Facts and Events
1739, June 27-28: Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 3, p.18: John Branson of Orange County to Wm. Crisp of same. Lease and release; for £15 current money; 390 acres, part of a tract granted John Branson for 1,000 acres... at mouth of Mulberry Run... to Cider (sic) Creek . . . "thence down the creek to John Dyer's land". Witnesses: Robert Turk, Peter Russell, W. Russell. [Also, see Tract 13D, Map 8, from Pioneers of Old Frederick County, Virginia, by Cecil O' Dell; this land is about 1/2 mile southwest of the village of Marlboro.]
1743, June 23-24: Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 7, p. 60: John Dyer of Orange County sold 115 acres to George Logmiller of Orange County (part of the land purchased by Dyer in 1739). Witnesses: Jost Hite, Joseph Vance, John Hite.
1747, March 5: Frederick County, Virginia Deed Book 1, p. 374: Elizabeth Dyer of Frederick County, Virginia, "for & in Consideration of the Natural love and Affection" for my "Son Andrew Campbell Dyer" have given him a "tract of land & plantation" in Frederick County "granted by Morgan Bryant and Alexander Ross to William Roberts who assigned the same to William Johnston who asssigned the same to Jonathan Peacock from whom ye Widdow the said Elizabeth Dyer purchased the same . . . on which the said Elizabeth Dyer now lives". Witnesses: Jno Sturman and Morgan Bryan. No metes and bounds description. Recorded March 5, 1747. [Source: p. 39, vol. 1, Frederick County, Virginia Deed Book Series, by Amelia Cleland Gilreath.]
1750, July 15: G-372, Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775, Vol. 2, Gertrude E. Gray, p. 41: William Russell of Frederick County, 297 acres in said County. Surveyed by Mr. John Baylis. On Cedar Creek, adjacent to John Dyer and Adam Hunter, on Duck Run.
1752, January 8: H-87, Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, ibid., p. 56: John Dyer of Frederick County, 100 acres in said County where he now lives. Survey by Mr. William Baylis. Adjacent to William Russel's line, on Duck Run.
1762, March 19: See Note 1 for Dyer's deposition in the Hite v Fairfax litigation.
1763, January 27: Frederick County Deed Book 8, p. 218: William Russell purchased 100 acres from John and Elizabeth Dyer for 5 shillings. [Source: Pioneers of Old Frederick County, Virginia, by Cecil O' Dell, p. 321.] The 100 acres were described in the deed by metes and bounds, one of which is "a red oak and two white oaks in William Russell's line" and another which is "a large white oak and white oak saplin on the N side of Duck Run".
There are other references in deeds to John Dyer: Grant of May 17, 1762 to John Snapp of 315 acres on Hoggs Creek & Cedar Creek, adjoining John Dyer; grant of July 2, 1765 to Adam Shriver of 149 acres on Duck Run of Cedar Creek, adjoining Robert Marney, Barnet Disponet, and John Dyer; and grant of August 25, 1766 to Michael Poker of 136 acres on Cedar Creek adjoining his own land, William Russell, John Dyer, Barnett Desponet, John Bacheller.