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John Dillard (abt. 1770 - bef. 1846)

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John Dillard
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Husband of — married in Amherst, Amherst, Virginia, United Statesmap
Husband of — married in Amherst, Virginiamap
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Will of John Dillard
Written 12 June 1836
Amherst, Virginia

Jun. 19, 1836, John Dillard made his will. Gave to wife Eliz; my two sons James m. and Peter H. are sons of my last marriage to Eliz. Amherst Co. and Nelson. Co. land; Amherst Co. land bought of Dabney P. Gooch and where I now live and some bought of Lewis L. Jefferson; Tye River land in Nelson Co. Daughter Elizabeth; son John; son Francis; daughters Martha and Lucy; son George. Reference to deed of trust for them to John PENN.
Executors, Alex MUNDY and Wm. DILLARD.
Wts. David C. JONES. Rich.SHEPHERD, Michl. F. DAVIDSON, Stephen. DAVIDSON

Will of John Dillard Probated
16 Feb 1846
Amherst, Virginia
Proven by Richard SHEPHERD and Stephen DAVIDSON
James M. and Peter H. Dillard qualified as executors, bondsman Alex. MUNDY. Administrators named refused to qualify.

Abstract of Will
Wife: Elizabeth
Sons: James M. and Peter H., "children of my last marriage to Elizabeth"
Sons: John, Francis L., George
Daughters:Elizabeth, Martha, Lucy
Excrs: Alexander Mundy, William Dillard
Wits: David E. Jones, Richard Stephens, Michael A. Davidson, Stephen Davidson[1]


15 October 1833
Amherst, Virginia

Grantors: Robert Jefferson and wife Elizabeth of Albemarle County, VA
Grantees: Jonathan Dillard
Description: 195 acres Elk Creek Island for $1032
Lines: Jonathan Thompson Jr & Jonathan Christian
Description: also adjacent tract of 38 acres
Lines: Philip Gooch, Jonathan Thompson's old survey, now P. Gooch
Sent to Jonathan Dillard by Peter H. Dillard and back on same day, 31 December 1841 [2]

30 January 1833
Amherst, Virginia

Grantors: Dabney P. Gooch and wife Edna, of Buckingham County
Grantees: Jonathan Dillard
Description: 301 1/8 acres of land on Limekiln Creek for $1,656.18



  1. Source Title Virginia, USA, Amherst County, Will Book XI, P. 392. Amherst Co., Va. Source Repository Amherst County Court House; Amherst County Court House
  2. Davis, Bailey Fulton. 1985. The deeds of Amherst County, Virginia, 1827-1852: Books S-Z. Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press.
  3. Davis, Bailey Fulton. 1985. The deeds of Amherst County, Virginia, 1827-1852: Books S-Z. Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press.

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