James D Dyer

Brief Life History of James D

When James D Dyer was born on 20 August 1827, in Henderson, Tennessee, United States, his father, Robert Joseph Dyer, was 35 and his mother, Frances Lassiter, was 25. He married Sarah J. White in 1845. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 28 July 1903, in Tennessee, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Shady Hill, Henderson, Tennessee, United States.

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James D Dyer
Sarah J. White
Marriage: 1845
Margaret Dyer
Frances Dyer
Robert Dyer
Tennessee Dyer
William M Dyer
Joseph D Dyer
Isaiah Washington Dyer
M D Lafayette Dyer
James Dale Dyer
Martha Dyer

Sources (12)

  • James Dyer, "United States Census, 1850"
  • James Dyer, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Jim Dyer in entry for Joe Dyer, "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966"

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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

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.

1835 · The Hermitage is Built

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

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.

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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