Jerome Dyer

about 1829–
Owen, Indiana, United States

The Life of Jerome

When Jerome Dyer was born about 1829, in Owen, Indiana, United States, his father, Edward Dyer, was 30 and his mother, Catherine Danley, was 32. He married Syrena Smith on 6 August 1849. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Eel River Township, Greene, Indiana, United States in 1850.

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Family Time Line

Jerome Dyer
1829–
Syrena Smith
1832–
Marriage: 6 August 1849
Susan Catherine Dyer
1851–1874

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
6 August 1849
Owen,Indiana
children

(1)

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 7

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.
1863

Age 34

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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 (3)

  • Jerome Dyer, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jerome Dyar, "Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959"
  • Jerome Dyar, "Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959"

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