Pvt Robert William Dilley

Male27 November 1842–23 April 1863

Brief Life History of Robert William

When Pvt Robert William Dilley was born on 27 November 1842, in Phoenix, Yazoo, Mississippi, United States, his father, Samuel M. Dilley, was 40 and his mother, Charlotte Lemenda Hinds Usher, was 25. He lived in Yazoo City, Yazoo, Mississippi, United States in 1850 and Yazoo, Mississippi, United States in 1860. He died on 23 April 1863, in Lynchburg, Virginia, United States, at the age of 20, and was buried in Old City Cemetery, Lynchburg, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel M. Dilley
Charlotte Lemenda Hinds Usher
Ephraim Ayers Dilley
Lucy Ann Dilley
Sarah Catherine Dilley
Pvt Joseph Andrew Dilley
Pvt Robert William Dilley
Pvt Samuel Usher Dilley
Pvt Eugene Perry Dilley
Pvt Abraham Thomas Dilley
Benjamin "Bennie" Rose Dilley
Laura "Minnie" Lemenda Dilley
Hannah "Hattie" Elizabeth Dilley
Mary Keziah "Kizzie" Dilley

Sources (7)

  • Robert W Dilley in household of Samuel Dilley, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Robert William Dilley, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Robert Dilly in household of Saml Dilly, "United States Census, 1860"

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World Events (4)

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 2

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.


Age 4

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


Age 19

Mississippi became the second state to leave the Union at the start of the Civil War in 1861.

Name Meaning

English: possibly a pet form of an unrecorded Old English personal name Dylla, found as the first element in the placenames Dillington (in the former Huntingdonshire) and Dilton (in Wiltshire). The name may sometimes have been confused with Doyley and Dolley (see Olley ).

German: variant of Dilly or a surname of French origin, an altered form of Delay .

In some cases also an altered form of French Dilly .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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