WNC History Timeline

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www.childers-shepherd.org, 27 Feb 2009
Absalom Dillingham + Rebecca Foster                                   William Anderson   +      Martha Elkins
                                       
 |                                                                            |
        Thomas Foster Dillingham               +                Mary "Polly" Anderson
         1802    -      1881                   bef 1827                   1813     -     1878
        
 Big Ivy Bunc Co NC                                                              Big Ivy Bunc Co NC
                                                                                        
 |
                                   Absalom Anderson Dillingham (Sarah J. Morris), 1827 - 1914      
                                   
Alfred B. Dillingham (Martha E. Carter), 1832 - aft 1862
                                   Albert G. Dillingham (Harrient A. Barnard), 1834 - 1888
                                   Martha A. Dillingham (Joseph Young), 1836 - 1914
                                   Rebecca M. Dillingham (James M. Peek, Job D. Barnard), 1838 - 1923
                                   Dorcas M. Dillingham (Martin Harrell), 1840 - ?
                                   William Gardner Dillingham (Frances E. McKinney), 1843 - 1887
                                   Mary E. Dillingham (Elbert F. Dillingham), 1844 - 1929
                                   Sarah C. Dillingham (James H. McKinney), 1854 - ?

    
Sources: US Census 1850;
       NC Death Certificate (Mary E. Dillingham);
       Margaret Wallis Haile, "The Thomas F. Dillingham Family", Heritage of Old Buncombe County, Vol I, 1981
              (Doris Cline Ward, Editor), p. 197.
                                          
"Big Creek, a tributary of Ivy Creek, ran through the Dillingham family property, and after Thomas and
Polly built their home near its banks, it became known as Dillingham Creek. The small community which
developed in the area became "Dillingham", as it is known today.

"Although Thomas inherited a large tract of land from his father, he bought additional acreage in 1843,
and according to Buncombe County tax records of 1862, he was the second largest landowner in the
County, with 8,850 acres."

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Margaret Wallis Haile, "The Thomas F. Dillingham Family", Heritage of Old Buncombe County, Vol I, 1981
              (Doris Cline Ward, Editor), p. 197.