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George Washington Dyer
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Birth: Aug. 4, 1839
Russell County
Virginia, USA
Death: Aug. 28, 1921
McClure
Dickenson County
Virginia, USA

George Washington Dyers parents were:
Simpson Holiday Dyer 18151890
Ritter Burchett 18171892

George & siblings:
George Washington Dyer 18391921
Ailsey Dyer 18421906
Hannah Dyer 18431938
Elizabeth Dyer 18451916
Louisa Dyer 18481937
Nancy Dyer 18501937
Eunice Nicy Dyer 18531943
Mary Tennessee Dyer
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On August 17, 1850,
George, age 10, lived in District 54, Russell Co, VA with his parents, Simpson & Ritter Dyer. His father farmed to support the family.
Household Members
Sympson Dyer 35 (born in Russell Co, CA)
Ritter Dyer 34 (NC)
Children: all born in Russell Co, VA
George Dyer 10
Aley Dyer 8
Hannah Dyer 6
Elizabeth Dyer 4
Louisa Dyer 2
Nancy Dyer 11 months

David Blair 20 (laborer born in Russell Co, VA)
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On June 27, 1860,
George, age 20, lived in Buchanan Co, VA with his parents. Their post office was in Grundy. His father, a farmer, had personal estate valued at $25.
Household Members
Simpson Dyer 44
Ritter Dyer 43
Children:
George Dyer 20
Ailsey Dyer 18
Hannah Dyer 16
Elizabeth Dyer 14
Louisa Dyer 12
Nancy Dyer 10
Nicy Dyer 8
Mary S Dyer 4
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George's first marriage was to Sarah "Sally" Counts (daughter of Joshua & Margaret Fannin Counts) in Russell Co, VA, on March 12, 1868.

Sarah gave birth to:
Malissa Clementine Dyer 18691942
Alvin Scott Dyer 18741957

George served in the Confederate Army. He was a photographer & constable of Ervinton District, Dickenson Co. He was an active member in the fraternal order of Odd Fellows.

On August 9, 1870,
George & Sarah Dyer lived in Sand Lick, Buchanan Co, VA, with their daughter, Malissa. The post office was in Grundy. George was farming. They had real estate & personal estate valued at $300 & $180.
George Dyer 30
Sarah Dyer 19
Malissa C Dyer 1

They were living on a farm next to his parents.
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Sally died on July 27, 1874. His second marriage was to Arminda Elswick Cantrell in Russell Co, VA, on February 27, 1879. They lived on a farm, which included the present town of McClure.

Arminda gave birth to:
Henrietta Cantrell Dyer 18751952
William Ayers Dyer 18801965
Simpson L Dyer 1884
Emily A Dyer 1885
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On June 14, 1880,
George & Arminda Dyer lived in Sand Lick, Buchanan Co, VA where George farmed.
Household Members
George Dier 40 (born in VA)
Araminda Dier 27 (KY)
children: all born in VA
Malissa C. Dier 11 (daughter of George & his 1st wife)
Henortia Dier 5
William A. Dier 1 month
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On June 16, 1900,
George & Arminda Dyer owned a farm in Ervinton, Dickenson Co, VA. They had been married 22 years; Arminda had given birth to 4 children - all living.
Household Members
George Dyer 60 (born in VA Aug. 1839)
Arminda Dyer 48 (KY in Jan. 1852)
Children: all born in VA
William A Dyer 20 (May 1880)
Simpson L Dyer 16 (June 1883)
Emily A Dyer 15 (April 1885)

They lived next to their daughter, Henrietta (born Dec. 1866), & her husband, Henry E. Hill (born April 1861), who had been married 18 years. She had given birth to 7 children - all living.
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On April 16, 1910,
George & Arminda Dyer were still living on their farm they owned, mortgage free, in Ervinton, Dickenson Co, VA. They had been married 32 years - Arminda had given birth to 4 children - all living. An adopted son, Sylvester, was helping George with the farm work.
Household Members
George Dyer 70
Arminda Dyer 58
Sylvester F. Reedy 17 (single - adopted son - born in VA)
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On January 16/17, 1920,
George & Arminda were living on their farm in Ervinton where he did general farm work.
Household Members
George Dyer 80
Armanda Dyer 67
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Arminda died from Lobar Pneumonia on November 14, 1920.

George was living in Dante, Russell Co, VA when he died from Nephritis & Gastroenteritis at 8:15 a.m. on August 28, 1921. He had lived 82 years. He was buried the following day.
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Arminda Elswick Cantrell Dyer (1852 - 1920)
 
 Children:
  Henrietta Cantrell Dyer Counts (1875 - 1952)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:

George Dyer
1839 - 1921

"His Words Were Kindness. His Deeds Were Love. His Spirit Humble. He Rests Above."

 
Burial:
Counts Chapel Cemetery
Clinchco
Dickenson County
Virginia, USA
 
Created by: Virginia Brown
Record added: Sep 13, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41899928
George Washington Dyer
Added by: Helen Collins
 
George Washington Dyer
Added by: Helen Collins
 
George Washington Dyer
Added by: Virginia Brown
 
 
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 Added: Sep. 13, 2009

- Virginia Brown
 Added: Sep. 13, 2009
 
 
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