Joshua Dillingham

Male Abt 1742 - Bef 1821  (~ 79 years)


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  • Name Joshua Dillingham 
    Born Abt 1742  Anne Arundel County Md Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _UID 0EDBB6E147064AD4A6AC251C0B91120C3861 
    Died Bef 20 Jun 1821  Madison County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3787  Bennett, Harrison, and Herron Families
    Last Modified 23 Dec 2011 

    Father William Dillingham,   b. 16 Jan 1714, Anne Arundel County Md Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1787, Franklin County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Ellinor Vachel,   b. Abt 1720, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 6 children 
    Family ID F1172  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Sarah Graham 
    Children 
     1. Archibald Dillingham,   b. Abt 1767, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1846, Indepedence County, Ak Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years)
     2. Lott C. Dillingham
     3. Elizabeth Dillingham
     4. Rev. Vachel Dillingham,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Nancy Ann Dillingham
     6. Arthur Dillingham
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F1170  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Winifred Harris 
    Children 
     1. Rhoda Dillingham
     2. Henry Dillingham
     3. Winifred W. Dillingham
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F1179  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Mary Ely 
    Children 
     1. Lucinda Dillingham
     2. John K. Dillingham
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F1180  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 

    • "Joshua Dillingham Lived in Henry Co. Va. about 1790, and was in Madison Co. Ky.bef 1800. I believe Winifred and Joshua went into Madison Co Ky abt 1794, poss a bit before. Joshua sold his land in Henry/Franklin Co Va in Nov 1794. I believe that Winifred died when their last child was born in 1795. Winnie's father, Henry Harris, also went to Madison Co. He prob either followed Winnie or she and Josh followed him. "

      "Date of birth and place from Doug Park, WV but he gives date of death as 1821, Madison Co, and it had to be earlier."

      "On 5 June 1797, Joshua gave bond of 200 pnds current money of KY. in a guradianship matter. LeRoy (Roy) Brasfield's Will had been proven in Lincoln Co Ky court on 18 Oct 1796. As a first business of a newly formed court in Garrard Co Ky, James Brasfield, son of Roy, desc'd, appeared to make Jacob Brasfield his guardian, and Joshua provided the bond."

      "Joshua married 3/ Mary Ely Brasfield, widow of Roy Brasfield. In a deed dtd, 21 Mar 1815, Madison Co KY, "Joshua Dillingham and Mary, his wife, formerly wife of Roy Brasfield, deceased, and mother of James Brasfield, Elizabeth Brasfield, now Elizabeth Evans, Leonard Brasfield, and Polly Brasfield now Polly Delaney, acknowlede the above are the legal heirs of Roy Brasfield, deceased." This also involved the deeding of slaves."

      "Joshua purchased over 1000 acres in Mad Co betw 1802 and 1815."

      "Madison Co Ky, deed book P, pg 40: "This indenture made and entered into this 20th day of June 1821 between Robert A Sturgus Commr. appointed by an Interlocutory decree of the Madison County Circuit Court pronounced at the Sep Term 1820, to convey by deed of general warrenty for Archibald Dillingham, Arthur Dillingham, Lot Dillingham, Zebulon Harris and Elizabeth his wife, Nelly Cox (William must have died?), Vachel Dillingham, Eli Parkes and Winney his wife, Ebenezer Wilson and Rhoda his wife, Thomas Walker and Lucinda his wife, Henry Dillingham and John K Dillingham, heirs and legal Representatives of Joshua Dillingham dec'd, a certain tract or parcel of land sold by said Joshua Dillingham in his lifetime to Zachariah Tharp of the one part and said Tharp of the other part Witnesseth that said Commissioner for and in consideration of the decree aforesaid conveys to said Tharp all that Tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in the county of Madison on the Waters of Muddy Creek and bounded as follows to wit Beginning at a hichory stump standing in a line of Flemings preemption the South side thence N 13 W 198 poles to a dogwood corner to John Williams thence S 13 W 74 poles to a hickory and small ash in a line of Talton Embrys thence S 29 poles to a hickory and three Black oaks corner to said Embry thence North 138 poles to three hickories the West corner of Flemings settlement thence S 150 poles to two hickories in the road thence East 250 poles to the Beginning with the exception of ten acres and one half that said Joshua Dillingham had sold previously in his life time to Elihue Green adjoining him between the new and old roads to the same more or less. To Have and to hold the aforesaid tract of land together with its appurtenances to the said Zachariah Tharp his heirs and assigns forever, and the said Robert A Sturgus commissioner covenant and agree with said Zachariah Tharp that they the aforesaid heirs shall forever warrant and defend unto the said Zachariah Tharp his heirs and assigns the title to the aforesaid Tract of land from the Claim or Claims of all and every person whatever. In Testimony whereof I as the Commr. afsd have hereunto set my hand and seal this date above written. Robert Sturgus (YS) Commissioner" Taken from Dillinghams of Big Ivy, buncombe County, NC and Related Families, compiled and edited by Margaret Wallis Haile, Gateway Press, Inc, Baltimore, 1979"

