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Records I have for the Dyer ancestors of Betty Belle Dyer in the 1800's and earlier:

1850 census James Dyer18501850 census Town 5S Range 7W, Randolph Co., IL - p110
Household #1665\1674 Census taken November 8, 1850
James Dyers (32), b. Ireland, farmer, value of real estate owned $100.; Mary A. (32) b. Ireland; William P. (14), b. Ireland; James (13), b. Ireland; Mary J. (11), b. Ireland; Samuel (9), b. Ireland; Joseph (7), b. Ireland; Archibald (4). b. Ireland; David (3) b. Ireland; Martha E. (8/12) b. Illinois
James Dyer Probate #11851Probate record dated October 21, 1851 states: "I Mary Ann Dyer, widow of James Dyer deceased, do hereby relinquish my right to administer on the estate of my deceased husband, provided that James Thompson be appointed administrator. And I request that said Thompson be appointed administrator of the estate of said James Dyer deceased." It is witnessed by John Alexander (signed with his mark) and signed by mark by Mary Ann Dyer.
James Dyer Probate #21851Probate record dated Nov. 6, 1851. Appoints James Thompson administrator of the estate of James Dyer. James' name originally written as James William Dyer, but the William is crossed out.
Mary Ann Dyer & William McCord Marriage1853Marriage record of Mary Ann Dyer to William McCord in Randolph Co., IL on September 22, 1853.
1860 census Mary Ann Dyer McCord18601860 census of Twp. 5 South Range 7 west Randolph Co., IL page 668
William McCord, age 65, farmer, b. Ireland
Mary A., age 51, b. Ireland
Bolton Dyer, age 8, b. IL
1860 census Samuel Dyer18601860 census Twp. 5 South Range 7 west, Randolph Co., IL #557/558
Newton Bratney, age 30, b. IL, farmer
Elizabeth, age 23, b. IL
Samuel Dyer, 19, b. Canada, farm laborer.
Ann Shuler, age 12, b. IL
Samuel Dyer Discharge from Union Army for Disability1862December 15, 1862 - Army of the United States Certificate of Disability for Discharge. Samuel Dyer, Private, of Capt. H. Nevill's Vols Infy. was enlisted by F. Swantiwck, Major of the 22nd Regiment of Ills. V.I. at Belville on the 11th day of June 1861 to serve 3 years. He was born in Canada (West), is 19 years of age, 5 feet 10 inches high, light complexion, blue eyes, light hair, and by occupation when enlisted a Farmer. During the last two months said soldier has been unfit for duty 60 days. Has done no military duty since April 22nd when he was shot on guard, person unknown - was probably accidental. I certify that I have carefully examined the said Samuel Dyer of Capt. H. Nevill's Company, and find him incapable of performing the duties of a soldier because of gunshot wound of popliteal (?) space slightly injuring the femur, producing anchylosis of knee joint. Signed John T. Carpenter. Soldier's address: Preston, Randolph Co., Illinois.
Marriage licence Samuel Dyer & Sarah J Mann1863Randolph Co., IL - License & permission to marry were granted to Mr. Samuel Dyer and Miss Sarah Jane Mann on Oct. 27, 1863. The marriage was actually performed by E.M. Been, Justice of the ? (last word is hard to read) on Oct. 29, 1863. The Justice sat down and recorded these facts on a certificate dated Nov. 17, 1863 - apparently that's where the mixup came about the dates for the marriage on Samuel's pension papers. I still say if their first child was born Dec. 9, 1863 that it was probably an interesting wedding!
