Edward Dillon

Male 1805 - 1893  (87 years)


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  • Name Edward Dillon 
    Born 23 Feb 1805  Main-à-Dieu, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 6 Oct 1806  St. George (Anglican), Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID 39546F4150C3D24EBD250A23A03C5B7E342C 
    Died 9 Feb 1893  Round Island, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1792  Victoria Boutilier's Genealogy Pages
    Last Modified 18 May 2010 

    Father Edward Dillon,   b. Abt 1760, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Ann Martell,   b. Abt 1772, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Abt 1792 
    Family ID F1418  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Anna Spencer,   b. 1806,   d. 1845  (Age 39 years) 
    Married 17 Nov 1828 
    Children 
     1. Jemima Ann Dillon,   b. Abt 1831, Mira Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1904  (Age ~ 73 years)
    Last Modified 23 May 2017 
    Family ID F1008  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Sarah Boutilier,   b. 9 Apr 1827, Spanish River, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1881 and 1891  (Age 53 years) 
    Married 3 Feb 1870  Mira Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 23 May 2017 
    Family ID F706  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • presumably the Edward Dillon, christened 6 Oct 1806 to Edw. and Ann at St. George.

      Cape Breton land petition year 1815
      Dillon, Joseph
      Petition to Swayne: Petitioner, age 22, a native of Cape Breton, asks land at Manideau, south of land granted to Charles Martel.
      Cape Breton no.: 1124
      NSARM microfilm: 15792

      1871 Census NS Cape Breton Cow Bay div 2 p. 57 hh201
      Edward Dillin 66 farmer married
      Sarah Dillin 44 married
      Agness Lewis 14
      Benjime Lewis 12
      John Dillin 64 not married

      1881 Census
      Edward DILLION M Male Irish 76 Nova Scotia Farmer And Fisherman Church of England
      Sarah DILLION M Female German 54 Nova Scotia Church of England
      Victoria FRASER W Female Irish 36 Nova Scotia Church of England
      John FRASER Male Scottish 7 Nova Scotia Church of England
      Issabella FRASER Female Scottish 6 Nova Scotia Church of England
      Sarah FRASER Female Scottish 3 Nova Scotia Church of England
      John DILLION Male Irish 73 Nova Scotia Church of England
      Jessie ROSS Female Scottish 17 Nova Scotia Servant Church of England
      Source Information:
      Census Place Cow Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
      Family History Library Film 1375802
      NA Film Number C-13166
      District 6
      Sub-district M
      Page Number 71
      Household Number 315

      1891 Census Cow Bay div 1 p. 17-18:
      Edward Dillon, 86, widower, is living with some of his children. read/write. Baptist. Father born in Ireland, mother Nova Scotia.

      an obituary appeared in 1 March 1893 "Messenger and Visitor" (a Baptist paper published out of St. John, NB) "his parents dying while he was quite young, he lived with a Mr. Martell at Mira Gut till he became a man. He then came to Round Island and bought the farm upon which he lived the remainder of his life.....[he became a Baptist] seven years ago" [upon the death of his second wife Sarah Boutilier perhaps?]