History and images have been compiled from various sources including, among others, the 1987 National Register of Historic Places, Stack & Beasley's 1902 Sketches of Monroe and Union County, Union County Public Library (Patricia Poland, Genealogy & Local History Librarian), the Heritage Room Photo Collection, North Carolina Map Collection, Rootsweb - An Ancestry.com Community and Ancestry.com family histories.

Thomas Percy Dillon House & Family


T.P. Dillon II 1862-1932
Before it was demolished, Thomas Percy Dillon's Queen Anne-style home (circa 1890?) was located at 412 Wadesboro Avenue (E. Franklin Street).

"T. P. Dillon, the reliable and clever furniture man, was born in Union county in December, 1862, and was educated in the schools of Monroe. He first embarked in cotton buying with J. M. Fairley and followed that for nine years. In 1893 he and the late D. McKenzie engaged in the furniture business.

"In 1897 Mr. McKenzie sold out to Mr. Dillon, who has since conducted the business alone. Mr. Dillon carries in stock all kinds of furniture, musical instruments and undertakers' supplies. He also does funeral directing and embalming. The writer has known Mr. Dillon from boyhood and knows him to be an honorable, upright Christian and a gentleman. His pocket-book can always be counted on in any enterprise of public utility. Any one wanting anything in his line can be assured of courtesies and proper treatment." -Stack & Beasley 1902

Lineage:
- Sydney Dillon, who married a Fitz-Henry, was the first to settle in the United States; he built a home in Baltimore, but was lost at sea off the coast of Gibraltar.
- Thomas P. Dillon I (1772-1851), born in Old Ross, Werferd County, Leinster, Ireland, "settled near Monroe where he was for 40 years a well known merchant and farmer. He was the first Register of Deeds of Union County." (Union County Library)
- William Fitz-Henry  Dillon (1827-) was born in Monroe; he married Sarah Jane Irby.
- Thomas P. Dillon II (1862-1932) was born in or near Monroe.

The 1870 and 1880 Monroe Census noted a young Thomas P. Dillon, nephew, in the home of lawyer C.M.T. McCauley.

On October 9, 1889, Thomas married Cornelia Deborah "Connie" Wolfe, daughter of Hilliard Wolfe and Cornelia Lee. Children: Beatrice (1891-1969) married Charles H. Hough, Thomas Percy Jr. (1893-1974) married Annie Elizabeth McLarty, Hilliard Fitz-Henry (1895-1967), Frank Wolfe(1900-1967) married Mildred Caroline Plyler, Cornelia Metzger Dillon (1904-1992?).

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