Dear Doug, You seem to be quite knowledgeable about the Vermillion line and have studied for many years.My question has to do with a person that married a Joseph Dillard appx. 1819 in IL.
This person shows to have been born in NC in 1787.We are not sure who she was born to, nor do we even know exactly what her name was other than part of it was Vermillion.She is only known as Milly(ie). The reason we feel sure that Vermillion, whether 1st name or otherwise, is a part of her name is that her and Joseph's 1st son, Caleb Ervin Dillard, named one of his daughters, Vermillion. Then Caleb's son, Columbus W. Dillard, named one of his daughters, Mary Vermillion. Joseph and Milly have been this family's brick wall for many, many years.It is possible that one or both of them could have been married previously to someone else.There is nothing to substantiate this, just going on the time frame of when they were born and when they actually married.Both had, also migrated from NC to IL. We know that some of the Dillard's were in IL about that time. Some stayed and others, including Joseph and Milly went on down into MO and then in AR. Caleb lived in AR and Then their family moved out to CA and stayed.We show 3 other children, Thomas Green Berry Dillard (my line), Joseph Lafayette Dillard, and America J. Dillard.These other two sons both lived back and forth between AR and MO, the daughter seemed to have stayed in AR. In all of your meanderings in the Vermillion gene puddles, have you ever found anything about this particular daughter from NC who removed to IL and married into the Dillard pool? Who all in the Vermillion line-up lived in NC in the 1780's? Or married into another family and named their kid Vermillion something, who would have been called Milly? Through our AR/MO census records, the ages work for the dates of birth above. Joseph passed away in Moreland, Pope Co., AR in 1854 but nothing is found about where or what year that Milly passed on, yet. If you have anything that can shed some light on any of this, please send me a response. Thanking you in advance, Sherry Patterson