Sarah Catherine Dilley

Female7 April 1839–16 January 1929

Brief Life History of Sarah Catherine

When Sarah 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 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 Washington Smith
Sarah Catherine Dilley
Marriage: 5 February 1857
Samuel Luther Smith
Sarah Leminda Smith
Francis Irene Smith
George Washington Smith Jr
Mina Myrtice Smith
Joseph Franklin Smith
Thomas David Smith
Gertrude Hinds Smith

Sources (7)

  • Sarah C Dilley in household of Samuel Dilley, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sarah C. Dilley, "Mississippi Marriages, 1800-1911"
  • Sarah Catherine Dilley Smith, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 February 1857Phoenix, Yazoo, Mississippi, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

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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.


    Age 22

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


    Age 24

    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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    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 …

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