Person:William Dyer (3)

m. abt. 1728
  1. William Dyer1728 - 1758
  2. Esther Dyer1731 - 1820
  3. Hannah Dyer1734 - 1820
  4. Sarah DyerABT 1736 -
  5. James Dyer1744 - 1807
m. ABT 1753
  1. Roger Dyer1754 - 1843
  2. John Dyer1757 - 1812
Facts and Events
Name William Dyer
Gender Male
Birth? 1728
Marriage ABT 1753 Frederick County, Virginiato Margaret Hiatt
Death? 28 April 1758 Killed by Indians at Ft. Seybert, Augusta County, Virginia

William Dyer was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 400.--5th November, 1747. £14 current money Virginia. Robert Green to Wm. Dyer, 350 acres, same as above (on the southermost branch of the south branch of Potomac, part of 2,643 acres patented to Rob. Green, 12th January, 1746). Tested and proved as above.

Estate Records of William Dyer

  • Page 204.--17th August, 1758. Margaret Dyer's bond (with Daniel Harrison, Mathew Patton) as administratrix of Wm. Dyer.
  • Page 392.--20th March, 1765. John Craven's bond (with Abraham Smith) as guardian (appointed) to Roger and John Dyer, orphans of Wm. Dyer. (Note: John Craven married William Dyer's widow).

William Dyer Killed by Indians in 1758

William Dyer was a likely victim in the "Ft. Seybert Massacre" on 28 April 1758 in Augusta (later Pendleton) County, Virginia (later West Virginia), which is mentioned in the Indian Attacks of 1755-1758 in Augusta County of settlers killed by "the enemy" (most likely Shawnee Indians being spurred on by the French) in Augusta County.

Records of William Dyer in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Page 330.--24th March, 1764. Henry Horse's vendue bill recorded-- To Charles Kilpatrick, Jno. Water, Jno. Malkem, Jas. Reyburn, Danl. Love, Chas. Dever, Edward McGarry, Wm. Dyer, Sarah Nare, Ezrah Shipman, Roger Dyer, Jno. Dunkell, Michael Props, Benj. Scott, Peter Nare, Elizabeth Wilfong, Henry Wagener, Christian Goose, Michael Rhine (Ryan), Adam Roudenboush, Michl. Mallow, James Knox, George Scott, Peter Smith. (Note: took place before William's death)