biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
JACOB DILLEY, of Madison Township, is a native of Virginia, horn April 15, 1810, and is a son of Martin and Catherine Dilley, who were also natives of that State. Mr. Dilley came to Iowa in the year 1850, and located in this county. In 1835 he married Miss Elizabeth Bird, a native of Virginia. By this marriage there were five children: Amos, deceased; Jane is the wife of J. Q. McConnell, of this township; David M. and Floyd also reside in this township, and pursue the occupation of farming; William H., a contractor and fine workman, lives in Topeka, Kan. The mother of these children died in 1875, and Sept. 28, 1878, Mr. D. was again married, to Mrs. Nancy C. Moon, widow of S. Moon. She is the daughter of Robert and Margaret (Roseborough) McConnell, natives of South Carolina. The former died in 1847, and the latter in 1857. Mr. and Mrs. Dilley are members of the Church of Jesus Christ. he is a prominent and leading member of the Greenback party, and has held the offices of Justice of the Peace, Township Assessor and Road Supervisor, He is now the owner of 108 acres of land, which is in good cultivation and well improved. Mr. Dilley is a pioneer in this county, and is a man well and favorably known during all the years he has lived in the county. He has prospered fairly well, and enjoys fully the confidence and regard of his circle of acquaintances and friends.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy