Sarah "Sally" Catherine Dilley

7 April 1839–16 January 1929 (Age 89)
Phoenix, Yazoo, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Sarah "Sally" Catherine

When Sarah "Sally" Catherine Dilley was born on 7 April 1839, in Phoenix, Yazoo, Mississippi, United States, her father, Samuel M. Dilley, was 36 and her mother, Charlotte Lemenda Hinds Usher, was 21. She married George "Wash" Washington Smith on 5 February 1857, in Phoenix, Yazoo, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Enola, Yazoo, Mississippi, United States in 1900 and Starlington, Butler, Alabama, United States in 1920. She died on 16 January 1929, in Evergreen, Conecuh, Alabama, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Wesley Chapel, Yazoo, Mississippi, United States.

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Family Time Line

George "Wash" Washington Smith
Sarah "Sally" Catherine Dilley
Marriage: 5 February 1857
Samuel Luther Smith
Sarah Leminda "Sallie" Smith
Francis Irene "Fannie" Smith
George Washington Smith Jr.
Mina Myrtice Smith
Joseph Franklin Smith
Thomas David Tom Smith
Gertrude Hinds Smith

Spouse and Children

5 February 1857
Phoenix, Yazoo, Mississippi, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 7

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1849 · Capitol Building Destroyed by Fire

Age 10

The capitol building in Montgomery was destroyed by fire on December 14, 1849, the 30th anniversary of the state.

Age 24

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

Name Meaning

1 English: possibly a pet form of an unrecorded Old English personal name Dylla, found as the first element in the place names Dillington (in the former Huntingdonshire) and Dilton (in Wiltshire).2 In some cases, possibly an altered spelling of French Dilly .

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

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Story Highlight


SMITH FAMILY compiled and written by Mignon Herrin Alward Jonathan Smith, born in Ireland (full-blooded Irish), married Mina Smith, a full-blooded Scotch woman. They were first heard of in Sout …

Sources (3)

  • Sarah C Dilley in household of Samuel Dilley, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sarah C Smith in household of William S Stain, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Sarah C Smith in household of Wm Stain, "United States Census, 1900"

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