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Dill Family Papers
Manuscript Section, Indiana Division
Indiana State Library
Processing by: Barbara Hilderbrand, May 2007
James Dill was an Irish attorney who came to America shortly after the Revolutionary War and settled in the Northwest Territory. He was a friend of William Henry Harrison and the son-in-law of General Arthur St. Clair. He was one of the first members of the bar in Dearborn County, Indiana. He represented Dearborn County at the Constitutional Convention of Indiana in 1816. He was the first recorder of Dearborn County. He served as a General during the War of 1812, was speaker of the Territorial legislature of Indiana and a member of the anti-slavery party. James Dill died in 1838
Alexander Dill, the son of James Dill, served as an officer in the 55th Regiment of Indiana.
Indiana Biographical Series. v. 3 p. 283-284.
Scope and Content Note:
This collection contains the commissions and appointments of James and Alexander Dill for the Indiana Territory and State of Indiana.
1803 Mar. 7 James Dill appointment as recorder of Dearborn County signed by William Henry Harrison
1807 Nov. 26 Correspondence 1840-1854
1810 Dec. 14 Correspondence 1855-1860
1810 Dec. 14 Correspondence 1860-1864
1813 Sept. 10 Autograph Album 1836-1851
1813 Sept. 10 Autograph books 1857-1858
1814 Sept. 3 Newsclippings 1835-1866
1817 Feb. 14 Newsclippings 1866-1868
1823 Aug. 28 Commission as clerk of the circuit court of Dearborn County signed by William Hendricks
1825 Dec. 22 Commission of Alexander Dill, Lieutenant in the 55th regiment of Indiana signed by J. Brown Ray
1837 Dec. 14 Commission of clerk of the circuit court of Dearborn count signed by Noah Noble
Size of Collection:
1 folder (11 items)
Luke Ryan 16 May 1938
Access: This collection is open for research.
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Language Materials are entirely in English
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