My Dryer line starts with Lucy DRYER, b. 1770, Rehoboth, MA, d. 1833, Georgetown, NY; dau. of Allen & Molly WHEELER Dryer. It goes back to John Dryer, b. 1525, Taunton, Eng., d. 1572 in Taunton.
John's gr-grandson, William was b. Taunton, 1685, d. 1784 in Rehoboth. He is said to have arrived in new England ca. 1704 & lived to see "his children to the fourth generation amounting to 169 persons..."