R. L. Dillard Killed - Found Dead in Bed with a Bullet in the Brain -Was it Suicide, or Was it Murder: Domestic Trouble the Cause - Verdict of the Coroner’s Jury
Robert L Dillard at age 27 met his death from a gunshot wound to the right temple while he was lying in bed in the residence of his widowed mother at
Following the examination of “twelve to fifteen” witnesses, a jury in an inquest found that following a domestic episode the “deceased came to his death by a pistol in the hands of an unknown person.”1 Robert L. Dillard’s two small children were taken in by Beavert R. Dillard and Fannie Green Dillard for a year or two to enable their mother, Anna Sams, to find employment in South Carolina. Anna Sams subsequently married David M. Layne by whom she had several more children and lived in Spartanburg, South Carolina and died in High Shoals, Rutherford County, North Carolina.
↑R. L. Dillard Killed - Found Dead in Bed with a Bullet in the Brain -Was it Suicide, or Was it Murder: Domestic Trouble the Cause - Verdict of the Coroner’s Jury, The Franklin Press, a newspaper published in Franklin, North Carolina, dated July 21, 1897.Personal copy in the files of M. Gaulden
Find A Grave Memorial# 25937077, R. L. Dillard, Head of Tennessee Cemetery, Dillard, Rabun County, Georgia, USA,
John Barnett Dillard, John M. Dillard, January, 2012.
"United States Census, 1880," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 05 Dec 2014), Robert L Dillard in household of John B Dillard, Tennessee Valley, Rabun, Georgia, United States, 171; citing sheet 47A, film number 0162, NARA microfilm publication T9, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.; FHL microfilm 1254162.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Robert by comparing test results with other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Robert: