Nancy Bryan Dyer

September 1842–22 July 1931 (Age 88)
Nicholas, Fluvanna, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Nancy Bryan

When Nancy Bryan Dyer was born in September 1842, in Nicholas, Virginia, United States, her father, James Dyer III, was 43 and her mother, Margaret Sawyers, was 39. She married Moses Hickman about 1869, in Webster, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Kaw Township, Kay, Oklahoma, United States in 1910 and Alhambra, Los Angeles, California, United States for about 10 years. She died on 22 July 1931, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 88.

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Family Time Line

Moses Hickman
Nancy Bryan Dyer
Marriage: about 1869
Emory Ulysses Hickman
Lanta H. Hickman
Lilly A. Hickman
Celicia Florence Hickman
Sammo Lemon Dyer Hickman
Albert Leslie Hickman
Howard Black Hickman

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+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail
Age 2
In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.
Age 4
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act
Age 24
The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a dyer of cloth, Middle English dyer (from Old English dēag ‘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.2 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’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (20)

  • Nancy B Hickman in household of Moses Hickman, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Nancie B Hickman, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Nannie Hickman in household of Moses Hickman, "United States Census, 1880"

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