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William1 Dyer

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William lived at Truro before the original proprietors came, though the births of his children are recorded in Barnstable. His house at Truro was that owned by the late Ebenezer Atkins, and taken down within a generation.

[Genealogical & Personal Memoirs of the Families of Boston & Eastern Mass. (Cutter)]

!RESIDENCES:Data for Dr. William Dyer Family taken from Boston transcript, 19 Dec 1902 #3535. Family moved to Truro abt 1701.

!CONFLICT: There is disagreement on whether Dr. William Dyer is Grandson of Mary Barrett Dyer, the martyr. In DESCENDANTS OF EDWARD SMALL, the author points out how Dr. William could NOT BE the descendant of either Wm &Mary or of William of Sheepscot.

!MARRIAGE: NEHGR Vol 2 p66 "Families of the first settlers of Barnstable, MA" shows Mary & William m. Dec 1686

!BIRTH: BOSTON TRANSCRIPT; 17 Dec 1902; #3535

!BURIAL:DOWNEAST ANCESTRY; Vol 2 #4; NOTE Buried at Old North Cem in Truro, Cape Cod.

!SPOUSE: Lora Underhill, DESCENDANTS OF EDWARD SMALL OF NEW ENGLAND; 1600-1900; 1934, Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston & New York, Revised Edition ; p1295ff; San Diego Public Library;

!IMMIGRATION-SPOUSE: Wm. Heller Dyar, "The DYAR (DYER) Families", ms. from Natl Gen Soc.; p25

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William2 Dyer

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"Purchased land in Falmouth and moved there with brother, Henry Dyer" [The Morton-Rich Ancestry Line, Book 1, Desendants of Bryent Morton & Thankful Parker (Eastham, Barnstable, Gorham), by Frances Morton Demars, 1983-1987]

!BIRTH-PARENTS: Lora Underhill, DESCENDANTS OF EDWARD SMALL OF NEW ENGLAND; 1600-1900; 1934, Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston & New York, Revised Edition ; p1301; San Diego Public Library; NOTE: Was 11 or 12 when his father moved to Truro. Married by Mr. Samuel Trear. Resided at Truro and perhaps at Marshfield. Children, all but last two baptized Mar 11, 1728.

Dyer search Vol 6, No 1 p27 shows he married Hannah Strout and gives a line of descendants incl;

Christopher and Mercy Smalley

Christopher and Hanna Randall Dyer

Jesse and Sally Pool Dyer

Newell and Mary Ann Whitmarsh

Charles Newell and. M. Antionette Ford

Charles Frederick and Mary A. Sampson

Pricilla Constance Dyer

!BIRTH: Barnstable (MA) Vital Records; "Descendants of Edward Small of New England" by Lora Underhill, page 1204.

!BPT: "Mayflower Descendants", Vol. 9.

William Dyer, Jr., a cordwainer (leather worker) by vocation, was the oldest son of Dr. William Dyer and Mary (Taylor) Dyer... having been born in Barn-stable (MA) 30 October 1690.

!MARRIAGE: On 15 April 1709 in Eastham (MA) at age 18 1/2, he was married to Hannah Strout, daughter of Christopher Strout of Truro(MA) by the Reverend Samuel Treat. Hannah was the mother of all 13 of William Jr.'s children... 3 daughters and 10 sons. He and Hannah were admitted and baptized as "adults" to the church in Truro the same day, 18 February 1727/8. ("Mayflower Descendants", Volume 9.)

!RESIDENCES: William Dyer, Jr. was of Truro as of 12 March 1736 for on that date and in that place he addressed a letter to James Otis (of Revolutionary War fame) in regard to a lawsuit. Evidently Otis was William's lawyer.

!LAND: On 18 May 1737, William Dyer of Falmouth on Casco Bay, cordwainer, bought of John White of Falmouth, tanner, for 45 pounds, a certain tract or parcel of land lying in the Second Parish in Falmouth and adjoining to the lands of William Elwell ..... "twenty and seven acres of the same ..... it being a part of a thirty acre lot granted to me (White) by the Town of Falmouth and laid out by the town committee. Three acres of which I have [already] sold to John Dyer in said Falmouth."

