Martha Jane Dyer

January 1844–1 May 1927 (Age 83)
Williamson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Martha Jane

When Martha Jane Dyer was born in January 1844, in Williamson, Tennessee, United States, her father, William Dyer, was 33 and her mother, Jane Alston, was 23. She married Harvey Franklin Lowery on 1 March 1866, in Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Chickamauga, Walker, Georgia, United States in 1880 and Civil District 9, Hardeman, Tennessee, United States in 1900. She died on 1 May 1927, in Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 83.

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Family Time Line

Harvey Franklin Lowery
1845–1905
Martha Jane Dyer
1844–1927
Marriage: 1 March 1866
Cicero Lowery
1865–
John Asberry Lowery
1866–1915
Mary Lowery
1869–
William Franklin Jack Lowery
1870–1928
Modenia Dean Ann Lowery
1873–1945
Sarah Lemona Lowery
1875–1956
Adeline Elizabeth Lowery
1877–1953
Lucy Louisa Lowery
1879–1958
Pearl Lee Lowery
1880–1970
James J. or Dock Lowery
1884–1920

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1 March 1866
Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tennessee, United States
children

(10)

    Cicero Lowery

    Male1865–Male

    John Asberry Lowery

    Male1866–1915Male

    Mary Lowery

    Female1869–Female

    William Franklin Jack Lowery

    Male1870–1928Male

    Female1873–1945Female

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

    Rebecca Jane Dyer

    Female1839–1880Female

    Isaiah Hardaway Dyer

    Male1841–1926Male

    Female1844–1927Female

    William C Dyer

    Male1846–Male

    Virginia O Dyer

    Female1847–1910Female

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1846

Age 2

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1846

Age 2

Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 22

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Martha Dyer in household of John Norman, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Martha J Lowry in household of Franklin Lowry, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Martha J Lawery in household of Frank Lawery, "United States Census, 1900"

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