuben Harris

By Garda M. Hodgson

CHILDREN OF CATHERINE HARRIS AND STEPHEN DILL

(Child #1 of Reuben Harris and 1st wife)

Catherine Harris3 (Reuben2, Isaac1) was born in Greenville County, South Carolina in about 1792; she was 58 years of age when the Jefferson County, Iowa 1850 Census was taken. She died November 26, 1870 at age 78. She married Stephen Dill, who was of Scotch descent and fought under General Jackson in the War of 1812. The family was included in the Jackson County, Tennessee 1820 census enumeration, and the White County, Tennessee 1830 census record. They emigrated to Illinois in 1832, and were included in the census record of McDonough County, Illinois in 1840. By 1850, they were in Jefferson County, Iowa. Stephen Dill was age 75 and born in Pennsylvania according to the census that year. He died May 4, 1854 at age 84 years. Both he and his wife were buried in Liberty Cemetery, Blandinsville Township, McDonough County, Illinois.

The second child of Catherine and Stephen Dill was a daughter that I was unable to identify with certainty, but there is a Sarah Dill who married Theodore B. Dubois on January 22, 1846 in Jefferson County, Iowa who could be this daughter. Theodore B. BuBois appears to be closely related to John W. DuBois who married Elizabeth Dill. There are many associations between them and the Stephen Dill family in the deed records, but I have not been able to find anything conclusive that postively identifies her as a daughter of Stephen and Catherine Dill.

    Children:
    1. + John DILL   b 1814 (36-1850); m Nellie  ? 
    2. Miss DILL b abt 1815 (age 10-15, 1830) Jackson Co, TN
    3. + Reuben DILL   b abt 8 Apr 1817; m Melissa MARLOW
    4. + Elizabeth DILL   b 12 Jul 1819 (51-1870); m John W. DUBOIS
    5. + Solomon C. DILL   b abt 13 Sep 1822; m Leannah HARRIS
    6. Elijah DILL b 1823 White Co, TN, d Sep 1903 (age 80y 14d), Batavia, Jefferson Co., IA, bur Batavia Cem.; m 1st Frances E. OATMAN (b 1826, PA, d 24 Apr 1881, bur Moorman Cem., Batavia, Jefferson Co., IA); m 2nd 8 Nov 1883, Jefferson Co., IA, Sarah Catherine WHITMORE (d/o Levi WHITMORE and Elizabeth LYONS) b 24 Jul 1842, IA, d 28 Oct 1912, Locust Grove Twp., Jefferson Co., IA, bur Batavia Cem., Batavia, Jefferson Co., IA

      Children of Elijah Dill and Frances E. Oatman:
      1. Stephen DILL b 23 May 1860, Hancock Co., IL, d 16 May 1915, Cedar Twp., Jefferson Co., IA, bur Evergreen Cem., Jefferson Co., IA
      2. Frank DILL b 1862, Hancock Co., IL, d 15 Sep 1884 (age 22y 5m 15d); bur Moorman Cem., Batavia, Jefferson Co., IA

    7. Eliza DILL b 1828 (22-1850) White Co., TN
    8. Mary "Polly" DILL b 1833 (17-1850) White Co., TN, d 6 Jun 1853, bur Liberty Cem., Blandinsville Twp., McDonough Co., IL


CHILDREN OF JOHN AND ELLEN "NELLIE" DILL
(Child #1 of Catherine Harris and Stephen Dill)

John Dill4 (Cath.3, Reuben2, Isaac1) was born in Jackson County, Tennessee in about 1814; he was 36 years of age when the Van Buren County, Iowa 1850 Census was taken. His wife, Ellen "Nellie" was born in Kentucky; she was 36 years of age in 1850. We do not know her surname. Their first three children were born in Illinois and the others were born in Iowa. They were living in Van Buren County, Iowa when the 1840, 1850, and 1860 censuses were taken.

