I'm still researching this because I'm wondering if they aren't brothers. I have the problem doing research that I'm on disability, so can't afford the websites that charge to get the census information that I need. I've found some information that was handed down thru the family to be wrong on dates and even on one maiden name. The husband's names right date for marriage right on certificate her unusual first name was right but her maiden name wasn't even close. Heard this year that there's a family secret, but oldest living relative didn't want to tell me what it was. This was on another side of the family. I'm researching, Dillon, Salrins and Smith, Taylors, both of my parents mother and father's sides. Sometimes I think yeah I found it only to realize no wrong last name with first name. Do you know anyone really versed in Civil War uniforms? I have a picture of a relative in uniform. I know he was with artillery because on his cap there's 2 cross cannons. Here's the problem his belt is like canvas no buckle and has places on it to put bullets. Plus his
stand up collar has U.S. signia on it. Haven't been able to find this in any military uniform book that I've looked at. Also having problem with time frame. I sure need help. Thanks for your assistance on the 1850 census. I'll let you know if I figure out the John & Bridget question. Cheri Fischer
From: Ken and Laurie Huffman
Date: Friday, April 04, 2003 05:49:06 PM
Subject: RE: Brown County 1850 Census
Thanks for the correction. I have made changes to reflect the information you gave on Patrick and Mary Ann. However, John and Bridget Heir cannot be your John and Bridget Dillon. Your John and Bridget were born in 1850 and 1848, respectively. John and Bridget Heir in the 1850 Census are 50 and 30 respectively. If it turns out that they really are Dillons, John will be old enough to be Patrick’s father.