Benjamin Dyer

Male1793–1821

Brief Life History of Benjamin

Benjamin Dyer was born in 1793, in Augusta, Virginia, United States 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
1793–1821
Elinor Johnson Patton
1794–
Marriage: about 1812

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Benjamin Dyer - Published information: birth-name: Benjamin Dyer

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  • Marriage
    about 1812Virginia, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

    Age 1

    The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 7

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

    1803

    Age 10

    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name for a dyer of cloth, from Middle English deier, degher ‘dyer’ (Old English dēag ‘dye’; the verb is a back-formation from the agent noun). Compare Dexter . The name is typical of southern England. In the Midlands Dexter is the more common equivalent and in northern England Lister .

    Irish (Sligo and Antrim): variant of Dwyer .

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

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