      "NOTE: There was a Vachel Dillingham who left a will in Christian Co Ky, dtd 9 Dec 1802, probated Feb Cnty Crt 1803. Wf Hester, sons Wm., Joshua, James, Michael, and Vachel. Dau's Stacy (Babcock), youngest dau, and Patience, eldest dau. Book A - 1799, pg 11. He is the right age to be our Joshua's father. Christian Co is south of Evansville Ind, and east of St Louis, in western Ky. He may also be a brother."

      "According to Eva Dean, Joshua's father (brother) is Henry Dillingham. He and Joshua had a store in Madison Co."

      "Madison Co KY Book of Wills, Vol C, 1819 - 1824. 14, 15 Apr 1819, made inventory on property of Joshua Dillingham. $2200..00 Report Returned to Court - 5 July 1819. Sale, 15 Apr 1819. Mary Dillingham (widow) made purchases. Henry Dillingham did also. Owned slaves."

      "Mad Co Ky Will Bk D - 1824 - 1829: Settlement of Estate of Joshua Dillingham: Mary Dillingham (widow) $311,10.: Henry Dillingham, 12.69; To Henry Dillingham, guardian for Nelly (Dillingham) Cox, one of the heirs of said 72.69; By amt paid Zebulon Harris (son in law, Elizabeth's husb) $72.69; By amt paid Vachael Dillingham $72.69; By amt paid Eli Park (son in law, hus of Winifred) $72.69; By amt paid Lott Dillingham $72.69; By amt paid Ebineezer Wilson (son in law, husb of Rhoda) $72.60; By amt paid Arthur Dillingham $50.00; By amt paid Archibald Dillingham $72.69. Returned and recorded 29 Aug 1825. (Not named are Lucinda and John K.)"

      "from Dillinghams of Big Ivy, Buncombe CoNC, compiled and edited by Margaret Wallis Haile"

      "DAR application for membership of Mary Lou Dockenbrode Osborne on 15 May 1985, at Paris KY. submitted as descendant of Henry Harris, b 1742. Bible records for births and marriages. Info on Joshua incomplete and believe to be partly in error."

      "Michael, John and Joshua Dillingham are listed in Henry Co VA in 1787 Tax List A Each listed as 'self' responsible for tax. Collums for Joshua are o, 1, 0, 5, 5"

      "Madison Co Ky Deeds, Book Q, pg 362; Polly Dillingham, widow and relict of Joshua Dillingham, for sum of $1. paid by Benjamin Moberly release rights of dower in 300 acres in Madison Co Ky and same tract on which said Joshua D'ham, dec'd, lived and died. Moberly purchased legal title to said land of my daughter and son in law (my note 0 this would be her step dau), Thomas Walker and wife. Given me ,,,,,,, my hand and seal, 6th day of May 1825. Signed, Mary Dillingham (seal)."

      "Madison Co Ky Deeds, Bk Q, page 363, 6 May 1825. Thomas Walker and wife Lucinda, of Madison Co Ky on one part, and McKinsey Clubb of Madison Co Ky on 2nd part. Thomas Walker for $150, sells to McKinsey Clubb, some land on Drowning Creek in both Madison and Estill Co KY. Beginning at SW corner of Fisher Rice's upper 1000 acres = = to Robert Waltons survey of 4485 acres = = to Smith heirs north 267 to the beginning = Signed, Thomas Walker, seal and Lucinda P. Walker, seal."