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Descendants of Dr. William Dyer


William Dyer was possibly the immigrant ancestor of the family. At the present time (1997) his parentage is unknown. Some say he was a descendant of William Dyer of Rhode Island and others claim him to be the son of William Dyer of Sheepscot, Maine [Neither has been proven]. He was buried, as was Mary his widow, in Old North Cemetery, Truro, Mass. The Dyer family is an ancient one in Somerset County, England. Some of them were titled. The Dyer family was severely persecuted by King James and was especially condemned for loyalty to Charles I. Dr. William Dyer, who when Truro was incorporated on July 16, 1709...was a proprietor. In 1710 he was one of the 20 owners of cattle of a large Danish breed, yellow in color, which were brought over by Francis Small.


Generation No. 1

WILLIAM1 DYER, DR. was born Abt 1653, and died 27 Jul 1738 in Truro, Barnstable, Ma. He married MARY TAYLOR Dec 1686 in Barnstable, Ma.



Children of William Dyer and Mary Taylor are:

i. LYDIA2 DYER, b. 30 Mar 1688, Barnstable, Ma.

2. ii. WILLIAM DYER, JUNISSIMUS, b. 30 Oct 1690, Barnstable, Ma; d. 1760-1769, Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, Maine.

iii. JONATHAN DYER, b. 22 Feb 1691/92, Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts; d. Bef Aug 1773, Gorham, Me.

iv. HENRY DYER, b. 11 Apr 1693, Barnstable, Barnstable, Ma; d. Bef 1767, Scarborough, Cumberland, Maine.

v. ISABEL DYER, b. 09 Jul 1695, Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts; d. Aft 1735.

vi. EBENEZER DYER, b. 03 Apr 1697, Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts; d. 23 Jul 1777, Truro, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

vii. SAMUEL DYER, b. 30 Oct 1698, Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts; d. 10 Jan 1773, Truro, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

viii. JUDAH DYER, b. Apr 1701, Barnstable, Ma; d. 19 Jun 1742, Truro, Ma.


Generation No. 2

WILLIAM2 JUNISSIMUS DYER,  (WILLIAM1) was born 30 Oct 1690 in Barnstable, Ma, and died 1760-1769 in Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, Maine. He married (1) HANNAH STROUT 15 Apr 1709 in Eastham, Ma, daughter of Christopher Strout and Sarah Pike. He married (2) HANNAH COLE 26 Jul 1749 in Truro, Barnstable, Massachusetts.



Children of William Dyer and Hannah Strout are:

i. AMBROSE3 DYER, b. 22 Dec 1709, Truro, Ma; d. Truro, Ma.

ii. JOHN DYER, b. 27 Dec 1711, Truro, Barnstable, Massachusetts; d. Falmouth (Cape Elizabeth), Me.

iii. WILLIAM DYER, b. 27 Mar 1715, Truro, Barnstable, Massachusetts; d. Aft 1765, Falmouth, Cumberland, Maine.

iv. HANNAH DYER, b. 29 Jan 1717/18, Truro, Barnstable, Massachusetts; d. Aft 1766.

v. JOSEPH DYER, b. 04 Jan 1718/19, Truro, Barnstable, Massachusetts; m. HANNAH ROBINSON, 10 Feb 1739/40, Falmouth, Cumberland, Maine.

vi. ANTHONY DYER, b. 08 Dec 1720, Truro, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

vii. CHRISTOPHER DYER, b. 29 Dec 1722, Truro, Barnstable, Massachusetts; d. 10 Jun 1759, Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, Maine.

3. viii. SAMUEL DYER, b. 11 Nov 1724, Truro, Barnstable, Massachusetts; d. 02 Nov 1811, So. Lewiston, Me.

ix. MARY DYER, b. 29 Aug 1727, Truro, Barnstable, Massachusetts; m. MOSES PLUMMER, 26 Aug 1744.

x. ISABEL DYER, b. 10 Jul 1729, Truro, Barnstable, Massachusetts; d. 09 Feb 1828.

xi. LEVI DYER, b. 15 Jul 1731, Truro, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

xii. BENJAMIN DYER, b. 01 Dec 1733, Truro, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

xiii. GEORGE DYER, b. 07 Sep 1735, Truro, Barnstable, Massachusetts.


Generation No. 3

SAMUEL3 DYER (WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 11 Nov 1724 in Truro, Barnstable, Massachusetts, and died 02 Nov 1811 in So. Lewiston, Me. He married THANKFUL DELANO 11 Mar 1743/44 in Falmouth, Cumberland, Maine, daughter of Thomas Delano and Sarah Delano.



Children of Samuel Dyer and Thankful Delano are:




iv. LUCY DYER, b. Abt 1745; m. PHILIP MILBANKS, 1767, Cape Elizabeth, Maine.

v. RICHARD DYER, b. Abt 1756.

vi. SAMUEL DYER, b. Abt 1756.

vii. ELIZABETH DYER, b. 17 Nov 1757; d. 23 Nov 1828; m. JAMES GARCELON, Abt 1783.

