Nancy Bryan Dyer

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

The Life 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
1847–1920
Nancy Bryan Dyer
1842–1931
Marriage: about 1869
Emory Ulysses Hickman
1870–1919
Lanta H. Hickman
1872–1970
Lilly A. Hickman
1874–1966
Celicia Florence Hickman
1876–1968
Sammo Lemon Dyer Hickman
1878–1970
Albert Leslie Hickman
1881–1964
Howard Black Hickman
1883–1954

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1869
Webster, West Virginia, United States
children

(7)

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Parents and Siblings

    James Dyer III

    Male1799–1879Male

    Margaret Sawyers

    Female1803–1882Female

siblings

(8)

    Mary Herbert Dyer

    Female1838–1915Female

    Rebecca Lincoln Dyer

    Female1840–1917Female

    Female1842–1931Female

    Rachael S Dyer

    Female1844–1899Female

    James Harvey Dyer

    Male1845–1928Male

+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.
1846

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • 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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