Priscilla Sukey Dillard

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Priscilla Sukey Dillard (Pettus)

Birthplace: Henry, Virginia, British Colonial America
Death: after 1791
Henry, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Col. William Pettus, Sr. and Ann Pettus
Wife of James Dillard, of Halifax County
Mother of Thomas Dillard
Half sister of Col. William Pettus and Anne Overton Pettus

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About Priscilla Sukey Dillard

Priscilla Sukey Pettus

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  • Birth: 1730 - Henry, Virginia, British Colonial America
  • Death: From 1791 - Henry, Virginia, USA
  • Parents: William Pettus, Ann Lewis or Catherine Jadt
  • Husband: James Dillard

Separating the Amherst Dillards from Halifax/Pittsylvania Dillards. It was James Dillard with wife Priscilla Sukey Pettus son of Thomas of Spotsylvania that moved to Halifax then to Fairfield, SC and d in 1791-1795.

Date: 24 November 1779
Place: Amherst County, Virginia

Joseph Dillard and Mary , his wife, of Amherst Co., VA, and James and Sukey Dillard of Amherst Co. sell to Richard Dillard of Spotsylvania Co., VA for 1,500 pounds 270 acres in Spotsylvania Co., whereon Thomas Dillard, dec'd, lived, and which he left in his will to sons Joseph and James. Bounded by Leonard Young, George Luck, Thomas Dillard, Elisha Dismukes, Moses Morris, Bradley Mathews.[1][2]


  1. John Dillard
  2. Thomas Dillard, b. 1755, Pittsylvania. Married Ruth Goad.
  3. Joseph Dillard
  4. William Edward Dillard
  5. William Dillard
  6. Arthur Dillard
  7. Nancy Dillard
  8. George Washington Dillard


James was born about 1728-1730. He was the son of Thomas Dillard and Winifred Nalle North. He died after 1791 n Camden District, Fairfield Co., South Carolina. He served as a Captain of Militia in the French and Indian Wars. He also served in the Henry County, Virginia Militia during the revolutionary war and fought at Guilford Courthouse with Greene. They Migrate to SC around 1780. The children of James and Priscilla are not listed anywhere with sourcing, though there is a speculative list

Will of Thomas Dillard - (father of James Dillard)
Written: 4 May 1774
Proved: 23 June 1774
Pittsylvania County, Colony of Virginia
Son: JAMES Dillard during his life the following negroes: Tamer, Hanady(?), and their increase and Jefrey and Fanny, children of Sarah. After decease of James Dillard I give unto Thomas Dillard, son of James, the said mentioned negroes, Fanny and Ben and other negroes lent to James Dillard. After his decease, they and their increase to be equally divided between the children of said James Dillard.
After my decease I demand that the residue of household of furniture and stock to be equally divided between my two sons, James and Thomas Dillard Jr, in trust under the following purvisions:
I appoint said Thomas Dillard Jr, brother of said James, his trustee and do demand that Thomas Dillard Jr by actual deed denoothen(?)
The profits from crops of the aforesaid negroes and cattle shall be applied for the use and advantage of the said James Dillard and his family.
Son: James Dillard - My tract of land on Straight Stone Creek.
Whereas I have sold to James Martin, of Bedford County, two tracts of land lying in the said county-when paid to my executor it is to be conveyed by deed to said martin or his assigns.
Son: Thomas Dillard Jr, and his heirs, the land and plantation whereon I now live and also the following negroes and their increase: Will, Sarah, and her children, Robbin, Ben, Nan, Judy and her child, Sara, with all the remainder of my estate, not before mentioned.
Witnesses: Thomas Vaughan, John Dillard and Elizabeth Dillard
Executor: son, Thomas Dillard Jr


  2. cites
    1. Spotsylvania Co. Deed Book J, 1774-1782 Page 533
    2. Deed books, 1761-1900; general indexes to deed books, 1761-1903; Deed 16 Feb 1801 James Dillard and Susannah of Amherst Link:
    3. Sweeny, Lenora Higginbotham. "Dillard Bible Record." The William and Mary Quarterly 13, no. 1 (1933): 46-48. Accessed November 13, 2020. doi:10.2307/1922837.
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Priscilla Sukey Dillard's Timeline

Henry, Virginia, British Colonial America
Pittsylvania County, Province of Virginia
Age 61
Henry, Virginia, United States