Jacksobena DYER Susannah M MITCHELL Mini tree diagram
Robert Henry DYER

Robert Henry DYER1,3

17741 - 11th May 18261,2,3

Life History


Born in Holston River, Grainger, North Carolina.1

about 1825

Birth of daughter Jacksobena DYER in Lauderdale County, Alabama.4,5,6,1

11th May 1826

Died in Madison County, Tennessee.1,2,3

Other facts


Married Susannah M MITCHELL


  • "It seems very likely that the obliterated graveyard in the field near the Nowell residence is that of Robert H. Dyer and members of his family.   Colonel Dyer, for whom Dyer County, Tennessee is named, an outstanding soldier in the War of 1812, died in Madison County on May 11, 1826."
    --  Jackson Gazette, May 13, 1826, Jonathan K. T. Smith, Copyright, Jonathan K. T. Smith, 1996, "A Genealogical Miscellany II, Madison County, Tennessee"

    His obituary in the Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee Gazette, reports his death at his home in Madison County, north of Jackson, adjoining his land in Dyer County.

    "Departed this, life, on Thursday the 11th instant at his residence in this county, after a short illness Col. Robert H. Dyer, a distinguished hero in the service of his country, under General Jackson, during the late war. Few men commanded more respect and esteem of a extensive acquaintance in private life, and none ever deserved better of his country as a soldier. He served in all memorable campaigns under General Jackson, down to the termination of hostilities at the celebrated Battle of New Orleans. He was a brave, intrepid and efficient as an officer, always at his post, and ever foremost in battle, paved the way to victory. The memory of such a man deserves more than a passing notice. We shall be pleased hereafter to obtain and present to our readers, a biographical sketch of our much lamented and departed friend. A numerous family deplores his loss. His remains were interred at his late residence, on yesterday with military honors."
    --  Jackson Gazette, May 13, 1826, cited in Ancestry Story, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/25258414/person/1644568447/mediax/2?pgnum=1&pg=0&pgpl=pid%7CpgNum&ftm=1


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