The Dillon-McGruder Family Homepage
Wallace "Matt" Dillon
1178 Jewelflower Street
Plumas Lake, California 95961-8737
LATEST UPDATE: 10 August 2013
Welcome to the "Dillon ~ McGruder
Family Home Page".
DILLON: The Dillon branch of the family is traced back to southern Mississippi to Thomas A. Dillon and Caroline Bickhan. Thomas was born into slavery in June 1825 on a plantation in northern Louisiana; Likewise, Caroline Bickhan was born in servitude in April 1823 somewhere in Kentucky. Through the complexities of the slave trade, the two of them married in 1848, settling in Pike County, Mississippi in the Beartown community. This union produced twelve children, four daughters and eight sons. The Dillon portions of this site are geared toward an examination of these twelve ancestors and their progeny.
DNA Information and the search for the Ancestral Home of the Dillons: DNA Test Results
The McGruder branch of the family is traced back to the almost-mythical
matriarch known as
'Grandma Lucy'. Grandma Lucy is
rumoured to be of Indian descent, but very little is currently known of
her date or location of birth. Doing what she had to do as a
strong mixed-race woman in pre-Civil War Mississippi, Grandma Lucy is
known to have had relationships with five men. Of these, we have
found concrete information on the "Hall" and the "McGruder" men.
The McGruder portion of this site is geared toward the offspring of
"Grandpa Hall" and "Grandpa McGruder" and the search for information on
the "McDonald", "Dyess (Dice)?" and "Johnson" men.
LATEST SITE UPDATES:
10 August: Updated photo hyperlinks on the Shiloh Cemetery page.