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 George Dyer

George Dyer

Henry County, Virginia, USA
Death 21 Jul 1871 (aged 70)
Foristell, St. Charles County, Missouri, USA
Burial Foristell, St. Charles County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 96392823 · View Source
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George Dyer was the grandson of Lt George Dyer & Rachel Dalton of the Leatherwood Section of Henry County, VA, and the son of James Dyer & Sarah Ann Fortune. Descendants of Lt George Dyer who fought in the Continental Line of the American Revolution are eligible for membership in Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution. Descendants of Sarah Ann Fortune Dyer are eligible for membership in The National Society of the Washington Family Descendants. George Dyer was the 2nd cousin 6 times removed to First President George Washington.

SOURCE: DAR Application papers (#5166763) of Lt George Dyer, of Henry County, VA, b 1753

The following named persons are the heirs of George Dyer and are named in the distribution of his estate settled in Warrenton, MO, 1874:
James J[efferson "Gipp"] Dyer
William S[pencer] Dyer
[George] Dallas Dyer
Ben[jamin] F[ountain] Dyer
J[oseph Johnson] Cave Dyer
Elizabeth [Ann Dyer] McCoy [w/o Wm McCoy]
Sarah [Fountain Dyer] Kimbrough [w/o Rufus Graves Kimbrough]
Margaret [M. Dyer] Matthews
Nancy [Smith Dyer] Carter [w/o Christopher William Carter]
Dulcina [Jane Dyer]
[Martha] Felicity ["Doll" Dyer] Atwell [w/o William Atwell]
James Atwell
Bacon Atwell

[signed] Cecil Carter Marcell
Subscribed and sworn to before me at Mission, TX, this 7th day of Nov A.D. 1963, Mission, TX
[sig of notary] Mrs. E. A. Dugat
[NOTE: Brackets indicate formal name added by Rebecca R. Dyer; names in parenthesis are nick names.]

Dyer Name Meaning English: occupational name for a dyer of cloth, Middle English dyer (from Old English deag ‘dye’; the verb is a back-formation from the agent noun). This surname also occurs in Scotland, but Lister is a more common equivalent there.Irish (Counties Sligo and Roscommon): usually a short form of MacDyer, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Duibhir ‘son of Duibhir’, a short form of a personal name composed of the elements dubh ‘dark’, ‘black’ + odhar ‘sallow’, ‘tawny’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

NOTE: There are some references to this George Dyer as being George Washington Dyer. As far as can be determined, no formal record has been found with a middle name. In addition, he signed his name George Dyer. He is believed to have been the namesake of his grandfather Lt George Dyer.
Biography by Rebecca Reuben Dyer

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Oct. 1, 1800
July 21, 1871
9 MOS. & 20 DS.




  • Created by: Rebecca Reuben Dyer
  • Added: 2 Sep 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 96392823
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for George Dyer (1 Oct 1800–21 Jul 1871), Find A Grave Memorial no. 96392823, citing Dyer Family Cemetery, Foristell, St. Charles County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Rebecca Reuben Dyer (contributor 47251670) .