Micah Dyer

1 July 1797–12 January 1885 (Age 87)
Wellfleet, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Micah

When Micah Dyer was born on 1 July 1797, in Wellfleet, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Micah Dyer, was 29 and his mother, Bethiah Gross, was 22. He married Sally Holbrook on 28 March 1820, in Wellfleet, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 12 January 1885, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Micah Dyer
1797–1885
Sally Holbrook
1802–1883
Marriage: 28 March 1820
Chloe Dyer
1822–1823
Micah Dyer
1823–1824
Mary Ann Dyer
1825–1901
Jerusha Ayer Dyer
1827–1911
Micah Dyer Jr.
1829–1897
George Whitfield Dyer
1831–1832
George Whitfield Dyer
1833–1879
Freeman Dyer
1835–1857
Joseph Holbrook Dyer
1842–1879

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
28 March 1820
Wellfleet, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
children

(9)

    Chloe Dyer

    Female1822–1823Female

    Micah Dyer

    Male1823–1824Male

    Mary Ann Dyer

    Female1825–1901Female

    Jerusha Ayer Dyer

    Female1827–1911Female

    Micah Dyer Jr.

    Male1829–1897Male

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Micah Dyer

    Male1768–1847Male

    Bethiah Gross

    Female1775–1868Female

siblings

(10)

    Jesse Dyer

    Male1793–1815Male

    David Young Dyer

    Male1795–1870Male

    Male1797–1885Male

    Freeman M. Dyer

    Male1801–1891Male

    Cynthia Dyer

    Female1803–1854Female

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 3

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 6

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 23

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

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)

  • Micah Dyer, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Micah Dyer, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Micah in entry for Mary G. Dyer Robinson, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"

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