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Susannah Dillon (Garrett)

Birthdate: (33)
Birthplace: New Garden, Guilford, North Carolina, United States
Death: June 20, 1725 (33)
Guilford County, North Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Thomas Garrett
Wife of unknown Bridges; Luke Dillon; Richard Wood and Peter Dillon
Mother of Mary Dillon; Hannah Dillon; Daniel H. Dillon, Sr.; William Dillon; Luke Jr Dillon and 2 others

Managed by: Kevin James Tostado
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About Susannah Dillon

Susannah was the daughter of a wealthy Irish gentleman. She was disinherited for eloping with Luke, a weaver.

Luke taught Susannah to weave and together they supported their family.

After Luke died, there are mixed account. One states that Susannah married a man only know by his surname, Bridges. They had at least one son, but not much is known on that account.

Another account states that a year after Luke died, she married a Peter Dillon, who may have been Luke's brother.


Susannah's birth has been reported as between 1683 and 1693. According to the book "DILLON, FLETCHER, AND KINDRED FAMILIES" by Henry Dillon, After Luke's death, Susannah married a man by the last name of Bridges. Many other researchers agree with this, however, many do not. Others claim that Susannah married Peter Dillon whom it has been suggested may be the brother of Luke. No proof has been shown of them being brothers.

In a letter written by Barbara Inez Dillon Thorn to Miss London (see notes for Luke Dillon)--> In a book written by Charles Raymond Dillon called "Dillon Ancestors" William Dillon's (son of Luke and Susannah Dillon) widow remarried and had a son named Dillon Bridges.

___________________________________________________________________________________________ Notes from the research of Barbara Inez (nee Dillon) Thorn, 1607 Orchard Hts. Rd. Salem, OR 97304:

Cane Creek MM Orange County, North Carolina. 1-6-1753 Daniel Dillon rocf Hopewell MM dated 9-18-1752. 1-6-1753 Peter Dillon rocf Hopewell MM dated 9-18-1752. New Garden MM Guilford County, North Carolina. Peter Dillon, son (of) Peter and Susannah, his wife,of Opeckan, born 3-24-1725.

LIST OF TAXABLES IN ROWAN COUNTY, NORTH CAOLINA, 1768. (From: North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal, Vol. IX No. 4, November 1983, pg. 199). "Daniel Dillon and his sons Nathan, William, and Peter, and HIS BROTHER PETER." (I believe Susannah (Garrett) Dillon married Peter Dillon after the death of Luke Dillon. Peter Dillon may have come to America with Luke Dillon and his wife, and children. After the death of Luke Dillon, Susannah was left with small children. In 1725 she had a son named Peter Dillon. Peter Dillon, her husband, may have died prior to 1744 as a record in Frederick County, Virginia to lay out a road mentions the "widow Dillon's place". It is not known when Susannah Dillon died but in 1752 her two sons, Daniel and Peter Dillon went to North Carolina. As shown above, the birth record of Peter Dillon is given and shows his parents as Peter and Susannah Dillon of Opeckan. The 1768 Tax List of Rowan County, North Carolina lists Daniel Dillon and three of his sons and HIS BROTHER PETER. Peter Dillon may have had a disability as he is living with his brother Daniel at the age of 43. When Daniel Dillon reached the age of over 70 Peter Dillon married Charity Mills in 1786 Guilford County, North Carolina. Peter Dillon was 61 years old at this time and Charity Mills was in her 40's. They had no children. Peter Dillon died in 1796.

Susanna was born in Ireland.

Susanna came to America with her husband. (see stories for Luke Dillon)

She married Luke Dillon.

Susanna was from Ireland.

Susanna came to America with her husband. (See stories for Luke Dillon).

She married Luke Dillon.

See stories for Luke Dillon.

Sarah Wood Ruble

Birth: Nov. 11, 1720 Frederick County Virginia, USA

Death: Jun. 20, 1769 Bush River Newberry County South Carolina, USA

dau of Richard & Susanna Dillon Wood, wife of 1) James Frederick Haworth, 2) Peter Ruble (after 1757). Mother of 7 children by James, 4 children by Peter.

Following husband(James) death, Sarah was left with six young children: Richard 12, Jemima 10, George 8, James 6, Elizabeth 3, and Sarah 1.
Hopewell Meeting on Sept. 5, 1757 petitioned the Meeting for Sufferings of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting for assistance naming eleven families in need. Among them was Sarah Haworth, a widow and young children. She had lost 12 cows and was allowed three pounds.
Some time after 1757, Sarah married Peter Ruble and had one son and three daughters, names unknown. 

Family links:

 Mary Ruble Murdock*

Burial: Bush River Quaker Cemetery Newberry Newberry County South Carolina, USA

Created by: Kathy Merris Mills Record added: Mar 25, 2004 Find A Grave Memorial# 8557948

BIRTH 1693 Kilkearny, Kerry, Ireland

DEATH 1740 Guilford, North Carolina, United States


SPOUSE Lucas /DILLON/ MARRIAGE 1710 New Garden, Guilford, North Carolina, United States

SPOUSE Peter /DILLON/ MARRIAGE about 1722 Virginia, United States

SPOUSE Richard /WOOD/ MARRIAGE 1718 Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States


The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "Pedigree Resource File," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 2015-09-30), entry for Susannah /GARRETT/.

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Susannah Dillon's Timeline

November 11, 1691
New Garden, Guilford, North Carolina, United States
Age 17
Kilkearney, Ireland
Age 19
New Garden, Guilford, North Carolina, United States
September 4, 1713
Age 21
New Garden, Guilford, North Carolina, USA
Age 23
County Kerry, Ireland
September 4, 1717
Age 25
November 11, 1720
Age 29
Hopewell, Frederick Co., VA