Pvt Eugene Perry Dilley

Male13 November 1845–29 November 1869

Brief Life History of Eugene Perry

When Pvt Eugene Perry Dilley was born on 13 November 1845, in Phoenix, Yazoo, Mississippi, United States, his father, Samuel M. Dilley, was 43 and his mother, Charlotte Lemenda Hinds Usher, was 28. He married Anna "Annie" Coleman Wilson on 24 October 1867, in Yazoo, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Yazoo City, Yazoo, Mississippi, United States in 1850. He died on 29 November 1869, in Yazoo, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 24, and was buried in Mechanicsburg, Yazoo, Mississippi, United States.

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Pvt Eugene Perry Dilley
Anna "Annie" Coleman Wilson
Marriage: 24 October 1867
Eugene Perry Dilley II

Sources (7)

  • Eugene P Dilley in household of Samuel Dilley, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Eugene P. Dilley, "Mississippi, Marriages, 1800-1911"
  • U.S., Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1963 for Eugene P Dilley

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 October 1867Yazoo, Mississippi, United States
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (5)


    Age 1

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


    Age 16

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


    Age 18

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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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