Peter Dill

Pulaski, Giles, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Peter

When Peter Dill was born in 1840, in Pulaski, Giles, Tennessee, United States, his father, Silas Dill, was 30 and his mother, Levitha Lee, was 32.

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Silas Dill
Levitha Lee
Mary A Dill
Matilda Persias Dill
John Dill
Peter Dill
Elias Arthur Dill

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World Events (3)


Age 6

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

Age 6

Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.

Age 23

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

Name Meaning

1 German: metonymic occupational name for a sawyer, from Middle High German dill(e) ‘(floor)board’.2 English: metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of dill, an aromatic culinary and medicinal herb, Old English dile, dyle.3 English: nickname from Middle English dell, dill, dull ‘dull’, ‘foolish’.

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

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