    Children:
    1. (son) DILL b abt 1831 (5-10, 1840), IL
    2. Tibitha DILL b 1832 (18-1850), IL
    3. Polly DILL b 1834 (16-1850,) IL
    4. Stephen DILL b 1838 (12-1850,) IA
    5. Job DILL b 1843 (7-1850), IA; m 20 Feb 1862, Jefferson Co., IA, Eliza KLOPFENSTINE b 1844 (26-1870), France; lvd Jefferson Co., IA when 1870 census taken

      Children:
      1. Flora DILL b 1866 (4-1870), IA
      2. Ann DILL b 1867 (3-1870), IA
      3. Jane DILL b Jan 1870 (age 4 mo - 1870, b Jan), IA

    6. John DILL, Jr., b 1845 (5-1850), IA; m 29 Sep 1865, Jefferson Co., IA, Agnes L. LOUDEN (d/o Andrew LOUDEN and Jane SPEAR) b 1845 (26-1870), IA, d 8 Mar 1907, Fairfield Twp., Jefferson Co., IA; lvd with his grandmother, Catherine Dill, in Fairfield Twp., Jefferson Co., IA when 1870 census taken

      Children:
      1. John DILL b 1869 (1-1870), IA
      2. Andrew DILL b May 1870 (age 1 mo - 1870, born May), IA
      3. Cora M. DILL b 1866 (4-1880) IA

    7. Catherine DILL b 1848 (2-1850), IA
    8. William DILL b 1851 (9-1860), IA
    9. George DILL b 1856 (4-1860), IA


CHILDREN OF REUBEN DILL AND MELISSA MARLOW
(Child #3 of Catherine Harris and Stephen Dill)

Reuben Dill4 (Cath. Harris3, Reuben2, Isaac1) was born on about April 8, 1817 in Jackson County, Tennessee, and died July 1, 1873 (age 56y 2m 23d) in Hancock County, Illinois; his birthdate was computed from his age at death. He was buried in Liberty Cemetery, Blandinsville Township, McDonough County, Illinois. Reuben married Melissa Marlow on March 24, 1837, in McDonough County, Illinois. Melissa was born in 1816 in South Carolina, according to the 1850 census record of Jefferson County, Iowa. The Hancock County, Historical Society has published a list of the probate records of Hancock County for the years 1831-1940. A will of Melissa Dill issued January 10, 1902 in Hancock County, Illinois with James B. Dill as executor, was included on the list. The reference is to Box 310, and Will Book F p137, and Book A, p150.

    Children:
    1. William DILL b 1838 (12-1850), IL
    2. John DILL b 1840 (10-1850), IL
    3. James DILL b 1842 (8-1850), IL
    4. Rolin DILL b 1844 (6-1850), IA
    5. Melissa DILL b 1846 (4-1850), IA
    6. Jackson DILL b 1848 (2-1850), IA


CHILDREN OF ELIZABETH DILL AND JOHN W. DUBOIS
(Child # 4 of Catherine Harris and Stephen Dill)

Elizabeth Dill4 (Cath. Harris3, Reuben2, Isaac1) was born July 12, 1815 in White County, Tennessee. She moved with her family from Tennessee to McDonough County Illinois in 1832. She married John W. Dubois on February 7, 1840 in McDonough County, Illinois. They followed her father's family from Illinois to Jefferson County, Iowa, and were there before the 1860 census was taken. John was born October 10, 1817 in New York, and died July 6, 1888, at age 70 years 8 months and 26 days in Jefferson County, Iowa.

    Children:
    1. Thomas DUBOIS b 25 Dec 1841, IL
    2. Reuben DUBOIS b 25 Dec 1841, IL, d 10 Jul 1922, Fairfield Twp., Jefferson Co., IA, bur Evergreen Cem., Jefferson Co., IL; m Sarah  ?  b Feb 1845, OH
    3. Theodore P. DUBOIS b 24 Nov 1845, IA, d 18 Mar 1915, Center Twp., Fairfield, Jefferson Co., IA, bur Evergreen Cem., Jefferson Co., IA; m 7 Nov 1882, Jefferson Co., IA, Mary A. BLOUGH b Mar 1855, IN

      Children:
      1. Mabel A. DUBOIS b Aug 1883, IA; m Ross ANDERSON
      2. John H. DUBOIS b Apr 1886, IA; m Bernice  ?  b 1893 (17-1920), IA

        Child:
        1. Donald DUBOIS b 1913 (7-1920), IA

    4. John W. DUBOIS b Mar 1849, IA; m Josephine  ?  b 1852 (28-1880), PA; lvd Jefferson Co., IA when censuses taken in 1850-1880; lvd Fairfield Twp., IA, when 1870 census taken, and in Locust Grove Twp., IA, when 1880 census taken; also lvd Tama, Tama Co., IA, when 1900 census taken

      Children:
      1. Court DUBOIS b 1874 (6-1880), Jefferson Co., IA
      2. Lula M. DUBOIS b 1876 (4-1880), Jefferson Co., IA
      3. Roland P. DUBOIS b 1880 (age 5 mo 1880), Jefferson Co., IA