!LAND: On 5 December 1743, William Dyer, yeoman, of Falmouth, for fifty pounds, bought of William Elwell ten acres of land in Falmouth, "it being part of William Elwell's homestead which lieth below the highway ..... bounded ..... by Ed Dyer's land on the easterly side and then bounded by the highway that now is."

!LAND: In April 1743, William Dyer of Falmouth, cordwainer, bought for 26 pounds, of Thomas Millett, twenty acres of the grant made to him (Millett) by the Falmouth Proprietors.

!LAND: William Dyer, cordwainer, of Falmouth sold property on 6 July 1749 to his son, Samuel Dyer of Falmouth, fisherman, for 200 pounds, including a house and 25 acres of land on "Barren Hill ..... joining to the land of Christopher Dyer's Farm he now live on" near the road which leads to Black Point.

!MARRIAGE-SPOUSE: The marriage intention of William Dyer of Falmouth to Hannah Hagans (Higgins) of Truro was recorded in Falmouth 26 June 1749. On 26 July 1749, William Dyer of Falmouth in Casco Bay was married to Hannah Higgins of Truro by the Reverend John Avery of Truro. Two days later they were "Dismist" to the First Church in Falmouth.(NEHGR 14:225) She was Mrs. Hannah (Cole) Higgins, widow of Reuben Higgins.

On 16 January 1764, William Dyer of Falmouth conveyed land to his "loving daughter, Isabel Ficket, wife of John Ficket of Cape Elizabeth, yeoman."

In November 1760, William Dyer was one of the petitioners to the Governor of Massachusetts Bay for a grant of a township on the northern and western side of the Island of Mount Desert and on the mainland next adjoining the same.

The name of William Dyer does not appear in the Town Proceedings of Cape Elizabeth, which began in 1765. He would have been seventy-five years of age by then and perhaps too infirm to engage actively in town affairs... or he may not have been living.

!BIOGRAPHY: Lora Underhill, DESCENDANTS OF EDWARD SMALL OF NEW ENGLAND; 1600-1900; 1934, Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston & New York, Revised Edition ; p1301; San Diego Public Library; NOTE: Much of the above data from this source, which has primary source citations to records.

Info sources: Linwood Dyer, Scarborough, Maine.

Aurie W. Morrison, 1545 56th Square W, Vero Beach, FL 32966-2397.

Charles S. Rogers, 108 Snowgoose Ct., Daytona Beach, FL 32119.

!ACTION-SPOUSE-CONFLICT:DOWNEAST ANCESTRY; Vol 1, #3, p42; Oct 1977; NOTE: Lists spouse as Elizabeth Smalley - Check Edward SMALL FAMILY books.

!DEATH: From David Sylvester P.O. Box 135, Searsport, ME 04974 - Sep 5, 1996: d. Aft 16 Jan 1764

!RESIDENCES: Berry, Marcelia Dyer Rennard "The Dyers from England to Cape Elizabeth 1557-1987 - Descendants of Henry, 3rd son of Dr. William Dyer", Manuscript,p15; NOTE: 1725 William moved from Truro to what is now So. Portland, Maine.

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Samuel3 Dyer

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He settled in the village of Longnook, Truro, on the farm lately owned by Mr. Williams.

!BIRTH: Truro (MA) original town records, page 17.

Info source: Charles S. Rogers, 108 Snowgoose Ct., Daytona Beach, FL 32119.

!MARRIAGE:NEHGR 14:226; LDS Film #009,780

!MILITARY-DEATH: DYER FAMILY HISTORY; Am. Gen Research Inst.; Heritage Press, Wash, DC 1978;NOTE: Private in a Maine Unit.

!RESIDENCES-LAND: On Nov 7, 1797 Samuel Dyer of Lewiston sold the land he had bought from his father William on Barren Hill, to Samuel Fickett.

