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Elisha or Elijah Dyer/ Jacob E. Dyer Sr & Sarah Little Dyer

Elisha or Elijah Dyer/ Jacob E. Dyer Sr & Sarah Little Dyer

Posted: 29 Apr 2004 12:43AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Dyer/Little/Bishop
Searching for information on Elisha or Elijah Dyer who was married to Ann Catherine Bishop Dyer. Elisha or Elijah Dyer was born in Hardy Co Virginia. July 27th 1796 & died Sept 2nd, 1840 in Adams Co, ILL. But cannot find anything in Adams Co on him. Jacob Dyer Sr and Sarah Little Dyer also lived in the Lewis County area in the 1850's and had several childeren. Any information on this family would be much appreciated.

Re: Elisha or Elijah Dyer/ Jacob E. Dyer Sr & Sarah Little Dyer

Lois Hunziker (View posts)
Posted: 28 Sep 2004 12:33PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Dyer/Bishop
This is from the 1887 History of Lewis, Clark, Knox and Scotland Counties, Missouri History, page 1031: Benjamin F. Dyer, was born in Hardy County, Va., in 1830, and is a descendant of two well-known and old families of that State. His father, Elijah, and his mother, Ann Catherine (Bishop) Dyer, were born and reared in Hardy County, Va., where the former followed agricultural pursuits. The father was a Methodist minister, and was also sheriff of his native county. About 1844 or 1845 Elijah immigrated to Adams County, Ill., where his latter days were spent in faithfully preaching the gospel; he also depended for his livelihood upon the renting of land, which business was mostly carried on by his sons. He suddenly died from congestion of the lungs. His wife was a Christian woman, and a member of the same church. She survived her husband only a few years, and they now lie side by side in the graveyard at Stone's. Our subject was principally reared in Adams County, Ill., where he received but a limited education. At the age of twently-one he was united in marriage to Mrs. Gordon, a daughter of George Baugher, whose parents were natives of Virginia and South Carolina. Mrs. Dyer's mother's maiden name was Nancy J. Ridenaur. Almost immediately after his marriage our subject settled in Lewis County, Mo., where he lived one year. In 1852 he went to Scotland County; 1853-54 he spent in Lewis County; from 1855-1859 he spent at Alexandria, in Clark County, and in 1860 came to Knox County, where he has successfully engaged in agricultural pursuits ever since. To Mr. and Mrs. Dyer nine children have been born, eight of whom are living: Eliza J., Ann C., Elijah, Margaret E., Sarah E., Lillie E., Mary G., May B. and John F. All save the youngest child are married, and members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Mr. Dyer now owns a fine farm of over 400 acres, and is regarded as one of the most substantial and enterprising citizens of the county.

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