Peter Dill

1840–Male
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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Family Time Line

Silas Dill
1810–1850
Levitha Lee
1808–1870
Mary A Dill
1834–
Matilda Persias Dill
1836–
John Dill
1838–
Peter Dill
1840–
Elias Arthur Dill
1842–1884

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World Events (3)

1846

Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1846

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.
1863

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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