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Mary Welch Dillon

1829 – 1897


Eliza Kennedy Reardon

1825 – 1899

Ann Keenan

1829 – 1908

Bridget Molloy Woods

1840 – 1908

Thomas Woods

1836 – 1918

John McCroden

Jane Leslie Mearns

Patrick Norton
September 29, 1817 – September 17, 1887

Ann Flanagan Norton
1823 – 1893

John J Norton
November 12, 1845 – April 6, 1931

William Mongan

1809 – 1897

John Dillon came from Ireland, escaping the famine, circa 1850 with his wife Mary (nee Welch) and established themselves in Sullivan County, NY.

Little is known about the Dillons in Ireland. The only information  is the obiturary found from a mirofilm of the burnt remains of the newspaper (The Republican Watchman of Monticello, NY) from which it once appeared.
It reads…
“March 13, 1908
John Dillon died at his home in Mongaup Valley on Monday morning. Mch. 2nd, at 6 o’clock, aged 86 years, of influenza and catarrh. Deceased was a son of John Dillon and Mary Jane Murphy. His ancestors were prominent in Irish affairs long ago; both the Dillons and Murphys were leaders in the unsuccessful uprising under Emmet in  1798 A quarter of a century later John Dillon was born at Lisbeliau, Cavan County, Ireland, and passed the first 25 years of his life near his native place. IN 1849 he married Mary Walsh and as Ireland was then suffering from the effects of the great famine he came to America. 56 years ago he came to Mongaup Valley on a small … what is now known as the… By industry, frugality and …. hewed out a home for his… in the forest….”
His son John J Dillon, owner of the agricultural newspaper The Rural New Yorker, wrote a loving tribute to his father.

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