Lieutenant John Salmon Dyer

23 March 1819–18 October 1880 (Age 61)
Henry, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of John Salmon

When Lieutenant John Salmon Dyer was born on 23 March 1819, in Henry, Virginia, United States, his father, Cpt David Dalton Dyer, was 27 and his mother, Nancy Reiger Salmon, was 24. He married Martha A. Basset on 10 December 1838, in Henry, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Missouri, United States in 1870 and Clark Township, Lincoln, Missouri, United States in 1880. He died on 18 October 1880, in Lincoln, Missouri, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Lincoln, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lieutenant John Salmon Dyer
Martha A. Basset
Marriage: 10 December 1838
Mary Elizabeth Dyer
Eloise Dyer
George Dyer
Nancy Dyer
David Alexander Dyer
James C Dyer
James Woodson Dyer
G F Dyer
Cherokee Dyer
Chelton Dyer
Pocahontas Dyer
Choctaw "Chalk" Dyer
Cora Dyer
Ida Mae Dyer
Luella H. Dyer

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  • Marriage
    10 December 1838Henry, Virginia, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 1
    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.
    Age 2
    Missouri is the 24th state
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 17
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    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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    Sources (35)

    • John Dyer, "United States Census, 1880"
    • John S Dyer in entry for Cherokee Dyer Wheeler, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
    • John Dyer, "United States Census, 1850"

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