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The Family of James Dyer & Mary Ann

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Atlantic Ports, Gulf Coasts, and Great Lakes Passenger Lists, Roll 7: 1820-1835
Name: James Dyer
Date: 1832 - 7/1 - 9/30
Ship: N/A
Port of Embarkation: Ireland
Country of Origin: Ireland
Destination: United States
Port of Arrival: Passamaquoddy, Maine
Occupation: Labourer
Master: N/A
Age: 29
Sex: M

Atlantic Ports, Gulf Coasts, and Great Lakes Passenger Lists, Roll 7: 1820-1835
Name: Mary Dyer
Date: 1832 - 7/1 - 9/30
Ship: N/A
Port of Embarkation: Ireland
Country of Origin: Ireland
Destination: United States
Port of Arrival: Passamaquoddy, Maine
Occupation: Labourer
Master: N/A
Age: 26
Sex: F

Article on his son David says the family came to Randolph Co., IL in 1848.

1850 census Town 5S Range 7W, Randolph Co., IL - p110
Household #1665\1674 Census taken November 8, 1850
James Dyers, age 42, b. Ireland, farmer, value of real estate owned $100.
Mary A., age 42, b. Ireland
William P., age 14, b. Ireland
James, age 13, b. Ireland
Mary J., age 11, b. Ireland
Samuel, age 9, b. Ireland
Joseph, age 7, b. Ireland
Archibald, age 4, b. Ireland
David, age 3, b. Ireland
Martha E., age 8/12, b. Illinois

Probate 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.

His wife Mary Ann remarried William McCord 1853.