4.viii. ELKANAH DYER, b. 17 Sep 1759, Falmouth, Cumberland, Me; d. 23 Jul 1820, Lewiston, Androscoggin, Me.

ix. MARCY DYER, b. 17 Sep 1759, Falmouth, Cumberland, Me; d. 11 Oct 1845; m. HENRY CORVELLE, 01 Sep 1782.

x. ABIGAIL DYER, b. 13 Jul 1761, Falmouth, Cumberland, Me; d. 19 Mar 1850; m. THOMAS RAND, 20 Mar 1788.


Generation No. 4

4. ELKANAH4 DYER (SAMUEL3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 17 Sep 1759 in Falmouth, Cumberland, Me, and died 23 Jul 1820 in Lewiston, Androscoggin, Me. He married CATHERINE BROOKS 17 Oct 1784 in Westbrook, Cumberland, Me.



Children of Elkanah Dyer and Catherine Brooks are:

i. ELKANAH DYER, JR., b. 07 May 1785, Westbrook, Cumberland, Me; m. SARAH HATCH, 27 Nov 1806.

ii. JOHN BROOK DYER, b. 08 Jan 1787, Lewiston, Androscoggin, Me; m. SARAH DAIN, 30 Oct 1812.

5.iii.CATHERINE (CATE) DYER, b. 15 Jan 1789, Lewiston, Androscoggin, Me; d. 28 May 1882, South Lewiston, Me.

iv. NANCY DYER, b. 15 Feb 1791, Lewiston, Androscoggin, Me; d. 05 Jul 1872; m. HENRY CARVILLE, 02 Jul 1809.

v. BARZILLIA DYER, b. 12 Apr 1793, Maine; d. 26 Sep 1870, Maine; m. REBECCA JORDAN, 30 Sep 1818, Lisbon, Me.

vi. MARTHA DYER, b. 29 Feb 1796, Lewiston, Androscoggin, Me; d. 19 Jan 1885, Lewiston, Androscoggin, Me; m. BENJAMIN TARR, 05 Feb 1817, Lewiston, Androscoggin, Me.

vii. POLLY DYER, b. 13 Aug 1798, Lewiston, Androscoggin, Me; m. NATHAN DOLEBY.

viii. ABIGAIL DYER, b. 23 Jun 1800, Lewiston, Androscoggin, Me; m. AARON WITHAM, 31 Jan 1820.

ix. ELMIRA DYER, b. 07 Oct 1802, Lewiston, Androscoggin, Me; m. HUMPHREY WHITNEY, 17 Nov 1822.

x. EZEKIEL DYER, b. 01 Jul 1804, Lewiston, Androscoggin, Me.

xi. DANIEL DYER, b. 26 Oct 1806, Lewiston, Androscoggin, Me; m. LOIS CURTIS, 23 Aug 1827.

xii. CYRENE DYER, b. 03 Feb 1809, Lewiston, Androscoggin, Me; m. BENJAMIN GOSS, 25 Dec 1833.


Generation No. 5

CATHERINE (CATE)5 DYER (ELKANAH4, SAMUEL3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 15 Jan 1789 in Lewiston, Androscoggin, Me, and died 28 May 1882 in South Lewiston, Me. She married JOHN GOSS 28 Nov 1816.



Children of Catherine Dyer and John Goss are:

i. CAROLINE6 GOSS, b. 17 Jul 1810; d. 29 Dec 1881; m. JOHN BOOMER, 28 Feb 1832.

ii. SARAH GOSS, b. 25 Mar 1817; d. 28 Sep 1861; m. ARTEMAS CARTER, 10 Mar 1846.

iii. JOHN GOSS, b. 08 Oct 1818; d. 08 Aug 1894; m. (1) ELEANOR HACKETT, 06 May 1841; m. (2)MARY LITCHFIELD BROOKS, 11 Jul 1847.

iv. ANN GOSS, b. 12 Mar 1820; m. WILLIAM P ARRIS, 04 Sep 1842.

v. DYER ELKANAH GOSS, b. 08 Nov 1821; d. 28 Oct 1896; m. CHRISTIANA CLIFFORD, 19 Nov 1850.

vi. CATHERINE GOSS, b. 01 Nov 1823; d. 20 Mar 1898; m. JOHN H MARTIN, 1848.

vii. SAMUEL GOSS, b. 16 Oct 1825; d. 1902; m. ABBIE L WATERMAN, 25 Sep 1855.

viii. WILLIAM H GOSS, b. 01 Sep 1827; d. 28 Dec 1849.

ix. ANGELIA GOSS, b. 28 Jan 1830; m. GEORGE WATERHOUSE, 1850.

x. EMELINE GOSS, b. 02 Apr 1832; d. 29 Jun 1893; m. HARRISON ATWOOD, 1855.

xi. LEWIS GOSS, b. 09 Feb 1837; d. 03 Jul 1911; m. (1) EMMA MORGAN, Bef 1868; m. (2) SARAH A BAKER, 02 Feb 1868.


This line is continued through the Goss line.

We would like to thank Frank Dyer, who has done so much work on the Dyer line. A large amount of the notes for this page come from him. For more information on the Dyer line. Contact Frank Dyer.

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