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John DISHON, Jr.
Mary WILKERSON
Husband:  John DISHON / DESHON / DiSHON, Jr.
Birth:  1793/4, NC
Death:  1850-60, possibly in Carroll Co., VA
Occupation:  farmer
Father said to be:  John DESCHAMPS / DESHON / DISHON, Sr. (c1761- ), s/o Augustine DESCHAMPS & Elizabeth WHITE
Mother said to be:  [Jane] "Janney" HARROD
Marriage:  26 Nov 1816, Grayson Co., VA
Wife:  Mary "Polly" WILKERSON
Birth:  1797/8, NC
Death:  1850-60, possibly in Carroll Co., VA
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Thomas WILKERSON (c1771- ) could Nancy WILKERSON be his sister? 
Mother:  Martha SEGAR (1775-1844)
Children born in Grayson Co., VA:
1.  Alois DISHON, b. 1817-20
2.  Oannah DISHON, b. 1817/8
3.  Silas DISHON, b. 1820
4.  (Daughter B) DISHON, b. 1820-25
5.  (Daughter C) DISHON, b. 1825-30
6.  Newton DISHON, b. 1827/8
7.  Martha A. DISHON, b. 1834/5
8.  Thomas C. DISHON, b. 1837/8
9.  (Daughter D) DISHON, b. 1835-40; d. bef. 1850
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, North Carolina, Virginia

Sources:

1.  D.L. Murray & N.R. Murray.  1995.  Marriage Index:  MD, NC, VA, 1624-1915 (Broderbund CD-4):
Dishon, John Harrod, Janney 15 Feb 1791 Chowan Co. NC
John Jr's marriage not found.

2.  1820 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #7 of 23 list roughly alphabetized; indexed "Dishan"; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1820 VA Grayson Co. Roll M33_131 p. 46 Ln. 6 (of D's) Dishon John 100010-10100-0-100 no slaves
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 9 or under 1810-1820 = Alois (b. ca. 1818)
1 male 26-44 1775-1794 = John (b. 1793/4)
1 female 9 or under 1810-1820 = Daughter A
1 female 16-25 1794-1804 = Mary (b. 1797/8)
1 person engaged in agriculture
John is the only DISHON/DESHON/etc. household in the county.

3.  1830 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #23 of 86 list was roughly alphabetized; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1830 VA Grayson Co. Roll 190 p. 256 Ln. 1 Dishon John 111 000 100 - 111 001 no slaves
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 4 or under 1825-1830 = Newton (b. 1827/8)
1 male 5-9 1820-1825 = Silas (b. 1820)
1 male 10-14 1815-1820 = Alois (b. ca. 1818)
1 male 40-49 1780-1790 = John (b. 1793/4)
1 female 4 or under 1825-1830 = Daughter C
1 female 5-9 1820-1825 = Daughter B 
1 female 10-14 1815-1820 = Daughter A
1 female 30-39 1790-1800 = Mary (b. 1797/8) 
John is in the wrong age class, but there is no doubt he's our subject; he's the only DISHON/DESHON/etc. in the county.

4a.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  the Grayson Co., VA, page images are missing, nor are they indexed here.

4b.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1840 (Broderbund CD-316):
1840 Dishon, John VA Grayson Co. Eastern District p. 275

4c.  1840 Census Images (online at Genealogy.com, Image #5-6 of 54; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1840 VA Grayson Co. Eastern Dist. Roll 556 (Book 1) p. 275 Ln. 7 John Dishon 101 100 100 - 111 100 100 no slaves 0100000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 4 or under 1835-1840 = Thomas (b. 1837/8)
1 male 10-14 1825-1830 = Newton (b. 1827/8)
1 male 15-19 1820-1825 = Silas (b. 1820)
1 male 40-49 1790-1800 = John (b. 1793/4)
1 female 4 or under 1835-1840 = Daughter D
1 female 5-9 1830-1835 = Martha A. (b. 1834/5)
1 female 10-14 1825-1830 = Daughter C
1 female 15-19 1820-1825 = Daughter B
1 female 40-49 1790-1800 = Mary (b. 1797/8) 
1 person employed in agriculture
John and his, son, Alois, are the only DISHON/DESHON/etc. in the county.  Daughter A is gone Oannah has married and is living with her husband in the Western District of Grayson County.

5.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #106 of 130):  11th Dist., Carroll Co., VA, Roll M432_939, p. 371A, 795/793, enumerated 15 Oct 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
John Dishin 66 M   farmer 960 NC
Polly    " 52 F       NC
Silas    " 30 M       Va
Martha A " 15 F       Va
Thomas C " 12 M       Va
Listed next to married son, Newton DISHIN (æ 22, b. VA).

6.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  John and Mary/Polly not found.  Newton DISON (æ 33, b. VA), plus his wife and children, are living in Washington Twp., Buchanan Co., MO (p. 290).

7.  Messages posted to the Dishon Family Genealogy Forum (online at GenForum.com).

8.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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