Peter Dill is my 4x-great-grandfather. He was the father of Harriet Dill, who married Zeno Bass. According to family lore (from Lola Timmons; his great-granddaughter, my great-grandmother), he was born in 1807 in Ohio. His father and grandfather were also named Peter Dill.
It seems like everyone in the family is brick-walled on Peter Timmons (b. 1813). He is my 4x-great-grandfather. Some say his father was John, others say Peter Sr. I posted back in January about his ties to the Virginia Military District and I’ve been digging ever since. Now I have a new working theory.
After reading and transcribing the Mexican War pension file for my great-great-great-grandfather Benjamin Black, I can now go back and write a biography for him that’s quite a bit more detailed than what anyone could have written before. But it’s probably not the legacy he would have wanted.
Special Examiner MacBride would have loved to have met Albert Corbin in person, but in the end, he thought Albert’s written letter was sufficient to close the case. He sent his findings to the top guy, William Lochren, the Commission of Pensions in Washington, D.C. MacBride’s conclusion? “Death alone has saved Black from the legal consequences […]
After interviewing Capt. Riddell, Special Examiner MacBride returned to Cincinnati and immediately penned a letter to Albert Corbin. MacBride had good reason to want to talk to Albert. Finally, he had found someone who actually served in the Mexican War alongside Randolph Corbin. And according to Capt. Riddell, Albert reportedly knew the circumstances of Randolph’s death.