    5. + Nathaniel S. DUBOIS   b 1850 (10-1860); m Cornelia E. MARCY
    6. Mary DUBOIS b 15 Oct 1853 IA, d 5 Aug 1917; m Mr. ROBERTS
    7. Sarah DUBOIS b 1856 (14-1870) IA
    8. Cornelious b 1859 (11-1870), IA; m 16 Aug 1891, Jefferson Co., IA, Minie DAVIS



CHILDREN OF NATHANIEL S. DUBOIS AND CORNELIA E. MARCY
(Child #5 of Elizabeth Dill and John W. Dubois)

Nathaniel S. Dubois5 (Eliz. Dill4, Cath. Harris3, Reuben2, Isaac1) was born in Iowa in 1850; he was age 10 when the 1860 census of Jefferson County, Iowa was taken. He married Cornelia E. Marcy, daughter of John and Mary H. Marcy, on November 24, 1886 in Jefferson County, Iowa. Cornelia was born in August 1868, in Iowa. They were living in Fairfield Township, Jefferson County, Iowa when the censuses were taken in 1900 and 1920.

    Children:
    1. William M. DUBOIS b Dec 1887, IA; m Bessie  ?  b 1888 (32-1920) IL

      Children:
      1. Kathryn DUBOIS b 1912 (8-1920), IA
      2. Brawner DUBOIS b 1913 (7-1920), IA
      3. Esther DUBOIS b 1918 (age 2+5mo -1920) IA

    2. Charlotte DUBOIS b Sep 1890, IA
    3. Thomas K. DUBOIS b Feb 1891, IA; m Ina  ?  b 1893 (27-1920) IA

      Child:
      1. Martha DUBOIS b 1920 (age 1 mo - 1920)


CHILDREN OF SOLOMON C. DILL AND LEANNAH HARRIS
(Child #5 of Catherine Harris and Stephen Dill)

Solomon C. Dill4 (Cath. Harris3, Reuben2, Isaac1) was born on about September 13, 1822 in Jackson or White County, Tennessee. Death records indicate that he died September 10, 1881, age 60y 8d, in Appamoose County, Iowa, and was buried in Tullis graveyard; however, there is a marker in Liberty Cemetery, Blandinsville Township, McDonough County, Illinois, giving the date of his death as September 18, 1881, age 59y 5d. His birthdate was computed by others from his age at death.

He married Leannah Harris, daughter of Reuben J. Harris3 (Reuben2, Isaac1) and Alice "Allie" Wolf on January 7, 1842 in McDonough County, Illinois. She was born in Jackson County, Tennessee, in about 1825. They were living in McDonough County, Illinois in 1850. She was 25 years of age when the census was taken that year. She died in about 1914. They were living LaHarpe Township, Hancock County, Illinois when the 1860-1880 censuses were taken.

    Children:
    1. Sarah C. DILL b 1845 (15-1860), IA, d 9 Aug 1874 (age 29y 4m), bur Liberty Cem., Blandinsville, McDonough Co., IL
    2. Mary Eliza DILL b 1848 (12-1860), IA, d 29 Jun 1894, Hancock Co. IL; m James FREELAND
    3. Elijah DILL b 1852 (8-1860), IL; m Eva  ?  b 1858 (22-1880), OH

      Child:
      1. Preston DILL b 1878 (2-1880), IL

    4. Leanah DILL b 1854 (6-1860), IL
    5. Ada D. DILL b 1857 (3-1860) IL; m 28 Dec 1877, Hancock Co., IL, Silas N. DOROTHY
    6. Emma DILL b Dec 1859, IL, d 13 May 1876 (age 16y 5m 1d), bur Liberty Cem., Blandinsville, McDonough Co., IL
    7. Reuben S. DILL b 1863 (7-1870) IL, d 12 Mar 1895; m America BARR (d/o John A. BARR) b 1825 (25-1850), Jackson Co., TN; wp 17 Aug 1895, Hancock Co., IL (Will Bk E, p 174, Box 266), names of children are from probate records

      Children:
      1. Grace DILL
      2. Lura DILL
      3. Bulah Dill
      4. Stephen Dill

    8. Ethelbert DILL b 1866 (14-1880), IL, will issued 16 May 1936, Hancock Co., IL (Box 537); m 12 Jul 1889, Hancock Co., IL, Lucy MOORE (d/o Samuel Moore) d 7 Apr 1893, Hancock Co., IL
    9. Charles C. DILL b 1869 (11-1880), IL, d 3 Jul 1903, Hancock Co., IL


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Research sources are listed in the Appendix


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