Jackson Alexander Dyer

April 1851–1880 (Age 28)
Carter, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Jackson Alexander

When Jackson Alexander Dyer was born in April 1851, in Carter, Tennessee, United States, his father, Benjamin Franklin Dyer Sr, was 40 and his mother, Mathilda Smith, was 38. He married Netta Dugger Dyer on 1 January 1869, in Lebanon, Laclede, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Gasconade Township, Laclede, Missouri, United States in 1860 and Missouri, United States in 1870. He died in 1880, at the age of 29.

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Family Time Line

Jackson Alexander Dyer
Netta Dugger Dyer
Marriage: 1 January 1869
Florence Belle Dyer
Benjamin Franklin Dyer
Lawson Dyer
Ida Mae Dyer
John Dyer
Jason D Dyer

Spouse and Children

1 January 1869
Lebanon, Laclede, Missouri, United States


    Florence Belle Dyer


    Benjamin Franklin Dyer


    Lawson Dyer


    Ida Mae Dyer


    John Dyer


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings





    David Lawson W Dyer


    Benjamin Franklin Dyer Jr


    Mary Jane Dyer


+2 More Children

World Events (6)


Age 9

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 11

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.
1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 17

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

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)

  • Jackson Dyer, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Alex J Dyer in household of Benjamin Dyer, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Jackson Dyer, "United States Census, 1880"

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