!BIRTH-DEATH-SPOUSE: DAR PATRIOT INDEX, Centennial Edition;Part 1; p910

!BIRTH: MAYFLOWER PLANTERS, p 83; Nov 29, 1724

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Thankful Delano Dyer d 12 Jan 1812 So Lewiston Androscoggin ME. REF: Genealogical Records Committee, N.S. D.A.R. vol 2:93 (Orlando FL public library)

Application form of Abram Woodward Garcelon he md Abbie Jane Gowen

s/o Joseph Strout Garcelon & Jane Smullen Woodward

s/o Samuel Dyer Garcelon & Hannah Robinson

s/o Rev. James Garcelon & Elizabeth DYER

d/o Samuel Dyer & Thankful Delano

Samuel Dyer b 11-29-1724 Truro MA & d 11-2-1811 So. Lewiston ,ME his wife Thankful Delano b 8-9-1727 Provincetown MA & d 12-1-1812 Lewiston, ME. md ints. 3-11-1744 Falmouth ME.

(They listed all dates month-day-year)

REF: 1st Directory of Lewiston, page 2; Heads of FAmily 1788-Samuel Dyer, Desc. of Edw. Small by Underhill Vol 3p 1318, 1319-1934 Edition and pp 1220-1221 of 1910 Edition; The Delano Family by Joel A Delano 1889 pg 182; New England Hist. Register vol 13 p 225.

Children for above

Samuel

Richard

Lydia md Samuel Jenkins

Elizabeth b 11-17-1757 md James Garcelon

Elkanah b 1758 md Catherine Brooks (AWM notes b 17 Sep 1759 d 23 Jul 1820 Lewiston ME

John

Daniel

Samuel Dyer's Revolutionary service Private in Captain Daniel Strout's Co, Enoch Freeman's Regt. Service two days - company called out aby Col. Freeman 11-1775 to build a fort at Falmouth Neck. Under command of Col. Jonathan Mitchell; Rolls sworn to at Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland County, militia service. [e-mail, Aurie Morrison]

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Elkanah4 Dyer

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Elkanah (twin) DYER (Samuel3, William2, William1) was born 17 Sep 1759 in Falmouth, Cumberland, ME (source: Lewiston Vital Records). Died 23 Jul 1820 in Lewiston, Androscoggin, ME (Source: Janus G. Elder, History of Lewiston, ME, 147). He married Catherine BROOKS in Westbrook, Cumberland, ME, daughter of John BROOKS and Catherine STAPLES.

Pvt. MA Rev. War (DAR), SAR Records Maine Society – 2nd Lt. Col. Jonathan Mitchell’s Regt. From Cape Elizabeth. Freeman Ridge Cemetery, Freeman, ME. Wife, Catherine Brooks, 1850 wife, Catherine, was in Lisbon, ME with son Barzillai, she [was] aged 87. Charles Davis adds children Polly, Nancy & Serena. He calls Daniel "David" (F.Dyer notes he has seen this elsewhere.) Burial place differs - SAR Graves of Rev. Soldiers Rev. War Graves Registration pg 189 gives cemetery as Freeman Ridge and Arthur Dyer gives it as Garcelon Cemetery in Lewiston. History of Lewiston also lists them in Garcelon (pg 386-387). REF: DAR; SAR; Boston transcript (H 8101); MSA 1850 Census, Lisbon, ME; Charles Davis of Waterville, ME; Dar Patriot Index 1:909: Am. Compendium 3:118 gives birth 1761.

Elkanah b 1758 md Catherine Brooks (AWM notes b 17 Sep 1759 d 23 Jul 1820 Lewiston ME [e-mail, Aurie Morrison]

George H. Smith compiled most of the family's genealogy and is the grandson of John Goss and Mary Litchfield Brooks.

Elkanah's children and sisters from the LDS Family History Center, submitted by Howard D. Tarr, 300 N. Oak St., Archer City, Tx 76351. Microfilm # 1394456.

Hugh A. Johnson, HC 31 Box 5116, Wasille, Ak 99687

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Catherine5 Dyer

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Elkanah's children and sisters from the LDS Family History Center, submitted by Howard D. Tarr, 300 N. Oak St., Archer City, Tx 76351. Microfilm # 1394456.

Hugh A. Johnson, HC 31 Box 5116, Wasille, Ak 99687

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