JESSE M. DILLE, an esteemed and prosperous farmer of Morris township, is a grandson of Lewis Dille, who was born in New Jersey and was there united in marriage with Sarah Sanders. After their marriage the young people moved to Morris township, Washington Co., Penn., and located on a farm about three miles east of Prosperity, which is now the property of their grandson, Jesse, and there reared the following family of children: Usual, Keziah, Abbie, Sarah, Ephraim, Lewis and .Jane. Mr. Dille passed from earth in 1820.
Lewis Dille, son of Lewis and Sarah (Sanders) Dille, was born upon the farm of his father August 17, 1799, and in early life learned shoemaking. In 1822 he married Miss Lucy McCollum and their children were: Ira (deceased), Jessie M., Cephas (a resident of Morris township, Greene county), Daniel (who lives in Prosperity, Morris township), Ephraim (residing in Greene county), John (a citizen of Prosperity), David (a resident of Claysville, Donegal township, this county), and Keziah (who lives in Morris township). Mr. Dille died April 28, 1885, and was followed within the year by his faithful wife. He was a Democrat in politics, and in religion was a member of the Upper Ten-Mile Presbyterian Church, at Prosperity, in which he was an elder, holding that position until his death.
Jesse M. Dille was born March 16,1825, on the home farm in Morris township, this county, where he has always lived. On December 11, 1851, he was united in marriage with Rachel Minton, also a resident of Morris township, and their children are: W. H., Addison, Samuel, Eva, Lizzie and Homer. W. H. and Samuel are photographers at Prospect, Ohio; Addison is a dentist in Newton, Jasper Co., Iowa; Eva is the wife of Oliver Booth, of Morris township; Lizzie and Homer reside with their parents. Mr. Dille was formerly engaged in the dry-goods, grocery and hotel business at Washington, Penn., and has made a success in all. Politically he is a Democrat with Prohibition tendencies, and in religion is a member of the Upper Ten- Mile Church at Prosperity.
Text taken from page 588 of:
Beers, J. H. and Co., Commemorative Biographical Record of Washington County, Pennsylvania (Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co., 1893).
Transcribed March 1997 by Judy and Lee Schaeffer of Pittsburgh, PA as part of the Beers Project.
Published March 1997 on the Washington County, PA USGenWeb pages at http://www.chartiers.com/.
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