Though it seems there should be more
available on Dillard C. Ricketts, the husband of
Indiana Clark Daily (1822-1886), nothing has been
learned of his ancestry. The couple's marriage
record was located stating they were married on
13 Nov 1845 in Clark County.
At the season of 1857,
Dillard represented John County in the lower
branch of the State Legislature, but in 1860, they were living in
Jeffersonville Twp., Clark County, Indiana where
Dillard was listed as 41 year-old a pork merchant
who was born in Kentucky in about 1819.
Aside from his wife Indiana who is listed, 19
year old Elizabeth Daily is living with them -
she being, it is suspected, Indiana's little
sister as Lizzie appears twenty years later in
the 1880 census as 40 year-old Lizzie
James. Also listed in the household are
three domestic helps - Ellen Barner, age 20 of
Ireland, Katen Wholen, 18 years of age of
Ireland, and 30 year-old Henry Motts who appears
to have been born in Germany.
By 1870, Dillard was a large stock holder
and the president of the J.M. & I Railroad,
and as noted in the census of that year, were
residing in Indianapolis where they would live
the remainder of their lives.
enumeration in the census records, was in 1880. They were residing in
Marion County in Indianapolis. Dillard was listed
as a retired merchant and three of Indiana's
nieces were living with them: "Rettie"
Coombs, daughter of her sister Rebecca; Shirley
and Jessie Daily, daughters of her brother Seth
S. Daily whose wife Barbara (Stierheim) had died
Dillard died at
his residence in Indianapolis on 08 Sep 1881. His
wife, Indiana Clark (Daily), died at the age of
sixty-three on 31 July 1886.