Benjamin Dyer

1793–1821 (Age 28)
Augusta, Virginia, United States

The Life of Benjamin

Benjamin Dyer was born in 1793 as the son of James Dyer Sr and Jane Ralston. He married Elinor Johnson Patton about 1812, in Virginia, United States. He died in 1821, at the age of 28.

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Benjamin Dyer
Elinor Johnson Patton
Marriage: about 1812

Spouse and Children


    Elinor Johnson Patton


about 1812
Virginia, United States

Parents and Siblings


    Jane Ralston





    Matthew Dyer


    Hannah Dyer




+3 More Children

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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