1870 census Samuel Dyer18701870 census Twp. 5 South Range 7 west, Randolph Co., IL page 356A
Samuel Dyer, age 29, farmer, b. Canada; Sarah, age 27, keeping house, b. IL; William, age 7, b. IL; Maryetta, age 5, b. IL; James, age 2, b. IL
1870 census Mary Ann Dyer McCord18701870 census of Twp. 5 South Range 7 west Randolph Co., IL page 359B
William McCord, age 84, , farmer, b. Ireland
Mary A., age 62, b. keeping house, Ireland
David, age 26, farm laborer, b. IL
Samuel Dyer Declaration for Pension as an Invalid1872DECLARATION FOR ORIGINAL PENSION OF AN INVALID -State of Illinois, County of Randolph. On this day of March, A.D., 1872, personally appeared before me Bride clerk of this county Court, a duly authorized officer of a court of record in and for the county and State aforesaid Samuel Dyer who being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is the identical Samuel Dyer who enlisted under the name of Samuel Dyer in the military service of the United States at Cazyvill Ill. On the 25th day of June in the year 1861 as a private in company 76 in the 22nd regiment, Illinois Infantry volunteers in the war of 1861, and was honorably discharged on the 15th day of December in the year 1862 at Cincinati O; that his personal description is as follows: 5-10 height, Light complexion, Light hair, Blue Eyes by occupation farmer that while in the service aforesaid and in the line of duty, he received the following wound: Took a gunshot wound in the left leg - or thigh just above the knee under the following circumstance that is to say while on duty guarding the camp equipage after it was put on shore at Shilo in Tenn. When the Regiment landed off the transport he received said wound supposed to be an accidental from some person unknown to applicant but supposed to be from another regiment, and his physical condition is a weakness and lameness in that knee which greatly hinders him in his occupation as farmer. (Continues. For full transcript see Notes for Samuel Dyer)
1880 census Samuel Dyer18801880 United States Census Mt. Vernon, Lawrence, Missouri Page Number 586A
Samuel DYER Self M Male W 38 CAN Farmer IRE IRE; Sarah J. DYER Wife M Female W 37 IL Keeping House SC SC; Wm. H. DYER Son S Male W 16 IL Farmer CAN IL; Mary E. DYER Dau S Female W 14 IL At Home CAN IL; Edgar H. DYER Son S Male W 9 IL CAN IL; Samuel B. DYER Son S Male W 7 IL CAN IL; John E. DYER Son S Male W 3 MO CAN IL; Manuel H. DYER Son S Male W 1 MO CAN IL
Samuel's brother Bolton listed next door Closer view of Samuel Dyer Family on this census
1882 list of pensioners Samuel Dyer18821882 List of Pensioners, Lawrence Co., MO: Certificate # 145,058. Samuel Dyer, Post office Mt. Vernon. Cause for which pensioined: gun shot wound, left thigh. Monthly rate: $6, Date of original allowance: May, 1877
Samuel Dyer Accident1886From Fountain-Journal publ. Mt. Vernon, Lawrence Co., MO:
April 1, 1886 - "Sam Dyer, who lives about 3 miles northeast of town, was out in the timber chopping, when his ax caught on a limb, which caused the ax to come down with great force upon his foot, cutting it almost off just in front of the instep. The Doctor thinks he may be able to save his foot."
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Samuel Dyer Obit1886From Fountain-Journal publ. Mt. Vernon, Lawrence Co., MO:
April 15, 1886 - "It will be remembered that about two weeks ago we made mention that Samuel Dyer had cut his foot severely. From this or some other cause a fever set in that terminated fatally on last Friday night. The funeral took place on Sunday; the G.A.R. Post at this place taking an important part in the services. He was a member of that order."
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Samuel Dyer Mustered Out1886From Fountain-Journal publ. Mt. Vernon, Lawrence Co., MO:
May 13, 1886 - "MUSTERED OUT Resolutions of Respect adopted by Jewell Post No. 118 Dept. of Mo. G.A.R.
WHEREAS on the 10th day of April, 1886, the Commander of the Universe saw fit to remove from our ranks Comrade Samuel Dyer, late a private of Co. "H" 22 Ills. Vol. Inf., and who was in the 44th year of his age, and, WHEREAS, It is right and proper that we should not only give an expression of our sadness at the loss of our comrade;but also a token of our high esteem of the character of the deceased. Therefore be it RESOVED 1. That in the death of Comrade, we recognize that the post has lost an active and faithful member, the country a valuable and useful citizen and his neighbors a generous hearted friend, and his family a kind and affectionate husband and father. 2. That we extend to the bereaved family our heartfelt sympathy in this their hour of distress assuring them that, tho, "weeping may endure for a night, joy cometh in the morning."3.That the members wear the usual badge of mourning for 30 days, and that a copy of these resolutions be spread upon the Records of the Post and a copy be sent to the family of the deceased.
Wm. Decker, W.H. Davis, John M. Filler
1890 Vet's census Sarah Dyer18901890 Special census of veterans - Sarah J., widow of Samuel Dyer. Living in Mt. Vernon, Lawrence Co., MO. Samuel Dyer listed as serving as a private in Co. H, regiment 4, IL infantry. Enlisted June 11, 1861, discharged Dec. 15, 1862
Marriage Jack Dyer & Ollie Phillips1899Sept 20, 1899: Marriage license for J. E. Dyer, age 23, of Mt. Vernon, Lawrence Co., MO and Ollie Phillips, age 16 of Phelps, Lawrence Co., MO. License issued by written consent of T. W. Phillips, father of Ollie Phillips, because she was under age 18.
Sept 21, 1899: "This is to certify that I a minister of the Gospel did at the home of the bride unite in marriage the above named persons." Signed Aaron D. States