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Mary Ann "Molly" Dyer Goodnight
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Birth: Sep. 12, 1839
Madison County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Apr. 11, 1926
Armstrong County
Texas, USA

Daughter of Joel(or Joe)Henry and Susan Lynch(Miller) Dyer.She had five brothers.On July 26,1870 she married Charles Goodnight in Hickman,Kentucky.( The following information was supply by on 9/23/2010 at 3:20:34 P.M.)On July 26,1870,Charles Goodnight married Molly Dyer,his longtime sweetheart,who had taught school at Weatherford,Tx. After the wedding at the home of relatives in Hickman,Kentucky,the newlyweds returned to the Rock Canon. The "First Lady" of the Palo Canyon was at the only woman on the vast JA Ranch established by Goodnight and John Adair in 1877. Molly become doctor,nurse,homemaker,spiritual comforter,sister and mother to the hands who worked for her husband. Molly was fourteen years old when she was brought to Fort Belknap,Texas,1854 by her father and mother. Molly's father: Joel(or Joe)Henry Dyer had been a prominent attorney in Tennessee before he settled his family Texas. Molly met Charles Goodnight at Fort Belknap about 1864. In the Mid-to-late 1860s she moved to Weatherford,Texas,to teach. She helped establish Goodnight College in 1898. 
Family links: 
  Joel Henry Dyer (1801 - 1866)
  Charles Foxwing Goodnight (1836 - 1929)
  Mary Ann Dyer Goodnight (1839 - 1926)
  Granger Miller Dyer (1845 - 1881)*
  Leigh Richmond Dyer (1849 - 1902)*
  Walter Worth Dyer (1857 - 1934)*
*Calculated relationship
Mary Ann Dyer Goodnight "One who spent her whole life in the service of others."
Goodnight Cemetery
Armstrong County
Texas, USA
Created by: William Barritt
Record added: Apr 27, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6373519
Mary Ann Molly <i>Dyer</i> Goodnight
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- GJ
 Added: Jan. 10, 2017
We, at The Bryan Museum-Galveston, Texas, celebrate the life of Mary Ann Dyer Goodnight!
- Margaret Moore
 Added: Nov. 15, 2015

- Linda (Barnby) Hubbard
 Added: Sep. 7, 2015
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